Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hey everyone,

How are you all doing? Sorry for writing late today, it is argentinas independence day and like every place was closed, but finally this place opened up for a while. it was super cool to see the grad pics that you sent me of caden and pierce, and sounds like dal is rockin it on the piano!

This week was good, we had church and had some people come. We are planning for some baptisms in the up coming weeks which will be great! andres is doing ok, but kind of took a turn for the worst becuase he got in a fight at school and his mom doest not want him to get baptized because of his behavior! we are working with him and should be able to help them get through this though! we also have some other investigators that are progressing so ill let you know how it goes!
i found a quote this week that i think will help you guys, and i like it alot and dont want anyone to quit the trek early! haha it is by c.s. leiws it says:

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness — they have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means — the only complete realist.”

It has helped me a lot. especially when it is hard to get out of bed or do things that require sacrifice, like a mission, but it will help you on trek im sure! well thanks for everything, sorry for not having fotos i forgot my camera, but next week i promise!!! love you all and thanx for everything! ill pray you dont freeze and that grandma gets better and can walk, cuz i aint carrying her!! love you all!!

Love car

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hey everyone,
Wow it is crazy to think that graduation is already here. i cant believe how time flys! but glad to hear that everyone is doing well and still kicking! im excited to hear how the trek will turn out and all the fun stuff people have planned for summer!
This week was really great! we had the temple dedacation of the cordoba temple and it was so cool! elder Christopherson came and he spoke is spanish the whole time. it is was cool because he served in the argentina north mission which at the time included cordoba. Elder Utchdorf also spoke, but in enlgish and they had a translator! it was very cool and I loved a part of elder utchdorfs talk because he said the ¨ temple is a preview of what awiats faithful members after this life" i loved that becuase i thought of it like movies. the preview are sweet and get us excited to see the real movie, but when we see the real movie it is way better than the previews. It is nice to think that what awaits us after this life is better than the most spiritual and peaceful place you can find in this life. it was a great experience!
To answer some questions, andres is doing great and is excited to get baptized! Im doing well and havent be sick is like years which is great! and yes my camera is still in gerneral pico so i will do my best to get you guys pics as soon as i can! i love you all and wish you all the best! thanks for all your love and support!!!
Love Elder Taysom

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hey everyone
it was great to talk to you guys yesterday! sounds like everything is going well and everyone looks way older than when i last saw them! ( i mean the cousins, the adults look about the same) haha.
This past week was good. i spent most of it in a city called general pico. it was a good time! Anders is doing well and is still attending seminary which is great and is planning on being baptized the 24th of this month which is going to be great! the church attendance is really up as well, and we had about 75 people come to church last sunday! we are pretty excited about the temple dedication as well and everyone is getting ready for it!
Well these days are always the hardest to write because we just spoke yesterday, but to answer some questions, our area is great, is kind of poor, but everyone lives in nice houses the the government gave out, and for some reason televisions i guess are in the "need category" because i have been in many houses that have huge plasma T.V.´s but dont even have enough seats in the house for every member of the family, which is kind of funny, but our area is great! and Many missionaries here get the big packages from the us, but if you just want to send an envelope that also gets in easily as well! well you will have to forgive me for not sending pics, i left my camera in General pico but i should get it tomorrow! And HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM AND GRANDMAS´!!! Love you all and thanks for all your support and prayersÂȘ
Love Elder Taysom

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hey everyone

Wow time flys. feels like i was just writing you guys yesterday and now here we are, it is pretty cold here now! i cant believe it because i see pics of you guys is shorts and stuff! haha
This past week was great. we had 5 investigators come to church and we had 2 people get baptized. It was so great, their names are omar and roxana. they are real troopers and even got married to be able to be baptized. it was really funny because Roxana was a little scared of the water so she asked the biggest elder in the zone to baptized her! it was a great day! and in 2 week we are going to have the temple dedication of the cordoba temple. they have canceled all church meetings that day to watch the temple dedication. the only bad part is the investigators cant come so we are trying to find a way to explain to them that they cant come on the 17th, but it feels weird telling people not to come to church! haha

My comp. and i are doing well and working hard. funny story is that today im writing kind of late because after the baptism yesterday we kind of forgot to turn of the hot water to the baptismal font! we remembered during our personal study today and when we got there it was a little flooded so we spent most the the morning cleaning up. but luckily the church ( and houses) dont have carpet, they are all equipped with tile so it wasnt that hard to clean up! haha well i have to go but know i love you all and that i can feel your prayers and support all the way down here. the work of the lord is moving forward and im happy to be a part of it!
Love Elder Taysom