Monday, July 17, 2017

The Best 2 Years!

Hello Everyone!

Yesterday my bishop gave me the opportunity to speak in sacrament meeting as my "farewell" talk and it was awesome! It was funny because he told me that I would have about 20 minutes to speak as the last speaker, so I prepared a few things to talk about. Our meetings start at 9:30, so it was all normal, and after the sacrament he called 2 sisters up to give their testimonies. Next thing I know it's 9:50 and he says "Now we will hear the last talk of Elder Yeoman" and I was thinking...well he just gave me the whole entire meeting. I ended at 10:35 haha, 45 minutes was definitely the longest I have ever spoken for, but it was an incredible experience, and I am so thankful for everything that the Lord has taught me these past 2 years! 

This past week was a good one! We are still preparing Gisela and Theo to be baptized and confirmed this week, which will be so great! Pray for Gisela so that she can meet her goal to stop smoking so she can be baptized! She is almost there!!

I am so incredibly grateful for these past 2 years that the Lord has given me to serve Him, and I can't even begin to explain what this time has done for me! I remember at first I always wanted to be the best teacher, or the superstar missionary that baptized the most. But what the Lord wanted and needed me to be was a true disciple of Christ. This process of becoming more like the Savior has made such a big impact on me that I could never be more grateful. 

Everyone always told me that the mission would change my life. My dad told me that if I worked hard, was obedient and loved the people that it would be the best experience of my life. However, 2 years ago I would have never been able to imagine how much it would change my life, and in what way! 

I was not perfect, but I did my best, and I know the Lord knows I did! I worked hard, I was obedient, and I sure do love these people of Argentina, and all the missionaries that I was able to meet and build friendships with here in Buenos Aires.

Now as my mission is coming to a close, I want you all to know how thankful I am for you all, for your love and support, because it made a huge difference for me. I have been very blessed with the best family and friends to count on always! You guys don't know how significant that is in the life of a missionary!

I have so much that I would like to say, so many stories to share, a lot of mixed emotions, but I would like to share with you all my testimony, something that I have grown to cherish and lean on in the most difficult times.

As His representative, I know that Jesus Christ lives, that He is my redeemer, and my Savior. I know that He suffered for the sins of all mankind, that some of those drops of blood in Gethsemane were mine. Here in the streets of Buenos Aires, I came to know my Savior, an experience that truly helped me to have a mighty change of heart, to desire only to please my Savior. As I served Him, I realized that line by line and precept by precept my life was changing, that the person that I was before and the person I am now were entirely different. I testify that the faith that we have can help us to be built upon the rock of our Redeemer, so that when the trials, temptations and difficult times come, we have the focus of only pleasing the Lord. The reason that this change could happen in my life was not because of a number, or any one person. It was because I never forgot why I came on a mission, who I was serving, and I gave it all up to Him. A lot of times my best was not too good, but I always did it for Him, because I owe Him so much. I want you all to know how much I love my Savior, how He took me as I was, molded me, formed me, and made me into a true disciple. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God, that it is a constant testimony of Jesus Christ, and His atonement, and that people really can change! It is the tool that we have been given in this dispensation to repent, and receive the blessings of the fullness of the Gospel! I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and every time I taught the Restoration I felt the assurance and truthfulness of that by the power of the Holy Ghost. I know that today, we have a prophet that is called of God and by divine revelation guides us. I know that missionary work is the work of the Lord, that He is at the head and directs it. I know that we are loved by our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. I know that families can be eternal, and I know that we have everything we need in this life to reach Eternal Life.

There will not be a day that goes by where I don't thank the Lord for these last 2 years, that were definitely the best 2 years.

A piece of my heart will always be here in Argentina! 


Aguante Argentina!!!

I am very excited to see you all next week! I love you all!

Elder Yeoman

Monday, July 10, 2017


Hello All!!

I'm so sorry! I don't have any time to write again today! I promise that I will write my last general email next week! I love you all! Thanks for everything!

Jesus Christ lives and loves every single one of you! Keep on enduring!

We had a baptism this week, Leonardo. It was great! He was super happy! 

