Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 27th, 2015


Everything is going great. So right now I am in my new area, Laferrere 2 in the Gonzalez Catan Stake and with my new comp Elder Portaro and he is from Lima, PerĂº. He has 4 months in the mission and one transfer in the area. And The area is huge so we are getting to know the area and people together. His last comp went home so he was a little trunky. We live in an apartment complex but the rest of our area is nothing like this. Its really big so we walk a lot! Laferrere 2 is a Branch so the church is small and not that many members go to church. Also some of the leaders in the branch are from other wards from the stake in order to help the branch grow a little. We are doing great and working hard.

We are working super hard, running around everywhere and already seeing amazing things in my 5 short days here. First we met some great new investigators: Ezequiel, Ophelia, and Felicia. We had a great lesson with Ezequiel on the Plan of Salvation because his grandma had recently died and he was super interested in our message. He accepted a baptismal date for May and so did Ophelia. We also had a great lesson with Felicia on the Plan of Salvation and we invited her to baptism as well but she said that she will move to Paraguay this week and doesn't know when she will get back. Aside from that, the lesson was very spiritual and she is an amazingly prepared person and already knows that Joesph Smith was a prophet! Wow!

Apart from that, not much else has happened. Oh, I forgot to say that Elder Portaro is a convert of about 2 years! That´s so cool! He was baptized when he was 20 years old and left on his mission when he was 22 and he just turned 23 on Friday! he´s so old! He´s awesome and is super happy and excited to be on the mission.

So this week we will also have our stake conference and then on the 17th of May we will not have normal church services because they will show the dedication of the Cordoba temple at the stake center. It is a super special event and only recommend holders can watch it. Wow, I am so happy that we will be able to see the dedication!

I've included pictures, these are of some member families that helped us out a bunch in the Marcos Paz area. We took pictures on the Monday and Tuesday before I left. One of the families is a less active family that we activated and another is of David, my convert, and the member family that helped us with the teaching and fellow-shipping. Then there is a picture of me and Elder Ortolano in the transfer meeting.

Ha ha ha, I think that´s funny that you put in the "dear John" part, that Camille Fischer has found a new boy to have a crush on, I think that was my only possibility of getting one, ha ha ha!

Have a great week!

Elder Giles

Elder Giles and Elder Ortolano

Elder Portaro

picture of our apartment

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