Sunday, November 1, 2015

Baptisms, Reunions, and Anchovy Buses


September 7, 2015

Well i have to say sorry for not writing last week. Sorry! i was busy writing each one of yall individually and well it stopped my time.  But these weeks have been awesome! Hermana Ramos is super great. She's tranquila and laughs at my jokes hahaha.  We have lots of fun and we talk to everyone in the streets haha,  Bernardo received the Priesthood! oh yeah! And hey i got to talk on the phone with Hermana Lugo! She's a nut hahaha she told me that Mauricio is doing awesome!!!!! Better than ever!!! And that Agustina is gonna be baptized Friday! ahhh and some stuff from Perico. ahh Perico, mi amor hahha.  It's hard leaving every area but right now I'm here and i love it too!  We're having some awesome miracles happen here!  The brother that teaches gospel principles that is an RM as of 2 years brought his girlfriend to church two times and we are teaching her and she is awesome! She doesn't know anything about God or religion. It's really weird to me when we talk to people like this because I'm like, how do you not know?  but yeah if your parents don't teach you anything you just live and can only hope that something so mysterious like God exists. And wow she is amazing. She feels the Spirit more than i think anyone I've seen. She was studying about the Atonement and as she shared her studies with us cried because of how much God loves us and has read up to Enos! She's insannnne! haha and will be baptized September  19!  and then there is also the boyfriend of a member that recently we are talking to and he is supper cool tambien and wants to be baptized. He too hasn't ever prayed or anything but were teaching him and he's awesome.  The work is wonderful! I cannot stress it enough that referrals from members are the best things ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today we went to the offices! haha we got lost a little in centro and took a collective [bus] sooo full of people that i just about died hahaa normally i think it's funny but this time i stressed a little and was sweating and had my PACKAGE (THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH" I HAVEN'T OPENED IT YET CUZ JUST HOW YALL TAUGHT ME TO NOT OPEN THINGS LIKE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS CUZ THEN YOU LOSE THEM HAHA BUT IT SOUNDS LOVELY!!!!) and so yeah i was stressing a little cuz we were also looking for a cyber to write yall cuz our area doesn't have one!!! well one that's a little ghetto and far away but anyway we were crushed together like anchovies in those anchovy busses (if you don't know, look it up! ) haha like seriously guestimating i bet there were 70 or 80 people in a collectivo [bus] with 35 seats haha then we saw a cyber but we were stuck in the middle with other peoples' sweat haha and literally couldn't budge and so with all our strength we were plunging through the people to get to the end and luckily I'm taller than EVERYONE soo i was crossing the collectivo with my hands in the air and the package above my head THINKING SKINNY THOUGHTS hahaha --literally i haven't ever seen one soo crowed. It took like 5 min to plunge our way through and my hips didn't help me at all hahahha and so yes. That's my story of how i got here. And Hermana Ramos now has 4 months in the mission and i have....16.. wahhhhhh what is life! haha

well i love you all with the intensity of 56 anchovy buses hahaha
love
Hermana Dascañio
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September 14

buen diiiia hahaha
THIS WEEK HAS BEEN AWESOME and i say that with a capital aaaaaaa!!!!!!
Wow we are seeing MIRACLES! Seriously!!!! ahhhhhhhh 

There are three people that we are teaching that are prepared for baptism! Nicole ahhh is soooo awesome she told us how she got her answer and was like, " i was asking or praying if this is what i should do and i opened the Book of Mormòn…" and she opened to that scripture that basically says that we are free to choose liberty or captivity  and totally took that as an answer and it was so awesome she is soooooo awesome.  She's the girlfriend of a member and he met her in college and she is awesome!!!! i think i already told yall some stuff not sure about her. but yeah so she's gonna get baptized Saturday and [also] the boyfriend of another member and he is awesome! He comes from a really hard life and la verdad it's surprising and awesome that he is not into drugs or any of that.  It's such a problem for everyone here.  It's super sad. And so yeah he will be baptized also Saturday and Vanesa is like on the border she is prepared but keeps thinking si and no and ahhh so well see! Pray for them! Seriously were seeing soo many miracles as a mission like seriously we are aumenting in every area the success and ahhh.  I'm so happy and ahhh the time goes by too quickly!!!!!!

well. Let's see. To answer your question mam, yes i am really close to my first area! In the same stake! And the other day we went to a baptism at the stake center and they were having a meeting and i saw Hermana Florinda! Remember her??? ahhh but i couldn't talk to her i just waved like a loca hahahha, but i have high hopes for General Conference that I'll be able to see her!!! i can't believe that this is already the last week of the transfer! ahhhhhhh that means that Hermana Rengifo goes home on Monday!!! ahhhh and i have hopes that I'll see here at the terminal cuz she'll  have to come here--helllo!!! And if my compañera se va, I'll be at the terminal!!!!

