Propios Agentes

Hola Familia y Amigos!

We have a new president here in the mission! His name is President Zanni. I hope you can see his pic somewhere. I´m VERY excited for the work. One thing we have learned so far from him is that we are our “propios agentes”, our own agents, and as we are obedient and faithful the Holy Spirit will guide us perfectly! And oh do I really feel like the Spirit is guiding our work more now. Why? we are VERY obedient. We do everything in our power to do so. My teaching skills are improving. My language skills are improving. My focus on the Lord and leaving myself behind is improving.

Working with members! This awesome, returned-missionary, young single adult member helps us a lot to visit people. Rock star! Fun to talk to!……..
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Ice Cream! It´s not hardely as rich as Coldstone or Trader Joes ice cream but “Grido” is the famous brand here and their was a great offer for a kilo and a half. We ate it over the course of a week!
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We haven´t met the President yet, we will this coming week! He´s 40 years old and has 7 kids! 5 of which will live in the mission home. The Zone Leaders have said that he has brought a lot of young fire, energy, and Spirit to the work. Exciting times!

Plus, he has cut out the project of always getting 140 contacts every week. We also had a specified hour during the day to contact. That´s cut out. We are our own agaents! This is great, because now it alleviates the pressure off my companion. With the 140 contacts, we were failing in other areas. Elder Fish has related to me how he felt like he was really going for the number instead of focusing on the people. He has repented :) and now we have a goal to fill all areas equally well, according to the Spirit that is given us.

On the bus with Ismael again!
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Since getting all this news, I have felt the Spirit guiding our work MUCH more. And it feels so good to guide it because there is also success. We had a bottom-load of lessons towards the end of this week, and they all went well becuase we let the Holy Spirit guide. We will continue to do so!

For Reagan and others: The Spirit will sometimes direct you to do things out of the ordinary…follow it! For example, we went to some less-actives. The Perlo Family! Such an awesome family. They speak english because they used to live in the US. Mainly it´s just the Dad works on Sundays and they lack some daily gospel living. The Elders have been working with him for a while. We were chatting, and I was about to follow-up on whether he´s been reading his scriptures like we committed, but it felt WRONG. I was steered by soft yearnings of the Spirit to just continue chatting. So we did, and we found out some VITAL information that they expressed to us as we chatted. It was a fun and great time, not to mention Sister Perlo had just made tons of home-made donuts which I scarffed!!! The vital information is too long of a story to explain but it’s GREAT NEWS for them! The news is a secret from everyone, even their kids! But they have confidence in us. And it´s because we followed the Spirit!

The Family Perlo
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With the two Perlo cuties! They just have 2 reaaaaallly cute girls, They draw us pictures all the time.
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Just an example of the Spirit guiding us. There´s lots of others but impossible to relate it all! So great things!

One thing: If the Spirit tells you to do something or say something to someone, DO it. EXPRESS it. If you don´t feel like the Spirit is saying anything specific…GO for whatever you feel is your best judgment. These trials will come when we are like, “I don´t feel anything” (in a whiny and complainy voice) like I have done in the past. It´s a TRIAL. God says to GO for your best judgment then! Don´t just sit! As long as we GO, listening for the yearnings of the Spirit (which may come from other people!), God will guide in HIS way. And in the end, after our trial, the greater light, the greater perspective, and the greater knowledge WILL come! It´s happened so much to me in the course of my little life. So when those trails of testimony or Spirit come…what will you do??? “Press on enduring! With steadfast faith in Christ!”

Argentine field.
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Argentine bridge.
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Family and Friends, believe and follow the teachings of the Prophets.

Now for funny things:
-I bought a 2 peso flag and taped it outside our front door to show our Argentine patriotism for the World Cup. It lasted for 2 weeks!….now it´s stolen. :)

-“Mayonaise, mayonaise, we all scream for mayonaise!” They use it with EVERYTHING. I don´t mind.

Love,

Elder Orme, the IV

“Que cosa che”

Hola!

The Bishop´s wife says “Que cosa, che” a TON which more or less means “what thing, guy”. Used in many instances for “wow”. :)

I have a new companion! Let´s get to know him….
Elder Fish! He´s from Richmond, Kentucky. He went to BYU for 1 year, the same time as me…but has been on the mission for 10 months. His roommate at BYU was one of my great friends from Folk Dance and working at the Cannon Center, Jacob MacMichael!

New comps
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My comp has cool glasses
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Elder Fish is a fantastic missionary! I´m very excited to work with him for this whole transfer and I hope more! He is the District Leader and senor companion. I want to say it again….a GREAT MISIONARY! Already together we´ve recieved 8 new investigators in 4 days, 2 of which have a baptismal date, have many appointments set up for this next week due to our contacting (tracting), have lots of ideas to spice up the missionary work in the ward, reactivate the less-actives, and make miracles.

Despite what my shirt says, the food here isn´t THAT fattening. We are making milanesa (breaded meat) sandwiches with eggs and other healthy munches. Last night I cooked up some type of pumpkin, that was good! I´m eating healthy ma! I forgot to tell you too, I´ve been flossing every night since I began at the MTC! Your boy is changing!!
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Even though I can get by with the spanish I still faulter on most of it. My companion, similar to Elder Holloway looks at me many times when I say something that says, “HUH? What are you trying to say?” But I´m not going to worry about that. Just work and let the faith and miracles happen.

Writing down plans
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We made jello and put kiwi and whip cream in the center!
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Our new investigators with a baptismal date are Juan Pablo and Grecia. They have a 1 year old daughter. We contacted them about 2 weeks ago. We were able to set up an appointment with them and they invited us in, probably not knowing exactly why they were, but out of the softness of their hearts, they listened to our message. We have another confirmed appointment with them tonight.

Maria Garcia is doing well! All bright and happy with the event of her baptism! She had to leave this week for a different province where her ill father lives to visit him. Her mom is a less-active who lives close by. Maria says her mother will begin going to church with her again, and the mother has happiliy confirmed this too!

The stake plan is to open up a branch in Empalme soon. Because there are enough less-actives that we can re-activate and active members in the area so as to have its own Church meetings. The idea is also to help those who have trouble paying to travel to sister-city Villa Constitucion for church every Sunday. We will get it going! I feel confident with Elder Fish that we will do it.

Love you all!

-Elder Orme

Entender (to understand)

Hola mi familia gloriosa!!

I love you all!

This week was fine. The work isn´t moving as fast as I´d like! I´m doing my best where I am! Serving the Lord to the best of my abilities. I continue to practice methods with the people, increase my spanish, obedient, and being bold with the Spirit of the Lord.

A pic of a fantastic sister, Antonella! Fantastic! ;D she´s going on a mission to Brazil in 15 days.
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The hardest part is not to understand the people still. I´m speaking and reading pretty well. It´s solo the understanding part! From there I´m at the will of Elder Holloway who I´m very grateful who understands most everything. I know God will help me as I continue to put forth the work and do my best with the wisdom I have at this moment and I as continue to increase it!

I just got online and will be looking at all your emails now…thank you so much! Love you all with all my heart! Love God!

-Your brother, son, friend Elder Orme!
Sorry…the computers i´ve been using recently have had trouble uploading photos…so stay tuned for more in the future!