Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hey everyone!

Things sound like they are going good up there! haha it is weird to see you guys in shorts and flips flops because it is cold here! haha i love all the photos of you guys! I dont think that i can send photos this week because our normal cyber shop is close today, and the internet in this new shop is really bad! but for sure next week!

This week was really good! we had the baptism of one of our investigators! it was a great experience and her mom came to the baptism and she wants to be baptized too! the only problem is that her ¨partner¨ (who is a member of the church) doesnt want to get married! we are praying that the lord will soften his heart and that she will be able to be baptized! i have seen the lord soften the hearts of some pretty sturn men in my last area and i have faith he can do it again with her ¨husband¨!

My new area is really cool! Mar del Plata is a big city, there is 3 different zones here!  Mar Del Plata North, central, and south! this last december, elder christoferson came to mar del plata to see if it is ready to make a mission! and we think in the next year or so it will become a mission! we walk a lot, but also there are buses that drive around the city, and you pay 4 pesos to get on and get off at your stop. it is alot different than trenque lauqen! we can´t use watches or rings and we can only use our camera on P-days, but it is still really nice and way more safe than buenos aries! haha! well got to go, but thanks for all the support and love, and for your payers too!!

Elder Taysom

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hey everyone!

Wow this past week a lot has happened! I have been transfered to Mar Del Plata! it is so crazy! i got here about 730 in the morning and the difference is so crazy! it is a huge city, and our house is one of the worst houses in the mision! haha how funny that i went from the best to the worst! haha we cant flush the toilet paper here and there is 6 of us in one house! i didnt find my camera, but im going to buy a new one and ill send you pics next week! the internet is way better here and i can send things basicaly just as fast as there in the US!

It was so sweet when i left Trenque Lauqen! we had a big party and then they all came to the terminal when i left! they all wrote me cards and gave me gifts, it was really sweet of them! it turns out that our area got closed! there was 6 missionaries in the same branch, so they closed our areà and now there are only 4 which is a way better use of missionaries! we thought that this might happen last transfer, but it happened this transfer!
Me and my new comp. have some good new investigators, and we are trying to prepare one for baptism this saturday! My comps. name is Elder Bagley! he is from Boise idaho! he is a big guy and he is really funny! i dont know him that well, but from what i have seen he is a good hard worker and i think we are going to work well together! our area is Monolito 1 and we have one of the best wards in the mission! 
Oh and my ortho went fine! i have a new bottom retainer and he formed it to fit in my plastiv retainer! it was 300 pesos in total! that is like 40 bucks! Well that was my week, if you want to look it up on google maps just type in mar del plata, monolito. I love you all soooo much and miss you to!!

Elder Taysom

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hey Everyone!
It was so awesome to talk to you guys yesterday! It is crazy to think that i have already used up half of my “skype days” in the misión! Wow it goes by so fast! You guys all look so much older than when i left, and by the way, i dont have an accent, you guys do! Haha So i loved the video that you sent of fez opening his misión call, but we have no way to hear the video so i still dont know where he is going to serve! But i guess i will know in a week! haha
This week was an ok week for our investigadors! we had great lessons, but in the end none came to church! V almost did but we dont know what happened! we rode to church with him in his car but then he said he had to go drop somthing of at his sons house and that he would be back in like 15 min, but never came back! it was hard to see, but we are keeping up the faith that some of our new investigators will start comming!
well me and my comp are still doing good! he is very quiet guy and i do most of the talking throughout the day, but we are learning how to teach well together so that is good! somtimes its hard for him and me to get out of bed in the mornings, but we started a new work out program and i should be bigger the tanner when i get back! well got to go, love you all so much!
Elder Taysom

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hey everyone,
Wow things sound like they are going good up there! It is crazy that it has already been 5 months since i talked with you guys last! this sunday ( the 11th of may) at 4:30 (my time) i can skype you guys! im not sure if the time difference is the same becuase of day-lights-savings there in the US, so you will have to look that up!
This week was a good week! we finally are starting to see some success! this week we got an investigator to come to church with us! it was such a huge blessing! we found him on saturday in the afternoon and he said he was very interested! He accepted the invatation to be baptized the the 24th of may and came to church the next day! it was such a blessing to our fast! A miracle really becuase no one is outside walking during the siesta here, but he was and now we have a strong new investigator! unfortunately some of our other investigators dont wan´t to meet with us anymore, but thats ok. something that hermana Parreño said to us the last conf. really helped me. she talked about the importance of teaching well. but then she said that even the best missionaries in the world have lost investigadors, as missionaries we cant take away people´s agency, even the best teacher of all, heavenly father lost 1/3 of his children. as missionries our purpose is to invite others to come unto christ, but hey will always have the opportunity to not accept the message that we share! it was a real good boost that helped me out alot!
Well it is staritng to get a little cold here, i feel like it should be christmas soon because of the weather. haha me and elder Romero ( and elder that i live with from columbia) sing christmas songs all day now! haha and that is way cool that kason got his call to the Philippines! so stoked to hear where people are getting called to serve so keep me informed! well i love you all and if you have any questions ask them on sunday! take care and thanks for everything!
Elder Taysom
Ps sorry i forgot my camera in the house! :(