Monday, May 29, 2017

Week Eighty-Four: Salta

Hey fam!
Man, it was so awesome to talk with you guys yesterday! Man that was some fast 45 minutes lol, but it was awesome! It's so good to know that everything is going so good back at home! And it looks like the wedding was awesome as well! The pictures that I got sent look amazing! Conner and Krista look super happy! I don't know Krista at all but they look good together! 
To answer your question about the conference, we ate something called milanesa napolitana. It's a thin peace of meat or chicken covered in breadcrumbs and fried with a tomato sauce, another type of meat, kind of a slice of bologna, and melted cheese on top, served with rice and french fries. It wasn't the healthiest but it's super common here. It was the same food we had at the two conferences we had Friday. They are organized so that the president, us, the zone leaders, and the sister training leaders all talk and teach stuff. I conducted and talked a little about the key indicators. The topics come from the president according to the needs of the mission and we help teach them. 
The pictures are of our zone and then the leadership meeting we had after. I never talked to the president about being a district leader but we will see lol. I love you guys so much! Have a great week! Talk to you soon! Give lots of love to Chloe for me!

Week Eighty-Three: Salta

Hey family! 
It sounds like everyone is doing good back at home! Everything here is going good! We had the conference with the zone leaders this week. All the zone leaders live super far so they all come Thursday night and sleep in the house of the office elders. Since we live close we never need to go, but in the morning everyone woke up super early to go play soccer. I had never gone because I've only been in this area. So we went Thursday night and played soccer in the morning like at 5. I was super dead for the conference. It was pretty hard to not fall asleep. I think it was the same for everyone because everyone was yawning the whole time lol. But the conference was really good. I made a mistake though, my mission president finishes next transfer, not this one, oops lol. 
About calling on Sunday, 2:30 sounds good. I have all the info and the pictures. (Good idea with the pics) so I don't think there will be any problems! It's crazy that this is our last call of my mission, huh?! Crazy how fast time flies right?! 
This Saturday night we had some appointments fall through and we were thinking of what we could do. We had received a reference earlier in the week but we didn't have a good direction. They just told us it's almost at the end of the block. We were close so we decided to look for it. The first house we stopped at greeted us at the fence. After presenting ourselves, we asked if we could talk with the family inside the house. He said he was basically super Catholic but said he would ask his wife what she thought. He walked back in the house and his wife walked out. I was almost sure she was going to turn us down. But she came to the fence, opened the door, and said to come in. We sat inside and began to talk with them and it was a really good lesson. They paid really good attention and understood everything. They were so sincere when they listened. You could tell they were interested in what we were teaching and not just listening to a lesson. We have another appointment with them today and I'm pretty excited about it! 
But everything here is going good. This week we are going to the area super far away where we got stuck for three days. We don't want to go this week but we have to because the elder that got transferred accidentally took the phone with him to his new area. We got it from his zone leaders and now we have to give it back. We also have our zone conference this Friday so we cannot get stuck there for three days again! That would not be good lol. But I hope you all have a great week! I love you guys! Talk to you soon! Give lots of love to my baby girl for me!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Week Eighty-Two: Salta

Hey fam!
About transfers, nothing happened to me so I am staying here with my comp. So all is well. I'm really glad to hear that you guys are doing good. I definitely felt your prayers and I was able to focus and have a good week. 
(Just a side note) I just got an email from the offices and they are already planning on buying my airline ticket. I just have to tell them which is my airport. I have three weeks to reply but just to be sure it's Ontario right? I don't want to get sent to Canada or something lol but that's crazy right?! 
About Mother's Day, are we going to use Google Hangouts or Skype? 
For this week everything was pretty chill. I think this was our first week where we didn't have to go to some other area or something like that so it was pretty relaxed and we had more time to work in our area which is always nice. This is President Chaparro's last transfer and then our new president comes. We have our meeting with all the zone leaders this Friday so we will see if we get some more info or if he does something special. 
Nothing too much happened this week so I think this is going to be as shorter letter but I want to thank you guys for all the prayers because I was really able to feel them. It is another testimony builder that our Heavenly Father does love us and listens to our prayers. 
Actually there is a good story I can share lol. We have been teaching the neighbor of an active family recently. Well, really just the mom and her 9-year-old son. We passed by and the mom wasn't there but her oldest daughter was, Palmela. She is about 25 or so and was willing to listen to us. We talked with her and had the mom and son of the active family to accompany us. We quickly learned that she doesn't believe in God and we quickly had to change our teaching method. It was an interesting lesson but we definitely left her thinking. She recently had a baby so I focused a bit on that, how the love a mom or parent has for her son or daughter isn't something that you can describe. It's so hard to describe because it doesn't come from humans, it's a lot more than that, it's divine. We talked a bit on that and she was intrigued to learn more. So I'll let you know more about her progress. 
I love you guys and hope you have a great week! Be strong and give my baby girl lots of love for me! Love you guys! Talk to you soon!

Picture is of an elder that got pretty sick, so we took a picture while he was sleeping lol.