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Levi's Quest in Argentina will soon be coming to a close. Levi will be returning home on July 6, 2011 after serving an unforgettable journey throughout the countryside surrounding Cordoba, Argentina.

Monday, January 31, 2011

I Love Being So Busy

I received the package! Thank you for the calendars, the music and the comics :) It was awesome.

So this week I spent two days out of the area trying to help the areas of Rosedal and Uritorco. Then we had surprise interviews with President Salas, by the time we saw our investigators and members they were saying we had disappeared or had forgotten about them. I love being so busy but it's little hard haha.

Well this past Saturday we baptized Yoana. She is the sister of our ward mission leader. It was my first baptism of a Peruvian. Now, however I am expecting many more seeing I live in the middle of a little Peruvian neighborhood. It was also my first that had to be dunked twice. It is also my first to not be confirmed the next day. She showed up to church in the middle of the sacrament being passes and our bishop said she needs to take it first, so she will be confirmed next week along with two other people who are being baptized this Saturday.

So Mateo and Elder Flaherty are both in my zone again and it's super cool to see them both like I used to in Villa Dolores.

Funny story, we are teaching a family and the mother's name is Fanny, it made me think of the Valkyrie and Po called her Aunt Fanny.

I'm sorry all my emails have become so short, but next week I'll write more and send pictures! I love you all and I'll catch ya next week.



Monday, January 24, 2011

New Area - Off The Hook

9 de Julio is off the hook. I have never been so busy in my life. I can't sleep because I am thinking about our 6347 people we are teaching. We found 15 new people, and that was while we were running around trying to teach our 12 people with baptismal dates, and help new converts, and teach everybody without baptismal dates, and deal with my companions broken shoes (he broke two pairs of shoes this past week), and try to help the twenty other missionaries in the zone. I love it. It's way hot, and I am hoping for some rains, or heavy winds or something to break the heat streak. My area is wayyy hilly. I feel like I am in San Francisco sometimes, but then I realize I have no ocean and that it's way hot. But it's cool to go hill climbing every day.

Tuesday night I got to see the Córdoba, downtown night life. Not many obedient missionaries can say that. Although, it's not quite as cool as it could have been. At 10:30 that night we got a phone call saying an elder was throwing up and had a swollen face. He was having a hard time breathing and stuff so we ended up having to go to the hospital with him and his companion. So, although I saw the late night life, it was just from a cab on the way to and from the hospital. We made it home around two that morning, yet had to go with the normal schedule anyways. The elder is alright it was just his peanut allergy.

We are teaching a very evangelist woman and she invited us to her church yesterday. She came to ours, so we went to hers. It was fun, but it felt like something was missing the whole time. But the preacher seemed like a nice guy, I know where he lives and I'm going to go knock on his door this week :)

As for my comp, he goes home in August (so one transfer after me). It's awesome having another Latin. I would serve with all Latins if I could. It's easier to stay focused because there are never conversations about music or TV. So, I like it, plus he is a great Elder, one of my best comps and we only have a week together.

Well I'm sorry this is short, there is never enough time. I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week. I really appreciated the pictures, I'll try to get some to you next week.



Monday, January 17, 2011

Transfers - Back to the City of Cordoba

Well transfers have come again, as they do every six weeks. This time the Lord decided to send me back to Córdoba. Instead of the outskirts of town, however, he sent me to downtown. My area is called 9 de julio. My companion is Elder Antunez, he is from Santiago, Chile and I took his place in Lamadrid (Villa Maria), and now we are's as if I've been following him and I finally caught up.

Weird to think that Elder Frias goes home tomorrow. He has been a great influence in my mission and he is now heading home. It seems so far away..but it's not, which scares me. We rode in on the bus together this morning, it's weird to say bye to so many people who are so important knowing there is a good chance I won't see them again in this life. Luckily some nerd invented facebook haha. Also weird to think that Alex is back and that Mike peaced out.

I'm disappointed Dakar is over too and that is came through Villa Maria during church...but it's okay because I'll ride in it one day.

I left some really important people in Villa Maria, from friends to investigators and members and everything. I really looked up to my branch president and his wife and last night we ate dinner with them and they both told me I'm a good missionary, I did good work and they were going to miss me. Yes, I know they probably say it to everyone but it made me feel really good that they saw the work I was doing.

