Monday, November 24, 2014

November 18, 2014


This week has been so awesome! To start it off, we walked from Argentina to Uruguay and Uruguay to Argentina 3 times this past week! There aren’t any buses that fit our schedule and we didn’t want to lose time in our area so we decided to just go and walk from Argentina to Uruguay and back so we would have more time in our area. We walked over 7.5 k just on the bridge. It was pretty awesome! Well it was way fun the first time. The second time it was cool, and the third time, we finished it and everyone said "never again!!" ha-ha. So basically the process is: take a bus from Concepcion to colon, get off in colon and meet up with the hermanas, take a taxi to the bridge, walk the bridge, wait for a city bus on the other side, and then walk the rest of the way to the apartment or the church. We got pretty good at it. And it saves us time and money to do it that way. Ill send some pictures!

We had such an awesome conference this past week with all the missionaries in Uruguay (both missions) and elder Christensen from the presidency of the seventy. Blew our minds! So great! Learned a ton! Then after the conference all the zones went back and we had concilio! concilio went so awesome! the zone leaders of every zone had to make graphs of what was going on in their zone and explain what they are doing and what are their plans to "lengthen our stride." I learned so much and elder sifuentes and I are really stoked about all the ideas we came away with to put in practice here in PaysandĂș. PaysandĂș is going to explode!!! We seriously have the best missionaries in the whole mission serving in this zone! I feel so blessed to have the chance to work with all of them. 

Well this week we have evidence that Janet is basically the most prepared and studly investigator the world has ever seen! we had a lesson with her this past week and when we got to her house we asked her how she was doing and everything and then she goes "Elders, how come you never told me I couldn’t drink coffee or tea?" and we just kind of looked at each other and said "wait, who told you that?" and then she explained that we sang the song "oh pueblo de sion" in church (sorry for the life of me I cant remember the name in english) and it said something like "coffee and tea we wont drink" or something similar and from that day, SHE STOPPED DRINKING COFFEE AND TEA!!! wwwhhhaaaattttttttt?! She is such a stud! So that lesson we taught her the word of wisdom and she looks at us and goes, "well I am already living it as of 3 days ago" hahaha. It was so awesome! She has a baptismal date for the 29th!! :) 

Also we have a new daily schedule in the mission!! We now wake up at 7am!! And we can be out working in the streets until 10pm!!! whoop whoop whoop!!! That is so awesome! That is going to help us out soo much! We have been loving life! We have been finding so many people later at night because everyone is home! It’s been so great! 

And there was another change, kinda broke my heart, but it came and it is going to help us a lot because there have been a lot of missionaries that have been getting hurt. In la mision uruguay montevideo oeste, we are no longer allowed to play soccer!!! aaaahhhhh!!!!! The Latinos were flippin out ha-ha. But it’s going to help us lengthen our stride and give everything unto the Lord. And it is going to help keep everyone healthy as well. 

And this pday has been so awesome! All the missionaries in Argentina came over and we explored Concepcion! We went out to these giant hands that come out of the ground around some lady. We walked up the coast of the river. Started taking pictures on the docks and apparently we weren’t allowed to be there but the police kindly invited us to leave ;) and then we all went out to eat and to ice cream. 

Well that’s all the time I have! I love you all so much! Thank you for all of your prayers and for everything you do for me! You guys are the best!!

Get out there and share your testimony with someone!

Lets all try a little bit harder to be a little bit better!!

UN abrazo grande, 

Elder Staffieri

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