Date

January 30, 2018

Area

Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina (Barrio 3)

Companion

Hermana Lucas

Livin' in a gangsters paradise

Hello team. I am writing directly after transfers which is pretty instense I have to say. You don't ever know where you are going or with who until the night before at like 8 so we are like dying at like 9 since the Elders always call late. I LOVE MISSIONARIES HAHA. Okay so week in review here we go...

1. (subject line explanation) Here in Argentina as I have reviewed, they play A LOT of English music.. and this week in the streets I heard a throwback. None other than Gangsters Paradise, and I knew a few of you would appreciate that.

2. The trunky express (Hermana Greener and Calla) has officially left the station. Right about now, one should be home and the other is on her way. Something the mission is really drilling into my head is to be comfortable with change. Since everything could change at least every 6 weeks, you get really good at living every day like it could be your last... metaphorically speaking of course. It was really sad for me to say goodbye to my companions (especially Hermana Greener) but that's just they way it goes these days. I'm gonna miss the "Cat in the Hat" references but I will get along. My new comp was also trained by Hermana Greener. Her name is Hermana Lucas, she is also a Utah native from Pleasant Grove and she has almost 7 months.. which means we know pretty much the same amount of Spanish... which means this transfer is going to be interesting. Luckily the spirit speaks Spanish, otherwise I would be worried.

3. This last week we spent most of our time indoors between a sick companion and SOO MUCH RAIN. It is insane... Utah did not prepare me for this haha. So we made some treats and I basically cleaned every inch of our appartment.

4. I AM OFFICALLY DONE WITH MY TRAINING AND HAVE HIT MY 4 MONTH MARK WOAH

5. This week in district meeting we focused on Humility, and I got a ton out of the mission. It's always really hard to self evaluate but something we are all (especially me) guilty of is Pride. I won't lie, it is pretty hard in a country that struggles with poverty to not be a little prideful sometimes. The bottom line is that we are literally nothing without God. Any and all success we have in the mission and in life comes straight from God. That is something that I am working a lot on. Luckily I am constantly being humbled. As with most things, Christ is our perfect example of humility. My challenge for you all this week is to say a prayer and to ask to know your shortcomings and faults, but also to be blessed with a desire to improve.

I love you all so much and appreciate (and feel) your prayers daily. If you haven't gotten the chance to send your testimony don't worry. It will make a nice Valentine's Day surprise. THANK YOU!




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