Tuesday, March 4, 2014


I hope that you are all doing great. This week flew!! Serious i think it was the fastest week in the history of all weeks. I don't know what happened to it. But it was a good one! 

Monday we had to pick up the old mesospheres and take them over to presidents and we were running around all day long with transfers and things. Elder Pinto left to calama in the afternoon and then Elder Gálvez got here to Antofagasta in the night time. Elder Gálvez is from Sina Loa, Mexico. He is an awesome missionary. He has been here for about 13 months now. He is really young but I am so happy to be with him. He is ready to work. We lived with each other in the same apartment for 6 months while i was in calama and then he went to iquique and then i came here to Antofagasta. He just came from Iquique and was companions with Elder Stratford. Haha anyways he got here around 11pm and then we went to bed around 12pm and got up around 3:30 am to go take the old missionaries to the airport. It was sad to take this group home. It was a great group of missionaries. We will miss them. That same Tuesday we picked up the new missionaries. It was a great group that came in as well. When we picked up the new missionaries and while we were taking pictures at La Portada one of the new missionaries said, "Hey! You're elder Newman! Sister Jones wanted me to tell you hello, she said you were in this mission!" They all started talking about the Jones and how much they were loved in the mtc by the missionaries there in Mexico. It was awesome! They were really such great people and so nice. Anyways we were with them and and their trainers Tuesday and Wednesday doing meetings and trainings and things like that. It went really well. 

On Thursday and Friday we had some meetings with president as we planned out a bit this next transfer for zone conferences and things. Elder Gálvez and I were also able to sit down together and establish some goals and plans as we start this first transfer together. We are really excited to be together. We also had some meeting with our new ward mission leader and things are looking good for the new ward that was just created. 

Our investigator Julian is doing very well. He is very sincere and wants to keep all of the commandments. He is going to be a great member of the church. We found a new investigator who wants to go to church so we will see what happens tomorrow. 

This week we have our mission leadership council meeting and then on Friday we are leaving with President and Sister Dalton to head to the south of the mission to start zone conferences. It will be awesome to be with the Dalton's. I always learn a lot while I am around them. And while we drive and things we get to listen to their stories and things. We are going to be on the road for about a week straight doing zone conferences and working with missionaries. But it is going to be great! I love getting out to the field and being able to work with missionaries and see the great people that they are teaching. 

Anyways. Another great week ahead down here in MCA. Keep up the great things that you are all doing! Remember that the only key to real happiness is keeping Gods commandments and serving in His kingdom and helping others to feel his forgiveness and love! I know that this is true and that as we magnify our callings we will be filled with God's grace in our lives. Have a great week! 


Elder Newman

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