September 5, 2016


Nueva Palmira, Colonia


Elder Jhonny Mamani

Carta 2 de Nueva Palmira

This week was pretty good! It started off really well. We found a couple of new investigators. 2 of which we think have a ton of pontential to progress. They are named Marcos and Shesica. They are really cool! Marcos said the first prayer he has ever said in his life the first time we went to his house to teach them. It was really spiritual and his eyes after the prayer were as big as dinner plates! It was pretty awesome! Other than that little experience we havent had too many other amazing things happen. We had 13 people show up to church yesterday. 0 Investigators. That was a little rough- and to make matters worse The Bordaldes family left halfway through so we ended up only having 7 people in the chapel by the end. The Chapel is an old bank. It is really little but really comfy too!
We also gave one of our investigators a baptismal date this week. His name is Luis Perez. He has been in jail a lot of his life and that really messed him up. He is missing fingers and teeth, he walks on crutches everywhere he goes and was heavily addicted to alcohol and tobacco but he has gotten to the point of letting those things go to where he can have a comfortable baptismal date. So we are REALLY happy about that!
We went to Montevideo and had a little conference where some 70`s came. Elder Bragg and Elder Packer. It was pretty nice to see everyone. I dont really think the Conference was quite as edifying as I would have hoped it to be due to the fact that everyone was nodding off and sleeping the whole time because everyone had to get up and go at around 2 in the morning to get to Montevideo on time. but it was still a wonderful experience and I learned a lot. I made a very bad decision in that I didnt want to sleep at all beforehand so I went a good 48 hours without sleeping. It was pretty fun!
I slept like a baby afterward I'll tell you!
It has been raining like crazy lately. It is interesting living next to the water because storms just come out of NO WHERE! In my old area it would get reaqlly hot for 2 or 3 days before a rain storm normally. So you always new when it was going to come.

Ok well that is all for this week. Love you all! Hope you are all having a good week!
¡Nos Vemos!
-- Elder Arthur Anderson


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