Monday, August 2, 2010

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Queridos amigos,

Somehow another transfer has passed me by and it looks like Elder Gundestrup and I will stay together another transfer here in Parque Barón. I think he is a little frustrated to be staying in the zone another transfer seeing as he has been here since January. At least it should be fun to be able to celebrate our "hump day" together next Thursday.

Today we had a great transfer meeting here in Banfield and as always it´s fun to see old companions and friends I´ve made in the mission. Elder Day came up from the coast to receive a greenie and will be spending the evening working with us in our area. I always love hearing the testimonies of the Elders that are going home, and this time around 2 of the Elders that were Zone leaders when I was in the coast are headed home. Filling all the tables upstairs at Burger King with over 100 missionaries is another highlight of transfer meetings.

This week we found a great couple that we had done a contact with the wife several weeks ago. We were working in the area near their house and felt that we should pass by and see if they were home. The husband (Santos) who we hadn´t talked to before answered the door and seemed really confused when we asked if Maria was home. He asked us what we wanted and when we told him that we were missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ his attitude completely changed and to our surprise invited us into their house. He told us they never let any one into their house and that they had spoken to people from all different churches before, but that they had seen us around before and always wanted to know what we believed in. We had a great chat with them and they had some really good questions. They seemed really excited about the Book of Mormon and we left a chapter for them to read that hopefully they will be able to find the answers to a lot of the questions they have.

I was able to finish the Book of Mormon again this week and it was amazing as I read it this time to focus in the things that it teaches us about Jesus Christ, and especially the Atonement. I am convinced there is no better way to get to know Him better than by reading His words and following His example.

Hope you all have a great week and enjoy your last couple weeks of summer! (I can´t believe it´s over already, seems like just yesterday I was hearing about Kristens graduation)

les amo
Elder Ian Wheelhouse

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