Argentina, Buenos Aires West Mission
May 2012 - May 2014

Monday, June 24, 2013

District Leader, kind of....


yes, I am now a district leader. Of a district that doesn't exist yet
haha. They're going to split my area and the area next to me as more
new missionaries arrive during this transfer. So, I have no idea when
I'm actually going to have a district to lead. Haha weird right? My
new companion's elder davila. He's from Mexico and was serving there
for 5 months waiting for his visa. Hew walks. So. FAST. he practically
runs! I can't even keep up with him. He's a great missionary, though.
I don't even know how much time I'll have with him until they split
the area. I'm glad youth conference went so well! I always loved going
to those. Well, I have zero time to write anything this week; I've
been fighting with this dumb computer the whole time to even load the
email page. Just know that I'm happy, healthy, and tired. (; I love
you all. Send me lots of pictures from Oregon!
elder bentz

Monday, June 17, 2013


Well, it's been a pretty good week. We found a lot of great people, though we're still having problems getting them to come to church. That's been our biggest struggle lately. We had elder viñas from the 70 come talk to us, which was really good. He talked about the atonement. We've also been setting up this week for a karaoke night we're going to have this coming friday. Should be tons of fun and hopefully lots of people come! Yup, the mission's going to be doubling in size. That's so crazy! I still have no idea what's going to happen this week as far as transfers go. I hope I'm ready for whatever's about to come. I was kinda sick a few days this week. I think it's because of the crazy weather changes here. Freezing one day and warm the next. It kills me. Well, I don't think I have much else to say about this week. Hope everyone's doing well, and I'll talk to you next week. Love you all!
Elder Bentz

typical argentina
argentine pizza 
giant spider

Monday, June 10, 2013

HEY! Are you guys in Oregon??? Send me more pictures if you are! Well, this week was pretty normal. Nothing super special to report. All I know is that this transfers almost over, and I have NO idea what's going to happen! It's kinda freaky... I hope I'm ready for what's to come. Man... I can't even think of anything to talk about this week! I don't have any pictures either... I've been good. Me and elder call are still getting along really well. There's a bunch of elders leaving for home in a week that I've become very good friends with. It's so weird to think I'm so far into it. Michael's already coming home??? Holy cow!!! I can't even believe that... I feel like I've come a really, really long way in this time. Even though I still have a ton to learn and a lot to improve on. Today I went to do a practice for a little choir they put together. There's another general authority coming to the mission this week! He's a 70 named elder viñas. I love it when general authorities visit!!! Well, I'm sorry I don't have more to write, but this week was pretty uneventful. I hope everyone is doing well and that you're enjoying your summer. I love you all and I'll talk to you next week. ¡Chau!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Well, this week wasn´t AS crazy, but it was very unsuccessful. As far as numbers go, we ended horribly. The worst I've ever done, actually. Even though we worked just as hard (if not harder) as usual. But, we talked about it, and we figured out a few things we can improve on. Hopefully this week goes better. We just received word today that between now and august, we will be receiving 150 new missionaries!!! That's a TON! Looks like the entire mission will be training. I'm kinda excited about it. It would be an interesting experience. These next few transfers will be pretty crazy, I think. Man, I always forget that it's hot in AZ right now. The weather's actually been really nice lately. Not too hot, not freezing either. Hearing from Elder Cook was awesome! I got to shake his hand!!! =D We learned a lot of good stuff from him, but he couldn't talk very long because he had to go talk to the buenos aires north mission. It was still really good, though. Well, I hope everyone's doing good and that you aren't sweating too much (you shouldn't be. You lucky Americans have air conditioned everything =P). I have a bunch of pics to send, so I'll get on that. I love you all!
They live in a Poki-ball!!

the only convenient thing about people burning trash
is that it's nice when it's cold

Autumn in Argentina

the three little kids we baptized. Macarena, Evelyn, and Marcos

its a floating castle!

these funny little cars are everywhere here

fayya powwah!