My dearest family and friends,
Thank you for the emails from Betsy, Dad, Mom, Jodi and Jack. They were a great suprise when I got on here this afternoon! Mom, I hope the weather stays good for you to get things done! SO....Tigre is my area, it´s kind of a suberb of Buenos Aires. It´s really busy though. We usually take the colectivo (buses) everywhere. I´m not the biggest fan they drive crazy here, but the busses are better than the remises which are like taxis.
So hey, incase you weren´t aware I´m a missionary....it has kind of hit me this week. I go to peoples houses and share the Gospel of Jesucristo with them. I have had so many great expieriences this week and I only understand about 60% of what is going on most of the time. Apparently I am doing really good with the language, people say that they can understand me, which is good, I´m really slow, but at least the point gets across.
So the Holy Ghost is amazing, incase any of you don´t know that, it is. It is the greatest gift in my life right now. Hermana Romo and I are constintly lead by the spirit to know what we should teach or where we should go. So many times last week we just did the first thing that came in to our minds, which turned out to be the perferct thing. We rean into a lot of recent converts to the church that haven´t been in a while, for one reason or another, we invited them to come this week, fingers crossed.
We are teaching this lady named Olga, she is really sweet and teachers English! Oh the tender mercies of the Lord, I feel so blessed to be able to really know what is going on in at least one lesson. She is progressing really well and LOVES reading from the book of Mormon.
OH! sheesh how could I forget... Yesterday we had a zone conference with Elder Arnold. (which is why I´m writing on tuesday, usually pdays are monday fyi) He is the new area President over South America South. He is the one who spoke in General Conference about the stupid cow, and how the fence was there to protect it. Anyway, it was simply amazing! He spoke directly to me, it was obvious I didn´t understand everything since I kept asking my companion to traslate different things. So he noticed and gave me some really encouraging words. He told a really tender story about how he learned Spanish. After the conference we got to shake his hand and he said some wonderful things that were truley inspired and exactly what I needed to hear. I love the Lord! He is so good to me and I know he just wants me to do the best job possible. He want´s ALL of his children to hear the message of the restored Gospel.
I think tha´s all that I have time for this week. Lo siento. I´m off to a art museum and Ice cream!
I love all of you with all my heart!