Elder Brockton Lamb

Elder Brockton Lamb
Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission
Jan 2014-Jan 2016

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WEEK #8- 2nd Week in the Field!

ok this week has been craaaazy!!

I actually feel like a missionary now! I love it! I´m going to die in
the cold...but it´s chill.  There is so much wind!!! haha and the cars
fly past you on the dirt roads and the rocks and dirt go everywhere!

So here´s the deal..i love contacting and talkng to poeple.  They are
so nice here!! super humble and willing to hear what this 6 foot white
kid with red hair has to say in broken spanish about Jesus! haha It´s

The little kids are the best! We played soccer with them last week and
one of the homies had a little Rugby ball and I told one of them to
start running to the other side of the field!  The whole field was
like 50 yards and I had the wind on my side big time.  I chucked it
past him and told them they all have to take a lesson and come to
english class on saturday! They´re all coming!! haha They all came up
to me after asking how to throw a ball.. i just told them i lick my
fingers and then after that everyone took turns spittin on their hand
then throwing!! haha they´re hilarious and always so many!!

Miracles upon miracles this week.  There´s two things I´m extremely
confident in here.  Working and eating.  Because neither require me to
talk much. So anytime I see people working I´m there.  And most the
time Elder Salas stands there and watches or talks to the people which
is whatever.  Works with me.  So this man was digging a hole.  I ran
over and asked him if I could help.  There were 4 men in total and
they all said no it´s fine thanks but one said well sure.  I grabbed
the shovel and went to work.  After a little bit of talking I asked
them if they believed in God.  They all did and one was familiar with
the church.  He was from the Dominican Republic!  I told him that´s
where i wanted to go and we talked about baseball and all the
dominicans in the league.  We met with him and he is gollllden.  We
are going to ask him to be baptized this week and i´m super stoked
about that.  HE TALKS SO FAST!! It´s unreal! Elder Salas talked to one
of the other men and he´s very interested as well!

Another miracle.  So we were pumped to meet with this investigator
Synthia.  We went over to teach and she was sleeping.  Of
course....that whole siesta thing is so real haha these people just
peace out in the middle of the day to sleep! Anyways, we were walking
away and went to start contacting and we hear someone yelling behind
us.  It´s this man with long hair in a ponytail yelling at us.
Something sounded weird then i realized this homie was talking in
english!! We walked over to him and he kept saying he needed help and
he was crying.  I was like ya for sure, what do you need?  He had a
super gay voice and he was a pretty big dude his house was beyond
sketchy.  It was all boarded and his fence was scattered pieces of
wood constructed to eye level.  He said to follow him and Elder Salas
and I looked at each other and almost laughing was like ok. We walked
in his house and i immediately realized why it was all boarded up.
Like 10 stary muts, 5 cats, too many birds to count, chickens, fish,
geece, you name it, this guy had it. He told us to sit down and we
legit had to sit on the tails of the cats it was so disgusting.  The
whole time i don´t take my eyes off him in case he tries to like idk
kill us or something haha.  My pen was clenched and ready.  We didn´t
talk for like 5 minutes because he was crying so much.  Well turns out
he was baptized 10 years ago.  He actually baptized the elders quorum
president in our ward.  As well as a few others!!! This guy used to be
way solid.  Well our lesson was completely in english.  He taught
himself when he was 7 years old! He was super drunk and had no money.
He said he saw me from the window and just started crying.  He knew i
spoke english and he thinks I was sent here for him.  I was pretty
sketched out not gonna lie and shared with him D&C 18:10 and 11 about
how God loves us and how Jesus paid the price for us to repent.  He
wants to change his whole life.  We went back yesterday and he was
completely sober and awesome.  He knows how hard it´s going to be to
come back but he´s excited.  His name is Ramón.

Another miracle. We went to mutual on saturday and after mutual we
were on our way to a less active member´s house.  He passed this house
that had two men outside who looked like they were negotiating
something.  One of the men was pretty old and he yelled after us.
haha so again we walked back and said hello.  I saw the other man
trying to pick up some tile so I picked it up and took it to his car.
The older man asked us what we believe in.  We told him the God,
Jesus, and the Holy Ghost.  He told us to come inside.  This guy was
hilarious.  His name is Jesus.  ok you know the farmer on Napolean
Dynamite that needs subtitles when he talks.  Ya that was this guy!
In spanish!! In Argentine Spanish!!! I´m being generous when I say he
had 3 teeth! haha well he is amazing!!!! We taught him the restoration
and he believes it all makes sense.  We told him to pray and ask for
himself.  We told him we have a baptism scheduled for 3 weeks from now
and asked him if he would be baptized.  He said yes!!!!! The only
sucky part is that he´s 2 houses away from our area so we just hooked
them up with a baptism but I am so happy for him!! This gospel just
makes sense!!!!!

The ward is great.  Only like 40 being super generous came to church
and the music is beyond bad. It´s hilarious.  Literally every person
is tone deaf. The young men are amazing!!! Many of the teachers and
priests bring their friends to mutual and they go on splits with us
all the time. I am so happy for them and proud of how strong they are
when it´s so easy not to be.  There are not a lot of baptisms here in
our mission which i was a little surprised about but I can see why
now.  It´s hard to have a spark and get them to develop a testimony
that can last.  We are really pushing for the menos activos to start
coming back to church.  We visit atleast 2 every day.

Everyone LOVES the pictures of the family.  Everyone comments on how
young my parents look! And just how beautiful Mom, Mckinley and Reegan
are.  I feel so bad they don´t have a temple here!! It would change
thousands and thousands of lives.  Sometimes I feel way discouraged
becasue I don´t know a lot of the language or people don´t show up to
church or answer their doors and sometimes it´s hard to teach.  Then i
think about Abinadi.  When he was prophesying to King Noah and his
wicked court.  He didn´t know that Alma was going to baptize hundreds
because of his words and his son the same.  You never know how much
you can impact so I figure why get discouraged.  I´m here for a reason
and I am so excited to teach and share what I have to share. I sure do
miss baseball and shooting.  And a day of rest is of the past!! haha I
miss the sundays when you can sleep.  But I wouldn´t trade it for
anything.  I know how much i can impact the lives of others and i know
how much my life will be impacted.  It already has been:)

With much love,
Elder Lamb

Brockton and Elder Salas making dinner.

some of the horses are beautiful and some are terrible!! the
conditions for them are terrible! but there not much better for the

High point near the sea.  Wind is so horrible and cold my ears are still frozen.

Ha this is our cultural hall.  So smallllll! Oh and we eat a lot at
members houses.  I think only one day we didn´t.  I eat a ton here
haha it sucks when you don´t know when you´ll eat next!! we live off
of like 100 bucks a month!  and we dont have a market in our area so
today we have to buy our food for the week. So much pastas, meats, and
bread! Yesterday we had melenesa and i was too happy.  Ate so freakin

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