[three weeks of letters in one because mama is slow to post]
ah! so i dont have a bunch of time, but how are yall! thanks for the emails!
lilly and nick, how was school! yall look super fly!!! hahaha not as scary as ya thought huh! haha love you booos!!!! lilly and nick WRITE ME ABOUT SCHOOL. 5 lines at least!!!!
so this week was bomb diggity! we worked a bunch! and ahh milagros! so were working with vilma and she's progressing well but hasn't been to church the last 2 or 3 weeks! she knows everything but thinks she's not ready for baptism and so that's why she doesnt want to ask God if it´s true cuz she KNOWS THE ANSWER SHE´LL RECEIVE! haha well we´ll work with her pray for her! herman a musmano and I have been trabajando a ful con los menos activos!!!!! as you know, we have a trillion and six and so we´re walking all over salta finding and trying to help everyone!!!!!
INVITAR A LAS PERSONAS A VENIR A CRISTO!!!
nuestra lema!!! haha
but anyway, some of the menos activos that we have been working with, we´ve had SUCH PROGRESS!!! we are finding doubts and settling them like no other! its awesome! course when i say we i mean that we´ve had a toooon of help [cough cough(points up)]
WE HAVE A FECHA FOR CLARITA!!
no, it´s not a baptism for the mission cuz she´s 8 and her mom is a member, but who cares! i don't care about numbers cuz she´s getting baptized!!!! 13 de septiembre!!!! AAHHHHHHHH! so awesome! i don't think i used enough capitals in this story but i dont have time to fix it so just picture hammy from Over the Hedge and read it in his voice, couple it with alma 26, and thats how i feel!!!!!
but yeah. our barrio [ward] is flourishing! this work is sooo great. asistencia [attendance]was at about 70 and now its at about 100!!!!!!!!!! i know its not me or hermana musmano but we are seeing the fruits of our labors!!!! tal vez right now not through baptisms and mucho progress with our investigators but we are doing everything we can and by His grace, it´s sufficient.
DILIGENCIA, PACIENCIA, Y AMOR POR LA OBRA
thats me and hna musmano´s lema! love you all!
** bought me some more apple candy juice **
1. i dont have time to write anyone i only have a little bit to write this letter and to presidente chaparro.
2. because we've been a the bus station like half the day and hasta 2 in the morning yesterday. hermana musmano ya fue! [is gone! --transferred] a santiago de estero! aka the hottest place in the world! pobrecita!
and so i have a new companion! que loco!
se llama [her name is] hna olazo! like ´´oh i forgot my lasso!´´
that's literally how i'm remembering it!
thanks for all your emails i haven't read them but know that they are cherished! sorry!
let's see MILAGROS!
so, the elders in our barrio baptized saturday!!! a guy named neri! hes 22 i think and awesome! it was soooooooooo awesome!!!!! ah!"!!! also we found this family, she was a contact on the collectivo (bus) and shes 25 and has 3 kids AND IS MARRIED!! por fin!!! and they all are listening and interested!! seriously it is the greatest thing to have them! actually listening and a whole family sitting at a table!!!!
ALSO THE BAPTISM OF CLARITA IS SATURDAY!!! and she´s suuuper excited i wish i could elaborate more cuz this is awesome stuff but i don't have time!!!!!!
so just read this with the voice of Ty Pennington- the guy from Extreme Home Makeover- MOVE THAT BUS!!!
READY FOR THE GREATEST MIRACLE EVER!!!!!!
I DON'T THINK YOU ARE!!!!
We we're fasting right and i was just like fasting and praying with all my everything just like, please, we are literally working as hard as we can. if it´s Thy will, can we have a baptism? cuz i know there are people waiting.
and so, we went to church and it was great, and this kid 13 yrs old was there, fabricio.
and he found us
and told us that he wants to be baptized!!!!!
there have been a whole slew of kids that come to our Family Home Eveings as a ward on friday nights and they're always a little rowdy and sweaty and playing futbol, but they do always listen and this friday i just had this feeling put ´´IGLESIA 930-1230 DOMINGOS AQUI!´´ on the board after our lesson and he came!!! and wqe were so shocked and like whaaaa!"!!! are how do you feel like talk to us! and he was like i prayed to ask God and i received an answer and i feel good in this church and i told my mom and she said ´´so you want to be a mormon´´ and i said yes! HOW AWESOME! IVE GOTTA GHO BUT WERE GONNA BAPTIZE HIM AND HIS FAMILY WE HAVE A CITA CON EL IN AN HOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a
love you all. preserverar hasta el fin!!
