Quote of the week:

"The Lord doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called"

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Week 49 Las Delicias, Rosario, Argentina


 I made the cake that you sent me. It turned out PERFECTTTT! My companion thinks I’m a good cook. ha I just told him that I am the son of my momma!

My pull up Bar...
On the morning of my Birthday I woke up at normal time, 6:30 and right away opened the presents. I love them all! Thank you so much everybody!!!! 


This week was good! We had some great lessons and I’m excited for some of the people that we’re teaching! We’re starting to teach a young couple that has a 5 year old. They’re way great and nice and I’m excited for them to progress. We did splits this week and it was fun getting to know other Elders and listen to them talk about their families and why they’re serving a mission. Every missionary has their own style of doing things and it’s fun to work with them and see their testimonies in action. I know each one of us has a special testimony because were all special children or God! We are all given different talents so that we can work together! We must acknowledge the strengths in everybody and support them or help them in the things in which they struggle! We seek for good in all things.

13th Article Of Faith
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul- We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things.  If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
 -Joseph Smith

This week some funny stuff happened:

First, a lady took down our names and wanted to know our "boss" because she thought we somehow found out where she lived but we were just knocking doors.
Second, we were walking by an old truck on the way home and it snagged my pants. It took a good chunk out. Chao pants. haha
Third, and then yesterday we were walking past some houses when a dog that seemed nice, growled and almost bit me.  So, instinctively I pulled my little Peruvian Companion in front of me and got behind him, but when I put him in front of me I tripped (yes, I’m still clumsy) and almost fell on my face. Oh and a group of teenagers were passing by on the other side of the road and got a good show. We started busting up laughing and so did the teenagers. Good times... haha

My birthday went great, except that nobody that were teaching came to church. Big bummer but they’ll come next week. In the morning I woke up at normal time, 6:30 and right away opened the presents. I love them all! Thank you so much everybody!!!! Church was really great and nobody knew it was my birthday, so it was nice. After church we went to lunch at a members house and the family had bought a PIG and on Saturday they took it to a bread store because it was the only place that had an oven big enough to fit it. It was really good! My first time eating pig like that! At night we taught a part member family and they fed us hot dogs. Only condiment... mayo, of course. Then at night I made the cake that you sent me. It turned out PERFECTTTT! My comp thinks I’m a good cook. ha I just told him that I am the son of my momma!



Elder Hjelmstad!

Shout Outs:

Heiners- GRACIAS for the watch and the card! 

Grandma Cassie, Grandpa Gordon and Aunt Melanie- GRACIAS for the way sweet tie and clothes and card and the ROOTbeer candies!!!!!

Addison- That card was hilarious! GRACIAS! Have fun in Venice!

Grandma Mary- GRACIAS for the little things and the nice tie!

Grandpa- GRACIAS for the tie and card! I remember when you gave me my birthday card 
when I turned 8. Feel like that was yesterday. Crazyyy

J&A- weird candy, but great! GRACIAS!

Foley's-  Thanks you so much for your generous gift. I will put it to good use!!! :)

FAMILY- GRACIAS for making my bday special even when Im on the other side of the world. I love you! 

1.  Did you get the last package??? Nopeeeeee
2.  What did you do for your birthday? Did anyone know? Did anyone make it special?

we went to church, ate pig for lunch, and then had hot dogs with a part member family at night. Then I made the cake. turned out PERFEEECCTT

3.  Did you have a special dessert for your birthday?
The cake that you sent me! haha

4.  What kind of traditions do they do for birthdays in Argentina?
nothing. they dont have money so they do somehting small. Usually food and one or two presents

5.  I'm reading Elder Rory Jones mission blog! Didn't he room with you guys for awhile? It's super fun to read about others serving in your mission. 
hahah hey he's my good buddy! Yeah we lived together for 2 transfers! Way great guy and super nice. Hes Elder Hulls comp in the offices

6.  What are you doing for Pday?
Going to a buffet wooooohoooo!

7. What was your high this week?
Our golden family accepted the baptismal date!

8.  What was your low?
Nobody came to church.

9.  How many investigators came to church? ( I've been praying!!!)
none. but keep praying!

10.  What was your favorite birthday gift this year?
I dont have a fav! I loved the laker stuff, the sweets, and the little games!

11.  How many weeks until transfers?
next week! pdays on tuesday and we find out what happensssss

12.  How often do you meet with the Mission pres? 
once a month we have a meeting with him and the stake pres

13.  Take lots of pictures of your zone etc. Do we get pictures this week?

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