Have a great week!

Elder Yeoman

Leonardo's Baptism 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Life is Good!

Hello Everyone!
I'm sorry! I don't have time to write an email today, but I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week!! We are in the city and it is a two hour bus ride back.
Everything is going well here :)))

Elder Yeoman

Lunch in the city with the office elders today for P-day!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Como Están?

Hello Everyone!

Well, I don't know why it is so hot here. It has been reaching the 80's and it is supposed to be winter! Looks like I'm really going to skip a winter, haha!! Everything is going well! This week we are going to have a big multi-zone zone conference, so it will be good to see ex comps and be able to learn from all who will be participating. I always love zone conferences, they are always filled with revelation and the spirit!

I hope everyone has had a great week and enjoying the summer!!

This past week was a great one! We had a bunch of miracles and we have some baptisms coming up!! We have been working with a family that the parents want to get married so we are working with them and calling lawyers and everything to get all the paperwork figured out! They also have a son that can be baptized. He is 13 and plays basketball in a travel club here in Zarate! So, of course I told him anytime he wants to learn a thing or two about the game, I'm willing to teach him ;) haha! They are great and have a lot of faith in the Lord to obey the commandments, knowing that they will be blessed for doing so!

We have also been teaching a 45 year old man from the Dominican Republic, I have always had more success with the foreigners here in Buenos Aires. They are a little more humble coming here to find a better life. Obviously what they are looking for is the gospel :). He is awesome! He came to church and loved it and is preparing for the 15th of July to be baptized!

We have also been working with a part member family that has a son that wants to be baptized. He will be baptized the 8th of July and is super excited to get back to church! Sunday, a woman just came to church that had talked to the bishop asking for help. She is adventist and has lots of questions, but she liked church, so we just need to help her to realize that the sabbath day is indeed Sunday ;). 

Everything is going well here! This is my last week to find someone that can be baptized while I am here in Argentina so...well....pray hard for us so that we can find all the people that the Lord is preparing! I know there is a family out there that really needs us!!

I love you all! I know that Christ lives and that He is at the head of this church! I know that through the restored gospel we can all one day return to His presence!

Keep on doing what you need to do and have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Yeoman

Monday, June 19, 2017

The most valuable gift

Hello Everyone!!! I hope you all had a great week! Happy Father´s Day to all the fathers out there, especially to my dad!!! I am very thankful for my dad and the wonderful example he has been to me my whole life, helping me to be the person I am today!! I am staying here in Zarate with Elder Ortiz to finish out my last transfer, I am pumped!

This past week I had many testimony strengthening experiences that I am very grateful for! One came from a sad experience, but one that I was grateful to be a part of! Last week, a member in our ward died of heart failure, something that he had been struggling with for a long time, but the death was sudden and unexpected. Just the Sunday before, he was at church. I was a little taken back by the news nevertheless, being someone in my ward. He was someone that many did not get along with because of his strong doctrinal opinions and his character, leaving people rolling their eyes sometimes..and one of those members that was super harsh on the elders! But it doesn't matter. He and I got along pretty well! 

The thing that most caught my attention of him was that whenever we asked him for a reference or if he knew anyone we could teach, he would always talk about all of his inactive members of his family, and how he just wanted them to come to church! Everything he did he always just wanted the best for his family, but the only active members were him, his wife, and one of his grandsons.

A few days later, I was asked to give his wife a blessing of comfort, so we went over to their house to find a lot of the family gathered around the table. We sat down and we talked for a little bit! She bore her testimony of the plan of salvation, and how she knows that it is real and that her family is sealed for eternity! We ended up giving blessings to the whole family. It was a very spiritual experience. Afterwards, I felt prompted to bear my testimony of Christ and the plan of salvation, and share with the family some feelings I had on the death of Hermano Belos, and how he only wanted the best for his family in the gospel! I then told them that the Lord works in marvelous ways to bring families together and help them progress. I knew without a doubt that this is exactly what the Lord wanted to happen, and exactly what Hermano Belos wanted for his family! The youngest son got up and bore his testimony. He served a mission and has been inactive for many years. He told us that the death of his father caused him to have a "spiritual restart" is how he described it, and is what he needed to realize that he needed to come back to church and bring his whole family back. They all planned a temple trip as a family, and all came to church Sunday. I know that the plans of the Lord are perfect, and though we don't always realize it, everything is for our good.

