Monday, October 18, 2010


So as for Argentina everything here is way more expensive than in Miramar. A kilo of asado (meat) was about 20 pesos, here it’s 40 pesos a kilo! Everything they eat here is meat from the cow so it’s way hard to eat anything!

This week we had divisions when I went to the downtown of the city. Oh yeah, I don’t think I mentioned which city I’m in, I’m now in Bahía Blanca! So I went with Elder Blackhorse and we had a blast and a lot of new investigators. That is the great thing about divisions, you get to work with another Elder and see how they do things then apply that into your teaching style and all of that, but at the same time I’ll never see those people again! We were able to explain how this church is the place where everything is at not just parts and that they can all find out for themselves if it’s true.

Well I have to go but have a great week and thanks for everything!

Elder Sands

Monday, October 11, 2010


Well you’re all probably wondering why I’m writing on a Monday, well we had P-day change again so here goes a big story/miracle from the week. Let’s just say that it was one crazy Friday. So we leave in the morning and the first contact was a little interesting. He had a fly swatter of metal that was a pretty thick metal and he was playing with it while he talked. He basically was an old crazy guy so he like urges me to give him a short message so that’s what i did. About 3 minutes I talked then he started talking and after about a half hour of him talking about this and that, he starts talking about communism and how we’re communists and how the churches just help to keep the people ignorant and all of that kind of stuff. I decided to tell him that we needed to go. Well he first told me that I was ignorant then he told me that I need to learn patience and then that if we didn’t have time we wouldn’t have stopped in the first place. So he starts to get angry, really angry! I told him that our message is really important and that now we had listened to him for a half hour that now we didn’t have any more time for the moment. So he goes and grabs my arm and hits me on the head with that metal fly swatter thing! As we both start walking away very quickly, my comp also gets hit and so as we’re walking away he’s yelling communists, communists! So after all of that we go looking at a less actives house to see if he was there and a guy comes up to us and says hay I’ve got some people that need the missionary lessons. We’re thinking OK we’re down with that. As we start to follow him he leads us into like a junkyard area and we’re now just hoping that we’re not going to get robbed! However the tender mercies of the Lord were made manifest and we ended up teaching 5 people there that all have a day to get baptized the 30th of this month! We couldn’t believe it. They didn’t come to church because they all thought that it was a 9:30 at night and not in the morning.

Well anyway time is ticking down but Have a great week! Chou!

Elder Sands

Thursday, October 7, 2010

NEWS: SEBRING SANDS RECEIVED HIS MISSION CALL TODAY! He has been call to labor in the BRAZIL CAMPINAS MISSION. He will enter the Missionary Training Center in São Paulo, Brazil on March 30, 2011. Follow the experiences of his mission here on the "Sands Mission Blog" beginning in April 2011.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Well you're all not going to believe it but I'm in a WARD a real ward with a Bishop with two, yes two councilors with High Priests! I keep on pinching myself to try and see if I'm having the best dream of my life.

My first day here we taught a lady and her brother who had lost his son about a year ago. At the end of the lesson they were both crying and couldn't wait to read the Book of Mormon. Also that same day with a couple, one that is from Brazil (she has a really strong accent but understandable) and although they have to get married once again they were balling especially her. They have a neighbor that is a member and he was trying to share the gospel with them. When we entered the house they said that they were very interested. I wish I heard that more often I just about passed out because of shock! Also that night a family that is less active were also in tears and they had really a change of heart. You could say you saw visibly the difference the spirit had done in them. Both my comp and I said things that weren't us. I had never said stuff like that before and he said that he hadn't either.

Really it's amazing what the Lord can do and all we have to do is be obedient.

My comps name is Elder Garcia and is From Texas. Well I have to go but Thank you all and have a great week!

Elder Sands