Monday, July 19, 2010

Buenas! 8 months! and SNOW‏

Well hello family.

Well things are going good here in Tucuman. The work is progressing little by little and we should have a baptism this saturday. We didnt have our baptism but we have more planned in the next little bit. But its going good here. As for teaching things are going good. Last night we picked up a family that we dropped a while back and found one of thier friends is a member so we are going with her. So thats good that we are teaching them again. We are still teaching the family Aslan and we should have a baptism for the two girls next week and we have one of the bothers coming to church again and going to the actividades. And we are working on a couple of others also and we have more appointments with some new people this week. But the work is going good and is progressing here in good old Manantial. The baptism that we have planned for is the girl Rode. Her mom was baptised a little while back and now working on her getting baptised. The thing is that she has some fears about the whole thing. So we are going to try to work on that this week. But she is good and is excited for the baptism. Well thats about it for the news.

Things for me are going good. My knee is doing better,but as always could be better. Im working hard and trying to get things done.Elder Rivera and I are working hard and are getting along fine. Its a good thing that we get along or things would be tough. But he is good and is helping me with my spanish and Im helping him with english,so I guess it works both ways. My spanish is improving and I am learning new things everyday. And the members help sometimes also. Its cool we have a kid that is getting ready to go on his mission and speaks english pretty good,so he always helps. But its going good for me. Well on saturday while working we went to a house of a less active and while talking with her I started to feel dizzy and kinda sick when all the sudden I fell backward and then tried to stop and go forward and then I almost passed out but they caught me and help me. I guess my blood sugar was low or something. But now Im fine and eating and drinking to avoid it again. But now Im fine. Oh and also this week we had SNOW!!! It was crazy how it happend. The last couple of days were chilly and I guess it got cold enough that it snowed. It was cool and also was not fun to work cause no one wanted to listen cause it was too cold. But it was cool. And then today we went to the mountains and played in the snow and took pics to the big christ statue here, I will try to send some pics. And then we went to Burger King for lunch. It was weird cause I was actually excited to eat there. It was good to have something from the states. But all is good and things are going well and should be getting better. But I love it here and the people are good and the members are always willing to help.

Sounds like you guys are doing well and are getting to ready for the weekend. Im jealos of you guys but Im here. Mom and Jayson good luck with the race and dad have fun with all the sound and music gigs, at least your busy. I love ya all and I think of the wonderfull things you have done for me. Tell everyone hi for me and that Im fine.Tell everyone congrates and good luck with thier kids and soon to be kids. Its crazy how time flies but its for the better. I love ya all and miss ya. Good luck with all that you do and I pray for you guys everday. I love ya.

Te quiero,

Elder Jarret Wade

Monday, July 12, 2010

Buenas dias de Tucuman‏ and PICTURES!!

Well hello everyone!

Well things are going good here in good old Tucuman. Well this week for work was decint but could have been better. We didnt have our baptism, that sucks. His relatives showed up from Brazil and went on a tour of Argentina, and took him with. So he missed the baptism and then he was too tired to come to church that sunday but his mom and sister came. But we have the baptism set up for the next saturday, so wish us luck. We did divisions this week and I went to Tafi Viejo with Elder Day. It was fun and to work with him and to know his area. He had a interview to do so the Zone leaders came and we were with them part of the day, so that was cool. But it was fun. We are still working some families and hope to have some more baptisms this transfer. We are working with the Familia Aslan, two of the girls, Alexia and Allelin. They are coming to church and they love the lessons. Then we have anouther girl of a lady that was baptised before I come her name is Rode and she just needs permision from her dad and then we can baptise her so we are working on that. But things are going good here and Im loving it. So Im gald Im staying here this transfer. Cause we have a lot of stuff planned for this transfer.

Well my life is about the same as it has been. Nothing big is happining. Elder Rivera and I are working good togeather and I am learning from him and he helps with my spanish. So its good between us. As for me the weather has been good. This last week was warm and then today is cold with some wind, so it makes it colder. This morning we went to the terminal to say good bye to some of the missionaries and to see some of them come. It was cool to see them leave but sad also because they were some friends but I hope to see them sometime during the mission. The weird thing is that President took all the sister missionaries out of the province and put them up north. So there arent any sisters here in Tucuman or Santiago del Estero. So thats sad but I guess its for the safety. But its going good. My knee is alright but could be better. The pills Im taking are pain pills, dont ask me to spell cause I cant. And the brace is helping a bit, but my knee gets tired by the end of the night. It hurts to run, so thats not good. But Im fine and only hope it gets better. But things are going good down here. The other day it was independince day down here and they turned 200 years old so they had a huge party here in centro and the President showed up and gave a talk. Because here in Tucuman everything started for independence, so there is a lot of history in this province. So everyone was out partying and it was dificult to work but we did it anyway. But it was cool to see everyone celebrating 200 years. But thats about it for me and the things here. Oh ya I went to Wal-Mart the other day and oh my gosh it felt like I was home and I baught a Snikers bar, but havent eaten it yet.

Well it sounds like your lifes are busy like normal and your having fun. So dad have you passed it yet or you still have it? But it sounds like the derby was a success. And its sucks that Boozer and Korver are leaving but I guess it was time for Boozer. And Im sure they will find somebody. Mom have fun with the summer and have Jayson and Jake help you. I miss you guys and some things about home, but oh well I here and there is nothing I can do about it. But I love you all and I hope the best for ya. Have fun with whatever you do!

