Monday, December 30, 2013


Well no one but Alisha wrote me..HAHA- fail.   I know we just sykped, but still. Come on family!  ;)
 Well this week was pretty nuts. We had the 24th, and you guys already heard about that. The fireworks were nuts and they woke me up. It sounded like a war zone outside. I wanted to watch, but I couldn't find my glasses in the darkness. Bleh.
My companion is with some serious medical problems right now. So the work really hasn't been consistent or productive. His back and his neck and his shoulders are always killing him. We went to a traumatologist and he gave him some shots that he needed to take. He got those done this week, one in the morning and one at night. Fun stuff. He didn't let me inject him. I went on exchanges with the other elders in the house though, so I wouldn't go crazy all cooped up in the house. I stayed home one day, and yeah. Lets just say I resorted to cleaning. AKA I was bored and there was nothing to do. We tried to cover the 2 areas on exchanges and it didn't really work out good. There was too much to cover.
The baptism didn't happen, like I told you guys on skype. Diego still doesn't have a testimony of the Book of Mormon or Jose smith, so he doesn't want to do it (until he knows).  I had a cool lesson with him on exchanges and he said he was willing to stop praying to Maria and that he would give up his Catholic religion if he got an answer saying it was true. It was awesome, he's never said that stuff before. We even prayed with him on our knees and I felt the spirit really strong, but he said that he felt nothing. hmm... I'm not really sure what to do with him anymore. It seems like every time we go over there, we just talk about the same thing. How to get an answer. But ugh.. I'm not sure, we're stuck.
Can someone look up info on BYU and when it starts in the fall. also if I can be a transfer student?? that would be great.    Well, gotta go! I love you guys!! :) Chau!

Elder Wheelwright

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day 2013
   SKYPE  time!!

It was so great talking with Elder Wheelwright!  He is doing great and looks great too!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Feliz Navidad!!

Well -  Merry Christmas Family!! YAY!! I'm dying from the heat here haha. Covered in sweat always and sunburnt...Feliz Navidad! We did a service project on the coast with a semi-investigator and I got super burnt. The goal was to get more tan, but it kind of failed.  I've been walking like a robot recently because it hurts to move.. haha. Aloe Vera gel isn't something super common here, and if it exists, its imported so its expensive! Like $20 for a bottle...heck no! But there are plenty of aloe plants here, so I've been using the legit stuff. It's pretty awesome. I'm decided that I'm going to grow aloe vera in a later stage of my life haha. You should do it too mom, its good for lots of things. AND you can eat it too! 
Hey! good job Nathan! Looks like he inherited my skills, or no? haha. I think I'll use my same skype account, if I can remember it! I'll test it out on the computer here in a second.   6pm is when I'm calling, be ready! No package yet, I think things will be slower around the holidays anyways. I finally got my Christmas cards out just a week ago, so be on the look out for those in January...or February haha. 
Sounds like the Christmas party was pretty cool! Santa on a firetruck..heck yes. I was wondering when Tyler was going to be leaving, but you answered my question haha. Maybe he´ll come here to Bahia Blaca. That would be crazy, no? Let me know where he's going! 
So Christmas day here isn't that big at all. Nothing happens at all.  The 24th is the most celebrated day here.  There are a ton of fireworks on the 24th too, not sure about the 25th...can't remember.   Oh my gosh... our ¨christmas program¨was awful haha.  It was soooooo hot in the chapel, everyone was dying..the fans didn't really work. (we don't have AC..just fans)   And the talk was soooo long and the speaker giving it has a monotone voice.   I was happy when it was over haha. 
Soo... exciting news!! Our investigator Diego had an interview with the bishop yesterday and Diego came out of there saying he's getting baptized this weekend!! (which has always been his scheduled date)!! Whoooooo!! I'm super happy, this guy is way awesome and I just have to say FINALLY. haha we've been working with him for this whole transfer now! We've been finding lots of new investigators lately, but the thing is, is that they wont go to church! Why don't they understand? Gah. That's what were currently trying to figure out. Yesterday we had a giant discussion and bible bash with a hardcore was awful. Super prideful and he wouldn't listen to us at all. It was like an hour and a half in total. During the conversation, I rubbed my eye and my contact fell out haha. It was kind of awkward. 
Hey!  so my best buddy ever wants to start writing you guys!   He was my old comp here, aka "my twin" and now he's in Spain!!   I think he'll write first though, so just wait.  Give the email to Dad too so he can reply.   Well that's about everything.  
If you have any questions... ask me Wednesday!  Hopefully the video quality is good haha..... Well love you guys, see you soon!!    
Elder Wheelwright

                                                Veggies on the sunburn???

