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Monday, October 10, 2016

Whoa...Trash

Hola Fam,

This week was pretty fun. We got to do service here at an event called Mormon hands that help. All we did was go around this area and collected recyclable material like newspaper, bottles, and paper. It was kinda fun and it was definitely needed because people here just dont throw things away. I actually took a picture from my area that is just filled with trash. It is just around this guys ¨house¨ and a sign that says ¨No Tire te Basura¨ or ¨Dont throw trash¨. I'll attach that pic. But the service was cool and we got to wear cool little yellow vests. Then earlier in the week we had interviews with the president. That was a lot of fun. I got to see some progression with that because the first 2 weeks I was here we had something that is called a ¨multizona¨ where we went and got instructed by President Franco. And then I didnt understand a single word that was said. Except a sentence he said in english. But last Thursday before we started the interviews, President did a small little capacitation with us and I could get the gist of what he was saying. So small progress... but still dificult. The interview I had with pres was great and I actually got to know him a little better. I learned that he moved to the states when he was 20 years old and learned english there. I asked him some pointers on learning the language. So interviews were fun. Some things that he said in the capacitation I want to share with you because he talked about packages. He said that the only packages they can recieve is packeges that are sent through that Argentina mail currier thing that mom used a couple times. But other than that, nothing else will get here. It is ¨Impossible¨ any other way. But there at the interviews I did get the backpack that mom sent to me! IT IS SO NICE I love it. It is so much more comfortable to walk with. And I freaking loved the sour patch and other stuff that you put in it. As far as other stuff you sent, I doubt that I will get it if it wasnt through that Argentine service thing... I forget what it is called. And the office does a good job. The guy in charge of the mail (materials secretary) is kinda weird (he is from Uruguay). But I get my stuff. And the Financial secretary is super good so really the office elders do a good job. A lot of Elders complain about them because they get nice phones and access to a car and get to do different stuff but I think they do a good job. 

I also went on divisions with my district leader. His name is Elder Tracy, and he is from Washington. He is a cool dude and I like him a lot. He goes home in March I believe. It was fun talking to him. I went to his area and their apartment is literally next to Wal-mart. Like it would take a good 2 minutes to get there depending on how long it would take to cross the street. But it was fun talking to him and hearing things from his perspective. As far as the work in our area, its gone kinda dry. We really only have the Boazzo family progressing. They should be picking out a date to get married thi week then we will get a set date for the to get baptised. But other than them we have just been trying to find new people. Transfers are coming up on the 24th of October so we will see what happens. I think that I will stay and Butler will go. 


But there was a scripture I really liked in Moroni 7:40-47 which says:

40 My beloved brethren, I would speak unto you concerning hope. How is it that ye can attain unto faith, save ye shall have hope?

 41 And what is it that ye shall hope for? Behold I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life eternal, and this because of your faith in him according to the promise.

 42 Wherefore, if a man have faith he must needs have hope; for without faith there cannot be any hope.

 43 And again, behold I say unto you that he cannot have faith and hope, save he shall be meek, and lowly of heart.

 44 If so, his faith and hope is vain, for none is acceptablebefore God, save the meek and lowly in heart; and if a man be meek and lowly in heart, and confesses by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ, he must needs have charity; for if he have not charity he is nothing; wherefore he must needs have charity.

 45 And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

 46 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—

 47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.


I just really liked that. I just finished the book of mormon in English so now I am going to start reading it in Spanish. But that is basically all I got for this week. No real funny stories happened this week. Just casual. We went to that mall again this week cause it is super cool and makes you feel like you are in the states haha. Anyway I hope you all have a great week. 

Cho

Love,
Elder Keicher