Fotos: First one is of me and Elder Posadas, one of the elders in the other room connected to ours, hes from El Salvador, and he came to this area with me, so weve been together for like 5 months now and were pretty good amigos now! Hes awesome we always play around, we set up a hammock in the room and were playing around on it!
Second is of us at lunch with a member that feeds us every other week, but they dont eat because they feed us because theyre so poor, theyre so awesome.
Third is us doing service for Luis and his family, he needed to put in a big gate and were helping him move a lot of dirt for it, it was pretty fun!
Fourth is service too
Fifth is us at the baptism with Sergio,we had a double baptism with the other elders!
Sixth is the same as 5, hope you enjoy them all!
This week was pretty fun, but fairly rough at the same time. If you guys remember Blanca? She was about to get baptized and a few days before we found out she was going to go live with some guy, remember? ANyways this whole last 2 weeks weve been calling like crazy and passing by the house to try to get a hold of her, only to find out she actually moved out and basically fled off with the husband of her next door neighbor...... The worst part is, is that shes 25 years old, and the neighbor is...... 58!!! We couldnt beleive it.... Its pretty sad though because we cant get a hold of her at all, and she is completely gone for now at least. But some fun news is that weve started a war with the other elders, and ill be teaching, and open my bag to get my scriptures and ill find Something crazy in my bag, like 2 days ago there was bug spray, and yesterday there was a spatula, and im sure today ill find like a live cockroach or something haha. But its pretty fun to mess around a little with them like that.
How is everyone doing? Suonds like everyone is having fun! Sounds like Tean had fun with his graduation and his dances and stuff! Is he excited to graduate? Tance sounds like hes doing well in his sports and thats too bad he couldnt play last game, im sure they would have won with him. And sawyer sounds like youre just kinda going with the flow! But you better not get a boyfriend, or ill fly myself home to kick his butt.. Mom and Dad, anything new? Sounds like memorial day should be fun! These past few days have been the independence day for Argentina, so the street has been pretty crazy with a lot of music and stuff, but its a lot of fun! Other than that not a whole lot is going on! Ive been experimenting a lot with food these past few days. Today I made pancake batter but I fried it in oil, and then put some sugar on it, oh it was amazing! Its really fun to learn how to make things like that, especially because the other elders are from El Salvador, and the other is from Uruguay, so we all have awesome recipes to contribute. Im learning to cook a lot from the members too, which is pretty fun. Ill have a lot of good recipes to ake when I get back.
Oh my companion got sick again, and the Mission presidents wife made him do an analysis so hes had to poop in a bag for the last week and keep it in a little plastic cup. Pretty gross but I laugh so hard everytime I hear that bag whiggling around in the bathroom. Its so funny. Weird but its the mission life! Also, last night we met a person thats super super adventista, a really popular church that was started from a lady that was the secratary of Joseph Smith and she had a dream telling her Joseph was wrong, so she decided to be a prophet, anyways its really almost exactly like our church beecause she took all the teachings of Joseph Smith and its really popoular here,but its so much like ours that the people are really nice, anyways we found one last night, and hes super nice, and he gave us 3 HUGE garbage bags full of cookies! Because here there is a line of a brand of cookies thats really popular and the adventistas are the ones who run it, and theyre amazing, I always buy them, but he gave us so many!!! He also gave us an adventista bible and one of his adventista books, so now well know how to destroy them even more. And it was so awesome! I almost got baptized adventista because he was so nice and shared so many cookies with us! Haha not really.
This last sunday was really cool, because Mauricios family, and Sergio, which is Mauricios older brother, well their mom has been a member for like 20 years, but she hasnt come to church for a long time, so on monday, this last monday, I told them I had a goal for them, that I wanted to see all of them in the church at the same time, because she hadnt seen mauricio pass the sacrament yet, and I committed them to all be in the church at the same time, they whined a little but said yes, and yesterday they were all there! It was so cool, and tonight we have a meeting wih them, im really excited to see how the mom liked it. Shes so awesome, she helps us so much.
There was some other stuff I was going to tell you but I forgot what I had written on my little paper in the pension, so Ill have to share it next week.
THanks for everthing everyone, stay strong and I love you all!!
Love Elder Allsup
PS. Yeah I get milk here, and its not too bad, but it comes either in a bag of 1 liter, or in a box of one liter, its pretty funny looking but its not too bad tasting or anything! I do miss goat milk a lot!