Elder Brockton Lamb

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

Sunday, April 19, 2015

April 13, 2015- Hermana ABREGU:)

Just another baller week living the dream! How's everyone doing?? 

I am learning so much about the love of our Savior it's unreal... After finishing the Book of Mormon I felt I needed to read the New Testament from start to finish..I can't even explain the happiness I feel after reading the about the life of Christ. Literally everything he did was according to the will of His Father.  And then it makes me think.. Am i doing the same? 
Ok we have the most AMAZING people in the WORLD in our branch here in Puerto Madryn Argentina. 

Sister Abregu is the mother of 4.  Her oldest son is on a mission in Brazil. They live a very humble lifestyle.  The dad is lazy and doesn't go to church. But Sister Abregu has taken me in as if I was her child.  She has hundreds of medical problems.. tumors..diabetes..blood problems... but she doesn't want any of her medical problems to be an excuse for her to not be able to go to church to prohibit her from renewing her baptismal covenants.  Two weeks ago she bent down and broke her tail bone due to a stress fracture.  She is demanded to be in rest for 8 months and there's nothing she can do.. But guess who refuses to miss church?  Sister Abregu! She came to church yesterday in unreal amounts of pain.. just sitting down becomes the biggest chore and standing up is almost out of the question. She, extremely carefully and slow, made her way up to the stand yesterday and bore her testimony of trials and how it is our choice on how we are going to take on trials. She is my idol!! She wakes up early every Wednesday morning to start preparing lunch for my companion and I.. we eat like kings in her dirt covered concrete floor. She is now reading the Bible and The Book of Mormon from the beginning at the same time!  She taught us how to knit this past week and she knitted the coolest little mini me for me,, I needed to meet this family.. I needed to serve at the end of the world to meet the most amazing people that have changed my life forever! I have no excuse to not give it my all.. 

I love what i do:):):)Thank you for your prayers and support.. they are felt:):):)   We had 6 investigators come to church yesterday!! The work is moving forward!! It is our choice if we want to be a part of this great work!:):)
Love you all:)

Elder Lamb

foto 1: Sister Abregu and the little "mini-me" she knitted for me.. literally looks just like me! Even has the backpack and little bracelets and keychains that people have gifted me and the Book of Mormon that i always carry in the hand

2: Family home evening with Family Baeza and investigators:):) the older ladies love me here:) haha its the red hair...

3.  Another family home evening we did with 9 non members who are friends of an awesome family that has 3 teenage boys who are awesome examples for their friends! 4 of them are going to be baptized!!!!:):)

April 7, 2015 -FELICES PASCUAS

Another week just flew by...I can't believe conference is already over!! It was soooo amazing!! Good night being a missionary during conference has got to be the greatest blessing ever.. I left with so much animo to work and do it the right way.  

First of all...President Rogers challenged our whole mission to read the Book of Mormon from start to finish starting the first of January and ending yesterday.. I am sooo grateful for this challenge. We had to mark the scriptures that dealt with missionary work in blue and scriptures about Jesus and the atonement in red... literally almost every single scripture has blue, red, or both markings,   The Book of Mormon is TRUE!  It was saved for our days to learn and grow.  The promise is real.. if we give head to the teachings of this great book we will be saved.. salvation is personal.. we will all be accountable for our own actions.. The atonement is REAL,.. The Plan of Salvation is real! 

 Elder Holland made that very clear in his talk! Adam was just as big a part of the plan as was Jesus Christ,  He called Him the second Adam.  1 Corinthians 15 has changed my view on a lot of things.  As in Adam all men will die, in Christ all may live. That is so profound.  Once we realize how important the atonement is our life will find more joy and peace as long as we use it.  As Elder Bednar said The Atonement allows us to reach a potential that we didn't know was possible and we can not and will not be good enough as we rely solely on ourselves.  We know that Jesus Christ lives and has paid for all the sins of the world,,we need to go to him with faith.

Another thing I took away from conference is just how important the families are to God's plan! I am so grateful for my family.. I am so grateful for you mom and dad and the examples you have been.  Like the reminder Larry M. Gibson made "Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary use words." You have been the greatest examples service and love.  You ALWAYS put the family first. I've said it before but the fact that you both went to ALLLLL my games growing up since t-ball to my last travel game for every sport and season in every state even is the greatest demonstration of love.  THANK YOU!!!  I will do the same for my kids because of your examples.  

