Monday, November 21, 2011
Wow and Greetings family and friends!
I honestly cant believe that this is the last week. Time is just going by way too fast for me. This last week has been pretty good and we have been busy. We didnt have a baptism last week but this week we are planning for a lot. We are teaching quite a bit of people and they seem really good and should progress later on. We had four investigators in church yesterday and it was amazing. I love seeing the hand of the lord in all things. It was a blessing we had to be able to complete with our goals. Today we are going to have a baptism and it should be really good. I love this place and Im going to be sad having to leave it. But I know that its in good hands. The ward is growing and I hate to see it grow without me but its all for the good.
As for my comp and I we are doing good. We are working hard and things seem to be going good between us. Im the first comp that he is "killing", so its a new experience for the both of us. He is a little bit nervous for having control of the area but I know that he is going to work hard and improve it. As for me Im doing good. Im just trying to work hard this last week and I try not to think too hard in whats left. Things are going good. I just cant believe that this is my last letter to you guys. I still remember the MTC like it was yesterday. Time is just going by way too fast, but I guess that the way it is. I love this place and Im going to miss a lot. My knee is trying to hold on just a little bit longer, but its there. Today we had interviews with President Levrino and it was really good. He is a really good guy and I love how I can trust in him. We didnt talk to much today because he is waiting for my exit interview with him next week, crazy! Today he mentioned quite a few times the word marriage and it was really weird. We had a little training meeting before and to show an example on how to ask a question, He asked me "elder wade will you get married in the next month and a half" Everyone started laughing and he got a kick out of it. But things are going good. Today I spent most of the morning talking with the hermana that lives in front and also buying some stuff for you guys. So today is going good.
Sounds like you guys are doing good. I love reading your letters and seeing the things you have to say. Im also excited to see you all in the next week, crazy huh?! Keep up the good work and see you soon. I love you all and I wish and pray the best for you all.
Elder Jarret Wade
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Well hello everyone and greetings from down south.
Well things are going good and they are progressing. This last week was very interesting like all first weeks of the transfer, but it was a good one. We worked hard and we found and tought quite a bit of people this last week. We found fourteen new investigators and they seem to be pretty good, we´ll see what happens in the coming weeks. We ended up teaching 34 lessons all week not including less actives. So it was really good and I loved it. Well we finally had our baptism this week and I was thrilled to finally have one. It was really good and you could feel the spirit really strong. Her name is Lidia R and she got baptised on Friday and confirmed on Sunday. Yesterday we only had one investigator in church. But things are going good and they seem to be getting better everyday.
For us down here the things are going good. My comp is a really hard worker and we get along alright. Its weird being with a latino after so long with gringos. But he is a good kid. He is the only member of his family and the youngest. So he is a big example of why he is out here. For me things are going good and they seem to getting better but faster everytime. This week we worked a ton and things went well. We worked hard everyday this week, that when we got to the pension we were wasted and super tired. It was a really good feeling to feel that way. I know that we are here doing the Lord´s work and He wants our all from us. The weather this week has been pretty crazy, first hot and then it gets cold and rains a little bit. Its really starting to bug me a little. With all this change in the weather I think that Im starting to come down with a little something. But I will push through it. This week we are looking at a couple more baptisms and I super happy for that. First we have to get some married and they have thier date for this Friday. Here you have to have witnesses and they choose me to be one of the witnesses. So Im getting ready for that. On Sunday we had a visit from a member of the seventy Elder Spitale, from Cordoba. It was really good and he talked about the goals that the area has for us down here. One of them is that there are more full time missionaries serving in Argentina from Argentina. It was good and he quoted Pres. Monson from two confrences ago saying that it is a commandment for us to leave on the mission. He also stated that we shouldnt have to think or pray if we should go or now. Its a command from God to leave. I was really good and I loved it. So thats the news that we have down here.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and loving life. I loved the pics and thats quite a bit of pumpkins that your have there Brian! I love you guys and I wish you a happy Halloween!!!
P.S- Halloween really doesnt exsite? down here, but I´ll eat a lot candy anyways!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Well this week was a good one and we had many things going for us. It was a full week of running around and trying to find and teach our investigators. We taught quite a few and they were all really good lessons. There are quite a few things going for us down here. We planned on having a baptism last saturday but we didnt have it because she ended up going to Salta at the last minute. So we have around 3-4 planned this week. Our investigators are doing good and we are helping them slowly but at least we are helping them. We should have one getting married this week so that she can get baptised this weekend. For the marriges down here you have so much paperwork to do and a lot of running around. But we should be getting them married this week. Yesterday we only had one in church, almost tw but he came late. But the one that came to church should be getting baptised this week as well. So as you can tell things are going good.
We you might be wondering what happend to us in the transfer. Sadly to say that my comp Elder Lessing got transferd to Tucuman. It was tough when we recieved the call saying that he was leaving. We both wanted to stay togeather for one more, but I guess the Lord had different thoughts over everything. So Im now with my last comp, Elder H from Chile. He seems like a good kid and has a ton of energy to work. So it should be weird because I´ll get to know him and then I leave. But its going to be fun. In our appartment we are two gringos, Elder A, from South Jordan, and me. And then two chilenos, my comp and elder R. Im happy because I will be able to work on my spanish some more before I come home. Im doing good and I keep pushing along here. Today my knee has been bugging me and I dont know why, but I´ll push through it. Last Saturday we had a confrence with Elder Aidukaitis of the seventy and it was really good. He is from Brazil but speaks spanish and english really well. He talked a lot on how us missionaries can become better and teach and baptise all the people that the lord has planned for us. I liked it and I learned a lot; which Im going to apply these last months. But things are going good and shall be getting better. Our neighbor´s dog still hasnt had her pups but they should come in the next coming weeks. Im excited for everything that is happening and thinigs are going good.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and your enjoying your summer almost winter weather. We just seem to be getting hotter and hotter. I love reading your letters and seeing the pics of everything. Thanks for everything that you do for me.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, October 3, 2011
Things are going good and they seem to be getting better. This week was a really good week for the both of us and I loved it. Our lessons this week were amazing and I loved everyone of them. We have quite a bit of people who are getting ready for baptism, for the most part. Most of them still have problems but we are working with them to get rid of them. But yet again ther were many different problems for us as well this week. This weekend was perfect to have investigators and we tried so hard to get them to come but only one came and we didnt even get to know him until saturday night. But for the most part our investigators are doing well and I guess we just need to find a little bit more of them to keep working well.
