Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

Hola mother.... Or should I say Hello

Dear Mother....

Well looks like the last week has officially started. This last Sunday I had to talk in church and everyone was like oh freak you're leaving and I had to tell them it wasn't until next week but I really hadn't thought a lot about it until they were talking about my family and stuff. Crazy how fast time flies in the mission. Kinda gave me butterflies to think about it. Anyways one more week to work so best do it good. Today we are in Leones and we will go to Marcos Juárez to work with the elders there, All the Zone has baptized except Marcos Juarez and Lamadrid so we will see if we can help them out.  Last night we had a dinner with the family Franco for a despedido. We ate homemade pizza and listened to some Latin music jaja. Also Manuel got me back on arm wrestling so we are all tied up 1 to 1. 

Tuesday will be our last lunch with them and then in the night we have to go to Córdoba so I can be legal to go home. Also I seen Ruben today in the terminal before we headed to Leones. He is the karate dude that me and Pryor baptized. I was super happy to get to see him cause he lives in a different town now and the chances are like one in a million to see the dude. Also Friday we are gunna have a dinner with the family of Antonela. She is the lady me and Campelo baptized. 
Love the freak out of the mission. It will be a lot bigger culture shock for me to come home than leaving to the mission field. For sure is my second home.  Best 2 years, has a lot of meaning to it. Special time to be able to only have to worry about the Lord's work and not family, work, studies, and all that good stuff. 

Thanks for all the support the last not only 2 years but 20... Always been a super great mom in everything. Don't know how you do it but thanks for the example in everything. Love you almost as much as you love me :) 

Church is true, book is blue, see you in a few.
Elder Dylan Lindsay

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016

Sounded like Dakoda's endowment session went well. I haven't been through the temple in over a year so I hope here in 2 weeks before I head out the new mission President will let us have some alone time with you know who. 

This week we talked a lot with Walter that was going get baptized but fua satan man.... He knows what he is doing. Ha he knows he needs to get baptized and stuff but doesn't have faith. He is a great guy and I won't say anything negative. Just know that the longer someone has been with satan the less agency they seem to USE, not have but use. Satan makes it hard for us to see the hope and faith in things and that's what happened to Walter. We are still helping him out but that's why he didn't get baptized this last weekend.

Although he didn't Maximiliano DID!!!! He is a stud and got out of the drugs and is a member of the true church now. Love the dude and has made a huge change in his life. His little brother came back from a mini mission in Rio Tercero (my first area) to baptize  and confirm him. Pretty special.

This week we will have interviews with President Correa. Pretty excited to get to know him. Going to miss President Alliaud but the works all the same.  Maybe the way we do it is a little different but the end purpose is all the same. 

Still not trunky jaja you said less than 17 days and it doesn't feel like it but then when I think I'll only email one more time it's kinda crazy jaja but Imma keep working and you keep praying ;)

Love ya ma 

Elder Lindsay

A blind snake we found
Servicio we had at the beginning of the week. Cleaned out the patio.
asado after aswell
then in the night we had another asado with the quorum
this is my breakfast.... six eggs and a nice ol protien shake jajaj 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 11, 2015

This week went by super fast. We ended up working like 3 or 4 days in the area cause we were traveling to Leones and Villa Maria to do intercambios and participate in the district meetings. In the end Walter made it to the church Sunday with all the boys and his wife. Walter will get baptized this weekend and we are super excited. He knows the church helps him and is in a rough situation in his life but is willing to keep pressing forward. 

Other news is that there has been a leak in nuestro pipe in the wall I guess and it leaked down to our neighbors. They are a nice bolivian family that are patient haha but my comp left the hot water turned on 2 times this last week and right know they are fixing it. The past week we haven't had hot water and had to take everything out of the kitchen and so the place is a mess ha. The first couple days we took cold showers after workouts and it wasn't terrible but it was super super cold so now we just go over to Gaston's house to shower. 

We are now starting week 4 of 6 and haven't really thought much about home ja so sorry for not saying a lot about the plans. Love the mission and the best 2 years is down to 3 weeks so best be enjoying it. It's pretty special to walk into a house and see people feel the spirit. Something that I think everyone forgets once in while but in the mission it's undeniable to know how the Lord molds the broken hearted and teaches the lost lambs. Dope stuff.

Hope everything is going good at home and I'll talk to you next week. I think this week we have interviews with Presidente Correa so we will see how that goes.

Love ya

Elder Lindsay

Cute little gringo girl.
Bathroom selfie. Classy?

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016

This week we planned for the Zone meeting Thursday and got everything ready for lunch and everything. Thursday we had everyone here in the zone. After our capacitation, we ate some tacos and then everyone left to there areas.

Oh yeah freak so Brady is super lucky. The girl Guadalupe that we gave a blessing to last Tuesday is still in a coma and they think that her brain isn't working. Just on a machine. Sad...

On a better note ULISES GOT BAPTISED. The three bros are members!! Got Elder Gomez to baptize him. Turned out pretty nice. The primary here is pretty strong ja super happy for people that fulfill their callings. Makes the church roll a lot smoother for sure. 

Funny story. My comp and I were heading to lunch on our bikes in this rainstorm. He was trying to cross behind me to get in front.  He isn't a biker type right. Yeah he clipped my back tire and hit the asphalt rolling through the water. Ha I stopped under a tree dying with laughter. Ha only broke his reflector and some pride ha love the kid. 