Well I'm excited for some time here in Córdoba again. Extremely crazy to think I am in what could be my last area, but we are not to think about that. I still have a long way to go :)

I love you all have a fantastic week!



Monday, January 10, 2011

Excellent Things Happening on the Missionary Front

Totally used the No Bake recipe you sent and it was a hit. Every week we take turns making desert for lunch on Sundays and it was my turn and I "pwned" it.

We are also "pwning" things on the missionary front. We had eight people in church yesterday and an awesome family about to be baptized and another awesome man as well.

I'm extremely content in our work at the moment. We are seeing great results and I am kind of scared to leave because I want to see all the fruits of the work we are doing, but transfers are coming this week and I'm little anxious. I've worked long and hard and am so consumed in this work and branch and family and I don't want to leave it. However, like our hymnal says, I'll go where He wants me to go.

I'm sorry the cyber is closing but I'll try to get back on later if I can. Love you have a great week!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dakar Came Through Villa Maria!

Indeed, today is P-day, and then back to the normal Monday schedule. My new year has started well. This past week Elder Hebertson lost his last plack, so he is borrowing one of mine. Seeing how Elder is not a Spanish word people think it is our first name and often think we are brothers for having the same name. Now we are both Elder Lamoreaux so there is even more confusion, but it's fun...I just hope he doesn't lose my plack.

So we are seeing huge miracles with Marcela (I believe I've written of her before), her husband, and their children. I hope they reach their baptismal goal before I leave! She has a super strong testimony. He is improving, like a train, slowly, but he's gaining speed. It's awesome to watch and it is one of the times in my mission where I think much much more about them than about myself or anyone else, all of my thoughts are focused upon this family.

As for Dakar, it came through Villa Maria!! When? Sunday, while I was in church. We normally have a church attendance of 80 members or so, this week we were down to 35. They all went to watch Dakar. I saw two of the big trucks pass by, but that was it. However, those two trucks filled me with so much adrenaline knowing that it was Dakar passing right in front of me.

I've heard a rumor, that there is a way to make homemade egg nog. If this is true, could you please please please send me the recipe? I would also greatly appreciate the no bake cookie recipe. Thank you in advance.

It sounds like everyone is doing great! :) I am doing very well. Super happy. I'm learning patience with members, missionaries, myself, everyone, but it's good because it will be something that will help me in my post mission life as well.

I love you all, thanks for keeping me updated.



Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy twenty eleven! Two thousand and eleven is going to be one amazing year. The work is going really well, great way to start! Also I just feel really good about everything, although that's how I usually feel come new years, it's just full of optimism. Also, Mother, happy birthday!!! I can't believe your turning 29.

Well, figured I would let you in on how I rolled in the year 2011. I did so partying! Not with members, however, just missionaries. The six of us in the city all got together, had an asado, drank pineapple and strawberry cider (alcohol free is hard to find, but we did it). We played some guitar and enjoyed ouselves. There was a good fireworks display. Then this morning to start the year right, we went paintballing! Eight elders, four sisters, and two members. It was super fun. It was jungle play basically. It was all overgrown greenness, really pretty, but we all got scrapped up. Out of the twelve of us, only three had ever played. Great start to the year.

It feels way weird having p-day on Saturday, I have a hard time thinking we have church tomorrow. Before I forget, I gotta throw out a big thank you for my Christmas tie, bleach pen, shirt, post its (of three styles, I don't remember telling you I was a post it addict and I'm running low), the pens, the chapstick, and the oil. You are all the best! Thanks for the support!

I'm glad to hear everyone is enjoying their vacation and the cold, I assure you it is not cold here...weird to think I'll basically have a full year of summer in 2011 (at least the majority of the year).

I'm going to end saying, I am having a hard time believing that my quest has reached its 75% completed mark. I am in the older quarter of the mission. I remember looking up to missionaries at this point in their quest and thinking it was a large milestone. Now I'm here and I can't believe it. I can accomplish a lot in six months, yet it is a short period of time. I love this work, I love my eighteen months of service. I love everyone who supports, writes, remembers, speaks of, or prays for me. I strongly encourage everyone to make the sacrifice and do this. Tate, Shea, Tyra, Mom and Dad (in twenty-thirty years), every cousin, friend, member, nothing is like it and I don't like thinking it will come to an end this year. But like I said, a lot can be accomplished in six months, and a lot will be accomplished.

Have a great new year! Love,