Elder Brockton Lamb

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

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015 - Pablo..pero que capo!!!

Pablo..pero que capo!!!

Whats goooood fam?? So it hasn't been too long since I last wrote ya so I'll keep this one short..I think! 

First of all..took the truck to get an oil change here..ya know I'm thinking it might be 50 bucks so like 500 pesos.. psyche! 2300 pesos... 230 dollars for an oil change.. haha I couldn't believe it!!  but the owner was so nice and they always go there but its just soooo expensive here! everything!

Anyways...  President gave us the challenge to read the new testament before Christmas and I can't put my bible down.. I started a few days ago in Acts and finished last night and all I can say is that Paul is my idle!!  He is so courageous and bold.  So willing to suffer in the name of his Lord.  He was saved on the road to Damascus and after his desire was that everyone could take part of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and use it in their lives.  One part I loved is found in Romans 3.. This chapter Paul is explaining the judgement day and how God is going to judge us.  He talks about those who live the letter of the law but with bad intentions and those who don't even know the law but naturally live it and about how they will stand better before God than those who think they live it but don't have their heart in it.  It also talks about those who know the path to follow but don't do anything to follow.  

It says in verse 13.. "For not the hearers of the law are just before God but the DOERS of the law shall be justified."  As members we know the path to follow.  We have the answers to the test of life and salvation.  What a blessing it is to have this knowledge; that is, if we take advantage of it. But if we're not doing the things we need to do to progress we are putting ourselves in jeopardy. 

I love Paul´s example of someone who is truly converted.  Someone who is "not ashamed of the gospel of Christ." For it truly is the "power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth." 

Don't be afraid to share the gospel..don't be afraid to do the right thing. I aspire to have Paul's courage and testimony to share this wonderful gospel that saves lives. I know that God lives. I know that He sent His son to pay the price so that we now have the grand blessing of being able to use the word "hope" in our lives in these days. Thank you fam for your support.. your prayers are felt.

Elder Lamb
A pic of me with my best friend Ramón! remember my stories of him? was able to surprise him last week after a year and a half since the last time I saw him!! And chiqui!!

Friday, October 23, 2015

October 22, 2015 - Socorrer a los de su pueblo!!!

Socorrer a los de su pueblo!!!

This has been this busiest week ever!!!

Sorry for not writing!  We went from Comodoro to Rio Gallegos to Rio Grande to Toulhuin to Ushuaia back to Rio Gallegos and now heading back to Comodoro today...all that in a week and 2 days!!  

So awesome being able to see my families back in Rio Grande!!!!! That's where I started and to be able to go back and visit the families that really made me feel like family right when I came to the mission was very special for me!  I wanted to see around 15 families and they were ALL home!!! and I didn't tell anyone I was coming so it was just a big surprise! haha 

Some tears were definitely shed this past week!  I can not describe the happiness level I had when I saw these amazing families that took me in!!! I can't even imagine what it'll be like when I see you guys again after 2 years!! 

I have had the opportunity to sit individually with every companionship in the mission and see how they teach.  It has been the most amazing experience! My main focus is to get the missionaries to really teach the people and not just teach lessons.  The way we can do that is by asking questions to really find their need.  So while I'm with every companionship we do a practice. I say I am Mateo.. I love my wife and kids and I recently moved across the country because of work.  What the missionaries have to do is find my need.. They have to ask questions and gain my trust so that I'll open up.  I would love to talk more about this but I don't have much time so remind me about it when I get home! Bottom line is that my "need" is that Mateo doesn´t understand why bad things happen to good people.. referring to his little daughter who was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago and for that reason they had to move to be able to buy all the insulin and treatments.  But the only way the missionaries can help me is if they find my need! 

The practice story is super close to home and some of these missionaries are killing me with the spirit.. they are making me think about why bad things happen to good people who don't deserve it in a way that I have never thought and I want to share them with you guys when I get home! After we finish the practice we talk about what they did good and what they could have done better and then I thank them and show them a picture of Reegan and mom.  The little family and girl in the practice was our fam and Reegan and I will NEVER forget this experience!  Remind me to tell y'all when I get home!!! 