Everything is going good. Lots of stuff to do here. Lots of people that need the gospel and little time left so hey que trabajar.

Thanks for everything the last 2 years. Just keep it up for like 30 more days or however many I have left.

Love ya
Elder Lindsay

Baptism of Ulises

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016

Last week one is over....

This last week we spent trying to get everyone to baptize in the zone.. Really that was the whole last transfer but IT PAYED OFF!! The last weekend we had to baptize it was raining and super cold but we didn't care and we finally got the hermanas here a baptism. There were 3 that were gunna get baptized but in the end it was just my bud Nahuel. Love the little kid. On the way to a FHE the other day I asked if he was ready for his baptism (cause we were double on my bike) and he told me that he was kinda worried. I asked him why and he made me promise I wouldn't tell anyone. It was cause he didn't know how to read and was nervous they would make him read and he was trying hard to learn. I gave him a little picture book of the BOM and we read it together at church ha. Love the family.

Yesterday was the official last day of Presidente Alliaud... We went to Córdoba and had a little conference with the leaders and it was dope ha. Only 3 zones got to give an account of their work and we were one of them cause we got Zion.. That means that the whole zone baptized. After that me and Elder Bretón from the DR had to capacitate the new district leaders. Pretty cool stuff.

This morning we got back at like 2 in the morning and my comp Elder Gomez started throwing up cause he had drank too much coke hahaha. Yeah you're right it isn't funny. Anyways after we woke up we got a call that a member the night before had gotten in a wreck and wanted us to go to the hospital. We had to take some medicine to the sisters cause they got sick yesterday and then after made it to the hospital at like 11 and had to wait until 1 to give her a blessing. She is still unconscious and is in bad shape. She hit her head pretty good and yeah pray for Guadalupe Peralta. 

Also I have a buddy here in the mission that headed out this morning. His dad passed away about 3 days ago. I talked to him a bit and he is a super nice kid. Super sad to hear that but I seen him before I headed out of the mission home yesterday and fua.... Crazy stuff. Change of game from instead of just teaching about the gospel, having to put all of it practice. HOPE=GOSPEL

Anyways love you guys and hope you have a great week.

Elder Lindsay

President Ruben Alliaud

Nahuel's baptism

The Mission

hahahaha ight so I had to play doctor, this was a crazy cut and he might or might not have cried 

Monday, June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016

We are officially on my last transfer.... Sucks

This morning we had to catch the bus at 4:00 and headed off to Córdoba. The bus took longer than usual and we had to get Elder Pryor off to the mission home cause he finished the mission. It's super hard to just know you are gunna be leaving friends around but I mean guess that's one reason the mission is dope. Pryor boy is a good friend and if you see him on Facebook in the next couple days give him a shout out for me. 

My new comp is Elder Gómez from Honduras. We were in the same district in Las Flores so I know him. He will be the elder that kills me.  (From mom:  The elder that kills them sends them home from their mission.  It does not have a literal meaning - don't panic. lol)

This week we should have 2 baptisms lined out. Last Saturday we went to see how the kids were and turns out their parents just up and left to a different city... Sucked cause I wanted to be in white with Elder Pryor. 

Sounds like Brady needs to come down to Argentina and learn to drive on the roads here. They drive offensively here instead of defensively and they hardly ever wreck. Hope he gets feeling better and I'll send some good words up above for him. 

Hope dad had a great father's day and he goes and gets lost now cause we will be able to find him. Let him know I love him and that he is for sure the biggest role model I have in life. Words can't explain or actions in the mission field but he deserves a lot. 

Love you mom and talk to you next week,
Elder Lindsay 

The last selfies with Elder Pryor

A pic of me and Elder Pryor that Elder Hansen drew
Elder Smith during our trip to Villa Maria
Cheese cake the Hermanas made.
New Companion Elder Gomez

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 14, 2016

This week we spent pretty much traveling the whole time. We went to the Villa Maria Tuesday for the interview of Mariana and also an elder was sick there.  Wednesday we went to Leones for the district meeting of them and then Thursday we were in Cordoba. Friday and Saturday we stayed in Bell Ville. Those days we spend preparing the baptism and paying the rent and all that good stuff. This week we will baptize at least the two younger brothers of Brian Ojeda that got baptised this last week. 

This is officialy the last week of my comp Elder Pryor. Gunna miss the kid a ton.  He's a good friend and really hope I was able to leave the same impression with him. That means I'll be getting a new comp and starting my last 6 weeks in the mission. We just had a conference with President Alliaud and he will be leaving here in a few weeks and we get the new President Correa from Chile. Lots of changes but lots of great memories I've had up to this point. If there is one thing that has impacted me alot is that this isn't just for 2 years. Maybe I didn't catch it as fast as Pedro to leave my nets and follow him but I know that's what I need to do. For sure if there needs to be something God needs I don't want to be the one sitting there looking at others to see who will do it but just getting it done.
Thanks for everything and I'll talk to you next Monday. 


Elder Lindsay

Jorge is from Marcos Juárez
Mariana is from villa maria. Me and Elder Sosa found Mariana on intercambios and we put a baptismal date and.... she got baptised!!!!

Chillin in Cordoba for some legal work

Baptism of Brian. His two younger bros get baptized this coming Saturday.
Some of the original district from the MTC
Some of the original district from the MTC
Some of the crew from Catamarca