Monday, March 28, 2011
The Train Trayner that's training...
I'm super hungry. I only ate a little cereal cuz I ran out. Haha. So the first week of training went pretty well. We got started on Wednesday, but we still had a pretty good week in the end. More about this in the following sections where I respond to questions from Nate and from Mom.
So what are some of the fun things you have been able to do on P-day down there?
Here in Rio Grande? We play soccer behind the church on a cement court sometimes. One time we did an asado (a barbeque) with chicken and chorizo (like bratwursts). Yum. What else... oh. That one time we went to Tolhuin and Lago (lake) Fagnano... that's pretty much it. In my last few weeks in Constitucion we were playing basketball every monday. Ballin. Anyways, our investigators invited us to Tolhuin next Monday so we might do that.
Or are you stuck doing laundry all day?
Nope, we drop our clothes of at the laundromat.
How much are you cooking on your own right now?
Pretty much not... just pday we either cook or buy. Everyone here gives us wayyy to much food, I'm gaining weight.
What do you typically make?
They sell crappy tortillas in some places so cheese quesadillas. Yogurt, pudding, fruit, left overs... haha.
Tell us about your new companion.
Elder Mateos is from Cordoba (b or v..??) Argentina, but he was living in Resistencia, Chaco for the past year because he was a professor in a university. He is an Information Technology professor or something similar. He's pretty smart and he is learning English really fast (even though he says he doesn't speak it at all...haha). He was baptized 2 years ago and he is 24. He is the only member in his family and he got to know the church through a girl he met on facebook, who he ended up dating. Hahaha. The best part is that a year ago he broke up with her and now she is living in Ushuaia (3 hours away, basically the only other city on the island.. hahaha). The rest of his family is catholic and he actually went to the catholic church before getting baptized. He's a baller.
Hopefully you guys are getting along well together.
Like peanut butter and jam baby.
How long are the days there?
They're getting shorter. It gets dark at about 7:30 and the sun comes up at about 7 or 7 30 i think.
How are you coming with your new investigators?
Really good. We finally have found some good new investigators. We had 5 in church on Sunday but 2 of them need divorces. Our other best two- Nancy and her sister Veronica- didn't go because Nancy didn't want to go cuz she was still really upset the the cops came and got mad at her for selling alcohol after hours the night before. Haha. But we talked to her later in the day and she was doing better, but she is still really upset cuz things are tense with her husband (they're not married...) and things aren't getting better. But last night he participated more with us. Hopefully we can turn that around because if not he is supposed to leave in April. Anyways, last night she said she believes that the Book of Mormon is true because it has helped her and she believes that Joseph Smith was a prophet. Now we just need to get the whole marriage or split issue fixed and she'll for sure get baptized. Unfortunately Roman is taking more time but
he'll also be baptized soon. Also we helped an inactive young man who is the only member in his family go on Sunday and his sister was really interested and she went too. They look really good, we just need to keep them going to church and at least that girl from the family will get baptized.
With the branch leadership?
Good. Unfortunately Pres. Nina still hasn't come to church, but the District President says that they are supposedly going to call a new presidency soon. Yup...
Well you all pretty much asked me all the questions that I had anything to say about... I guess I'll share a story from yesterday- A kind of less active brother asked us if we could go with him after
lunch to visit his inactive sister. So we went and she was there and she has a back problem and she was super depressed about her condition and also her spiritual condition and she was crying and I just felt so horrible for her, but I could feel the love that our Heavenly Father has for her and I could really feel that she was my sister. Anyways, we shared about the Atonement and repentance and then she bore her testimony and asked for a blessing. So we gave her the blessing and the Spirit was really strong. Anyways, her brother is going to pick her up next week to go to conference and another brother that was with us is going to try and find a wheelchair.
Well, love you all. Hope you are all doing well. If not, read the scriptures and get down on your knees to pray. Thanks for all your support!