Well, my "Father" (Trainer) in the mission goes home in a week. :( I really miss having Elder Summers as a companion but I'm so glad I don't have to see him die (go home) in the mission. Poor newbie Elder Betz has to kill him (meaning being his last companion) and it's making this poor new Elder miss his home a lot. Oooooh being on my dirt bike sounds really good right now haha! Don't worry I'm working hard!
This week was a good one. We taught, we worked, but oh man I'm dead! Everyone told me that the mission is hard and that you're always tired. I'm not tired physically, but it's taken a mental toll on me. The whole day you're just thinking thinking thinking about Spanish, investigators, what you're going to do next, trying to discern the spirit. Yeah, it’s tough, but it’s worth it of course.
To be honest, we don't really have anyone progressing except Malena, an 8-year-old. She is Jorge's niece and she's A1. She's excited for her baptism this Saturday. Just gotta praying that something stupid doesn't happen (welcome to Argentina hahaha!) Also, I got to go to a zone conference, but my battery on my camera died :( It was fun to hang with all the missionaries in our zone as they're all really great guys. I do love the mission and the people. God has helped me to be hungry for the Spanish language and I can't wait to be speaking really good. Just gotta plant the seed and LEAVE IT ALONE...I know God will help me water the seed as I give it good soil through studies and practice.
Some funny news...we've been going to the gym every day and eating protein and trying to take care of ourselves, but when the members are always feeding us noodles and bread, the stomach just gets huge! Well, let's just say that I'm "bulking up for the winter!". ;)
I want each of you to know this church is true. I miss family and buddies sometimes, but God has helped me so much here by just comforting me and blessing me and my family. I know that God loves you too. Allow yourself to be blessed by being baptized. It's not that hard!