As for my comp and I we are doing good and we just keep on working hard. I love working with my comp and he is just a super stud. We keep working hard and pushing ourselves to get better. This week showed a lot of improvement in our teaching and I loved it. Im doing good and I just keep pushing myself to hold on. Things are going good and they seem to be getting better. This week was weird because with the confrence this weekend it pushed our scheduel a little weird. But it was all good. I loved watching the confrence and its going to be weird not seeing as a missionary. I was a able to watch the priesthood session in spanish and it was really good. I like being able to watch it in spanish and understand it, but for me its better in english. But it was really good and I liked it. I was able to see a lot of members from Perico that I havent seen for a long time. So I like it. But things are going good and I love it here. Today we helped the hermana that lives in front of us. We cleaned the garage and burned a lot of news paper. Its wierd because we burned the paper and trash in the street, not good but oh well. And while cleaning we found a foosball table in there and my comp and I had a preatty intense game. But thats about it.
I love to hear that you guys are doing good and that your enjoying your time up there. Just keep up the good work and enjoy your time. I love you guys and I miss you.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, September 26, 2011
Well hello everyone and greetings from down south.
Wow can I say that its crazy how time flies when your busy doing good things. But things are going good and they seem to picking up. We continue to keep working and pushing hard to complete with the goals that president has set and may I say taht we are doing good. This week was another tough week but we did what we could and we did alright. We are still working with a lot of people to get them progressing towards baptism. We found some realy good investigators this week and they really want to get baptised. Then we are still working with some of our old investigators but things dont seem the same. We have a kid that is ready for baptism but we just have to teach him most of the stuff and get permision from his mom, but he is a good kid. Yesterday we had three investigators in church and they are super close to baptism. But things are going good and I am loving it down here.
As for my companion and I we are doing good and we are still working hard togeather. Honeslty my comp is such a stud and is amazing. I love working with him and he has so much energy to work and pushes me to have it too. We are doing good and Im loving it down here. Im doing good and I still try to push through the days. But things aregoing good for me. This week was really interesting because there is a guy here that is trying to convert us to the truth. It was interesting because he made us watch some anti-mormon movies and some other stuff like that. But other than that things have been normal down here, if you would call it normal. But things are going good and thats all that I can ask for. I super excited for General Confrence this weekend and I cant believe that its my last one here. But thats about it news down here.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and are loving the good old fall weather. The weather down here has been hot adn just seems to be getting even hotter. I love that you guys are doing good. Jayson good job on your games this week and keep it up. Dad and Jake I love the shirt ideas and it should go good. I love the new color of carrots, super weird. I love you all and I wish all the luck in the world for you guys.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, September 19, 2011
Well things are going good and things seem to be getting better. This week was a tough week and things didnt go quite as planned, but it was still good. We worked hard but we still didnt complete with a couple of the goals, but oh well. This week we taught a lot of people who have a lot of potential for baptism and with some we confirmed when they are going to get baptised. So things are looking up but its going to happen with some time. We have a family that we have been working with for some time now and the kids said that they want to get baptised and set a date in like four weeks. They are a really cool family and they love it all and things are going good with them. Yesterday we had three investigatros in church and I was happy about that. But things are going good and they seem to be improving. We are teaching some wonderful people but they still lack a little bit of motivation.
For my comp and I things are going good. We are working hard and we have a lot of excitment about everything. Our ward is improving a ton and things are going good. They have a lot of excitement because in a month or so Elder Christopherson is coming. We keep working hard and we are doing good togeather. Im doing good and I just have to keep pushing through. Today was a very relaxing but fun day. I have spent today in centro with Rodrigo. He came up and we had some fun chilling around centro. We ate some pizza, with corn, and played pool and then we also took some tours of some cool places. But it was a good day. The weather here has been crazy, super hot and then cold and raining. But things are going good down here.
Joe I just want to tell you good luck with the mission and I honestly believe that youre going to learn a lot and your also going to love it as well. Youre going to have some tough days in that youre going to be tired but dont give up and push forward. I love you bro and I wish the best for you there in Ohio. Work hard and never look back.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and having fun. I love you guys and I wish the best for all for all fo you.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, September 12, 2011
|Jarret looking pretty small :)|
|Liver and noodles|
So things are going good and things seem to be progressing. We are working extreamly hard these last weeks and it has been crazy. We have a lot of the same investigators that seem to be improving quite a bit. But things are going good and I love working here. This week was tough working with some of the members but in all it was good. We are working with some of the same families from the last weeks. We found some new investigators and they seem pretty good. But things are going good. Yesterday was a sad day for us because we didnt have any investigators in church. But we have some big goals this week. Most of our investigators are going through some rough times but we promise that these things can help. So we will see what happens.