 ahhh sounds like lots of stuff exciting is happening on yalls end!  I'm super excited to for the plans-- hello maddy! whatttttttt?!?  oh i talked to Hermana Lugo and she is super feliz happy for you maddy!!!! hahaha she says hi! [Maddy just got engaged at the time of this email!] Sorry that i don't have the time i thought i did but well i looked bad at the clock! love you all 

it makes me so happy to know that yall are reading and praying and doing FHE!!! Keep it up and open your mouths! Hahah--so long and thanks for all the fish!  oohhh THANK YOU FOR THE PACKAGE!  HELLO I JUST ABOUT DIED IT WAS SO AWESOME! ALREADY ATE ALL THE PEANUT BUTTER HERMANA RAMOS NOW LOVES IT TOO THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!"""""

HNA DASCANIO
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September 21
i think that im psychic or that maybe maddy and i are linked or something cuz this weekend i kept thinking that she was gonna get engaged! i was like hmmm ya know what i think its gonna happen and i was tlaking with my comp about it hahaha AHHHHHHHHHHHHH IMMMMMMMMM SO HAPPY FOOR YOU MADDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY TOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!! AND AHHHH PRECIOUS PRECIOUS!!!! PRECIOUS! I JUST ABOUT DIED AND MY COMPAÑERA TOO HAHA I LOVE ITTTTTT!!!!  TOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'VE BEEN TALKING A LOT ABOUT YOU TOO ABOUT MADDY AND NICK! HAHA IM LIKE, "Y PARA MI FUTURO CUÑADO....." O SEA for my future brother in law hahaha im already buying things!!! hahaha --ahhhhh i dont think i can write bien an email that suffices what i feeeeellllllllsies!!!  ah.  
 
Okay also TRASLADOOOOOOS!!!!! ME QUEDO HASTA LA MUERTE JAJA. I'm gonna stop the mission here in Palermo! Hermana Ramos left for Metan which is like 3 hrs from here but still in Salta and I got another compañera,  Hermana Hurtado... guess what nationality???? PERUANA jajajajajjaja number 5!!! hahaha too awesome! she's really cool.  She's been here  6 months.  I got word that Hermana Lugo left Perico and now is companion with Hermana Quiceno!  Hermana Yates stays here weee! and guess who i saw in the terminal???
Hermana Rengifo at the Terminal!
HERMANA RENGIFO!!!!! AHHHHHHHH I CRIED SO MUCH SERIOUSLY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH shes sooooo awesome! we remenisced a little bit ahh it was sooo perfect! cant believe that she is going home!!! wahhhhhhh
on to Saturday. ANOTHER REASON WHY IT WAS THE BEST DAY!!!! NICOLE AND DANIEL GOT BAPTIZED AND IT WS SOOOO BEAUTIFUL! I ALMOST DIED! AND IGNACIO (NACHO) (YES THATS HIS NAME!) FROM THE ELDERS GOT BAPTIZED TOO AND GABRIEL THAT IS A KID OF 8 YEARS SO ITS OF THE WARD! OSEA 4 BAPTISMS!!! it was sooo awesome! soo much white!!! and a lot of the ward came to celebrate!!!!!!
nicole was soooo excited that she cried as she entered the water! ahhhhhhhhhhhh ALMA 26 ALMA 26 ALMA26 ALMA26!!!!!!!! We are super happy here although right now we have to work a lot to find people and so that the people GO TO CHURCH PLEASE POR FAVOR GRACIAS! It is such a joy to be a missionary and I don't ever want it to end!
los bautismos de Nicole y daniel!!!!!!!  y nacho(de los elders)
Dario y Nicole
Daniel y Agustina

Basically that is the news today. yup. i have to send madsicle a few words asi que me despido de uds!!!
love yalllllllllllllll soooo muchhhhhhhhhhh
hermana dascaño
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September 28
Okay. this week let`s see. it has been super awesome. we've been a working hard! the cool thing is that we've been finding lots of awesome people to teach! were going around our little area like crazy people haha its funny cuz Perico was an entire city and to cross it was more than an hour. but Palermo is a little part of Salta capital, so its super small haha to get to the other end its like 15 or 20 min haha but I love it too. did yall know that in Salta capital alone there are like 20 churches? crazy huh? 
we had an activity well the service was for the world right? did yall have it too? you should've i think. well here in salta we went to El Cerro San Bernardo to clean it. they say cerro, which translated I think is hill. but it's a mountain- let's just say about the size of the mountain that has the Y at BYU haha and so yeah two stakes gathered together and all us missionaries were there too! and Presidente Chaparro and his kids! all in PANTALONES! PANTS! jjaja!! I was sooo excited to put my jeans on! jajaja and so we got assigned the stairs cuz there's stairs that lead to the top so we went to the top and then cleaned as we descended, lowered? I don't know what word it is. but yeah it was super awesome and also a good work out ahhaha presidente took a foto so there should be one on Facebook!
anyway that was Saturday and we couldn't go to the conference cuz it starts at 9 here and goes til 11 I think and the capilla where they show it isn't ours. oh well they're gonna rebroadcast it! OH SIIII -so I'm super excited! 
thanks for always all the support and love and emails you send meee!!!!  and woah. BRIGGGAY!!!! MR HAM! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ON YOUR CALL!!! TOO SICK!!!!! WHEN DO YOU LEAVE??? Nobody told me! 
well.  oh yeahH!! and maddy and mom, too awesome all that yall could do! [mom's trip to Utah for wedding prep] i just about died with the foto of you two-- precious! too awsome! i dont know why but i almost cried and maddy you're gorgeous!!!! I'm sooo super happy with everything!!!!! weeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
love you alllll so much!
hermana dascanio