The youngest son began to tell me some mission experiences and told me that the thing that he has learned in all his years of inactivity in the church is that time is the most valuable gift! Time is something that the Lord gives us that we must learn wisely! Before he knew it, 7 years had passed and he has missed out on so many blessings without even realizing it!! He said that as a missionary he always taught how time was the most important thing, a lesson that he had to learn the hard way!

I hope that we all can use the time that the Lord gives us wisely, so that we don't have any regrets! When I started the mission I thought all I had was time, but as I am coming to the end, I realize that it really does come to an end, and the most valuable thing that the Lord has given me has been the time that I have been able to represent Him! 

This past week, I had knocked about a million doors and talked to another million in the street with little luck, and I just felt bad...and I said a super heartfelt prayer just to talk to someone that needed us. The very next door that I knocked on, out came Florencia, who told us that she did not even want to live anymore, and that more than ever she needs to come closer to Christ to truly find peace!

The Lord knows us, knows our needs, and always has His arms extended to help us! I know that He lives and loves all of us! I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, that the true church of Christ has been restored and that Jesus Christ is the Savior and redeemer of the world, and a source of eternal peace for all that strive to come unto HIm by faith and obedience!

"Just live the Gospel"

I love you all!!

Elder Yeoman
Elder Ortiz and Facuando Arias

Monday, June 12, 2017

Where does time go?

Hello Everyone!
 I hope you all are doing well and enioying school getting out! Today I start my last transfer, and time is really flying! I still don't know if I am going to be staying here in Zarate or if I will be transferred, but whatever happens I know is the will of the Lord and I am just excited to give it all I have for 6 more weeks!! I cant even explain how fast time goes, or how grateful I am for all that I have learned and experienced in my mission! But I still have lots of time left and the Lord still needs a lot from me, so I am excited!!

This past week was a good one! President called my comp and I and told us that there are going to be some changes in our zone, so that is going to be awesome. I always enjoy changes in the mission! So we are excited for that! We have been finding a lot of people and are finding lots of good possibilities that we are working with, so we just need to help them to commit themselves!

A sister missionary from our zone had to go home this past week because she tore her meniscus which was very sad, and we have a couple other missionaries that are going through some tough things physically. It has been great to see the faith, hope, and great attitude they have had to fight through it and get better! It has been an example to me! I think I learn way more from them than they do from me, but that is usually how it is!! I love my zone!

I have been studying Jesus the Christ a lot and it has been such a great experience for me..I feel like I definitely have been able to come to know my Savior better as I have read that book about His life! Its a libraso! The way he served has helped me realize what is it really that the Lord expects of me as His representative, and has helped to change the way I think and act to be a better servant and representative of Christ! I am so grateful for that! The way that He knew the intentions of the heart, and did not judge purely off what appeared, we can all be better at that!

I love my Savior, I know He lives, and that His gospel is restored upon the earth, and that through our obedience we may be able to live with HIm forever! 

I love you all!!

Elder Yeoman

San Antonio de Areco
My boy, Elder Evans finished his mission and is
 headed home!
The BEST ward mission leader, Hernan Lopez and my comp Elder Ortiz

Monday, June 5, 2017

Trying to be like Jesus

Hello Everyone!

This past week was very special for me! We had zone interviews with President on Friday. I sat down and he said "Well Elder, you've got one more transfer." I kind of just smiled and he said "I want you to pray to the Lord and figure out what He wants you to accomplish in these last 6 weeks of your mission." We then had a great conversation and I told him I would do it!

I began to pray, and fast as well about this topic, and in my studies I began to realize what it is that the Lord needs me to do in my last transfer! I had a strong feeling that it has to do with charity, something that I have tried really hard to improve my whole mission. Right now, I have lots of opportunities in the zone to serve because we have lots of missionaries going through hard times with health and discouragement, and I know that the Lord needs me here to comfort them and to be able to exercise my priesthood on their behalf.

