Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Week 101 8-28-17 San Martin de los Andes

Hey....well i guess this is the last one!

This week we were able to have a huge miracle. Tuesday it was raining/snowing a ton. I prayed that we could not be outside a lot. We entered a ton of houses. Almost every house that we went to , Let us in and most of them were new investigatores. Super awesome and helped my testimony grow more. We had a hard week with finding our investigators but Valeria put the goal to quit smoking by the 9th of September!! The divorce still hasnt finished....but she keeps on progressing.

We did exchanges and i went with Elder Puig from Argentina. It was really good. We had a good day and at the end we made Torta Fritas!! Which are soo good haha

Well i love you guys!! See you all soon

Elder Nielson

Hey my camera isn't letting me send pictures but i don't have a lot from this week!!! 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Week 100 8-21-17 San Martin de los Andes

So we have been working really hard. We were able to be instruments in the hands of the Lord this week. The mom ( Angelica) of a recent convert has been coming to church but thinks that her baptism in another church counts. This week she separated from her husband( but they weren't married) and we were able to teach her. We had a great lesson with Brian Verdujo and she accepted a fecha for the 2 of September. It was an awesome lesson...Man the spirit was soo super! Then the other day we were working and we wont having any success. We stopped to help her a couple carry in firewood. They invited us in after and we had a sweet lesson. They are called Raul and Cristina. Cristina then told us that she wants us to teach her kids!! We were like OKAY!!! It was awesome. We are going to teach them this week hopefully or the next weekend.

Valeria came to church this week and on Tuesday, Cristian is going to go see the lawyer so fingers crossed that the divorce has been finished!! 

Well i love you all!!!

Elder Nielson

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Week 99 8-14-17 San Martin de los Andes

This week was pretty normal!!

We had interviews with President which went well. We got a referral from a member this week and we were able to teach them. They are super awesome investigators and i think that they are going to progress really quick. We have been able to find new investigators everyday which had been awesome. We have been contacting in a Mapuche Community. Mapuches are the native indians here. We have found a couple of people but most of them are true to there culture. We had to cross a cool little bridge to get there and climb up the whole mountain hahaha

We are still working with Valeria but little by little she is progressing. We had to drop some investigators this week so we are hoping that are new investigators can progress to baptism. Well i love you guys!!

Elder Nielson

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week 98 8-7-17 San Martin de los Andes

This week i got to see Presidente a ton. We went to Neuquen and had a super good and long training with Presidente and all the leaders of the of the mission. I got to see Elder Shumway. He is a capo!! They talked a lot about the obedience and the importance of it. If we want blessings from the Lord we have to be obedient to every commandment that he gives us. 

We had a little days to work but we were able to find a lot of new people. Everyday was a hard day and we didn't have much success until the last hour. It was hard but i have learned that id we are diligente. The lord will always bless us. We are working with our investigators but i think that we are going to have to drop some of them. Valeria is doing great. She has started to do all of the extra studies that are in the back of the pamphlets and in those days. She quit smoking for 2 days but she started again....... its super hard because i want to help her but she has to do it herself.

Last Pday we went to a Look Out and we took Mate cocido and sandwichs! It was super dope. I felt super Argentino. It was super pretty!! I love it here in San Martin.

Well thanks for everything!!

Also when we were in Neuquen. The shower was broken so we had a hose outside and we took showers outside. It was freezing....hahaha Another day in Argentina!!! 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Week 97 7-31-17 San Martin de los Andes

Well this week was super crazy!
Elder Zalar came with his new comp who is was training and his comp had some problems. He didn't want to be in the mission and we tried to help him but at the end he and Elder Zalar went to Neuquen and he is going to be home. It was super sad and frustrating because we know that the mission is the best thing that he could have done. Hopefully he can return to the mission later:)

We found new investigators that are super awesome. We found a less active who wants to go back to the church and her boyfriend is interested in the gospel. They are like 20 but already have 2 kids. They are really great but are going to have to get married. We also put a fecha with Enzo for the 12th!!!! He is a capo. 

Tonight we have to go to Neuquen for a training for leaders and then we have to stay until wednesday so i can do my ID....but yeah!!

Well i love you all!!!

Elder Nielson

Friday, July 28, 2017

Week 96 7-24-17 San Martin de los Andes

Baptism of Kiara!!!!

Por fin!!!
Kiara was baptized. It was a little crazy. She had asked a hermano to baptize her and like 15 minutes before the baptism. His wife came and said that he was sick and couldn't come. Kiaras dad said we may had to wait for another day. I was like NOOOO. Another girl was getting baptized and Bishop was baptizing her so i was like the Bishop can do it. He was like im going to think! He called me over after 5 minutes and said Do you want to baptize today??? I was like Yayy!! So i found a jumpsuit in the church and i was able to do it. It was super special!!!  We brought empanadas after to celebrate and I ate one that had deer meat. It was good:)
We had to go to Junin to do an interview which was super good. They are had 2 baptisms this week too!! 

On Sunday, we had our investigator Enzo come to church finally!!! It was great. He is going to be baptized soon! 

We also had transfers and i will be finishing my last transfer here in San Martin with Elder Nevins. I pretty siked and ready to work a ton. Love you alll!!!

Elder Nielson

Monday, July 17, 2017

Week 95 7-17-17 San Martin de los Andes

Sorry i forgot to write my letter last week!!!

This week was pretty crazy!! I had to go to Neuquen for 3 day to renew my ID becasue I'm illegal right on the edge. I got back Thursday in the middle of the night and it has already snowed a good amount. Friday we couldn't leave because it snowed all day and we got like 1 and half feet. The power was also out for 3 days....We had the baptism of Kiara for Saturday but we had to move it for the next week... :( We worked on Saturday, we went an visited Melani and her mom made torta fritas, pan con Chicharrón, and mate cocido. It was great. Melani wants to get baptised just needs to go to church....  On Sunday we hitch hiked to get to church and we then had to shovel out all of the snow. I can now say that it sucks to live in the snow because i have had to do everything hahah We had a the sacrament meeting only and then was like 20 people.  It was really short but good. Not a lot happened this week but yeah!! We have transfers this week but I think I'm going to stay here for my last transfer. Well I love you guys!!

Pizza Libre with Elder Meteer from Califonia, Elder Argyle and Elder Frassetto