Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Guess what day it is...HUMP DAY!

Well, I should say guess what day it will be... 2 days more! I will be home in less than a year, that scares me. I don't want to go home. There are so many people that still need to hear the beauty of the gospel. It has taken me a year to figure out what I am doing here. I should have figured that out before I ever left; I have lost a lot of blessings and opportunities. That is behind me now, I am ready to put my heart, might, mind, and strength into this work. I can't do this alone, I have to plead for divine help, but it would also help if all you at home were with me, united! We live in a day where the fulness of the gospel is in abundance, all of God's truths restored. We are all His children, royal brothers and sisters. We cannot leave anyone behind. I invite you to step forward with me, contribute in anyway you can: family history work, strengthen your own personal conversion and purity, express your the feelings you have toward our Savior with a family member or friend if it is the right situation, love more deeply all those that surround you. This week I realized how short this life can be. Don't leave anything undone or unsaid.
Leah September 2014- June 2015

Much love, Elder Jarom Seth Bartlett

I got your package! I can drink milk again! Woo Hoo! Mom, I don't know what you were talking about that you ran out of creativness, I absolutely loved it! I totally forgot about the whole hump thing, so when I saw all the camel stuff I was confused, and I'm pretty sure the camel sign you put on the crackers is the smoke brand camel, so I was even more confused! But then it all made sense and I loved it! The picture album is even more than what I expected, so double thanks for that! I got to go because I spent my time trying not to cry while writing Nate an email! I just wish that I could have held her, at least once. I believe we will see her again, so I will take advantage then. I love you both so much, thank you so much for all the support. The mission is incredibly much harder than I imagined, so I've really needed it.


Elder Bartlett

Monday, June 22, 2015

Father's Day

Shout out to all those fathers out there! To my dad Sam Bartlett, my brothers, my brothers-in-law, my uncles, my cousins, and most importantly to my Father in the Heavens.

This week was amazingly difficult. I learned so much, which means I made a ton of mistakes. I grew in my testimony and faith through my trials, my prayers were answered, and many miracles took place. My conviction to live the gospel has been strenghthened as well as my relationship with my Celestial Father. He truly loves each one of us individually. He beckons to us constantly, and promises us peace. All I had to do, was listen. I hope to continue seeking His loving guidance in order to bless all of the people here in Argentina.
My dad and I before my mission

Our district had a baptism this week! The sisters helped a young daughter of God to the cleansing waters of a new life, one filled with hope, peace and joy! If she continues on this chosen path, she is promised eternal life with a God that loves her perfectly. What more could we aspire to in this life?

I am grateful for my parents, especially my father, who always taught me the things that would bring me true happiness in this life and the life to come.

Have a great week everyone, I love you all!

Elder Bartlett

Monday, June 15, 2015

Loving things in Rawson Argentina


My Companion Elder Lyman
Sorry, I'm a terrible companion and still haven't taken a picture with my companion, but I attached a picture of him so that you have an idea. Definitely makes me think of Star Wars.

So this week was amazing! I give all the credit to the spirit because I was teaching and saying things and using examples that I have never used before. We don't have any more baptismal dates, but we do have several investigators that should be ready to go this week! Our district is having a baptism on Saturday! A young lady that the sisters have been teaching. Also, I learned this week that you just have to say you love life. If you hate doing something, stop it, and start saying you love doing it! Really works, fills you up with energy, and you just feel great!

Elder Bartlett

Monday, June 8, 2015

New Companion

So, my new companion is... Elder Lyman! He hails from Indiana, is the youngest in his family, and
his mother is from Hondorus (not sure how to spell that). He is super funny and good at drawing. We are still working hard in Rawson, Chubut, Argentina!

Elder Bartlett's front view and side view of haircut
This week was kind of rough, lots of stress with changes just like always, but ended well, and this week I'm hoping we can really take-off! It has been amazing as I have put my heart and mind here on the mission, focused on the people, the words come. The ideas flow. My understanding grows. As I have begun to put more of my confidence in Jesus Christ, I am slowly realizing that all things that He asks are possible. If you put our trust in Him, He will give us power to overcome any trial. It is scary, you feel like you are abandoning sure ground, but as you take that step, He is there to catch you.

I love you all. I know that God loves you all. Love others.

Elder Bartlett, signing out.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Rawson Argentina, Para Siempre Dios Este Con Vos

My companion, Elder Sarmiento, finished his mission and left last night at 1130. It was a pretty sad parting, but he had kept the faith and fought the good fight, and was ready to go home. He inspired me to do the same. That is, keep the faith and fight the good fight! Not be ready to go home.

This last week was a huge week for me personally. Recently I have been studying a lot about faith. This important first priciple of the gospel may seem simple and basic at first, but it is so much more than I ever imagined. I still don't understand everything, but I do know that it is the fuel that motivates us to act. It literally gives to us the power to overcome trials or weaknesses. When we have faith we can do anything God asks us to do, and He has asked us to do many things. We can do them all. That's what faith is, "we can."

Enjoy your week, I'll let you all know who my new companion is and how things are going next week! Lots of hugs, and handshakes for those sisters in Zion.


Elder Bartlett

1) Last moments with Elder Sarmiento

2) What I look like when I preach... in my dreams

3) I cut my hair

4) Banana Bread Baby