But not only the missionaries in my zone, He needs me to love everyone!! Every single person I talk to in the street, see, or come in contact with. Everything that I have learned on my mission, every step towards Christ that I have made, all has lead up to how I am going to serve and love my last transfer!

I know that Christ lives, and that He loves us and that as a representative of Christ, He needs others to be able to feel at least a little bit of Christ like love through me!! I am so incredibly grateful to be able to serve the Lord, and for the time that I have left to be able to do so! 

I love you all a whole lot! Thanks for everything that you all do for me!

Have a great week!

Elder Yeoman

Basketball and making Tacos for Zone Pday!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Where do we find our joy?

Hello everyone!! Hope you all have had an awesome week and have a great Memorial Day!! This past week was a pretty difficult one. My companion hurt his foot and is having trouble walking. That made it a little tough to get in the groove this week, which made it tough to get investigators to church! But, after a trial of faith there is always a big miracle in store as we strive to keep pushing through with faith and diligence :).

Something that really impacted me this week was our lesson in Elder's Quorum yesterday about joy! And the main part of the lesson that stuck out to me, which was something that I really loved and am going to apply better in my life, is this quote "Joy does not have anything to do with our present circumstances, but with our focus on life." I loved that and it hit me pretty hard! 

We all know that it is easy to have joy when everything is going well, when we feel good, when we have a great day, or when we win a basketball game, or when we feel that everything is going our way! But the opposite of this, when we feel alone, or burdened, or let down, or discouraged, or that everything is going these situations, where do we find our joy?

It is very easy to be discouraged in life, as a missionary it is also easy to be discouraged when you get rejected 100 times in one day, when you work hard all week and nobody comes to church, or when you just feel down on in these situations how can you possibly find joy in life? Im sure we have all had times in our life like these where we find ourselves asking "how can I find joy in this moment in my life?" For example, it would probably be very hard to find joy in life when you lose a close family member, or when you fail at something that you have put a lot of time into, so how can you find joy in even these situations? 

If we looked to the things of the world to have real joy, the chances are that we will never have it! However, if the focus of our life is on the Savior, we can truly find joy in every circumstance!

John 15:10-11:

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
We can always find joy in the Savior and keeping His commandments! A missionary can find joy in the opportunity to serve the Lord and be obedient, regardless of the weekly outcome! We can find joy in knowing that we will be able to be with our families forever if we are obedient to the commandments of the Lord and if our focused is centered on Christ!
D&C 93:33-34:
33 For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy;
34 And when separated, man cannot receive a fulness of joy.
This shows the importance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Only through the restored gospel of Christ can these eternal blessings come, that help us to receive a fulness of joy! This being said, we must always have our lives centered on the teachings of Christ! As we do, we can gain our own testimony of this principle, and know that it is only possible through His restored gospel!
D&C 101:35-38:
35 And all they who suffer persecution for my name, and endure in faith, though they are called to lay down their lives for my sake yet shall they partake of all this glory.
36 Wherefore, fear not even unto death; for in this world your joy is not full, but in me your joy is full.
37 Therefore, care not for the body, neither the life of the body; but care for the soul, and for the life of the soul.
38 And seek the face of the Lord always, that in patience ye may possess your souls, and ye shall have eternal life.
And this scripture says it all, if we are centered on Christ, we may find joy in Him, but in this world our joy will not be full! 
I know with all my heart that this is true! I have a very strong testimony about these things, about the importance of a Christ centered life so that we may truly have joy! I know without a doubt that as we try and better center our lives on Christ and His atoning sacrifice, we will be able to find joy in every moment! This is something that has gotten me through the hardest times, the knowledge that the Savior lives, that He loves us, that He died for us, and that He has provided a plan for us to find joy in this life and the life to come! If anyone is looking for more joy, I hope that you can find it in the source of all joy, our Savior, Jesus Christ!
I love you all and wish you all a great week! 
Elder Yeoman
Elder Bradford's Birthday
Almost winter time in Argentina

Monday, May 22, 2017

If these shoes could talk!!

