Monday, March 14, 2016

The Pursuit of Happiness

This week I learned is that my back bike tire is nothing but an invention of the devil himself to flick muddy water onto my nice white shirt. And some other things as well...

I think I´ve forgotten to mention some things that really make General Rodriguez A the best area. We have the biggest, most prepared pool of investigators I have EVER seen. Exequil and Milagros, who I think I have mentioned before, and incredible. President Robertson (mission pres) came to sacrament mtg last week, and Exequil, an INVESTIGATOR, got up to bare his testimony! He just gave the coolest testimony about this church and how it is changing his life and can´t wait to get baptized. I just sat there with my mouth hanging open like, ¨What???¨ It was also cool for our President to see that. They are getting baptized this saturday.

Also, the other Elders had a 4 baptism on saturday. But not just 4 people....2 couples! Like a FAMILY. Really it was the best baptism ever. I got to bare testimony there, and play piano as well. President and his wife also came to that baptism! There is just SO MUCH happening in the work here. We have another couple, Walter and Graciela, who literally came up to us in church and wanted to get baptized. We have been teaching them, but they already know literally everything. Their conversion process has been a long one, we are just the lucky ones to see the ¨end¨ (baptism), which really of course is the beginning. Haha the FIRST lesson we had with them they asked about getting endowed and serving a senior mission and stuff. We were wayyy surprised and were trying to keep up with all that, like ¨slow down! Let´s talk about lesson 1 first.¨

Tonight we are having a NDH (FHE) with alllll of these new couples and investigators. Like 9 people and their kids in total. That is a LOT. Last night in the pench, we were seriously just marveling at how much this is a blessed area. Sorry fam, but I´m not even remotely trunky! There´s WAY too much to do, and it´s way too fun doing it.

Today (p-day) we are in Lujan, a bigger city in the zone, and we stopped and saw the ¨Basilica¨, a HUGE catholic cathedral temple thingy. It was amazing. It is SO TALL, and beautiful, with gargoyles and stuff. Inside is some really incredible architectiture and Gregorian type music and stuff. This city and cathedral is really catholic and European. Might remind you of ¨Angels and Demons¨ or ¨The Da Vinci Code¨ or something like that. I took a heel click picture for my buddy Elder Chase Jensen :)

Also, stopped by MCDONALDS. It was GREAT. First taste of even remotely American food in 8 months, but I guess not that much because I spent some time in Cali. But that Big Mac tasted like sweet American justice, and the fries like freedom and liberty for all! And the McFlurry was drizzled with the pursuit of happiness. It was pretty self-evident that all McDonald´s are created equal.

Oh, there´s something I must do: Happy birthday to my BrenDawg! I love you. Something that Sister Bednar said at the mtg really touched me. She said as a mom, you just want to be a ¨fly on the wall¨ and watch your missionary. That was cool, because I don´t think there´s been a week without my mom telling me she wants to be a fly on the wall. I love you BrenDawg, happy 25th!

Mosiah 16:9

Love from Elder Wilcox

Pics from the Basilica and McDonalds :)
Pics from.....cold morning shenanigans.....and hot afternoon shenanigans (poor Edgardo is drunk in this pic, needs to quit)

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