dont ever underestimate the power of God. People always say that anothing is impossible with God, but the reality is is that nothing is difficult for Him either. a little change of prospective has helped me loads! ah this is the greatest!!!!!
also hna musmano told me that i talk in my sleep and its spanglish hahaha and that she thinks i was teaching ahahha
oh and hna olazo said that she saw me in her dream like 4 days ago and i was talking with her hahaha
love you all! oh and thanks zenny! i got your letter today!!!! glad youre well and im sure you are just as excited as maddy2! hahaha
lvoe you all! dont forget to pray
montañas y montañas de bendiciones
well. this week was bomb! we received word from the presidency of the church that now we need to teach leccion 5 before baptism! thats like missionary work, temples, marriage eternal, sacerdocio and thinhgs like that. so we had to postpone the baptsim of clarita until this saturday but its all good cuz the important thing is that she´s ready!!!! she is sooo excited and oh my goodness prescious! we gave her invitations so that she can invite friends and family and its the cutest and best thing in the world!!!! fabricio has such strong desires to be baptsimed and we talked a lot with his mom and she has full support, says that he needs spiritual guidance and that if he wants this then it´s all good. that was good to hear, but we want her to listen too!! so were still working with them a bunch! fabricio has a lot of problems in his home life and so were praying a lot for him, knowing that there will be obstacles to deter him achieving this desire and great choice of his. oh and hey! we received a referencia from his mom for his cousin, facundo who is 13 and smokes and really needs help. and so we went there not knowing what to expect. we got there and he answered the door and yada yada he let us in and his 18 yr old sister was there too and we had the GREATEST LESSON EVER!! ah it was de 100!!!! the Spirit was sooo strong! and you could see in their eyes the Spirit testifying and edifying! ah too cool! theres a scripture in dyc i dont remember where right now but it talks about teaching the gospel and how if you teach with the Spirit, both are edified and wow too cool! he accepted the invitation to be baptized and when we told fabricio, he almost cried! he was worriying a lot about his cousin! and the sister asked us WHEN CAN I COME TO YOUR CHURCH? how sick is that!!!! she does have a strong catholic background that later pulled her back cuz she has commitments with the Catholic church, but vamos a ver! ah it was too cool!
hna olazo is soooooo awesome!!! shes from peru and shes 28! que vieja! hahaja jk and shes the sweetest person ever! she was baptised when she was 20 and only her and her dad and one out of 5 hermanos is baptized! and yeah she has already taught me sooo much. to answer your question, dad yes! hermana musmano was great. she taught me sooo many things. she was a great mama!
the weather right now is psychotic. it changes drastically..... no comment on that word... hahaha in the morning and in the day and night, which keeps my awesome small talk of weather highly relevant hahaha i feel like as of recently, my spanish is a ton better. im communicating pretty much just fine. im still horrendous at telling stories, but between my phd in sound effects and my mba in charades, it´s all good hahahaha but yeah right now its genuinely hard to write in english and im thinking in spanish!!!!!!!! aka i dont have many thoughts ahhaha jk its awesome! anywho..... that is the coolest thing ever about the friend of briggs and dexter!!!! ah ! reading that i was like ahhhHHHHHH!HH!H!H! teary and all" shout out briggs! youre the greatest!!!
o real quick the worst thing happened sunday! i had to lead the hymns but i was told 30 seconds before the hymn started and i wsa like oh=kay i got this. then when i was up there i was like, wait, i dont know what hymn this is, so i didnt know how to start it and [spoiler alert] most of the hymns in spanish vary a little in tune at parts and this one did a ton and not to mention I DONT KNOW HOW TO LEAD 3/4!! ay twas horrendous! cuz the congregation didnt know the hymn either and so they were looking at me and i was looking at them like WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME?? swaying my arm in oblong circles aye it ws horrible. funny afterwards. a little. lets just say that its a good thing that your salvation doesnt depend on your ablility to lead a hymn. or id be goin down. hahaha
love you all!
ps someone stole my bag! luckily it was empty! unluckily i just bought it cuz my bag broke! haha
oh wait mom that was the greatest that quote you sent me i forgot to tell you! ah! ps, all yall read 1 pedro 3 12-18 its the bomb especially v 15. never fear never falter anything that you lose in behalf of Christ, will be repaid. also ah the Atonemente! i could go on but ive got to go! read and analize as a family!!!!! the mercy! the grace! it really is beautiful! ive decided that the gospel is just beautiful --it may or may not be my time of the month therefore i may be a little more sensitive now cuz all week long ive almost cried at scriptures" its beautifuL!!!!
paz yy bendicionesssssss
oh and yes i can and have been receiving the photos thanks!!!! nick is boss rockclimbing!!!