Elder Brockton Lamb

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 14, 2014- Casi ganamos...casi..pero no

What is up!! So this week has been great other than the fact that Argntina lost:( The country goes on straight shutdown during the game.  Not a person even thinking about being outside.  Well, we made it to the final and lost to Alemania again!!! Legit the first time in the mission I've been scared... haha people were sooo mad!! President said we couldn't leave our pensions all day Sunday except for church which I being a big white red head was definitely a supporter. 

Our pension is in the backyard of the coolest old couple in the world so they invited us over to watch the game.  Other missionaries in our area found out we were watching the game and a couple minutes later 6 missionaries were outside the door. It was a good time.

Saturday we did the coolest thing.  We had a Capilla Abierta!!  It's just like open house for the temple but for our church.  I definitely had my doubts about doing it thinking nobody was going to come and if they did come inside what they were going to do and see but it turned out so much better than we planned.  The ward was amazing and all the organizations in the church had their rooms set up with their leaders.  We had the baptismal font open and missionaries there to explain to people about baptism.  de diez enserio. We had the help of 10 missionaries and all the youth of the ward.  We did the open house from 3 in the afternoon till 7:30 at night.  We went on divisions with the youth and I was so impressed.  We talked to everyone and we had over 60 people come into the church to check it out.  I learned something amazing by doing this as well.  The spirit of the sacrament room is unreal.  We would lead people on a tour of all the classes and all the different things we do and then we'd go to the sacrament room and talk about the sacrament.  The spirit was so incredibly strong every time and we were able to see that these people wanted to be a part of this church!!
Torres family.  The family that is going to be baptized that told us last week that they wanted to be baptized the day after they get married because the original plan was a week after they got married but they said themselves that they knew Satan was going to work hard on them that week after they are married.  We went over to their house today and they just keep becoming more amazing.  Now they want to get married in the morning and be baptized later that same day!! Then the dad bore his testimony of the temple and said no matter what it takes even if they have to sell everything he's traveling to the temple.
Oh ya, all the youth here started their travel to the temple yesterday and arrived recently.  They are going to be doing baptisms for all their family members that have passed and of those in the ward for 5 days.  Brother Casper, that we live behind, told us tonight that he had to sell his car to be able to take his family to the temple for the first time as well as this man in our ward who had been married 22 years but had yet to be sealed to his wife and children until last year.  Sooo yesss i do hope you feel guilty we have it so easy back in the states and GO TO THE TEMPLE!!!! no but seriously I'm being humbled down here and I'm loving it:)
I love this gospel so much.

We found two puppies last week that need a home so if you know anyone in Patagonia give us a call. Thanks:)

Elder Lamb

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