 

 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Is the Gospel Still Amazing to You?

August 24th

Hermana Dascanio with Hermana Ramos, fourth peruana! {Peruvian companion}
 ahhh okay I know that I am horrible with the letters!
I'm trying to write everyone individually and then there's no time to write this letter but write now as I say all my excuses, I am wasting time hahaha, jkjk

Bautismo de Bernardo! El es un capo!!! {he is a boss!!!}
Bueno. this week has been super awesome! Bernardo got baptized! He is a boossss (capo means boss) and seriously is sooo converted! He is determined to endure to the end its soo precious and AWESOME! He is the brother of a member here. Before, he has talked with missionaries but that wasn't the right time i guess cuz he wasn't interested and but now sìi!!!!! And he stopped drinking and stopped chewing tobacco just like that!!!!
What else what else...

We are having really cool experiences lately with God answering our prayers. It is soo amazing to me. There's also a talk in general conference i think from October where an authority does the question, ´´Is the gospel still amazing to you?"  i looove it! It doesn't matter how many prayers we`ve said, how many years we've been members, is it still amazing?? The little miracles that happen every day, the things we ask for and then we receive answers. God listens and something that i have learned on my mission is that what's important for us is important for God. He loves us. He understands us. We don't have to know the answer to make the question.

We are always being counseled to work with members and sometimes its hard cuz people aren't available and don't give us referrals and yada yada. But we did a simple prayer before leaving Saturday in he afternoon that we could somehow have lessons with members and work with members. Then we went to the house of a member. She had invited us but we didn't know why and she talked with a lady in the bus and had an appointment! And we left together and went to her house and this lady is awesome! And she went to church yesterday! it was awesome MILAGRO, MILAGRO, MILAGRO!!! {MIRACLE, MIRACLE, MIRACLE!!!}

i urge you all to open your mouths and invite people! Talk about what you learned in church, share a scripture, talk about your calling. They will want to know what is a calling or what is young women's.
there are so many people prepared and if we work together were gonna find them easier
 
August 31
Basically Steffi was answering a few emails individually this week and didn't send a main family email but did send the above picture of her with her newest companion, Hermana Ramos. Below is a picture of a kitchen creation she is particularly proud of :)
 
We made Sliders! The hamburgers here are kind of a disgrace, so I had to do something! My companion loved them!
love you all!!
go to the temple!
Thanks for all the love always and I love you all SOOOOO MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Love hermana dascaño hahaha
 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

I'm Not Yelling, I'm Just Really Hungry!


The Missionary! [how could she resist a photo op like this??]
 
July 13

first of all. Maddy where's my letter??? Hahaha  well i love to hear from you all!!!!!!!!!!

this week is super good! mauricio can really use your prayers but he's doing better. matias had his interview and he's set! sergio tendrá his intervista tuesday! ahhh sorry that there aren't words or a lot of email this week! just know that things are going super well! and we're really felices! [happy!]

i hope that the summer keeps rolling super well for yall!  today we had to scrub the walls with bleach cuz there was a mold problem hahaha good times. we have to clean really well cuz the next time we have interviews with presidente he will do them in the apartment! ahhhhh que loco!!!!!!!!!!! hahah

well so sorry i promise that this next week I'll be better!!!!!!!!!!
looove hna dascanio

 

July 20
 
FIRST THINGS FIRST: YALL CAN MAIL ME PACKAGES I JUST HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM.

