Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Trent - Week of Milagritos

Hola Everyone!

This week was another great one. It was super hard because everyone seemed to be in a rejecting mood but we were able to see various little miracles. The Lord always tests us and then lets us know that he's still there and that this is His work. 

We are still preparing the family Quilaqueo to get baptized this Saturday. They are getting married this Fridayyy!!!!!! Finally everything worked out and they are able to get married legally. They are so awesome. Honestly, they are going to change this branch. They're already better members than all the members here. 

Four times this week we were walking in the street talking to everyone and we were led to 4 members that have been inactive for over 20 years that were hidden here in Esquel. We are gonna reactivate them and baptize their families. We have been praying to find people who can be baptized and be in the new branch presidency and ward mission leader because this branch needs some serious help, and the Lord answered our prayers!! We're gonna change this branch so the work can progress and we can edify this little portion of the Lord's Kingdom. 

Love you and miss you all! Thank for the emails and support:)





Rhett - This Areas hugeee

Hey familia,
I hope you all had a great week! This week was a little crazy over here getting used to new area and everything but we were able to see the Lord's hand again in the work. This area is huuggge. We live in the town called Obligado where the church is, and then it just spreads out from there. Basically Obligado is the center of everything but there are not too many houses there so we have to go out and go to different areas to find more people. Sometimes even 30 minutes by bus. This week were were basically just working only in Obligato, but next week were gonna try and work in all the other farther areas and just pick one to work in everyday. It's a little tough, but it's great cause there are always people to find.

This week we definitely were able to see the Lord's hand guiding us. One day we were walking and contacting trying to find people to teach but didn't know where to go. We saw a street that we had never been to yet. We started contacting and after a few houses we came to a house where we met a lady named Jessica and she invited us in. She explained to us that she was usually never home but somehow we managed to find her at the right time and aww man she was so prepared! I won't go into too much detail but basically she was waiting for us. Man it was so awesome to be apart of it. It just made me think about how the Lord really is guiding us to find His children and bring them back to Him. I dont know why we chose to go to that place, that street, or that house that day but we went and the Lord led us. I know that the Lord is always watchful of us and He knows what we need! Thats all for this week!
Love you guys,
Elder Reilly






Thursday, August 3, 2017

Trent - 7 Months already

Hola everyone!

This week has been great. We left from Neuquen yesterday at midnight and arrived at 12 in the afternoon and went straight to work. In Neuquen we had a training with all of the Zone Leaders in the mission. It was aweseome. Our mission President fired us all up to go and be an example for the missionaries on our zones and baptize in the next 4 weeks that we have in this transfer.

The family Quilaqueo are going to get baptized the 12th of August if everything goes well. They are going to get married the 11th of August and baptized the next day! Their lives have completely changed. Javier Quilaqueo was addicted to cigarettes and alcohol and now doesn't smoke or drink. He was famous on the city of Esquel for being a robber and now he is someone completely different. The Atonement of Jesus Christ has helped him to change. Even though his house is super tiny and he hardly has enough money to eat, he has already started saving for the temple. He's truly converted! It's truly special to see. I hope that after he gets baptized that he can become the Branch President or Mission Leader because this branch here in Esquel needs some serious help. There's about 20 members who assist regularly. We are doing everything that we can here to help these members realize that missionary work is the most important work in the world and they need to get involved. Read Alma 4 and you'll understand what's happening here. Just like it says in that chapter, the only thing that Alma could do to change the situation was bear a pure testimony from his heart. Thats what we've been doing. We pretty much teach all the classes and give the talks and do everything here haha. But the Spirit changes people and I know we can help change this branch so the work can start progressing much faster! 

I love this work and knowing that the Lord is always on my side. I love seeing someone who has become truly converted. There's nothing better! There's nothing else that's ever brought me more joy! Love you and miss you all.

Rhett - First Week in Obligado!

