Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Week 7 - Tucuman

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thank you for the pictures of the family! I am mind blown of the difference of the family! Are those new glasses dad? Sean is a heck of a lot taller. He looks like a long neck dinosaur. I am just kidding! Everybody is different. What has happened to Aunt Audene? Shes blonde now! I was laughing really hard at Uncle Steven and his Duke jacket and Duke hat! I liked it a lot! 

I cannot believe that Bryson Morrow is in the ward! I havent heard anything about him ever since he moved out of Lehi! That is so crazy. I saw the picture before the letter and I just thought those just must be the missionaries of the ward saying hi! Then you asked me if I remembered him! At that moment I realized who it was and was just flipping out. haha That is super cool. How much time does he have in the mission? Will he be in the mission still by the time that I get back? Give him my mission email and tell him to email me!

So my son is Bolivian. His name is Elder Mendoza. He is 19. I never took a picture with him from my camera so I will send you one next week. We had a great first week together. He was able to have his first baptism on Saturday. Oh Elder Mendoza is also a convert. He got baptized a year and a half ago. 

So, I have a question. I have heard that in December an eclipse is going to happen and that there will be darkness for three days. What do you know about this?

So I hope to see a couple more pictures of the family. I liked them a lot. I also hope that you all have a great week! I love you all!

Elder Alec Dawson

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Week 6 - Tucuman

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hola mamá y papá, 

Today is the first day of a new transfer. I am a father! I am going to Salta tomorrow afternoon to go get my kid. I am calm. I dont know what to think. I just want to work really hard so that he can have a good time, have a lot of success, and accomplish his goals. 

We had a good week. We ended with a baptism. Angel Luciano Giminez. He is 13 and next Sunday he is getting the priesthood along with his Grandpa that was baptized about a month ago. 

The District is doing good. We all have people that are willing to get baptized that we are teaching. Our district leads the zone in baptisms. The sisters are really working hard. I am hoping the best for all of us so that we can have a lot of success. 

So, its raining. I think that it will all go away today. 

I am writing early so I dont have a message from you guys. I just hope that you all have great week. 

Mom, I wish you a happy birthday! I love you tons! <3

Hasta la semana que viene!

Elder Dawson

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Week 5 - Tucuman

Monday, October 13, 2014
I dont have that much time today but I will do my best to answer all your questions!

I have heard about the movie [Meet the Mormons] but I dont know if we will watch it. Maybe in a zone conference but that wont happen until December or so. I dont know about anything of iPad. I think that we would never get that stuff here. If we do there will be very big restrictions. 

As a district we have had some good success. Last month we has 6 baptisms. And this month we have a couple and we are planning some for this week and next week. I love it here in Tucuman. I am excited for this next week. This is the last week of the transfer. So on Sunday we will find out if I train or get another companion. 

So I have to go! I hope that you all have a great week! I love you all! 

Elder Dawson

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Week 4 - Tucuman

Monday, October 6, 2014

General Conference was great! Did you know that the leaders were going to be able to talk in their native language? I did! I was so excited!

I like everything about G.C. I loved the talks that you had all mentioned. I also really liked the Priesthood session. It has made me want to do more to be able help all people with the Priesthood. We have great responsibilities to serve and to help and I want to be able to do just that and to edify others. 

I am going to download and study a lot the conference. I know the things that were talked about were to help every one of us in our daily lives and also to be able to share the gospel more.

More than 88,000 missionaries!!! Can you believe it?!?! That is such an amazing miracle and blessing. I am so happy to be here in the mission and to know that I am here on the Lords work helping His children. Its hard but its the best and most important thing that I have ever done in my life. 

I hope that you all have a great week! I love and miss you all.


Elder Dawson

Friday, October 3, 2014

Week 3 - Tucuman

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I had a good week. Once again I had a delay in being able to write. I had a good zone conference. I like my area a lot. Its a good place. There are lots of people and there are some good members. We are focusing mucho en finding new invesigators. We have been able to talk to some pretty good people.

Miguel y Jacinto están de diez. Mi compañero se llama Nicolas Martinez. Él es de San Andres Tucuman. He is from another ward but knows a lot about Tucuman and all the areas. 

So there was a problem with the marraige. But Tania left the house of Cristian and now lives with her parents that are members and also live close. She was still able to get baptized. We are now working more with Cristian to be able to get baptized. 

So I am glad that everyone is moving forward with the boyscout ranks. I didnt even get that far. haha But I hope that all of you can do it and accomplish the eagle scout award. 

Today we just ended divisions with the ZL´s. It was fun and we had some good success. I am so happy to be here in the mission and for the work I have as a missionary. I am super excited for the General Conference. It is going to be something special. 

2nd to last GC [General Conference], last Christmas, Thanksgiving, last New Years, last call, its coming to an end........ :( haha I love you all and miss you! 

Espero que Andrew salga a la misión muy pronto. Aun que quiero verlo, quiero que esté en la misión más. 

Que estén bien,

Elder Alec Dawson