SECOND OF ALL: TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.  HAHA JK

[For the reader: Steffi had a lot of expenses this month]
If yall could maybe help with expenses it would be greatly appreciated! also, know that when you are in the service of your fellowmen you are only in the service of your God :))) haha, thank you King Benjamin! haha

well this week was awesome!!!!!!!  the weeks are going by so fast that its scaring me! also all the missionaries are now younger than me and the fact that I'm almost 21 is rather ancient and shameful hahah jk 

there was youth conference for all the youth of jujuy! and it was centered on mission work!!!!!!!!!! and so they invited all the missionaries of jujuy! haha and so we basically did divisions ( i don't know what is called in English) with the youth!!!!!!!!!

too awesome! matias is accompanying us alot!!!!! to visit people and he seriously gives his testimony with authority and power! haha its super awesome! also were now talking with his momma  and sister and matias is helping them so much! he wants so badly that they will be baptized too!!!!!!!!

oh and hello! sergio and matias were baptized and it was soooooo beautiful! ahhhhhh!!!!!!
and matias wants to pass the sacrament so bad! i think he'll get the priesthood Sunday! We'll have to ask!!!!!!  and ah!!! they gave their testimonies after their baptism and matias talked about the relief and clean feeling that he felt. he said that he had felt a lot of weight on his shoulders recently and that as he got out of the water that was gone. it was so beautiful and ahhh I'm gonna die cuz his blessing talked about going on a mission!!!!!!!!!

el bautismo de Sergio  y Matias!!!! hno alejandro, our mission leader of the ward is in the middle!!


Hermana Lugo, Hermana Dascanio, Sergio, Hermano Alejandro, Matias, and Matias' mother
 
hna lugo seriously is sooo funy haha we have soo much fun and it's so cool to be able to see how she is progressing too!!!!

we have a sandwich that we call ´´el sandwi´´ that is the best thing in the world. basically it's a super hoagie. but a hot hoagie hahhaa i taught her the hoagie dance.  hahahhhaa 

seriously the weeks are passing by so much that it scares me and i don't want to leave hna lugo either!!!!!!!!!!!!

haha i had a dream last night that we went to eat at Pink's house. hahaha but she lived in Argentina in our area and we taught her hahahha too funny! 

bueno love you all more than i want peanut butter. oh how i crave peanut butter!!! :´)

i hope you are all well. lilly and nick keep partying! maddy i love yousooo much and thank you for always being faithful hahahhaa momma i love you and JUST KEEP TYPING also watch Willy Wonka and The Office for me! and dad i love you soo much and i hope that everything goes super well! KEEP MOVIN' FORWARD

LAURA, FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS! TRY NOT TO DIE OF HAPPINESS WHEN HE COMES! HAHAHA I CANT BELIEVE HE'S GONNA COME HOME!!!

CHAOOOO
HNA DASCANIO

SORRY FOR WRITING IN CAPS IM NOT YELLING I'M JUST REALLY HUNGRY.  HAHA
 
 
July 27

HOLA FAMILIA
well this keyboard is horrible and so I'm sorry but with this keyboard and the time it's gonna be short this week! sorry!!!!!!!!!

we had super  sandwich again today, so that was awesome.

liliana and arturo are gonna get married"! they have to go to registro civil tomorrowww!! weeeee! we found a girl agustina that is super awesome and went to church! this week was ward conference for us and so that was super awesome!!!!!!!! sergio received the priesthood aaronic!!!!!!!!!
we could talk with mauricio and so that was good keep him in your prayers and his wife estefania

this week were gonna have interviews with president chaparro and so that'll be awesome but they're gonna be in our pensiòn ;0 waahhh hahaha 

i love you all so much and am so happy that yall are having funnnn" can't believe that whit is coming home already!!!!!!! ahhhh how time flies hahah.  i miss idioms in English. I'm learning idioms in Spanish hahaha.  it's funny cuz they don't make sense hhaha, "you are the idiom." name that movie and watch it for me hahahaha  "love-ly weather . we . are having... i hope this weather will CONTINUE!"

love hna dascanio
but seriously it's pretty weather hahaha 
shout outs to all!!!

 
August 3

i can't believe that whits home! that is toooo crazy! shout outs, Whit!!!! ahhhh he looks sooo grown up and Briggs tooo !!! nobody's sent me a pic of the BrigMan in a while! i bet yall are allll coocoo crazy happy!!!! ahhhh that's tooo awesome! did the rangers win??? hahhaa

well things are really awesome here! we had interviews with President Chaparro on friday and it was really good. he came to our pensiòn and it was suuuuper clean hahaha he said that we should hire someone to paint the walls with a special paint that prevents mold cuz we have a lot of mold haha. hes super awesome and always thinks of the little things so that were okay and more than okay, so that we live well too.  we received lots of good advice from him specifically to work with the members, and find people through them.

we had a neat experience this sunday to fast and we were fasting to be able to find people through members and work better together and at the end when we ate with a family (members) she was like, "hey i was talking with my neighbor and she's super interested and she's gonna pass by, is that okay?"  obviously! haha and so we talked with her and today we have a FHE [family home evening] in their house with the members! super awesome.!!!

i got food poisoning or something like that again. super fun haha the only thing good about vomiting is that you get skinnier haha but besides that I'm doing well. the cream i have for my eyes is helping a lot and hna lugo puts drops in my eyes haha thanks for your prayers! mauricio is doing much better!

sergio passed the sacrament!!! hayyy!!!!  transfers are Sunday and i don't wanna go but i think i will. mahhhh! We'll see what happens!
sorry its a little short! but full of love hahaha love you all!!!


