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Thursday, January 28, 2016

January 25, 2016

This week has been a week of learning and of feeling the Spirit and following His impressions. We had a world wide training Wednesday and a conference with Elder Kronoselskey. It was amazing we felt the Spirit a lot and we were able to learn and to laugh also because he and his wife are very funny and spiritual. :) 

I want to let you know that I am very happy as a missionary and that I am loving talking to people and serving the people here. We have be finding a lot of people to serve and a lot of opportunities to share the gospel with the people!! :)

This week we have been having a great time and have been having a lot of great experiences. And this week Mario is going to get baptized. We are so excited for him he is great and has overcome a lot of difficulties!! :)

In other great news today I got to eat some great food from Ecuador (my companion is a great cook :) and I’m getting a lot better in futbal and feeling my Spanish blood coming out!! :) We are organizing the apartment and trying to keep it spick and clean.

Some good but funny news is that we had a great family home evening with some members who are bodybuilders and a they are girls!!! When we arrived we wished we had brought long sleeves because they are more buff than we are. They have won competitions in Europe and in South America, but we did have a very great lesson!! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful week!! :)


January 4, 2016

This week went well I was able to work with my "son" in the mission Elder Alava, We were able to accomplish a lot, although we had one investigator who said that she was afraid of what her family would say and so she said that this would be the last meeting with her. We testified of the truth of the gospel and we invited her to pray about the Book of Mormon so that she could see for herself that all that we are sharing with her is true!! She is really great and we hope that she really does pray!! :)

About the backpack sister Chaparro said that backpacks in the mission are usually not preferable they always tell the missionaries to have a bag like I have instead of a backpack. But she talked about how there are some bags that have a strap for the waist so I´m not sure how that works but if you found one that would be great!! I’m not sure there are a lot of people who have backpacks but she said that the standard is to have a bag!

I really actually feel comfortable with the bag I have for now I adjusted it so that it is a lot better!! I will let you know if it starts to bug me another time!!  How does that sound? 

And I am so happy that you guys are going to start the challenge. I know that it will bless your lives!! :) This week I was able to read a lot about Abinadi and King Noah, and I like this story a lot  because it show the courage that Abinadi had to stand up to the king and even be a martyr for what he believed in. It’s a little like our lives we can be like Abinadi and always stand up for what we believe in! 

I loved hearing the story about how dad could share the gospel I think that its so great and It made me really happy!! :)

This week we were walking through a park and some people yelled “Hey Elders”, and we went to talk to them. It turned out to be an awesome family that was just enjoying some time together they were not members and had a lot of questions about who we were and why we are here. We happily replied and explained about what we believe and why we are here. This week we will have the opportunity to visit them.

We also had a great experience when I felt the spirit strongly and knocked on a door and found a great family.

Love you guys so much keep on being awesome!! :)

Have a Great week

Hasta la Proxima!! :)

December 28, 2015

Thanks for everything. I really enjoyed talking to you guys and seeing your faces!! I know that you are all doing so well with your lives and It makes me happy to hear that my brothers, and my cousins are preparing to serve missions.

Something that I have been learning in the mission is the importance of consecrating all of our time, energy and might, mind and strength. In Alma 4 it talks about how we gave up his judicial seat or you could say, his work and his hobbies, his comfort, and he went to share the gospel!!! When we are consecrated we don´t think about what others would think about us, we care about what God thinks of us!!!

Now, we don’t even have to be in the mission to consecrate our selves. This week I learned while reading the Book of Mormon that God wants to gather his people and he will do it through his servants!! 

Love you

December 21, 2015

Thanks so much dad I am Loving working with my  new companion and we are trying our best to work our hardest and to improve everything. I think I love being with a new companion, because he helps my remember, a lot of times, the basics of missionary work!!! :) 

I have a question what Utah is three or four hours of Argentina I believe we will be calling a las 5:45

December 14, 2015

Well my friend Lucas has ended his mini mission and a new baby missionary is on the plane coming to Argentina, I´m going to train a new missionary! I know that this is a great responsibility and opportunity to change the way I work, I have always wanted to do my best in the mission and lose myself in the work I think I still have a lot to learn but I will try to ask my leaders and try to do my best!! 

I want to give my all to this great work!! 

I love you guys so much and I hope you have a wonderful week!! :)

Love Elder Sandberg

November 30, 2015

Well this week has been awesome we have had a lot of success with my "mini" companion Hermano Copa. He is awesome and is teaching me a lot of amazing things. The thought of this week I would like you to think about is the statement that God works with our desires!! I know that this is the truth and that we and accomplish many amazing thing when we have desires to do good!! like it says in D&C 4:3!!

