Week 29: Banfield. August 22, 2016

Well my time finally came to leave behind my home in Las Flores. It´s in good hands though. Actually the white kid whose there now with the Bolivian was where i am now. they just switched us. we were in the MTC together too so thats cool.

But yep i took myself to an area called Banfield 1B. Theres like 9 Banfield areas and its closer to buenos aires but not too close. im actually bordering the eastern mission. Its tiny and the water and the electricity arent the most consistent but who doesnt love not showering?
My companion is Elder Bautista de Mexico, my last companion was always told that hes from mexico. They just keep throwing me with these mexicans. All good though, we´re all buds.
A ward of like 70 active people so thats a big difference haha. That about doubles the highest i ever saw Las Flores. Im super excited, also im a normal missionary now who will get to know other missionaries and stuff instead of just be an outsider haha.
But ill miss that little branch out there in the goonies. Attached are some pictures of some of the members. one is with Brother Mario Carballo who before gave us lunch every sunday. he never got married and is super crazy and kinda has a drinking problem, but he is such a good guy. with him is a less active who i activated and he was sad to see me go but i hope he keeps assisting.
Then youve got my ward mission leader and his girlfriend, them and their kids remind me a ton of the Wilcox/Rowe family.
Then youve got the branch presidency, the two are brothers, the other is Hermano Berasain, whose nuts and him and his family remind me of my family, theyre all awesome.
Well we´ll see how this goes! I guess my companion the District Leader is in charge of him, me, and 6 sister missionaries! thisll be interesting. But it means my area is pretty safe. I love you all! Keep up the good work up there in the promised land!

Love you!

Elder Gibson
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