I have like no time so I'm going to do this really fast—I’m sorry about that, but we are going to go to a mountain that we have here in Mendoza that is really huge called Aconcagua, but it will take most of the p-day so I need to get writing done like now! So it should be a good day!
- When did Elder Jacobson go home?
Elder Jacobsen went home last Friday and it was kinda funny because I fought for him to have special help on all the airlines. I was calling people to make sure he had wheelchairs and all the stuff he needed to get from where he was at, and then in Atlanta he would have one and while he was here! It was good! He wrote me that they took really good care of him! So all went well!
- Do you know and Elder Robert Oveson in your mission? (Our regular server at Litza’s lives by his family.)
I do know Elder Ovesen, in reality I think it is a very high possibility that he will be the secretary after me. We don't really have a lot of people who can potentially be it and he meets all the criteria, so I think he has a high chance of coming in and being my little office baby!
- My mom was in a 3 car accident at the intersection by Arby’s—not her fault, she is fine!
Gram-Gram got in a three car accident and is fine? How and what happened?
- Any luck getting the package from Buenos Aires?
I didn't have any luck with the package, but I'm going to see what I can do for it on Monday. I’m really busy for the next couple weeks, but I’ll work on it!
- How was your trip to Buenos Aires? Tell me all about it!!!
I’ll tell you about the trip in the meat of the letter!
- It is getting cold here…in fact we have a bit of snow in the high mountains!! Are you getting warmer there?
It is getting warmer, but it’s cold today, and in the mountains where we are going its going to be like 2 degrees Celsius.
- What gifts did you get for your bosses? Did they love them?
I got them those little wooden cups that they call mate cups here. And they loved them! The boss that I felt like didn't really like me loved his a ton and it was awesome!! He gave me a hug — I think everyone is always nice to the woman boss Valeria because she is way nice and we all get to meet her, but none of us meet Abel — we just annoy him for stuff we need so when I brought him something, I think he felt appreciated and it was way cool that it made him so happy! Valeria also loved hers! They were some really good looking mates!
Sunday we had district meeting where I got some way hard chastisement for speaking informal Spanish to people because it is so common here. I justified using it to establish better relations, but my district leader is right I should follow the rules. Then later that night I got a call from President where I got told some really hefty stuff about how I was driving... it was way rough!
Monday in the morning Hermana Goates came to the offices and chastised us about cleaning and our example. I then had a special interview with President, it was a really hard interview. Don't worry I'm not going home but it was rough. Then later that day I got a call from President about something that happened with the police last week. The short story some Elders got robbed, I got a call from a friend who told me that the robber wanted to give the phone back, and then we went to get it back he wanted money and we wanted the phone—so the deal didn't happen. We went to the police and got the kid arrested for being an assistant to robbery. We then had to witness against the kid written in the report. When President found out he shut the areas, took the missionaries out and let us know what we had done wrong. We didn't see it at as wrong to go to the police with the problem, but the kid got put in prison so maybe his family or his friends want to hurt or kill our missionaries. My 19 year old brain didn't see that! It saw we got robbed, I know where the perpetrator is, and where he was at. It was rough really because we tried really hard to just do it right and save President the work and then we just screwed it up way bad. So I got two chastising calls about that from other people too. Then we just worked on the consejo that was happening the next day with the zone leaders.
Tuesday I worked on some stuff early, but lost all desire to work because I felt awful and I cant drive, so I also couldn't leave the office. Then I get a very stern chat about pride from the mission nurse who cooks us lunch on Sunday and it was hard. Then I somehow missed the special interview I was supposed to have with President which was good…I was like steps away from asking to just be sent home. It was a really rough two days of just getting chastised all day. It’s like no one really cares that we are now the 3rd most legal mission in Argentina instead of the most illegal mission in the world — they just focused way hard on the mistakes. It was bad. I almost called you like 20 times I'm not even kidding... but I made it through it all.
Wednesday I worked on some tramites for a few friends and got the one from Mexico partially legal the one who I'm going to Buenos Aires with next week. Then I picked up Elder Call from the terminal. Elder Call is the kid I went to Buenos Aires with this week. So then I went and packed and then we went to Buenos Aires. There was no one waiting for us when we got there, so I got us a taxi to our hotel. When we got there we went to dinner and then bed, but I loved the city. There should have been someone to come get us, but no one came so I sorta walked around a foreign capital city for 30 minutes looking for our hotel. It was awesome!
Thursday we went to the embassy and got all the work done. I talked to a lot of people from the states and that was way fun. One guy even told us he doesn't believe the things we do, but he loves what we do, and he feels that Mormons are some of the greatest people on earth! Then we got to go to the church headquarters building and I met all the people I talk with all the time, but never really get to meet. It was fun to just enjoy them, and talk and see the other side of my job. I would go work in that office building in a heart beat. I loved it! Then we went to go to Boca Stadium and it was way cool. Boca is a huge team in Argentina! (I have a Boca jersey) I took tons of pictures and will try and send them later. Then we went to the airport where we met a ton of Americans and chatted with them and shared the gospel and then we talked to 3 Canadians, and then we got on the plane. We waited 2 hours on the tarmac for take off and then we finally went and made it home at 10pm. After working a little and having a heart attack thinking that I lost all the super important papers I needed that I got while I was in Buenos Aires, I finally went to bed at about 12am. Way awesome trip!
Friday I did 5 peoples tramites, 3 for one half and 2 for another, I got them all done and paid for, and have 4 more people legal now. I’m also getting the papers I need to do 20 more, so I have some more work to do!
Saturday to Aconcagua we go—it should be awesome!
So yup thats my week!
So I love you — I have no time, so I love you tons! Be safe, if you have anymore questions shoot them to me. I should be home in time to respond to them!
I love you a ton, let dad know I'm going to respond.