Monday, July 18, 2016

Full Fledged Argentinian!

I am a true Argentinian now. After drinking mate for a week, I am real. I feel really good. 

We had a really good week! The new president came down to Ushuaia to meet all of us. He is a really nice guy. We all got together to meet him, and then were able to have interview this week! It was great. 

My comp and I had a cool miracle this week. This last Monday, we decided to leave to go to work a little bit early we left the pension at 5:15 to go contacting. The very first person that we talked to was a young kid named Dante. We told him what we did, and asked if we could teach him some day. And he said 'yes'! Then we asked him were he lived and he said, I'll just walk with you to it. He turned completely around and walked with him for ten minutes to his house. Were were then able to teach him the plan of salvation! It was great!

What I learned is that when we sacrifice a little bit for the Lord, he blesses us so much more. We sacrificed 45 minutes of P-day, and he blessed us with a new person to teach!

Have a great week team!


Elder Himes

Monday, July 11, 2016

One Year and Mate

Hey team! So, as many of you know. We have changed mission presidents. I've served with President Rogers for one year, and now I will serve with Presidente Salerno for the other year. (This week the 15th I complete one year, So if you all  want to send me a birthday cake or something you can.) 
But we have seen a few changes in the mission. The biggest is that we can drink mate now! Mate is a traditional Argentinan drink that everyone drinks! Like, everyone. But we couldn't. So I passed one year watching everyone drink it wondering what it tastes like. 
But Now, we can drink it in the pension. I tried it for the first time in my life the other day... It was interesting. But Im going to keep drinking until I love it. And then I will make mate a thing in the USA!

In other new! Julia, an investigator of the Hermanas got baptized! That was awesome! She is really cool, and she asked If I would baptize her! I had to remember all 5 of her names for the prayer. It was a really spiritual baptism though!

I love you team!

Have a good week!

Elder Himes

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July

Hey Team! To celebrate the 4th of July down here in Ushuaia, we had a blizzard last night. It was literally so darn cool walking back to the pension last night in a snow storm. Goodness! Its not all that cold today, but everything is covered in snow. 

This week we had a pretty cool experiences. We were out trying to visit a few investigators, but no one was home, so We decided to go visit some members. We got there and started chatting. Then, literally about 7 minutes later the member's brother walked in with a friend. He just arrived in Ushuaia that morning and was super interested in the church. We gave him a Book of Mormon. and invited him to church. And... HE CAME! He came to church this Sunday and loved it! It was such a miracle!

Goodness team. Miracles are real. You just need to look for them! Thanks for being the best team ever! Keep being awesome, keep praying! I love you all!

Elder Himes