Monday, November 28, 2016
Forgot the Schedule! Here it is!
On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 5:31 PM, Grant Amann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
LOTS of big news! I have a new comp 2 weeks early because Elder Almeida has a hernia and had to go home! Its ok though, he has a year and half and he was very excited to leave (hahah)...But so now... Elder Amann and Elder HARRISON are taking over Maipú!!Hes great, and we have a lot of big plans for the area. Seriously, hes the greatest, and although he only has 4 more months than me, we are learning Spanish like crazy and cooking delicious foods!Anyway, This was a wild week! It hailed this Wednesday here and I have reason to believe I made the first Angel de Nieve in Maipu (in recent years at least). Attached is a basic schedule of what we do everyday! Its not that exciting but like you gotta be here to know its actually the most exciting time.. Especially with Elder Harrison.So here are some photos. This includes the last photo that E´ Almeida and I will probably ever take together, and I know thats horribly depressing, but the mission is filled with stuff like that. And heres a photo with my new comp!I hope you all made hand turkeys!!oh and YES THEY DO. FINALLY PROVEN, TOILETS SPIN THE OTHER DIRECTION IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.Love you all and Feliz Navidad!!! CHRISTMASElder Amann
Monday, November 21, 2016
Heres my district! Finally an english speaker! We getting ready for christmas, so get ready for December!
On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 12:33 PM, Grant Amann <email@example.com> wrote:
This letter is about self fulfilling prophecies. Please excuse any errors, the keyboard im writing on is hoarraible.The first step to overcoming a problem is believing you can! So many things people struggle with can be self fulfilling prophecies, or can be helped by first fighting it directly. Whether it be being bad with names or being sad the first step to overcoming these things, is telling yourself you are NOT bad with names, or that you CAN BE happy!So if you struggle with things, and tell yourself you cant do it, you never will be able to! The first step to being less shy or being better on tests or being happier is believing and telling yourself you CAN DO IT!Also, Please read Luke 7:37-50 this week. It is the story of how much love we can have despite struggling with serious things. Jesus loves you! and so do I!Love, Elder Amann and have a fantastic Thanksgiving! Eat some extra pie for me, its delicious!(Fun fact: ´Pie´ in spanish, means ´foot´ hahahah)
This letter is about self fulfilling prophecies. Please excuse any errors, the keyboard im writing on is hoarraible.
The first step to overcoming a problem is believing you can! So many things people struggle with can be self fulfilling prophecies, or can be helped by first fighting it directly. Whether it be being bad with names or being sad the first step to overcoming these things, is telling yourself you are NOT bad with names, or that you CAN BE happy!
So if you struggle with things, and tell yourself you cant do it, you never will be able to! The first step to being less shy or being better on tests or being happier is believing and telling yourself you CAN DO IT!
Also, Please read Luke 7:37-50 this week. It is the story of how much love we can have despite struggling with serious things. Jesus loves you! and so do I!
Love, Elder Amann and have a fantastic Thanksgiving! Eat some extra pie for me, its delicious!
(Fun fact: ´Pie´ in spanish, means ´foot´ hahahah)
Monday, November 14, 2016
See the Positive in everything. The media, especially social, has a bad habit of tearing things down, instead of building them up.
I challenge you all to see what good things come from a situation you can only see negative, even if that good thing is just "I have been given the knowledge that I will do more of my part next time."
but always, ALWAYS love one another!!
Anyway, there was a cockroach hanging outside our pench, but it was on its back, so I figured, eh, must be dead, right? wrong.
The cockroach was in a spot where nothing could touch it, but somehow, it disappeared. And thats how I learned that cockroaches play dead.
And because, as a missionary, I have the ability to relate anything to a Gospel Topic, I have a quick parable about the Cockroach playing dead.
We cannot simple ignore the evil in our lives and hope they go away or are "dead." We must actively fight against them and get rid of them! We can find help through prayer or scripture to battle the things we dont want in our lives (or in our homes!)
Anyway, This little guy I found in my backpack one day, and the other is some lizard ha! Just kidding, we went on comp exchanges and Elder Nicol was my comp! Great guy, but having two white kids in the streets down here is a little different!
Monday, November 7, 2016
Voting is SO important because its how we THE PEOPLE are in charge of our country. Remember, you don't choose the president, the president is bound by the people! So no matter who the president becomes, always fight for what YOU think is right, because America is a nation built upon the word of the people! FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE!
