Monday, April 23, 2012


Primero - We made huge sub sandwiches the saturday because
we didn´t have a member to give us food (They Cancelled)
Secundo - Me eating a mango that some little kid gave me off
the street, as we are planning our Ward Activity
Tercero - The super sweet Rugby Jersey I bought
Cuarto - Also the super sweet Rugby Jersey I bought
Cinto - A picture of my group after they blew all that flour
off to get their next clue!
Sexto - A Picture of the scorpion we found in the pension!
Septimo - A Picture of the Flour!
Tance, I know you´re going to be Jealous of that Jersey,
it´s so awesome

Hey Everyone! Como Andan?
My companion
right now is fairly hard working, but i´m making him a hard worker. He came
from a really rough area, but I´m showing him that´s not an excuse to not work
hard. But things are a lot better than before. We kinda fought a little bit
before, because he´d want to do something, and I´d want to do the other, and
i´m so stubborn I would get really angry, and then we´d end up just basically
not talking for a little while and it´d be kinda awkward, but now we´re
starting to work really well as a team and we don´t have anymore problems after
working them all out. He has a year and
2 months, and it´s a little hard, because he´s actually asking me questions for
his castellano, which is a little crazy that I speak a little better than he
does with a year and 2 months, but it´s working well because he knows A LOT
about the gospel and history and stuff, so it´s interesting to teach each other
in different ways.

Sounds Like
Havasu was really fun! It´s great to hear that everyone was really helpful and
did really well! The pictures look like you had a blast! Can´t wait to go with
you all the next time! Thank you all for
the letters and things everyone sends me. This week was pretty tough, but with
all the support it really really helped me out.
I´ve got a few pictures that I´ll send in a second email after this one
of some fun things we did this week. Is
Dahl still living at hte house? How´s all the extended family doing? Here it´s starting to get a lot cooler during
the day, and at night it´s actually pretty cold, which is kind of a relief
because that heat was really getting old.

On Friday we had an activity of the ward that
us 4 missionaries put on and it was a blast. We did a scavenger hunt in the
church and in the yard outside and they had to find the clues, and on the next
clue was a scripture with some kind of object or something that they had to
begin to look for, and it was hilarious! We had some little games too at some
of the objects, like one, the little paper they had to find was in a bowl, with
a ton of flour on top, and they could only blow to get rid of all the flour,
and the first blow would just destroy everything with flour. I mean in got
EVERYWHERE and it was hilarious! The bishop, his councelors, and all the little
kids´ faces were just pure white for the rest of the game. Oh it was so funny,
I´ll try to include a picture. Another one we had that I thought of right
before we started the activity, we went and printed off some Lyrics to I´m a
child of god, in english, and one of the objects was under a hymn book, and I
made my group sing I´m a Child of God in English, and I don´t think i´ve ever
laughed so hard in my life! Because some of the people in my group would laugh
when I messed up my castellano when I first arrived in Argentina and now they
were trying to sing in English, and after I was just like, "It´s not so
easy is it!!" hahaha ah it was awesome. But we had a few investigators
show up, and a lot of recent converts and things like that, and it turned out
really well for us all, and it gave me some really good ideas for the rest of
my mission too.
Right now it´s a
little difficult for us, because before, with Elder Taylor we didn´t really
ever have to clap any houses because the members just had so many references,
but now we´re kinda running out of references from the members, so we´re having
to clap more houses and get creative to find the people that are looking for
us, but we´re still pressing on. Also, some college girls moved in next to us
in our pension, so now we have to move, but luckily the pension right next to
the other Elders in our area just moved out yesterday, so we´re going to move
in right next to them, so that´ll be fun I think, i´m pretty excited. On Sunday
we made Tacos, because my companion´s mom sent him some taco mix to make tacos,
and the other Elder from Buenos Aires never had eaten a Taco before. Beleive it
or not, the majority of the people hear have never even heard of what a Taco,
Burrito, or Tortilla really are. The food is really far from Mexico, which
really surprised me, and yesterday with the Tacos we made was the first spicy
thing i´ve eaten here! Pretty cool. Has
anyone read the book Our Heritage before? I started it at the beginning of the
week and finished it a few days ago because I loved it so much that I read it
really quickly. It´s the history of the Church, and it´s a really good book,
with a lot of really cool teachings, you should read it.

Luis Velazquez, the
investigator we found like my first week here, he is really changing a lot, and
now his wife is actually listening to us, because this last week we watched The
Testaments with them, that really awesome movie we watched as a family a long
time ago. That movie gave me my first really sure testimony of Jesus Christ,
and I know that family felt the spirit as we watched it, and the kids were all
laughing at the little monkey and the other funny parts. It´s really cool to
see the changes in people as they read and as they ponder the Book of
Mormon. It builds my testimony a lot as
I watch these regular, normal people begin to change their lives because of a
book that they started to read, that gives them these feelings they´ve never
felt before. It´s pretty amazing.

THanks for everything, hope everyone is
doing well! I´m sure everyone is getting excited to end school here pretty
soon, which is crazy to think in a few months my little brother will be
graduating, my other little brother will be driving, and my little sister is
going to be a freshman! It´s so crazy thinking about all of that! But I love
you all, thanks for everything! Nos Vemos, Chau Chau

Elder Quynton Allsup
Posadas, Misiones
La Gran Mission: Argentina Resistencia

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