August 10

okay well looks like this time i have time to write! that happens never! hhaha well i was transferred! 

I've returned to Salta, la linda! [the beautiful!]  jajaja it's called Palermo. I've been here a few times for exchanges with the hermana leaders before but now it's not the area of them. I'm with hermana ramos from...... PERU jajaja 4th peruana! jajaja she's super nice. She's a little quiet i think but is cool. She's 22. oh and I'm her stepmom hahaha o sea, she just finished entrenamiento. just like hna lugo. i can't believe how time is passing!

it was so hard to leave hermana lugo! ahhhhh! seriously! and Perico! i love that area sooo much! 

the barrio celebrated my birthday Wednesday in a fhe of the ward! 3 cakes, hot dogs, a sparkler and lots of love! ahhh it was soo awesome! seriously these people are too awesome!!!!!  I'm gonna attach pics!
 
 
 

 
I'm doing well, don't worry! my eyes are much better! i honestly don't know what the drops do but they help! right now I'm all infected like always in winter but I'm taking quruplus haha it's like sudafed i suppose.

i gave a talk on sunday and we had a meeting and everything lately is about working with members, entonces i am here to exhort you all to give referrals to the missionaries and start to talk more with those around you about the gospel and invite them to come to church! yall have had some awesome experiences, but keep em comin! pray for opportunities. this is a message from the prophet! :)

bueno i must go. haha
love you all super much!
hermana dascanio

 


 


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mayonnaise in Bags , Phony Kit Kats, and The City is Ours!


June 8

so i had something all filled out to send yall the last week but then suddenly my computer died haha waw. but anyway now i will write!

for the first time in forever haha i have a good computer and the internet is working! yeah!!! we had to walk all around town to find a "cyber" that was open but yay! hahaha

this week has been super awesome and also super like ahhhhh!!! so this recent convert Victor is still giving us referrals and so we went to visit his brother Arturo and his wife Liliana and they are awesome! they have also seen this change in Victor and his family so they are willing to listen and they went to the ward FHE [family home evening] wednesday! and loved it! and have now gone twice to church! i taught the people of perico jujuy what Jeopardy is in the FHE hahaha it was soooo fun! It's weird cuz here like nobody plays games and so they LIVE for the games we teach them haha, it's awesome! and then they went to church!!!! weeee!!!


[One of the families we are teaching] couldn't go to church and are having problems-- not like their relationship just like lots of problems with money. they really don't have anything- like each member of the family has one thing to wear and [the father] feels bad and like he can't get married in situations like this cuz he feels like he's working so hard but doesn't have [enough] to provide for his family. it really breaks my heart. i seriously feel such love for these people and am finally i think understanding what compassion is--suffer with another. not feel sorry for but rather hurt with them. just like what Christ did. like sometimes they each have one boiled egg to eat. that kills me. recently a member gave  us a ton of pizza- like a ridiculous amount and so yesterday we stopped by [their house] and gave them 2 pizzas and I've never seen kids so happy. There are lots of things to be thankful for. i feel like that sentence doesn't convey bien what i want to say but, well.


there is also Mauricio and Estefania! they are aweosme! they are married! and Estefania is coming back to church out of nowhere. has been less active for 10 years. is 30 right now and she married Mauricio. and he has such interest in the church and wants to be baptized and now is going to church and ahhh they're awesome! Estefania shared her testimony of forgiveness and the Atonement and it was ahhh powerful! well there's so much to tell!


mi hija [new missionary that she is training] is awesome! we get along super well and she is seriously pre-trained! It's too cool. She's a ball of energy and we two together, we're like the happiest people on earth haha! She's got a really hard story, like her background, but is soo strong thanks to that. seriously! It's sooo fun and i feel like we work really well together!


well i love you allllllllll more than i crave mexican food!

:):):):)

hermana dascanio


we went to purmamarca again! toooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


June 15

ahhh things are soooo good! this has been the craziest week! so we were working and Mauricio works in mines like in the border of Bolivia and Chile and so he works 10 days then is here 10 days, and so this week we went to visit them a lot to teach and monday he was like, "yes i will get baptized" but didn't accept a date cuz he wanted to speak with his family and we were like ah we hope that that won't be something that he like puts off and puts off and so we come back wednesday and he was like, "guess what! i told my family and they didn't geet mad! the opposite! they were super happy for me!" and we were like yayyy! and so he was gonna get baptized the 27 and basically  we were super excited but then a few more things happened that complicated everything and we were like ahh and then basically one thing after another happened trials of our faith and bam! he got baptized!!!!!! ah it was sooo awesome! and Arturo y Liliana our investigadors came! and ahh the Spirit was sooo strong and we, the missionaries, sang Come Thou Fount in inglish and spanish haha it was awesome. hna lugo was like ahhhh englsh but did a super job! it was soo awesome and later we talked with him and he was like  "I've never felt such peace. i really was born again." ahhh so awesome and they are gonna in a year get sealed ahhhhhhh  I'm dying. Estefania has been like in shock that he progressed so quick and has such desires! It's so awesome! and the dad of Mauricio passed away like 3 years ago and so he is super excited to be baptized for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!


