Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hey everyone

Things sound pretty normal i guess at home. I guess im a little ticked that they kicked the team out for not going to a meeting that they didnt even know about! But other than that super happy about life in general! except the fact that my english is getting worse everytime i right, but you all will just have to forgive me!

This week went quite well, we had some great lessons and almost spent the entire week in our own area! we had like 5 people come to church and 3 have batpismal dates for this month! Norma has to quit smoking, but she is going great so far so if you guys could pray for her we would really be grateful! we are also very excited because we are going to have gerneral conferance this weekend and we are doing somthing called " white afternoon" and the whole zone is going to have a big baptismal service of all the investigators that are ready to accept this great ordanance with heavenly father. ( seriosly it is very frustrating trying to writing in english, you have no idea)!

Sorry for righting late again this week, we had a meeting today, but ya now im here! haha, This week was rather normal as far as wierd stuff happening! oh we found a rat in our house ( but the house was clean i swear) and so we tried to get it out of the house but it ran under the stove, so an elder in the house had the great idea to try to burn it with a lighter and an axe bottle! didnt work so well, but we did manage to sing a few of the rats hair before it ran out and tried to go in my room!, well i did not want that to happen so i threw the 10 pound wieght i had in my hands ( dont know why i had the weight in my hands but i did) in the landed right on the rat and killed it! i must say im quite the hunter kinda like Nefi, but anyways that was the crazy story of the week! Well i love you all alot and thanks for a the support and prayers you send my way! love you all

Love Elder Taysom

ps: the pics are from my first day in the mission, and about 2 months ago!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hey everyone,

That is so sweet that dad hung out with eric weddle!!! Man i would have liked to be there. but not more than here! And im glad to hear that the church ball team is still holding up! 

This week was good! We are starting to see some real growth in the area now which is great!! we had 5 people come to church which is good and one was a great miracle! we got a reference from a member in our ward that said a guy came up to him and asked him if he knew the mormon missionaries. he said yes, and the guys told him to send them to his house as soon as he could. so we stopped buy that night and found him! his name is carlos and the first thing he said to us was " you know, i am a mormon" and we were like "oh how long ago did you get baptized?" and he said, oh i havent been baptized yet, but ive been to church many times and believe in everything and i love it! then he showed us all the books he has from the church and explained that he wants us to keep stopping by to teach his whole family! and he came to church yesterday! he is one of the most prepared men that i have found, and it was a huge miracle, and something similar happened last week so the lord is really blessing us which is great! we should be able to bring some great people to the waters of baptism here in the next couple of weeks!

Um ya so to answer some questions, ya it is starting to cool down finally so we are stoked for winter. the zone was doing quite well, we broke the record for baptisms last month which was great, but this month we got left without many investigators so we are kind of behind, but we should be able to see  a lot of the lords children return to the straight and narrow this weekend! we´ll have to see how it goes! well i love you all! thanks for everything and your prayers!! love you

Love Elder Taysom

ps. the pics are of a service that we did, and playing some sting-pong!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hey everyone,

Looks like everything is going well. Super cool that spence and quincy and zack got their mission calls. I feel so old now! things go by too fast. I dont like it but not much i can really do about it! 

This past week was good. we spent most of it in the area, but when sunday came around all the people that were going to come to church didnt come, so we left and went to go look for people. Even after like an hour of looking for someone to come to church, no one could still come. we walked back to the church and saw a guy walking in the street and we started to talk with him. One of the first things he said was " you know what, i need to be baptized now". we were pretty surprised because people dont normally say that, but turns out this guys has listened to the missionaries for years. he has read the book of mormon 4 times and D&C  2 times! he is super prepared and has been to the church like 5 or 6 times. he never got baptized because he felt he wasnt ready because he felt too prideful! i know! i couldnt believe my ears either, but for some reason now he feels ready. i would have baptized him that very day, but the bishop wouldnt let me, because he would like to announce the baptism in sacrament meeting, but really it was a very special experience and this man is super prepared! it was a great testimony builder that there is always someone the lord is preparing to hear the missionaries!

Well i dont have much time, but just know i love you all and i wish grandma a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Dal too in case i forgot. sorry for the lack of pics, for some reason they arent downloading. Well i love you all and thanks for all the prayers and support from your end in the great white north!!!!

Love Elder Taysom

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hey everyone,

So ya everything sound like it is going swell. I sure hope grandma gets better from that little accident, haha its funny because i was for sure dallin was going to be the one to have an accident that day, haha but grandma took the heat for him i guess. i sure hope she starts feeling better. 

This week was ok. Unfortunately most of it was spent in the hospital with sick sister missionaries, and even today we were in the hospital so thats why im writng late. it is kind of putting a damper on the missionary work in our area, but we are hoping that this week we will be able to get a little bit more done in the area! we had some people come to church this past week and Fernando is the closest person to be baptized, if we can get him to shut his mouth a little bit! haha but really i have never met a person that talks more than him in all my life. we could use some prayers for him so he can open his heart more and listen to what we have to say.

But ya this last week pretty normal. my comp. is a sinner!!! well he had to carry a sister missionary because she had a panic attack and had fainted! it was funny because he said after that she was heavier than he thought!! luckliy she was still out of it so she didnt hear him! hahaha ya but me and elder Bradford are doing great. i have never been in a companionship that meshes so well, and we get to stay together for at least another transfer! i didnt get transfered! so all is well! well i love you guys and thanks for all you do and for your love and support! love you all

Love Elder Taysom

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hey everyone!

Things sound like they are going good up there. so there was alot of snow? that is crazy so late in feb. now that i think about it, i can literaly say i havent seen snow in years! haha but im glad all is well.

This week was good, but we didnt work much in our area again, but i think this week we are going to be able to work more here in Maldonado. We did teach some great lessons with some new investigadors and we just keep finding more and more prepared people to teach. And this sunday Marco ( the guy that got baptized about 3 weeks ago) is going to get the preisthood and baptize his son!!! i sure hope i get to stay to see that, but transfers are this saturday so i guess we will have to see!

So alot of crazy things happened this past week. well first i went to a small town about 4 hours outside of bahia, and stayed there the night and almost 2 because i almos lost my bus ride back. haha but i got back in time and the next day was saturday and we went to villa longa, a small town about 3 hours outside of bahia, but in the other direction, it was planned that we would get back the same night, but there was a wreck on the highway so we got held up lik 2 hours. by the time we got in the town, the bus to come back had already left! haha normally it wouldnt be bad, but in villa longa, there are no missionaries or church. just like 2 members and we didnt know who they were. so we started to ask if there was a hotel in town, and guess what?!! there wasnt, but luckiy we ran into the members so we stayed with them the night and that was a blessing!! haha but that was just one cool thing that happend! well got to go, but just now i love you all and thanks for everything you do for me, and thanks for all the prayers.

Love Elder Taysom

ps my comp. got pooped on by a bird! hahaha