Monday, November 22, 2010
Well hello family and friends and what a week it was.
Well this week was a week full of crazy surprises. Well this week was a good week in almost all aspects. Well working this week with my new comp was interesting. You can tell that he has a little bit of time but not a lot. He is a good worker but needs just a little bit of motivation here and there. You can tell that he doubts a lot of things he does, but that will change with time. Well the area here is good and big also, but not as big as Manantial. In our church we have a branch and a ward and we are responsible to work in the two, so we will see how that goes. The members are nice and like to help a little here and there. Well the thing here is the people are known to be lazy and not want to do anything, so it will be fun and try to work with this. The people are really nice, nicer than tucuman, sometimes. We have a really rich neighborhood in our area and its tuff to work sometimes because the people aren´t to humble, but oh well. But other than that things are going good here in Cabildo.
Well as for my comp and things are going good. He is a stud and knows how to work but I dont understand him half the time becasue he mumbles, so I will try to break that. But he is good. We live in a pension of 4 and we live with two other gringos so its mostly english half the time. But the others are cool. Well as for Santiago things are good. Its starting to get hot and they say it gets hotter like 120-130, so I will probably die of heat down here. But its good. Well as for my knee Im just a little more that frustrated with everything down here. I went in on friday to get it checked out and the doctor I was supposed to see left while I was waiting and wasnt going to come back until wensday, so they told me to come back latter to do some testings. So I went back and I told them what was going on and that I thought it was something with the ligaments. So they had me do a X-ray, that shows nothing but bone. So they got the results back and told me that nothing was wrong and that I needed to by a anti-inflamitory. So I was a little more than frustrated, but this week Im going to see a different doctor in a different place and see what he says. So I will let you know. And they might want to do a MRI and that costs about 700-800 pesos, 150-200 dollars. Just to let you know. But ya other than that things are going good.
Well its sounds like you guys are doing good and are enjoying the SNOW!! How lucky you guys are. But ya I recieved the package and I looiing forward to getting the other. But it sounds like you guys are good. Enjoy thanksgiving thursday, I dont know what we will do. But I love you guys. Have fun
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, November 15, 2010
Well as you all know this week is the big week for me 1 YEAR!!! Wow time flies by. But things went good and should be getting better. Well for work was good this last week we accomplished a lot of our goals except we with people in church, we had three. Well we had four but she didnt stay for sacrement, but oh well. But other that than that. Well before I go on I should say that Ive been transferd. But the Elders there are going to have at least two or three baptisms. Im kinda bummed but thats the way things work in the mission. But things were going good in Manantial. And Im excited to work in my new area.
Well as you know now Ive been transferd and Im now in Cabildo in Santiago Del Estero. Its a city just outside the capital so Im kinda of close to capital. And with the new transfer, new area I am now Senior Comp!! my comp is Elder Roca and he is from Chile and only has three months in the mission so Im his step-papi. Crazy huh. when I found out I was shocked and didnt know what to think but I hope things will be good. But of course Im kinda scared cause I dont know if I know what to do and take control. So I guess it will come with time. But it looks like its going to be a good transfer and Im excited. I live in an apartment with anouther companionship, but the appartment is pretty small but for the most part clean. But it was hard leaving Manantial. The ward announced that I was leaving right when church was getting over and there were many people that we surprised and sad that I was leaving. It was the primary program so I didnt have time to share anything so I said good bye and everything while the people were leaving. Its just crazy that I was there for six months and that it felt like 4 but oh well. I have a feeling that Im going to be here for awhile too. But the thing is that its almost summer and it gets to about 125-130 sometimes here in Santiago, so I might go home burnt and black. So we will see what happens in time. But Im excited and nervouse for the things that are going on. Also I havent done anything for my knee yet. Hermana Northcutt whated to wait until after transfers to do anything so I will most likely go to the doctors here in Santiago. And I will keep you posted on whats going on.
Well it sounds like you guys are doing good and enjoying the cold oncoming winter, with all the snow and everything. But it sounds like you guys are having fun. Dad I love the beard, but you have a lot of grays in there, sorry. Jayson good luck with the wrestling and take care of you arm, you need that. Mom have fun with school and everything else. I love you guys and I love reading what you guys write. And mom I should be getting the package, but I´ll let you know. I love you all.
Elder Jarret Wade
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Well seasons greetings from down south!
