November 21st, 2011

Written by admin on November 27th, 2011

Dear Family,

This was another fun week here in Villa Saavedra. Every time someone asks me how much time I have left they just gasp and remind me that my time is almost up, its going by way too fast! I´m having a hard time remembering all that happened this week they are going by like a blur but it sure has been an intense responsibility being District Leader up here in Tartagal because its so far out from the rest of the mission and all of the missionaries in my district are so young so I´ve been working up close with them a lot. I had my interview with President Levrino on Tuesday and he said everything will work out with the flights they just have to make the readjustment and Dad I´m not sure how it would go if you called Pres. Levrino it would be a push to say he speaks a lick of English haha. He is a really cool guy and knows how to motivate the missionaries. I can really tell he loves us and wants us to reach our potential. I thought I wouldn´t be able to get to know him very well with such a short time left in the mission but I feel like we are pretty cool. He´s always asking us for more and is never satisfied, just a good leader.

Lately every single wednesday afternoon I have to travel to Positos up on the border to do baptisimal interviews and I did divisions with Elder Mulleneaux in Tartagal 2 he´s a cool guy from Arizona. I also worked with the Zone Leaders, Elder Parker and Elder Dillree and they are both excellent missionaries and super focused and they want whats best for the mission. I worked with Elder Parker and he was a good teacher, we talk a lot about how we need to focus on the objective of bringing others unto Christ through baptism and we start our lessons talking about how we are there to help them make covenants with God. My testimony of the Book of Mormon continues to grow, whenever I pick it up I can´t put it down and its just incredible how clearly it expresses the truth and with our investigators we´ve been trying really hard to get them to have a desire to dive in and they will know. In the Ensign there is a talk at the end and it talks about how that if you really want to know you will know and the different ways that God answers our prayers. I´ve had the opportunity to see lots of great things but also lots of sad things and sometimes I feel like we spend too much time in church meetings and we don´t get the most out of it and it causes us to just not get it. I can´t remember where I heard the quote but it says that principles aren´t true until your life depends on them and its something so true because often times certain beliefs are professed but when it times to put beliefs to the test and the natural man gives in. I guess one of the greatest blessings I have received from serving the mission is learning to live the Gospel. Its like what Pres Uchdorf said, you can´t fully enjoy all the capabilities of a super computer if you don´t even know how to turn it on and the Gospel and its many privileges are the same, you´ve gotta read the fine print and THEN we can enjoy all of the blessings… Anyways I guess I´ll get off my soapbox now I just get fired up about it sometimes but its about time for me to go… I love you guys so much, have a great week and I hope that you all have a happy Thanksgiving and remember to be grateful for all the many blessings we have! :) Love, Elder Singer

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