(This is Alana, Elder Yeoman's mother)

Elder Yeoman did not have time to write a general email this week, but he sent a couple of pictures to me! One is of himself and his awesome current companion, Elder Ortiz. The other is a picture of a pair of his shoes that he has literally worn holes in. There are a LOT of miles of love and service in these shoes! What an amazing journey they have been on! I am so grateful for everything these worn out shoes represent. I am also grateful that even though Elder Yeoman may feel as tired and worn out as these shoes right now, he continues to give it his all until the very end!❤️

Elder Yeoman and Elder Ortiz

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!

I hope that all of the mothers out there had a wonderful Mothers Day! I am so very thankful for my mom, because she is the best one out there :).

It was great talking to my family yesterday, to give me that extra boost to keep working hard till the end!! It is crazy how much time flies!

Something that I shared with them yesterday that really caught my attention this past week was a scripture in D&C that I loved and really hit home with me! It helped me to gain an even stronger testimony on the objective of a missionary, and the importance of helping others to come closer to Christ!

D&C 53: 2-3 -

Behold, I, the Lord, who was crucified for the sins of the world, give unto you a commandment that you shall forsake the world.
Take upon you mine ordination, even that of an elder, to preach faith and repentance and remission of sins, according to my word, and the reception of the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands;
I began to think about how this scripture was presented. Jesus Christ presented Himself as He who was crucified for the sins of the world, and then says for us to take upon ourselves an ordination, that of an elder, to preach the gospel of repentance. I began to think about how important of a responsibility it is to invite others to partake of the peace and happiness that entails the sacrifice that the Lord did for all of us! He has ordained me to invite others to be able to receive the blessings that come from his eternal sacrifice! That just gave me a ton more excitement to go out and share my testimony of Christ as His representative! 
That is one thing that will stay with me the rest of my life, the feeling of testifying of Christ as His representative, something that has changed my life forever!
I love you all! Have a great week!!
Elder Yeoman
Elder Bradford and I 
My new comp, Elder Ortiz and I
 My Ward mission leaders sick suit jacket haha, had to take a pic in it
Our last family Skype before Elder Yeoman returns home in July!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Life is good in Zárate

Hello Everyone!!

This past week was a good one! Sorry I was unable to write a letter last week. We spent a fun day in San Pedro and were really stressed for time!

Here in the mission, things are changing a little bit! President Smith has given us a new daily schedule which has been good! We now are studying in the afternoon after lunch, and leave earlier to work in the mornings! It is good here in Argentina because of the "siesta" so we are seeing a lot of cool miracles as we are obedient to our mission president.

We are focusing a lot on mission unity. In the last leadership council, President told us his vision for the mission, and that we need to be more unified in the way we work and find! He wants us to go out and talk to everyone! Which is something simple. If you want more success you need to open your mouth more. But it is something different than the culture of the mission when I got to the mission for example! 

As we are obedient to our leaders, we will always be blessed with miracles, and that has been the case with my companion and I as well!! 

We have a zone conference this week so those are always great!!

Other than that, there really wasn't too much more to report on from this past week! My companion is awesome, which completes the cycle of all my awesome companions my whole mission!! 

I am so grateful for all my blessings and the wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord, and testify of Him every single day as His representative! 

I love you all! Have a great week!! 

Family, I look forward to our Mother's Day Skype on Sunday!

More pictures from P-day in San Pedro last week

Monday, May 1, 2017

No time today......

Im sorry! We just got to the cyber and we have like 10 minutes..I won't be able to reply to emails today, but I love you all and will talk to you next week!

My new companion is Elder Ortiz from Peru..He will probably be my last companion, and he is the man! It is going to be a great transfer. He has about a year in the mission. I'm staying here in Zarate 1 and training a new zone leader... so it's going to be good!!!!!!!

Elder Sureda should be getting to the airport right about now. It was sad to see him go! He asked me to give him a blessing before he left this morning. It was super special!

Have a great week..I have lots of pictures from my pday today in San Pedro, but no time to send them! 

