Monday, August 29, 2016

Olympic Victories

Hey Todo! How are you all doing! 

We had a crazy week. Me and my comp planned an activity with the zone called the Mormon Olympics! It was so cool! We invited all of the youth from Madryn and did our own olympics. The first night (Friday, we started at 7) we got everyone in the chapel and divided all of the youth into 1 of 6 countries (Portugal, Italy, South Africa, Canada, Jamaica, and Japan) Then they had to choose olympians for each event. We played volley ball, football, tennis and ping pong. It was super fun! 

My comp and I made the tournaments and everything. Then, the first night while we were playing, the lights cut in half of the city. So we all had to finish early. But we kept going Saturday morning and did all of the finals, and a barbecue. But yeah, It was really fun. There were about 70 youth, actives, less actives and investigators. It was a blast.

When It finished I was so exhausted, but it was so worth it!

I hope that you are all doing really good! Have a great week!


Elder Himes.

Game Face!

Game Face?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pancakes For The Win!

Hey Team! We had another cool week up here in Madryn! 

We had a cool experience down here. There is a family called la familia Machado. All of the kids are members, but the parents aren't. The parents have never wanted any thing to do with the church. When ever the Elders would go over to teach, the mom would either make them teach outside, or she would leave the house. The Elders never really even had the chance to teach her. 

This week, we went by the house, and by a miracle one of the kids let us in, and the parents were there. We just started talking with them, becoming their friends. Their job is they make churros, and sell them in the street. I Told the Hermana, "Lets make a deal, If you teach me how to make churros, I will teach you how to make american pancakes." (Argentine pancakes are more like crepes.) She agreed, and we went over this Thursday and did it. I don't want to brag, but I will a little - I made them some bomb diggity pancakes. And they taught us how to make churros, and it was super cool!

While we were eating, the mom said, "Wow, you guys are pretty much the first Elders that I've received in the house since I've been here." She said that she had a fun time and would like to do another family home evening! It was awesome!! We were able to give her "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" and invite here to read it.

So I learned two things:

  1. How to make some bomb churros, (totally going to start a business when I get back)
  2. All of our talents are important. Who would think that pancake making could help with sharing the gospel? It totally can! Just remember, God is so smart. He can do wonders with us if we let him.

Have a great week team!

Elder Himes

Monday, August 8, 2016

Just Pictures This Week

Sick with a fever of 103

Juan! This guy listens to old school rap

Gladys, the woman we visited in the hospital

Monday, August 1, 2016

No Wifi On The Transfer Bus

No email this week. Elder Himes was too busy with a transfer. He is going from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn.

Remember a while back when he had to travel from Ushuaia to Comodoro Rivadavia and back and he thought that was a long trip? Well, this is even longer.

He is going from the southern most point in the mission (or the world according to some) to the northernmost area.

Good luck in the new area! (Where, by the way, he will be a new Zone Leader!)