Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 22, 2012

Family,
Alright, we have a ton of stuff going on this week! But I will get to that stuff in a minute.

We had an interview with President this week and he informed us a little more about Sister Haymen. She has been learning to re-walk and remember some words, so it sounds like it was fairly big stroke. But, he said she is good condition and is progressing well and should be back to the mission soon! He said she is good spirits and wants to return as soon as possible. So keep her in your prayers.

Crazy about gas prices! Glad I don´t have to worry about those currently ha-ha.

Crazy about Romney! Let me know what happens with that. People down here are even talking about the election. Ha-ha. Is the Church is the spotlight or taking any heat because of him?

Pretty awesome that McKenzie wants to serve a mission! Really awesome.

Alright, well we have a huge week in front of us this week! Veronica was supposed to have her baptism this last Sunday! But, her mother was unable to be here because she had to visit her mother in Corrientes Capital. Veronica didn’t want to have her baptism if her mother was not there so we had to postpone it until tomorrow! So this is the second time we have changed the date ha-ha. We have grown a little impatient about it ha-ha, but everything looks good for tomorrow! So I will have pictures of that the following week.

Also, we might have more baptisms this weekend! We have been working with Valdimar (a member here) and his family, the Gomez-Perrea´s and they are ready to be baptized! The only thing is Valdimar wife doesn´t really feel prepared, but really she is. She knows all of the baptismal questions and has been keeping all of the commitments, she has been attending church and reading and doing everything she needs to be doing! She has already told us that she knows everything is true and has felt her faith grow. So we aren´t really sure what is keeping here from wanting to be baptized. We have been working with them a ton lately and have been teaching about Christ and why he was baptized and The Gift of the Holy Ghost and telling that we sincerely feel that she is ready. Valdimar also feels that she is ready! We have a lesson with them tonight and we think we are going to find out her decision then! If she wants to have the baptism this weekend, of if she wants to wait a little bit longer. So we are praying and hoping everything goes well! I will keep you guys updated.

Right now we are focusing on them, Veronica and the family Gomez Perrea! They are all really amazing and their faith in Christ has been growing tremendously, so we hope to see them enter the waters of baptism this week! This is our last week of the transfer, I feel like it is going to be my last week here, and it is Elder McGarrys last week in the mission, so we are doing everything we can to end this transfer with all of these awesome things!

This is pretty much what we are doing now. Focusing on them. So I will let you guys know what happens! Pray all goes well! Other than that we have been working a ton, we had 7 investigators in church yesterday and 9 the other week! Almost a third of our congregation was investigators ha-ha. Oh also, this week I did transfers with Elder Moore from my district in the MTC! It was cool to spend a couple days with him, especially because he is from California! Good reunion to have.

I love you all and hope everything is going good at home! Sorry I can´t send pictures. It takes a ton of time, so it´s either a good letter or a lot of pictures ha-ha. I felt like the stuff going on this week was more important to tell you about, so the photos will have to wait! But I have a lot to send, so I will get them off to you guys as soon as I can!

Love you and will hear from you all next week! :)

Elder Deniston.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 15, 2012


Famalia!

 
Anyways, so right now it is pouringggg rain! We took a taxi to the Cyber because we would of just been drenched if we didn´t. I know I have mentioned the storms here quite a bit, but there are seriously insane. Thunder. Lightening. Wind. Rain. Hail. Everything. They are pretty cool, but at the same time they are not, because it makes working difficult.

 
Alright, I have news!

 
We received some new information that Hermana Haymen is doing better. She is still down in Buenos Aires and will at least being staying there for a couple more weeks, possibly longer. Presidente Haymen flew their daughter from the States to stay with her while she is in the hospital. Presidente said she is doing good and feeling fine, but that they are just going to keep her there until she makes a full recovery. Right now, President Haymen is running the mission alone. We actually have interviews with him this week but we have to do them over Skype this time because he currently isn´t able to drive out to Posades. So that will be kind of interesting. I will let you know more about that next week.

 
Currently we are working with Veronica! Her mother is a member but has been in-active for a while so we have been working on getting her re-activated as well as teaching Veronica. We have taught her all of the lessons and she expressed to us that she feels the Spirit when she reads the Book of Mormon and when she prays regarding the things we have been teaching her. She told us last night that she wants to wait a little bit longer before getting baptized because she wants to learn a little bit more. We taught her that they way to know that everything that we have taught her is true is through The Book of Mormon and through prayers. We invited her again to pray and sincerely ask if the message of the restored gospel is true and to ask if the Book of Mormon is true. We taught her that the good feelings she has been feeling is Spirit testifying of truth and that through this form she is going to receive her answer. We have some more lessons with her this week so I will keep updated!

 
We also have some other investigators progressing but right now Veronica is the closest to getting baptized, so I will update you guys on our other investigators if they continue to progress.

 
I am getting better at speaking! My missionary vocabulary is good and I able to teach all of the lessons confidently, so that is good. I am still studying grammar and just how certain things work. Sometimes is a pain and I have a head about times a week, but I am learning pretty quickly, so that is also good! The language has been a steady learning progress, but I am confident that it will continue to improve and that I will only continue to get better, so I am not too worried about it! Still studying and working hard though!

