Elder Schupple

Elder Schupple

Monday, October 26, 2009

Challenging week

Ha wow! There is so much is going on at home. That's great stuff. This new week in Ezeiza has been a pretty difficult week for starters and it made me way sad cuz it was going so well before. And now that poor new elder Holladay is here it looks like he might not get any baptisms while he's with me. I cant stand the thought of that so ya this past week I think I have worked harder than I ever have in my mission. It's mostly because things started to go bad at the beginning of this week. We went over to our fechas house and she just told us she was not interested in listening to us anymore, after everything was going so well. So we talked a little and she was pretty set on not listening to us so I accepted it and set up a dinner where we would thank her for her time and make tacos for her and her family (Where she is going to change her mind about listening to us and after that we will find the husband which we haven't been able to do so far) So ya that's the plan of action as of now so we´ll see how that goes. Then the next day I got some very good news that I was going to do exchanges with ELDER JONES! (MTC companion and zone leader) Yay! We finally were going to get to teach together again! So we had a great day planned. However when we went to all of our citas everything fell through so we ended up just doing a whole lot of walking and contacting... but it was still way fun. During this time we found out that one of our other fechas picked up and left and we don't know where they are. So that was another bummer. We are pushing on tho so no worries because we have focused on the area and the work and are working really hard so the lord will bless our efforts. As of now or yesterday we found another family who we are teaching and they have quite a bit of potential so I am way excited for them. Elder Holladay is doing way good learning the language very fast and doing very well with his contacts. We did divisions the other day so that was a really good experience for him to go with a member to some citas. Other than that everything is going great. I am very excited to be with Elder Holladay because he has a great testimony and he is very smart so he is helping me and the work a lot.
I love you all hope everything is going great your in my prayers
elder schupple

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pres & Sis. Asay with Elder Holladay and Elder Schupple

Here's the new missionary welcome picture of Elder Hollaway with President Asay and his wife and his trainer Elder Schupple. Elder Hollaway just flew in to Argentina from the MTC and is from Pennsylvania. WELCOME ELDER!

New companion: Elder Holladay from Pennsylvania

Ha! You don't have to get me anything for Christmas. I'm all good over here plus I bought this ring here that says 'faith'. It was cheap so i got it made a while back. I'll have to send you a pic of it (the guy measured my middle ring to be 9 1/2 but I'm not sure if that is the same for the states or what so ya.... plus I cant print anything off because the place we are at does not have a dang printer, sorry mom) Speaking of pics I'm really sorry to tell you that the computer I am at right now does not have a usb drive so ill have to send you pics next week. However I can tell you about my companion-- his name is Elder Holladay from Prom Pennsylvania. He is 20 years old, birthday is in April and he went to BYU for 2 years studying computer programing. He is way smart and understands a lot more than I understood when i first got here. So I'm sure by the end of this transfer he will be teaching me instead of me teaching him. He gets frustrated with himself because he can't understand everything but I try to assure him that in time he will.... probably in 2 transfers or something like that, and plus hes only been in Argentina for like 6 days so i think his biggest trial will be having patience with himself, but I'm sure he is going to do great. With the faith he has I'm sure we will baptize all of Ezieza before I leave. Oh and guess what? We have the same middle name. How crazy is that and it was his mom's maiden name or something like that. So ya that would be crazy if somehow we were related or something.
As for this last week we have been rockin it. We didn't have any investigators at first because I gave all of them to Elder Calderon and his new companion so that they could have stuff to do. As for us our mission this past week, it was to find new investigators and let me tell you we accomplished our goal. We found 13 new investigators and took out a baptismal date with this one lady. We are way excited for this next week and am sure we are gunna rock it. I hope everything is going great with everyone. I'm praying for you everyday.
elder schupple
PS i learned that I'm only supposed to use gmail, so my new account is austinschupple@gmail.com spread the word :)
love you all and I'll talk to you in a week

