Wednesday, August 26, 2010

First off I'm still here in Miramar and well let's just say that these last 4 months of nothing; well it finally paid off you might say. Our little branch of 20 active members had over fifty on Sunday and we have fechas or a date (I guess it would be) for them to be baptized. Also two other kids of a less active member are going to be getting baptized. Also yesterday I met the most amazing lady. She has lived through it all and she is totally happy because of her faith in God! So as we begin to talk with her and she closes her business to talk in peace. She also said that while we were talking she could just feel the peace that was being transmitted from us! It was needless to say a great lesson.

So the ward is going to have some kind of change that is going to be weird. Well i look forward to finding out what it is. Also SEBRING IS PUTTING IN HIS MISSION PAPERS! Wow how time flies. Well wherever you go the Lord wants you there and you'll be able to make a difference (I hope it's Spanish speaking). Well I'll be here in Miramar for 6 months! That means that I'll be here for a long time! Jajaja

Well anyway thanks for everything and have a great week.

Elder Sands

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Yesterday basically made up for the last month; we taught a new family and a complete family that all want to get baptized! I was like finally! So we taught them about the restoration and they loved it. So now i have to see if i get transferred this weekend or not. I've noticed something as soon as everything starts going really good in an area i was taken out! I don't really know what's going to happen but we'll find out. We've been walking around a ton this last month and so my toe on my right foot was bothering me a lot last Friday so now I’m using these little traditional Argentine shoes until my toe is better it's like it's bruised on top so when i bend my foot it really hurts it but these shoes are like 10 pesos and they’re made of fabric and well they're working for now.

So anyway I have to go now but thanks to everyone for everything and have a great week!

Elders Sands

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This week has been horrible. I'm not going to lie. No one and I mean no one listened to us. We had a whopping 3 lessons last week! Well the Lord, for some reason, wants to try us. It wasn't for lack of work I can assure you all, but when the Lord sends trials, he sends trials. However Monday we had a day that was relatively good. We found the people we we're looking for, like 3 of them! That hasn't happened to me in so long I had forgotten what it was like. We have talked to some great people.

Also something weird; I have always said that there is no area that is a "hard" area, but yesterday, we were in the richest area of Mar del Plata, a huge rich city, and we had tons of people to talk to everywhere and they listened! It was really weird so I'm not really sure what it was. I wasn't doing anything differently but more people listened and these were the rich people that don't usually talk to missionaries. So i don't know but it looks to me as we're working in the wrong parts of Miramar because no one was listening.

Now for the happy part; through all of this I have learned a ton of things that are helping me now and are going to help me for all of my life! That is the way the Lord works. We need trials. If it weren't for those we wouldn't progress at all!

Thanks and have a great day everyone!

Elder Sands

Monday, August 9, 2010


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

As for the mission life down here the President just kind of put us through a mini MTC. We were learning what they're going to start teaching in the MTC in May.

In Miramar the Lord is putting us on trial right now. Our only investigators work on Sundays and we're not able to do much. Other than that not much is happening. We make a ton of appointments but they're never there and it's really frustration but we're learning a lot together. However I know we're going to come out of this as much better missionaries and we'll be able to help even more people by staying obedient and enduring to the end. So that's what we have to do; do our very best and put ourselves where the Lord can bless us and it's up to him what we get.

Thanks for everything everyone!

Elder Sands