Hola Familia,
I hope you all are doing well, I'm gonna make this letter short and sweet. First off I'd like to give a birthday shout out to Mum! Thanks for being such an awesome grandmother! So, I'm now in my new area called Obligado which is way out kind of in the middle of nowhere. There are a couple ancient ruins in our area but that's about it. I picked up my brand new missionary comp Elder Barrios! Hes from San Juan, Argentina and is super capo! He is super humble and has a strong desire to share the gospel. I'm excited to work with him. This new area is super big and me and my comp know nothing about it, so were basically just starting from scratch. It's insane; and I'm also the district leader so that's gonna be fun helping out the other missionaries here and getting them all fired up about the work. That's pretty much it for this week, but I know that we can have miracles happen here in Obligado. We are gonna talk to everyone, and just try and follow the spirit and I'm excited to see what will happen. I know that this work is the Lords work. Love you all!
Elder Reilly


Pictures next week sorry...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rhett - Transfers

Hola Familia,
This week was a great one. Elder Madrid and I worked hard and were able to help a few of our investigators progress and find some other investigators that seem to have a lot of interest in the gospel. Also, this week Dani was able to get baptized. It was truly great to see his desire to follow the Savior and enter into the waters of baptism. Another cool thing with him, is this week we were talking with him preparing him for his baptism, and he started asking us about a mission and what you need to do to go a mission. He told us that he has always wanted to serve the Lord in some way in his life, and after finding about the church he wants to serve a mission! That was awesome to hear. I am so pumped for him.

Something else that happened this week, is transfers. I found out that I will be leaving Cuidad Del Este and going to an area called Obligado in Encarnacion. I also have been called to train and be the district leader in Obligado. So Tuesday night I will be taking a long 10 hour bus ride or so, crossing the border into Argentina, picking up my new companion and then crossing the border again into Paraguay and heading to Encarnacion. Haha that's gonna be a fun one. It's gonna be crazy cause basically we will just be traveling for a whole day. I'm honestly a little nervous about training and all, but also super excited. I remember when I first got to the field and didn't know anything and my trainer was able to help me out. It'll be awesome to fire up my comp and get him excited about the work! I know it will be challenging but I know that Lord has called me to the work so everything will be ok.

On a last note, I want to share something about two of our investigators here in Rama 3. Maria who I talked about in my last letter and her "husband" Antonio. They have a long story with them but basically a long time ago they were living together, had a kid together, but then separated for a time. Now they are getting back together and Antonio comes to visit Maria every night but they live in separate houses. We found Maria one day looking for another investigator at her house and eventually started meeting with Antonio too. But a cool story with them is that we have been teaching them and they have expressed to us about problems they have had in the past, one of which is smoking and how they want to quit but never can quite do it. We shared with them about the Word of Wisdom and how God wants our bodies to be clean and that through the help of Jesus Christ we can overcome any of our weaknesses. They shared with us about how they know it's bad for them and that they will try to stop. I was able to share one of my favorite scriptures with them Ether 12:27. When we turn to the Lord for help and humble ourselves before Him, we can make our weak things become strong! I know that this is true, Jesus Christ is always calling us in to HIm. I know He lives. I hope you all had a great week, I want to thank you all for the support and love. It means a lot. Love you guys!
Elder Reilly




Trent - Great Week!!!!!

Hola everyone!

This week was so awesome! My other companion went home last Tuesday so this whole week I was working with the zone leaders in Esquel, Elder Toledo and Elder Bernal. It was so awesome working with them. They are truly powerful elders that have no fear and are guided by the Spirit. We set three baptismal dates this week and they came to church and are really excited to get baptized the 12th of August! Alejandro came to church to and is changing so much! I literally just wanted to sprint up to him and give him the biggest hug! He has such a true desire to change and is so humble. We have been talking to literally everyone in the street and working like crazy. 

