How are you all doing? I am doing good. A little disappointed because I was writing and some how I deleted everything that I had written. So I just want you all to know now this just might be shorter. Pero I just want you to know in no time I will be home and so this week I am going to be focusing in the work this week like crazy. And really we have a lot of work to do.

Actually, we had a miracle happen and we are going to have a baptism this week! Our investigator Carla is going to be baptized. I don´t really have time to explain the whole story so I will have to tell you about it when I get home. But this week we were teaching her and she was having doubts about being baptized so we told her her just needs to keep praying and then we pasted the next day and we were thinking about dropping her but during the lesson we explained our purpose as missionaries that we are here to help people be baptized and then she told us that she had a dream. And in this dream she was baptized and she said that she wanted to be baptized in a week and a half or in other words the 22 of Feb. It was really cool. So we are planning a baptism this week!!!

This week we had an activity that we put together and it was a lot of fun we were pretty sad that Carla couldn´t come because she was sick but she said that she would come to church even is she wasn´t feeling good. So we were happy that she was able to come to church. But an investigator of the other elderes one the pie contest. It was a lot of fun with all the game and everything. But anyways, I am just enjoying every moment. and I am doing my best to keep Liz´s advice and Take a lot of pictures. Hhaha!

Well I got to go. I miss you all so much! I hope that you all HAVE A BLESSED WEEK NOW! I LOVE YOU!!!!!

Love Y´all,
Siempre Y Para Siempre,



How are you all doing? I am doing great. Feeling much better. Last Monday I just rested all day and Tuesday I was feeling better than ever. I felt so good that it was pouring the next day and and after working in it all day I didn´t get sick. Haha. No but I am feeling great but at the same time I feel like my body is falling apart. I think that just what happens when you get to have my time in the mission. I feel like I cant walk as fast anymore. But I am hoping that after I finish that I will feel like a resurrected being.

I want to make sure that Chris and his family nows that I did receive their Christmas card. It was really nice and I couldn´t get over how grown up they all look. And Don´t think that I forgot that today is Gracee Lu´s birthday BE SURE TO TELL HER HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Uncle Colt.  And Please tell Noah happy birthday for me as well. I can´t wait to see them all and just give them all hugs.

This week was pretty weird because on Monday I was sick. Tuesday all the missionaries in our zone worked in an area called Pompeya because they have been sick alot and needed some help because they haven´t had too much luck. So worked with Elder Wheelwright and Elder Thompson worked with Elder Chapuis. Then on Wednesday we able to finally work in our area and it was really nice. Because I was really missing it.  Then Thursday came around and we had divisions and I was sent to Pompeya again but with Elder Aquino from Brasil. He is really great he is pretty new in the mission and he is learning Spanish as well but he has picked it up pretty quick. I was able to learn a lot from him. Then he had to go then we got a surprize because we were told that he had to go to Bahía Blanca to renew is visa. and So We had to go to the bus terminal and then He left so I went with the zone leaders and I had a service with them on friday and it was terrible because we had to remove the paint from he walls and repaint it but the paint that the lady bought was terrible because we had to put on 8 layers but the thing is we still have a lot to paint. But I am glad I was able to help and then then I was finally back in Caisamar that afternoon. we were able to work for a little. Then Saturday we were just doing preparations for the baptism.

By the way, the baptism for Martín was really great there were two other people that got baptized as well and there were quite a few members that came and supported. It was really nice and Martín´s family came and supported and it was really cool to see his mom there. Then the primary president was really great and invited them all to come on Sunday. And they came. :)

Well I got to go but I love you all so much and I Hope you are all doing well. Have a Blessed Week!

Love Ya,
Always and Forever,
Elder Schroeder


How are you all doing? I am doing great! I sure do miss you all. Alright no worries but just today I am not doing to great. I think it was just because I worked so hard all week or maybe it was something that I ate. Haha. But I am not going to go in to a lot of detail but lets just say that the runs got me. It started at 330 this morning and I have made over a dozen trips to the bathroom and I cant drink or eat anything without making me vomit. OH and thanks to one of the Elders that lives with us because he fixed the bidet this week. Haha! But I feel fine other than my stomache. But everthing will be fine. I just have to take it easy today. 

