Todo bien-to!

Dear Family and Friends!

I hope that you all had a splendid week! This week was pretty good here in Comodoro!  Windy, but that’s normal.  And either it’s not as hot or I’m used to the heat.  Honestly, I think that it’s not as hot:)
The biggest miracle of this week was probably the less actives that came to church this week. We’ve been working a lot with less actives (since the baptism we haven’t had very much work with investigators) and yesterday out of the blue we brought 9 less actives (they were families so that includes their kids) to church yesterday!  That was way cool!  And it just so happened that President Rogers was visiting our ward yesterday as well, which made us look good:)
So this week I received the worst rejection of my life I think (and it wasn’t even due to Valentines Day:)).  So we were contacting one morning without a whole lot of success and we got to this door with two little, grumpy looking dogs in front of it barking at us.  So we went and knocked on the door (we didn’t have to clap like we normally do because there wasn’t a fence in front of the house. So we go up to the door and knock and one of the dogs comes over.  I thought it was going to be friendly, but all of the sudden I here something weird, and I look down and the dog had lifted up it’s leg and was peeing on my foot!  What?  So I kicked it (generally I’m not mean to the dogs, but this one was peeing on my foot) and then we went to the chapel to clean up my shoe.
So I don’t know how many of you have though as dessert as a punishment, but yesterday, that’s what I was thinking.  There are a lot of people that love the missionaries a lot down here, and it’s wonderful because they like to give us food, but sometimes they just give too much:) Yesterday, I was given a huge plate of salad and two huge plates of raviolis for lunch.  It was so good, but I wanted to explode!  Finishing the raviolis.  Then they pulled out the peaches for dessert and oh my goodness, I wanted to die!  And then, as I was finishing the peaches, they were like, “So we’re going to be in the temple for your birthday (on Friday) so we made you the cake for right now.”  I wanted to cry, I was super happy for the cake, but I was sure I was going to die right there on that chair.  But then they smiled and said that they knew that we all were dying from being so full, so they just gave us the cake:) That was definitely a blessing!  I love the members, and love the lunches, and am going to miss them, but yesterday I was sure my life was over from overeating:)
I hope that you all have a fantastic week, and find someone to share the gospel with (or atleast give the missionaries something to eat, just not too much;))!
¡Les quiero!
Elder Trenton Behunin
2016-2-14 My Birthday Cake
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Let it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain!

Dear Family and Friends,

The main highlight of this week has been the rain.  Lots and lots and lots of rain.  It’s been SO NICE!  It’s not hot, and almost always cloudy!  The only downer has been the mud, but even then it’s not that bad!  Actually, it’s really deep in some places but I was in Austral, so in comparison it’s not even muddy:)
Besides that it was a fairly uneventful week.  A lot more relaxing than last week with the baptism. We visited Carlos several times this week and it’s amazing to see the difference that the Holy Ghost plays in someones life!  I’m not even kidding!  He was progressing slowly beforehand, but the improvement is much faster now!
Oh yeah, and yesterday we were talking with an evangelical and he was a really good guy with some really strange ideas.  I honestly really respect his faith, like really respect it.  There are very few members of the Church that have as much faith as he does.  But he’s got some weird ideas, like how before Jesus’ ministery he hung out with the crowds that went to dances and got drunk and everything but just didn’t participate.  And then he was trying to interpret the signs of the times, and he had the right idea but wrong application.  He said that in the Bible it says that the days were going to start to get shorter, which is true (I think) but then his evidence was completely off!  He said that in January, the sun was going down at 10:15, but now at 9:15 is already gone, and how before the sun came up at 5:00, but now it doesn’t come up until 6:15, and that’s evidence that the days are getting shorter.  I didn’t have the heart to tell him that that’s completely normal, that it happens every year, and it’s evidence of the tilt of the earth on its axis.  But he had the right idea, just the wrong application!
Oh yeah, GO BRONCOS!!!!!!!!!  24-10!!!!!!!!!!!!  SUPERBOWL 50 IS OURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sincerely,
Elder Trenton Behunin

Some investigators are just hard to get into the water…

Dear Family and Friends,

This phrase can mean different things.  Generally, it means that the investigator is progressing super well, but just won’t accept a baptisimal date.  And then there was the case of last Saturday, where the investigator literally was hard to get into the water.
Let’s explain!
Meet Carlos Vilte, 58 years old, and partially paralyzed due to a stroke a couple of years ago. When I got to this area, he basically was the only real investigator that we had.  He had a baptisimal date, but lacked a lot of lessons, so we pushed the date back and taught him everything.  When we pushed the date back, he was super sad, but he understood why.  He didn’t have any problem with attending, he lives like three blocks from the chapel (although it takes 20 minutes for him to get there because of his condition) So we got everything taught, and filled up the font on Saturday, and then got him to the chapel.  Then the first problem we had was the clothes. The only pants that our ward had were absolutely huge, so I brought mine (thankfully) and another elder brought his too (although thankfully).  Both were too small for him though, so we had to use a white rope as a belt for him.  After 30 minutes of trying to get him dressed though, we finally did it! Then we realized that there was no way that the bishop was going to be able to baptize him alone, so I put my white pants on as well (although I was completely unprepared, I only had the white shirt and the garments that I was wearing).  Then we got to the actual baptism, where we found out that, understandably, Carlos is afraid of water, mostly of falling and drowning.  So we had to coax him into the water and tell him over and over again we wouldn’t let him fall.  So after about 5 minutes, we finally got him positioned, said the prayer, and the bishop was about to dunk him, and he said “No, no, no!”  Oh no, what now?  He said he was going to die falling over and that we couldn’t do the baptism anymore.  After the prayer.  So we closed the doors and were trying for a half an hour different ways to get him into the water in a way that he felt comfortable.  Finally, it took my zone leader, Elder Dworshack, to put on the other pants that were there and get in the water and we literally picked him up like a baby and basically baptized ourselves.  It was really cool actually, something I’ll never forget. Then my comp had to go to our pension with a member to get a change of clothes for my zone leader and I.  But no joke I will never forget that day!
All right, fun fact!  As of last Friday, it has officially been a year since I’ve had a gringo comp.  3 months with Elder Murúa (Argentina), 4 months with Elder Escamilla (Mexico), 4 months with Elder Ixcot (Guatamala), and now a month with Elder Romero (Argentina).  And yes, in the last year I’ve only had 4 companions!
Another not so fun fact!  If I’m going to do “6 months of sexy” (that’s what exercise in the last 6 months of the mission is called in my mission, I don’t know about the rest of the world), I have to start tomorrow.  We’ll see:)
Share the gospel this week!
¡Les quiero un monton!
Elder Trenton Behunin
2015-1-30 The before picture. I like this picture, it makes me feel cool, although it wasn't planned. I got the spotlight on me! (And that is Carlos' face always!)
Carlos’ Baptsim. I like this picture, it wasn’t planned but I am totaling the in the spotlight!
Getting Carlos in and out of the font!
2015-1-11 My district E. Elmer, E. Romero, me E. Michel, E. Whitworth and E Lopez
My district!  Elder Elmer, Elder Romero, me, Elder Michel, Elder Whitworth, and Elder Lopez