what else? i found kit kat here! it's fraud, it's from a phony company in Brasil but tastes almost the same! the pringles here are from the states, for that they are really expensive! ah my compañera is so awesome seriously! so much felicidad! It's super awesome and the ward here is super awesome! like yesterday we didn't have anything to eat cuz our lunch canceled on us (did i ever tell yall that dinner here doesn't exist- it's breakfast and lunch and the members give us lunch hahaha yeah its weird) and so yea we didn't have anything and then our ward mission leader calls us and is like "do you all have food to eat? no? okay we'll send yall something!" and sent us empanadas! it was too awesome. asi que don't worry about us! We're taken care of! :))))) and yup that's all i have time for

love you allllllll

hermana dascanio


June 22

HAPPPY FATHER'S DAY! haha well glad to hear that it went well and sorry dad that this is late, it wasn't on my radar that it was already Father's day! how crazy! well dad shout out to you.
the first foto says i love papá haha for father´s day! 
♪♫♪ weeeeeeeeeeee dadd yeah dad! hes the greatest that youll ever have hes super with pancakes and when you ask for help he never snakes cuz hes suuuper dad!♪♫♪

hahaha well that is my song. i wish i could sing it. but I'm sure you can imagine it :) love you sooo much dad and really thank you for all that you have taught and keep teaching me through words and example. pres. Uchtdorf says ´´preach the gospel, and if necessary use words´´ i say that it's the same with being a great parent :))))) love you dad!  i wish i could sing with the kids in choir at church! hahaha ♪♫♪ MY DADDY IS MY FAVORITE PAL AND I HELP HIM EVERYDAY. IT'S PLAIN TO SEE I WANT TO BE LIKE HIM IN EVERYWAY. HE TEACHES ME THAT HONESTY IS BEST IN ALL I DOOOO. I'M VERY GLAD THAT HES MY DAAAAD. AND I KNOW HE LOVES ME TOOOOO!♫♪♫  something like that it goes, right? Haha


 
 
 
okay. well these weeks are just passing by and it scares me like seriously!

something that's super cool is that we're getting loads of help from the ward. they are super excited too!. right now were activating a family, la familia Cruz. they are suuuper awesome. the mom is  a single mom and 6 of her 7 kids have been baptized solo the littlest, Diego, hasn't. so he's preparing himself! He's so cute! reminds me of Nick! haha

it's so good to always hear from all yall.

It's funny when hna Boehmer and i try to teach english to our companions and i have  a southern accent and she's all canadian and neither of us can speak that well, hahaha i don't know what they're learnng!" haha


haha well the work is awesome here in jujuy! we recently had a conference and it was super awesome!" the training with hna Lugo is super awesome although sometimes i feel like she is training me! haha well


June 29


♪♫♪ VENID, ADOREMOS CON ALEGRE CANTO! VENID AL PUEBLIIIIIITO DEEEEE BELÉN!!!♪♫♪ (Come, let us with joyful singing ! Come to the little town of Bethlehem) hahaha I'm always singing that hymn ALL YEAR ROUND BABY!!!


Hola familia! welp. traslados today! hna Boehmer left :(((( she went to Santiago  and she's gonna train too!!! and Santiago is super far from here and it's always hot there and surprise, her comp hna Zenteno de Mexico also left! and guess what? Nobody's coming! así que we are here in Perico just us 2! so we right now have to learn the other area too and find all their investigadors and all their members and everything hahaha weeeee so yup. the entire city is ours! a little overwhelming but hey! I ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE! hahhaa


things are going super well here.! Liliana y Arutro aaahhH! they are sooo awesome!  at first Liliana was kind of the only one excited but this week Arturo was like, "look yall have been coming for a while now and i haven't been doing anything. i think it's time that i put in my part." WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! and we talked about the law of chastity and they too want to get married!!!!!!!!! so were gonna have to help with that!

also un chico named Matias that is 16 super awesome. a friend of a member and he super wants to get baptized! 

There's lots to do here in perico! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh not enough hours in the day to visit everyone! but hey! vammmos! hahhaa

how are you all? 

i can't believe that the dog bit you! a dog bit my companion the other day. pobrecita! She's ok too. the weather here is super weird. has texas tendencies cuz hoy is like a summer day. or like spring. but this week has been like ice!!!!!! too crazy! but well what can you do? 

have i talked about the obsession of mayonnaise here? It's....insane.... and I'm disgusted to say that I'm in on it now.... uncle Jeff would die here :0 people put it on noodles! on bread! french fries! chicken! steak! everyyyythnnggggg!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhh you can buy it in bags yes. i said. BAGS of like 5kilos :0 hahaha and also everything is in bags. i don't know if i said that at the beginning or no but yes. milk, yogurt, ketchup, mayo. you name it! hahaha

welp i think it's time for me to go no. 

SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH!

hahahha name that movie! hahahaha

TTFN

name that movie!

thats all folks!

name that show!

hasta la vista baby!

hahaha love hermana dascanio!!!!!!!!!!!




July 6


ahhh i dont have timeee! but HAPPY FOURTH! hahaha i  hope you all know that i was wearing red white and blue all day although nobody could see cuz its sooo cold- hahaha i have on always my big trench coat hahah

 
 
 
 
 
 
the work is GLORIOUS! we're gonna have a talent show in the ward hahaha hna lugo y yo are gonna lip sync a song from EFY and then in another act hna lugo is gonna write her name with her foot -- yes she can do that bahahaha!

can yall remind me of talents that i have that i can share??? or ideas for FHE??? Hahaha

everything is going super well! recently we switched to the normal [church] schedule with Sacrament at the beginning-- it was at the end. sergio, an investigador that si o si se bautizará el 18 bore his testimony!!! too sick !!!

 Hermana Lugo!
weeelll theres soo much to tell so little times so sorry! i hope you all are well. you are all in my prayers and I'm praying for blaise!!!
 
love you all cuidense! lo siento por esta carta! ahhhhh

love hermana dascanio!!!!!!!!!!!


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

MTC Reunions, Llamas, and Hijitas!

May 25, 2015

okay so i dont know if i'll have time to write everyone individually so i thought that maybe i'd give all my time here! hahaha the big email!  okay first off. we COULD go to the cyber LAST week [to email] but guess what? it didn't work? a little bit frustrating but ya know! 
and so at the first of the week i was with hermana peterson (one of the hermanas from the mtc!!!) so that was awesome cuz the newbies come siempre wednesday and so we were companions for two days! it was awesome! and so then tuesday night we had to go to salta! to the offices! weeee! so we traveled from jujuy to salta at like 8pm and then we got there at like 11 and ahhh SALTA THE BEAUTIFUL! i loooove salta! brought back sooo many memories to go there! and so we all slept at the penision of the hermanas in salta (that is where hermana quiceno is right now)!!! so i got to see her!! and then we got there and there were 8 beds and we were like pleaaaase that hermana harper and fraga are trainers too! 

and they arrived! and we all just about died! i haven't seen hna harper since june!! and ahhh hermana fraga! and also at the pension in salta was hna yates! she is hna leader!! and so the only one who wasn't there hermana franks"! (my comp del mtc) but she is hna leader in tucuman!!! ahhh soo awesome i'll send pics!!! soo cool to see them!
and so in the morning we all went to the offices! (mission home i think) and presidente and the assistants talked with us and everything and then we got to see our hijas!!! 
Ahhh, I'm  a mommy!!! [trainer to a greenie missionary] 
hahahaa ahhhh!
!! my hijita name is hermana lugo!!!! she's the bomb! 19 and from nicaragua!!!! how sick! stilll haven't had a gringa! hahaha ah she is sooo excited and talk soooo much its so awsome! listens and is willing to do and try everything! it has been a blast!

seriously we are seeing such miracles here it's insane!
everyone from the mtc and our kids! hahaha minus hna yates and hna franks
before i forget maddy i got your SOCKS (´´I GOT YOU SOOOOCKS!!!) hahaha i love them sooo much thank you!!!
and so there are so many people preparing themselves here for baptisms it's awesome! and the members are giving us awesome referrals- like one is a menos activa that wants super bad to return to church and her husband isn't member but is super interested and he understood everything super well from the lesson the restoration and he went to church!!! and ahhh its sooo awesome! 

the only thing that was kind of a bummer was that hna boehmer and i got food poisoning saturday night from chicken.... and so all night and all day sunday we were throwing up... and other stuff. but i went to the hospital and received a lot of liquids and buscapina and so i felt a lot better later and then we received blessings las dos. and so don't worry about us! the coolest thing is the Priesthood! so many times i've been super bad with my health but it's like bam! i'm fine. too awesome. in this blessing i was like i pictured Jesus giving me the blessing because it's the same! literally it's the same power and so all we have to do is have the faith that we will be healed! it's the best! i am soo thankful to all that are worthy to hold and use the power of God!!!!!

wow hermana lugo really is sooo awesome and some of the things that she says just really humble me. it's like why have i ever complained in my life!!! she feels soo priveleged to come here to a rich country like Argentina. and is constantly surprised at technology and things that they have here. and how nice the houses and things are here and it just gets me because there's so much that is hard for me to see sometimes. but she is soo awsesome and got baptized like 4 years ago. and her parents aren't members. her only sister got baptized recently! she's super awesome. well i'm gonna see if i can send fotos. just know that i'm doing great. still in perico jujuy by the way and that miracles are REAL! 

love you all
[also thinking about reading for yall. maybe just in the morming like the good ol days. cuz things change too fast in the evening no?]

welp cuidense! love you all take care! also today is the independence day in argentina!! aweeee
 the art was a weird art exhibit...makes one think.. hahahha and ponder life's deepest questions hahaha


... and this is the oldest Argentine flag that exists.  whaaaat!


love hermana dascanio

June 1
this is la case del gobierno! we toured in jujuy capital. 

