Monday, August 8, 2016

News from Derqui!!!

Elder Yeoman was super busy on Monday when he wrote to us and didn't have time for a general email for his blog.  He asked that I post an update and he will have more time to write next week. We just got home from vacation.... so I am a little late with this.

Elder Avalos completed his mission and went home this week. Jace got a new companion from Arizona. His name is Elder Thompson. He just arrived to the mission last week and Jace says that he is awesome and they work really well together. As of now, they are the only 2 missionaries serving in Derqui. It is a large area that they are covering. Hopefully after transfers in a couple of weeks, there will be 2 more elders placed in Derqui to work with them.  Elder Yeoman loves serving in Derqui and loves his "family" there. The members do so much to support the missionaries.

Elder Yeoman was super excited to recently hear from one of the young men (Lucas) that he taught and baptized in his previous area of Boulogne. Lucas is already working on getting his mission papers ready to serve a mission too!!!! Since then, his whole family has been baptized.  Lucas is already a great missionary and has introduced many of his friends to the gospel. Elder Yeoman was feeling very grateful that they worked so hard with Lucas and never gave up on him when he sometimes wouldn't show up for their appointments. 

On their P-day Monday, the three missionaries had the opportunity to go back to Parque Patricios and have lunch with the Casariegos. That is the Bishop's family in Elder Yeoman's first area where he was trained by Elder Avalos. He always loved being in the Casariego's home and especially loves Hermana Casariego's cooking!! He was really excited to see them again. 

Even though Elder Yeoman didn't have much time to email, we did receive quite a few pictures from Hermana Majorana this week. I am so grateful for her and the great care she gives to Elder Yeoman. He says that she calls him her son.  I especially love the videos that she sends where I can hear him speaking in spanish. He sounds like a native of Argentina. His emails are sounding more and more funny each week as he is slowly forgetting how to properly speak and write in english. I usually have to change the wording on a few things before I can post them to the blog. :) We are looking forward to our update from Elder Yeoman on Monday.
Elder Thompson (Jace's new companion and Elder Avalos 
Elder Yeoman and Elder Thompson with the Majorana's son 
Doing service this week clearing tree limbs
Elder Thompson, Elder Avalos and Elder Yeoman
With the Majorana Family in Derqui! Elder Yeoman's family away from home!
Goodbye Dinner for Elder Avalos with the Majorana Family

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