Friday, October 16, 2009

AWESOME transfers! Trainer & District leader

I'm really glad things are going well at home. I pray for our family every day... ha pretty much every prayer I add in a little blessing for the family and reading this letter I can see that heavenly father has answered my prayers. I am so grateful for the family we have and for all the experiences we have had good and bad. Heavenly Father really knew what he was doing when he formed this family. I'm just grateful I was lucky enough to be put into it... definitely one of my greatest blessings.
Anyway transfers: Elder Calderon will be taking the south side of Ezeiza with Elder Adair and the north side will be me with an elder I don't know yet. Ill meet him tomorrow when he gets to the country so that was pretty cool. I'm way excited to train. Im also going to be a district leader and to add icing to the cake, Elder Jones (my mtc comp) will be my zone leader! Yay! I'm seriously so excited for this transfer. The only thing is that all our baptismal fechas are Elder Calderons, so we got to get to work on the north side but I'm not worried. This area is absolutely awesome and we are gunna baptize tons so no worries. As for some sad news Elder Rice left me and went to the coast. I'll miss him... he was a fun elder but I'm sure I'll make new friends. Right now I'm with elder Steinkuler (lived with me in the mtc old time friend) who is also going to be training so we will get to do some teaching together tonight which will be cool.... I'm excited! Ha everything is just working out so nicely and I'm loving it. Summer is coming up on us so I'm kinda excited for that kinda not cuz I sweat a lot but I'll prob lose some weight which is good. So ya this last week was fun. I don't have my agenda so i don't remember the things I was going to write but it really doesn't matter because I don't have much time anyway. 'Hope everything continues to go well.
Love you all so much
Elder Schupple

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Awesome Gen Conf!/ Ezeiza being split...I'm STAYING! /

Ahhh! I have soo much i want to write and so little time. Ok first of all conference was seriously amazing. I absolutely loved President Eyrings talk the first session (im not sure if you guys went but it would be a really great thing to read for FHE... also Bednars. I just heard both of these talks and thought about the fam. I dont know why but this conference made me think so much of the family. So ya maybe ya'll could read or listen to those talks and see how we are doing with the topics. Another thing that I wrote down was a question of how we are doing with our callings and if we are going to the temple enough. So many times its easy to just kinda ignore both of those things but I can testify that both of those things will bring soo many blessings to our lives.
I'll have to just leave it there for conference. This past week we were walking down the streets and we saw this inactive member walking with her kids so we stopped them and said hi and made an appointment to go by, but before we left the little girl pulled me aside and said, "Elder Schupple I dont know if this is bad or not but the other day my mom was really stressed and she smoked a cigarette." I love little kids. This girl is 9. I love how she was caring for her mom by tattling on her. Sometimes we need a tattling so we can recieve a little kick to repent. We did exchanges this past week and I went to another area with Elder Rice. When I got back Elder Calderon informed me that when they were at Marias house she told him that her younger brother might have diabetes and then she went to the doctor cuz she wasnt feeling very good either and it turns out she has something on her heart. Satan is doing his job by testing their faith right after their baptisms. We are going to go by and teach a little about priesthood and blessings this coming week then fast for a day then give the blessing. I dont know what it is but the past couple weeks I have been thinking a lot about priesthood and for some reason my faith has been strengthened a lot. So I'm kind of excited for this upcoming blessing.
In other news we are teaching the old couple we found the other week and they are progressing very nicely. Pablo came to conference and really liked it. So ya we are way excited for them.
OHHH!!!! I forgot to tell you, im staying in Ezeiza! President told me in interviews that hes going to split Ezeiza and send 2 more elders. So Elder Calderon and I are both staying; I'll get the north half and he will get the south half (the part with almost all our investigators, but thats ok...Ezeiza is so great we will find a bunch more in no time). We will be living in the same apartment which isnt exactly big but we have four beds so we are all going to be here. This is what president's main concern with spliting the area: 4 elders in an apartment can be hard with obedience and feeling the spirit, but I'm positive we will do great. I'm just worried about keeping it clean.
So ya hope you like the pics....there is lots of soccer from elder rices camera and then today from mine. I'll try to get more pics in white shirt and tie but I just always forget to take pics. I'll get better with that.
Love you guys so much
Elder Schupple