Monday, March 28, 2016

Me Perdí

What's up Guys?!
I hope you all are doing great! I'm really sorry but we went to capital today and we had some bus problems and got a little lost..That's what happens when you have a bunch of gringos trying to go somewhere in Buenos Aires! Haha!  I love you all! I will send some pics, but I'm out of time!! Talk more next week!

Elder Yeoman

An adventurous P-day in the Capital Federal of Buenos Aires

We killed the selfie game...We took a selfie in the reflection of a huge sepulcro
 of a very famous person an above ground grave!

Pictures from Recoleta, a world famous cemetery in Buenos Aires
Eva Peron is buried here.
Baptisms on Saturday March 26th
Check out these chocolate Easter eggs!

Monday, March 21, 2016

La Pascua - La Semana Santa

Hello Everyone!!!!!!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful week. I'm not sure about how it is over there in the United States, but here in Argentina we are just about to start celebrating Easter. It's a whole week here in Argentina starting Thursday and it is called the "Holy Week". So I want to focus my thoughts on the importance of Easter and why we celebrate it. First, I hope you all have seen the video that the church came out with called "Hallelujah." Wow, is it amazing! We have been sharing it with a lot of families here and every time I watch it I feel so much of the Savior's love and mercy. If you haven't seen this video, pause the game and go watch it ;)

So, to go along with this topic, I have been studying when Jesus Christ came to visit the Nephites in 3 Nephi. The mercy and love of the Savior caught my attention more than ever before. Everything that he did was for every single one of us personally. 

1 Nephi 9 

14 Yea, verily say unto you, if ye will acome unto me ye shall have beternal lifeBehold, mine carm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will receive; and blessed are those who come unto me.

Jesus Christ always gave this invitation, to come unto Him. And this isn´t just for select people. This is an invitation for everyone! Because His arm of mercy is extended towards all those that come unto Him. And all those that come unto Him will have the Eternal Life. To put this more into perspective, and just how merciful and loving He is, we read in chapter 17:

 17 And no tongue can speak, neither can there be written by any man, neither can the hearts of men conceive so great and marvelous things as we both saw and heard Jesus speak; and no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us unto the Father.

This was when Christ prayed to the Father in our behalf, and words couldn't even describe the marvelous things that Jesus said, and no one could believe the joy that filled their souls when they heard Him pray for them. In spanish, it says "y nadie puede conceptuar el gozo que llenó nuestras almas cuando lo oímos rogar por nosotros al Padre." The word rogar means beg.."no one could believe the joy that filled our souls when we heard Him beg for us to the Father." That made me think about the relationship between Christ and the Father, and also the fact that He is by the Father every day pleading and begging for me ways that we couldn't even put into words. And, He does this for everyone personally! 

And in Chapter 27, is what really made me think of Easter and the importance.

14 And my Father sent me that might be lifted up upon the crossand after that had been lifted up upon the crossthat might draw all men unto me, that as have been lifted up by men even so should men be lifted up by the Father, to stand before me, to be judged of their works, whether they be good or whether theybe evil—

This explains very clearly why Jesus Christ did what He did for every single one of us. He was lifted up on the cross so that we could one day be lifted up to the Father. This is what we are celebrating during this time of the year.

I think what really changes a missionary on his mission is everyday coming to know more of Christ, coming to better know who Christ was, and the importance of His Atonement! I know that Christ lives, that He knows us perfectly, and that there is nothing more important than to center your life on Him. Through Christ, we literally have a new life.....filled with mercy, love, and hope!

I love you all and hope you all have a great week! It's my hope that we can focus more on our Savior in this Easter Season.

Con Amor,

Elder Yeoman


St. Patty's Day in Argentina! Practicing their best leprechaun
 moves!! HaHa!
All Green for St. Patty's (even the pen behind the ear)
Elder Yeoman and Elder Jenkins with Hermana Ayre
at Stake Conference on Sunday
Representing those Carolina Tarheels even from Argentina!!!
This is what missionaries do at night!!! They turn into Super Heroes!! LOL
Meet Captain America and Batman!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Que te pasa?

Como estan???

