Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Staying in Saladillo

November 26, 2012


¿Comó estamos? Todo bien? Espero que sí! Everything is going reallywell in Saladillo! Elder Crowther and I are staying together!! The first time in my mission that I have had a companion for more than 1 transfer. I am really looking forward to that. We are going to get really good at teaching together and understanding the way the other thinks and teaches. We are going to be able to see many miracles by the hands of the LORD! This week was a pretty good week! We set a few baptismal dates with a couple of good people. We are just hoping we can get them to go to church. This week we had district conference in Bragado, Where Elder Hougaard is, it was a good meeting and there was a lot of people. Hopefully one day this district can become a stake! Well we are having the zone leaders with us for a week to teach us and see how were doing, we are really excited. I don’t have any more time so I will talk to you all next week!! The church is true and I am glad Kade enjoyed going through the temple and you all enjoyed Thanksgiving!!!

 Love, Elder Eppich

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Elder Kraymer Eppich
La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias
C.C. No. 92
1702 Ciudadela
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Monday, November 19, 2012

I am on Top of the World!

November 19, 2012

Wow i am glad this past week came to an end and that everything turned
out so well. It was a pretty stressful week and one of the hardest
weeks of my mission! It was a different hard. It has been so hard to
get Milton, Victoria, and Gonzalo ready for baptism. Some obstacle
always comes up. Satan was trying so hard to get them not to be
baptized. For the past transfer there were always problems. Just when i
thought that we had climbed the last mountain, we ran into something
bigger!! It has been like that this whole transfer. But right when i
thought we wouldn’t be able to get over it, we saw miracle after
miracle. I had never felt so close and sad for my investigators as I
did this week and transfer, and i have never felt as happy for
investigators as they were all baptized on my birthday!!  I really
know that the lord has something really special planed for them
because Satan worked so hard to stop them from being baptized! For
that I am really excited to see what they are going to be doing in the
near future. We are going to work really hard with them to get them
going on missionary work and then getting them ready for the temple. In
a year they will be going to the temple. Probably that last part of my
misison! So crazy!! I am so excited for them!
    So on Monday after we went to do email and stuff in 25 de mayo, we
went and ate Peludo, it is like armadillo. Haha it tastes like pork but
not as much flavor. I sent a picture, hope you can see it. When we got
back we had some problems here, but when and took care of them right
away and that is when Victoria and Gonzalo told us they wanted to be
baptized on Friday on my birthday so we said of course! Then we talked
with Milton and he was really hesitant because his grandma absolutely
hates the church but his mom is a member and wanted him to be baptized.
So Victoria came with us and we talked to him and took care of his
problems and he decided to be baptized on Friday as well with Victoria
and Gonzalo. It was really cool to see Victoria bear testimony to him.
She will help us a lot with missionary work. And they have a car so
that is nice. haha
    Then the next day Elder Krausse came to do the baptism interviews
and they all passed with flying colors. haha then the rest of the time
before the baptism we just got everything ready made sure all the
details were good and they felt ready. We found a couple good families
this week that we think have a lot of potential so we will see what we
can do with them this week. We have transfers this week and we are not sure
what will happen, I guess we will see.
  All in all this week was awesome. I really learned a lot and was
definitely guided by the spirit more than ever before and that is
always the best feeling in the world. Then having 3 people baptized on
my birthday was incredible. I am on top of the world! I can’t believe
that it’s almost Christmas! Hope you all have a great thanksgiving!! I
think that it is this week. Love you thanks for everything and good
luck with everything!
Love, Elder Eppich



Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Elder Eppich!

A lovely member of Kraymer's area made him a birthday cake and posted pictures on facebook so that we could see him on his birthday! What a wonderful and thoughtful woman! She also posted a picture of him and a boy he had baptized on his birthday! I think this will be a birthday he will always remember!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Elder Eppich "I'll have 20 years"

