week was an eternity. Very stressful, but also a great adventure. I
definitely think this will be the period of the most growing for me on
I bought my first object for mate, the bag. It´s awesome and it has
patches of cow hair. I bought it in Paraná because it´s the most
expensive part of the set and Paraná is the cheapest place in the
mission to buy suiveneirs. But now I have to carry it around with me...
oh well. When we got back to our apartment, there were testigos de
Jehova waiting for us! We were super excited until we saw that they
were kids of like 10 years. We couldn´t really talk to them, but we
accepted their pamphlet.
I left in the morning and got to the bus station in Rosario by myself.
I was lost, looking for other missionaries for about 15 minutes with
all my stuff. But I found them and Hermana Smith was there! We got to
know each other a bit. She´s from Missouri, but now her family lives in
Logan. She came to Argentina with me and her spanish isn´t that bad,
we definitely can get around, as long as we don´t have to use the
phone. And then the assistants came, took us to Arroyo Seco and dropped
us off. Seriously, they dumped us there. Our apartment is a house.
It´s huge! It´s one of the nicest for sisters in the mission. So
The work´s really slow and I was super sad that I couldn´t see the
baptisms in Paraná. Hermana Smith knows the area sort of well, but
we´ve been doing a lot of contacting. So this week we want to work more with
members, especially the youth.
The branch here is great. They feed us almost every day, and they
are so willing to come out with us. We teach piano and mission prep
every week and now we´re starting institute.
Thanks for the
updates from everyone. Happy very late birthday scott, I remembered
forever ago, but I kept forgetting to write it. And happy engagement
Alyssa!!!! So exciting!
So today we went to Galvez, which is a little town about 30
minutes from Arroyo Seco. The rest of our district´s here. We played
soccer and volleyball with the elders and uno as well. It´s been fun to
see other missionaries. We just had to get out of Arroyo Seco for a
bit, but I know this new week we´re going to see miracles from our hard
work. I´m super excited. I´ve seriously never have met nicer people.
Everyone assumes we can´t speak very well at church, so they talk really
slow. It´s funny. But so far it hasn´t been that hard to contact, we
understand most everything and I feel like I can say most everything I
need to say.
Thanks for all your support! Sorry I couldn´t respond to everyone this week, it was a little rushed.
story, last night we went to bout 5 homes and no one was home, so we
went to one more before we went home. The lady said she was about to go
to a dinner with her in-laws, but I said that we just wanted to share a
short message. She´s a recent convert and let us in. We were only
there for about 10 or 15 minutes and it was the most powerful lesson
I´ve had in a while. At the end she asked us to pray for her that she
can come back to church. Something really simple that we see all the
time, but after the week we had of almost no lessons, it was amazing. I
know I´m here for a reason and I know the Lord wants us to succeed
here, so we´re going to keep working and laughing.