Well This last week was amazing. Let me just say that Elder Thompson and I are a good team. Yesterday we had three people at church. Oh by the way Martín wasn´t baptized this week we felt that we should push it back a week and so He will be getting baptized this week. But finally Carla came to church which was great. I think she really liked it and she has a baptismal date for the 15th of Feb. Then Carla´s  Mother-in-law came and she was actually a referral that Carla gave us and we weren´t ever able to teach her but we were able to find her and invite her to church. She explained that she was always working and that she has always wanted to go to church so she finally went. So we are hoping that she liked it we just need to go to her house and start teaching her. Maybe she can be baptized on the 22nd of Feb. That would be way sweet. :)

Oh I don´t know if you have ever tried a freshed picked fig but they are so good!

But really like I was telling you we worked really hard this week. I feel like I am going to puke. Sorry but I just don´t feel good.  Anyways, Elder Thompson and I have really hard and we have seen the fruits of our labors. I am really grateful to be here in the mission and to be his companion. I am going to finish well like I did the marathon sprinting to last stretch. 

I am sorry this is so short but I just need to be getting out of hear and I can´t think anymore. But I LOVE you all so much and I hope that your doing well. We will see each other in no time. Y´all have a Blessed Week now!

Love Y´all,
Siempre Y Para Siempre,
Elder Colton Schroeder


First of we received transfers on Saturday and turns out that Elder Palacios left and went to a his first area where he started and so he didn´t go very far. He is still in my district. So I will see him every tuesday. Haha! But Elder Candia from Paraguay went to Punta Alta(my first area). I am not going to lie I was kind of jealous. But Elder Wheelwright is still here and his companion is from Uruguay (Elder Chapuis). Then I am still here and my new companion is a yankee from Utah! He only has 6 months in Argentina and waited for his visa in California. But I he just barely got here and once he showed up we had to come to the Ciber to write so I didn´t get to talk to him very much. But his name is Elder Thompson. I feel like he is going to do a lot of great things. He has a great spirit.

As well this week was pretty good it went by too fast like the rest of them. And  Elder Palacios was a trooper because he was sick this week but he kept working. And it was really great working with him. We are hoping to have a baptism on Jan.25 for a chico that has 10 years. Martín has been coming to church with his grandma and cousin. So right now week are planning on working hard and helping people come through with their commitments so they can make it to baptism. 

I just ask that you can pray that y may be able to find those that are prepared or a miracle. But I love you all and I hope to hear from all of you before I get home is 6 weeks! Have a BLESSED WEEK!

Love You,
Always and Forever,
Elder Colton Schroeder


How are you all doing? I am doing good. I and I had a fantastic week! At first it was kind of slow. With the holidays for some reason people just dont want to talk to us. But I willl give them the benefit of the doubt and say that they were all  really busy. Well during the week was kinda rough but the week end was great!

So I am going to start on Friday, We had lunch with Brother Abraham. He is a bit older but he is super great and  he always gives some of the best lunches. We always leave super stuffed. But this was the first time that we ate with him since his wife past away right before Christmas. And his son  and his son´s wife from Canada have been staying with him. He seems to be doing good. But the son´s wife was talking to us the whole time and she was giving us a lot of words of wisdom. Then she put a lot of emphesis on the importance of obedience. And then she started crying and said that the doctors told her that she only has a few  months to live and I was fighting back the tears. She asked for a blessing and I was honored to give it to her after we had eaten. But it was a really cool experience and brought a lot of thoughts and memories back. But she is super wonderful and I will never forget that lunch that I had that day.

Then on sunday we had two new investigators in church. it was super great and they loved it and everyone loved them. One of their names is Meda and she doesn´t have legs  because of a tren. But she is the happiest person I have ever met. As I was sitting with her in Sunday school she was participating and giving thumbs us and giving silent sweet compliments about the answers people were  giving but the spirit was definitely strong. Then a members grandson came, Martin and he made some friends pretty quickly. It was cool. 

I am sorry this is so short but I dont have much time and I have to gett going. I love you all so much and I am super happy that you are all doing so great. I love you and I hope that you all have a  Blessed Week! and A Happy 2014!!!

Love You,
Always and Forever,
Elder Colton Schroeder