Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Instead of getting discouraged, we worked super hard"

Elders in Chivicoy Zone

Teaching in Saladillo

May 27, 2013

Well this week started off a little bit rough. We started out fasting last Monday for an investigator (Julio) that was to be baptized this weekend. We get to his house on Monday night and had an AWESOME lesson with him! We were repassing Diezmo(tithings) with him and he had some dudas about that and we really followed the spirit and promised specific blessing and we saw his countenance change completely!! We challenged him to pray and ask God for an answer about the importance of Tithing. We then passed by the next day for our Pre-interview and we received a message from him saying that he wanted to take a break from all the church and charlas. We tried to call him and visit him, but to no avail. He has a strong testimony and I am sure he will come around as he sees the blessings leaving as he stops keeping the commandments and coming to church. But instead of getting discouraged, we worked super hard all week long trying to find some good families to teach!! We found some super cool families that are married and everything! They really love what we share we are super excited for them! Last night at like 6 we were looking for someone to teach and we decided to say a prayer to find where we needed to go and then we started walking and decided to go somewhere, and within 5 minutes we found a guy standing outside with his kids, I went and talked to him and he invited us into his house! We find out he is married, super not normal here in Argentina! 2 families in 1 week that is married! It was great! They seem super cool and we are going to go back on Tuesday!! 
Maria and Marcos are doing well as well. We are excited for them. Keep praying that Maria can stop smoking!
 I made your chicken noodle soup with gnocchi and it was AMAZING!!!!
 Everything is going super good for us here!  Hope all is going well! Congrats Karigan and keep working hard in everything! Love you all and all your support!!!
See ya next week!
Love, Elder Eppich

Monday, May 20, 2013

"We are really so blessed to know of the Atonement of Christ"

converts from Cinco de Mayo that came to visit
May 20, 2013


We had a super packed week and it was a good one!! To start it off on Monday night my comp and I were on bikes and we got separated.  I have never been so scared in my life.  Haha It was only 10 minutes but then we found each other.  So that’s ok.

Then on Tuesday we left for the zone conference that was on Wednesday. It was an INCREDIBLE conference; it had been 10 months since the last zone/district conference I had had. And I learned so much and was super excited. I’m definitely going to be a better missionary for what I learned!! Then we got back on Thursday. On Thursday it got super cold. Like right around freezing, but then it’s like 100% humidity so that makes it a lot colder, and the buildings are only made of bricks so it enters and stays cold. But I really like the cold so I was happy.

We worked super hard on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to make up for the 2 days we lost, we found some good people and had some really good lessons with a lot of people!!! Julio should be baptized next Monday, and then Maria and Marcos the following Saturday! We are seeing a lot of progress here!! 

  We talked a lot about the atonement in the zone conference, and so we have been studying a lot about the atonement and then talking and testifying about it in every lesson. It has helped a ton. We really are so blessed to know about the Atonement of Christ. I’m so grateful for it! It is perfect, and it really testifies of the love the Lord has for every one of us! I encourage everyone to study and learn about the Atonement!! Read in Alma 7. I love that chapter when it talks about Christ suffering for all of us. It’s so powerful! 

 O I learned how to make gnocchi’s! They are super good!!!!!!!!

 Thanks for everything that you all do for me and for the prayers and help! It was great seeing and talking with you last Monday! Hope all is well! Love you! Good luck Karigan!!

 Love, Elder Eppich

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy Mother's Day 2013

Mother's Day Skype 2013

We were able to Skype with Kraymer on Monday, May 14, 2013. He is doing soooo good and is so happy. We are so blessed to have two sons serving missions together, best Mother's Day gift ever.

Monday, May 6, 2013

"In comparison to God we are nothing, but to God we are everything"

May 6, 2013


Well I am staying put here in SALADILLO with Elder SMITH!! We aren’t having changes! It is what I thought would happen! We are missing a lot of missionaries (still no Visas into Argentina) so we did not expect a lot of changes! But we are super excited for this transfer together! We are really excited to see what will happen! We have a lot of people that are really progressing and are keeping their commitments! It’s a great blessing to have all of you supporting and praying for me! I feel your help every day!! 

 I can’t believe how fast time is flying and how blessed I am to be a missionary, I probably say it every time but I am seriously so blessed and can’t believe how the Lord just keeps on blessing us!! And how he blesses all of you! The Lord really does love us! I really hope that EVERYONE realizes that! No matter what is happening in your lives, the Lord LOVES you individually! Like President Uchtdorf said, "In comparison to God we are nothing, but to God we are everything! I love that quote. It is so true!! He loves us so much and knows us!!! We are never alone and never will be alone! Rely on him!!!!!!

  Julio and his wife are doing super good! And Maria as well. She is doing better with smoking. Like 5 cigarettes is all! Then Jorge is doing great as well! Fabiana isn’t doing too good though; it breaks my heart to see people struggling. Mom maybe you could write Fabi with the help of Shayne. I think it would mean a ton to her. 

 Thank you so much for all you do! I hope all is going well! Love you all!


 Elder Eppich