Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Middle of May E-mail

Everyone ready for Elder Backstrom's exciting exciting exciting weekly email?

Good. the most exciting is that I have finally sent photos. Hooray! and in good quality, as well.

Well, this has been a mostly normal work week here in la Favorita. We had a far greater turnout at church this week since the municipal elections have finished. We are having a bit of trouble tracking some people down... they seem to never be home... but we also have some great investigators who we are teaching right now. Luis Gutierez is one of them- the ex-husband of a church member, He recently approached the missionaries in the city center and told them that he wanted to be baptized now that he was no longer working on Sundays and could go to the regular church meetings. We still need to help him gain a testimony and understand the doctrine, but he must be one of the people with the most desire to learn the gospel that I have ever had the opportunity of teaching in my entire mission.

On another front, we are helping a member (also our ward mission leader) to renovate his house. he is running new electrical cables, repainting, and re tiling his bathroom- quite the project, considering that he also has a cyber-cafĂ© in the front of his house that he attends to all day. Sometimes in the dead time of the siesta we head over there and help him move forward with that.

This next Sunday is the dedication of the Cordoba temple! And here we have the opportunity to attend the dedication via broadcast. that means that the stake centers will be extensions of the holy temple for that Sunday- and we will have the marvelous chance to participate in the spiritual outpouring that accompanies the dedication of one of these most holy houses of God.

Well, have a good week everyone!

Elder Backstrom

Elder Nelson and I in San Luis with the flying duck of my companion Elder Saavedra gracing the background
My new companion Elder Paz and I 

Inside the pension

A room with a view (from the window in photo 3)

A picture of the street we live on from the bus stop. You can't quite see the monoblock we live in , its hidden behind the trees in the roundabout.

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