Things are going pretty good in Buenos Aires 2. The work is going well, the people are pretty receptive to our message, I am learning new things every day, and I am enjoying my time here in the mission. One thing that happened this last week was really neat was that we had a really cool Conferencia de la Zona. The conferencia was about verificación and receiving revelation. One of the questions that I have had while serving the mission is how to truly help people with there commitments. Well the key thing that we have to do to help them cumplir compromisos is by verifying that they did their work.
The only way to help people come unto Cristo is by helping them make covenants with God and help them keep these promises. If people don't make convents there is no way that they can come unto Christ. But more important than making the covenant is keeping the covenant. One thing that is very clear is that a covenant is a promise between a person and God and God is always going to keep his side of the covenant... the key is to keep our side of the covenant. This is how we are helping people come unto Christ. Help them make covenants, help them understand why the covenant is important, help them understand the blessings they will receive, and then help them keep the covanents. If we don't verificar (verify) that they have actually done a compromise (made a commitment) that we have established then the covenant or promise doesn't have a purpose. We verify (verificar in españ0l, translates better as "follow-up") to help them understand the importance of the covenant and then help them cumplirlo. (do it)
This conference was pretty sweet and an Elder from the Seventy taught the conference. His name is Elder Toris and he is just a really neat man and a really great teacher. The conference was really good and uplifting.
One thing that is still super weird down here is how hot it is. I still am preaching in the streets in sleeves and it's the middle of December. Crazy Right? The weather is super nice and I really just feel like its the begining of September... super nice weather. It really doesn't feel like Christmas is already here. Christmastime means that there is snow on the ground and the weather is super cold. Here the weather is super nice and about 95% of the people here have never even seen snow in their lives. One thing that we are doing in the mission is that we are going to have a mission activity. We get paired off with a different zone and do activities with the Mission President. My zone leader also asked me if I can sing... I told him no not really but I like too... he then told me that thats great and I am going to do a musical number in this activity. I said that that's fine but now I am coming to realize that I don't really know if I am singing in a small group or if it's a solo... our activity is this coming Friday so I'll let you know how that goes. Also for the activity we need to bring a present that we have made with our own hands. So I have decided that I am going to make No-Bake cookies. After about searching through 24 different stores I think I found the last bag of Cocoa created in Mexico (seriously it took for ever to find Cocoa). So hopefully I dont mess up with the cookies... but I'll keep you posted on that as well.
Things are going really great, I can't remember what life is like back in the states without thousands of stray dogs in the streets, I can't remember what a meal is without beans or tortillas, and I can't remember what it's like to live in a place that only speaks English. The mission is great, Love you all. Talk to you next week. Adios.