Dear Family and Friends
I can´t get in to myldsmail today so I guess I will just have to use this account. Glad you all have been enjoying some nice weather in Utah! It´s been rainy the last couple days here but luckily it was perfect weather for us golfing this morning. (Unfortunately the mosquitos were also enjoying the nice weather and we got eaten alive!) Don´t have a whole lot of time to write but here are some highlights from the week.
This Tuesday we had our Zone Conference in Villa Gessell w/Pres. Asay. Great meeting, and I had a great interview with him. Our District Pres. Cufre cooked an AMAZING lunch, and the zone sang happy birthday to the 3 of us in our zone that have birthdays during this transfer and gave us each some delicious homemade brownies from Sis. Asay. Several of the messages we heard were based on one of the talks given in conference about how our happiness depends more on our attitude then on our circumstances. I have found this to be very true over the last week and during my time here in the mission!
Thursday we had intercambios with the Zone Leaders. I stayed in our area and we had some great success doing contacts and had some awesome citas. I learned a lot from them and it was fun getting to know them better.
Saturday we were doing contacts in Las Toninas and a lady stopped us in the street and asked us to pass by her house and talk to her son, pretty random, but of course we couldn´t turn her down! We ended up passing by Sunday night and had a great lesson with her 25 year old son Facundo. Seems very interested and was excited to start reading the Book of Mormon.
Sunday I got to speak in church AGAIN. I read Alma 5 this week in my personal study and decided to base my talk on that chapter with the same purpose in mind why Alma spoke those words to his people (see Alma 4:19). I think it turned out pretty good, but if nothing else I learned a lot and enjoyed the experience and inspiration I recieved preparing it. Also Sunday I finished Jesus the Christ and am thinking about starting to read/study the new testament again.
This morning we enjoyed playing 9 holes of golf with our zone leaders and the Elders from San Clemente here at the Golf Course in Santa Teresita. I only lost 3 balls and shot about a 67... felt pretty good for my first time and learned a lot being coached by Elder Hodson.
Anyways, that´s it for this week! Hope you all had and will have a great week!
Elder Ian Wheelhouse