I Hope you all have a wonderful week!! and I will be giving you more updates on the work  The next week!! 

I love you guys so much and want you to know that this work is the Best!! :) 

Elder Sandberg

November 16, 2015

I don’t know if you sent me a weekly letter but things have been really crazy from here in Salta with a lot of changes!! First of all we had Elder Scott visit us here in Salta and It was amazing he talked about many things that inspired us and bore testimony of the Savior. It was amazing!!:)

Second Élder Jenson was sent to another area that needed him, and now I am with a MINI Missionary. He is 21 and is preparing to serve a mission. His story inspires me he comes from a very humble situation. He is the only member of his family and only has been a member for less then a year. Also he lives with his brothers because his mom recently died and he does not have a dad!! He is a grand person and I thank God because I can serve with him and love him!! I Hope I can inspire him, although he has plenty of inspiration and energy!! :)

Third, we are teaching a woman named Alicia, and she is progressing. We hope she will find her way to the waters of baptism soon.. :)

With all of the love and contentment.

Elder Sandberg

November 9, 2015

This week has been great I am here for more then 3 months with Elder Jensen who is awesome We are Great Friends!! :) I was reminded also of you mommy the other week when it was Dia De la Madre aqui!! We received roses from some of the people in the ward and the rose I got was one that said Feliz dia de la madre Mamita which translated means Happy Mothers Day Little Mama!! I thought it was very funny!!  It reminded me of you!! This week has been great we have been trying to find ways to work more effectively I am now district leader!! and I am excited for the new opportunity to serve!!

In other funny news this week we saw a guy who was about 40 who was a little bit chubby and balding with a shirt that said ´´you can´t stop this game´´ it was funny! we are exited and trying to work our hardest and best and enjoy the ride!! :) I love you guys so much and I hope to write you more when I write next week!! :) Have an awesome week!! Chou!! :)

November 2, 2015

This week has been a great week and we are having a lot of success finding new people to teach and now we just need to help them progress with committing them!! I feel happy and Ready to work and Really inspired. We just had traslados (Transfers) and Elder Jensen and I are once again together and excited!! :D I got to say good bye to Elder Fernandez today who recently finished his mission we laughed and talked about the days when we were together and in the end we finished very well!!

We are in great spirits. In some sort of sad news we said goodbye to Elder Philpot as he returned to the province of Tucuman! Where he will do awesome and also I’m not sure but I think I might be District Leader but I will let you know later!! Either way I am excited to learn and love and serve the people in the best way I know!!

Love you guys a ton!! :)

Elder Sandberg

October 26, 2015

Well this week was just awesome. My companion and I work a full!!!! to find new people and to follow the spirit!!! 

One thing that I am really learning is the importance of having the Spirit and following the impressions of It. There is no other way to live this life If we don´t listen to the Spirit we cannot have success. For that reason I want to challenge all of you guys to follow me in a a short exercise this week. I will be recording all of the impressions I receive in my journal at the end of the day. The goal that we can be more attentive to the whisperings of the Spirit, and that we can follow these impressions with exactness!!:) I´m Stoked!!! :) 

In other news my compañero and I are having an awesome time teaching the Family Fernandez! Haha everyday my companion and I are laughing there are a lot of great things happening.  There are a lot of Dogs that follow us around. I never had a dog as a kid But if feel like I have like 100 dogs here in the mission. Brennen If you get called to South America you will meet so many Dogs!! :) 

Its still a blast to live with four companions, I feel like we are in the movie The Best Two Years at times!! :D If you arrive a little bit tardy you receive ¨"Malo Slaps" So watch out!! :) all is good laughing and joking around and working hard!! Well have an awesome week. We sure will down here in the lowest set country in the Americas!!

Hasta la Proxima!! :)

Elder Sandberg

Message from October 19, 2015

Hey how’s everything going? The earthquake was awesome I have never been in a earthquake but it was pretty cool to see everything shake!! :) It’s awesome here in La Loma my companion and I are learning all sorts of great things about the work, we are improving to be a lot more effective and although we have not had a baptism in a while we are not getting down but we are trying to be the most obedient and hardworking missionaries that we can!!

One of the families that we are teaching is just super fun. They are great and at first the papa said that he wasn’t going to let his family get baptized but now it looks like he’s chilling out a lot!! We are also excited because we found a new FAMILY!!!! WOOOOOO! They seem really great as well, and we are excited to teach them!!!

The work is great and the gospel is true

Hope ya´ll have an awesome week

Love you Kaden and Brennen. keep on working hard reading the scriptures and being awesome!!

Elder Sandberg :)