Below is a picture of the current missionaries serving in the Argentina Salta Mission.  When they are new they are put up on the bottom of the board and as the missionaries leave the others move upward on the board.  Steffi is on the second row from the top now! She is less excited than we are :)

uh oh. my name is higher on the list... :O

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Kick It! Keep Rockin'

may 4, 2015
hahaha the avocados here are GIGANTIC and that avacado is equal to 50 cents !! whaaaat hahahah look my head is like the avocado. here they say "palta" hahaha

hola familia! well yall deserve a real card! things have been sooo busy and soooo awesome! on tuesday we had a district meeting and it was sooo great! genial!!!! they are sources of such revelation it's too sick. in the beginning of the mission i really didn't like practicing. (lessons) it was the worst. but now it's like you're dumb if you don't like them cuz we do them and it's super cool to be the investigator that maybe is having a difficulty cuz then you can think maybe how they think and receive super revelatino and the other missionaries that teach you and they can like look at the situation with new eyes or fresh eyes. i forgot the expression and bam splat revelation!

speaking of eyes. my  eyes are super swollen and stuff. results of the parasites still but imma go to the dermatologist wednesday.

crazy that its been a year no? that's all i have to say about that... moving on! hahah
so we will be able to asist the dedication (por satelite at the stake center) cordoba is really far and out of our mission. but toooo awesome, no? seriously we are seeing suuchhh blessings of having this temple come about. the church paid for our whole stake to bring 50 conversos recents and menos activos to the templo!!!! but. there was a problem with money that they sent and they couldn't go! how satan works huh? but it's interesting because it's como like the peole are more strong because of it. we are seeing sooo many miracles. entire families that are coming back to church. normally we have about 92 peple in the church but now 110 or 118! too sick no! and ahhhhhhhhhhh there's this one recent convert that is a boss! he is telling everyone about the gospel and there are soo many people that have seen such a change in him(stp drinking, smoking, partyng) and its seriously like his referrals are the BOMB! we have so many people right now with baptism dates!!!! ahhhh the peple we're finding! 

also my coimpañera is a boss! shes progressing super quickly! teaches really well and its super cool to see how right now she is like I'M TOTALLY GONNA GO ON A MISSION!!



friday we have a super conference with one of the 70 again! too sick and I'M GONNA SEE HNA FRAGA! AND HNA MUSMANO! (she ends her mission in like 12 days!!! and i thought that i wouldn't be able to see her agian!!!) and hna olazo! they are compañeras right now hnas lideres!
what else! bueno imma send fotos now.

also ummm also i have not heard ANYTHING (and it doesnt mean i havent asked everyone) about the calls for mother's day. so ill just say HOPEFULLY ITS SUNDAY. but please for the doubts be ready saturday and well if nothing happens it'll be monday... sorry i have nooo clue! but it'll be alright don't stress (jesse mccartney hahaha)

HOPEFULLY well be able to talk to yall after church if not sorry we have no idea!!! ahhhhhhh but love you all with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns,

love you all, keep moving forward!
THESE ARE THE ULTIMOS DÍAS
HURRAH FOR ISRAEL!!!!
GO TO THE TEMPLE
DO YOUR GENEAOLGIA
TELL LOTS OF JOKES
HERMANA DASCANIO


hermana boehmer and i hahaha--too legit to quit



(red shirt pictures)

don't i look like a work at Target? hahahah 


may 11
hooola
i don't have a bunch of time. will have to send fotos monday cuz we took tons! it was super fun! this week was too sick. already told yall a few things. about elena and then brigida and her kids that went to church! too awesome. the difficult thing will be that this sunday there's not gonna be the church because there will be temple dedication in the stake center. so only people with recommends can go.... but we're super pumped! haven't heard anything about who will be there but too legit.


it was sooo nice to see you all you all (mother's day Skype call) made me sooo happy! seriously!!!! sooo happy! i think i was jumping all night and day haha 


well love you sorry this is literally all the time i have
chao
dont forget to pray! haha and family home evening!!!!
love hna dascanio

oooh challenge! invite someone to a fhe! ready go! with all the love of the white hot intensites of the stars hahahha maddy this email is for you too cuz i'm not gonna have time to write you love youuuuuu!!! kick it! keep rockin!