Well as for my companion and I things are going good. He is still a stud and loves to keep working. He still pushes me to become better and I like that and it honestly helps me to see what I can do. Im doing good and I still keep going no matter what. I just cant believe how fast things are going and that its too fast for me. But Im doing good. I worked with Elder A. this week and it went well.He is a good missionary . So the appartment staid the same and things seem to be even more relaxed here in the pension. My comp and Elder Roca keep goofing around and its hilarious most of the time. Today was really relaxed but also very crazy at the same time. This morning we climbed the hill right behind our house and it has a huge cross on top. It was really cool and you could see the city. It was a cool hike and we basically made our own trail. But we enjoyed it. This afternoon we went to centro to see the other missionaries and we had some amazing ice cream. I had rasberry, mantecol, dont know how to describe it, like a peanut butter crisp, and some amazing italian chocolate. So things are going good and they sould be getting better.
Well it looks like we had a birthday yesterday..... Happy birthday Cierra wow 15 your getting old.I just wish I was there to throw eggs and flour at you, haha. But it sounds like you guys are doing good and that your enjoying your time. Jayson good luck with soccer and mom and dad and jake have fun with work. I love you all and Im greatfull for all that you do.
Elder Jarret Wade
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Well hello and greetings everyone from good old argentina.
Well I hope that your guys weeks are good and that your having fun. Things here are going good. This week was a tough week but it was very helpful for me to see what I can do to get better. We did well this week but it could have been betterbut at least we worked hard and got some things done. It was a crazy week for being the last week of the transfer and with stake confrence things just got thrown around. We are still working with some families that we have been and we found quite a bit more as well. We found a family that there son got baptised and served a mission and now lives in the states for more than 14 years. They are really cool and they like to listen. We have a couple more that are progressing towards baptism but they lack a little bit more. We have one that is really really close to being baptised in the coming weeks. He just needs to find his desear and follow it. But things are going good for us down here and we keep working hard, like usual. Yesterday we only had two investigators in church and they are two kids that we are teaching. They liked it and they want to go more. It was a really good meeting yesterday and they want to continue to progress so they want to do anything. Apparently in November Elder D. Todd Christopherson is coming down to jujuy to see how the work is going so everyone wants to make a good appearnce for him so we have our work cut out for us.
Maybe you are wondering what happened to my comp and I this transfer. So to let you guys know we are both staying here for anouther transfer. Im excited to be with him for one more, because we have a lot set up for this month and I really wanted to stay with him for one more. He is a good kid and loves working and Im glad to be his comp for one more. But we are doing good and Im doing good. Im doing good and I keep working hard. Im still district leader and Im excited to help my district for one more time. Its weird to know that I might actually end my mission here in Jujuy, I dont mind but its weird to know that its right there in front of me. But for now I just have to worry about whats going on at the moment and that the end will come in time. Honestly time is going by so fast and I almost dont like it and I wish it would go a bit slower. Its weird seeing everyone I know going home and knowing that its going to be me in a little bit, but oh well. This week was an interesting week and it was strange. Yesterday we got chased by a drunk guy for about five minutes and it was super weird and freaky. He kept yelling Gringo, Gringo and asked for money. But we got rid of him and went home a different way. But everything is cool know. Today was and continues to be interesting. We got a call from the zone leaders at five in the morning asking if we could go over to thier pension and stay with one of them. So we got over there about six but the front gate was broken shut so we couldnt get in the appartment. We finally got it open around seven thirty and I went directly over to the terminal and my comp stayed there with him. So Ive been running around town with Elder Silva and Elder Johnson all day and its been quite the ride. We got togeather with the other zone leaders and played some pool, air hockey and fusball. So ya thats it for us here at the moment. Sorry for writting so early.
Well I hope that you all are doing ok and that youre enjoying school and work. Jayson I loved the video of you and your amazing smile, keep working on your camara skills. I wish the best for you all and I wish you a happy september.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, August 29, 2011
I honestly cant believe that Im 21 now, but oh well and Greetings from down south!!
Well things have been pretty crazy this week, but it was a good one. We did a lot and we got a lot done. I think that this week was one of our best weeks, I loved it. We are still working with a lot of our investigators and some of them are closer than last time and some we have dropped. We are working with a lot of the same families and they are going good. The main family that we are teaching are progressing and they want to get baptized but they need to get married first. We found quite a bit of people and we taught quite a bit as well. Yesterday we had four people in church, three of them we were exptecting and the other we did not expect at all. But it was really nice and there were quite a bit of members there as well. But things went good this week and we are looking forward to this week being a good one.
We are doing go and we keep working hard here in Jujuy. My comp is pretty much amazing and keeps working hard like usual. This week was pretty hecktic and we ran all over the place. I did divisions with the zone leaders and then anouther companionship the next day. After that I was pretty dead tired and wanted to work in my own area. My comp and I worked hard this week and we completed with every goal except baptisms. We are looking to do it again this week and make bigger strides in everything. We taught 33 lessons this week and its the most that we have done here, I was happy. The weather here has been pretty crazy and pretty hot. It looks like we are in or going into summer, weird. There is wind but its a hot wind and it makes everything just misserable. But we still keep on pushing. In church I have a calling basically, music cordinator. So every sunday Im up front leading the music. Im learning to play the piano, so that may come in handy some time. You will never guess what I like now.... Peanut butter. I found it down here and every morning I eat some, wierd. Thanks for the package and I love it all, especially RUN FOREST RUN!! Today was interesting. We had a party/lunch with the family that lives in front. We made pizza and had a good time. Like every party, apparently I got hit with eggs, flour, and barbique sauce, it was mighty lovely. I got hit in the mouth with an egg and it cut up my gums a little bit, but its all good.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and are enjoying everything up there. Thanks for everything. God luck with all that you do, and Jayson good job on soccer. Dad i loved the pics and Happy late birthday, I found you something here,dont worry. I love you all and Im greatfull for all that you do.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, August 22, 2011
Well hello family and friends. I hope that youre all good!!