Te quiero

Elder Jarret Wade

Monday, July 5, 2010

Feliz dia de independencia‏

Well hello from good old Tucuman. HAPPY FOUTH!!

Well things are going good and the work is progressing. We are teaching quite a few people and the work here is progressing. We are excited because we are going to have a baptism this saturdaya. His name is Manuel D and is 9 years old. He is an average kid and loves to play sports. But hes good and we are also trying to reactivate his family with it. So who knows and we are hoping also that we can have another one also on saturday. Tonight we have to talk with the parents on getting her baptised. The mom is already baptised and the girl wants to also. But we will find out tonight. We are also working with anouther less active family, Flia . All but three are members and two want to get baptised so they have fetchas for the 24 so I hope they make it. We are trying to work with anouther couple also. They have been investigators for awhile and the only thing keeping them from baptism is marrige. They are so close but yet they kinda procrastinate or something comes up. The other day they had a fight and said they didnt want to get married at the moment, so that kinda a hurt. But we are hoping in the next while that we can get them baptised. But the work is going good, we have many more investigators, but these are the most that are progressing.

But the things for me are going good. My comp and I still get along and my spanish is improving slowly but its improving. Well we find out transfers this week, wow how fast time flies. But Im kinda sure that Im staying, but who knows. My knee is good but could be better. Today we played soccer and it wasnt happy with me in the second game but I have a brace for it and Im taking pills also. So its all good for now. Well Argentina is out of the cup and everyone was shocked about that. And the people called me a german after the game and tried to throw stuff at me. But oh well I guess thats the life. But they thought that they were going to go all the way and win the cup, but I guess they have anouther chance in four years. But things are going good and I havent had any dogs try to hit me, so thats good. But things are good and the food is still good. But as of late I have ate somany potatoes but ya. I think I ate potatoes at almost every meal. But the food is still good. I love it here and the people are good. Lately it has felt like its summer. Its weird, the afternoons are hot but not as hot as in the summer, thats good. But its winter but I guess Im in south America. But ya.

It sounds like you all are doing good and loving life up there. Mom and Jayson good job on the run and I wish I could have done it with you but Im here. Jake nice job at the camp and Im sure you loved it. Grandma sounds like your garden is going good and your having a ton of success, I miss rassberies. and Grandma Wade I think I might have to take a painting class from you when I get back. Well it sounds like your doing fine and you all are enjoying your summers, well I hope so cause I am. I love ya all and miss ya but I know Im here for a reason. Love YA!

OS amo,

Elder Jarret Wade

Friday, July 2, 2010

Buenas dias‏

Well hello family.

Well things are going good down here in Argentina. So its good that the US is out and Argentina is still winning, but they play Germany next and the thing is that every now and then people think that Im from Germany, dang blonde hair and blue eyes. But things are good here. Other than when they play we dont get anything done so we usually study during that time. But we have a couple of new families that we are teaching. And we found a barrio, neighborhood, that we havent seen before. So this area just keeps growing and growing for me, ITS HUGE. We had a family but we went by yesterday and they decided that theyt didnt want to listen anymore, so thats sad. But we have found a couple more people to teach. And we are still working with the partmember family and the kids have somewhat settled down. But the work is going good down. Slow but good. This last sunday was Stake Confrence and we had three investigators show up so that was good. And at the confrence we had Elder Avila an area seventy and there was also our mission president. So it was good. But we have some investigators but we need more. And yesterday after the game we didnt get anything done. Everyone was out partying and didnt want to listen. So thats the work down here.

But for me Im doing good and working hard. My spanish is improving and my comp and I are working hard. Well we also had zone confrence this last Wednesday and President talked alot about the rules and how they were made by the first presidency and we need to respect that. And we also have a new project to do. Because for the last four months we have been reading in the Book of Mormon and we had to highlight every reference of the Lords name in red and in Blue was gospel princeples. So it was good project and this new project is in the Bible. We are reading the four gospels. And we have to highlight in red every refrence that Christ is the son of God and in blue whenever he teaches or his teachings. So it should be good. But ya. Im good and just a little sick with a cold but it should pass over. But Im having problems with my knee again, but dont get worried. Last night we were walking down this street about to turn a corner and this dog came running at me and I didnt have time to move so it ran staight into my knee and of course it was my bad knee. But Im taking care of it. But Im kinda frustraited by it. But oh well I guess thats life. But Im doing good and just working. Well I got a story of the week. This last thursday we did service for a sister in the other area. All it was was to cut off a bunch of branches that were hanging over house. So it wasnt so bad but when we decided to cut of one of the big branches it fell through the roof. So that sucked and then we spent most of the time looking for a new thing to fix it. We eventually found a metal sheet the same sheets that I worked with during the summer. So eventually we got it fixed and the sister was happy with it. But it was just a crazy day in its self. It started at 9 in the morning and finished at 7 at night it was crazy. So thats my story. But that was crazy.

Well thats my life so far down here. But it sounds like you guys are having fun and enjoying the summer. Jake keep working hard at the camps and Im sure that you will do great during the season. Mom have fun at school and Jayson keep helping mom and dad. Dad have fun with the pups and the demo durby and dont go to the hospital again. And grandma and Brian sounds like the garden is coming like crazy and I miss fresh vegitables. But oh well. I love it here and the people are good and loving. Oh and those pics were of Rodrigos mom and the other is of a bunch of placs of tucuman. So ya and Im going to try to send some more. But I love ya all and I love reading about you guys.

Os amo tanto,

Elder Jarret Wade