Transfers happened yesterday and Elder Toledo got transferred to literally the other side of the mission as a zone leader and I was made the new zone leader here in Esquel with Elder Bernal! I'm so excited! He's a beast and we are gonna work miracles together. We are gonna work like crazy and baptize! My mission President told me that this was an inspired transfer and that the Lord is preparing me to be a leader in the mission and for the rest of my life. It's so awesome to know that he's behind me, helping me to become the person that he wants me to be and to help others do the same. I love the mission. There's nothing I'd rather be doing. I know God is real. I know Jesus Christ is also real and that He came to the world and suffered so that we could all reach our infinite potential. I love you and miss you all! Till next week!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Rhett

Hey friends and fam,
It was good to from you all this week! I'm glad your all doing well. Sorry I wasn't able to send a letter last week due to the president coming to Cuidad Del Este and having interviews with him. But mom don't worry I am still alive! Haha just couldn't write for one week that's all!

Well, this week was a good one, and my companion and I were able to see some fruits of our work. We have been working really hard this week teaching, contacting, trying to have lessons with members, and just overall working so that this Sunday we could have people show up at church! Me and my companion have really just been thinking, praying and pondering, how can we get these people to come to church! This week I was reading in 2 Nephi 33:3, "But I Nephi, have written what I have written, and I esteem it as of great worth, and especially unto my people. For I pray continually for them by day, and mine eyes water my pillow by night, because of them; and I cry unto my God in faith, and I know that he will hear my cry."

This scripture really changed my perspective on missionary work and about the love Nephi really had for these people and for their salvation. I have been able to feel a love for these people more and more as I have forgotten myself and just gone out to work for them. It really motivated me this week. This Saturday we were really praying that a two of our progressing investigators would come to church this week. One of them is Dani who has a baptismal date for next Saturday. The whole week we couldn't visit with him because of all the work and school he had to do, but if he wanted to get baptized the following week he needed to come church. We couldn't even call him on the phone this week because his phone didn't work. But my companion and I had the faith and prayed that he would be there. Sunday morning my companion and I got ready for church and started walking to church early so that we could ask a member to help us bring some investigators to church with them. On the way to church about half way there... here comes Dani walking to church all by himself. We met him halfway and walked with him the rest of the way. At church we were able to talk to him and see how his week went and see if he really was committed to being baptized the following Saturday. He said yes and explained to us how he really has been seeking for the truth and wants to be baptized on Saturday. Ahhh this was an awesome experience. I know Heavenly Father was listening to our prayers. It's experiences like this that make the mission so special. I am just so happy for Dani and his decision to follow Christ. I know that Heavenly Father really does listen to our prayers. And if we are patient, the answers will always come. I love this work!
Elder Reilly

The service project we did for an investigator cutting down banana trees with machetes and the Fourth of July party









Trent

*Trent didn't send a main email this week! Sounds like a bit of a rough week...but here parts of his mom's and dad's emails!

Mom! I love you and miss you so much. I think I actually miss the old nagging haha and the three calls every day when I was at BYU. Haha mom I really appreciate everything you did for me back home. I'm sorry it took me so long to realize how awesome of a mom you really are. I'm gonna give you the biggest hug when I get back! Love you! Everything is going great. My new comp is having a really hard time. He struggles with depression and he has been suffering a ton this week. I tried to do everything I could to help him and to get him to see his potential and serve him, but he said that he needs to go home. So he is gonna go home this week and I'll get another companion. Yes he's American and he can't speak spanish at all haha so I had to do everything this week. But we worked hard and we found like 10 new investigators this week. I love it here mom and it is very hard, the hardest thing I've ever done, but it is so fulfilling and great to be able to forget myself and help others come unto Christ. Love you mom! Till next week!