Monday, December 16, 2013


Oh! So the chalk writing -  haha funny story!  We kind of got the idea from the people in New York, but not really.  We used the inspiration from them, but it was really our idea haha. When we went to do it that day, we forgot to buy chalk.. So we found some rocks on the side of the road and yeah. We scratched it into the pavement. That didn't last too long haha. It was kind of a fail.
Yeah the police thing was pretty nuts. We had to stay in all day on p-day, but we had to go out and work. Things were kind of nuts. When we first left the house and we hit the main road, this guy rode by on his bike yelling to this other person saying that someone just got killed. and then an ambulance zoomed by. Hmm.. that was scary. The buses also refused to run because a lot of them already got robbed. So we walked to our area, which is far. There was like this look of panic in the faces of the people here. It was very movie like. The other companionship in my ward almost got robbed too, but they got away. We took refuge in a house of a member. we tried calling a taxi to go back to the house, but the wait was an hour because everyone in the world wanted to use a taxi. So we decided to run home. To get to the house, we basically have to run through the ghetto haha. We didn't want to do that, but we started out anyways. Miracle! We found an open taxi after like 2 blocks of running..yaya! It only lasted one day, but everyone is saying now that its going to happen again. The government here is kind of corrupt.. but oh well.
You should try to do the skype thing, even if it costs a little bit of money. The google thing could work, but I'm not familiar with it at all. So I think it would be best to use skype. I think 6pm my time will be the time. But I'll double confirm it for next p-day and I can tell you for sure. but yeah I'm like 99% sure it will be at 6.
Our Christmas party was a little lame haha. Everyone had to bring a salad and something sweet. So we just ate a ton of salad and the Bishopic bought chicken, yumm.. Were trying to pick a family for Christmas this year. but we don't know of anyone super cool haha. Were planning on having the baptism for Diego on the 28th, but he still doesn't have his answer..ugh. So I'm not sure if its going to happen in the end. Well see. Pray for him!   We have a huge problem in the ward right now, no one knows how to fellowship people at all. Its awful. No one wants to talk to Diego or even say hi to him. I don't know what to do anymore. I can give it my 110% , but if the ward doesn't do their job, my work is in vain.
Oh, this Sunday we found this guy early in the morning before church. He is a historian and he has his genealogy back to Moses. Cool stuff.   We're going to start teaching him soon!

Well gotta run! Love you guys a ton! see you in a weeek!!

Elder Wheelwright

Monday, December 9, 2013


So this week has been better than the majority of the weeks haha. We've actually found a good number of new people to teach. I told my companion that to be honest I'm getting a little burnt out of the area. I mean its almost been 4 months already.. I was like enough. haha  We walk down the same streets and knock the same houses. I'm ready to go to a new area. So we've been looking for places that we've never been before. And in these places, we've been finding new people to teach. We found this lady with 27 dogs, 17 horses, 3 cats, 7 puppies, and a baby hawk.  She also lives alone too. She told us that the animals are her family. It was pretty great. So that's whats going on with our area right now. Looking for new places to look, and we're finding success with it too.
Our investigator Diego is having some problems right now. He's doing great with everything, reading, praying, he's even stopped smoking (we're on day 10 now! Whoooo!!). But his problem is that he can't find his answer. He's been praying and praying but he can't get an answer. We even knelt down with him in a lesson and he asked God. But still, nothing happened. Its kind of hard for me to see this. Diego appears to be willing and he said he really wants to know if its true. The other day though, we found out the reason why he's not getting it. He came out of nowhere with a bunch of doubts about Joseph Smith and about how it doesn't say his name in the bible. He was catholic before, and his catholic ways are coming out again.. He's letting his doubting get in the way of him knowing the truth. We're not sure what we can do with him.   Ideas?    It's like on the show who wants to be a millionaire. I'm phoning a friend haha.
Downtown is closed for the missionaries now, too much temptation from the beach, that's why its closed. Lame.
We're going to skype again. I'm thinking like at 6 or 7 my time. Whatever works best for you guys. If we can do a multi-chat again, that would be legit.   Find out a way mom?? hahaha. Well yeah, we'll make it happen somehow haha.
This Friday we already have our conference for Christmas! Its already here haha dang. Okay, well.. I think that's it! Oh! thanks for the package thing. I'll be waiting for it anxiously haha.    Sorry for the lack of photos too, the thing is that the computers we use are kind of ghetto and full of viruses, so I don't like to stick my card in anymore..sorry!! Today we're on a lock down in our house..haha. The police in Mar Del Plata are on strike and aren't working. So there are no police in the comforting haha. So our mission president said we have to stay inside..lame! okay well gotta run! Chau!! Love you guys!!

Elder Wheelwright

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hola family!

Hola family! 
I'm going to have to make this one short, I don't have much time.   Well everything basically stayed the same.  I'm still in Mar Del Plata with my companion. I'm not going to lie, I was super sad.  Hmm.. I went downstairs by myself and I was just like why? Why is this happening?? And then a voice came into my mind and it said "dont you think I know whats best for you". Dang. I was like, you know what.. you're right. It was a cool little experience. Although it doesn't take away how I feel. I just know that I'm here for a reason. There is something I need to learn. I just better figure out what that is! 
Okay, so not much has happened this week. We've been having almost daily contact with our investigator Diego. He's doing super great , but only needs to stop smoking. We've been bringing members over and stuff too.    Our ward here in Caisamar is pretty lame, not going to lie. All of the members are afraid to get close and to fellowship the new people at church. We ask people to do stuff, like sit next to people in church and they give us excuses on why they can't. This is our goal right now. To try to train the members in the ward how to treat investigators.  Because I can bet that the investigators don't feel comfortable at all. 
So..thanksgiving was this week. I totally forgot haha. I remembered it on Friday for black friday haha. How was that? Anyone got up early?   I told this one family about black friday here and they just laughed and said we were crazy for what we do.  I told them about the prices and then they asked me if they could come next time haha...
Okay, well I ran out of time! I love you guys!! Chau!!

Elder Wheelwright