Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Elder Jarom Bartlett is Home!!!

On June 22, 2016 Elder Jarom Bartlett landed at the Salt City
airport amid a lot of other missionaries that were returning home.  He was one of the last missionaries to come down the stairs and was greeted by his mom & dad, his sister in law and nephew.  After greetings he was taken to lunch with his sister, brother and brother in law.  He got to go home to Herriman, Utah and see more family and dump his stuff at
the house.  A day later he packed up and drove with his mom and dad to Littleton, Colorado where he left from to serve his mission to give a homecoming talk in the Bowles Grove Ward.  He was also able to visit with another sister and her family in Aurora, Colorado while there.  During that visit he introduced us to empanadas at Maria's empanadas and for the first time we saw a family in the park sharing a cup of mate.  We found out they were from Argentina!

Elder Bartlett attended his mission presidents homecoming Sunday July 10th in Lindon, Utah with many other missionaries that served in the Comodoro Rivadavia Argentina Mission.  He will report July 24, 2016 to the Rose Canyon 1st ward where his parents now reside at 11 am  at 6719 west Valynn Drive, Herriman, Utah 84096..

We have had so much fun trying some of the things that Elder Bartlett has brought home and listening to the things he did on his mission.  We are so glad to have him home now and hope that he can keep up on his Spanish at BYU and keep in touch with the people he met in Argentina.

returned missionaries singing at president and sister Rogers homecoming

last zone conference with president Rogers

testimony meeting with those going home, lots of tears
bus terminal Caleta Olivia going to Comodora Rivadavia
getting ready to go home

at the Comodoro Rivadavia Argentina airport, going to
Atlanta Georgia USA

arrived from Georgia to Salt Lake City, my dad!
sister in law, mom, me, my dad and nephew
hmmm, lunch with my brother
yeah! I am home!
the new liner in my suit coat, a copy of the
 Argentine flag's stripes
Elder Jarom Bartlett
trying the drink Mate
favorite soccer team, BOCA!
desert,banana empanada & Alfajores (a filled cookie)
Maria's empanada's, yummy

Monday, June 13, 2016


NA NA NA NA... NA NA NA NA NA.... NA Na na na... NA Na na na na na na...


This is the end brothers and sisters. My last week in the great Mission Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia... I don't have much time to write because today is SUPER PREPARATION DAY! It is the 3rd anniversary of the mission! So we are going up the Rada Tilly with 3 other zones to play soccer!

This week should go well. We have our president's last conference, and we should have at least one baptism on Sunday!

I love you all, and we'll be seeing you soon!

Elder Jarom Seth Bartlett

Monday, June 6, 2016

Is this really the end?

Dear Family and Friends,

I apologize to inform you that I REFUSE to leave the mission. I am going to go rogue mormon and keep being a missionary...

Ha ha not even close! The mission is wonderful, but it tires you. I don't know how Paul did so many missions for so long... or Alma and Ammon... The lamanites must have prepared some really good food ;)

This week was probably the best week of my entire mission... Why did I have to wait two years to get to this point! We baptized Lourdes Cuellar and Maira Ojeda on Saturday! The entire family of Lourdes is already baptized, but she was hestitant to enter the water for fear of her family... Then on Monday she had a dream that she NEEDED to get baptized, so she did! Maira told us that she didn't want to get baptized, but she got married on Friday. Everyone started asking us if we had talked to her about baptism, and we said, "No, she told us she isn't ready." Well we talked to her Saturday morning and she was a totally different person! She knew that the Book of Mormon is true, that Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's chosen prophet today, and that the temple is the only way to live with her family forver! Can anyone say mircacles in abundance?!

I'll see you all in two weeks!

Maira's baptism by her father in-law

Elder Bartlett
Viviana's baptism by Elder Quintanilla

Lourdes' baptism by her husband, Javier

Monday, May 30, 2016

Level Up

Greetings to all,

I feel the mission is like a video game... Once you get familiarized with level one, you beat it and move on to level 2. But level 2 is impossible! You mess around with it for a awhile, figure it out and move on to level 3, but it's ridiculously impossible!! Ha ha now that I feel like I have things in the mission kind of figured out, we had a crazy week with some tough people that just did not want to accept what we are teaching...

