Monday, January 25, 2016

Boulogne Semana 2

Hello Everyone, hope ya’ll had a great week!! 

This week was a good week here in Boulogne! Elder Jenkins and I are still trying to get the hang of things in this huge area, but things are picking up! We had 2 baptisms Saturday, which is always awesome and we are preparing to work super hard this next week to find people! Between learning the area, getting to know the members, and teaching the progressing investigators that we had, we haven't had a lot of time to focus on that will be our focus this week. We know that as we have the faith and work to find people to teach, the Lord will put miracles in our path!

Im sure every missionary in the world will talk about this today, but we had a world wide missionary conference Wednesday! It was very good and the title of it was "Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts." We see in missionary work around the world that there are a lot of converts that go inactive soon after their baptisms. Through lots of prayer and revelation, the general authorities of the church felt that we need to step up our game focusing on the importance of Repentance! I felt a lot of things during this meeting that really changed my outlook on missionary work and life.

A lot of times as members of the church we forget our important responsibility to share the Gospel and to always talk about Jesus Christ! A scripture was read in the Bible in Matthew that really hit me hard. It is Matthew 10:32 and it says:

"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in Heaven."

I pondered this simple verse, and felt very strongly the importance of always speaking and testifying of the Savior. As missionaries, we are called to give testimony of Jesus Christ, and teach His doctrine! Everytime we talk of Christ, it is talked about in Heaven...between our Savior and the Father! So thinking about the importance of something that may seem so simple, you can realize the power of testimony!

I was reading in Mosiah today and I came across a verse that I really could relate to the mission. In Mosiah 2:11 

11 But I am like as yourselves, subject to all manner of infirmities in body and mind; yet I have been chosen by this people, and consecrated by my father, and was suffered by the hand of the Lord that I should be a ruler and a king over this people; and have been kept and preserved by his matchless power, to serve you with all the might, mind and strength which the Lord hath granted unto me.

Here in Argentina, I’m not anyone special..I still have trials, difficulties, challenges...but what I do have is that I have been consecrated by the Lord, under His protection, and I can serve these people with all the power that He has granted unto me...and with that, I can accomplish the things that the Lord needs me to do. Nothing is because of me. Everything that I could ever do or ever learn is because the Lord has given me the strength and power to do it.

I know that sometimes we may think that it would be hard to make a difference, that what we say won’t matter..well I can promise that it does! 

I want you all to know that I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that He lives, and that as we testify of Him, we will see our lives change along with the people around us! 

I love you all and hope you all have a great week!

Elder Yeoman
Elder Yeoman and Elder Jenkins with Hermano Julio 
Elder Yeoman and the Elder Duffin, who is 6' 7"
A GQ mirror selfie before the baptism on Saturday! LOL
Baptisms on Saturday 1/22
Elder Jenkins puppy dog back pack LOL!

Monday, January 18, 2016


Hello Everyone! 

I am in my new area called Boulogne. It is a province of Buenos Aires and is pretty awesome! It is so huge, but I know the Lord will direct us in how He wants it to be worked! I don't have much time today because we have a zone activity! So I just have some quick things I wanted to say!

1- A Hermano in my ward was mission companions with David Archuletta in Chile..thats pretty cool! 

2- Just want everyone to know how lucky we are to have the Gospel in our lives, and how many blessings come from it! We can truly find peace and happiness in this world where it only gets harder to find! Jesus Christ has suffered all for us, and through His Everlasting Atonement we can find the peace and hope in this life, and be able to live with our families forever! Jesus Christ is everything- Our Salvador, our brother, our friend, our mediator with the Father, our only way to Eternal Life! I hope that you all can take a little more time to think about the Savior a little more every day..and I promise that as you do you will see blessings poured out, and be able to overcome the trials and difficulties of every day life!

I love you all! I love my Savior, and I love His Gospel! We are not just members of any church, but the Church of Jesus Christ..the church that He established when He was on the Earth! 

Espero que tengan una buena semana!

Elder Yeoman

Elder Yeoman and his new companion, Elder Jenkins in Boulogne

The church building in Boulogne

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Me Voy

Hello Everyone!

