Week 85: Ultima Presentación de la Primaria, September 25, 2017

Dang time is moving pretty quick. Doesnt seem like Ive already been here 3 weeks.

Anyway we´re pretty used to our area and the members already, and things are starting to move. Somewhat uneventful week though. Taught some people and still visiting the members with hopes of getting some referrals, as theyre called in the States. A few parts of this area are super rich though so sometimes the people are somewhat cold haha. Always interesting how its like that.
Last monday we had a district activity where we made choripan and played soccer. It was pretty fun cuz our district is our entire zone, so its pretty big, theres like 10 of us. Then someone managed to kick the ball outside the court even though it has a fence and a net over it. Some Elders climbed over into the nieghbors yard and we talked to the neighbor and everything but we still couldnt manage to even find the ball haha. So yeah we all pitched in and bought a new ball for the member.
Also yesterday was the primary program, always hilarious and the best. Wish more investigadors couldve made it, that type of stuff is golden, but you know what they say, ´´its not my salvation´´. Hence the title, cuz i probably wont see alot more of those in spanish for the rest of my life.
Heres me with my comp and his argyle sweaters.
Also there was a stray dog in the cyber last week haha, but soon after we snapped the pick, the guy came a kicked the dog out

Love you!

Elder Gibson

Week 84: Venezuela, September 18, 2017

Well theres this family in our ward that moved here from venezuela a while back, the dad came alone at first until his wife and kids and his cousins husband and kid could all move up here, and we went and taught em yesterday! the dad and wife are members, there relatives arent, so we´re gunna teach em and see how it goes. Our mission probably baptizes more foreigners then Argentines, so its always good to have foreigners in your area.

Speaking of which we have a part of our area where its pretty much all Bolivians, which is cool cuz i only had 1 Bolivian comp and never really got to know much about Bolivian culture/food, like I was able to do about Perú and Paraguay.
We had a Zone Conference on Wednesday, which went super well, always love those things.
STuffs goin good here, me and my comp are gettin used to the area and gettin to know a lot of members. We´ve got some people we´re working with, so we´re gunna be able to see if they progress. Still love this place. No pictures today though, stuff aint workin. there was a stray dog walkin around in here though so hopefully next week ill be able to send pictures of him. Have a good week!

Love you!

Elder Gibson

Week 83: Forgot to send an email, September 11, 2017

I forgot to send an email to Justin and then he forgot to send a report email! Here’s why I did not send mine:

From me to him:

So this is what happened… Sunday evening and I sat down and wrote you a letter to send with your package that you’re going to be getting at the end of the month with your new debit card. After I was done hand writing a letter I just basically forgot to email you! So I am emailing you right now and then I’ll email you again this Sunday so you have two emails next week!!

Week 82: Whiteout. September 4, 2017

Well down here in the Mission Field theres a thing called whiteout, where the missionaries in an area are both transferred out, and 2 missionaries arrive there not nowing a thing about the members or the area.

Me and my old pal Elder McMillan are about to experience what a whiteout is really like up here in Villa Madero. Its awesome because Elder McMillan is one of my good friends from the beginning of my mission, and also because Villa Madero is the northernmost area of our mission. So I have officially shared borders with the Bahía Blanca, BsAs West, BsAs East, and BsAs North missions. All of em. Isnt that nifty? I kinda always was one to just drift around the outside anyway. Also we are a highway away from the capital of Buenos Aires, and by that i mean the whole area that is none as capital, nowhere near the obelisko and all that jenk. at least i dont think. not 100% sure. Anyway, I just got here today.
My last week in Catan was pretty good! We had a Family Home Evening with the Paso Guillén family and the Monaca Family, which went really well! We talked a little bit about temples and Family History. Great time. The next day only Camila and Alberto made it to church, but we were super greatful for that anyway, cuz it was kinda a rainy morning, and not a lot of members made it actually haha. We also were invited to a huge asado and we all ate so much that we could barely eat the dinner that some other members invited us to that night.
Here´s Camila and Alberto and then Yamila and Cristian, the children of a different family who always gave us lunch and who are awesome, and then the Monaca Family, then when I was headed out of Catán. Elder Hall, the chunky one, goes home tonight, so it was a pretty interesting weekend. He goes home honorably by the way, just so thats clear.

Love you!

Elder Gibson