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