Date

June 29, 2015

Area

San Bernardo/ Mar de Ajo

Companion

Elder Sosa

The Transfers!!

Dear friends and family,The transfers have happened! And man have things changed!!!
So, the mission split. I am now in the BUENOS AIRES EAST MISSION! So, if you want to send me things please look up the address of the office of the East mission. I don't know the address yet, but when I do I will send it in the email! But still no packages will be allowed, only letters.
My good old trainer.. the brilliant Elder Bavelas.. is gone. I am going to miss that man. He was sent to an area that stayed in the South Mission, so I won't see him again! I am sad about that, but it is what President Thurgood felt should happen. I was called to remain in Mar de Ajo, and for that I am grateful. This place is excellent! It is hard, and not many people will listen to us.. but it is beautiful and is beginning to feel like home. I received a new companion of course, and his name is Elder Sosa. He is from Mexico and only speaks Spanish.. so besides these emails.. I will not be speaking English for a while. I am going to miss the good ole American language.. but this is for the best.
Elder Sosa is excellent! I will definitely send photos next week of him (Sorry you have to wait mom, I love you!). He has five siblings and he is second youngest. I have only known him for an hour now though, so I don't have much to tell you! He wears glasses, saw the ocean for the first time tonight, and is from Oaxaca, Mexico. He has been on his mission for six months now.. a bit more than me.. so we are both young in experience!
My mind has been on change a lot this week. Just when I got used to how things were with Elder Bavelas and the work here in Mar De Ajo, things changed! I was nervous and worried to leave the English language behind and nervous to be in charge of an area. I am still here in Mar de Ajo but things are totally different. It was hard to accept these changes.
But, we cannot resist change. Change, when brought from God, is what makes us grow and arrive to be better. We may not find comfort in change, but we will find ourselves growing closer to God and our knowledge about the Gospel increasing. There is little growth in a comfort zone, and little comfort in a growth zone! Remember that! Whatever is happening, if it is beyond your control, can become a blessing if you choose to learn from it.
Pray for God's hands to change you into something more, and do not get angry when that change comes! I love you all so much!Hurrah for Israel!

-Elder Keeley




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