 
This week a bought a real alligator head! The Cyber we are at today won’t let me send pictures so you guys will have to wait until next week to see it! It is about the size of my palm and they put marbles in for its eyes! I am pretty excited about it ha-ha.
 

Well, other than that nothing to new going on. Have some good people progressing and are looking forward to the next few weeks! I will keep you guys posted on what happens. I love you all and will hear from you next week!

 
Elder Deniston.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 9, 2012

Famalia!

Yesterday was holiday so we had to work! So, here is my letter now! I don´t have much time so I have to make it quick!
 
Sounds like things are well at home! Loved the photos you sent. Looks like you guys are having fun! Otto is a stud! Sure do love that little kid.
 
We did get to hear general conference. We heard the first session Saturday in Spanish because we couldn´t figure out how to get a second channel of it in English. But I understood a lot of it! We watched the second session in English on the computer and watched Priesthood in Spanish with the brand. The news about the age for missionaries is awesome! Basically it´s finish high school and leave! Which is probably better and I a lot more missionaries and sisters will be the result.
 
We got to watch both sessions Saturday in English. I loved Eyring´s, Bednar´s, and of coarse Hollands. Holland just has a gift for giving talks and speaking. Pretty incredible and impossible to not feel the Spirit. But those 3 where my favorites! I have been doing an in-depths study of Acts and the Primitive Church after the ministry of Christ. So to hear some talks about that perfect for me.
 
Pretty crazy that Dad is still not in work! When is he going to return?
 
Glad to hear that the family is good! How is Tyler doing? Haven´t heard from him at all!
 
Here is a list of things you can send me in the package:
 
Deodorant( Old Spice Denali Scent. Get the dry stick, not the gel stick.) The more the merrier with this haha. I am not a fan of the deodorant here.
Socks( The same black one we first purchased.)
Haircut Clips! Elder McGarry is giving me his clippers when he leaves. Send me the two biggest pieces. I believe they are sizes 7 and 6. But send those!
Candy! Whatever kinds haha.
 
Also, send me some photos from home. I have none and members and investigators always want to see photos! Some of the family, friends, Lake Elsinore, etc. That would be awesome. You can take some off of Facebook, I have a lot up there.
 
So we have some big news this week! First, Hermana Haymen had a stroke this last week. :/ She is currently at a hospital in BA and we received a email today from President Haymen that she is recovering well and rapidly and should be returning to the mission soon. We fasted for her as a mission and are keeping her in our prayers! So pray for her as well. We didn´t receive to much information about it but received news that she is getting a lot better and that there should be no problems with them and there future service in the mission.
 
We are possibly going to have a baptism this weekend! We have been working with a girl named Veronica and she is ready and excited to be baptized. The only thing is she wants her mother to be there for the baptism she might be out of town this weekend. So if her mother is going to be here we are gong to have the service, if not, we are going to have it next week! I will let you know what happens with that!
 
Elder McGarry have 29 days left and is doing well! He is still working so that is good haha. He wants to finish he mission strong and I am encouraging him to keep up the good work. We have a lot of good things set up for the transfer so he is excited and wants to end on a good note!
 
I am thinking I am going to get transferred next transfer but we will have to wait and see! I will let you know. We have a few more weeks here first so I am just staying focused on the work cut out for us here.
 
I love you all and am keeping you guys in my prayers! I will some photos for you guys next week and I am going to try to get some videos off to you guys. For some reason my camera video files are to large to send, but Elder McGarry says he has sent videos from his camera before so I am going to borrow his and send a couple off to you guys.
 
Love you and will hear from you next week!

Elder Deniston.

October 1, 2012

Hello Family,

We read our e-mails on our P-day, which is Monday. But the thing is that Elder McGarry and I stop by and print out our emails at 11, then we come back later in the afternoon and respond. That way we can read our e-mails before and have more time to write. When I have to read the e-mails it takes away from my time to write back. So if you can just get them out Sunday night that would awesome for me. If you guys do that, you guys can write more and send separate e-mails. So please do that if you can. Thanks! It also gives me time to answer questions and what not.