Dad's letter is similar but here's an excerpt..."We're outside and it's seriously freezing. Like you don't know this cold Dad...haha it's crazy! So it was hard to really hard to have excitement this week, but I'm glad I got this opportunity to work with Elder Lee. He taught me even more about the importance of the Spirit. Man when he just opens his mouth and testifies the Spirit just comes even though what he's saying has a ton of errors and stuff. It was awesome. I just gotta keep exercising my faith and listening and depending on the Spirit I will never stop working. I'll never get complacent."

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Trent - Crazy Week

Hola Everyone!

This week was really crazy. We went to Neuquen again for three days and got back on Friday. The Mission President called me on Thursday afternoon and told me that he needed a favor from me. He said that one of the Elders in my zone was having a really hard time on the mission and that he couldn't speak the language at all and that he wanted me to be his companion... the next day. Haha so that's what happened. I was feeling kind of frustrated and scared with the task before me, because I had finally got a companion that was one of my best friends, and now I gotta do an emergency transfer and switch. So I was praying really hard so that me and my new companion could just have an awesome first day so that he could be excited to work and not so down on himself. The Lord definitely blessed us. We were able to set three baptismal dates for the 22 of July with Alejandro, Marianela, and Jonathan. Haha wow, what an answer to a prayer! Haha it's so good to know that Lord has my back. And I'm so glad that He has helped me with this language so that I now have the opportunity to help another. Pray for those investigators so they can get baptized on that date! I love being able to help others come unto Christ. Love you and miss you all. Till next week. Thank you for the prayers and emails!





Thursday, July 6, 2017

Trent - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

Hola Everyone!

First off, I would like to say Happy Birthday to the best mother in the world. Honestly, if I didnt have Tori as my mother I probably wouldn't be out here. Thank you so much mom for always loving and serving me and teaching me responsibility. And thanks for packing my bags for me 6 months ago haha! I love you and miss you!

Also Happy Late Birthday Sid! Thank you for the great example for what a great missionary should be. I try every day to work my butt off and whenever I'm tired I just picture in my mind you riding your bike in Indonesia leaning over and throwing up without even stopping. I got it easy! Love you and miss you too. 

This week was pretty interesting. We had to go to Neuquen because my comp had to do tramites. That's a 12 hour bus ride there and 12 hours right back haha. But the funny thing is that in the buses there's always movies playing and our mission president says we can watch them because they're playing out loud in front of your face haha. But one of the movies that came on was Mulan! Never thought I'd watch that movie in Argentina on the mission. It was classic. 

When we returned, we felt impressed to immediately visit one of our investigators Alejandro. He has a really bad addiction to alcohol and cigarettes. We went to his house and he was surprisingly sober and he just had a completely different look about him. He finally realized how big his problem was and that he needed to change. He truly had a broken heart and a contrite spirit. You could see the humility in his eyes. So we had a great lesson with him. We testified of the Atonement of Christ and how it has the power to change him. It was so special to be able to see a spark of hope in his eyes. Finally he wasn't under the influence of alcohol or tobacco and he could feel the Spirit clearly and strongly. We invited him to be baptized and he accepted. We shared 1 Nephi 3:7 with him and told him that the Lord will provide a way for him to be able to overcome his addiction and follow the commandments. It was just an awesome experience. I can just picture this man completely changed and healed by the Atonement rising up and becoming a leader in the church. I can already see him in his suit and tie bearing his testimony of the healing power of Christ. Man, things like that are the reason I'm out here. If I can labor every single day and only be able to help one man like this change and become better, then every single day of work was worth it. I know the Atonement of Christ is real. In it there is power to change if we are humble and give everything we have to Christ. I know it because it has changed me.

I love you and miss you all and I hope all is well. Thank you for the love and prayers. Till next week.

Elder Reilly






Rhett - Ohh Say Can you see...

Hola Familia!
First off, I just want to say Happy Birthday Mom! I am so lucky to have the best mom in the world as my mom. I hope you have a great day mom! Also, happy fourth to all you Americans out there!