Wow, I cant believe that this last week went by this fast, too fast. But things are going good and we seem to be having some progress in a lot of areas. This week we had quite the week for us but it was a good hard week, but I felt good about it. We have many people who are progressing towards baptism but they lack just a little bit more. We taught and found quite a bit of people, so with most of the results I was happy with it. We have a few that are closer than others but they are all about there. Yesterday we had five people in church, I was happy. Sad thing is that we cant baptise a couple of them because theyre not married but we are working on that with them. I think the big problem is that most people dont get married because they think that they need a party or that there are a lot of people who get married and then a while later get divorced. So we have to tell them that its a commandment that we need to get married and there is no need for a party. But things are going good. We have an investigator that is amazing and we found here about three weeks ago and she is now in 2 Nephi in her reading, amazing!! So we have a lot going for us here in Jujuy.
And now as for my comp and I we are good. My comp is still doing good and still is pushing me to work hard these last months. He gets frustrated but he calms down and listens to help people. He is an amazing cook and he makes stuff out of nothing. This last week we didnt have lunch at all with any of the members, so we were by ourselves, but we survived. Im doing ok. This week was good and full of surprises for me, lots of them. My knee has been acting up but I just push through it and try to go on with it. I had to do a couple interviews this week and they went well and they got baptised. I worked with Elder Roca this week and it was like old times but better. But we are doing good and we keep going onwards. Today was a relaxing day and we did quite a bit. This morning my comp and I cleaned the whole pension, and its spotless. And then we are trying to fix a leak and we ended up having a fight we the plumbing, water everywhere. But it was a good day and a good week. Now I get to do divisions with two other companionships tuesday and wendsday in anouther area, what fun. But things are going good and seem to be getting better.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and are enjoying your time. Mom and Jayson good luck with school and have fun. Thats cool that seth and I might be traveling togeather, we will see. I love you guys and yes I got your package, but Im waiting till next monday to open it. Thanks for everything that you do.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, August 15, 2011
Well hello family and friends from good old Argentina!!
Wow I cant believe that this week ended and that we are starting a new week. This week was a good week for us here in Maiano Moreno. Things aregoing good and we seem to have some things going for us here. This week was a better week than last week and I was happy with what we did. We found quite a bit of people that like what we teach and want to learn more. So Im happy to see that there is some what of progress here. Yesterday we only had one investigator come to church, the only consistent one. See came last week with her kids and yesterday as well. They love church and the kids, ages 8 and 7, love it and ask if they can come back every sunday. They are a really cool family and they love it. The husband is a member but hasnt gone in years and we are teaching the wife and the kids. They want to get baptised but the only thing that is hindering them is that they arent married, but we are working on that. So things are going good and I like what is happening. President changed the goals of the mission and made it so that we are focusing more in the people we teach and actually want to help them. So things are going good.
As for us in other news, we are good. My comp still is a stud and keeps pushing me to get better and Im pushing him as well. We have a good companionship going here and I hope that we continue to work hard these next weeks. We keep pushing each other and the other elders as well. For me Im doing good and trying to keep up with my comp. I did divisoins on monday and tuesday last week with the zone leaders and it went well. I was with Elder Oviedo, from chile, and we got quite a bit of work done and I was happy. We taught an older man who is almost deaf and it went rather interesting. We basically screamed the whole lesson but I liked it and I had fun doing it. My knee is doing alright and Im trying to hold on. It gets tired faster and starts to get sore but I try to push through it and keep working and my comp is helping me a lot with it. This week we got contacted quite a bit but it wasnt normal; the majority of them were drunk and wanted to talk with us and try to help them. All that we can do is tell them that they need to leave the alcohol and grow closer to God. But this week should be a good week and hopefully better than last week. We have interviews with President this week and Im looking forward to them.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and that you are enjoying your time before school starts, for those who go to school. Uncle Brian get better and try not to be to friendly to those wasps, they have one here that will put you in the hospital for a while. I love you all and I love your letters every week. the package is in Salta so I have to wait until wendsday to get it, should I wait till my b-day to open it? Thanks for everything you do and for your love. Tell everyone that I say hi.
Elder Jarret Wade
Well greetings good old family and friends!!
I cant believe that time keeps on flying by here in Argentina. Things are going good and we seem to have some things going for us. This week was a tough week, but it also was a good one. It was a harder week for us but we worked through it and we got some work done. We had a hard time working and finding new people to teach but we have some plans to help with that. We only found one new investigator this week and I got somewhat frustrated. We are working with some really good people and they seem that they have a huge desear to change for the better. Yesterday we had four investigators in church, all we different ones from last week. We even had one stand up and give his testimony. It was super cool and surprising. My comp and I werent expecting it at all but it was really nice. He asked for help from the members in his journey, so it was really good. So we have some things going for us here in Moreno but it will be sometime I think. We have people that are progressing but it will take some time but its all good.
