Monday, November 28, 2016


Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The other Elders in the office and I all went over to the Anderson's for Thanksgiving lunch..Well, it was really good but there is no Turkey here in Argentina..and I never noticed that but it's true. Hard to have a Thanksgiving lunch without Turkey but I'd say that Sister Anderson did a really good job with the limited resources found here, haha! So that was fun!

Other than that, we have started working with the family of our ward mission leader, who are not members and usually reject the missionaries terribly. But this week we went by and we started teaching them and a couple of them accepted baptismal dates!  So we will be working with them!! Other than that my week was a little slow because I caught pneumonia. So, I have been resting and trying to recover from that, but I am feeling a lot better! So hopefully I will get back out working tonight or tomorrow!! 

While I was resting I have been listening to the Book of Mormon..I actually listened to the whole book of Alma in one day, so I was pretty happy about that! I learned a lot from the examples of the great missionaries in Alma, and how their only desires were to serve the Lord and help others come unto Christ! They were men who truly felt the love of Christ for all, and who wanted all to know the wonderful blessings of the Atonement and Plan of Happiness that are only found in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ!

One thing that I truly love about Christmas, that I have come to understand a whole lot better these past 2 Christmas seasons is the love that the Savior has for us, and the perfect example of service and charity that He was. I hope you all have seen the new LIGHTtheWORLD video! It is great, and we can all help someone in small ways, but we never know how much it will be cherished! I hope that we can all be a little more charitable this Christmas season, so that we can help those that truly need it!! 

Jesus Christ lives! And everyone needs to know it! And He has provided for us all that we need to be successful, happy, and return to live with Heavenly Father!

I love you all! Have a great week!

Elder Yeoman

Thanksgiving lunch with the Andersons
Thanksgiving selfie
It's not Turkey, but it was good!
Elder Sagripanti and me 

Monday, November 21, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Hope you all eat a ton of turkey and stuffing and all the good southern stuff, I'll be sticking with my milanesa and fideos!

This week has been a good one! My companion and I have put some really good and challenging metas down so we can see some big differences this week! I feel that this week is going to be a big one, so we are excited for it! 

In my reading this week of the Book of Mormon, I was reading in Alma 5, which is an awesome chapter, one of the most powerful testimonies in the Book of Mormon! One verse caught my attention, and we also talked about it in Elders Quorum on Sunday. It is Alma 5:14 que dice; 

 "And now behold, ask of you, my brethren of the church, have ye spiritually been born of GodHave ye received his image in your countenances? Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts?¨

After reading that, I remembered a talk by Elder Bednar that talked about our role in helping other people have this mighty change of heart. He says that it is "our job to take the word unto the person, and it is their job to take it into."

So, that being said, we play a big role in this process for other people, as we share our testimonies and as we are examples to others as well! And I know that this mighty change of heart is the best thing that could ever happen in the life of any person on this Earth, and only is possible by the help of the Lord, and through us as the instruments in His hands as we prepare ourselves and strive to be the people that He wants us to be!

I hope that everyone can recognize all that they have to be thankful for in this special Holiday of Thanksgiving! I am so very thankful for the gospel and Heavenly Father's plan of happiness that is a perfect and merciful plan, and also for my wonderful family who supports me in all that I do!

I love you all! Have a great week!

Elder Yeoman

Look who showed up in the office today, just in time for basketball!
(Elder Stafford, my good friend from home)
The life in the office! haha!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Faith to Move Mountains


I hope you all have had a nice, cold week up north ;) haha! This week has been great, very busy getting ready for transfers but it has been a good week! Not a whole lot has changed. I am still here in the offices with the same companion (Elder Lyon), and I don't think that will be changing for a while, so no changes there either! 

The biggest thing to talk about from this past week is a meeting we had with President this past week as a zone, and we talked about some very important things that really helped, desire, and the atonement. I learned so much, probably one of the best meetings I have had my whole life! I came out of that meeting so inspired and uplifted, and I want to share some of the things that I really loved.