This week was a little slow but a good one. We had some really good spiritual lessons. One of those was with our investigator Dani. This week we were talking with him about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We explained to him about about how the same authority that Jesus Christ had to do miracles and form his church is on the Earth today. That authority has been restored to the Earth through prophets. Today in our day we have that same authority and can trace it all the way back to Jesus Christ! It was an awesome lesson and the Spirit was definitely there. We were able to put a baptisimal date with him for the 22nd of this month. I am super pumped for him and to help him prepare for his baptism.

Something cool that happened today for Pday. For 4th of July tomorrow our zone and another zone planned a 4th of July party. We cooked hamburgers, and the hermanas cooked brownies, cookies, banana bread, and even cheesecake! Haha it was pretty crazy how they managed to cook all of that haha. The zone leaders also managed to find root beer and we had root bear floats. Haha I havent had American food like that in a while so that was pretty nice. Also I had to keep the Reilly tradition alive...so me and another Elder had a little watermelon eating contest after. Haha that was the most food Ive eaten in a long time... That was super fun though and cool to celebrate 4th of July here in Paraguay.

To end off I just want to say that I love this work and the opportunity I have to share the gospel with the people here in Paraguay. I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored on the Earth today! I love you all. Have a great 4th of July!
Elder Reilly

Sorry But I will have to send the pictures next week cause I forgot my adapter...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rhett

Hola!
It was a tough week this week but a good one. It was a little tough because a lot of our investigators were very busy and couldn't meet with us. So we had to do a lot of contacting and found some good new investigators to teach. One thing I love right now with my new companion is that when things don't seem to work out with our investigators, we do not to get discouraged just keep working and find more people to teach. And we are finding a lot of new people and its just awesome to see that there are always people to find and teach!

We have some great investigators right now though, we just have to continue working with them. About 3 weeks ago, one of the member families here gave us a reference to visit one of their friends named Dani. We have been visiting him with this family and he has been progressing a lot. He is about 26 years old and is searching for Christ in his life. This week we had a lesson with him and just starting talking about Jesus Christ and how through repentance we can change and truly be happy in this life. He had a ton of interesting questions about what repentance is and baptism and it was just great to be able to explain to him and how Christ is the only way for our salvation. After the lesson we talked to him about coming to church and he came for the second time. He is truly prepared to receive the Gospel in His life, and he should be getting baptized in the next couple of weeks! 

I want to end this week's letter by just saying how grateful I am for my Savior Jesus Christ. I know He lives, and that He came here to the earth, and died for me and every one of you. Through Him we can live with God again. Love you all!
Elder Reilly

Trent - Week 2 in Esquel

Hola Everyone!

Love and miss you all. It was a fun second week in Esquel. I saw a few pretty interesting things this week haha... A tank at a gas station and people skiing in the street to name a couple haha. Esquel is really starting to grow on me. It's a very humble area. Its more of what I pictured when I found out I was going to the Patagonia. The people here are a lot more receptive and nice haha which is good. They usually let us in their houses because its freezing and they don't want to keep the door open haha. I love it. We have been trying to talk to everyone possible and we've been finding a ton more people to teach. It's awesome. 

Me and my new comp are getting along really well. His name is Elder Bustamante. My little Mexican son is what I always call him. He's a great Elder. He has a powerful testimony of the Atonement. We work great together and I think we're gonna see a lot of miracles here in Esquel. We seek out the Spirit in everything we do. I think we literally pray like 30 times every day. I think because of that we have really been seeing the Lord's hand here in Esquel. It seems like every single time that we are having a hard day and people are rejecting us, we just say a prayer and ask what we should do, and the Lord always guides us to someone that lets us in. He always lets us know that he's there watching and guiding and preparing people for us. We have two investigators that we are helping with their addictions to alcohol and smoking. I can really see the Atonement working in them and changing them. I have grown such a love for them and have a true desire to help them change. I know the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real and that through it we can all change and achieve our infinite potential. I love being here knowing that I am in the service of the Lord and knowing that I'm helping others! I love and miss you all. Thanks for the prayers and emails. Till next week!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trent - Snow in Esquel

Hola Everyone!

