Sunday, January 17, 2016

1-7-16

Family,

Okay so Sunday was the first Sunday of this year and we had 9 church and priesthood first and sacrament last; it was a little different but I didn’t mind. We did a little contacting that night and found a guy who was super interested and has been looking into different religions taking the discussions from other churches and he was like I think your message and you two elders are better and on a different level than those Jehovah witnesses and the evangelical or evangelists missionaries.

Lunes or ex P day was good; we had a normal day working in the morning looking for people and then lunch; we had I think ham and cheese sandwiches. Then studied the afternoon and then went out at night and looked for people and contacted the street of the church and found another good guy who is interested and yeah I’ve passed church and seen it when I walk past.
Tuesday we went to Santa Rosa for zone meeting and that was good. We got on the bus at 9 45 in the morning then rode it to Castex and the other elders got on and we met (who they are the Elder Caseres from Paraguay has about a year in the mission and Elder Alverez from Costa Rica who is brand new elder). Then we all went to Santa Rosa, got off found the zone leaders, had lunch milanesas. Then we walked forever to the church on the other side of town and got a little lost but got there eventually had the meeting and then finished and then walked to the terminal and got on the bus, bought some food luckily they sell sandwiches for 10 pesos in the terminal so 1 US dollar. Got on the bus back to Pico got here at 9 at night and then planned talked and went to sleep. 

Wednesday had a lesson in the morning our investigator has read all the way to Helaman 8. Then we talked with the neighbor who is this guy who owns like 5 dogs and he was real nice and told us about his life and childhood and poverty and family and talked to us for like 50 minutes and then said he wanted to pass by our church on Sunday ,when do we have services and we said 9 and he said what am I supposed to wear. Just long pants and a shirt. And we talked to his neighbor who was interested and said we could come back another day because he had company over but he wants to hear our message but we should return tomorrow.  

Then we went home and had lunch fideos with meat and vegetables it was like a stew kind of thing. Then we studied and planned for the week because Wednesdays are weekly planning sessions. Then went out last night and I went to the bank big federal building of Argentina and used the ATM machine there and took out 500 pesos. So in the past the rate when I got here was 10 pesos to 1 dollar but now the rate has gone up which is good for me because right now the rate is 14 pesos for every dollar. So I took out 500 pesos which is about 35 or 36 dollars. Had no problem. Then we went and bought cereal so we have breakfasts in the mornings.  

Then we went and taught our one investigator who is really great and he asked tons of questions and has lots of questions but we were able to answer all of them and he told us that in the past the other missionaries of other religions didn’t have answers and couldn’t answer his questions but we were able to. We taught the restoration and he said he remembered a little bit of it - the part about Joseph Smith and the First Vision but didn’t remember the Book of Mormon. And he asked him how do you know this already and he said when he was little like 12 years old he would go to the church to play soccer and went to a couple of church Sundays because that is how it worked to play soccer you had to have attended church that past Sunday or promise to come and attend the next Sunday. Then at the end he asked a question about the plan of Salvation and I was like that’s funny you would ask that because that is next lesson the Plan of Salvation we will talk all about that next time.

Then we left and then we went to the church for correlation meeting with the branch president and one of the counselors. Branch president told me I have another talk in 3 weeks. Then went home and ate a little cereal for dinner and went to bed. 

Today this morning woke up and came to write and email here.

This week I have been eating a lot of yogurt and fruit like apples and pears and peaches I bought a bunch of those and then bananas I eat all the time so I’ve been eating a lot of fruit and buying yogurt that is good too. 

That was practically our week and now it is Thursday a little past half week it is a little different to be writing on Thursday. That is all for this week. I will probably send pictures next week talk to you guys next Thursday. I hope everyone is doing good! Have fun
 

Love,

Elder Frampton

 

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