Monday, February 22, 2010

Another week in Argentina

Well hello from down under.

Its sounds like you are all doing amazing with everything and are having fun. Congrats Jake for qualifying for state and I'm sure you will do awesome. Thanks for the pics I loved them and I love reading whats going on. By what you are saying it sounds like your staying busy and having fun. Well I guess to answer some of your questions. We did take a plane from Buenos Aires to Salta and then we took a bus from Salta to Jujuy and then a Remis to Perico. So that was a trip in of itself. And we just keep getting rain and rain and its just hot as hot. WE it rains it just doesn't sprinkle it pours and you get soaked just stepping outside. But its been nice other than the last couple days have been really hot again. But things are good.

Well the church decided to change the email system. They partnered with gmail to do it. So they gave me a new email so here it is So theres that. So far its pretty nice and works pretty good. just got to get used to a new email thats all.

So for this week we kinda stayed the same in investigators and lost some that didnt want to change. We picked up a new one and his name is Rodrigo and is really loving the lessons and wants to change. The only problem other than smoking is that he cant read. He has a tumor in one of his eyes and his other eye is misshaped so it makes it really hard to read and some of the other stuff we normally do with investigators. But we got the Book of Mormon on CD for him to listen to and for lessons we sometimes watch movies with him. He is a really good guy and really wants to change. Other than that we are teaching one other family that is really nice and willing to do what we ask them to do, except come to church. But they are nice and listen to the lessons. Its kinda cool cause if Rodrigo goes to church this sunday and is willing to change he can be baptised right before the transfer. So thats what Im praying for. But things are going good. Nothing really big has happened this week just consistently shut down in contacts. I laughed when you talked about Seth´s adventures so far down in the Philippines. Cause I dont have to deal with huge bugs in my appartment, other than cockroaches and we normally kill them with some raid and then burn them with body spray and a lighter. And Im lucky enough to have a toilet with a seat. The only thing I had to get used to was the budea.

But things are good. Elder Rose and I are continually working and striving to be better. Its crazy how fast things go and how this transfer is almost done. Its gone by so fast and its been nice that way. I always love hearing from you and love seeing whats happining with life. I love ya all and I wish the best for you all. And Jake wrestle hard at state and especially have fun with it.

I love ya all and Your always in my prayers,

Elder Jarret Wade

Monday, February 15, 2010

Week 3 From Argentina

Well Im sorry for not getting an email out last week. We had a lot of different storms here so while I was typing the power went out and I wasnt able to send so sorry. But other than that things are going good. We have had a lot of rain lately so we get pretty wet, so thats always fun. I havent seen any cars move because of the water but the roads flood. Things are good but could be better. Yesterday we actually lost investigators but then we found a new one. It kinda sucks cause we normally find the wifes of the family and then when we talk with the husband he doesnt want anything to do with us. Its sad but its how things work here in Argentina. For news today was a lazy pday. We didnt do anything so we just cleaned untill the water went out. So our pench is pretty clean but we dont have any water. But last week we went fishing and then ate the fish tuesday. They were just little guys and they were interesting to eat. The family gutted them and then deep fried them and then you eat them head and all. They werent bad just crispy. but the food here is good, I havent found anything crazy in the food yet. But the latest thing Ive eaten is potato cakes with meat inside covered with flour and then deep fried. Theyre pretty good just really filling. For the language I feel like it could be better but it is slowly coming. I found out that my comps mom is from northern utah and she went to bear river high. I dont know her name but her maiden name is scott and she is from fielding Utah and her parents own a dairy farm up there. My comps the yongest so his moms around Dan or Brians age. Other than that things are going good as usual. About the only crazy thing thats going on is Carnaval. It is huge and its one big party everyday except sunday cause "everyone goes to church." Its crazy there are a bunch of drunk people covered in paint running around. So at night we throw water at them. Its fun. My stomach is doing fine its just hard staying away from some of the fruit. It sucks but I just dont want to get sick so I will go with juices. But things are going good, we dont have any fetchas for baptism yet but we are working with our investigators about that. We found a kid last night named Manuel. He is 18 years old and kinda has the Joseph Smith story going on. He was raised catholic but then left cause he didnt like it and then just started going to other churches looking for something and hasnt found it. So he sounds good we just hope we can keep him. But things are good just got to get used to the heat and humidity. It is insanly hot and I feel like I melt everyday. But today is nice day its overcast with a slight chance that it will try to rain. So its not hot or muggy just nice.

 I love ya all and I love hearing from you. I keep learning something new everyday and I love it. I started reading the book Lectures on Faith and I love it so far. I fits perfectly on what we are doing as a companionship this week. We started working on christlike attributes and the one we picked is faith. So it fits. I love it here and I keep meeting new and amazing people here. And they are willing and trying to help me learn spanish. Things are good and hard at the same time. and during the hard times I think of a scripture we share with some of our less actives the scripture is 1 Samual 12:24. i love it and it helps me realize what I need to do. I love ya all and look forward hearing from ya all.

 Love ya and always trust in the Lord cause he is always there. Alma 38:5

 Elder Jarret Wade

 Oh and Happy Valentines Day and Lazy Argentine Day also. (they are lazy they take a siesta from 1 to around 4. Its crazy) But oh well its the culture.


Monday, February 1, 2010

1st letter from Argentina

Well hello from Argentina!Things are going amazing down here and I love it. Well to start I guess is that my first area is called Perico and a city just outside of Jujuy and two hours north of Salta. But things are going good. Staying busy all day long. My comp is Elder Rose from California and he has been here for just over a year. He is an amazing elder. Things are going good just trying to get used to the humidity. It feels as soon as I step out the door my cloths stick and it is just wonderful. The food here is good. I have ate a lot of chicken and potatoes and then today I had beef and rice. but they usually they deep fry the meat. The people are amazing and super friendly. They are mostly of Bolivian decent and they do speak with the costallan. My first night in Perico I taught part of the first lesson and I think Ive tought almost every lesson. Things are good. This place is beautiful. It is soooo green. The mountains(hills are covered with trees and bushes. It looks like a jungle its pretty cool. Today for Pday we went and met a family from Jujuy and worked with the husband with bees. I will send the pics next week. But it was a blast, we got to handle them and take tons of pics with them. President Northcut is awesome and super friendly. We took pics and they will send them to you as soon as I give them your email. So far everything is good and wonderful. its interesting cause we share a big water tank with another family that lives below us and sometimes they will take most of it and the water will shut off at sometime around 1030 or so. well I dont know what else to say other than why did we buy two suits I haven't used them since Ive been down here. And its too hot to wear them on Sundays too. But other than that things are good. Oh and Dad you would love it down here everyone drinks coke, sprite, or Fanta. Its pretty funny. Oh and I know why bob barker always said to spay and neuter your pets. Dogs are everywhere down here. I love it though and on Sunday the bishop made me get up and give my testimony. I thought it was good and I can see an improvement in Spanish. The people are humble, sometimes, it is definitely a third world country. its good though. I love ya guys and love hearing from ya. Just remember trust in the Lord with all your heart and persevere to the end and the he will help. I love everything and I am grateful for the things back home. Cause at least we have carpet, everyone here has tile and they usually share a bed. Its sad but its all they have. Le amo con mi todo corazon,Elder Wade