Rollercoaster weekWritten by admin on September 21st, 2010
Well this week was quite the rollercoaster. Lots of good things happened and lots of not so good things. So far in my mission I´ve felt like Sundays are either awesome or heartbreaking. This week was the latter. It wasn´t terrible but its just we have so many awesome investigators getting ready for baptism but they don´t go to church. Its hard to get across to them of the importance of going to church because a lot will only go when circumstances are perfect but thats just their culture I guess. For example people think we´re crazy here for not taking a nap for 4 hours in the afternoon. We have 2 more possible baptisms this transfer and its Daiana and Lucia (but we´re not sure if Lucia is gonna wait for her mom). Alfredo the guy who has a really awesome perspective on life got going on a rant the other day and it was so funny my comp and I just about busted a gut. He basically went on for like 15 minutes how everything is upside down or how it should be and people think we´re crazy for living the standards we have. I guess you just kinda had to be there. This week has also been somewhat adventurous (sp? learning Spanish hurts your English spelling) because we haven´t had credit on our cellphone and everytime we wanted to make a call we call other missionaries and they do it for us, its been such a great opportunity to teach other missionaries patience but its kinda made the work a lil difficult. But… the future is bright! Elder Hale and I are pretty worried about this next transfer weekend its gonna be hectic because it´ll be during conference and we´ll be in Santiago to see it. I´m hoping we find out a little earlier because it´ll just be the craziest weekend ever and we´re pretty sure one of us is leaving but we have no idea who! Its a lil nerve racking but I guess its just one of those I will go I will do type of things.
Heres the lil questionare, hope you enjoy my answers
1. What do you eat? Do you eat at members home very often? What are some of the great dishes you enjoy?
Ans: We have lunch almost everyday with the members and we eat a lot of pasta and meat and milanesa, I enjoy… something that we dont get to eat very much but its delicious, you´ll probably have to look it up they´re called empenadas
2. How is your health?How are your allergies? Is it your winter season now? Do you have warm enough clothes, blankets etc?
Ans: the heat is starting to pick up here in the Termas and the sun is really strong (our seasons are flipped, southern hemisphere)… in the summer it gets around 125 deg F!!! my allergies are alright I guess Im still alive?
3. How come you are such awesome missionaries??
Ans: because I have such awesome parents!!
4. What is a typical P-day like for you?
Ans: we changed the words to the song Hotel California to Termas Rio Hondo (name of the city) and its pretty awesome, basically… we just kinda run errands and study, I just read a lot today but we made ourselves lunch and it was awesome!! Making lunch for myself has never been so satisfying because I fried the eggs, toasted the buns, cooked the burgers, I was feelin like a real chef
5. What can I send you from America? I want to get the Christmas packages ready to send, so that you will get them in time.
Ans: send Warheads (my comp gave sour skittles to some members and they were freaking out I can only imagine what they would do with warheads), peanut butter, reeses, long thoughtful hand written letters,
You guys should give me more stuff like this it makes me tell stories that I probably wouldn´t have told yall. Well thanks for everyones letters, I really enjoyed them, be excellent to each other, also, I didn´t hear from any of the kids this week! Sorry this one´s a lil short but Love you guys and really appreciate your prayers!