Well news is that Elder McGarry and I are still here in Ituzaingo. At first I was kind of upset because I was kind of anticipating getting transferred and getting a Latino comp, but I don´t really mind staying here another transfer. I´m sure it means we just have some more to do here before we leave. This means that I am going to kill off Elder McGarry haha. This is his last transfer in this mission. He is happy to be here and is excited to be heading home soon also ha-ha. The reason I wanted to get transferred or get a new comp is because I know it will help my Spanish. It isn´t to bad now for how long I have been here, but I know having that experience of having a Latino companion will help me a ton, which will be better for later in the mission. But it looks like we have to wait until next transfer! That will mean I will have spent 6 months here in Ituzaingo! which is a pretty long time to be in one place on the mission, but I like it here, so all is well.
Glad to hear the primary programs were good! They are always fun to watch ha-ha.
Glad to hear that Bishop and President Wilson saw the photos from the baptism! I plan on writing them soon and will hopefully have some letters out to both of them soon.
This week was pretty good. Nothing to exciting ha-ha. The weather calmed down a little and was cooler, so that was nice. We had a lot of investigators at church yesterday which was good and it´s looking like we are going to have some more baptisms before the end of this transfer. Hopefully! We are working with the family Gomez-Perrea, a boy named Lucas and a girl named Veronica. I will update a little more about them as things progress.
So in the mission they have slang terms I guess you can say, for example if you train someone that missionary is you child. So since Elder McGarry trained me I am his son, and his trainer is my grandfather ha-ha. I am the second missionary Elder McGarry trained so the other missionary he trained, Elder Stout, is my brother. Anyways, the reason I am telling you this is because Elder Stout is our new Zone Leader! Elder McGarry doesn´t like it because he has to listen and obey the missionary he trained ha-ha.
Also, Elder Moore, from the MTC, is our new district leader! So I will be seeing a lot more of him. We get along well, I so I am glad he is our district leader!
Other than that, nothing to new. Oh this week, we ran into this old man that plays the Accordion (believe I spelt that right) and the harp! He played for us, it was pretty cool haha. He loves the Bible and was sharing us a bunch of scriptures and he let us teach him a little bit. I am going to try to send some videos of him playing so you guys can hear!
This week we have to Resistencia because Elder McGarry has to finish up his Visa stuff to make sure he is good to go home, which means we have to buy moreeee Bus Tickets. But the good news is that when we are at the office we get all of the money we spent on bus tickets for the past two months re-imbursed.
Alright, well I am going to try to send some videos to you guys so I am going to wrap this one up. I love you all and will hear from you soon!

Elder Deniston.
 


 
Photos from Corrientes!

September 24, 2012

Hello Family,

We read our e-mails on our P-day, which is Monday. But the thing is that Elder McGarry and I stop by and print out our emails at 11, then we come back later in the afternoon and respond. That way we can read our e-mails before and have more time to write. When I have to read the e-mails it takes away from my time to write back. So if you can just get them out Sunday night that would awesome for me. If you guys do that, you guys can write more and send separate e-mails. So please do that if you can. Thanks! It also gives me time to answer questions and what not.

Well news is that Elder McGarry and I are still here in Ituzaingo. At first I was kind of upset because I was kind of anticipating getting transferred and getting a Latino comp, but I don´t really mind staying here another transfer. I´m sure it means we just have some more to do here before we leave. This means that I am going to kill off Elder McGarry haha. This is his last transfer in this mission. He is happy to be here and is excited to be heading home soon also ha-ha. The reason I wanted to get transferred or get a new comp is because I know it will help my Spanish. It isn´t to bad now for how long I have been here, but I know having that experience of having a Latino companion will help me a ton, which will be better for later in the mission. But it looks like we have to wait until next transfer! That will mean I will have spent 6 months here in Ituzaingo! which is a pretty long time to be in one place on the mission, but I like it here, so all is well.
Glad to hear the primary programs were good! They are always fun to watch ha-ha.
Glad to hear that Bishop and President Wilson saw the photos from the baptism! I plan on writing them soon and will hopefully have some letter out to both of them soon.
This week was pretty good. Nothing to exciting ha-ha. The weather calmed down a little and was cooler, so that was nice. We had a lot of investigators at church yesterday which was good and it´s looking like we are going to have some more baptisms before the end of this transfer. Hopefully! We are working with the family Gomez-Perrea, a boy named Lucas and a girl named Veronica. I will update a little more about them as things progress.
So in the mission they have slang terms I guess you can say, for example if you train someone that missionary is you child. So since Elder McGarry trained me I am his son, and his trainer is my grandfather ha-ha. I am the second missionary Elder McGarry trained so the other missionary he trained, Elder Stout, is my brother. Anyways, the reason I am telling you this is because Elder Stout is our new Zone Leader! Elder McGarry doesn´t like it because he has to listen and obey the missionary he trained ha-ha.
Also, Elder Moore, from the MTC, is our new district leader! So I will be seeing a lot more of him. We get along well, I so I am glad he is our district leader!
Other than that, nothing to new. Oh this week, we ran into this old man that plays the Accordion (believe I spelt that right) and the harp! He played for us, it was pretty cool haha. He loves the Bible and was sharing us a bunch of scriptures and he let us teach him a little bit. I am going to try to send some videos of him playing so you guys can hear!
This week we have to Resistencia because Elder McGarry has to finish up his Visa stuff to make sure he is good to go home, which means we have to buy moreeee Bus Tickets. But the good news is that when we are at the office we get all of the money we spent on bus tickets for the past two months re-imbursed.
Alright, well I am going to try to send some videos to you guys so I am going to wrap this one up. I love you all and will hear from you soon!

Elder Deniston.
 

September 17, 2012



Photos from the baptism last week! Hermano y Hermana Ojeda con Bryan, Jessica y Micaela!