Hope you are all having a great time and are going to enjoy your holiday! Because here they don’t have Halloween... Just to fill you guys in on a little cultural fact of Corrientes that I had yet to tell you guys about… here in Corrientes (not really anywhere else in Argentina I think) there’s some people that believe in a saint that calls itself "San La Muerte" which just means The Death Saint. You see a lot of it down here (along with Gauchito Gil... obviously) in Corrientes... so all around our area you just see statues of the Grim Reaper that the people worship! So I think this will be the closest I get to Halloween in my time here in Argentina!!
But we had a good week! We had another round of entrevistsas with Presidente Franco! All is well and we’re just chugging along down here! Other than that, it was a pretty tranquilo week to be honest! Just like every other week... luckily we didn’t see any tormentos this past week! Just straight sun and hot weather!
But we are good! All is well! It’s hard to believe that October is over already!!
Have a great week!
Answers to questions
- No they don’t celebrate here... maybe like 2 or 3 kids I have seen with costumes... I explained San La Muerte in the other email but have yet to see any weird parties for him since today is P-day.
- Yes my comp is doing fine and he is learning the language well. We are very different people so sometimes we have our days.
- My Spanish is fine; all Latin’s tell me the only thing I need to improve is having a Latin companion.
- DL does not come with much responsibility. I call 1 set of Elders and ask how their day went then call the ZLs... then give a capcitation here and there.
- Yes the members feed us! Yesterday we had that fish that I also sent a picture with in the other email. They’re the best.
- I have been eating a lot more dinner type food... I would usually only ever eat breakfast and lunch and that was enough to keep me satisfied. Now we are starting to eat a little bit more at the night time even though I don’t really like eating at 9:30 at night.
- We go to restaurants every P-day. The restaurant we went to today had Teriyaki Salmon for 200 pesos... Thank goodness our money came this morning.
- Yes we are eating a lot more then noodles and BBQ sauce. The perks of having members feeding you also means you have more money.
- Yes I have gotten the cards. Its nice to see a little bit of Portland every once and a while
- Just packages… we can still get mail
- Yes I survived the winter without the electric blanket.
- I haven’t been studying a lot of the Book of Mormon much lately... I’m studying the Old Testament right now actually making it hard to believe that people actually believe in saints down here when the theme of the books of Moses are "don’t believe in saints or you will die". But I have already read through the Book of Mormon twice, same with the new testament... read through all the books in the mission library, and preach my gospel who knows how many times... Pearl of Great Price and Doctrine and Covenants as well... So, my goal is to read the bible cover to cover by the end of the mission.
But it sounds like things are going well with you guys... Sounds like Will is inching himself away from you guys little bits at a time and that Rachel is still a nerd and Sydney is her same old same old. It’s hard to believe that Sam is already home... and I didn’t even know Tanner Hall was leaving on a mission... who all do we have out on missions now in the ward and where are they’re at? Everything is fine here with us! Every day is the same! we are just out here working every day!
|How we eat on Pday... Teriyaki Salmon...|
|Some of the best fish that Corrientes and the Rio Paraná has to offer|
|Bad weather means getting peoples cars unstuck from the road in our bare feet....|
|Saw Elder Sears again during Transfers!|
|Part of Elder Sheehans area|