Argentina, Buenos Aires West Mission
May 2012 - May 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014


Nope- Does NOT seem possible. It really really doesn't. What neighbor person are  you talking about? AND..... no. I still haven't gotten it. I don't know if you heard that now no one can get packages in Argentina because of government problems. I don't know if it got here before that...  Yeah, missions change people, if people let it change them. Its pretty amazing how I've changed. I'm sure you all will notice right away how different i am. You probably already HAVE noticed! WEll, good news! We're going to have a baptism this weekend!!! =D FINALLY!!! I'm super super excited. And there aren't QUITE so many mosquitoes this week. Gracias a Dios... Well. I'll send some pics. Talk to you Sunday!!!!!

E' Bentz

i guess i never did show you the inside of our house.
So here it is!

fall foliage 


Monday, April 28, 2014

He's getting married?!!!!!!!!! WOAH!!! To Kylie Hallsey? Haha woah. Who woulda thought! Ummmm, i think ill call home at 6 Argentina time, which would be 2 your time. Because my companion has to call at 7 our time (we're using someones computer this time. ). Sound good? (: So there is an INVASION of mosquitoes these past two weeks! I swear, I've never ever seen so many in my entire life. The storms a few weeks ago left the fields flooded, which created standing water. That mixed with unusually warm weather has created the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Seriously, SWARMS. You open the door, and like 10 fly in instantly. I have bites all over me =\. But it was a pretty normal week besides that. Well, we'll talk to you soon!

E' Bentz

yeah, see those things on my leg? Those are giant mosquitoes.
These things are EVERYWHERE!
Seriously we cant even walk outside without getting eaten alive. 

Monday, April 21, 2014


So, feeling pretty sick right now. I have a "resfrío" (cold). Hopefully ill get over it soon. Looks like everyone had a good Easter! That's awesome. So, a little cool experience from this week:

one morning we were clapping doors, and no one was answering or wanting to talk. Obviously, that's not the first time its happened to me. So we clapped another door, and a lady next door came out and said, "hi elders, no one's home." It was weird that she addressed us as "elders," so we asked if she knew us. She said that she is a member from the Ferrari ward, which is actually right next to Loma Grande, and that she was visiting her sister who lives in Saladillo. So, we went in and taught her sister! A super simple, but powerful experience. What others would call coincidence, I call divine guidance. Have a great week!

E' Bentz

This is "our house, in the middle of the street..."
Hah. Punny.

this is Zaira, one of our investigator's girls.
Shes adorable!!!

indiana jones, anyone...?

Monday, April 14, 2014


Well, not too much to report this week, other than that its been freeezing cold and windy and rainy. Just trying to keep finding people who will accept the gospel. We have a few good investigators, but they all have serious smoking problems. We're trying to help them stop, but its super difficult. So, here i am, just trying to help people change their lives how i can, while i can. I hope you all had a good week, and ill talk to you later. chao!

E' Bentz

Mr. Chicken!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014


What a CRAZY week!!! Obviously, we spent basically the whole week getting us and everyone else ready for general conference (which was awesome, from the sessions i was able to watch). Everything looked like it would work out perfectly. An investigator was going to let us use her laptop, and the people who live next door to the church were going to let us use their wifi, so everyone could come to the church to watch it. Perfect. What could go wrong, right? Welllll, Friday night, a HUGE storm came in. And i mean HUUUGE! I've never seen so much rain at once! We saw that the sky was turning pitch black, so we went to a members house that was close by to hide out from the storm. At about 8:30, we had to head for home. But, we walked outside, and the street (in that part of saladillo all the streets are dirt) was a RIVER. We almost literally had to swim to get out of there. And the power got knocked out, so it was pitch black and pouring rain. At some points the water was up to my waist!!! And towards the center of town, ALL the streets were completely flooded with a foot or more of water. I've never seen anything like it before. A bunch of people were even evacuated from their homes. Anyyyywayys, the point of the story is: the next morning when we went to connect to the wifi, we realized that the Internet service was down. And, upon making a few more calls, we realized that almost no one in saladillo had Internet. So, we didn't get to watch the first session. In the evening we got to see it because we all went to the house of someone who somehow had Internet, and Sunday the Internet worked just fine, thankfully. so, yeah. It's been a crazy week. Today, officially, I am what's called a "pastor," which is a missionary who's in his last transfer. My last six weeks. Its a really strange feeling. i just hope ill be able to make the most of it. We're going to rocky point??? YEAH!!! Lets go!!!! I'll be able to translate for everyone!!!!! =D  (I'm mostly just excited to be able to use my Spanish hahaha) And that sounds like a good plan for my arrival home. Well, have a good week! I love you all!

E' Bentz

the "Chivilcoy Sur" zone with our zone banner.  
tired out from travelling to zone meeting haha.

this is the storm the hit that day. 
The camera couldnt really capture it, 
but the clouds were pitch black and GREEN! with a ton of lightning

Monday, March 31, 2014


Wow, last week of the transfer. Only one left. One more transfer, one more general conference, one more fast Sunday, one more chance to do this right.... Once again we didn't have anyone in church. UGHHHHHH! these people drive me insane sometimes. They promise, promise, promise that they'll go, and they don't show up. SO FRUSTRATING! But, luckily, this weekend is general conference, so we'll have a lot of people that go to see it. This Saturday we went to the temple with 25 de Mayo. It turned out really well, and everyone that went (especially the converts and investigators) really liked it. They all said that they noticed a different spirit. To get to the temple in Buenos Aries, we have to travel 2 and a half hours in a van. Ha, and you all complain about having to go 40 minutes to mesa!!! Now, we'll have a temple like 5 minutes away! That's so awesome. Well, I'm glad everyone's doing well and i hope everyone has a great week. I love you all!

E' Bentz

remember when we first bought these bad boys?
they've lasted me two whole years!
But they're completely torn apart haha.

taking an investigators cigarrillos

havin' diversión en el templo

25 de Mayo

Monday, March 24, 2014


I just about fell out of my seat when i saw the ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Ugh this is insane. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. That is a really, really good question. I actually don't know how to respond to that... Hmm. I think at first it would be cool to just invite family and extended family. friends can be at the house after president weathersby releases me. Yeah. That'll be good, i think. Well, looks like everyones doing well at home. Any big news besides that bear turned one? Haha. Holy cow emma went to prom?????? Shes getting old... We all are! O_o  Well this week was full of its share of challenges just like any other. Lately, we haven't been able to get people to come to church. Its frustrating me a ton. I've got like 8 more chances to do it. Oh, and i haven't tried my account yet. OH!!!!!!!!! Do you remember the Rose family that used to live in our ward? or maybe they still do. I cant remember. But anyways, one of our members was showing us pics of her baptism, and she said, "This is elder Rose." I looked closer at his face, and realized that it was totally him!!!! Ya know, brother Rose, who worked on movies and playes guitar. He served in SALADILLO!!! You have to get in contact with him! His converts want to hear from him!!! Well, imma send a bunch of pics. Talk to y'all later!

E' Bentz

bet you can guess whats going on my next christmas wish list... (;

Candela and her mom, Yolanda.
We're working to get her baptized too

i'm inside argentina