ARGENTINA COMODORO RIVADAVIA SPANISH SPEAKING MISSION
I´m going to make this letter very quick :) Today was a week full of miracles!!! We found 2 new investigators contacting and we invited them to be baptized at the end of this month. We also were going through the area book and we found and old investigator named graciela. She agreed to come to church and she LOVED it. She said whe wants to come next week and she´s going to bring her other family members. He has 7 kids and 4 of them live in her house. I am happy that we found this family. It will be a huge blessing when they get baptized. Things are changing in our area. we have been praying for miracles and trying to see the lord´s hand in the work. He has helped us be able to see the work progress and see the plans he has in sore for us. We also found another investigator named Jennifer. She is not married and is 19. I didn´t know that us as missionaries can get the paperwork together for people to get married so this is a first for me. xD hahaha She wants to be baptized but needs to be married first so this is what we are going to do. It will be cool to be part of the process. :D hahaha Remember ask and ye shall recieve. If you ask for miracles in your area and you go out and work with all the faith you have then the miracles will come. The lord loves you and he will use you as a tool in his hands. BEING A MISSIONARY IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD!!!! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!!
Before I finish the letter I will explain the photos. This pday is the birthday of our mission when it was first organized 3 years ago so we all went to puerto madryn and had a beach day. We ate asado, went exploring, played soccer, etc. with the 2 zones in trelew and the zone in puerto madryn. Puerto madryn is famous for the whales that come through at this time of the year so we saw them out in a distance moving around in the water. I would send more pics of those but I am out of time. I hope you enjoy the photos. :D aguante MACR (misión argentina comodoro rivadavia.) :D HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK EVERYBODY!!! I love you and you are all in my prayers. :D
Elder Kolton Elmer
Hola papá. :D
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Happy father´s day as well! I couldn´t be better. I am the happiest person alive!! I love being a missionary so much and I am treasuring these last 7 weeks. Things have been progressing RAPIDLY in our area. I will write more about that in my other letter.
I´ve thought many times myself as well that this is the best mission is the world!! The brother in our camp is right! I am convinced that i was meant to be in the this mission. I would never have learned the lessons I know now if I had been called to any other mission. I just Love being a missionary. It is the best thing ever xD
I´m glad you guys have been working on the house a bit. The photos of all the pine trees look really nice. I can´t wait to see them. That zoo seems really fun as well. You have no idea how excited I am to get my skiing gear on again!! :D haha We´ll have to make a few trips up when I get back. Here in trelew the winter weather came on all at once. It doesn´t snow here but by the sudden drop of temperature says that for sure it is snowing along the mountain ranges farther west. I was wearing my thermals for the majority of this week along with my scarf and hat. It´s that cold. It´s better than 40 C degrees of heat that it gets here durring the summer.
I hope you guys continue to have a good week. Are the days getting slower with every day you guys are taking off? hahaha The weeks for me seem to be passing by even faster each time. Before we know it I will see you soon :D
Elder Kolton Elmer
Hola hola hola
This week has been FANTASTIC!!! We have been so busy and we found so many new people to teach and we invited many people to be baptized. The work here has really started to pick up and it is awesome. I don´t feel trunky in the lest bit and we have so much stuff to do. I will write more about this in my other email.
Wow it seems like a lot of changes have been going on recently in Utah. Bishop Gerona will do great. It seems like a pretty fun bishopric. :D Thanks for getting school all set up for me and all that good stuff. It seems like I will be so busy when I get back visiting everyone. :D It will be so nice to be able to visit grandma and grandpa and all my friends at the same time!! :D I sent the letter to brother gerona so we will see what he says. :D
This week we had a zone conference on how to be bold in our contacts and lessons. Teaching with power and authority is very intimidating at times but I just need to put it into more practice. We had a little experience with that when we taught an old investigator who has been "together" with her boyfriend who is a member for 2 years or so. She is 19. We had to be a bit bold and tell them that they need to be married. It was strange but interesting at the same time. I hate how it is so common to see people and families together without being married. but we just have to be clear and bold. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!!!! I just love it so much. The work is really getting better here and we have had so many miracles happen. Even the little things are miracles. :D
I just got back from a super pday. The mission completes 3 years as since it´s organization so we all went to puerto madryn and ate asado as we played on the beach and watched the whales dive in and out of the water. This was probably one of my favorite pdays. It was wierd being in back in madryn after 22 months but I liked it :D I will send photos. Have a good week mom :D I love you.