Well, nothing crazy happened this week, or anything really new to share! We had a pretty normal week of work, helping our investigators progress and change their lives! We did not really find anyone new this week, which is a bummer but we are still out finding! 

Our Stake President invited my comp and I over to his house Friday night, and it was really weird because his house felt like my house in the United States, like a regular house in the US! He is awesome, and is really trying to put an emphasis on missionary work in the Stake, so that the members and missionaries are working more as one! 

I started thinking about the importance of having missionary work as an emphasis at all times, not just as a missionary. We have the opportunity and responsibility of helping the work and glory of the Lord, which is the Salvation of ALL mankind. This is an effort of everyone. Everyone is in this together. To think about the importance of Salvation in the lives of everyone on this Earth, we can start to realize the importance of missionary work throughout our being the work of Salvation. We also know that the only way for this work to have success is if the missionaries and members work together in unity. 

We had a Noche de Hogar with the Stake President as well, and we were talking a little bit about the Plan of Salvation, how Heavenly Father has a distinct plan for every single one of his children. He talked about parents, and how when a child comes to a parent with a problem or a question..that a parent will do whatever they can to help their child. I thought about my parents, and how they would do anything to help me or my siblings get through a problem or struggle that we are having. Well, I think my parents are perfect, but they aren't. So, think about parents who are imperfect and want the absolute best for their kids and are just trying to answer their questions and fix their problems. How much more would a Heavenly Father, being perfect, want to help us and answer our questions and fix our problems? That made me think a lot about my faith and trust in the Lord to know that my prayers will be answered. He is literally my Heavenly Father and wants the best for me just as my earthly father, but in a perfect way. 

I hope that all are excited for General Conference!! I'm so pumped and blessed to be able to hear from the Prophet and Apostles..who are called of God to speak in His name! Those words are the Lord's words! 

I love you all, and hope that all have a great week! Thanks for all of the support and prayers! They are felt every day :)

Elder Yeoman

*Ya'll still cant guard me! :)
Missionary Packages Argentina delivered a basketball
and a package from home to Elder Yeoman. They
sent me these pictures!
Elder Yeoman and Elder Jenkins
at a church member's home on Sunday.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Elder Yanqui y Elder Gringo

Hello Everyone! 
Hope you all had a wonderful week! The weather here is really perfect right now. It is about 70 degrees and sunny every day! But it is Buenos Aires, so it will probably go back up to 100 degrees soon haha, I am enjoying it while I have it!

This week was...Incredible!! My companion and I really went into this week with animo ready to explode it! From the very beginning of the week, the Lord had blessed us a ton just off of us striving to do His will and putting in the extra effort. We had felt a little down because we were having trouble finding, so we both agreed we would make an extra effort. So Sunday night we made goals for this past week, and we just went out to work, not really knowing how it was going to turn out..but we went out to get it done! We finished up the week with 8 investigators at church and 3 new investigators that are preparing for baptism! 

I was able to reflect a lot on this past week, and what we did differently and what helped us to have this success. I think a huge part of it was our mentality, our go get it mentality, that both us and the Lord knew that this week was going to be a week of success and progression here in Boulogne! 

So this little lesson that I learned this week goes a lot further than being a missionary, just like all of the lessons that I have learned in my mission so far! If we are going to do something, if we are really want something...GO GET IT! We can show the Lord how much we want it, how much we are willing to sacrifice, and He will make up the rest! 

I know without a doubt that this church is true. I love it, and I have grown to realize the importance of the atonement in my life and the lives of others! I hope that everyone can get up a little courage this week and go out and reach your goals and what you are striving for :).

Les Amo!!!!!!!!!! Espero que todos tengan una buena semana! 

Elder Gringo

*A little background about the name Elder Gringo; The Bishop’s 5 year old daughter can’t read yet and she doesn’t know how to pronounce the missionaries names. She calls Elder Yeoman, Gringo and Elder Jenkins, Yankee.  The names have become terms of endearment and that is what everyone in their Boulogne ward calls them now. :-)
"Elder Gringo and Elder Yankee"
Elder Yeoman sporting his authentic Argentina "luau shirt" :-)