Monday, May 30, 2016

Miracles

Hey Team! How goes it? I had a really good week! 

This week I had to give to baptismal interviews! It was crazy, I had never done that before in my life! I think I was probably more nervous that there were. But Luckily both of them were really prepared and passed with flying colors! 

This month our mission broke the baptism record! And The Plan is to break it again next month cause President Rogers is going home at the end of the month. 

This week we saw some really cool miracles in our area! We found a ton of people to teach. A cool story. We had a really sweet day with a ton of scheduled appointments. We thought it was going to be awesome! Then Every single appointment fell through. Even lunch. So we said, "I guess we can knock doors..." 

So we started. Then someone answered and said, "Hey, Elders!! What in the world!!" This man name Marcelo opened the door. He told us that He got baptized a long time ago. But hasn't come for a long time for work. He asked us, "Did someone send you here our did you just find the house?" We told him that we were just contacting and we ran into him. He said "Wow Incredible. Every time something hard happens in my life the Elders come by my house." 

He told us about the other times that they randomly showed up when he was having a hard time. He had us come in and basically testified hardcore to his Mom and wife. We have a cita <appointment> with them after P-day!

I was thinking about Miracles a little bit. God Is a good of miracles. But sometimes we don't see them cause we don't look for them. Did You guys know that we should be seeing miracles in our lives? If we are not, we should change something. God always wants us to be able to see his hand in our lives, but we are the ones that shut our eyes sometimes. Go Look for miracles this week! I love you all very much!!

Love,
Elder Himes

Monday, May 16, 2016

I'm in the End of the Earth!

Hey team!!! I made it to Ushaia!! 

The journey was long and hard and cold... well actually, mainly long. Our bus broke down, I guess that is kind of cool. 

Ushaia is awesome, my comp, Elder Popa, is a straight up stud. He wants to work really hard, and is really humble. The members are awesome. They all fight to give us food. (I'm going to get really fat here.) The zone is great. I'm super excited for the next few transfers. 

Today we went on a crazy sweet hike. It was like 12 kilometer. At the top there was a frozen lake, and a glacier. It was super awesome. The hike reminded me of all of the hikes that I did in Utah. The mountains are the exact same! It was pretty darn cool! Well Team. I just hope you know that I really love all of you a lot. Thanks for everything you do! Keep going strong. I know that this is the true church! Please stay true to the church. There is no good reason to fall away. 

I love you! 

Love,
Elder Himes



Monday, May 9, 2016

Transfer - To the End of the World!

I'M GOING TO THE END OF THE WORLD!!! WHOAHHHH! 

Ah Yeah. Elder Himes is off to Ushaia! The southern most zone in our mission, and the world, and the universe! Pretty darn cool. Ok, maybe its not that cool. But Im pretty darn excited. Its going to be cold! There will be a lot of snow too! 

I have really loved my time here in Calafate. I am really going to miss the people here. I have really grown to love a lot of people here. I'm sad to go, but really excited to start something new. 

Today I have a four hour bus ride to Rio Gallegos. And then, tomorrow morning I have a 9 hour bus ride down to the end of the world. The bus I go on will have to get on a big boat and cross a big ole river. And I'll get to go through Chile. So, its going to be a cool transfer!

Well team, I love you all! Have a great week!

Love,

Elder Himes









Monday, May 2, 2016

Cello From The Other Side (Of the World)


Hey Team! SO, as you can see, I FOUND A CELLO! 

What in the world! I was so excited. This last Monday, right after P-day, we went to go knock doors for a little bit. The first house we went to the window was wide open and there was a cello right in front of it! I clapped the door so hard. (Here in Argentina we clap instead of knocking) 

A lady came out and said, "Hey there, who are you looking for?" I basically said, "Hey! We are missionaries! And I saw you had a cello! Ummm, can I play it!?" 

Yes, it was that awkward. 

I pulled Out the pictures that I had with my cello so she knew I was telling the truth.! She let us in and I started playing. I would love to say that it was perfectly in tune, and I remembered all of the hymns I had every learned, and I played a song that melted her heart and everyone just started crying cause it was so awesome. I'd like to tell you that, but I can't. 

Haha, It was really out of tune, and after almost 10 months of no practice, it wasn't the best that I had ever played. But! We were still able to get into a house and find some new investigators. We had a really nice lesson with them and were able to explain the restoration. It is really nice to see that Heavenly Father can work with everyone. Even a 10 month out of practice cellist! 

I love you all so much! Have a great week!

Love,

Elder Himes








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