I'm pretty sure I have already pulled that one, so if you are offend that I have nothing more creative to say, desculpenme.
Anywho, some news from this week.
It was a so-so sort of week. It's still pretty difficult here in Los Polvorines, but we are still alive and moving and having some great experiences, even when it is 34 something degrees Celsius (what does that even mean? I don't know exactly, but it does mean it HOT) with 60-70% or more humidity. Yummm. I smell so good here. I had exchanges with our District leader this last week, Élder Parraguez. I have made quite a few friends here in the mission, but me and him had a crazy great friendship for like 2 weeks knowing each other he's like mi mejor amigo acá. I even forgive him when he cuts my hair and leaves a bald spot on the side of my head (more of this later).
NOW DON'T SCROLL DOWN TO GO FIGURE OUT MORE. Have patience, my young padowon.
Anywho, we had a meeting with our investigator who didn't know Christ came to the Americas (surprise...) The appointment fell through more or less and myself and Élder Parraguez both felt like she wasn't ready for the Gospel yet, so we dropped her. I did show her where in the Book of Mormon Jesus came to visit His other sheep. She has had a good first meeting with missionaries and now we can just hope that somewhere down the line she is more ready.
This week we were walking down the street and I felt to contact a lady outside her house. She took some time to talk to us about our church and to tell us some about her church. She's 'Evangelica' (I don't know what that is in English, Evangelist?) Which means she does have a love for and faith in Jesus Christ already. Anyways, as we were talking she brought up a very good point: "What if you guys are wrong?" I showed her in the introduction of the Book of Mormon that if we read and ponder about the book and pray to God if it is true, He will answer our prayers. It's not a promise from us, it's a promise from God. We invited her to take the book but she reclined, basically saying she already had too many religious books she wasn't reading=). I may not be the greatest missionary that ever lived, but I am pretty sure that you aren't going to get an answer if you don't read! SO READ!
Now for some fun Argentine/Castellano Facts for the day.
-There are many Chinese folks here in Argentina. They all own little grocery stores, it's quite thrilling. I have a favorite market near our apartment called The German. I just loved the living breathing paradox we have here.
-Crocs are still a thing here
-Mockingjay in Castellano is 'sinsajo'
-The word for tired here is 'cansado' and the word for married is 'casado'. I always have to be very aware...
-Even though the weather here is super bipolar, Argentina is blessed to have some of the most spectacular sunrises in the world.
Now to wrap it all up today, here is the hair adventure from this morning. When we had exchanges, Élder Parraguez told me that he cuts hair. Which is great, because I was needing a haircut! So this morning he came over to the apartment to cut my hair. He cut my hair and I went to the bathroom to go check it out, and it wanted it to be cut just a little bit more, so I sat down and he started up again. Well, while he was cutting, Èlder Molina said something and Èlder Parraguez started to laugh, and, well, he bumped my head a little bit with the machine. I have an almost bald spot on the right side of my head. He feels so bad, I feel a little embarrassed too but it'll go away in a week or two and I forgave him because that's the sort of guy I am, and we are still best friends=) We all need stories like this in the mission, right?
Have a great week guys, see you all soon enough!
thanks Mom and Dad for the jazzy Christmas Tree Advent Calendar!
Élder Holtry and I getting some morning bulk on with some creatine we have in the apartment