I am FOREVER grateful for our savior Jesus Christ.  Not just because he came and redeemed us from our sins but because he came and suffered for our pains and sicknesses and every trial that we will ever go through... He also overcome death which gives us ALL hope of a brighter future.  Trials are but a measure of time...but after this life we have FOREVER to live in a perfect state of happiness and peace:)

Thank you for everything!!! Ill send more pics when I get to Comodoro!!! 
Elder Lamb

pics.. This is family Trujillo! One of my fav fams in Rio Grande that would do ANYTHING for me!! 

This is a pic of the cutest little twins! When i was here a year and a half ago they couldn't even walk and now they're running and talking and its so crazy to see how they have changed so much!!! 

Me and Elder Franco going to ushuaia and then me in ushuaia.. such a beautiful place!! 

October 6, 2015 -No sleep till New Years!!!!

No sleep till New Years!!!!

Hows everyone doing!!!??

This week has been so insane!!! I LOVE CONFERENCE!!I Elder Hollans talk killed me mom! YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!!!!!!! Without you i would not be anywhere near La Patagonia! 

I can't believe how busy the days are! 

I had to say goodbye to 4 of my past companions this morning (Elder Garcia, Elder Nelson, Elder Caceres, Elder Scogin) as they left to their homes to be reunited with their families.. I am forever in debt to my companions and all that they have done for me and have taught me! 

The past few days Elder Franco and I have been running on 3 hours of sleep and we have another group of newbies coming tomorrow morning at 2:30 AM!! then we have to train'em then get them shipped off then we start interviews the next day!! I will send pics tomorrow! Had a couple minutes to write but forget the camera! 

Today a new group came in that have 2 weeks in the mission because of the mission straight from the MTC! It was crazy.. the plane that brought the newbies took the missionaries that were ending their missions home.  

I am so busy but it is so rewarding being able to work with all these amazing missionaries and to see the desire that they have to work.  It was amazing to hear the testimonies of those that have completed their two years and to see the changes that they have made and to witness how their testimony of the atonement and the restoration has forever changed their lives and the lives of those that they have been able to teach!  

I truly LOVE being a missionary..such a good excuse to change peoples lives and to change mine:)  I know that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me and the random stranger in the street the same and wants both of us to return to live with Him.. I just have to give that stranger a reminder of lessons he had already learned before he came to this earth:)
Love you all! THANK YOU for the prayers!!   

Reminder..i'll send pics tomorrow!:)
Elder Lamb


First pic: Sayin goodbye to all some of my best friends here in the mish... all these elders are in their homes already just chowin down on some mcdonalds and drinkin some DP.

My Pday is now whenever we have a little time so we are taking our Pday today!:)

Feel free to write fam!!  

Love yall 
Elder Lamb

2nd: in the airport sending off one of my favorite comps Elder Cáceres...He is the biggest STUD ever! It was cool because President gave allowed him to go home 3 days early so that he would be able to be with his brother for a couple days because his brother got his call the same day that he was supposed to get back so they wouldn't have been able to see each other for 4 years! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

September 28, 2015; CONFERENCE WEEK EVE!!!!!!


T minus 5 more days till conference!!!!!! LESSSSSSSGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

This week has been pretty cray cray... our area in dead middle of central here in Comodoro and there are over 150 names on the member list but only 40 go to church!  This week we took the members list with all the directions and started visiting all the families. Well it was awful.  We had addresses for businesses, clinics, little shops, banks, basically everything except a house that lived a family.  We ended up finding a man that lived behind a retail store in a tiny old house and he was so excited to see missionaries!  It had been years since the missionaries passed and we came in justo! LOVE finding new families!!

I was also blessed to do the interview for another baptismal for an 11 year old in the ward.  It is amazing to see kids with so much knowledge of the gospel and are able to develop their own testimony it.  He brought his whole family and cousins to the baptism and a lot are inactive and now they have said they all want to return.  One of the couples that only the husband is a member told me that he now wants to get married and his girlfriend wants to get baptized!  All because of this young man that was able to gain a testimony of the restoration of the church of Jesus Christ.  He is changing his life and the life of his family and future generations!! It really doesn't matter how old you are or your situation.. you can ALWAYS be an example and a light that shines in the darkness that others will follow.  just huge s/o to Mateo!

This week is gonna be crazy.. we have zone leader council tomorrow then transfers on Monday and some of my best friends are leaving which is sad but awesome to see them finish strong.  

President also has a new assignment for me and it looks like I won't be ending my mission as smoothly as I had hoped.. He called me and Elder Franco to be the new assistants for him and the mission.  We did all the transfers yesterday and Saturday and we start traveling next week..first stop Ushuaia!  

