Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I Speak Like a 2-year-old with 3 Marshmallows in its Mouth

OH BOY! this is gonna be awesome!
so i realized like right after i was done writing that i hadnt hardly said anything about how Argentina is and HELLO THE WORK! hahahaha woops! i was like WAH! also more pics are coming for sure! so here we go! 

I think this might be her neighborhood or area of town--not sure, haha
Argentina is AWESOME! the people! the place! the food! soo awesome all of it! the food is a very not mexican hahaha lots of noodles, lots of rice. LOTS OF CHICKEN! and french bread with everything! like EVERYTHING! entonces, stacks on stacks of carbs ´´id eat carbs if an italian boy bought them for me´´ NAME THAT MOVIE! hhaha lizzie mcguire! bahaha basically thats how it is! so awesome though i love it! our apartment is nice. we have a shower! the floor is sicknast all the time and i dont know why. its tile and i sweep it like 34 times a day. oh well. tis vida hahaa lets just say that those 4dollar flip flops from walmart are the greatest thing to happen to me! bahaha our apartment doesnt have heating or airconditioning, but its all good! we have tons of blanks and little estufas which are like baby heaters! im in love with the estufas! ill send a pic of me hugging one bahaha but its all good! 

hermana musmano is great! so patient! hahaha i teach her ingles and she obvi teaches me spanish. i only help her with ingles during estudiar idioma. she has to study english. which basically means that i write down funny things for her to say and translate primary songs and hymns! 

OH MY THE SONGS I FORGOT TO TELL YALL!!! AH! hahahah okay so we´re allowed to listen to music and apparently the apartment that we´re living in has been the missionary apartment forever and so theres this cd that belongs to the apartment and it has 8 songs-in
english. let me tell you what they are. 

  • a pop version of Saturday is a special day 
  • david archuleta´s version of True Colors
  • a piano version of These are a few of my favorite things
  • mormon tabernacle choir'sTeach me to walk in the light 
  • and then theres a few that i didn't know before :)

so heres the hermanas in my apartment: 

  • mi compaƱera, Hermana Musmano (no english) from buenos aires
  • Hermana Villacis (nicest and cutest little person in the world) no english and from Ecuador 
  • hermana roa (knows a decent amount of english hallelujah haha and shes from chile) 
  • then there´s ME. bahahaha 

and so we listen to this dern cd on repeat alll day long. well obviiously not all day long cuz  were working but like we wake up at 656 and pray and then at 7on the dot we have ejercisio! and so that music is blasting and its the funniest thing in the world cuz they dont know how ridiculous the songs are but its so funny. i translated most of the songs for them so theyre learning the words bahaha tooo funy. like i guess its not that distracting when its in another language and you dont know whats going on, but like when were having companion study and its blaring SATURDAY IS A SPECIAL DAY ITS THE DAY WE GET READY FOR SUNDAY!! i cant help but smile and laugh obviously hahaha

Oh! i havent even told yall! so hno vargas of the good old ccm told us that argentinos dont use their s´s and so i was like yueah yeah and didnt really pay attention BUT THEY REALLY DONT! it really threw me off at first! and hna musmano is argentina tambien and so she doesnt either and im like WHAT! who doens´t use their s´s! S is the greatest letter in america!!! wait. maybe thats the problem. this isnt america... bahahaha and so yeah its crazy. like the word Entonces. it is like a filler word. for like then or so and so the people here say ´´tonce´´ instead of entonces! HAH QUE INICUA! bahahha also thats what hna musmano says ALL THE TIME! AHH QUE INICUA! its like oh! wicked! or like Oh! how wicked! bahaha too funny! anyway let´s get to the good stuff!

So the work! ah! greatest ever! read alma 26 and thats how i feel! for real! pause the letter and READ! I WONT LET YOU CONTINUE TIL YOU READ IT! not like im picking favorites, but its the greatest chapter! or at least very relevant and PUMPS ME UP! FOR real, i havent felt bad, sad, homesick, too tired, or anything since i got here! i love it!!!!! 
now that youve read the chapter, you can imagine that how i feel. SO AWESOME! putting in all this work cuz its worth it! putting in all this work to save a soul!!! ah! i love the gospel! and i find that everytime i speak its easy, not only because of the Holy Ghost, which this work is not possible without it cuz we ARE NOT TEACHERS OR EDUCATED RELIGIOUS EXPERTS, but because it's what i believe because it's TRUE! ive also learned to really LOVE the book of Mormon. its my favorite. ive always loved it and knew it was the word of God and really important but not its like BAM i seriously AHHH 1 hour to study it is NOT ENOUGH!  

