Ya pasó another week. I don´t have any stories this week to beat being robbed. A little bit more calm. But we have found that the robbers live close to us...so we have just been on the look out at night. We still haven´t had an opportunity to go contact them, or see if they read the stolen pamphlets. My comp got her book of mormon back! Some guy found it trashed by the church, they had just taken the money out.
We had interviews with pres. this week. Those are always good. I admire this man so much, he is definitely called of God. He talked about setting high goals, if we just put what we know we could be capable of, God doesn´t have room to step in and help us achieve more. I admire that he also has a scripture story to answer every question!
We found more people to teach, and have various people with baptismal dates. So many times we complain about always finding people in our area that are references for other areas...but finally we received a reference for OUR area from other missionaries! jaja. It´s a family, and at this point it looks pretty positive.
We are doing classes de english and piano in the church. This week there was more people that came, and one little member girl came to our piano classes! jaja. But i love it. It´s nice to do something different, is service, and our investigador comes to english classes.
Ya know that feeling of coming home from camp or trek, and being pooped to death, and completely disgusting? Well that is the best comparison I have found for the mission right now. It´s a lovely feeling. I have come to really appreciate my mattress, a working freezer, and jugitos (wannabe otterpops). And it´s proof that we ourselves really are nothing with just our own strength.
Last pday we went on a bikeride...all over the costanera. I think we probably do have the prettiest area in the whole mission, not to brag or anything.
Every week brings its funny experiences....I have met many half naked people that come to the door, but this was a first to have a lovely old gentlemen in only his diaper. One of our sweet little old members attended us in only her undies...jajaja but I guess you have the liberty to do that when it´s 110 and you are 80 years old.
Yesterday we went to an asado. Delish. A long time ago we contacted a family por la costanera, they instantly loved us, and invited us to an asado, but don´t live in our area. Well we passed the reference, and we were invited again to go with the elders who live in their area and are trying to teach them, so we went! They are the nicest family, and hey I can´t turn down good food. And they were just thrilled to see us.
We have kept up the record for eating pizza 6 days in a row...and today just happens to be a zone pday and we are eating...pizza.
I was asked if my comp is my daughter...jajajajja. People always think she is like 15, but that was a first. When we went to rent bikes they told her that you had to be at least 18. jaja.
Well it was really just a week of little miracles. We were able to contact and talk to a lot of people. It´s always hard to not have people progress perfectly like we plan, but I can see how God´s hand is in every detail of our lives. The family Mora is a special family, there are 4 kids and a single mom. They live in the very edge of our area, far far away. They work at a grocery store every afternoon. Well, the kids help with the carts and go up to car windows to beg for money, the mom watches the cars so they aren´t robbed. They are a very humble family. The kids are so innocent, they don´t even see the extreme difference in their lifestyle. I see people like them and just know how much the gospel would change their family and perspective.
Love you all. Stay warm. Have a good week.
p.s. i received all the cards from the eunice and the family thanksgiving, thanks!
oh and thanks to sandy too!
|And my favoriteee pair of shoes. I know, i know, they|
are absolutely disgusting. But i would suggest this
brand to any missionary, they are the most comfortable
ever. Argentina has just destroyed my feet is all.
|That would be Universidad Catolica de Santa Fe...sporting|
my aggie shirt:)
This is Guadalupe. One of the larger catholic churches here. But there was a lovely HUGE festival here, with music and all the cute little booths set up to by stuff. Oh, and a big classy beer can blow up inflatable thing right in front to show it was the sponsor...jaja.