Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sorry folks, I haven’t had pictures in a while. I haven’t been in a ciber that has been good in a long time and just a few days ago I lost my flash drive! I think I still might be able to find it but I don’t know. If so than I’ve lost almost all of my photos from Miramar; such is life.

Well the President said that I was leaving to my comp; he told him that he needed to take lots of notes because I’m leaving this transfer. So that’s it i don’t really know where; not that’s it’s a surprise, usually more than six months in an area, well it doesn’t happen very often.

So this week was busy! First we had a wedding on Friday! Yeah David and Danella got married and we were there for the signing in the public records place for most of the reception. They’re so great. Then David, Danella, their daughters and a friend and another Lady Andrea got baptized on Saturday! They’re each a miracle! It was a great day to say the least; to see people that are so ready to accept the things of the Lord is such a privilege! I love this work to see the difference that the gospel makes in the lives of people!

Yesterday we went to Otamendi, a little city that is part of the rama to open up the predication more or less and we found this one lady that is also going to get baptized. In the beginning she was hesitant, really hesitant, but by the end she asked us to leave the Book of Mormon so she could read it. The spirit was so strong. My comp and I said things that didn’t make sense in the moment but they were answering her questions that we didn’t even know about!

Well again, this week is transfers and General Conference. I don’t know where I’m going but I know I’ll be where the Lord wants me to be.

Thanks for everything!

Elder Sands

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis was great! He dropped the cane! Left and right and we all came away a little bit bruised, but no pain no gain!

As Elder Aidukaitis asked the missionaries what excuses might exist, my comp said "lazy comps". As I am training him right now or in other words, I am his first comp, everyone was kind of like "what is he talking about", especially the Mission President. His face was great. Let's just say that I'm not known for being a lazy missionary. My comp said it not because I'm lazy, but because he's heard a lot about some of them, so it was pretty funny.

Elder Aidukaitis also is from Brazil and as a result he was falling into speaking Portuguese all of the time. We could understand him more or less but it was pretty funny and for some of the newer missionaries it was a lot harder.

This weekend we're having a wedding, baptisms and confirmations. The Lord is a Lord of miracles and I've had the privilege of seeing some in my time here in Miramar.

The Mission President said that I'm gone the 3rd of October and I'm sad to go but at the same time new challenges, new people and new opportunities to grow.

I love the Lord, I love His Church and I love all of you!

Have a great week!

Elder Sands

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I'm writing today first because I didn't get too yesterday and I had to go on divisions and we had interviews with the President, so I only have a few minutes to do it today. Also, we have a bunch of citas (lessons) and the district meeting in like 5 minutes!

So sorry but have a great week and I'll prepare a thing about everything that happened so I can just type it up and send it next week and save time.


Elder Sands

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tomorrow we have a general authority coming to Mar Del Plata and it’s Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis a member of the first quorum of the seventy. The last time we had a seventy come he dropped the cane on the mission for that stuff that we weren’t doing right. I’m really looking forward to it.

Also, all is going well here in Miramar! David and Danella are getting ready for the wedding the 24th so that they can get baptized the 25th then they’ll get confirmed the 26th!

Also a girl from the Dominican Republic moved into the branch and her mom is now taking the lessons and she is so ready, the only problem she doesn’t think she’s ready so we’re going to show her that she is ready; well really were going to let her find out that she’s ready and have her ask God. That never fails.

Also there’s another family that are amazing; the Mother, the daughter and the Granddaughter; they’re all going to get baptized. The daughter Andrea I think is the most involved of the three and the most excited to get baptized but the other two are really starting to feel and recognize the spirit more and that is making the difference. They’ll be in church this Sunday!

Well that’s it; lots of teaching and that’s the way we like it!

Have a great week everyone!

Elder Sands

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This week was once again fantastic! David, Danella, Agustina and Sofia are all learning and asking questions and progressing.

Everything is really working out great. We've got so many people to teach! Just on the way here to use the internet we passed by a guy that is less active that wants us to pass by because he wants to come back!

So we've also been trying to cut down a giant Eucalyptus tree that is in front of the house of David and Danella and its fun to say the least. They're trying to take it out so that they can continue to build their house.

Well the work goes on.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for everything.

Elder Sands