 I hope you all had an awesome week! So the biggest news this week is that I have to leave Parque Patricios! It is super hard leaving an area that you are in for a while and have made so many friends..but I am super excited for this new opportunity that I have now. My new companion is Elder Jenkins! I have a Gringo curse, haven't gotten a Latin companion yet haha, but its all good! He's a great missionary, and I will learn a lot from him! So we get to open up an area this transfer, which is an awesome opportunity! But right now, the area isn't quite ready to go to yet, so we are waiting for instruction from Presidente to where we are going tonight! I am leaving capital and going to Provincia, which is more not a lot of people living super close together! And there will actually be a lot of Argentines, so that will be weird! I have almost forgotten I wasn't in Peru.

Time goes by really really fast! It is very important that we make the most of every single day. It is also important that we are making the necessary changes every day to make sure that we are improving and becoming more of the people that Heavenly Father needs us to be! 

This past week in sacrament meeting, 2 very powerful talks were given on 2 very simple and important gospel principles! Prayer and scripture study. Sometimes we take advantage of the fact that we can talk to our Heavenly Father, and that He desires to communicate with us. The power of prayer is real, and it is important that we pray sincerely, and every day. Scripture study is incredibly important as well. As we strive to read and study the scriptures, we will come to know more of Heavenly Father's plan for us, and increase our knowledge of Jesus Christ. Both prayer and scripture study are commandments, because Heavenly Father knows exactly what we need to gain the knowledge necessary! 

I know that as we strive to do the simple things, the Lord will bless us beyond measure! I know that Jesus Christ lives, that He is our Redeemer, and that He knows us personally. He died for every single one of us personally, and does not ask a whole lot in return! Through Him, we have all the hope we can possibly dream of!

I love you all and hope you all have an awesome week!

Elder Yeoman

It was tough saying goodbye to Elder Kelly today! It was a great working together for 6 weeks! 

Saying goodbye to one of my favorite families (The Parejaws)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Feliz Año!!!

Hope you all had a great New Years..2016!! This is the year that every single day will be given to the Lord! The only full year that I will have that opportunity in my life! With that, I know that there needs to be growth every single day! 

So, New Years here is pretty crazy! We had to go to the pension early because it is super dangerous! You guys should have seen these fireworks!! It was insane!!! It's like 100 times crazier than Myrtle Beach! There are no laws and they are super cheap! This past week, my companion and I couldn't sleep very well because it is really hot in our we fasted and prayed about what to do (well, we really didn't do that but we had an idea haha!) We made a homeade air conditioner! I will attach the picture. It saved our lives! Well, that is pretty much New Years in Argentina...then on actual New Years day we left our pension and there was NOBODY outside..not even dogs! Keep in mind that I am in Buenos Aires...and there was not 1 person outside! We went to our first visit..and they were asleep. This happened a couple more times until finally someone was home haha! My companion had warned me about that but I didn't really believe him! Argentines are very serious about their siestas!

This week was pretty slow, but we are still working with Wilson and Jesse! They are a young couple, the brother and sister in law of Antony, who we just baptized a few weeks back! We took out a turno for them to be married!! So they are progressing towards baptism! They are awesome and I love them a ton, but I have a feeling that I won't be here for their wedding and baptism :(. Transfers are next week and I've been here in Parque Patricios for 3 transfers already..but I'm hoping that I will be able to stay! But if the Lord needs me somewhere else, that is okay too :).

This year, I assume that you all have made metas for 2016!! As a full time missionary, I am really blessed to be able to make metas all spiritual..knowing that the Lord is going to teach me more this year than any other year of my life! I hope that along with your temporal goals, you guys have set aside some spiritual goals as well! I want to extend a challenge that President Ayre has given us! Start the Libro de Mormon over again and finish it before General Conference (My Birthday) in April! It is only 7 pages a day, you guys can do it! And I promise that you all will receive answers to any questions that you have! I have really enjoyed this challenge so far, and I know without a doubt that the Book of Mormon, along with the Bible, is the word of God, and that it testifies of the Savior, a witness of the reality of our Savior! 

Along with this, I want you all to make sure that you are praying every day! It is a commandment to pray and to read, and I would hope that all of you could make that a goal as well! I promise that Heavenly Father desires our communication, and that is through prayer! As a missionary, I have really come to understand the importance of prayer. It is literally having a conversation with Heavenly Father Tell Him what you need and exactly how you feel! He already knows.  It will help you to tell Him! 

I love you all and am very thankful for all of you! Remember all that the Savior has done for you and your families! 

Elder Yeoman

My mom asked for a picture while I was emailing her today!
Our homemade air conditioner! It really works!!!
Fireworks over the city on New Years Eve. We took this picture from the roof of our building!