HELLO EVERYONE!!! CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS! I am WAY too excited. This was a really good week. We had a banner of light the world, so we were able to put it in a bunch if different places throughout the zone to share with everyone this initiative. A lot of people were very friendly and accepted to receive visits from the missionaries. Elder Teeples and I chose to put it in front of a hospital where a bus passes every 2 minutes, so a lot of people pass by there. The funny thing was there was a few jehovas witnesses already there, but we positioned ourselves in a spot in the sun where more people pass by. After a while they left, I don’t know if they were mad at us but were just trying to spread the christmas cheer! We talked to a lot of people this week with all the different events.
This Thursday we should have a lot of success with an event we have literally in the center of San Martin with a huge pantalla (screen) where they will show the light the world videos. It is going to be AMAZING. President Panzachhi will come. The zone is baptizing a lot of amazing people . It’s been pretty hard for us to find, but I’m more motivated than ever for this next transfer. My new comp will be Elder Mucha from Peru, and tomorrow we have a chrismtas party with the mission and I will exchange with him there.
Our District President called us to inform us we would be accompaning him to an “interview” for the event we would be having this Thursday. We were thinking it would be an interview with someone over city affairs, but when we got to the municipalidad (government building) a dude came out with a huge camara. We found out it was a TV interview! hahaha. That was a shock for me and Elder Teeples. We explained the light the world event and invited everyone to come and see. So apparantly we were on Argentine TV! We were freaking out! haha
Ok, This right here is a report of the week I sent to the mission president but it basically sums up whats up with the work in San Martin right now. So I’m going to send it to you guys too 🙂
We were able to get a lot of references from all the activities we did this week with the banner. Each companionship took the banner for a day in different locations, and we also did a choir in the center of San Martin. It was really good and we felt the Christmas spirit really strongly. I’m really excited about the effort in our district. We’ve been able to help with other activities/projects in the area, and they’ve all been very successful. In San Martin 1 we’ve been working really hard as a district to organize and orchestrate this upcoming activity in the center of San Martin.
The zone is doing very well, and everyone who was baptized this week was able to be confirmed. The sisters have another baptism this weekend. We are still struggling to see progress and to find people who have time to receive us. The biggest challenge in our zone right now is finding. I’m going to work with the new district leaders to improve this, and to create a vision for the zone.
(What Michael wrote in Spanish):
Pudimos sacar muchas referencias de todas las actividades que hicimos con el banner. Cada compañerismo lo ocupo por cada dia en lugares distintas y tambien hicimos un coro en la plaza de san martin. Fue muy bueno y sentimos el espiritu tan fuerte de la navidad. Me alegro mucho por los esfuerzos de 3 porteñas y San Martin 1. En 3 porteñas hay una feria cada sabado y pudieron recibir permiso de poner un “stand” en la entrada de la feria. La feria es muy grande y muchas personas vienen de todos los pueblos cerca. Les ayudamos con eso y fue muy exitoso. San Martin 1 habian estado trabajando mucho con el distrito para poder organizar y llevar a cabo el idea que tuvimos de iluminar el mundo en el paseo de la patria, un lugar muy conocido en san martin donde hay una pantalla grande y pasan mucha gente. Espero que tengamos mucho exito por la actividad este jueves.
La zona anda muy bien, en fin pudieron confirmarse todos los que bautizaron en la zona. Las hermanas tienen planes por un otro bautismo el fin de semana. Nosotros todavia estamos teniendo dificultades de ver progreso o encontrar personas que tienen tiempo para recibirnos. El desafio mas grande ahora en la zona es poder encontrar. Trabajare con los nuevos lideres de distrito acerca de eso y la vision de la zona.
Nos vemos en la fiesta!