Serving in the Argentina Cordoba Mission July 2011 - July 2013

Serving in the Argentina Cordoba Mission July 2011-July 2013
Alma 37:36 Yea, and cry into God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord: yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

By the way...I just passed out on the street


Monday March 11, 2013

 

 

Fa un monton de cambios alla en canada pero bueno es lo qur pasa con el tiempo!!! 

 

pero bueno me alegro muchisimo al escuchar todo lo que esta pasando alla and way to go mom with your new calling. You’ll be great. But anyway sounds like things are guuna get a lot more busy. 

 

So things with me are just great. I did forget to tell you guys a thing or two last week and well what I forgot to tell you was that not last Monday but the one before I passed out in the street while contacting someone. But apart from that I’m all good and well. 

 

So the big news for this week is huge!!!! 

To be honest the last 2 weeks have been really hard with lots of trials and lots of times where we just felt alone and unsuccessful. What we’ve been trying to do is keep us animated and well just working hard. So we kept being diligent and obedient and well at the end of this week I have gained a solid and firm testimony that God knows us and loves us. He knows us in all times and knows exactly what we need. So as we kept working it was Sunday and we were getting a little down from not having the most successful week and well this lady with her child came and contacted us in the street. SHE CONATCTED US!!!! And well asked where the church was and our number and all that and well we also asked who she was and her number and all that jazz. It turns out her husband has heard the missionaries before and he’s gone to church and was looking for the missionaries again. We got in contact with him later yesterday and set up to go meet with them this week. In reality we just came form their house and well it’s a family of 5, 4 of which can be baptized. They have to get married but no problems. We know that this family is a gift from God and well he put them in our path and us in theirs cause they were looking for us!!!! This has only happened one other time in my mission and well I was just struck with awe. So were gunna work super hard with them and well they are just the miracle that we need and they need. So the Lord is so merciful. 

 

That’s about all the news I got for this week, all is well and well I just love the gospel and this work and there is no other. Until next week!!!

 

Love ya tons

Elder Harker

 

 

Monday, 4 March 2013

Catching up with Kent


Monday March 4, 2013

 

Hey guys!!!!  Thanks for all of the great news!!!

 

So things here are just dandy and well we are having just a great time. Yesterday after church we went to go eat at the house of a familia en la rama, and well I found a set of hand cuffs and asked the husband quien es un militar, ¿tiene the key for this? Well he said no. I thought he was joking and so I put it on the wrist of Elder F. Well it turns out that he really didn’t have the key. If Mike Gedlaman reads this, this will be the moment in which he says that I’m on the top of the meat head list. So we then looked all around the house looking for a key to the hand cuffs and well we were about to leave to go to the station to get them removed when we found one hidden away. Luckily we were able to get the cuffs off. My comp was still happy and was a little excited to go out and preach with the cuffs on. jajajaja. aparte de lo que paso alli todo esta bien. We’ve had an interesting week with lots of things to do and man I think this week was one of the weeks we worked the hardest in all my mission, it was soo great!!! 

 

Everyday I was just beat and well waking up in the morning was so hard cause it just felt like I didn’t even sleep but hey that’s whats great about mission life. Even though it hurts you know you’re doing your job. This week was soo amazing in which we saw many miracles and just had a ton of experiences working with the members, and we were able to go out and work with members like 4 days this week and so it was a huge success. Well I’m just happy with what is happening in our area. Just gotta keep your head up and keep going forward. I don’t really know what else to write cause all is well. But hey we’ll be talking soon. !!!!

 

Anyway until next week my fam!!!!

 

Love

Elder Harker

 

 



Monday Feb 25, 2013

 

Hey Mom, 

 

So this week has been an interesting one with a couple of interesting experiences. First of all like I was explaining to Dad and you can ask him for more details but this week I was presiente de la rama. entonces yo tenia que hacer todo en la iglesia ayer con mi compa├▒ero y la verdad que me gust├│. But other than that we had a little run in with our house alarm. Now this is the only pension or house I have seen in Argentina with an alarm and the pension es bastante cheta. pero bueno the other day I was cleaning a little bit of shelf and I found this little grey box with a button so obviously I pressed the button and then there was this loud beep. I went to go to where we study and this really, really, really loud alarm starts going off and I couldn`t turn it off again with the little grey button. So what happened is when I pressed it I armed the alarm and then the sensor got me and my comp so we were running around the pension just trying to figure out what to do yelling and screaming and covering our ears. And well yelling and screaming a little more locked ourselves in the bedroom and not much help so we tried and tried to run it off and finally we went outside to escape the sound.  Then I pressed the button again and it turned off. The alarm guy came to see what happened and we explained him the story but basically we just went nuts and man my ear hurt afterwards. So a little adventure of the week. But the week has been great and we were able to have 4 people in church this week and well they are progressing way good. They keep learning and being in charge of church. The other day really helped cause we taught to what they needed to hear cause we had no idea what the lessons were supposed to be. Any way we should see some great progress with them this week too. 

 

All is well and well we just keeping working hard trying to help out the rama. I can’t complain.  I don’t really know but I do want to ask if you can send, a Canadian shirt or jersey so I can give it to my comp. He’s way tight and I want to give him something. So that’s all I would ask. Other than that the paisley ties and that’s about all, anything really that you send you know I will accept willingly and lovingly so I don’t complain. 

But anyway I love you tons cya later.

 

Love 

Elder Harker

 




Tuesday Feb 19, 2013

Familia Mia!!!! les amo!!

faa que semana que tuvimos!!! So Elder F, he has 3 months in the mission. He’s from Columbia and well he’s just super great!! We get along well and he’s super humble ready to work and ready to do the Lord’s will and so we are getting along just fine!!! The area is way different, well not that different it’s in the middle of nowhere and just us 2 that are here. It is soo small like maybe the size of Tuscany, maybe smaller!!!! It’s a tiny rama and this week we had 15 people in church and soo there is lots of room for improvement!! It’s a lot nicer than my other areas in terms of scenery so that’s nice but all we got to do is go to work and well save the children of men.

Great news to hear about Reg and Amanda and Becca and Mike!!! Congrats to them!!! And well say hi to everyone for me.


But anyway to tell you a little bit about me, alls the same besides the change in area and companino and working habits and on and on. So just about you could say that all is different hahaa. But I’m good. It’s been an interesting week just getting to know the are, the people and the investigators their needs and well just getting familiar with everything. I think this week will be a little bit better as I have an idea of how things go here and well now it’s time to go to work. This week we really need to get to work because we didn’t have anyone in church this week and soo there are no excuses for this week. Its guuna be a big fight but I know that the Doctrine of Chrsit changes people and teaching that doctrine with power and authority will change these people. I have enough faith to say that we will have people in church this week and that’s what we’re gunna do. Elder F has his mind set in the same way as me and well we just gotta do it now.

So from my side of the world all is well and we keep going strong. Sorry I don’t have much to tell this week but hey just know that I’m fine!!

Love you all soo much

Elder Harker