But like don't just vote for the president, vote for your local leadership as well! Get involved, learn what you believe and develop opinions, but always be willing to change opinions and look at all sides of an issue!
"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country." Franklin D. Roosevelt
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
Here's me on Halloween
Us getting pastries in the morning,
and a dog on a roof!
I LOVE HALLOWEEN
But alas... Argentina does not share my love.
But that's ok because this Halloween, I'm still going door to door with treats! But this time, I'm the one handing out the sweets, and it's much sweeter than candy! Its Books of Mormon! hahaha! I crack myself up. I'm gonna be a missionary this year for Halloween! I'll probably tell that joke next year too, so I'm sorry in advance. Ha!
Anyway, this week was great!
I was reading The Liahona, which is the Spanish equivalent of the Ensign, from July 2016, and I started reading an article. Little did I know I was reading an article THAT MENTIONED USC. WAHOO GO TROJANS. The article is about being in favor of freedom of religion. I like this a lot, because freedom of religion allowed Mormons to basically survive in the beginning.
But more than that. Every religion is so important, and I know that they all add to the wonderful colors and cultures of the world. Religion is important to me because, although different religions have different ideals, every religion at heart has the same purpose: to help people. I think with the collaboration of religions, the world can understand its neighbors more, and understand that everyone is just trying to figure this world out.
Here's a picture of me celebrating Halloween!!
Also, for those that know me, I love Tang, and even if they don't love Halloween, the Argentines DO share my love of Tang.
Happy Halloween everyone. Be spooky and safe tonight!
THE BOOK OF MORMON IS SO AWESOME.
So we teach with the Book of Mormon, even if there are verses in the Bible, because the Book of Mormon is unique, and BECAUSE ITS POWERFUL.
I want it to be noted that my testimony is built upon the Book of Mormon, NOT PEOPLE.
There is not a single person on the planet who is perfect, including, (especially) members of the church. This will always be true. People have faults. INCLUDING PROPHETS.
Including the people who wrote the Book of Mormon weren't perfect. Those prophets of old weren't perfect either, and they even write about how they aren't perfect! See Mormon 9:31
Condemn me not because of mine imperfection, neither my father, because of his imperfection, neither them who have written before him; but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been.
What a verse! THAT YE MAY LEARN TO BE MORE WISE THAN WE HAVE BEEN!
If my testimony were built on Man, I know it would never last, because no Man will ever be without imperfections.
My testimony is built upon the word of God, and His spirit. Anything else would be weak.
Anyway, Here are some pictures of Gatorade down here, Tacos with Elder Poot,
One of my favorite things in this world is how people are alike all over. People are vastly different, and so amazing, but when it comes down to our core, we are so much the same.
I read Elder Ballard´s words:
"When it comes right down to it, people are quite similar. We may come from different backgrounds, cultures, and economic circumstances, and our attitudes and perspectives may vary. But in the heart-where it really counts-we're a lot alike."
I think this is very true. We need to remember this, and that we all have wants and needs. We are all children of God, and we can love each other with the same love because of our faults and difficulties.
My favorite scripture this week is 1 Nephi 21:14-16. Google it! Its fantastic!
As for photos,
We finally got a baptism for someone we taught! He was the grandson of members, though.. Alexis Flores! Que Capo!
The graffiti translates to " Live and Die in LOS ANGELES!" Miss you Los Angeles!
I made my first joke in Spanish this week! We were having lunch with my Bishops family, and we were watching Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit... on the TV and there was a scene where there were a bunch of people in the Hobbit house and they just got done eating, and there was a knock at the door! and everyone was startled and looked worried. So I said "Los Misionaros" and everyone got a big kick out of that.
This week was great! I shared my testimony in Spanish yesterday during church and it went great! We had comp exchanges and I got to be with Elder Briones. The Mountains are beautiful down here.
My favorite scripture this week is Alma 60:36. It says
36 Behold, I am Moroni, your chief captain. I seek not for power, but to pull it down. I seek not for honor of the world, but for the glory of my God, and the freedom and welfare of my country. And thus I close mine epistle.
I love that! Seek not for power, but to pull it down. Often when Im reading the Book of Mormon, I realize so many parts of it align with my beliefs, without even being religious beliefs. Pull it down!
Yesterday, after I gave my testimony in Church, a Sister came up to us to give us a loaded Bus Pass for our investigator to come to church because she is not as well off! I know that so much love exists in this church for COMPLETE STRANGERS! How cool is that! LOVE THY NEIGHBOR!
I LOVE YOU ALL ALWAYS,