Also, Augustine finally got baptized. I will send pics next week. It was a huge miracle!

Love you all!

Elder Yeoman

(Elder Yeoman didn't have time to send pictures this week, but I received these from people in Argentina) Alana

Augustine's baptism on Saturday
Elder Sureda and Hernan Lopez at Augustine's baptism
Elder Sureda and Hernan Lopez on Sunday!
P-day Adventures in San Pedro with Matias Maru
P-day fun  in San Pedro with other elders

Monday, April 24, 2017

Chau Elder Sureda

Hello All!

I hope this week was a good one and that everyone is enjoying the weather warming up a little bit!! It is starting to get a little cooler here as we get into Fall and sweater weather! 

This past week was good, but not too many new things have happened in regards to the work here in Zárate, or any new stories..We had to go to Capital a couple times last week for the meeting with President Nelson, and also for zone interviews, so that takes up pretty much a whole day in traveling since we are so far away. Next week is transfers again. Elder Sureda finishes his mission and will go home on Monday. 

Something that I have been doing that I have enjoyed a lot is the challenge that President Nelson gave us in General study every reference of Christ in the topical guide! I have focused my studies, and plan to do this the rest of my mission on Jesus Christ and His Atonement. The first reference that I was studying a lot last week was "Advocate". In spanish it is "abogado" and the english translation is lawyer. But we know that Christ is also our Judge, Redeemer, and Savior. This being said, we can put it all together and realize that Jesus Christ is our Savior, Redeemer, Lawyer and Judge! He is everything! That is why it is only through Him that we can be saved. That is why through his atoning sacrifice we can not only repent of our sins and receive forgiveness, but we can also receive power to overcome weaknesses and to serve with all of our heart, might, mind and strength. I was thinking a lot in how personally He knows all of us being our Savior, Redeemer, Lawyer and Judge! For example, He has felt every single suffering and pain we have gone through, we are going through, and will go through in this life. He knows us and our weaknesses, because He has experienced it all, and has descended below all things! Why? So that we can be redeemed through His grace and sacrifice! Think about how personal that is that He suffered for your pains and afflictions personally.

Now, He is our advocate to the Father, but He also is our judge! He "pleads the cause to the Father." I tried to imagine this process. He is watching us closely and any act of obedience He goes straight to Heavenly Father to plead our case and show that we are trying. And after all this, Christ will ultimately be our judge, and all that He did for us, and all that He suffered for us will be taken accounted for, and He will still be pleading our case, always pleading our case! He is perfect, and will always be just, but He will plead our case to the Father as we do our best to be obedient to His laws and His gospel.

I then read about the way we can know that we know our Savior and I thought the answer was perfect in 1 John 2:1-3

And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

We will know that we know Christ if we obey His commandments. It is such a simple answer. If we truly love Christ, we will do all we can to follow Him, and as it says in 2 Nephi 31, we cannot follow Christ unless we are willing to keep His commandments!

I know Christ lives, that He is our advocate, and through our obedience we can truly come to know Him, and become converted to His gospel, experiment the mighty change of heart, and change our lives forever. I testify of this and know it to be true with all my heart, because I can testify that I know my Savior, a knowledge that has changed my life forever!

I love you all! Have a great week!

Elder Yeoman
 Proselyting in Vicente Lope (President Smith's neighborhood)
Elder Sureda and I after training our last companionship of the night!
After church on Sunday
The magnet that I made to give to converts and members to remember me
forever on their fridge! haha! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Baptism and President Russell M. Nelson

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a great week and a happy Easter! How blessed we are to know that Jesus Christ lives, loves us, and through Him we can live eternally with our families! 

