Monday, May 18, 2015

TEMPLES! (week 16)

this was such a great week! with lots of great experiences and the work is continuing to move forward here in argentina! :)

this past monday was a great pday, and after writing here on the computers, me and elder donahoo were walking around centro and we ran into two other missionaries, and while elder donahoo talked to the other one who he was great friends with i talked to the other missionary who was a latina,who only knew spanish, so i talked in spanish, and quickly time flew by and before i knew it, we had been talking in spanish for nearly an hour! i talked to someone in SPANISH hah for nearly an hour! what a neat and wow experience it was for me! the gift of tongues is real! and its helping me every day! :)

on tuesday we taught one of our families who is struggling to get baptized because of internal trials in their family.. but we challenged them to just pray as a family daily, and we visited them a couple days later and what a difference we saw in their character and happiness as a family! it was soo neat! never forget the power of prayer! :) and today i had my first hot dog! haha (here they make them out of pig tails and pig ears!! blehh!! although didnt taste too much different than the stuff in the states.. soo im questioning hot dogs now! haha )

on wensday we went to help a recent convert build a fence around his house, and we made "homeade concrete"!! haha with just powder, sand, water, and rocks. and then we used shovels too mix it! no machines or big concrete trucks! just raw missionary power! haha dad would be proud! but after about 15 minutes of working a giant swarm of mosquitoes came out of no where and started eating us alive.. let me just say not fun! but we finished the job! :)

thursday we went to teach an investigator of the sisters, and then we went out with angel to eat ice cream! it was a short but "sweet" day! (haha!)

friday we mowed angels yard for service, and used a lawn mower! haha how crazy! but afterwards we ate there, and they are just the nicest people to us! they treat us missionaries soo good! i am soo grateful for loving and willing to serve spirits who help the missionary work! they truely are amazing people! 

saturday we had a "taco night!" with one of our investigators where me and elder donahoo made tacos for them and taught them stuff! this was for a family we are preparing too be baptized! theyre sooo close!!! :) but it was a great night! lots of fun, and now they LOVE tacos! haha they really like their food here! its fun!

then sunday was my personal favorite day this past week! we got to attend the dedication of the cordoba temple! what a sweet and neat experience that was! president uchtdorf and elder christofferson visited, and elder christoffersen could speak perfect spanish.. but elder uchtdorf couldnt exactly, but it was nice to hear english for the first time in forever! but what a neat experience it was too hear and see them dedicate a temple of the lord! i testify that the language barrier does not separate or lessen the spirit that you can feel! it was such a special and sweet experience! at the end we sung the spirit of god as a congregation for the dedication and it was an incredible experience! i wont soon forget it!

i love and send my prayers too you all! have a great week!
Elder Driggs
Jersey time!!
more jersey time!!
our convert at the temple dedication, stud!
this is how the get hot water, so sad, they come up with buckets to fill up to shower
churros with Angel!
Elder Donahoo mas carne
Elder Donahoo and carne

Companions and best friends
us and Mercedes
Mercedes, Elder Donahoo and Angel

Angel calls me "Elder Gordito"
Mercedes cook sooo good!
I love my friend Angel!!
Mercedes is such a great cook!  we love her!

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