Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hey everyone,
Sounds like everyone is doing good. i loved the picture of our family with a Ryosuke, My new comp. says he looks like he is the "gem" of the family because he is right out in front of everyone! haha but im glad he is staying with the family and hope he is having a good time. sorry for not writing earlier, i was in the terminal all day because there was transfers.

This week was great. we had alot of really powerful lessons and found some really great new investigators. we also had the baptism of marco and nicolas and 2 others. it was a great experience. marco asked me to baptize him and i was really touched, but what touched me more was durring the baptism. marco works in the military, and is kind of a  " mans man". a real burly guy, and the whole time we were teaching him he never even came close to showing much emotion, but during the baptismal service, he cried like a baby. it was one of the most powerful moments in my mission. no one can hide from the powerful feeling of the spirit and when it testifies, even the worlds most manly men can be brought to tears. its something i will never forget.

So i also got a new comp. my old one is the new assistant so ive got hook ups with the president now! haha but ya my new comp is from idaho and his name is elder bradford! he is a real good guy and really excited about the work! i stayed here in my area and we are just excited! well i better go but just know i love you all and i love being a missionary!! thanks for all the prayers for the people of argentina and i promise they will thank you guys one day in heaven! love you all!!

Love Elder Taysom

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hey everyone.

Sounds like you guys had a pretty normal week and  dal looks pretty hispter from the pics i saw, haha adn grandma told me that caden can start his papers in a few weeks or months if he wants!! that is crazy how time fly´s!!! and i cant believe that sadie is 11!! its crazy.

This week was a pretty good week, we found alot of new people to teach and had some powerful lessons! we have four people commited to baptism this next week and we are excited. unfortunatly mauricio decided to not listen to us anymore, but we are very excited for marcos and nicolas! there are great guys and they could use your prayers! it was actually really werid because nicolas called us the other day and said " elders i feel the need to be baptized, can i do it next week! it was awesome and a great testimony builder! miracles never cease in the mission thats for sure!! we are excited and hope that all goes well because there are transfers this week and we both want to be here for the baptism of marco and nicolas!

Other than that is was a pretty normal week! there are alot of sick missionaries in the mission and here in bahia, but for some reason im fine, and i havent felt the least bit sick in the last 7 months or so! im truly blessed to be able to serve the lord with all my strength and might! well i have to go, but just know i love you all and can fell your prayers! keep up there good work there and know that i pray so that you guys can have spiritual excpirences like im having!!! Love you all again

Love Elder Taysom

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hey everyone

Things sound like they are getting back to normal! i didnt know that dal had a japanese brother! do i have one? haha but thats cool. you have to send mi pics of him!

This week was good and we had some good sucess in the mission and zone. we have some good new goals for 2015 and are excited! mauricio is coming along, but as of right now cant stop his addiction. we are afriad he is losing faith in himself, but only time will tell! we are teaching some real good families and we are expecting some baptisms these next couple weeks! i love helping people enter into the waters of baptism and helping them gain thier salvation! i love a quote from elder holand that i share with a lot of new missionaries. he says ¨ it is impossible to feel homesick in a baptismal font¨. i have also found out something else, that one also feelsl the most joy anyone can feel in the mission field in a baptismal font. i love being a missionary!

well just know im doing well and loving the work. this week we ran into that drunk guy that thinks god speaks to him in our church, and he wants us to talk to him again, but we told him he cant go in the chapel if he is drunk and he said ´´ its fine, ill just wait till i die then" haha it was so funny. well other than that the week was normal.just remember i love you all and keep you in my prayers. thanks for all the love and support for home.  

Love Elder Taysom

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hey everyone!

Wow i cant beleive its 2015. how time fly´s!!! well you all look good and healthy and im glad the taysom family took home the trophy from the b ball game this year! the imlay´s must have been pretty tired or sick of something because we probably should not have won. but im sure you guys worked hard and im proud of the fam! hahaaha 

This week was good! for new years all of argentina set off fireworks basically the whole night, and it was sweet! news years day when we went out to work there was basically no one in the streets, but we set out with faith that we were going to find someone prepared to hear our message. worked hard the whole morning and no one wanted to talk. well actually they were all still drunk and didnt know what was happing in the moment! haha but right before our lunch appointment we felt we should knock on one more door, and we found joanna! she was super prepared and loved our message! she came to church yesterday and has a lot of great questions! it was awesome to see the hand of the lord working through us!

We are still working with mauricio, but he has to stop some addictions that we didnt know about, but if he can stay clean this week, he will be baptized this next week! im doing good and sitll thrilled to be here as a missionary. i will never tire of saying that being a missionary is the best thing in the world! just know i love all of you guys and i thank all of you for your prayers! and if you could all pray for mauricio that would be great too! i love all you guys!

Love Elder taysom  

My camera didnt load the pics, but next week for sure!