This past week was very special! We had a baptism which was amazing, and is an amazing story! Her name is Monica, and we have been teaching her for about a month. She is a single mom that lives with her 2 daughters, one has 7, the other has 11 years. She is awesome. From day 1 she always kept her commitments and she was always super excited to learn about the Gospel! But Tuesday of last week, we went to her house and we talked about baptism, and prior to this she was not very convinced at all that she should be baptized. We talked about the importance of baptism and she began to cry and she told us a story. She said "Last weekend, my grandson was in the hospital, because he burned himself in a fire, and I was just praying that all would be okay, and all of the sudden I began to hear your voices and I remembered all that you guys have taught me, and the scriptures, and that I needed to be baptized, and in that moment, I knew I needed to be baptized!" I was shocked, I just told her wow in all my time here in Argentina, I have never taught someone that recieved their answer in that way..I was blown away! I thought it was incredible that she recognized that as her answer, and she said "I don't even feel like I need to pray to know that I need to get baptized because the Lord already gave me my answer, When can I get baptized?" I was like, well we actually are planning on this Saturday...She said "Perfect! I'm ready." And she was baptized, and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and has entered in through the door of repentance and baptism. It was an incredible service!

After her baptism, we had what is called a "Capilla Abierta," which is like an open house is what it is in english, I think. My comp and I got stationed at the baptismal font, because I mean, that's home :). We challenged almost every single person that walked through the door to be baptized, and almost all of them accepted, but there are a lot of course that don't live in our area, so we will see how it all goes! It was very special bearing testimony of the forgiving power of the Lord, and His gospel. There are pictures that go with it! It was a great activity!

I have accepted the challenge that President Nelson gave us in conference to study every single reference to the Savior in the scriptures. He said that after he did that, "he was a changed man." And honestly, that is just incredible because I met him and I feel like he is perfect! Looking him in the eyes you see something different about him, and all the apostles I am sure, they are on another level.

That being said, we had a meeting with him yesterday, for that reason I am writing you all today. I loved all the talks, but the ones that stood out to me the most were the ones by President Nelson and his wife. I will start with Sister Nelson.

She said 3 things that I will never forget-

1. In these 2 years, you are receiving a training to be a disciple for the rest of your life.
2. A mission is obedience training.
3. What do you know that you never want to forget?

I have dwelled a lot upon these 3 things, and realize that for me they are all intertwined and related! The mission is indeed a training on obedience so that I may learn what the Lord really expects of me, and how I can be a true disciple the rest of my life. And one thing I never want to forget is that. The knowledge that has changed my life forever for obedience and knowing what it is that the Lord expects of me as His disciple...for my whole entire life!

Now, I want to talk about President Nelson´s talk..I realized a lot of things..First off, I want to say sorry for falling asleep in seminary a lot my freshman year to Sister Carper and Sister Wiscombe, because he explained to us the lineage from Abraham to Ephraim like he was reading scripture, with all the meanings of every name, tribe, and how they came to be, everything! It was super intense and I was left in awe! He explained to us that the Abrahamic covenant and promise was given to him for his obedience and willingness to follow the Lord and sacrifice his son. And then explained everything, using Hebrew terms and explaining in such a simple way, and I was thinking..okay this is so impressive that he knows all of this perfectly, but what is he coming to?

At the very end of his talk, he explained that the root of Ephraim meant "gathering" in Hebrew, and that we, sitting in the room with him are the elect, preserved for 4000 years to fulfill a prophecy that was made 4000 years ago, being foreordained to labor in the most important time in all of the history of the world.

1 Nephi 15:18-

18 Wherefore, our father hath not spoken of our seed alone, but also of all the house of Israel, pointing to the covenant which should be fulfilled in the latter days; which covenant the Lord made to our father Abraham, saying: In thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

He said, "you guys have no idea how special you are", and left us with an apostolic blessing, and finished his talk.

I was sitting there flabbergasted...I was without words. It was incredible. It is hard for me to explain in an email, but the point is that we are the elect of the Lord, and much more is expected of us!

I know that Christ lives, that he died, was resurrected, and is at the head of this church! 

I love you all!

Elder Yeoman

Elder Sureda and I traveling to the meeting with President Nelson
Office Elders reunited (Elders Stagg and Lyon)
Early morning before traveling to Buenos Aires
Monica's Baptism Day on Saturday, April 15th

Monica's Baptism with Elder Sureda
Open House after the baptism on Saturday

Easter Sunday with Hernan and Elder Sureda 
Our Easter gifts from Hernan (big chocolate eggs)
Elder Twitchell