It was a bit of a crazy week here in Esquel. It snowed a TON! ... and its freezing haha. I feel like I'm in Utah during the winter haha it's crazy, but different and fun too. 

Well the work here is going pretty well! We have two people that we are preparing for baptism in the next two weeks and we got a few more people who are almost at that point. I'm really excited to find and teach and baptize here in the Vineyard of the Lord! The field is white and ready to harvest and I'm ready to thrust in my sickle with all my heart, might, mind, and strength. 

Something that I have really been working on is being more direct with investigators and contacts and everyone so they progress. I really put it in practice this week. It was the first week and I didnt know anyone so I was so direct haha "sin verguenza". One of our investigators asked me where the other Elder went that was here before haha because he was easier. It was hilarious. But hey, now he's getting baptized in two weeks. I feel the Lord is strengthening me and trying to help me learn how to lead and be direct with this new assignment of being a trainer. I'm still loving this work and I feel very close to the Lord. Love you and miss you all! Till next week!




Rhett - Happy Fathers Day

Hola Fam,
First off I just want to give a shout out to the best dad and in the world. Happy Father's day Dad! "You don't miss me!" hahah. Thanks for all you do for our family and especially for me. I wouldn't be where I am at today without you! This week was a little crazy because of the transfers and all but a great week. My new comp didn't get here until Wednesday night so I had to stay with one of of our zone leaders for a day while his companion left and then another zone leader in another area while he was also waiting for his companion. It was a crazy couple of days but my companion Elder Madrid is here now and we are back in our area again. He is from El Salvador and has been on his mission for 9 months. He has been in Argentina his whole mission so this is his first time in Paraguay. Haha he's been having a little bit of a difficult time adjusting to the culture here in Paraguay but it's been good. He's a little different haha, we definitely have different personalities but this first week together was a good one. 

We worked really hard this week and our investigators are progressing, it's great to see. One thing our zone is focusing on this transfer is finding families. My comp and I starting praying that we could find some more families, and its crazy to see how the Lord really does answer prayers. We had the opportunity to find about 3 families that I feel were answers to those prayers.

There are just so many experiences out here every day that I can see the Lord's hand in the work. I have felt in the past couple of weeks my love for the people in Paraguay grow so much stronger. Getting to know the people here more and more every week just makes me want to do everything I can to bring them this message and help them enter the waters of baptism. My confidence and trust in Heavenly Father that this is His work has grown so much. I wanted to end off with a scripture, John 8:12. We live in a world so far away from God and his teachings and sometimes it's hard and it feels like we are living in darkness. Jesus Christ is our LIGHT. I know that through him, our life's will be brightened. Love you guys!
Elder Reilly



-A big ship that I found on PDAY...


 "Tres Fronteras" - Brazil is on the left, Argentina is on the right, and were standing in Paraguay

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rhett - Esperando en Rama 3!

Whats up Familia,
So this week was a little interesting. A lot has happened haha. On Monday night at about 10:30 at night, me and some other Elders took a 5 hour road trip to Asuncion. We had to go up there to fill out some paper work so that we can stay in Paraguay and extend our visas. Since our visas our extended now, I think that means that I will be staying in Paraguay for most of my mission, which I'm not complaining about, because I love Paraguay. Asuncion was a super cool experience though. We had the opportunity to go to the temple up there and everything was in Spanish. I thought I would never be able to go to the temple during my mission, so that was an awesome experience and super fun with some of the other Elders. We also got to stay in kind of a hotel that the church has across the street from the temple, which was super nice. Not gonna lie, but it was really nice getting to sleep in a nice and comfortable bed haha. 