In Preach My Gospel, 2 things were shared that really stuck out to me. One was "As you increase your understanding of the atonement of Jesus Christ, your desire to share the Gospel will increase." And the other is "If you have faith in Jesus Christ, you will accomplish what the Lord wants and needs you to accomplish." 

These 2 things really hit home with me, and helped me to think in a way that I really haven´t ever thought before. Things that are very simple, but sometimes overlooked. The only thing stopping us from accomplishing everything the Lord needs us to accomplish is our own faith. And my question would be, how do we truly build our faith to the point that we can accomplish all things? And that is something I have been thinking about all week! One thing that I learned is that faith is a gift from Heavenly Father. Sometimes we ask Him for more patience, maybe a little more charity, safety and protection, but how often do we ask Him to help us increase our faith? If our level of faith is the only thing impeding us from accomplishing what the Lord needs, I think it would be something very important to pray about. From then on, in every prayer, I always pray to be able to increase my faith! 

Now, another thing that plays a big part in this are our desires. Our desires to get better, to be more like Christ, and to help other people. I have seen in my time on the mission, how much desires really can change as you truly come to know your Savior, and truly come to understand at least a little more, the atonement. And this knowledge and change of desire has defined my mission, and made it very personal! I am so incredibly thankful for the atonement of Christ, so that I can always improve, and keep going up in the process of becoming. I want to understand everything possible about the Atonement of Christ, so that these desires can always keep getting better and better, so that I can be the missionary that I need to be, and accomplish everything I have been sent here to do. However, this does not only apply to missionaries, but to everyone in our lives! As we understand more fully the Atonement, our desires change! And I am positive of that! The Savior died for me personally. This is nothing general. He died for every single one of us personally, and knows everything we need to progress and be happy!

I read a talk by Bruce R McConkie that is titled "The Purifying Power of Gethsemane" and near the end he says; "I am one of his witnesses, and in a coming day I shall feel the nail marks in his hands and in his feet and shall wet his feet with my tears. But I shall not know any better then than I know now that he is God’s Almighty Son, that he is our Savior and Redeemer, and that salvation comes in and through his atoning blood and in no other way." 

I know that Christ lives, that He died for me so that I never have to suffer, and that I will live eternally with my family. I know that some of those drops of blood in Gethsemane were mine, and for that, the atonement of Jesus Christ is personal, and carries me! 
I love my Savior, and I know that He loves you all, and wants every single one of you to be happy, and has provided the way for that to challenge for you all is to recognize this week that the atonement wasn't just for everyone, but for you personally! 
I love you all!! Have a great week!
Elder Yeoman
The new car I am driving 

Elevator selfie with Elder Lyon
The view from our pension

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Will of the Father

Well, I have no idea how it is already Monday again, or where the time goes! But I guess that is just how it has to go sometimes! I hope you all had a great week!! We are already in November, which to me is pretty crazy. Update from Argentina: it is getting pretty hot here, All the elders die here during the summer, but us Carolina boys don't have any problem with the humidity! Just have to ask for some jugo and keep on going haha!

This past week I have really reflected on the importance of doing the will of the Lord. Every missionary knows that there really isn't a huge secret to missionary work, but there are a lot of things that really help. Sometimes we fall into the habit of focusing on what we want and think is right more than trying to focus on what the Lord really wants, and that is a big lesson that I have learned! I think as we focus more on the will of the Lord, and align our will with His, that is when we can really be successful, and progress how we are meant to.

Well, that is about all I have for today! 

Just know that I love you all, and if anyone needs anything just let me know! 

The church is true!! Jesus Christ lives, and loves you all more than you could ever imagine. And His love is very personal for everyone! It is up to us to realize that! 

Que tengan una buena semana!

Elder Yeoman

Elder Lyon and Elder Yeoman