Monday, August 31, 2015

Corto y dulce

Last Tuesday we stayed the night in Trenque Lauquen so that we could play soccer with the branch there and it was a lot of fun. A lot of people came out so we had three teams of six each. The game was stay and play. We continue to work with an investigator, an older gentleman that is in an assisted living center. He is progressing nicely. This Sunday we had a good turn out at church with 16.  It was awesome. I played the piano and my companion and I led the lesson. I am really glad that a have the ability to play the piano, it makes me feel useful. The work is going really well here. A member of the Seventy is coming next month, so we will go back to Bahia for a least a little bit.
Elder Blazzard

Monday, August 24, 2015

La Ciudad de Carlos Casares

It was a good week here in my new area of Carlos Casares which is between Santa Rosa and Buenas Aires (which is not in the mission area). We were able to work with Hermano Toni this week with a good friend of his that is very close to being baptized and also we worked with la Heremana of the branch president, who isn't a member.  In the mission, there were a lot of changes this transfer, like 95 transfers, but do not worry, my transfer was last week and we are staying in Carlos Casares. My Spanish is getting a lot better, because I speak it all the time now. There were 9 people at church yesterday so that was good, including an investigator, yeah!

Con Amor Elder Blazzard

Monday, August 17, 2015

Transfer to Trenque Lanquen

Well this week was crazy. On Monday night I received a call from my Zone Leader about a emergency transfer. I was to go to Trenque Lanquen the next day. It was 10:00 p.m. at night when I received the call so I had to pack that night. I was able to finally get to sleep at 2:00 a.m. in the morning. Zone Conference was scheduled for Tuesday so I attended that meeting for the day until 4:00 p.m. and then I went to the Zone Leader's area to work until my bus was scheduled to depart. We did just get to the bus terminal in time to catch my bus headed up north.  I met my new companion, Elder A from Chile, he was in my group that entered the mission, so he has the same time out serving as me. He and I are white washing this area.

The bus ride was like 5 hours night and was pretty bad. When we got to Trenque Lanquen, there was nobody there to greet us, so we spent the night in the bus terminal. I know, crazy. We were awoken by our new Zone Leaders and they were really sorry. We stayed in that area for two days then we went to our area, Carlos Casares, , which was another 2 hours. Our apartment is awesome because it is like a hotel. Just super nice and it has an elevator.

Our branch has five (5) active members and we meet in an old department store. It's expensive here and we never get fed so it's going to be tough, but we'll be okay. One day, as we were headed up the elevator my companion pushes the emergency stop button for fun because our Zone leader did when they dropped us off and the elevator starting working again, but this time it didn't so we got stuck in an elevator. We called and help which came pretty fast so that was good.

Well everything has seemed to calm down now, so I'm good and I'm liking my new house and area, plus my Spanish is getting a lot better, because my companion doesn't speak English.

Con Amor
Elder Blazzard

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mission Rules Update with Service En Mente

Hello, The mission received a list of the changes that our new Mission President has implemented for the missionary core. I think they are good, real good. We can now drink soda drinks and wear civil ropa on P-Day. We also now have a Day of Service every week, and we can play any sport, I like the changes. This week was good and filled with service, which is good. We didn't get a lot of people to church, however, one nino named Felix, an inactive member who has not been to church nor church activities for awhile came. I feel good about that. Yesterday we went to two birthday parties, so lots of food and fun. 41 And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it. les quiero Chau! Elder Blazzard

Monday, August 3, 2015

Warm in Winter Millamapu, Bahia Blanca, Argentina


It was a good, hot week and people are saying the weather is weird for this time of year. I think the worst part of winter is over. We received a crazy storm this week. There was so much lighting that at one point I was looking one way and my companion was looking the other when I see the biggest lighting bolt in my life and my companion tells me that he just saw the biggest lighting bolt in his direction. For like a second all I saw was blue light in my eyes, so yeah the storm was pretty close, and it was loud.

Elder V. said my teaching skills are getting pretty good, almost Jim and Dwight status, but it seems I take the role of bad cop more often, you know asking the tough questions. We continue to look for service opportunities, because I like wearing my P-day clothes.

Con Amor
Elder Blazzard