I am in Baigorria. It is the North Rosario Zone. Just like the zone suggests, Baigorria, is a city north of the big city of Rosario. It´s a WAY different area then chicito little Empalme. It´s a whole lot bigger. A lot more people…whoo!!!! So many people to be able to teach. The buildings are bigger. There´s a lot of big trees. It´s nice looking. People are AWAKE during the siesta (sleeping hours of the afternoon), such a big plus. It´s a tad drier.
Moreno 353, Baigorria is the address of our old pension if you want to look it up. We have a new pension, but the bummer is that nothing is inside yet. So we are gathering all the materials to live there. Which is going slow because we don´t want to use the whole day gathering things. Right now we are living with 2 others elders in the area next to ours. Arroyito it´s called. We roll out mattresses for the night and we are really good at sharing everything. It’s been fun really! Hopefully not for much longer because we are losing time traveling back and forth to our area. But the other elders are awesome and so is my companion!
My companion is Elder Poulton. He is 20 years old, is from Bountiful Utah, and went to Utah State University for a year. Oh, how we battle it out. He´s got 1 year and a half on the mission and is the district leader as well. He´s funny, good at spanish, a great teacher, and buys me a ton of food!
The ward is small. We had an asistance count for church yesterday of 35. The church building is a rented out house. So a small building but great! I felt the Spirit as I was looking around. A small little place that teaches the most profound and important principles on earth. The strong members that come every Sunday are very strong and are working in the work of the Lord. Visiting people and what-not. We have a handful of investigators and soon will add on to that.
I´m doing well! My testimony is ever-so deep and strong. If there´s anything you do everyday, please read the scriptures! Everything will build of that. “The Power of the Word” -Ezra Taft Benson.
-Elder Orme IV
Pic explanations! Here´s a lot of families that I said goodbye to in empalme.
We have been working a ton. Elder Fish knows how to be efficient. Days go by even faster now because we are doing more…WORK together. :) It´s good stuff! Maria Garcia is still happy from the baptism.
We had the BEST ward activity…a dance with food! We have some new investigators who came to the baptism of the their brother and now they have been attending ward activities. We hope to have Family Home Evening tonight with them. Anyway we had a dance which was a blast! Definitely tempted to kick out the groovy shoes! Wow was it a temptation!!!
There´s a lot of new investigators that we have and the hard thing is to keep up with all of them. Not let much time go by with additional contact. It´s hard not to let people slip through the cracks, especially the golden people! I will talk more in detail about certain people as we see them progressing. Right now we have a lot of “beginners” in the track to heaven so I´ll let you know next week how much they´ve progressed.
There was another beautiful, outrageous storm the other day. I believe lighting struck right next to our apartment. The power was out for most of the morning and so we boiled water on the stove to use for a shower by candlelight.
Thank for the family pic. People say our family picture looks like from a movie. We are soooooo blessed in the States! Some Elders are asking me about Reagan :D
We are doing well. Working hard. The Mission is difficult, because the agency of others is on the line. There are a lot of little things that fight missionary work. And it´s impossible to have everything perfect…impossible. But things not working out “perfectly” in our way of thinking is not how it will work anyway. We live in an imperfect world, with imperfect people, surroundings, and logistics. All God asks is our Best! Faith! Joy in the Journey of mortality! We are here to learn and learning we will do! But with Gratitude and Joy! Press on enduring with steadfast faith in Christ!
-Elder Orme, Captain EO