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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, March 28, 2011

My Mission = 21 Months of Awesome !

Well another week has come and gone. There was plenty of walking, of teaching, of frustration, and of sweet moments.

Let's start with Tuesday. We ate lunch with the Musayón family (way super awesome family). They are from Peru but have lived here for 12 years. The mother's ex-daughter in law just moved here from Peru with her nine year old son. We ate lunch with them and taught them a little lesson and it went super dooper. The Musayón family is very involved in the missionary work and they were trying to place baptismal dates and explain how much they would love their baptism before they ever went to church haha.

Wednesday we had to go to the hospital because my comp has to do yearly exams for something he had six years ago. While I was in the waiting room I fell asleep. I was suddenly awoken by a woman who addressed me as Elder she was a member from another province who has to spend a month in Córdoba for medical studies and treatments. She was asking where the nearest chapel was. I was glad to help but a little embarrassed for falling asleep. Not embarrassed enough I guess because another member showed up and talked to me too haha. It was an interesting waiting room experience. Wednesday, however, was not my trip to the hospital this week. Saturday night Elder Palmer ( who lives in the same apartment) was in a lot stomach pain. I asked if he wanted to go to the hospital. He said no it was okay, until he woke me up at 12:30 asking to go to the hospital. So we all got up and got dressed to go to the hospital at one in the morning. We make it the hospital, he gets checked out and is given a diet and told it's just a tummy ache. We are not going to let him live it down that he woke us up in the middle of the night to go to the emergency room for a tummy ache.
This same Elder Palmer, along with his comp Elder Maude, live with us but work in a different ward a couple miles down the road. They take a bus every morning to get to their area. Well it's the end of the month and they are out of money. I gave them ten pesos (enough to get to their area and get back that night). I said this is get to your area. Elder Palmer was hungry and listened to his stomach instead of my words and used the ten pesos for food (ten pesos can't really buy much though) and then worked in our area. We didn't know though, until that night when we got home that they had worked in our area and found us seven new people to teach.

Alright, so 21 months of missionary work has equaled 21 months of awesome! I'm so happy to be here and I am trying to make the best of every minute seeing how there are only three months left. However, in those three months I'm planning on baptizing many more people and have many more awesome memories and helping many more people.

Have a great week every body!



A Wedding Is In The Air (originally sent 3-21-11)

This morning we had an unusual event occur: we set up everything for a wedding!! In Argentina to get married you have to start planning a year in advance and fill out near two thousand documents and go through some medical examinations and set the date in the city hall (there were marriages take place) about two months or more in advance. Being on the Lord's errand we have special privileges and connections and we are getting all of that done in two weeks! We left early (on P-day) to accompany this family to the city hall where we set the date and got everything ready. April 8 Marcelo and Silvina are going to married! It's way exciting. They are nervous but really excited and happy at the same time.

Yeah the zone is a stake. So I am in the Córdoba Oeste Stake, and then on the mission level it's called a zone. It is the only zone/stake that doesn't include surrounding towns (until last week when they opened the little area outside the city). Again I was able to leave my area to do exchanges. With whom? With Elder J. Cale Flaherty. We had a great time serving together again and we had a lot of success. We found new people, taught old people, and had a good time doing it (like always when it comes to missionary work). Right now we are working hard but we are having some struggles. However, we are filled with optimism and ánimo so we are going to make it all work out.

Well that is what's going on here in the south. Sometimes when people ask where I'm from I just tell them the north haha. I'm glad everyone is doing well and is found happy and healthy.

Yes Grandma and Paige occasionally write me but I unfortunately often don't have the time to respond. That's way awesome that Kayla is gonna play in college. I miss the Carpenters and if Breezy ends up at ASU we are totally going on cousin lunch dates all the time. That's awesome that Tate is finally an Eagle and only has the ceremony left to do. That's my baby bro. Make sure he keeps practicing over the next three months.

Well that is what's going on here in the south. Sometimes when people ask where I'm from I just tell them the north haha. I'm glad everyone is doing well and is found happy and healthy.

I love you, good luck with my class sign ups. I liked me Friday's free two years ago, so if you could work a MW and TTh class schedule that would be da bomb.

Catch ya next week,


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's Been One Week

Okie dokie (name of a pizza place btw), I guess it is that time of the week when you hear from Elder Lamoreaux. Let's start with Tuesday, shall we? Tuesday morning Elder Antúnez and I hit up the ole Rodriguez family to paint their house. They have recently turned their one story house into a two story house and offered us lunch if we helped them paint. So we helped them paint. Although, paint is way different here than there, it's like water that doesn't stick to walls, we goter done.

That night Elder Lyons (Kansas City, MO) came over to 9 de Julio to work with me. We had a great, fun successful day.

Thursday was an interesting day. The area of Fuerza Aérea (Air Force translated) has recently started traveling to small town just outside of Córdoba to open it to missionary work. Seeing how there is no church influence out there they have no one to visit. So Elder Antúnez and I went with two other elders to help in the work. We had a truly blessed day. Every house we knocked let us in. We found twenty people or so in one afternoon. So now they have a base of people to go visit. I was able to work with Elder Robles (Santiago, Chile) and Elder Lerma (Texas). It was fun and nice to see something new.

Friday was Zone Conference. President Salas explained the gathering of Israel and it helped me a lot because for some reason I struggle understanding all that stuff (Abrahamic Covenant and the Scattering and the Gathering), but I have a much better grasp on it now. We also had some good capacitations. We had a good lunch and it was good to get together with the zone, and one other zone too.

Friday night we had our bimonthly ward Family Home Evening. It went really well. Lots of people showed up and it was well organized and prepared. I enjoyed and I think everyone else did too.

So I am doing really well. Loving every minute of being here and doing all I can to make every minute count.

I love you all have a great week! Chau,


Monday, March 7, 2011

Working Like Crazy And Loving It

I am working like crazy! I love it. Marriage is a rare thing here in Argentina. I would say 13% of couples get married (if that). Well, Elder Antúnez and I have four families who will all be getting married this month or April! So awesome. So much paperwork and patience but the fruits are almost here. Other than the marriage, I can't think of anything out of the ordinary to report.

I'm glad everyone is doing well. Odd how everyone was getting sick there and I am too. For the past several days I have a had a sore throat and a cough (the cough is way annoying).

I love you all, have a great week! I'll write more I promise.

Love, Elder Lamoreaux