|Our Little Morena is baptized...|
I bet you thought by now I had dropped off the face of the earth but alas here I am in this little white envelope. I warned you about the SNAIL MAIL so you will appreciate that term by the time this arrives to you. This letter is dated 12/30/2013 to give you an idea how long it floated around until you received it.
Well here she is our little 10 year old that I mentioned in my last letter. Apologize for the resolution in the picture but that's what you get from an Argentinean camera, the moment however was priceless. I think she would have sprung through a barricade of fire to take the plunge, she is by far the most excited newest member of the church that I have ever baptized, although I did let my companion perform it. She will remain a great witness for our Heavenly Father on this planet and is such an inspiration to all she is around!!
Well as usual the weather here is blistering and the sauna in our pinch is hard to sleep by at night but hey it wont be long till I'm scraping that inevitable blanket of white off my windshield right! Kinda sounds good about now and a cold drink ahhh.. can't wait!
I hope that everyone rung in the New Year loudly!!! As for us we got to be out until 10:00 pm, Woo Whoo right! We were awoke shortly after that by the bursting of fire rockets and all the celebration that comes with New Year's eve here, they really know how to do it up right here, Party in the USA is a second compared to how we do it here in Argentina, Christmas through the New Year!!
Any new news about school, probably not but I sure have my fingers crossed on BYU. A special shout out and thanks to Elder Nielson's mom for the apartment shopping. It sounds great and right close there, like across the street close, and only a year old with 4 bedroom 2 baths that's insane, living room dinning area granite and stainless steel, YOU ROCK Sister Nielson!!!!
So I guess I should tell you a little bit about the area I am in now, Marcos Paz, Lome Grand A. I am located right next to Alots de Merlo my first area. Is is heavily seeded with folks that live together, because they don't have alot here. It is usually a very long time before they can get divorced as that in itself is held at a very steep ransom price and the days usually turn into calendar years before they can afford it or get a court date set. It really puts a damper on them moving forth into the baptismal waters although many carry such a strong love for the gospel here and long to have eternal families, breaks alot of Missionary hearts here battling this cancer, me for one! The Ward here is equally as frustrating because there is no unity and alot of back talking about each other. Not everyone does this but alot do, and it is just so different then the other areas I have served in.
We have been teaching a new lady named Laura, however because of some of her past life style and choices and current living conditions she would have to move from her current residence to be able to be baptized and I am not confident she has the means to do that so it is a very difficult situation. That is the case with many souls here who have a desire but not the means to move on to progress. Life here certainly does not afford the opportunities that America does and I am kindly reminded daily of how grateful I am to have the freedoms I do there at home!
Dad could you keep a look out for a job for me here in the next few weeks, and yes Mom for sure check onto that post that Joy shared with you at the Post Office, that would be great if it fits the school schedule, guess we will see here shortly! Oh and once we find out if I did get into BYU contact Elsie she can help you with all that enrollment stuff!
Well the lead in this pencil is getting lower by the minute reminding me it is probably time to close for now.
Know that I love and miss you all and with the days passing this quickly I will be coming down that escalator the next time you look up!
Take care all and mark your calendars something great is around the corner, ME!! :) LOL
Elder Wade Draper