Monday, August 31, 2015

Stake Conference

August 31, 2015

Hola Familia!

Weird to think BYU is starting again and Mitchell (Gehlbach) is there.  But speaking of BYU and your email, yeah I still want to go back to BYU for the summer session!  You`ll have to talk to my friend Max Hoeft.  He’s at BYU right now and he’s living in The Village, I think, close to Michael (Johnson) or maybe even the same apartment, not sure.  It turns out his new roommates are Garrett Taylor and Chandler Nelson from the Stake! Super small world. He said his contract goes until Fall 2016 so I`ll probably room with Aden Hales for the summer and maybe someone else if they go up for summer.  Then Fall 2016 I think we are all going to try to get an apartment and room together, but yeah we can talk about that later.

So this week was pretty great. We had Zone Conference and there was an emphasis on working with the members and also the atonement. It was super good.

Friday we had to go to the Capital for Elder Gonzales’ ID so we went to the Chile consulate and it was close to the Pink House, Casa Rosada, their version of the White House so we drove by.

I’m not sure if I told you last week but yesterday we had a Stake Conference, but it was a conference for all of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. It was directed by Elder Maynes from the Presidency of the Seventy and from Salt Lake in the video transmission was Elder Robert D Hales and Elder Cook and they all spoke. Also Elder Gonzalez from the Seventy spoke and a woman from the Young Women's Presidency.  It was super, super good though. The messages were really focused on keeping the Sabbath day holy and missionary work, directed at the youth to prepare for missions. The good news is that Cynthia came!! We even quickly introduced her to President Thurgood afterwards. She seemed to enjoy it and this week we have a lesson with her. Also a less active that we have been working with, Norma came yesterday! And the woman that I told you about a few weeks ago that had doubts or questions about the need to go to the temple, Esther Acevedo, came yesterday! She’s been coming to church now for the past 4 weeks or so and came yesterday! So it was good to see them.

It’s been pretty hot the past couple days. Today we have our Zone activity.  We are going to Parque de Lomas and going to play soccer or capture the flag or something.  It should be fun. Also, I forgot to tell you guys but three weeks ago or so President told us he wanted us to be finished emailing before 4 in the afternoon and that it’d be best to go in the morning after companion study so that’s why I’ve been emailing earlier and from now on I’ll probably always email around this time or for sure before 4:00 p.m. Argentina time. I hope all is going well. I love and miss you guys!

Elder McFarland

PS - I got bit by a dog last night but don’t worry, it wasn’t that bad.

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