Argentina, Buenos Aires South Mission

Monday, June 17, 2013


Hey family!!!!


Things are going pretty well. All about the same. This week we got robbed haha. But nothing happened, they just ran up, reached in our pockets are grabbed everything, and then ran away. I yelled at them when they ran away and told them to at least give me my travel card back. And they did! Haha. Plus after they took out all of my comps money they gave him back his wallet. So at least they were courteous robbers! All they took from me was my wallet, with two pesos (about 30 cents USD) and the mission phone. One of them told the other one to give me back my wallet to me, but I think he liked it because he didn`t want to give it back lol. It did have a copy of my passport info, but I doubt they are smart enough to do anything with that. I want to go to the temple super bad... it`s been since january i think was the last time. And before that, it was the mtc!!! crazy... yeah i will be exhausted with my travel info... but I will be excited too. I think I`m traveling alone because everyone else told me that they are flying into georgia first. so that will be weird. I`ve never flown alone. I am excited for summer! More than anything, I`m excited to wear summer clothes. Shorts, t shirts, and flip flops... lol. Although I am used to church clothes 24/7, it will feel super good. is it hot out there? That`s good cadin is starting in on the singles ward stuff. Is he going to nauvoo? How many people are going?? I`m getting excited for that as well. That will be fun. I`m excited to see everyone! It`s been a long time... 2 years!! I`m thinking about jobs and everything now. Trying to figure stuff out. I want to be able to use spanish! What jobs do you think there are in vernal to use spanish. I`m sure there are several. 


Well love you guys! Just know I`m okay, and Im being taken care of. :)


Elder GArdner

Monday, June 10, 2013


Hey family!!!! The funeral was weird. I wasn`t sad at all! I was shocked by the situation, but I`m glad I have the gospel, and I already know what is going to happen to us after. So it`s all good! The bishop ended up doing the blessing, but I did speak. The mom is awesome, I hope one day she can receive the gospel.
Brittani who and Tyson Bourne? I don`t think I know either of them... haha. Smoked pork sounds soooooo good right now!! I can`t wait to have cafe rio...
Moving churches will be good. The other one is super small!!! Haha well Argentine churches are even smaller. And no one has cars so that makes parking not an issue :)
That`s exciting about the capital theater production, I`ve always wanted to go! Guess I`ll have to wait another year lol. Maybe next year they`ll have like wicked or something awesome. It is getting cold here.... and rainy! That`s the good thing abut winter... MUD!!!!

This last week was a little rough with a lot of things going on. But ya gotta remember good ol´ 1 Nephi 3:7. When the Lord puts new things in front of me, Í know there is a way to do it; and I don`t have any other choice but to do it! It`ll be good for me. I`ll end up tougher than a boiled owl. New challenges are good, because that means the Lord is trusting me more, and is giving me oppurtunities to grow in other ways. So I`m not mad! I love to talk to the Lord!!! :)

President Stapley is leaving on the 27 of June, and the new mission president, President Thurgood gets here that day as well. The word on the street is that we all will get to go together to the temple before president goes home, and then I will get to go again the week before I leave! So that would be cool if we get to go twice this transfer. I think I bought my last souvenirs this week! Woot! Then I`m all done. Just got to start giving some clothes away and start getting stuff sorted out. Good thing I have organized parents that taught me to be prepared before hand :)
I love you guys lots, and hope you have a good week!!!!

Elder GArdner

Monday, June 3, 2013


HEy family!!!!

Along with the fresh fruits and veggies, I want some steak... a good steak! And mexican food. PLEASE!"!!! haha. So ready for the news??? I got my new companion today! His name is elder Herrera, and is from Mexico City. He is awesome, and has 5 months in the mission. He is a newbie. I didn`t `know him before, but he seems like a cool kid. He will be my last comp! 

Send Jake birthday wishes for me. 

I`m glad you had a fun time on my birthday :) We spent it doing the best thing in the world; preaching the gospel :) That evening we received terrible news, that the one member who helped us so much, and worked with us every day, had passed away. He was the one the got shot like a year ago and he only had one lung. Well he had used to much strength, and he just fell dead. It has been really hard on the whole ward, he was one of the best people in the ward. For us it was weird too because he literally worked with us every single day, and helped us find so many investigators. But luckily we believe in the plan of salvation and everything, and we know what he is doing and where. But it was a crazy weekend. Today is his viewing, and tomorrow is the funeral. His mom isn`t a member, but she asked me to bless his grave tomorrow at his funeral. 

Today at trasnfer meeting, 28 missionaries went home! two more including president and the hermana stapley! so 30 this transfer, and 20 next trasnfer. So 50 people in 3 months! That`s 1/4 of the mission. And in the states there are 50 people waiting for visas... so yeah. The mission is really lacking people. 

My new comp is cool, I`m excited to start working with him today. He seems really chill, and willing to work. 

Not too much to tell you! This week was really layed back with all the stuff that happened. I love you guys a lot, and am excited to seey ou guys soon. 


Love ya