Great week but if what you did yesterday still looks good today then you haven't done much today- (Coach Homestead)   so Elder Lyman and I are going to make this week even better! 

Con amor,
Elder Lamb

Pics.. We did an emergency natural disaster practice? ya who knows but we had emergency bags with cool stuff in them:)
Yesterday for Pday we went to the beach and had a sweet asado and found some cool caves:) 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

March 31, 2015 - AGUANTE SAN MIGUEL Y LA RAMA!!!!!!

What is happenin back in the good ol US of A??

Everything here is sooo amazing.. just another great week! So we had 3 family home evenings this past week and I am now the biggest fan ever of FHE!  We made tacos one night...a peruvian food the next night and then this dope argentine pasta made from potatoes called ñokis! Sooo bomb! 

We were able to teach the plan of salvation a lot this week and every time I teach it I just am so grateful to have this knowledge!! It is truly a plan of happiness that is dependant upon the atonement of our Savior.  

Best feeling ever... when your recent convert is in church teaching classes... already doing her visiting teaching.. and helping us to teach lessons....I LOVE ROSA!!!! I'll send you pics of the baptism.. :):)

On saturday we did service from 9 in the morning till 6 in the afternoon... we just went from house to house for the members in the branch ready to get dirty and work.. then right after Hermano Santana in our branch wanted to take us to visit one of his friends... we ended up visiting 4 families that are inactive that have members that are not members all that night with Hermano Santana and the next sday at church 3 of the families came!!!  We had the highest attendance in months with 91 people! I was toooooo happy to see these families making their way back!! 

Guess what!!! Our mission leader that my old comp and I reactivated just got called to be the 2nd counselor in the Presidency of our branch!!!! 

I LOVE THESE PEOPLE SO MUCH!! I'm already dreading the day when i have to leave!!! 

We get to hear the voice of a prophet of God this week!!!!!! His most trusted messengers are going to help us with all the problems that we are facing!! Go to conference with questions and pray throughout the week to be prepared to apply what we are going to hear in your lives!  

Love you all!

Que tengan una buena semana y no se olviden la importancia de Èl y todo lo que ha hecho por nosotros:)
Elder Lamb

Rosa and the Leon family.. Her son Pablo was able to baptize her and I will never forget seeing a son baptizing his mother so that she could enter through the door of salvation!
Selfie with Rosa!
Handstands with the little Leon homies after the baptism!! 

More Pictures:
#1 fùtbol with the homies #BOCA
#2 Pizza lunch with flia Leon!
#4 other pizza lunch with lamily Polacios

March 23, 2015- ESPÍRITU SANTO:):)

Se bautizó!  Sorry for not writing yesterday.. it's another holiday just like every other week... literally these people will celebrate anything to get work off!!

Well this was one of the greatest weeks of my mission.  Rosa was baptized by her son Pablo Leon on saturday.  To see her before the baptism and she see her desire is something I will never forget...she truly understood the promise that she was about to make with our Heavenly Father..I gave the message on the Holy Ghost and I told her that she should have been the one giving the message seeing as she taught about it the week earlier in church.  I absolutely love her and family Leon.  They have changed my life.. 

Being here in Puerto Madryn has been the best for me!! It takes me back to those Austral days when I was in Rio Grande just trying to help out the branch in any way that we could.  We have an amazing relationship with all the members and we've challenged them to invite their friends over for a message...we already have three family home evenings planned this week alone!! Huge fan of the family home evenings...members..investigators...food...fun...just the best of the best!!! / every house we go to just loads us with food...I need to run some laps or something because walking all day doesn't do anything!

Yesterday we got together and had an elders quorum activity..they rented out this all dirt soccer field and we played some legit 11 on 11 soccer...legit has become one of my favorite sports..and i've been really able to expand my spanish vocab playing with random kids and showin them how a white boy can play.. haha

Everything is great...pray for Rosa and her family! She has 11 kids and the majority are not going down a good path. With her example we're sure they will realize it and want to change!! 

Love you all!! I'll send the pics next week! 
con amor,

Elder Lamb