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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, May 30, 2011

Interesting / Fun Week

"Amazing still it seems. I'll be 23. I won't always love what I'll never have. I won't always live in my regrets."
Pop quiz: where are these lines from? I want to know who answered the question and if they had to use the internet or not.

Well we had an interesting/fun week. I was able to work with Elder McQueen (SLC, UT) on Tuesday, he is way awesome and we are planning motorcycle rides post-mish. Then Wednesday his kid arrived, Elder Holtby (South Jordan, UT). Between the four of us we had a lot of work, a lot of fun, and a baptism! Zenaida Chanchaya is a 83 (84 this weekend) year old, Peruvian, blind woman who strongly had the desire to get baptized, so we helped her fulfill her wish. After she met us she dreamt she was walking down a wide, dark road. Christ then invited her to follow the narrow, bright path. She took that as a sign and progressed beautifully. The hot water heater is broken in our chapel. Our bishop assigned one of our counselors to call the repairman, he said he called and they came, he didn't call, they didn't come. So we were super concerned we did not want this woman to die or catch a cold or anything, yet all we had was cold water. Elder Holtby got in first to test it out, he said it was cold. We helped Zenaida go down the first couple steps to see how she reacted to the water. She said it was warm, Elder Holtby said she was crazy. She was baptized with no problems. Her baptismal clothing, was even warm afterwards, yet the water was not. Miracle. Super cool baptism and confirmation.

That was the highlight of the week, we also found a lot of people and had a drunk guy insult me and lie to me and if there weren't an investigator in the street waiting for me I may have insulted him back. Luckily, however, I was with Elder Holtby, so he didn't understand what the guy was saying.

And that was my week. I need two things from you all: 1) Name of the stake 2) name of the ward.

Thank you, happy last week of May, catch ya later, un beso,


Monday, May 23, 2011

My Last Transfer

My last transfer call came, and well, there is some big news...I am in 9 de Julio. Elder López, on the other hand, is going to...stay with Elder Lamoreaux. Jaja (Spanish laugh) tricked you, but there is some cool news. 9 de Julio 2 is now open! We had so much work to do, so many investigators and what not that they sent us two more missionaries to help us out here. Elder McQueen (Utah and sportbike fanatic, sports a CBR600R) will be living with us, along with his greenie. We don't know who he is yet, but Wednesday we will meet him. In the meantime, while we wait for the youngster we will be in a trio tearin 9 de Julio up. Along with transfers some of my favorite missionaries left, Elder Flaherty, Elder Contreras, Elder Lyons, Elder Lerma and Hermana Pond and Hermana López, it's sad, but it's the mission.

So I am loving the work and we are working hard. We have a baptism this weekend, it's an interesting one, her name is Zenayda, she is an 83 year old blind woman, but she has fallen in love with the gospel and is super excited for her baptism. Her grand-daughter is an active member preparing to serve a mission. It's going to be interesting, but it'll be way good, then in June we are going to baptize somewhere near eight people, gotta go out swinging.

Can't believe you are all kickin it in "table", what a silly city name, I tell people my family moved to Mesa and they look at me like I'm crazy, well, I kinda am, so whatcha gonna do.

Every one behave and have fun and take care, catch ya next week :)


Monday, May 16, 2011

Busy, Productive Week - Great Way to Serve

Wow, so much happened this week it's hard to believe it has only been seven days.

I guess we'll start with Monday. First we visited a referral we had received from a member. Although she gave us the name and address of this person very hesitantly saying it wasn't going to work out. We took it as a challenge. We show up and taught Nereida, and she accepted a baptismal date and neither of the two members who know her believed us. We then followed up during the week and found her sister who lives in the same house and she is way awesome as well. That was a great way to start the week. That same night we went by Lucas´ (the boy who was just baptized)house to talk a little and help in the whole priesthood prep thing. We show up and he has a friend over, and started teaching his friend and asked him to say the closing prayer and invited him to seminary and everything. One day as a member and he is already a missionary, it was way cool, reminded me when TK invited his friend over, although ours turned out a little better haha.

Then Tuesday, I went on exchanges with Elder Bryant, we had a blast and saw a couple miracles.

Let's fast forward to Saturday. We start the day off with an outrageously expensive haircut. Elder López and I walked all over trying to find an open barbershop, we were so desperate that by the time we found one open we just walked in and Elder López sat down without asking how much they charge. They put the cape on front and tie it around his neck and he remembers to ask as they start the clippers and start cutting. The woman calmly responds 40 dollars and the eyes of Elder López opened like the Red Sea when the Israelites crossed through. I didn't cut my hair this week haha.

We then went to Elder Flaherty and Elder Bryant's area to teach an investigator and interview another one. It went great, we then returned to our area to eat lunch and to place a baptismal date with an 83 year old blind woman, she will be my record for oldest and my second blind person, just cool to know people can follow Christ regardless of age and physical limitations.

We then went to the area of Alto Alberdi to help with a rough situation they are dealing with, then returned to our area, grabbed to investigators and took them to a baptism in the Rosedal Ward. We then returned to our area to eat choripan and cake to celebrate Milagros´ birthday with the Paz family. It was a fun/busy day.

It was a busy, productive week.

Love you all, have a great week!


Shoot Chuck and Raygun a feliz cumplaño!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy Mother's Day




Monday, May 2, 2011

It's A Wonderful Time in Argentina

Thank you for the Happy Birthday shout out. On our lunch calendar I put it was my birthday and everybody wanted to put their name down, it was funny. After church everyone was telling me and they were inviting me to eat on Wednesday and on Thursday saying there is no problem in celebrating a birthday a little late. I'm stoked to eat some cake, I'm going to miss Argentine cake. Not only was Sunday awesome for all of that, but, Brenda (Mcarcelo's baby) was blessed, Brisa was confirmed, and Marcelo received the Aaronic Priesthood. Pretty good day.

So in our meeting with the area president last week, he showed us a video clip of President Hinckley encouraging us to double baptisms. We then analyzed the video and found that what President Hinckley said we needed to do to double them was have a combined effort with the members and fervent prayer. Elder López and I always take members to lessons and sometimes take investigators to members for lessons but we both felt that President Hinckley meant a little more than that when he said working together with the members. So we got to thinking, but more importantly doing. We starting working super hard and started changing things up in our "member work". We also decided to combine the two things President Hinckley had stated (working with members and prayer). So Saturday when we started our fast we decided to go by a members house to start our fast. He was more than happy to lend us his house and asked if he could also participate in the fast (something we had not thought of but definitely were not going to deny). So we did. We all knelt together and started our fast together and it was super powerful. Sunday morning he asked how the fast was going and said he needed Books of Mormon because he had four people that had agreed to listen to us. Way awesome and we are going to continue working like this. I have two months left and I have to work super hard to be able to reach my goals so let's see if this is the way to do it.

Funny story: look in the picture of Marcelo and Milagros' baptism that I sent. Half a dog is in the picture. That dog is Chiripa. Chiripa came into sacrament meeting yesterday. He is a funny dog, but isn't even the dog of Marcelo or Miryam or anyone, but he wants to be haha.

Aiight, have an awesome week and have fun tomorrow for me!