Monday, February 21, 2011

I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills......

We´ve had fun here this week singing that beloved camp song, but changing the words to things about Argentina. But usually they´re things we don´t really love... like the burning garbage in the streets and the creepy men and the pot holed streets. But it keeps us entertained and I can usually keep Hermana Collette laughing for a long time :)

By the way, I´ve heard some complaints that her emails are better than mine. I say you should just be glad you´re getting the information from somebody! She´s new and she still thinks about what she´s going to write beforehand :) I´m just old and lazy and I remember the strange things that you apparently don´t want to hear about :)

Anyway, this week has been great. We finished my lab studies and next week we´ll know what´s inside of me. Aren´t you just waiting in anticipation on the edge of your seat to know what it is???

We found some great new investigators this week. First Perla and David. David is the brother-in-law of a less-active woman in the ward.
We see him ALL the time and his wife is always at this member´s house.
The problem is that she works all day every day at the beach and he´s busy with the kids (isn´t that the life? "Working" at the beach and leaving the husband with the kids :) but the other day it was raining so we figured she´d be home and we passed by... and they were there!
So we talked about the Book of Mormon and how they can know it´s true and they said they would read it and they want to know. They have 2 young kids and I´m excited to help them progress. We also taught a woman named Lidia. She´s a member woman´s friend and is living in her house right now so she came to church once. We had a lesson with her yesterday (we called it a family home evening and talked about the Book of Mormon) and invited her to listen to us to decide if it´s true and she said she´s going to start reading the Book of Mormon right away! She´s really nice and already goes to all the Relief Society activities (they have one every week) and she loves the friendships in the Church. We just have to get her to go a couple more times and feel like it´s true and then she can get baptized :)

Last Monday we also taught Iara´s dad, Alejandro, again... he didn´t want to listen to us for about a month, but we finally found him and I think he really wants to change his life now! It´s going to be hard for him to admit he was wrong (he laughed at his wife for a long time for going to church and insisted it wasn´t true...) but he´ll come around with time and testimony. The big news is that he´s actually trying to get a new job now! With his current job, he can´t go to church on Sundays, but there´s a member (our ward mission leader :) who works in the port making nets and we think that Alejandro is going to work there with him! And his whole team will be Mormon! hahaha! He won´t be able to resist...

So basically it was just a really good week and we´re really happy to be here and be missionaries. We have so many great experiences and we´re learning so much!

I got the letters from Mariah and Aunt Melissa and I´m in the process of writing back... and I´m glad Sam has those new scriptures, but he better be reading them, too! haha

Hna. LaPray

P.S. I was looking at my birthday calendar and I realized something that might be slightly embarrassing. I sent a birthday letter to "Laura" back in September, and now I realize that the birthday of "Laura" is coming up in March... That should have been to Laura Cook and I´m sorry if you´re birthday isn´t in September! I actually can´t even think of another "Laura" and why her name would be on my birthday list... So just pretend I haven´t sent that letter yet!

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