Monday, June 20, 2016

Today is the first day of a new transfer. Elder McCleve left for a new area this morning. I'm going to miss that guy. But the farewell of Elder McCleve means that I have a new companion! My companion´s name is Elder Periera. he´s from Brazil. He´s the first Brazilian companion I've had. Maybe if I´m lucky I´ll be able to learn a little bit of Portuguese. At least I´ll be able to perfect my Brazilian accent. Elder Pereira seems like a pretty great missionary, I´m super excited to work with him. 
This week we were not able to work that much because Elder McCleve´s knee was super swollen. The highlight of the week for me was seeing the baptism of three of the investigators of Elder Aniel and Elder Teban, the two other Elders that live with us. The investigators, Juana, Celeste, and Antonella progressed very quickly. I remember two weeks ago when I went with Elder Aniel to a visit with them and we invited them to be baptized. The whole district went to the baptism and sang a special musical number. The whole baptism was even more special because the grandma and the two girls were the first baptisms of the branch Anisacate since it´s beginning 9 months ago.

 With Elder McCleve we started singing in the visits that we did with our regular investigators. I really could tell how it invited the spirit. We´ll see now if Elder Pereira likes to sing, or if I can teach him;).  
And happy summer to all of you too. Winter is starting down here. But it´s a nice winter. At least it hasn't rained for a few weeks. 

Until next week. Un brazo de Argentina

Elder Lulich      

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Yesterday the whole mission got together to say goodbye to Presidente Alliuad and Hermana Alliaud. It was a super special conference. Among other things President gave us a motivational speech for what he and the Lord expect from us, we were able to hear the crazy story about how Presidente and his wife met one another, Presidente taught us how to prepare a good mate, and. I think that most touching part was when Presidente said a prayer for all of the missionaries. When he finished the prayer the story in the Book of Mormon when Jesus prays for the Nephites came to my mind. After their experience the Nephites testified, "no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us unto the Father." I can really echo those words now. With the prayer of Presidente I could really feel the great love that he has for all of us missionaries, how much he thinks about us and is concerned about our futures. 
In the work, Elder McCleve and I are teaching Kevin the son of a less-active member. He is super fun and really loves learning about the gospel. Last week we were not having the success we want with finding new investigators, we were coming along badly in the week with no new people to teach. Then Saturday evening after panicking a little and feeling bad, thinking that we were going to finish the week without a single new investigator, we kept contacting and the Lord blessed us to find several families that were interested in hearing the gospel. We finished the week well. 
Have a great week!
Elder Lulich  
 Elder Fantham (my son)

 Presidente teaching the doctrine of a good mate

 Presidente y la hermana

 Elder Mendoza (my second comp)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I don't have time to write but just want to let you all know that I am doing well. This week, after a lot of stress, we were finally able to move to a new apartment. I never had to deal with paying rent or bills or deal with a landlord or look for a new place to live so the whole process was pretty stressful and new for me. I kept on thinking," I'm a missionary I should just be worrying about people slamming the door in my face I shouldn't have to think about these things now." But it was a good experience because I´ll probably have to deal with those things after my mission. And it also helped me combat my uncomfortableness with talking to people over the phone. 
Have a great week and don't get mad at your landlords! or anyone else for that matter.

Hola Familia. Estoy espectacular! 
Right now we've been working with the son of a less active sister named Kevin. He´s super cool. He's ten years old and is always cracking jokes and laughing. Just as an example of how cool he is, in one of our first visits to his house he put his hands flat on the table and asked us, "How many fingers are there? Now you´re not going to say ten now" (Kevin has a little extra finger on each hand). Now when we go visit him he has us give him high 6's. He´s so fun and also has the desire to be baptized. His mom wants him to be completely prepared for baptism and get to know well all of the gospel before being baptized, so we still were not able to set a baptismal date. Not being able to know when Kevin baptism will be was quite a test in patience for me, but I know that he will be baptized. 
Espero que estén muy bien. Los amo a todos! Besos! 

Here´s a picture of the elders in my pension in Carlos Paz. We went there today to climb a hill to a cross. It was a lot of fun and a beautiful day to do it too. It had been cloudy all week but today we had clear skies.