1st Transfer…Done!

Thank you to those who sent your mission stories and other emails for this week.  I printed them off and will be reading them.

EYYYY!  My first transfer is finished!  It went by fast!  There are improvements to be made and more lives to bless and save!  I´m excited for this new start and to be an even better servant of the Lord with the goals I have for this transfer!  Some goals are:  To be smart. Just like that. :) Answer my own questions and think outside the box and norm for examples. Think: ¨What´s most important right now?”  And to be BOLD. Always to be BOLD. Satan and his angels are already too loud so we need to be loud as well!

1 The battle-whip that the Grandma of the Pay family uses to threaten the kids!  Holy COW! I bet she´s used it before too.
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2 In the Pay house…Franco and Juani amongst brothers.
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3  Abuela Pay! (grandma pay)
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4 Ismael Pay is the best! We love him! Such a stud!  He comes with us to MUCHAS appointments. We don´t have many to use in Empalme. Most members live in Villa the sister city.  For now.
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5 Ismael!
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My castellano is still coming…I´m studying like a maniac. I contribute to church discussions which is a plus! It´s still hard when people ask me a question and I´m like ¨Huh??” and they say…”No entiende.” …..great.  Ha but I know it will still come…as long as I open my mouth and keep studying!

We were contacting this week and we saw two young ladies…23ishes or so…sitting in the shade in a little tranquil area.  They were open to hear our message right then and there!!!  So we said, “Great!!!!” perhaps a little too excitedly and sat on the ground with them and taught them the first lesson.  They are both smart and very capable people and humble! They sound good right!?? We think so too.  They gladly agreed to hear the second lesson.  One of the frequent cool stories that happen!  Sorry…might not be very exciting for ya´ll….no action, no perros, no visions, no nada…but someone accepting to hear the true word of God is a completely exciting deal for us!  And for God and His angels! And for them!  It´s the most important thing to happen to them!

Anyway…that´s my big story for the week.

6, 7, 8, 9 For MOM! Because I was a bad son and forgot her birthday (the day I left to Argentina). I love you MOM! You are AMAZING!
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We can do more as a companionship!  It´s hard when I feel like my companion doesn´t have the faith to do the bold things that will improve the work but I hope we can do much more together this transfer.  He and I have different interests but we should have the same interests when it comes to the Lord´s work.  We will be doing great things this transfer!  I am praying for all those that I have been told to pray for…Guy Baxter, St. Brian, and all else, my family and friends siempre (“always”).

Hey…Love you all!
-Elder Orme

The happenings in Empalme

Hey fam!

We had my second baptism this past weekend! it went without a hitch! The young man is Franco Raphaeli and he is a stud!! Somehow a cousin of Ismael Pay and family. He and some of his siblings are always hanging with the Pays. He is 13 years old, super intelligent, and knows and follows the doctrine spot on. I pray that he will continue to be a rock solid example for his family and friends. He has a large family just like the Pays and the parents aren´t really the best. They make a lot of poor decisions. The eldest sister of this family aparrently likes me for my eyes! Whoaw!!! Gotta watch out! She´s always like, “Whooooooaw his eyes.” Which is a super cool compliment but I just blush and say “Gracias.” Nada mas.

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Maria Garcia tells us she wants to be baptized so we have a date set for her! She and her son Maximo came to the bapstism and we could tell she continues to become more comfortable with the people and the culture as well.

Had my first Asado today! Finally ha! It´s an Argentine barbeque. And boy it was juicy!

Castellano is coming to meeeeee!!!!! I´m suuuuper stoked about it! I can understand people somewhat now and reply. Elder Holloway and I are getting very good at teaching lessons together cohesively. My favorite part of the mission is teaching the lessons and teaching truth to people. I LOVE and thirst after that spirit I feel when we teach by the Spirit. And part of that is knowing that the people feel that too! And simply pray that they will be receptive to it. I still want the work to move faster! Elder Holloway is a great trainer! He works, talks well with the people and is smart.

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For those in my fam who served missions…What were your first month´s experiences? How was your companion…what successes did you have…what fears or weaknesses did you have and were you able to overcome them…if there was something in your companionship or in the work in your area that needed changing to make it better were you able to and how did you do it? It would be fantastic to read these experiences from you! Try to think back to your first 2 months in the country!

Christ leads the same gospel that he taught when he was on the earth today! I testify that he lives!

Love,
Captain EO

Creo en Cristo

This is my very short main email.

We have a golden new investigator! Maria Garcia who is perhaps 30 years, humble, kind, tender, a little sensitive, with a son Maximo who is 8, I believe a husband who she is separated from because he´s bad.  The first lesson about the Restoration went great because we have a golden member who was there to help.  Maria and Maximo have come to church and we look forward to another lesson tonight

Franco….he´s getting baptized this Saturday!
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The ugly dog you see we call Fea which means ugly because it´s an UGLY female dog that just roams around our feet while teaching.  She makes me happy.
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Juani with Fea.
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Ismael.
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And pics with the other Elders in our ward.
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