Well as for my campanion and I are doing, we are doing good. He is a stud and loves to work and motivate me to work. We work good as a team and I like being here with him. The thing about this area is that we dont have a lot of lunches, so we end up cooking here at home. And another good thing about my comp is that he loves to cook and is an amazing cook. Yesterday we, mostly him, cooked up some good chicken and dumplings. So Im learning a lot from him about different foods and how to make them. Im doing alright, but like usuall could be better. My knee is doing alright, but its starting to give me more problems. Yesterday I had to stop working because I couldnt walk anymore. But Im trying to take care of it but its all a matter of time I believe. Yesterday I ran into Rodrigo`s mom, Helita. It was so good to see her, she even said that I´ve gotten bigger, I dont know? But things are going good here.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and are enjoying your time. I loved the pics and sounds like it was fun, so HAPPY B-DAY JAYSON!!! I love you all and I wish the best for all of you.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, August 1, 2011
|Elder Wade, Elder Roco, and Elder Lessing and family of girl that he baptized|
|Elder Lessing- Birthday|
Well hello family and friends and greetings from good old Jujuy! This week was a good week for all of us here in Jujuy. It was a good week but it had a few crazy trips in it as well. I love my new area and I believe that its going to be a good one. This area is in the middle class and its the first time that Im really, almost, in centro. We have quite a few investigators that look like they are making progress and are close to baptism. The are in reality is pretty small but the thing about it is its all on a hill. So everyday we are climbing or walking down the hill. So if you can tell my knee starts to get really tired towards the end of the day, but its all good. The craziest thing that I had to do this week was an interview. But it went well but she wanted me to baptise her, wierd, but I ended up baptising her. It was super wierd and kind of awkward, but it went well. But things are going good and they should be getting better here in Moriano Moreno.
Well as for my comp and I we are doing good. My comp is a stud and he loves to work and also have a good time. It was his birthday on saturday so we were trying to have a good time and we did. Today we celebrated his birthday with the member family that live in front of us. It was a good time and we ate asado, BBQ, and an awesome cake. The tradition here is to throw eggs, flour and whatever else at who ever is celebrating his birthday, so we did it to my comp. It was a blast and I took some pics so I will send them to you guys. As for me Im doing good. The interview was for the zone leaders, who are in my district, and they said that it was cool for them for me to baptise her. So I didnt even have a full week in my area and I was already baptising. But Im doing good and Im enjoying my time here in Jujuy. Our weather has been pretty crazy down here, first hot and then this weekend was super cold and raining. But it should be better this week.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and that you are enjoying your time up there. I loved the pics and you guys look good. Good luck with all that you do and enjoy everything. I love you guys anbd I wish the best for all of you.
Elder Jarret Wade
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Well hello everyone up north!!!
Wow I cant believe that we have completed anouther week here in Argentina. Honestly things seem to be going by way to fast but I guess thats life. But thisg week was really good for us here in Santa Ana. We worked hard this week and we got a lot of things accomplished. We have a couple of investigators that are progressing and a couple more that seem that they have more intrest in it all. This week we actually worked lot with some less actives and it seems that we could do some good with them. Most of them and they havent been to church in about a year. But things are going good and it seems to be becoming better. Yesterday at church we finally had an investigator in church. It was the kid that we´ve been trying to contact but we have the hardest time doing it. We almost had anouther one in as well, but her kid ended up getting sick and couldnt come. But we had more people in church and it was special because there were a couple that came back from the temple in Uruguay. So yesterday was good and we found a guy that even told us that we wanted to be baptised and join the church.
And as for us we are doing good. My comp and I are working good together and we seem to be progressing. On tuesday we did divisoins with the zone leaders and I was with elder Bendall from Utah. So it was a good time to be with him and I learned a lot from him. This week wasnt to bad but we had to make time to do things. We got invited to two different birthday parties and we only could go to one of them. It was the birthday of Fernando, a recent convert of 6 months. It was a good one and I talked for a while with one of his uncles who was semi drunk. It was interesting but I eventually started talking about the church and he changed the topic really fast. This week I have a leadership meeting this week with president and everyone else who is a leader. So that should be interesting and I bet that Im going to learn a lot. Im doing good and I keep working hard to keep going. My knee is alright and hasnt given me to many problems this week but it does everyonce and a while. Today we didnt do to much other than go to the offices and pick up the mail. After that we went to the church in Tribuno, other area, to play sports. I didnt do much other than serve some volleyballs and play volleyball. But ya things are going good and seem to becoming to end for the transfer. We have transfers next monday but I dont think anything will happen but who knows.
Well it sounds like you guys are good and that your enjoying your time up there. Mom good luck with your paper and enjoy your summer. Dad I loved the pics thanks. I love you all and Im so gratefull for everything that you do for me. Take care.
Elder Jarret Wade
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I honestly cant believe that we are now in July and that this first week is now over, crazy huh?! Well this week was actually a really tough week for all of here in Santa Ana. We lost a lot of time with meetings this week but I think that we did what could this week with the time that we had. We had a hard time finding people and getting people to keep listening to us, but we are getting things fixed. Yesterday at church we didnt have anyone in church and for members we only had just over 25 people there. I really dont understand anything about this, because yesterday morning wasnt cold at all, but oh weel. But things are going good for us here in Salta. Our members are alright and are starting to help a little bit more but its still like pulling out teeth with a couple with them. But that was about that for us here during the week.
Well as for us we are doing good. This week we had a few meetings with the new president. On wendsday we had interviews and on thursday we had zone confrence with the other zone in Salta. The interviews were good and it was very interesting. He doesnt know too much english so the interviews were in spanish, it wasnt bad though. And then on thursday we had the confrence and it went really well. We talked about on how we can get things better in our mission. Afterwords we met some of his family. He has five kids all under the age of 15, so pretty young. His wife is nice and likes to be involved. They both know about my knee and it was the first thing that they asked me when they talked to me. So Im glad that Im being taken care of. But with both of these meeting we had really short time to work. Talking about my knee its going ok and everyonce and while it gives me problems. But with this warmer weather its not too bad but it gets super tired. Today was a really good p-day. We climbed the hill that is close by here. Its actually a huge turist atraction, so we saw a ton of people speaking english, super weird. But it was a good hike and I took some cool pics. When we got on top you could see all of Salta and there was some cool water falls on top. But thats about it for things that are going on.