I am BEYOND excited to be able to see my families in Rio Grande, Puerto Madryn, and Rio Gallegos again! Not excited to be back in the office at all but excited to pump up the mission and have more animo for the work here in the Patagonia. 

Thank you so much for your prayers and support! They are all felt!!!!!!  

INVITE SOMEONE TO HEAR THE VOICE OF A LIVING PROPHET!!! how lucky are we to live at this time in history! 

Jesus Christ already came and paid the price for us and every person in that chose His plan! Don't let that act of love go in vain. 

Con cariño, 
Elder Lamb 

ps I'll send pics in a minute:) 

My new comp and I already get along great!!  We both started in Rio Grande and said we were gonna be comps some day:)

Here's a pic of good ol Nestor... such a bro... he gave me some after shave stuff! he's special and so awesome:) straight rain man.. has everything memorized!

September 21, 2015; GLORIA


What's goooood!!!!!   2 more weeks till General Conference!!! INVITE SOMEONE!!! Literally, I'm too excited!

This week was awesome!!! We had english classes and this girl we contacted on the street came and loved it! She's super evangelic and is not looking to change her religion....yet:)  The deal was though if she came to our church we would go to hers... haha so yesterday at 6 in the afternoon we made our way to the Evangelist Church and wow.......something I will never forget.. I'll tell you more about it when I'm home but just a lot of yelling, singing and good ol praisin goin on!! During the meeting i couldnt help but feel so sad for all the people in there because they have SO much faith.. some great people with amazing faith! And I know that if they just read the Book of Mormon they would be toooo happy! 

We found a new family this week FINALLY ha ha which was amazing! Teaching the restoration is my favorite thing in the world! 

There was a baptism in the other ward and I was blessed to be able to do the interview which is also my favorite thing in the world.  To ask them why they want to be baptized and hear their responses has strengthened my testimony.

The man (Fernando) was who was just baptized left the water with the biggest smile on his face! We are in the true church:) 

Still on the grind!!!!!!!!!!!
Love y'all love this gospel:)

Elder Lamb

September 14, 2014: NUEVO TESTAMENTO!!


Whatsss good???  How was camping fam??  Gunner's a senior!!!!!!!!!  That kinda just hit me right now!!  Reegan's a sophomore!!!!!!!  Can't tell you which one is weirder to think about....so crazy!!

Well we're still here trying to spread the good word in the middle of this crazy city.  On Thursday we went to Sarmiento.  It's this little town two hours away from Comodoro and there are 2 missionaries there that are doing work.  We wanted to help them out so we went up and spent the whole day going to town!!  The difference between the people in a little town compared to a big city is incredible.  Of course there are amazing people everywhere but just something about the small town life makes people so much nicer and receptive.  

Last night we were contacting around cento then we see about 10 police officers looking like swat all decked out head to toe in black armour heading in our direction.  Then we looked across the street and 15 more policemen all decked out on beautiful huge horses were blocking a street.  Next street 15 more with riot shields and tazers.  haha  All because Boca and River played last night and of course Boca won and the people were going crazy!!! Nothing out of hand.. just some good celebrating and a lot of noise and we had to wait for our bus right by it so it was fun to see the devotion these people have for the game.  

On a spiritual note.. President Rogers gave us the challenge to read the New Testament completely before Christmas.. Every time I read about the life of Christ it really helps me put my priorities in check.  It makes me think about how great his love for us really was and is to take upon himself the pains and sins of the world.  I finished the book of Lucas last night and I read a part that left me thinking. It was about when they crucified Jesus as well as the thieves. 

One of the thieves pleads to Jesus.. "If thou be Christ save thyself and us." Then the other thief tells the other that they deserve the punishment that they were receiving.  At that moment the latter thief recognized his sins and recognized that his salvation was in jeopardy so what does he do next..he calls out to Christ.. "Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom."  Jesus had recently paid for this mans sins and pains and was willing to accept this humble plea of forgiveness with the words.."i say unto thee, to day shalt thou be with me in paradise."  

The atonement is sooooo real!! Humility is so essential! Change is so encouraged! "We can change without growing but we cannot grow without changing."  Use the atonement...do not let His act of love go in vain!

I love this gospel and I love all ya`ll back home!! 
Con amor, 
Elder Lamb