Elder Mitchel Cordy

Elder Mitchel Cordy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Week 39 - July 12, 2014

Hey everyone! This week was really great. I am loving the choir (charla fogonera) practices that we will have for the next couple weeks until the performance August 3rd. I have that much time until i leave the offices. I am not sure where yet but I am excited! I love the offices and I have learned and grown a lot! However, new things are great too! I am ready for a change and chance to teach more! We havent had a great week with our investigators. We are having some good lessons tonight though that we have set! Hopefully those will go well!

Sat Jul 5. Today was really chill. We made hamburgers that were bomb and we walked around plaza independencia. We had a good lesson with Andres Varela and we worked with Paola Comas. We asked Andres´ wife to join us but we got a firm NO. Haha it was kind of funny but she was on the bed like 10 feet away doing whatever on her phone so at least she got to hear.  

Sun Jul 6. Today was fast sunday. We had a really good day. Good lessons and testimonies at church. We had gizo for lunch. It was FREEZING today. 7 degrees Celcius was the high. Windy like there was a tornado. I almost wanted to try and fly Elder Castellanos like a kite. We helped the APs after that with the numbers and we had the best weekly planning we have had. It should be a great week. 

Mon Jul 7. Today was the epitome of the life as a secretary. After studies we ran to 3C to buy tickets. Then we worked in the offices until lunch. I worked on the bolsa all day. When we got back from lunch with the Oliveira family, we continued working on the bolsa. Then we had to take a corto plazo to the Hermanas in Sayago because Hermana Keith was heading out today for back problems. We went to the mission home with Hermana Keith and we had dinner with Hermana Smith. President and the APs are out this week at interviews. As we pulled out of the Smiths driveway to head to the airport, I realized we didnt freaking bring the passport... It happens. We flew to get it and met the financers on the way with the passport. When we got to the airport we realized we forgot the residency papers. I just paid her out of the country. Its totally legal by the way... Then we said goodbye and we went back to the offices and did the bolsa. Elder Godoy and Elder Teloma who are the elders that live with the financers did it with us. It was pretty nice. We got home around 12:00.

Tues Jul 8. Today we had out first practice for the charla fogonera practice. (Fireside) We are making a choir from the Oeste and Flores zones. We went to work after that with the ward directory and looked for people we didnt know. We have a GIANT area and we did a lot of walking. We had two members with us for 4 hours though so that was really great! I had a quote in mind that I heard the other day. "You have nothing to lose but so much to win in missionary work!" There really is nothing to lose. But think about all the lives we can CHANGE! Its pretty cool to think about. 

Wed Jul 9. Today we started with the charla fogonera practice. I was sent with the bass group and practiced with them for a while. I havent played piano for a while so that was pretty nice! I just played with them. I also was asked to be in a small group for the charla and I sing the BASS LINE! Woohoo. I really have missed music a lot! Its fun to be around people who are very musically talented and can sing well. Mormons are weird like that. We cooked pizzas and then we worked in the offices. We went to the Varela home after that. They had the last bit of the Holanda and Argentina game on. We talked to them about Alma 48 when it talks about preparing for war. We used a cool comparison with the soccer game. We went to various other houses in the next couple hours without luck. We went to 3C to buy some tickets. Elder Castellanos got mad today because we are always running around like crazy. He got mad at the APs becasue they always make us do things very late and at their will. Elder Arbon sent him a message and I hope it helps him to forget about himself and serve selflessly! 

Thur Jul 10. Today we had the last practice for the week. It went really well and we are sounding somewhat good. Music doesnt click as fast for a lot of latinos though. Then we worked in the offices until lunch. We had a bomb lasagna with the Munilla family. Then we visited the Gomez family and they are doing better after the moms surgery a couple weeks ago. We went to the Mello family with Paola. Just Hermana Mello was there and we had a good lesson with her and then when we were leaving, the others walked in. The spirit wasnt as strong after they came and sat down with us. Thats always tough after a great lesson. We stopped by the church by invitation of our ward mission leader to eat some pizza. Then we had to buy a ticket at 3C. 

Fri Jul 11. Today we started off awesome with bizcochos from a new place we tried in Cerro. The offices were well for the day. We had lunch at the house. Elder Sipan cooked. In the middle of lunch, Elder Sanchez got a call from President. He found out that his father passed away. If any of you can imagine that happening to you on your mission, it would be VERY HARD. We all sat and cried there for a while. He is taking it very well though. The first thing he said was "I just want to go pray for a while and then we will go head out and work." When we got back to the offices, I went on divisions with Elder Brown to get packages near the airport and then get plaques. Elder Brown and I had a good talk about almost everything possible. When we got back, we went to soccer for mutual. 

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