Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hey everyone,

everything sound like its going good! im doing good here and just enjoying life as a missionary. this week was pretty good.

We had marcelo come to church, and he actually came last week, but  he came at 9 instead of 9:30 and when he saw that no one was there he left and went home. he is progressing well and  very reseptive. we also have found a bunch of new people to teach this week. The mission is doing well also and i think we aer going to have interviews with the new pres. this week. we are just working hard here in the area and trying to do the work the lord wants us to do. 

this week i also studied alot about our true nature and how it is such an enemy to god. i have found that most people try to get as close as they can, without crossing it, to the bar set by god. it is our natural human drive to do that. you will see it a lot with missionaries that had problems with following the rules on the mission where the bar set by god is very short. They will have problems when they return because  the bar is a lot higher! just for an example, it is very unlikely that a missionary will break the word of wisdom on the mission because the bar set by god is very far from it, but there are some missionaries who have a lot of trouble with coke, which is a rule in our mission not to drink. when they get back, i fear they might have trouble with the word of wisdom because it is their natural tendency to get as close to the bar or fire as they can. they go through the mission instead of the letting the mission go through them. i have focused on this point and prayed that the lord will help me stay away from the bar, and i have seen great changes in me throughout my mission. i'm striving to stay as far a way from the bar as i can. and i am alot happier for it. just a thought! haha

To answer some questons we try to speak in spanish as much as we can, but sometimes an enlgish phase slips out like ¨you got this¨  or somthing like that! well i love you all and  thanks for the love and support and sorry my camera isnot accepted by the computer for some reason so no pics. :( love you all!!

Love elder Taysom

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hey everyone,

sounds like this past week was great and like you all had a good time, The video that you sent didnt quite work well, but next week ill try to get it to work so i can see dal surfing!

This week was an ok week, we did a lot of divisions in other areas so we didnt have any investigators come to church, but we are exctied for this week becuase we have some good plans to work with the members alittle more. we are working hard in the street and doing lots of contacts, but we need more references from the members so that we can get the ball rolling alittle bit more. the ward is really excited about missionary work so we are going to use them alot more. but other than that we are doing good and just looking for the people here that are ready to hear the gospel.

To answer some questions. i still use my sleeping bag sometimes, but sometimes i get hot in it so not every night. my comp and i are doing well, he is a good guy and likes to work alot. sometimes we have different ideas about things, but we are both very patient and willing to listen to one another so we dont fight or anything like that, we are good freinds! and The zone is a new zone again, the new pres likes small zones so he spilt our zone in half and now it is alot easier!!! haha but all is going great here and just loving life. by the way i sent the letters so they should be there already or get there soon, there are 2 one for the morris family and one for Bro. Bundy. Well i love you all and miss you too. thanks for everything you do and for all your prayers and love!

Love Elder Taysom

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hey everyone,

Looks like everyone is doing well and you are all so tan! haha it is weird because my legs are whiter than they have ever been in my life! haha and by the way the elder that looks like dad is elder Diaz from paraguay! haha funny though right?!

Well im doing well here in mar del plata! we are just working on getting more investigators because when i got here there werent many that were progressing! Emi and Sara are doing ok, it is hard for emi to come to church becuase she is pregnant and she is sick alot, but they are saying thier prayers and both want to be baptized, they just have trouble coming to church, but we did get this guy named marcelo to come and he liked it alot so we will see how he progresses. he is alittle crazy, but i think we can smack the crazy out of him! haha but over all im loving the area and have great spirtual expireinces  everyday! ( sorry for my english, i know its bad).

But ya im doing well and healthy and yesterday i got to see a famliy that got baptized about a year and a half ago and i was served in the ward about a week after they got baptized! we had a good get together in the terminal and their 2 sons are just sent in their mission papers!! im so excited for them! well i love you all and sorry for not being able to write much, kinda short on time this week, but next week ill right more! love you all and thanks for the support and love!!!

Love Elder Taysom

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hey everybody,

Thanks for all the birthday wishes! you guys are too sweet! it was a great day and we spent most of it contacitng and visiting people! it was my first sunday in the ward so nobody knew it was my birthday! but they all said they would bake me a cake this week so i hope i dont gain some serious wieght! haha

This week was pretty good as far as work goes. we dont have that many investigators so we are looking alot and have found some good people! we are teaching 2 young girls about 19 and 17 years old! Emi and Sara are their names and they are progressing well, but didnt come to church this sunday. we could use some prayers on thier behave so that the can come to church! i also met the new president and his wife! the best way to describe him is the exact opposite of pres. parreño! it is weird, but he seems like a very fun man. he is/was the vice president of World Wide Credit Union, so he is very succesfull and has very good ideas for the mission! im excited, but i sure will miss pres. parreño as well!

To Answer some questiones, i did return to the same stake but not the same ward! im in the next ward over, but we share the chapel now so i got to see some of the members from when i was here over a year ago! and the other day i was on divisions and this guy started to follow us on his bike and my comp. thought he was going to rob us, but the guy yelled TAYSOM? and i turned around and it was an old investigaodor of mine! haha it was so cool, we talked for a while and got his new direction and the other elders are going to stop by this week! it was so cool to think that some guy remembered my name after a year had past and i had only taught him twice! well i got to go, but just know i love you all and thanks for all the B-Day whishes and love you sent/send my way.

Love car

Fotos: one is of an elder in the mission that looks like dad! haha, the other is of my new mission pres. and us, you can tell how different he is from my last pres. just by the pic. and the last is of a burger i ate last week that was the biggest burger i have ever eaten! haha