Sister Aleta Bray

Aleta 25

Aleta 25
On my Birthday!

Worn Out!

Worn Out!
after pushing the car....okay it may have been slightly exaggerated....(explanation of car in July 18th letter)

Aleta Christmas Eve - Beunos Aires

Aleta Christmas Eve - Beunos Aires
Look at what I Got! Aleta Christmas Eve - Beunos Aires

Friday, October 1, 2010

Well, this is it. Almost gone!‏

Dear family and friends,

Thank you so much for the letters. Thanks to Mom, Isaac, Scott and Betsy I loved your letters! They really make my day everytime I recieve one. So my address in Argentina is in my call packet Mom. It's the one that says pouch letters, you send them to Salt Lake then they send them to me every once in a while, I think. That's the word on the street anyway.

I haven't got mail yet today, so I haven't got the package yet, but thank you SO much! Oh and my roommates and comps, loved the bread. I was even nice and shared the glorious muffin with them. So tell Frank thanks.

Okay, so tons of great stories this week. I am really going to miss the Elders. Mom, you asked if we were all flying together. Well, four Elders are going to Resistencia Argetnina and they are on a later flight to Atlanta, but we all meet up to fly to Argentina together. There are 10 people in my district, including me. Three are going to Buenos Aires, 3 to Bahia Blanc and the other 4 to Resistencia. Hope that helps some. Oh and yes, I have taken pictures. I can't figure out how to upload them, and the lines at the kiosks are always really long to print them out. I'll get them to you some how don't worry.

Okay so last week our teacher brought in a flag from Argentina for us. So we wanted to hang it up, so Elder Gochnour got the bright idea to hook it up in the ceiling by slightly lifting one of the ceiling tiles up and wedging it between them. I've seen it done before no big deal. Well, all of the sudden we hear a huge crash and I feel a pain in my leg. I turn around and the whole ceiling tile is on the floor in two pieces. It was hilarious. All of the sudden Elder Haslam comes over with a big piece of tape to fix it and the other Elders are trying to put it back in the ceiling like nothing happened. Well, it kinda worked there is still a small piece missing, but nobody else has really noticed yet.

Oh before I forget, my teacher Hermano Zivic, his dad is giving one of the prayers in General conference so look for that, I think it's the Sat. afternoon session.

kay so next, is our Elders REALLY like to sing. So we were practicing for musical number on Sunday, every district sings in Sacrament meeting, before they leave. So we picked nearer my god to thee, but in Spanish of course. Entonces, we were splitting up the different vereses and running through for a practice run. Well the Elders had a verse they sung by themselves. All of the sudden all 7 of them start singing falsetto. Like I think some of them were hitting higher notes than me! Well they loved the way it sounded and it really took some convincing to tell them that they were NOT singing that way in church. I got it on film though and it's hilarious.

Okay then, yesterday Elder Christianson and Elder Haslam having been working on some new lyrics to the song of "Every time we touch" so last night they had it worked out to just start singing it when Our teahcer Hermana Sybrowsky walked in. SOOOOO funny. She walks in asks how we are, no one says anything, excpect Elder Robinson starts pounding out the beat to the song. Then Elder Jay starts whistling the tune. All of the sudden all the Elders join in with the new and improved "missionary lyrics" such as "Every time we teach, we feel the Spirit,..."Anyway, I have 'em written down somewhere. It was so funny, Hna. Sybrowsky's face was priceless.

Oh, last week at the temple walk, right after I took some pictures with Brittany actually, I dropped my Bluecard down a drain! okay so my bluecard is like my key, you don't want to loose it. It get's you into meals and your buildings, you have money on it for things at the bookstore and vending machines. Anyway down it went into a grate and was just taunting me by floating on the water out of my reach. We couldn't pull up the cover of the grate either. Don't worry I got a new one but it was pretty funny.

Okay, I thinks that's all the stories I can remember, there were so many this week, I felt like I was laughing all the time. I'm really going to miss the Elders and my companions. Sorry this email isn't very spiritual, I had some great experiences with teaching this week too. One where I was actually pretending to be an investigator and it was great. The spirit was really leading the missionaries to what my problem was. It was great.

Okay well there isn't too much time left. I'm not sure what day I get to email from Argentina. So sorry if it's more than a week. I can't believe I will be there next week at this time completely surrrounded by Spanish.!!!!!!!!! Yipe!

Oh well, I know the Lord knows where I am and that I'm on his errand. He will watch out for me and help me learn the language.

Thank you everone for your letters, thoughts, and prayers! I love them

All my Love,

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