June 24, 2019


Quequen, Necochea


Elder Bradshaw

Elder Ben: hiking through rejections

This week was the longest week of my life...Just kidding! It's great! I'm training Elder Bradshaw; he's from Utah. He brought pokemon and DOMINION with him, and we played today. I won. ;)The first day in our area, we went out to talk to people. Elder Bradshaw already talks really well. He's very excited to talk to people, and he probably participates in lessons more than I did as a greenie. The other day, we had a pretty cool experience. (Okay, it didn't start cool. Someone had a seizure at church.) After church, we ate with a member and had seafood paella, and it was really good. After that, we headed down to the beach where we had plans to visit some people. We walked very far, reaching a neighborhood that <i class="">I'm</i> not even familiar with. We hiked through bushes, broken glass, rejections and dirt for a long time, and we were getting pretty tired. A part of me just was done, but my companion was looking discouraged too, so I told him that a tough neighborhood is a sign that God trusts us a lot. We headed to another house and invited someone to the capilla (chapel´s) open house. We kept going, and we reached a point where we were just...plowing. Then all of a sudden, all of the people we talked to started saying yes. We had lessons, entered houses, and started doing what every missionary strives to do: teach. We ended the day really well. It reminds me of my training, when every day felt like a hill. We would start climbing until we reached a peak, and all the nothing we accomplished suddenly became something, and that something was big.I also will try to send some photos from this week. We visited the beach.¡Hasta luego!
Elder Sheffer


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