Sounds like you guys are doing good up there. Sounds like we are almost in the same temps, it doesnt even feel like winter anymore. Good luck dad with all that you have and with everything else. Mom have fun with you classes. I love you all and Im so gratefull for all that you do for me. Keep up the good work.
Elder Jarret Wade
Friday, July 1, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
|, Elder Stevenson(I think) , Rodrigo and Jarret|
Wow I honestly cant beleive that its almost July, just this week. Time just keeps on going by but its going good for me. This week was a good week and full of crazy stuff to do. It felt like it was a longer week but it felt like it went by fast as well. It was a full week full of events and meetings. For work it was a harder week than usual, but still good. We found quite a few people this week that seem that they have desears to learn more about the gospel. The hard thing was getting our members to start to work with us a little bit more. Im basically tired of our ward mission leader, he is a good kid in all but lacks quite a few things. He is basically wasting our time but I guess we need to find more to work with but it would be nice to have a good ward mission leader. We worked a lot and got some success. Yesterday in church we had one kid that is investigating there. He is most likely our closest baptism in this area. But things are going good and will keep getting better.
Well as for us we are doing good. My comp is doing good and keeps improving in his work ethic. This week we had divisions with the zone leaders which was fun. I went to the zone leaders area to work with Elder Barraza. It was a fun time and I learned a lot from him on what I can do here to help my area. Im doing good but my knee is starting to give some more problems, especially with the cold. But things are going good for me. Yesterday I was sick for a little bit and I had no energy to work and to do anything, but I worked. The weather keeps getting colder here and it might snow in the comming days, who knows. We had our final confrence with President and Hermana Northcutt. It was a really good one and it was kind of sad that it was thier last. President talked a bit and shared some personal experiences on how God had awnsered his prayers. It was really good and we took a lot of pics with them, so I will send them. Today was a good day for me because I got to see Rodrigo. It was a good time with him and we talked a ton. Elder Dibb and his comp were with us and we did some fun stuff. We went and boweld with him and he loved and didnt do so bad. It was a good time with and I loved seeing him. I was happy this week because as a district week completed with two of the goals, so we are probressing and Im supper happy. So that was basically our week for you.
I love you guys and Im happy for everything that you do for me. Sounds like you guys are doing good and are enjoying your summer weather as we slowly get colder. I love you and I wish the best for you.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, June 6, 2011
Well hello and greetings my friends and family from the good old Argentina!
Hello everyone and wow its June. I cant believe that we are now into June and that the time is just going by fast. But things are going good for us down here in Santa Ana. Well lets start with the news about the area.... things are going good, but lack a lot until its going to be strong. But things are now going into place and we are seeing a difference. We have some things going for us here in our area but its going to be awhile until we have a baptism. Today I talked with President and he said that our area is hard and that the work we are doing is great. And that we are not going to see most of the results while we are here but in the future if we leave it good this area is going to be a really strong area. So that gave me some energy to keep working and pushing along. Its tough here but its not impossible for us to complete. Yesterday we didnt have any investigator in church and very little members as well. We still have a little bit of our investigators that are progresing, but not as fast as we would want. Apparently everyone has thier own time here, so Im learning patience with everyone. But things are going good and we are starting to focus a little bit in an area that is really poor and humble, so I hope that we get some success there. The thing is sometimes is that the people dont want to change and or they are really lazy, but they are good people.
And now for some news on us. We are doing good and my comp and I continue to get along and we learn more from each other each day. Elder Stevenson is a good kid and has tons of energy to do stuff. Im still trying to be an example to him and show him how things are done. Im starting to give him a bit more control with stuff, just to make him feel comfortable and willing to work. And as for me things are going good here. These week has just been crazy with a ton of stuff going on. We are still planning the activity and we got lucky because there are two holidays that we can choose from to do the activity. But the hard part is planning on what we are going to do. But we have several ideas that we are thinking about. This week I did divisions with Elder Luthi and we got quite a bit of stuff done, but in his area. My knee has been giving me some problems this week. I dont know if its because the change in the weather but it has been bugging me. But its not too bad to keep me from working. The weather here has been nice and seems a lot like fall. But things are going good and should be getting better. I honestly cant believe that its now June and that May is now over. Time just seems to be going fast here and its going faster. We have transfers this comming week but I dont believe that we will change. But thats about it for us here in Santa Ana.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and are enjoying your nice summer weather, lucky. Good luck with everything. And tell uncle dan that I will be praying for him. I love you guys and I wish the best of luck for all of you!!
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, May 30, 2011
Wow anouther week has now gone by and it seems to be going faster.
Well things here are going good and are slowly improving. Well this week has been pretty crazy and hectic. It was a rough start for the week and things were really hard to get, but we got most of them. My comp and I have been working hard and we have been getting used to each other. This week was anouther hard week to find new people to teach. But we are making plans to make improvements and to improve the area. We have a couple people that are improving and the only thing that they lack is to come to chruch. One of the members said this week that she has been praying to see people in church. And we finally had someone come, and we werent expecting them. It was a teacher and said that his son wants to learn more. So we went over and taught his son after lunch. It was a good lesson and he even accepted a baptismal date!! So that was basically the highlight of the week. I just hope and pray that this week gets even better.
