Howdydo, I´m Elder Gibson, here´s a picture of a box of 40 Alfajores Guaymallen I bought for 100 pesos argentinos.
This week was interesting. My comp hurt his back in a survice project a while ago in the mission, and it got super bad on Thursday, so on Friday we went to the Hospital and now we´re gunna goin back more then once a week in Abril, and this week we also have a zone conference and activity, then interviews the next day haha. Gunna be a short week.
Really excited to keep working with the people we have found recently, but things are gettin complicated with the back and the activities and stuff, so I guess I just gotta put some patience on.
Super awesome conference we just had though. I loved the talk by Sabin(?) and I learned a ton about how I gotta repent, then help others see the benefits and show them how they can repent. They talked alot about how to lovingly ´drop the cane´ as they say here in Argentina, or tell it to ´em straight. Alot of the talks were cut by the weak internet connection that plagued the stake of Longchamps this weekend, including the white missionaries of the stake who watched it in English in a separate room.
On Saturday between sessions we booked it and got a collectivo and went to lunch and just barely made it back in time. Me, my Peruvian comp, an Argentine, and a Hawaiian whose parents are from Tonga and who lived the vast majority of his life in Texas, ate lunch with a Venezuelean family in the house of a Peruvian family. We had super good food though and they somehow got Inca Cola. Here´s a pictures.
Love you all, have a good week!
Elder Gibson didn’t have much time to write this week because it was transfers and he got a new companion. He sent me this short email in response to my news from home:
Hey mom! That St Pattys day party looks super fun! Sorry it took so long to respond, all the remises were backed up this transfers, but i got a peruvian comp! Ill send pics next week, dont have much time right now. Tell Winston to go and play soccer! Wes looks like he´s having a good time, im glad! Dad looks the same. Yeah my grandparents are freakin dope. Those cakes look good too.
Well, we have had to drop just about all of our investigators, so me and my comp made a little plan to find more news, cuz we´re kinda desperate over here. But we´re pretty jacked to put this plan into play and find some humble peruvians or bolivians or something.
This week was my moms birthday! WOO! Here´s how we celebrated. I love you mom! You´re still a lot younger than Dad, and you look younger than me and Alex, so I hope you enjoyed your birthday and was able to listen to some of your favorite oldtimey music and hang out with your other friends from that era! Everybody say happy birthday to her cuz she´s better than you!
Also yesterday 3 years ago was when my bro left home to head down to Peru, so that´s nuts. I think he still might be there or want to be there mentally, but its been a quick 3 years and we all know he served a great mission and helped a ton of people out.
Well we found this tiny frog. There was a lot more tiny ones just like it too. The big picture is in a tire track in the mud. He was freaking small. super dope though.
Not much time this week but I hope you all have a good week and enjoy springtime up there in the States! We´re hittin fall here, so it´s starting to cool down.
Well we had a District Activity today. We made milanesa sandwhiches. Well I did. And my comp made chocolate chip cookies. We were gunna do a picnic but most of us didnt want to carry all the stuff to the park, I cooked in the chapel, so we just ate there then played soccer and basketball.
This week wasn´t my best. Last week was super good, the weeks before not so much, and this week even worse haha. Kinda sucks, but we beat on! We just need the people we teach to do the things we ask them to do ya know?
Anyway this weeks my mommas birthday! WOO! Next week I´ll hopefully be able to send pics of today and of what we do to celebrate her birthday! Also happy birthday to my grandpappy Gibson! The big 55! Good work out there Grandpa! Grow another beard!
This week the viajeros will be in the area of my zone leaders who are also in my district, they just won´t leave us alone. We´re excited though, its always super good, especially to have em in District Meeting.
So hopefully next week we´ll have some more news for you guys. Also we got a ton of references or referalls i guess theyre called to missionaries there?¿ But we got a bunch from a less active RM whose old and very large, so hopefully we´ll be able to contact em today.
Love you all, keep up the good work out there!
Well this last week we had interviews with the president, went super well. He`s a champ, love that guy. He`s Chilean and his name is Calquín.
And we finally found some new people to teach! A good amount this week too. So we`re pretty excited for that haha. None of em came to church, just some other investigator who doesnt really progress but she comes to church always haha.
And the other Elders in our ward had the viajeros and it went super well! So now 2 more viajeros are coming, thats how our Mission President does it, and the other 2 that are coming are super good too so we`re excited.
We did Exchanges on Tuesday and my companion and the Zone Leader went to Cristian and Gloria and said it didnt go to well and Cristian got a little offended. Haven´t had a lesson with em since but we`re still gunna work with em.
We had a district activity last week, we had poker, chess, ping pong, soccer, and basketball. It was pretty fun. The viajeros came too haha so it was good. One of the sisters just took pictures but she cant send us them so i dont know if ill ever get em haha.
Oh yeah and I made grilled cheese. Super good. Made some dope tomato soup too.
Well I love you all and I hope you are enjoying life! Its the best! If you aren´t really a religious person, you gotta try it, it`s way better. If you are, talk to it about people! Is your religion not a huge part of your life? Like my crazy Priest Quorum teach Joe always asked us, if we were accused of not being mormon, would our friends be able to prove that we were? Do they even know that we are? Or what it means? Anyway, I hope you all have a good week and a missionary opportunity, cuz being a missionary is the best! Even if you live at home and have a job and a normal life!
Well on Wednesday we went to a Zone Conference in Adrogué with the missoinaries from our stake, Longchamps, and just the Adrogué stake. Got to see some old friends, and we learned alot about the new turns the missions taking. We´re focusing everything on Chapters 5, 6, and 11 of Preach My Gospel now, even good ol District Meetings, so now I just gotta find a bunch of new ways to teach all that.
Not sure you remember or not but in my training we had the Viajeros with us for a week. They just came to the difficult areas or missionaries and helped work for a week. Well now theres 10 of them in our mission, 2 are Sisters, and the rest take turns so that all the areas that have em, have em for 2 weeks with 4 different elders. Its kinda crazy but its awesome. They´re coming to the other side of our ward, Guernica. We´re pretty excited for the Elders there to learn and be able to work twice as hard for the next two weeks. They´re not as excited.
We´re still teaching Cristian and Gloria. They want to be baptized in our church but they dont really want to stop going to their church, so we´re not sure how to react to that. We´re gunna keep trying with em though.
Today we´re gunna have a District Activity and they just finished a super nice basketball court in the chapel of Alejandro Korn, so we´re gunna go do that. I´ll probably make grilled cheese sandwhiches for lunch and tomato soup.
We´ve had to drop even more investigators and so we´re pretty desperate to find new ones, so this week we´ll see how it goes.
Congrats to my little brother Ethan for winning the Bowling Tournament this week with our cousin Jack. Be sure to hire NewTown Kings for all your louder needs.
No pictures this week! Probably will have some next week.
Have a good week everyone! Hold your family close and do what God wants you to do so that you can be happy! Thats how it works!