Monday, September 28, 2015

Eat...Work...Sleep... Repeat

This week we went to work! Talked to a ton of people, invited a lot of people to general conference, and got rejected a lot but that's part of the work. It helps me understand even better the love that Christ has for all of us.

It rain/snowed last Monday! The rest of the week was just beautiful... Blue skies, sun, and birds singing in the trees. It was a good week.

I have "I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ" stuck in my head, but in Portuguese... My companion is teaching the primary.

The Walmart here is exactly the same as any other super market here. Only it has peanut butter, so basically everything is different. They sell bagged and boxed milk, mate, chorrizo, just the normal Argentine stuff!

 We have one investigator, and she canceled on us this week and didn't come to church

Pancake with maple syrup

Not really much to say, excited for General Conference, feeling down for the 3 great leaders that have passed away. Still working toward a temple in the Patagonia!

Oh, I made pancakes with maple syrup today!

Have a great week everyone. Be grateful and live happy!

Love, Elder Bartlett

Elder Souza & Elder Bartlett
PS We painted a future RM's room!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Bishop for two weeks

Elder Souza and I have had an amazing week, we worked super hard, we are exhausted, but it was worth it!

Our investigator came to church again this week! And not only that, but she brought her sister, brother, cousin, and friend! It was her birthday as well. You only go to church at 10 in the morning on your birthday when you have a testimony!

Other interesting happenings on Sunday, the stake presidency randomly showed up and released the Bishop Demarco. I don't know if we have just been in a cave, or if it was a surprise to everyone else, but I had no idea. I only actually saw him in church as a bishop two Sundays, and now we have Bishop Aphowriseth. They are both great brethren and I am happy to be in this amazing ward.

Other interesting project that took place on Saturday was 2.T or MMT. Basically the entire zone, 22 missionaries, gets together with the families of a ward, and they visit all the families in that ward! It was kind of a mess, the first time we've tried it here, but awesome at the same time. Some of the families were annoyed by the visits, but others really enjoyed them.

Still here, still working, still loving,

Elder Bartlett

1) Jugando Canchita

2) Walmart in Argentina!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Snow and Birthday in Comodoro Rividavia

It snowed in Comodoro! Almost never happens.

I had a wonderful 20th birthday this last Saturday. Lots of cake and sugary goodies. We did service and cleaned up a bunch of trash in a big field by a chapel. The other ward had a baptism, and we are going to have a baptism in the future weeks! A young sister named Tamara is listening to us and she came to church yesterday. Her less-active mother accompanied her, and told us that she wants to get all of her daughters and son baptized, and even bring her husband into the church, and ultimately be sealed as a family. She has been waiting for this day for a long time, and she feels that this is their time! The ward leaders expressed their support in this great effort. We have a lot of more work to do than we originally thought!

1-3) Snow in Comodoro and my companions first experience with SNOW!

4) Some of my birthday cake

5) Cool rag my mom sent me!

6) Really windy today

7) All the elders writing their families!
Elder Sousa & Elder Bartlett

really windy day
Birthday cake
Elders writing their families
wash cloth

Monday, September 7, 2015

Stake Conference, sick, Mission dream‏

Dear Family and Friends,

It is the end of Week 2 here in Comodoro Rivadavia and finally my welcoming gift arrived! I've been fighting with some type of food poisoning since Friday morning... Yay! The wind has also started picking up. Lots of dirt and sand in mis ojos!

On a happier note, this week was Stake Conference. It was very nice. They talked a lot about keeping the sabbath day holy and faith. I really admire one of the counselors that spoke in several of the meetings because of the way that he talked about the gospel. He was clear and precise. He used scriptures, but in a way that fortified his teaching. I could just tell that the gospel was part of him. I want that. They also had a very nice choir, which made me miss home.

A fun story, we found a sister here that is coming out of inactivity and preparing to go to the temple! Go rightousness! We helped her neighbor, another member, put up her trash pole! I don't have any pictures of that, but I do of our little pension.

Have a great week everyone!


Elder Souza
Elder Bartlett