Something else that happened this week, transfers are happening this week, and my companion Elder Coelle finished his mission. Dang I'm gonna miss that guy.. Elder Coelle was truly the homie, but I know he's gonna to big things back in Ecuador! I also found out this week that I will be staying in my area for another transfer...Lettsss Goooooo...I'm super pumped about that. There is a lot of work here in Rama 3 and I feel very blessed to be here for another 6 weeks. My companion still isn't here right now because he is coming from Argentina. Right now I'm staying with one of our zone leaders, Elder Smuin, whose companion also finished his mission. My new companion should be here on Wednesday. His name is Elder Madrid from Guatemala.

So this week has been pretty busy and I really only got to work in my area for 2 days. Yesterday Elder Smuin and I were working in my area and we had a sweet experience. We taught some of our investigators pretty far from our pension and were starting to walk back towards our apartment cause it was pretty late. We decided to walk back a different way than normal for some reason, and while we were walking I saw this house will the door open. I told Elder Smuin that we should contact it, so we did. A lady came out and told us to come in. When we came in we realized that there were like five other woman in there with their kids. We started talking to them and they explained to us that they were all sisters or cousins and that usually they were not all together, but it just so happened to be that they were all meeting together that night to pray and talk for one of their cousins that is super sick and has suffered a lot lately this past year. They told us about how it was really sad and they just wanted whatever happened to their cousin to be the will of the Lord. We starting explaining to them the Plan of Salvation and how we believe that God really does have a plan for each and every one of us. Man it was a great experience. There are so many experiences every week here on the mission that just help me know that I am here in this area for a reason. I know that I was sent here to Paraguay for a reason and that there are so many people here that need this gospel in their lives. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to share it. I know we are God's children and that he loves us. 

Sorry this is so long... But it was a good week! I hope all is well. Love you guys! Elder Reilly






Trent - Got transferred and now im a trainer

Hola Everyone!

This week was a little crazy. I got transferred out of San Martin down to the wayyy South in Esquel. And now I'm a TRAINER. I have no idea how I'm gonna train haha because I'm still new, but it's gonna be an awesome opportunity to trust in the Spirit and the Lord and follow His guidance. Like Nephi I will go and do what God has commanded me right now and I know he'll bless me with a way to have success. I'm scared and excited.

Yesterday was really crazy because I was in terminals and buses literally the whole day. I had to say good bye to San Martin and my zone leaders who were some of the best buddies I've ever made. It was hard, but I gotta just forget myself and keep working in the work of the Lord. I dont have much time, but I love you and miss you all and I'll keep you updated on all of the people that we're gonna baptize here in Esquel! I know the Lord sent me here as a reason and I'm a trainer for a reason. I'm gonna have to listen to the Spirit and trust in His guidance with everything I do because I'm still a newbie out here! Till next week!








Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Trent - Snow in San Martin!

Hola everyone!

This week was great. We were in an appointment with this investigator family and all of the sudden the rain turned to snow and it started snowing a ton. The whole city of San Martin turned white it was awesome. It's so funny here...when it snows there's just an ongowing city snowball fight. You dont even have to know the people, and they just start throwing snowballls at you. It's a full on free for all, not even grandmas are safe. I'm serious...the people take pride in it too. And we're outside all day haha so we always have to be on guard. So that was kind of entertaining for 45 minutes until it became frustrating haha. 

Anyway, the missionary work is going great too. Man it's always a struggle to get these people coming to church on a consistent basis but we are working so hard to get them there. One thing that I have learned is that this is the Lord's work and we have to do it in His way. I have been trying to incorporate the Spirit into everything that I do. I am always listening to the Spirit and always acting on the promptings right away and something good always happens. It's awesome. It's such a special feeling to know that the Lord is on your left and your right, guiding and directing you. I love it! I have developed such a love for my Savior! I want to serve him every second of every day for two years and then never stop. I want to seek his guidance and follow it for the rest of my life! I love the mission! It's so great to be able to share this love and happiness that is filling me with everyone! Love and miss you all! Till next week!