Sunday, May 1, 2016

Juanita!

Juanita is 8 years old and she is getting baptized this Saturday! It's going to be muy lindo! We invited another investigator named Juan who is trying to recognize his response about when he should be baptized. Originally he said he'd like to wait a year (AH!) even though he knows it's the right decision. Well, please pray for Juan and Juanita. They are so good and I know the Lord has good things in store for them. 
I ate helado for the first time here in Argentina. Let's just say...I'm a huge fan ;) 
You guys...I finally finished memorizing DyC seccion 4!!! Woot woot! Apparently Hna Flores told our mission president in her interview with him that I had memorized it this week. Because he told me he was very impressed with me and how much I'm progressing at the very beginning of my mission. I'm really happy because he helped me feel like I was doing SOMETHING right. A pretty rare feeling lately...haha 
You guys...I finally finished memorizing DyC seccion 4!!! Woot woot! Apparently Hna Flores told our mission president in her interview with him that I had memorized it this week. Because he told me he was very impressed with me and how much I'm progressing at the very beginning of my mission. I'm really happy because he helped me feel like I was doing SOMETHING right. A pretty rare feeling lately...haha 
But yeah, we had entrevistas and capacitaciones this week and it was great! Presidente Robertson and Hna Robertson are THE BEST. 
Funny thing about Argentina: everyone greets everyone with a hola! and a beso. And they say goodbye with ciao! and a beso. We, as sister missionaries, can only kiss women on the cheek for obvious reasons. But sometimes I feel so mean! Especially when it's just an old abuelito. We explain and it's cool though. But the other day, a man kissed my hand! It all happened so fast, there was nothing I could do. But now I know to avoid that in the future as well. 
What else, what else? 
Oh, we wash our clothes BY HAND. Yeah, it's the worst thing about the mission so far. Probably cuz it takes so much more time and time is so precious. I'll get really good at it though...haha yaaay ;)
If anyone has recipes they'd like to email me, I would greatly appreciate it. Preferrably really SIMPLE and FAST recipes. 
We got to watch a bit of Johnny Lingo during an almuerzo with miembros this week and that was sweet! I love that story :)
By the way, almuerzo here is like dinner in the US. It's the biggest meal of the day, but it's at 1 pm, right before the siesta. Then we just eat snacks if we get lucky and the people we visit give us something to eat for the merienda. I love Argentine food! Dulce de leche is the bomb. And so is pan and fideos (pasta) and milanesas, and panchos (hot dogs with papas fritas on top) and gaseosa (soda, mostly Coke and fruit-flavored drinks. YUM!) And so is Peruvian food. My comp is teaching me how to cook :) 
I love the food and I love the people here and I love the gospel. 
Con mucho amor,
Hermana Huston