Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hey everyone!

Sounds like life is pretty busy and cold from what i can see from the fotos! haha it is weird because it is starting to get hot here, but im hoping i can use this time to my benefit and sweat my way to a 6 pack! i quess we will have to see! 

This was another good week! we had 2 more baptisms and it was awesome! M and his daughter were baptized and it was a great service! he is a great guy! when we found him, it was from a reference of another ward! they said he went to church a lot there, but was never baptized! it turns out he likes the church a lot, but never got baptized because he wasnt married to his ¨wife¨. it happens alot here! anyways about 2 months ago his wife passed away in an accident and he stopped going to church, but we found him, taught him the wonderful plan of happiness and he is very excited to go to the temple and get sealed with his wife! i love this time and the chance to see the friuts of our work, but i always had the thought in my mind that, when i baptize every week, i will feel so content! Luckily the lord has blessed me to feel as he feels! every baptisms that we have is great, but there are thousands that still havent entered into this great convenio with god! and i feel there is still so much work to do!!

we did have a funny experience in the baptism! the daughter of M, who is 9, when she first touch the water with her foot, said it was cold and maybe she didnt want to get baptized anymore, but she walked in a little futher and found out it was warm under the surface! after she was baptized she started to follow the member up the stairs, but then turned around and did a cannon ball into the baptismal font and started to swim around! hahahaha it was so funny because the member went back in after her and got her to start waking out again, when she said, ¨WAIT¨.. the member moved out of the way thinking she forgot something in the font, and when she got past him, she jump in again and started swimming! hahaha it was the best! anyway i got to go but thanks for everything you guys do for me, and it seems to me that packages come in faster if they are wrapped in tape and have the pope and virgin mary all over them!! love you all!!

Love Elder Taysom

Photos: of the baptism and me eating at an all you can eat buffet!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hey everyone

Wow it is crazy to see how time flys! when i saw the picture of tanner looking at the seniors, i realized that taylor cumming is a senior! i feel so old! :( and that is sweet that we are ranked 16 in the nation for cross country!

This week was good! we had the bapitms of L y S and it was sweet! no almost the whole family is baptized, we just have to baptize the dad! they are an awesome family and im greatful for the oportunity i have had to teach them the restored gosple! oh and remember M, who we were teaching and baptized her 3 kids, but she had to wait to move out of that guys house! well i found out this week that 2 days after i left the area, she found a place and moved out, and got baptized that very day! haha it was awesome! the lord is blessing me alot with very prepared people to teach and blessing me with the opportunity to see alot of them enter into the waters of baptims! i have never been more happy in my whole life than i am now being a missionary! it is awesome!

so ya i still havent recieved the package, but i did find out that those flat rate mail bags come in alot easier and faster, so i should be getting the one you sent me soon! i do have a way to play cd´s of motab and i would love one! i sure hope the imlays are ok, and send them my love and my payers! and just know that im doing good and loving serving the lord! i love you all and thanks for everything!

Love elder taysom!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hey everyone!

sounds like life is as busy as ever and that things are going well! its funny to think that our little family now covers 3 contenents! haha im sure the time of season there is really nice right now too! and almost thanksgiving! i will envy your turkey and roast ham dinner! haha

This week was an awesome week! my first week in the area and we are teaching a lot of people! we have a family that is going to get baptized this weekend and they are excited! well 2 kids are already baptized and the mom and dad and daughter are getting baptized this week! we have seen some great miracels in this area and hope to see many more in the weeks that come! the lord blesses missionaies and wants all his children to return to live with him! i have the great blessing of seeing and helping his children come back! i love it!

My new comp. is elder Ramírez, and he is from ecuador! he is the best and has about the same time in the mission as me! he is a hard worker and loves the gosple! he is a convert of about 2 years and its wierd because he is 25 and im 19, but we get along quite well! haha and i love being in the city of bahia! it is pretty sweet! its pretty close to a beach! well i got to go, but thanks for everything you guys do for me and for all your love and prayers! love you all

Love Elder Taysom

An excerpt from an email sent to dad this week:

 As a missionary i have one of the greatest blessing in the world, and i have become so grateful for the chance to serve and there is one reason in particular. it is that i have the chance to see the gospel change people, and change families! i have never seen anything like it but the way people change through the gospel is somthing i am so grateful for! i have seen people sob and weep because they feel no way out of the difficulties of life, and in a matter of days weep tears of joy and gratitude for the chance god gave them to hear our message! i feel it is something i took for granted before my mission, and didnt really realize the role the gospel has in a family, but i have never been so grateful for the gospel in terms of how it can bless a family!

we are teaching this woman named L who has a family that one could say is dysfunctional haha, when we first came there was not a single second that someone was not yelling at someone else. ( i did kind of feel at home a little bit) haha, but i have seen this family change, thourgh the gospel, and there is a spirit in that home that was not there before, and this family has seen it too, and because of the change the gospel has made for their family, this sunday, they have made the decision to enter into the waters of baptism so they, one day can recieve a fullness of joy by entering in the temple! i would say that there is nothing i am so grateful for than the opportunity i had to be rasied in a family that teaches gospel principles! i will never be able to thank my father in heaven enough! and i am grateful for the chance i have to share it with others too!! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hey everyone!

Well i totally forgot about halloween, but i love all the pics that i got! it all looks so festive! in argentina they dont celebrate it so i spaced on it! haha, but dals eyes do look pretty creepy! so guess what, i have been transfered again! im in bahia blanca in the maldonado ward! my comp. is from ecuador and he is a great guy! we are excited to baptize alot and help people come unto cristo!!

This past week was good, but we didnt get to work that much in my area! my comp had to do his document papers, and i went on divisons to try to help some sisters who have been struggling in there areas a little! but we still did get some good work done, and we saw a great miracle! we were walking down the steet and some lady flagged us down from in here house and ran outside to us! she told us that she had spoken to missionaies before in another area and that she wanted to go to church and get baptized, but didnt know where to find the missionaries, until we walked past her house and she found us! it was just a great example of how sacrifice brings forth the blessing of heaven! and even if we cant be in our area, the lord will bless us with prepared people if we are obedient!

so ya that was my week! sorry i cant send photos because i forgot my camera, but i will send more photos next week! i sure hope all is well at home and just know im doing well here! the lord is helping us everyday and we see miricles daily! love you all and thanks for all you prayers and love!

Love Elder Taysom

An excerpt from an email sent to the fam the same day:

Mom and dad! hey so i have like 2 min, but just know i love you lots and ill save time so you dont have to wonder! this transfer i was called to serve as a zone leader. it is a great responsibility and im happy for this opportunity! thanks for all the gospel principles that you taught me as a child! they helped me be the missionary i am today! i love you and thanks for everything!

Love car