Monday, April 25, 2016

Still Can't Guard Me!

Hello Everyone! 

I hope this was a great week for you all! 

This week was a good one! We had found some more investigators..but at the end of the week we had a couple let-downs, but thats how it goes sometimes. We are here on this Earth to experience both sides of it, right? Well, one of our investigators that was going to be baptized this week moved back to Japan. He had lived in Japan most of his life and didnt have a prior knowledge of God. Being a missionary in South America...that is extremely rare. It was the first time I had the opportunity to teach someone that had no idea who God was. It was very humbling and I grew a lot in the process, and even more importantly, I know he did too. Luckily, we will be able to keep in contact through email! 

This week something that I have been learning is the importance of desire and faith. When Nephi desired to see the things his father saw, he was asked "What do you desire?" and "Do you believe that your father saw these things?" These 2 simple questions caught my attention..We can easily apply them in everyday prayer and situations. 

What do we desire, and do we really have the faith to receive it? I know that Heavenly Father already knows our desires and what we need, but it is still important to tell him, also having the faith enough to receive it! I hope that we can all pay a little more attention to what it is that we desire, and also what we are doing to show the faith necessary to receive it.

I love you all and hope that everyone has a great week! Sorry that I don't have pictures. I dropped the ball on that one this week! But thanks for everything!!

Elder Yeoman

Elder Yeoman had a super busy week and didn't take any pictures! Luckily, he
sent his mother this selfie while we were emailing today! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Me Quedo en Boulogne!!

Hello everyone! I hope you all have had an awesome week!! This was a great week, but we did have some changes here! Elder Jenkins got transferred, so I stayed in Boulogne with Elder Phair from Arizona! I met Elder Phair a while ago, so we already knew each other and it's going to be awesome! He's a great Elder and we are going to work well together!

I was thinking a lot about the past 2 transfers..opening up an area and seeing every single day the help of the Lord for my companion and I. From getting here together in this ward and not knowing anything, to being able to see the new excitement in all the members has been something very special for me.

I know that the Lord is always there to help us, He is there ready to pour out his blessings upon us..we just have to strive to improve and to obey the commandments! Obeying the commandments brings so much joy and blessings. I have learned a lot on my mission of the power and importance of being obedient! We cannot be blessed without first being obedient, and that is a law in Heaven. You think that Heavenly Father isn't rooting for us to be obedient so that we can receive His blessings? Well, he is! And in the wise words of my boy, Elder Fischer.."Its true, I checked."

Thank you all for all of your prayers and support, I am beyond blessed to have you all as family and friends..It's probably not even fair for other missionaries but it is what it is ;). You guys are the best! 

Que Tengan una buena semana!!!!!!!!

Les amo!

Elder Yeoman

Elder Jenkins, Elder Duffy and Elder Yeoman on transfer day
Elder Jenkins and Elder Yeoman on transfer day
We Dem Boys!! SWHS Basketball t-shirt this year. Jace got one in
his birthday package!
Elder Yeoman and his new companion from Arizona, Elder Phair

Monday, April 11, 2016

Aguante Boulogne! Yanqui y Gringo back again!

Hope you all had an awesome week! 

This week was great! I don't have a whole lot new to tell you guys, but we did have a good week of work and found more people to teach and progress towards baptism.

Since it is so late in Argentina when the Priesthood session of conference airs, I was just now able to watch it this morning with the Zone..Wow, it was amazing! I really enjoyed the focus in always being prepared to help others with the Priesthood that we have.

I have been reading the New Testament, and I just finished Matthew. I love learning about the life of the Savior, and there is so much to learn through His example. Something that stood out to me is that when people came up to Christ to ask for miracles..He asks "Do you think I can cure you?" There is an important aspect of faith that we must show in order to be able to receive blessings and miracles. 

Christ is always ready to give us anything and everything we need. We just have to put in our part. 

Sorry I don't have much time today..It's time to get out and work! I will write more next week! But I love you all and hope you all have a great week! Transfers are on Monday, so I will talk to you on Tuesday!

