Well, its been an interesting week. I´ve heard from the elders down there in Villa Madero that the Venezuelan family is still ballin`, so thats good.
Here in Adrogué C2 we help the Pensionero whenever he needs us, so its likely that I´ll be heading down there somehow to be able to say hi to the family, so I keep my fingers crossed!
Other than that all is good over here, liking the area, and the 8 other Elders I live with are all dope, so we`re gunna have some good times. We already have gotten to know some members and been able to teach a couple who has literally like 60 cats and dogs after doing a service for them. Super excited to keep working here.
Among other news yesterday i went tracting(?) on a street called Diego Gibson. I would present myself then ask what street we were on, but no one really got it, no matter how strong of a latin accent i put into my last name.
Here in Argentina it was mothers day yesterday, so I just wanted to say thanks, as if it will ever be enough, to all my moms and my grandparents! Not only your prayers but the good examples you have set for me are felt strongly as I face the challenges that come with the mission. “Ye are the light of this world“. I specifically thank my Nana Gibson for the package I recieved this last week, for the letter and the inspiring story about the 17 points of the true church. Along with that came some goodies and some letters from my family, all have which have been and have yet to be enjoyed. I specifically thank my grandparents Ball for their relentless dedication to the Lord, including the sacrifice they gave by leaving behind their family and serving in the Hong Kong temple about 3 and a half years ago. I can now understand a little more of what that was, but only a little. I`m grateful I got to see them before I left on my mission, and then later that I could see my older brother Alex as he returned from his.
It looks like I will not have the same opportunity to see my little baby brother Ethan, as he reports to the Mexico MTC the 29th of December, and I fly into the states the 9th of January, but I am so excited for him to have similar missionary experiences as I have been able to have, and to really develop a concrete testimony, like I have. Good work Ethan!
Here are some pictures from before i left Madero! I still have yet to take some of where i live now, its super nice, kinda just feels and looks like a cabin.