We´re already nearing the end of the transfer, which is crazy! Neither of us know whats gunna happen next, cuz a couple spots for Zone Leaders are opening up, and my companion has been a DL for awhile now haha. But none of that is as crazy as the fact that our new Mission President arrives tomorrow! As soon as he steps foot in the mission hes the president, so who knows what hes gunna change! probably not much, especially out here in the boonies. Is that phrase used correctly? Who knows, chau English! (chau means goodbye here).
So this week were able to be in Las Flores working for most of the week! I made a list of references, old investigators, new investigators, and less actives and put em all in order of where they lived and weve been going down the list trying to contact them all and contacting on the way! its a lot easier to do walking haha. I call it the Black List, and i taught my companion how to say that. Ive been teaching him English a lot, he really wants to learn.
My companion and I and our pension! Theres like 3 rooms not pictured, its huge! small water tank though. we often run out of hot water haha.
Happy Birthday Dad!
This email came on Wednesday instead of Monday. His mom was anxious to get it!! He was just very busy and had to wait.
My Dads Birthday is coming up! sometime this week or the next. Im almost certain that it is not today, and has yet to happen, so im saying it this week so i dont forget next week and so its not late. Happy Birthday Dad! I love you! Who wouldve thought you actually taught me something when we lived in the same house for a while! But honestly, thanks for everything. I know you have been preparing me for where i am now for 18 years, and i couldnt be more grateful, even if i was highly ungrateful many times in the past because of my limited teenage brain capacity. Just know your son is slowly being chipped away and replaced with a servant of the Lord. I believe this is what you want, and I know its what I want, in big part, thanks to you. Keep those missionaries up there busy!
Then on Friday we had Trámites, which is Visa stuff, I ended up not doing anything except being other missionaries companion but it was fun! Except me and Elder Gonzales got split up, and him and a different missionary decided to go to the other missionaries first area for fun. I was able to spend some time with Elder Derbez and his companion though! But instead of going back to Las Flores after Trámites, we had to wait for Elder Gonzales to get back. He also left his backpack in a remis (taxi) ,so we spent a couple hours getting that back, and ended up sleeping in Cañuelas and coming back Saturday morning. We barely missed the bus on Saturday morning so we had to pay 600 pesos to come back to Las Flores in a remis haha. The other option would be wait for 3 hours.
Today we had grilled cheese sandwhiches, tomato soup, and ´Gibson Potatoes´ ,cuz I wanted Elder Gonzales to get a little taste of America, but we have to go to Cañuelas in a few hours to attend a training thing for District Leaders early in the morning tomorrow in Buenos Aires haha. I hope we will have enough money to pay for rent.
On Sunday we had an amazing sacrament meeting. Our congregation of 24 members and investigators was crying after the Branch President bore his testimony for a second time. He´s the best, definintely a general authority some day, he bore his testimony after me and talked about the power of missionaries and how though I couldnt speak well i could express my love and invite the Spirit. He also served where my companion is from! So thats cool.
Well I love you all and am glad to recieve all your emails and hear from you, even if it takes awhile for me to respond. Im also glad to hear my sweet little cousin friend Grace has decided to take upon herself the name of her Savior! She will feel blessings for the rest of her life for what she did this last week! Same with you Paden, my big friend (theres an Aquabats reference for ya)!