Well as for my comp and I we are doing good. I can see an improvement in the way my comp acts and works. Im super happy to be with him and to help him improve and make a progress in his mission. He said that he hasnt felt this comfortable working since his trainer. So Im glad to have made that impact on him. And about me things are going good. My knee hasnt been giving me to many problems and I feel better. This whole week I was basically sick but today I feel ten times better. I finally have my voice back but I have a cough, but I guess thats a good thing. I guess a crazy thing that happend is that every sunday I get attacked by the same dog everyweek. Its a members dog and its a big young Rottweiler, but it just wants to play. But things are going good and should be getting better. Today was a good relaxing day. This morning my comp and I we went to the offices and picked up some things, I still havent gotten you package. But after that we went to Mcdonalds and ate some good old hamburgers. I honestly got stuffed, but it was all good. The only choice of drink that they have is Coke so thats what I had, thought you would like it dad. But things are going good down here and Im loving it up.
Im glad to see that everyone is doing good and is enjoying thier time. Jake congrats on getting the job and good luck with that, at least its not fast food. Mom I forgot but happy Birthday!!! Wow 42!!! crazy how fast time flies. I love you all and Im glad that you all had fun with Jakes graduation and everything. Good luck everyone!!!
Elder Jarret Wade
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Well hello and wow anouther week in the books here in Salta.
Honestly things havent been normal at all this week and it was really weird. This last week was a really tough week and we worked harder than ever to get stuff done, but we did. We taught a lot of people and we found quite a bit of people and some even accepted baptismal dates,yay!!! But sadly none of them came to church yesterday, "too cold." But it was a good week and quite rewarding if I say so myself. We are still working with some families that we found a couple weeks ago. We have a couple that are moving towards baptism but very slowly,but I guess everything has its time in the mission. But thats about it for this last week.
Well with the mission changing, there have also been some changes between elder Grzelak and I... emergency transfers. Well apparenty there were some nessary changes and my comp and I were effected by them. I am now with Elder Stevenson from California, Riverside. They told us this morning about the transfers and they told Grzelak that he had to pack everything and leave today as soon as possible. So this moring was super crazy and full of crazy stuff. But we are going to see what happens the rest of this transfer. Im going to miss Grzelak, him and I got a long amazingly and we were doing stuff that hasnt been done here in Santa Ana in almost a year, so he is going to be missed. We had our first district meeting only as a district and we also celebrated Elder Ward´s birthday, and elder Luthi made the cake, chocolate with dulce de leche in between and a banana cake on top with frosting, super goood! But things are going good just crazy with all the changes and everything. The ward is doing good and we are planning to do an activity in the coming month, because honestly the ward needs it, unity. Oh ya today we ordered a pizza and they said that it would come in fourty minutes and it ended up coming about an hour and a half later, I was frustrated. But thats about it for us here in Santa Ana.
Sounds like you guys have your hands full with everything. I love you guys and I wish the best for you all. Jake push yourself hard this last week, dont get senioritis. Jayson take care of your arm. Good luck with everything and I cant believe that this week I hit 18 months, crazy!!!
Les amo y suerte con todo,
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, April 25, 2011
Well hello family and friends up north!!
Well can I say that it has been a crazy week for us down here. We had a pretty good week but as always it could have been better. Well we didnt have our baptism because her family took to Tartagal, a city up north about 5 hours from here. But I really dont know what is going on with her. You can kinda tell that her family is kinda opposing the whole thing, but we just need to talk with her. Other than that things went well. We completed with most of our goals and we seem to have things going here. But the only thing hard for us is having people come to church, but we are working on that. We didnt have anyone come but I hope that this weekend we do. But things are going good, but I just cant believe that they are going this fast.
Well as for my comp and I we are doing good. This week was not as hard as I thought it would have been, for easter and everything. Its kinda funny to see that its about the only time that people here go to church. Basically this whole week was a holiday for everyone, the whole Holy Week. But it went well. AS for me Im doing good. My knee has been giving me some problems but its doing alright. This week has been interesting to see all the reactions to everyone. Its about the only week that people really "think" about christ, sadly. And we saw some many different views of everything. During lunch we saw a couple movies about christ and they both showed different views, especially baptism. But it was a good week for everything. Our weather has been really nice this week and you can really tell that its almost winter. The nights are getting chilly and there is some wind, but I cant complain. Well this week is the last week of the transfer, crazy huh? Its going by way to fast for me. Today we went to the mission ofices and I talked with the Hermana Nortcutt. Its so weird that they go home in just over six weeks. Today was fun and we didnt do a ton. I guess the only thing we really did was play tennis. I played a little bit but not hard. But ya that was about it.
Well it sounds like you guys are doing good and are enjoying the spring time. Im sorry to here about Aunt Laurna I hope that she gets better. Well I hope that you enjoy this week and that you have fun. I love you guys and I look forward to reading what you say everyweek. Im sorry that I havent sent any pics. I have been having a problem with the memory card but Im getting it figured out.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Well I honestly hope that this one works.
Well sorry for last week. The Cyber that we went to didnt work to well and I couldnt get anything through, so thats why I didnt write, sorry. But everything is going good and Im enjoying this area. Well these last two weeks have been pretty good and we have been working pretty good together. We have had some success finding new investigators and having the ones we have progress. I guess the hard thing here is having investigators get to church. Last week we only had one in chruch and yesterday we didnt have anybody at conference. It has been tough but its been fun. We have a couple people that are progressing towards baptism. We have a baptism planned for this week. Here name is Celeste and is 18 and is the cousin of a member. She is really cool and loves everything. We are trying to see her desire to be baptized. I believe that she will do it. But other than that we dont have a ton. But things are going good down here in good old Salta.