November 12, 2012

FAHH what a crazy week!!! Congratulations Karigan and Volleyball!!!
Congratulations Kade with your mission call!!! Africa! Haha awesome.
Everyone here was hoping that you would come here, but that’s ok,
Africa is awesome!  We had a really good crazy week. haha. We had to
travel to capital because my comp had to do visa stuff. But I just
stayed in the offices and did some work there with some of the
missionaries, it was pretty fun. well we got there and then we got a
message from our investigators and members saying that they had gotten
in a fight and that they were going to stop stuff with the church and
stuff. We were super sad because we are doing all we can for them and
they have such strong testimonies, and know how important baptism is.
So we get back and talked with them and helped them fix the problems
that they were having and hopefully all is good now. We are just hoping
that they can be baptized this weekend, and we would have 3 people
this weekend that should be baptized. Victoria, Gonzalo, and Milton. We
are praying for a miracle that all will turn out for them. So keep on
praying that we can baptize them 3 this week.
  It is crazy next week we have transfers already. Elder Krausse
thinks that Elder Crowther is leaving. I’m not sure, I don’t think so
but Elder Krausse always is right when it comes to stuff like this.
haha so I guess we will see.
   This week we found a few really good people and are really hoping
that things work out good for them as well. Yesterday we had 25 people
at church. A new Record for Saladillo. That was really exciting, we're
pretty close to becoming a branch.
  This week my testimony was strengthened even more about prayer and
scripture study. Whenever I need to find an answer or anything like
that I always pray and start to read and the answer always comes. It
is such a blessing!
  This week we have been teaching a lot of people about families and
the importance of the family and how the family can stay strong in
these difficult times and made me realize how lucky I am to have a
strong family that is super close. I love being able to testify to
people that the gospel blesses families.
  Bummer that Mitt Romney lost, everyone here informed us that Obama
won, it is pretty funny how they are all really into all the stuff
that happens in the states.
  Everything is going really well, thanks for all of the birthday
wishes and cards and packages! Can’t believe I’ll have 20 years here in
a little bit. That is crazy!!! Thanks for everything. Love you all.
Love, Elder Eppich

Monday, November 5, 2012

"I know the Lord always blesses those that are following His commandments"

"the field is white and ready to harvest"
November 5, 2012

Wow what a crazy weird week, lots of ups and downs and lots of great
experiences!  We had the mission tour with Elder Zabollas and his
wife, and then With President and Sister Carter. It was really good! I
really learned a lot and I am excited to apply what I learned. They
talked a lot about focusing on teaching families and men, as they
generally bring members who stick around and stay active. They also
talked about never judging people and thinking they will never be
baptized. We always need to imagine people in white, and imagine them
with the potential they have which is a son or daughter of God. It was
really good! They also focused on working with the members to do the
missionary work, because it is so much more effective. I don’t know if
I told you or not, but I don’t knock on doors down here, or clap at the
front of houses, I only work with members and ask for references and
then visit them. Between that and talking with people in the street, I
don’t have time to knock or clap doors. Haha that’s the way to do
missionary work, because it is a lot easier to find people that have a
lot of interest.
   The only bad part about the meeting is that we had to leave
Wednesday to travel to get there, and then Thursday we had the meeting
then on Friday we got back to our area, so we lost about 2 days of
work, and without any sleep, Haha. It was definitely worth it though.
We really are working really hard here and have a ton of good
investigators and should be able to have 4 to 6 baptisms this month of
November.  This Saturday we should have a baptism with a guy named
Gonzalo. He is 28 and looks like cousin Michael Anderson, just a lot
shorter. Haha. He is married and his wife Victoria was going to be
baptized but we have to wait 2 weeks with out here smoking, so she
is going to be baptized on my birthday instead!!! And her husband
Gonzalo is going to do it! We also have a few other people that should
be baptized in the following weeks. The parents of Victoria and
gonzalo, a boy named Milton, a son of the family that feeds us and
does our laundry, his name is Ezekiel. He is a really good kid. We
have been working super hard and it is going to be super nice to be
able to see results from all our hard work!!
  The piano,..... Haha I am getting better. I don’t have time to
practice so I am doing all of it on the fly. Haha luckily I can laugh
off any bad note. My left hand is starting to be trained to be able to
play as well.
 Tomorrow we have to go to Buenos Aires Capital to do some visa stuff
for Elder Crowther. Everything is going really well here. I am loving
it, and I know the Lord always blesses those that are following his
commandments. This week I had a really cool experience. We had an
investigator that was having desires to commit suicide. So we knelt
down to pray and I knew we needed to read Alma 34 with her. So we did
the next day and it helped her so much. I know the lord always guides
us. He is waiting on our every action just waiting to hear from us!
Id encourages all of you to read Alma 34 especially the last half. I
love the last verse!! Love you all. So excited to hear how volleyball
does, where Kade gets called, and who wins election tomorrow. Hasta la semana
que viene! les Amo, Elder Eppich
It appears this is why he has lost 30#...lots of walking. I emailed this photo to Mr. MAC in orem where we purchased all his clothing and shoes. They have sent a new pair to us free of charge.

He looks a little sad...then I realized it's because they aren't double stuffed oreos :)