Happy end of July everyone!!!!!
On second thought, who in the world said it was ok for July to be ending already? I say, I thought time was flying about a month ago and then I get to my new area and it just takes off. Seriously. Not enough time to do anything. And on that thought I suppose I should start writing something substantial.
This week was awesome!!! Why? Because there was so much to do! My legs are currently in jello form at the moment thanks to how much walking we did. The quirk of our area is that we spend our time divided in the two different neighborhoods that are about a mile and a half away from each other. Luckily though the weather was extremely kind this week. Oh yeah, no it wasn´t. It snowed golf ball sized snowflakes on Wednesday. Even with all the rain a few months ago I have never been that wet before. The wind here in Comodoro made it worse not because it´s incredibly strong, but it´s ridiculously constant. Luckily though we didn´t drop any appointments that day so we didn´t spend too much time outside. Other than Wednesday though we´ve had clear skies and more or less have been above freezing during working hours.
Weirdest thing ever though! There are trees blooming down here! Blooming! In July! Ok so for you people that means nothing, but remember it´s the MIDDLE OF WINTER HERE. Oh well. The trees that are blooming look really cool. It´s nice to have trees in this area. (I´m shaking my head at fond memories of Las Heras right now…)
We hit the street a ton this week to do contacting though. We´ve decided to drop some of the people that we´re teaching for a couple weeks because they just want to visit and chat not receive lessons. I hate throwing people in the freezer, but I have it on good experience that it really helps. (We stopped visiting Norma for three weeks up until giving her a new baptism date.) So we did a lot of contacts! I´ve never contacted this much in my mission, but when the weather´s nice and someone´s passing us by on the street, you can bet I´ll shake their hand and give them a pass a long card of Christ. Now we just need to go and find where all these people live. More walking!
Oh yeah, and it looks like we´re moving pensiónes….. A whole twenty feet. Haha the Elders that live on the floor above us are moving to the other side of their area and we´re taking their somewhat nicer and newer pensión. So we´ll see what happens there. We´re also looking forward to a visit from Elder Zeballos from the Area Presidency who will be stopping by the zones of the mission in the next couple weeks. General Authorities. The best!!!
Well I hope everyone had a great Pioneer Day! And the Olympics! I´m somewhat sad that I´m missing those. And although I do love Argentina, I´m always rooting for the good ol Red White and Blue! But! Mission work is better. Teaching the gospel is way better than watching tv. Be jealous. I know you are!
Time up! I hope everyone has a great week! Thank you so so so much for the prayers and letters. they really do make a huge difference. Small means great miracles really becomes reality in the mission. I hope everyone´s doing great back home and that life is treating everyone well. Until next week!