Well now time about us!! Well my comp is Elder Grzelak and he is from Buenas Aires, last name is polish. He is a stud and loves to work. He has about 7 months in the mission, but he knows how to work. I live in an apartment with two other elders, Elder Luthi, Florida, and Elder Orê, from Peru. We live on the fourth floor so its always a climb up. Our area is Santa Ana and is the south part of Salta capital. It is actually a pretty small area, but we have a couple of areas that are just outside that we have to go in Bus. But it is a good area. The people area great and very loving. So Im looking forward to see what happens here. Well Im doing good just loving and enjoying life. We watched all five sessions of confrence, and they were amazing. Both days some of the members brought us lunch and we ate it between sessions. Its nice because us, the gringos, we have a room all to ourselves to watch in English. I loved the conference and I just hate that it goes by way to fast. Its cool to hear that they announced another temple in Idaho, I guess that will be number five, yay. But things are going good. Well today for our Pday we went to a place called Campo Quijano and chilled as a zone. We didnt do much but we still had fun. Since I couldnt do much I sat and help cook and we played UNO and Monopoly but in cards. It was fun to chill with the zone. Afterword we went to Libertad and went bowling, but I played pool and Air hockey with Elder Luthi. It was fun and the weather has been great down here. It hasnt been too hot or to cold but you can tell that its starting to cool down, almost winter! But things are going good down here and Im loving it.
Well it sounds like you guys are doing well and enjoying your lifes. Congrats Jake on getting off the crutches, I bet you were happy to get off them. Sounds like you guys are getting ready for spring and everything. I love you guys and Im sorry for not writting last week. I wish the best for you all and good luck.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, February 7, 2011
Well hello everybody.
Well things down here are going good and should be getting better. Well this week we didnt have a baptism but we are looking forward to having one this weekend. But things are going good. This week was a little bit better about the numbers but we could still do tons better. But it was an interesting week in its self. I dont know whats going on with not being able to find new people but I guess we will figure that one out in a while. But this week was a good week. We had 4 investigators and I was happy with that. And then we had a visitor that lived here forever ago and then got married and moved to the states and we were talking with him and he gave us a ton of refrences about different people that would be willing to listen to us. So that was really good and so things are slowly getting better.
Well as for Elder Schreiner and I we are doing good. Elder Schreiner keeps getting better everyday and its cool to see him progress. He is getting breaver and is teaching more of the lessons. Well as for transfers we are staying together for one more, so Im happy. I wanted to stay and to be with my comp and help him a little more. Well as for me Im doing good. My knee is giving me some problems and I hate that, but oh well. And then I just got frustrated about a couple things but sunday I just blew it off and got felling better. So Im doing better now. The visitor that we had now lives in Portland and is the vice president of verison. So it was really cool to get to talk to him and get to know him. But things are going good here and as always should be getting better. Well our weather down here has been weird. Its kinda like Rexburg, can never make up its mind. One day it was hot and supper muggy and then the next day it was overcasty and rainy. There was a day that it rained a ton that it flooded the streets and it was supper hard to cross. And right now it looks like its trying to rain or will rain later today.
Well I dont know whats going on with you guys but I hope that everything is alright. Im sorry Jake about your knee. Some times life just gives us crap and we dont know what to do, but that scrip is one of my favs. Keep working hard and everything will be alright. I always wonder how is it that the yonger brothers always seem to one up the olders, dang it. But Im fine with this one!! Good luck with everything. I love you all and I hope the best for you.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, January 3, 2011
Well hello everyone!
Well I cant believe that its now 2011 and that time is going by way too fast, but oh well. Well this week was interesting but it went by fast. So my comp left monday morning and then I was with Elder Ward, from Bountiful, and Elder Araya, from Chile. And I worked with them for untill wendsday and then my comp came. So his name is Elder Schreiner from Springville, Utah. He is a stud and speaks spanish pretty well. So this week we had four in church and that was awesome and we are looking forward to some baptisms this transfer. So this week was intersting because my comp isnt used to speaking and talking in spanish a whole bunch so I ended up teaching most of the lessons, but that was alright with me. But our investigators are doing great and there are a couple that are progressing a ton. We are teaching this kid named Jose and his mom and when we went over for the first time to teach he basically told us that he knew that this church is true and that he wants to get baptised. So we are stooked to be teaching him. So things are going good here in Cabildo, which is good.
So for me and my comp we are doing good. So Elder Schreirner is a stud. He speaks really good for how much time that he has and he loves to work and wants to learn more. So he is cool and super tall. He is about 6´5 and so its quite the sight to see two gringos a short cowboy and a tall blonde kid. But he is a stud and Im proud to be his trainer. As for me things are going good and Im learning some new things everday. So for new years this year was weird. We had to be in the pension at 8 at night before everything got crazy. And then we planned and then order some food and stayed up and watched the fireworks on top of the roof, just like christmas. So for me it felt like the same holiday, except there were more drunks during new years. But ya so that was that. And I guess this week on the 6th is the day of the three wise men, so that should be interesting. But things are going good here and Im loving it, except for the heat, its killing but my comp a little bit more. But ya. Just being with my comp reminds me of when I was first starting and getting used to everything, I love it.
Well it sounds like you guys are doing good and enjoying that nice cold up there. So ya that earthquake we didnt feel a thing but we did hear about chile, thats sad for them. But we didnt feel a thing. Sounds like you guys have your handsful with everything but that your also enjoying it. Well I dont know what happend but I dont have to much to say to today. Oh ya dad we have church at 9 in the morning, so about 5 in the morning your time. Well I love you and I wish the best new year and that you accomplish what you want this year. Well see ya at the end of this year, that sounds wierd!
Elder Jarret Wade
|Ride 'em Cowboy! ha ha|
|Elder Schreiner from Springville, Utah|