poor hna musmano was sick this week and so friday was kinda a bust and the last half of saturday was too. we had to go back to the pension and she rested, or tried too. poor dear. ah! im running out of time! any way though it turned out to be really good experience for me though cuz i had literally 12 hours to study the book of mormon on friday! and that wasnt enough! ah! me encanta! also, im now studying solely in spanish so woop de doo! i understand for the most part everything, i just speak like a 2 year old with 3 marshmallows in their mouth. hahah seriously bahaha but it doesnt matter becuase what the investigators remember and what matters is what they feel and that´s the Spirit´s job! 

yes, that is an etch a sketch i did while hna musmano was sick
bahaha que bueno, no! hahaha tootin my own horn bahaha
so basically this work is all about dilligence. one day i think it was miercoles, but we worked SO HARD it was insane! and NOBODY WAS HOME everone was busy! hours and hours and only a few lessons!!!! but we just have to work because we witnessed the sickest miracle!!!!! we were walking back home for the night and this man stopped us. it was a dark street so i was kinda taken aback but he started talking to us and was like ´´are yall missionaries´´ and we were like SNAP CRACKLE POP YES!!! and then he was like ´´i have a book of mormon and i want to learn more and be baptized´´ LIKE WHATTTT!! 
i need to stop being surprised when things like this happen because obviously God can do anything!!!! but HOW SICK RIGHT!! we met with him once already, and ill keep you posted. hes a talker, so its hard to get stuff in, but he is searching desperately for peace in his life!!! so sick right!!!!
no, patricia didnt get baptized saturday. still waiting on her papers, but never fear! because she is very active and isn't by any means backing out! just a lesson of pacience! ah! 
i cant remember how to spell in ingles!!! hahaha

also! we havbe another baptismal date! her name is belen! shes still got a ways to go but shes awesome! and has a date for 26 de julio!!!! that was so sick! shes so curios and has been like a permanent investigator-not progressing but our lesson with her on jueves was INSANE! the spirit was like BAM SPLAT!!! love it!!! and i had this impression BAPTISM! BUT Then her mom came through the door and i was like ah is the spirit gone what do we do! cuz her mom is like a big mouth and completely distracted everybody hahaha but hna musmano continued on and asked her and she was like YES! ahhh!!! so sick! love it! this area is a little hard. so we've heard. but im not listening to that. because were just gonna work and work and 
Thy will be done right!!!!

AHHH I FORGOT TO TEL YALL THIS! so yes, we have a toilet, but no you cant flush the toilet paper. yes its gross, i know. but thats apparently the way things are. WHICH 3 LOVELY HERMANAS FROM SOUTH AMERICA DIDNT THINK TO TELL ME. so literally we just barely arrive at the pension. like barely and im like kay hermanas i gotta go. like 2 days in airplanes, i gotta go hahaha and so i went to the restroom and then the toilet water rose and i was like ahhh uhhh is this normal and hna musmano was like um no thats not normal. hahaha so im like uhhh my b. no paper in the toilet and shes like NO NO PAPER IN THE TOILET! and i was like hahah oooooops. like thats the worst in the world when you jack up a toilet, but when you need help to fix it--theres no coming back from that bahaha and so naturally we dont have a plunger. so hna musmano and hna villacis go down 2 flights of stairs for a plunger (yes we are on the 4th floor) and come back with this LITERALLy 4 -foot tall plunger bahahaa and so the funniest thing in the world was watching little hna musmano who is like 5 feet tall use this gigantore plunger! bahahhaha but, she tackled the beast, no need to fear or fret. bahahah

also did i mention its colder than africa here!!!! ahh! and also thank you sooo much for the shoes again! they are the greatest! and the tights! mom youre the greatest! 

i wrote mom a letter, and i dont know when ill be able to send it seeing as i need stamps and i dont know how to get them. welp all is well, todo bien aquĆ­! love you all so much! 

please post the whole letter in my blog. shout out to the fans. bhahaha do i have a twitter hashtag yet? haha chiste. including the toilet story! itll make me famous! broma! 

pride is of the devil! hahaha
 paz y bendiciones!!!!

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