Elder Orr

Elder Orr

Monday, July 16, 2018



7-16-2018

Dear family and friends,
          Hi everyone this week was a little bit more of a slower week not really too much news for right now. We received transfer news and we are both staying together for 6 more weeks so not really too much has changed. The transfer will end in late August around there so there is still plenty of time to work in this area. We are going to try and teach Santiago´s dad because he is now super interested in the gospel and has told us that he wants to come to church this next sunday again so we will see where it goes with him! There was a super funny story that happened though we contacted this one guy in the street one day and he wasn´t really interested and so we were going to go but then he asked us if we believed in the universe, then if we believed in NASA, then if we believed in reincarnation. We were like ummmm. We believe in the ressurection. He then started talking about space and aliens and how all that stuff was super crazy. We then left and we ran into him again walking somewhere else and he stopped us and said. "YOU SEE?!" " You know how we met up again!" "THE ALIENS!!" then he said goodbye and left and we literally just died laughing while we were walking! It was super funny and probably the weirdest and funniest thing that happened this week. We also ran into new missionaries that we practicing from the MTC in the street and we talked to them for a minute. One of them asked us where the doorbell was for a house and was pointing to this breaker box. We were like "Ummm. That is the power box." It was pretty funny it reminded me of my days in the MTC when I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Hahaha! Anyways that is pretty much about it. I know that the book of Mormon is true and that reading it and applying the teachings within it will help us receive more of God´s direction for us. I know that to be true and I invite all to read it and ponder it´s message. Anyways love you all and hope you all have a great week ahead!
Love Elder Orr
7-10-2018













7-10-2018

Dear family and friends,
          This week was such a blast! We had our baptism on Saturday and President Resek came to it! It was so much fun! Our ward is such an awesome ward they are super on top of things and they run well like a well oiled machine! The kids name was Santiago he is a super capo and he was so excited for his baptism! His whole family came as well and they really enjoyed the baptism! Argentina also celebrated their independence day which is the 9th of July. The ward had an activity and we got some references at the activity and got to eat there for lunch so it was super awesome! I´ve felt the Spirit so much lately! Sunday after the confirmation of Santiago there was a super good talk by one of the members about how we are all on the journey of making it back home to our Heavenly Father and it was such a cool talk! Santiago´s dad came as well and he became super interested so we are going to try and start teaching him. All in all it was just a super awesome week! I´ve been reading the Book of Mormon a lot outside of my personal study time and it has really been a blessing to learn more and do a little bit more reading in the Book of Mormon to strengthen my testimony. I know without a doubt that it is the word of God just as the Bible is. There are so many things written in that book that apply to our lives in ways that we don´t even realize unless we take our reading of it seriously. I know that book has the cure for whatever problem we have in our life and that the purpose of it is to help us come unto Christ and be perfected in Him. What a blessing it is to have such a wonderful book that helps us grow closer to God. I know if we take time to read it a little every day and apply it in our life in some aspect we will be richly blessed by the Lord. Anyways transfers are coming up this Tuesday so we will see what happens. I will most likely stay here in Caseros which I am not going to complain about. Anyways that is everything that has been going on! Love talking to you all every single week and I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead! Can´t wait to talk more and share more throughout these next weeks!
Love Elder Orr

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

6-4-2018









6-26-2018


Dear family and friends,
          This week has been a super busy and crazy week! Tuesday we set a goal of talking to 100 people in the day on the street and trying to invite them to be baptized and to share a message with them. We went out and talked to 143 people! It was the craziest day! There was so many people on the street too! That day was by far the hardest day I had ever worked and it was honestly a ton of fun! Thursday we went and played ping pong in the church with some Elders from another area and it was a ton of fun we also ate at Mcdonald´s. Fridays we also go and play soccer with investigators and it is pretty fun at first until a whole bunch of people show up than it is not too fun but igual it´s great to be able to have something to do to try and find new investigators other than contacting and walking in the street. The world cup has been going on lately and it is really sad because Argentina is not doing too well and they were expected to play really well so there are some people that are really down about it and it makes it a little harder to contact but they absolutely love their soccer down here. Whenever Argentina plays the whole country shuts down to watch them it is crazy! We had lunch with the stake president who is in our ward and him and his family our super awesome. Really all of the members here treat us super well and they feed us super well too! My metabolism is so high though I can´t gain a single pound! Anyways patience, endurance and faith I guess is what it will take. We were going to write yesterday but president wanted us to stay inside because there was a stop in Argentina so he had all the missionaries stay inside. It was like a workers union protest or something like that so we just stayed inside but nothing crazy happened in Caseros at least. This week we have interviews with President and I´m super excited to have them. Oh one day we contacted Jehova´s witnesses without realizing it and he gave us a magazine that talked about how they maintained their meeting rooms, it was kind of weird. Other than that I can´t remember too much other than the fact that it just went by like a blur! I´m definetly excited for another week to work! We should have some baptisms coming up here pretty soon. We had this young kid named Santiago that came to church and he is planning on getting baptized on the 7th of July the 7th of July should be a good day for us so we will see how it goes! Anyways that is about all I have for now! I hope everyone is doing really well and that life is going good for them. It is a priviledge to be able to preach the gospel to the people of Argentina and share the truths that have blessed me and my family. Anyways love you all so much and I hope you all have a great week ahead!
Love Elder Orr