Well things were good this week in about everything. The only thing that I
dont like is that its passing too fast. Well the work this week went pretty
good. This last week was full of crazy stuff and fun stuff also. Well as for
the work we had a full week. We had lots of citas with a lot of our
investigators and it seems like they are progressing well and we
should have a couple baptisms in two weeks. Then we went to Lules to
do some service for Luigi. He hasnt been living there for about a
month and so the grass and everything is really high, so we went and
cut it for him. And in Argentina its completly different to mow the
lawn. You do it with a machete and a wanabe electric lawn mower. But
it was fun and we did most of it. But things are going good. Yesterday
we had 4 investigators in the chruch and they seemed to love it. Then
we spent about 3-4 hours knocking doors looking for new investigators.
And we only entered into one door and it was the last one we knocked
and she was pretty cool. She is a 60 year old lady from Germany. So it
was pretty cool to talk with her other than she is super catholic. But
things went good.
As for me and my comp we are doing good and enjoying our time
togeather. Well I honestly cant believe that this week is the last
week of the transfer, so maybe that means that someone is gone. But
you never know. And I cant believe that Elder Rose and Elder Donaldson
go home in one week, THats crazy. I was thinking and I was Elder
Rose´s comp when he had 14 months and now he is going home, wow time
flies. But its all going good and Im enjoying my time. Well this week
I didnt get to work with my comp too much. We did divisions wendsday
night to do a interview and then thursday we did divisions with the
Zone leaders and I finaly returned to Manantial Friday morning. So
that was kinda long couple days but it was all good and I learned a
lot. But the thing is that the weather is changing and its getting
hot. It starts getting hot around 9 in the morning and by 2-3 in the
afternoon its unbareingly hot. It gets around 80-85 and its not summer
yet. And they say that it gets up to 120 sometimes and this is with
humidity. I dont like it at all. But I guess I will get used to that
for sometime. But things are going good and I plan on working hard.
Well I talked with the doctor in Buenas Aires, for the missionaries,
about my knee and by the way its acting he said that I might have a
ligament tair so I have to go get it checked out this week. So I will
keep you updated.
But it sounds like you guys are doing good and are enjoying your time.
I love the pics and wow things change so much in a year. So who is the
baby in the photo with Jake. and Jake you looked great and have fun
with the student body. Dad have fun doing all the sound and work hard.
Mom just relax and everything will be alright. Like Bob Marly said,
"Dont worry about a thing, cause every little thing will be alright."
I love you guys and I love reading what goes on in your lifes.
Elder Jarret Wade
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Well hello everyone.
Well things went good this last week and we had quite the week. Well to start off we had the baptism on Friday and it was amazing. There were only five of us there to do it. It was what Luigi wanted and so we did it. It was amazing and you could really feel the spirit there. So other than the baptism the week was like normal. We had a kid that was getting ready to on his mission helping us for most of the week. As for people that we are teaching. We have some people that are progressing and getting close to baptism. Well yesterday we recieved a refrence on the almost daughter in law of one of the members and so we went over and taught her and she said that she wants to get baptised so we put the date for the 20th of November. So we have things that are going good here in good old Manantial. Other than that we are still teaching some of the people that we had and we have anouther that is close but has a lot of doubts of everything but we are slowly resolving each of her questions. But other than that things are going good and we are looking forward to some more baptisms.
Well as for things that have happend in this last week. Well monday night after we were done teaching and the almost elder was helping us, decided that he needed a hair cut so what did we do. We sat him down and cut his hair. He thought that it was too short but its not realy short and his parents loved it. And now the kid is on his way to the MTC in Peru. And other than that things were pretty chill. Well one thing that happend is that we were living off of twenty pesos, thats like almost 5 dollars. For one week we werent buying anything and we did pretty good if I say so my self. We had a lot of help from some of the members. But things went good. Well I cant think of anything else that happend this week. It was pretty chill this last week. Well we are going to have interviews with president this week. So that will be pretty fun. I love the interviews and to get to talk with the Hermana. But things are going good and should be improving. And Dad I havent hit a year yet! Oh ya also on saturday one of the members took a pic of the top of my head and then started to laugh and then I saw the pic and noticed that my hair is really really thin up top so that is the new joke in the ward now. But oh well.
Well Im glad that you guys are doing fine and enjoying your time. Jake sounds like you did good a state and ran hard. Well now you got wrestling ahead and that should be awesome. Dad thanks for the photos they were great and Jake I didnt know that you cut your hair that short. And dad sounds like that concert was good and ya you should start running, I should too. I love you guys and I wish the best for you all. And mom I hope that everything is allright. I love you all.
Elder Jarret Wade