Elder Yeoman
New Basketball Jersey (Manu Ginobili is from Argentina and plays for the San Antonio Spurs)
Puente De La Mujer (“Bridge of the Woman”, a famous rotating bridge in Buenos Aires)

Monday, April 4, 2016



First off, I would like to thank you all for the birthday wishes and support always! It was a great birthday and its going to be an awesome year 19!!!!!!

Wow...General Conference was incredible! I was truly humbled and spiritually uplifted this weekend! I can't even begin to express how lucky I felt being able to listen to the words of God through His living prophets. I hope you all took advantage of the opportunity to receive the guidance and hope that came from listening to these words. It was incredible hearing the things that I needed to hear, and having my testimony increased in so many aspects. Sadly, I totally forgot all of the notes I took and things I was going to share with you guys so I am going to do my best to try and share some thoughts that I had.

The first thing that caught my atenciĆ³n was the talk by Elder Hallstrom in the Saturday morning session about the importance of truly realizing that we are children of God. He asked a question that got to me..I don't remember exactly, but it went something like this:

When we have hardships, trials, or difficulties..what is our first reaction? Is it that we have a loving Heavenly Father that knows exactly what we need to become and who he wants us to become? This really made me think..about my mission, my life, the people I am teaching, my family, everything! I know that Heavenly Father knows us in a perfect form and He knows exactly what we need to progress and become the sons and daughters of God that we have been sent to the Earth to be. This went along well with some of the things I have been learning all week, some of the experiences I have had, and how much my testimony has been strengthened of the reality of the love of Heavenly Father. Some things in life are hard..but I KNOW that these hard times and difficulties are gifts from Heavenly Father so that we may become the people that He needs us to be. And I promise that the person that He needs us to be is the person that will be the happiest for this life and the one that is coming..and the one that will be able to receive all of the blessings that are in store. I know that Heavenly Father loves each one of you, and knows you perfectly..every hardship that we go through..what we get is progression! How perfect is His plan and How merciful is He? 

Another thing that really caught my attention is the talk by Elder Holland. He said that trying counts too. Trying to be the best you can be and trying to be who Heavenly Father needs you to be counts too. I loved that! That brought me a whole lot of peace, joy, and hope! I know, personally, how imperfect I much I need to improve. But I also know without a doubt that I have help, and that "Heaven is cheering me on forever". That is a great lesson for every one of us to realize, that more than anything...Heavenly Father wants us to do all we can, and wants progression. I know that through my imperfections, Heavenly Father is still happy for me trying to progress. I felt that very strongly during Conference..and He feels the same for all of you! Through Christ, the difference will be made!

And last, of course ...the talk about Fathers. This is something that I have never failed in my life to be thankful for..the example and love of my dad! In every aspect of my life, my dad was always there to give me the example I needed to become who I needed to be. There was a quote in this talk that said something like "The best gift a father could give to their kids is helping them become closer to Heavenly Father" or something like that. I am forever grateful for my dad, and all that he has taught me and his example. I tell my parents all the time that I was given them to help me realize a little bit how much Heavenly Father truly loves me, because it is even more than them! I have always looked up to my dad my whole life. Even when I was a little boy, I will always remember wanting to be just like him. As a 19 year old, that desire has only gotten stronger! I have always felt that there is no way I will ever be as good, or even half, but my dad will always be such an example to me and an incredibly huge part of what I am today. And of course, this made me think of my mom as well! There is no one that I know that could ever show more Christ like love than her. I am forever grateful for her and for all that she has done for me, her sacrifice, and for helping me to learn what the pure love of Christ is! 

I always leave Conference as well with an increased testimony of my Savior, of His Atonement, and His love for us! I know that He lives, that He is a cure to all. And that because of Him, we are already cured of all! Jesus Christ is our Redeemer, and leads this church! And I testify of that! 

I love you all!! 

Elder Yeoman

Aguante Carolina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gringos Birthday picture at conference on Saturday! Haha!
Feliz Cumple Elder Yeoman!

Another Birthday Celebration with Fliya Amaya!

My Birthday cake made by Mirr Duarte! So Yummy!
On divisions with Elder Molina!

Out to lunch with the squad!

Elder Yeoman and Elder Jenkins at
Puerto Madero with the Zone!