Basically, do everything you can now :) Do NOT think, "One day when I'm better, I'll do it." That day will never come. We're not supposed to feel prepared for trials, we're here to learn how to trust in God. Have confidence that He is there to help, and jump in with both feet! I know He'll catch you when you fall.

Going home soon! Working until the end!


Elder Bartlett

Elder Bartlett's reaction to hearing about his parents mission call.


I literally almost jumped up and did a little dance when I read your email!!! NEW ZEALAND!!!! I'm so happy for you!! Don't even worry, both of you will do great!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Super Week

Hello... it's us. Hello from the outside! We must have knocked a thousand times!

If you're a missionary you'll understand ;)

Hi family and friends!

Yesterday we finished up with another "Super Week in His Footsteps." It was an amazing week, with lots of ups and downs... But this Saturday Lourdes Cuellar should be getting baptized! WOO HOO! Her family all recently got baptized, but she is a little more stubborn. It amazes me what the Spirit can do when people let Him into their hearts.

I will tell you one of the miracles this week since I don't have much time and there are so many to tell! We  were on our way to buy some yummy lunch, when I was moved upon by the Spirit so strongly I almost tripped. I stopped a young man in the street that didn't seem to have any particular destination. It turns out that he had recently arrived in Caleta from the Dominican Republic, and he was just getting to know the town. He offered to sit on a near-by bench and listen to us. He is on a great quest - to live the truth. He has been to many churches, but none of them convince him. We shared our testimonies with him and invited him to church. To my great surprise, he showed up the next day! He asked a lot of great questions and we stayed after talking and sharing more. He is such a great kid, and he has had a rough history. He is extemely intelligent, but needs to leave some room for the Spirit. I hope he will continue meeting with us. He has potential to do amazing things.

Be worthy of the Spirit. Look for the potential in those around you.

I love you ALL!

Love, Elder Bartlett

1) The beginning and the end of the mission ;)

2) Me riding a gigantic trout!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Caleta Olivia with Elder Quintanilla

Saludos a todos mis amigos y familia!

It has been a long and irregular last two weeks... Happy be-lated Mothers Day! I talked to my two beautiful parents that are getting ready to take my place in the mission field! Amazing...

The Lord has called me off the island and sent me to Caleta Olivia with Elder Quintanilla from Peru. I arrived, taught one lesson, and Viviana Gongora got baptized 4 days later! Others and ready to get baptized in the next few weeks! A little tender mercy from above to help me finish strong. I might come back a few pounds heavier though with how well my companion cooks and how much food we get...

Well... I'll be seeing everybody in 5 weeks! It's time to get back to work!


Elder Bartlett

PS Everything is great, at the current rate I think my shoes will fall off of my feet as I am getting off the plane!

Monday, May 2, 2016

A week in His footsteps

This week was amazing! We did a huge activity as a mission called "A week in His footsteps." Bascically, do everything you can to be like our Saviour. I sacrificed eating all sweets, and I almost couldn't do it! I realized how addicted to eating sugary things I am... It was an amazing week filled with lots of miracles. This week we find out if I stay or go. Also, I get to call my beautiful parents for mothers day!

I'll share one of my miracles that just melted my heart.

In the evening of "super day" we did divisions with the Elders Quorum President and his son. I went with the son, Leo, and all of our appointments fell through. So I decided I'd give him some mission experience and do some contacts! We had some pretty rough "shut-downs", a few maybe interested people, and the tenth door we knocked we said, "God loves you," and she let us in! We taught them, Leo shared his testimony of many principles, and they accepted a baptismal date! After accepting, they even said, "We've never been baptized, and we also want to get married!" As we left, Leo asked if everyday was like this. I simply said, "It can be."

I love the mission!

Elder Bartlett

Notice we received this week

Dear Bartlett Family,

Hi, this is Elder Stewart from the Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission, just writing to let you know that your son Elder Jarom Bartlett will be completing his service as a full-time missionary and returning with honor June 22. Attached is the information relating to his flights, which has also been sent to President Sabey. We appreciate the service that your son has given during the past two years, and all the support you have given as a family. If you have any questions, feel free to reply to this email or to call us at one of the numbers listed below.

I actually had the opportunity to serve with Elder Bartlett as my zone leader. He is a great missionary. Just so you know.

  Elder Stewart
Secretario del Presidente
MisiĆ³n Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia