February 20, 2017


Concepción del Uruguay


Elder Nick Mortensen

Old School

This week has been a good one. We are still in the early stages of opening an area and it has been a really good experience so far. We at the beginning of the week were trying to figure out how to best approach finding new investigators. After a long conversation and many scientific formulas it came down to: We are going to go to the top of Sartorio street and we are going to knock on every door until we get to the beach, then once we get to the beach we are going to switch to the other side and knock all the way until we get back to where we started. It was actually the first time that my companion had ever tried something like this before so he was a little skeptical. So we did it and we ended up knocking doors for 6 hours and never even got to the beach. We ended up finding a good 20 new potential investigators and 3 new investigators that we taught the message of the restoration to. It was a great experience and that day was actually my favorite day of missionary work in three months. It reminded me of my days in Nueva Palmira!
It looks to be like that will be our gameplan for the rest of the change. It has served us really well so far! Good Old School Missionary Work!
I also got a little sick on Saturday. I woke up in the morning and realized that I was so sick that I wasn't going to be able to get out of bed. So I ended up sleeping all morning and then waking up to realize that it was already 3:00 in the afternoon when I thought that only two hours has passed by. I then started feeling guilty, thinking that I was not nearly as sick as I thought I was so we tried to leave and I nearly passed out going down the stairs of the other Elders' apartment. So I had to drag myself back inside and I flopped back down on the bed until the next morning. I was completely fine when sunday came around luckily!
We also went on a bit of an adventure the other day. We went out to a little village outside of town called Caseros for lunch with a member family. We had to take a bus to get out there. The bus ride going there was about 35 minutes long in a loud hot city bus. It was really pretty seeing all the nature out in the boondocks of Concepción de Uruguay. We got there ate and visited for a time and then left. We left feeling a little fatigued from how much food the members had given us and we had eaten and I for one was very happy when the beautiful white Jovibus rolled up to pick us up and even a little happier to see that we had it all to ourselves. I plopped down in the seat and closed my eyes thinking we were going to be able to get 35 minutes of rest before going out to work. It seemed as though only a few minutes had gone by when I opened my eyes and I saw that we had already arrived in Concepción again. I looked down at my watch and saw that only 5 minutes had gone by. "What just happened?" I thought to myself. To this day I am still confused as to how we got to the city again so quickly.
Well that is it for this week. We had a bunch of experiences this week and I won't be able to even put a quarter of them here in the email but they were awesome!
Quick note: Elder Mortensen and I killed it in soccer in this week's soccer activity! Gringos represent!
Have a great week!
Also no pictures this week because the computer that I am using doesnt work that well. SORRY MOM.
-- Elder Arthur Anderson


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