Monday, November 30, 2015

Giving Thanks

Hey Team! How is it going? I'm doing great! 

I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving, and then took a nap on the carpet. Did you guys know that there isn't carpet down here in Argentina? It is illegal to have it down here. 

Well not really, but no one has it.

We had a great week! This Sunday I had to give my fist talk in Spanish. It actually went pretty well! I spoke about the holy ghost. I invited everyone to be humble like little kids. It was pretty fun!

Then! Oh my word, I did not agree with this. But They cancelled the rest of church cause there wasn't water! So we just had sacrament, and then everyone went home. We were by our pension <apartment> when one of our investigators called us and asked where everyone was. Oh my goodness, that is so bad. So we ran over, and gave them a tour of the chapel and had a really awesome lesson with them! So even though something really bad happened, the Lord was able to work with it and let us feel the spirit. 

I hope you are all doing great! Have a great week! I love you all!


Elder Himes

Monday, November 23, 2015


Hey Family and friends!!! How is it going? 

Big news!! Transfers happened!! WHOOOO! I finished my training! Im finally a real missionary! Ha!

My  new comp is Elder Barrion Nuevo! He is awesome! He is 26 years old, and from Buenos Aires. He has 4 months left in the mission. He is super nice. He bought me a dos corazones, which is a little chocolate with a love poem inside. That was really nice.

A while ago We found a kid named Lucas. He is a member that moved here from Salta. But he didn't know were the chapel was, so he never came to church. He is the only member in his family. We have been working really hard with him and his brother. They are awesome. His brother Brian really wants to know which is the right church. Lucas is such a little capo (boss) cause he basically testified about the restoration to his mom and bro! AHH So dope!

Also! The mission is doing a 40 day fast! We are fasting to be able to teach more people and help them come unto Christ through baptism. So I invite all of you to join us. A day of fasting, or even just prayers. I know that heavenly father will listen to us!

Thank you so much team! You are all great! Have a stellar week!


Elder Himes

Monday, November 16, 2015

Out Of Time!

Elder Himes is out of time, but just know that he had a week full of miracles and cake shoved in his face!

I love you all!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Your Typical Argentinan Baptism

Hey Family and Friends! 

Wow! I have had an incredible week! I hope you guys are doing great too! This week I had my first baptism!! His name is Cristian Piccinini. He is 10 years old and his mom was less active in the church. ( If a kid waits till after 8 years old, they need to have the missionary lessons in order to get baptized) So we have been teaching him for the last little while, and he is just a little stud! He is so awesome! 

Eventually the day of his baptism came! This day, we were on exchanges with the district leader and his companion. I was with Elder De Olivera, and Elder Boyd was with the district leader Elder Wilhelm. After lunch we all met up in the chapel, to fill the font and teach classes of english. When we got there though we found out that the water was off. And the font had about 3 inches of water in it. Ahhh! That is important, we need water! But My comp and I had to go visit someone else. So we left, Elder Boyd and Wilhelm to try and figure it out. When we get back the water is still off and we don't know what to do. Eventually president shows up and messes with a box in the sidewalk, and water starts coming  out of a spigot in front of the church. So what we do for and hour or so is use two 5 gallon buckets to fill the font! It was slow. Eventually the water is about up to my mid calf, and we call it good.

We get in and I do the baptism, It was really awesome! The only thing was the water was sooo cold. So poor little Cristian came up gasping for breath! But, It was all good, and it all worked out in the end!

After the baptism we had to drain the water from the font, the same way we filled it up, with 2 five gallon buckets! When the water gets low enough we move the font closer to the door and I go to tip it on the side. All of the water came rushing out, It was actually really cool. Then I looked at the legs of the font and realized I broke one of them. Ahhh! Thats not good. Oh well, we can probably fix it. We will just need to find someone who can weld!

Well It was an amazing stressful beautiful exciting fun experience! It was super awesome! Family friends, I love you guys! I hope you are doing great! Talk to you next week!


Elder Himes

Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Halloween!

My dear family and friends!! Oh my word! I just love you guys so much! You are all the best!

Ok, this week was the bomb! The mission just keeps getting better and better!! We had a Halloween activity with the branch this week. I went as Santa Claus. (I just stole my comps Santa hat) But it was way fun. We all just got together in the chapel and played a bunch of games. It was a good time!

Other cool thing that happened this week; we were walking down this street and this random little kid that we had never seen before calls us over. He starts showing us his handstands skills and his sword fight moves with a pipe. So, I had to show him that I could do it too! He gave me a pipe and I just started going crazy with it pretending that I knew karate and stuff. There was a big group of little kids and they were all amazed. Im glad that I can be a missionary and a dork. 

We also had interviews with president this week. That was awesome! I got some really good advice from the AP's about how to bear testimony in contacts. Sometimes we have less than a minute with people, we need to make it a spiritual minute.

Team! The mission is awesome! I love you all! I miss you, but Im glad Im here!

Have a great week!
Elder Himes