Tuesday, January 3, 2017

This Week I Ate...

Hey Fam,

How are you all doing? I am doing great here in ARG and have actually experienced a few firsts in my life this week. The first 1st was it was the first New Years Eve I did not stay up til midnight. They go crazy with fireworks here all over the streets and they party til 4am in the morning. Other Elders had told me it is hard to sleep on those nights because of all the noise. So I popped 2 Ibprofan PM and was out by 10:30. Didnt even wake up. But I didnt really do much for New Years. We had to be in the Apartment by 7pm on the 31st and 1st. The other "1st" was I ate ostrich. haha we went over to a members house for lunch the other day and they asked me if I have ever ate ostrich before. I actually didnt understand them cause Ostrich was a word I didnt ever think about learning but then they showed me the ostrich they killed on their phone and then I realized what they were talking about. We ate it in the form of empanadas so it was actually really good. Just tasted like regular meat. Nothing too special but it was definitely different. Then this past week we had a branch activity which was just a little party to celebrate Christmas and the new year as a branch. We had both of our investigator families there and they seemed to enjoy it. It is super funny because Augustin Boasso who i like 15 was playing Clash of Clans on his phone at the activity and I kinda freaked. haha I saw him accross the room playing with his phone sideways, which is a key giveaway that he was playing clash. So I got to be a nerd for 10 minutes and I gave him some tips on how to play the game cause he had just downloaded it. But dont worry... I didnt play it. hahaha

Anyway I very much enjoyed talking to you guys. It was awesome seeing you guys and conversing for the time we had. It was great seeing and hearing your humor. One thing maybe we could do different is do one on one talking to start then all come together at the end as a group. Just a thought. It is still quite Hot and Humid... it is different.

 Anyway I will leave you guys with a message from Elder Rasband that he gave to mission presidents in the South America region a while back. It was great and I hope you enjoy: 

Seminar of Mission Presidents – Ushuaia, Argentina
Remember, O Lord, the presidents, even all the presidents of thy church, that thy right hand may exalt them, with all their families, and their immediate connections, that their names may be perpetuated and had in everlasting remembrance from generation to generation. D&C 109:71
After reading section 109, verse 71 of the Doctrine and Covenants (above), Elder Rasband said: I pronounce this same blessing on each one of you, each person, each individual, each couple, each of your families, each of your children and your children´s children, your missionaries, and your immediate connections, whether near or far.
I promise that this compensating blessing is given to you and your family because of your consecrated work. I am grateful for your service. You have raised your arms to the square in sacred Temples and now you are here. You are a sacred assembly of the Lord´s elect.
I bless you as though my hands were on your heads that Heavenly Father will give you health and strength and physical stamina and guiding revelation that you will be filled with enthusiasm and the Spirit of the Holy Ghost.
Tell your missionaries that this same blessing is extended thru you to them as well. Tell them to be fearless, to be bold but not overbearing. As they work to find and teach, they will feel the power to invite their investigators to make commitments that will help them progress to baptism.
This is the Lord´s work. Know that you are equal partners with us in this great work.
I invoke this blessing upon you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. 

I hope you all reap the blessings in your lives and recognize them. Have a great week. 


Elder Corbin Keicher

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