Monday, September 26, 2016

Week 53

Well I am a year out, and it doesn’t seem real. We didn’t do anything special for hump day because a lot of those traditions are against the rules. I still haven’t even bought an alfajor yet, so when I buy it I’ll take a picture, haha.

Today is the birthday of a missionary here in the office. I made pancakes, and we gave him a birthday morning breakfast like what we do in our house. I’ll send a picture of that.

Transfers are coming up, so that means I’m about to have a ton of work. I should be fine, but it's my first time doing everything for this alone.

For lessons this week we didn’t get much done. We did a lot of walking and talking to people. No one wants to hear a message. We did get one new investigador. His name is Carlos. He was a reference from a member. Me and another gringo that doesn’t speak very well taught him. It was hard because Carlos is a little hard of hearing. For those of you who know skwiky (Steve), he is about a half a step up [at hearing] better than him. (I can’t spell in English) So I taught the lesson, and I had to do it shouting. It went pretty good. The next lesson we teach, we are going to teach him about the restauración del evangelio, and invite him to be baptized.

That’s about all the highlights for the week.

Love you all -Elder Nuevohombre

Birthday pancakes for Elder Madruga...

Rubber band war in the mission office...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Week 52

Well not much happened this week. I’m feeling a lot better. In this moment we are having a rubber band fight in the office, so that’s fun.

We are going to leave (dejar, I don’t know how we would say that in English) [drop Juan Carlos.] He just isn’t progressing so we are going to stop visiting him. More than that I don’t have any news. I’m doing tramites and getting the old missionaries ready to go home.

We tried to get the packages out, but we couldn’t. I need a card from a bank in Argentina so the 2 packages that are here will have to be sent back. I hope they make it back to you guys. Now in the mission no one can get packages and that’s how it’s going to be for a long time unless they change their system.

I love seeing the success and the progress that all of you guys are making. I won’t be celebrating my hump day. A lot of that stuff is against the rules in our mission. Maybe I’ll buy an alfajor or something.

I’ll try to take my camera with me this week so that I can take some pictures for you all. Maybe I’ll take one with the police or something like that. Well that’s all for now.

Love you All,
 -Elder Nuevohombre

Monday, September 12, 2016

Week 51

Well not much happened this week. I haven’t been able to teach a lot while I’m here in the office. We are still teaching Juan Carlos, but we are thinking about dropping him. He shows a lot of desires to do stuff, but when it comes down to doing something he doesn’t do it. We spent a good amount of time with him this last week. We taught him like 5 times this week, and we took some food up to him because he doesn’t have anything to eat sometimes. Well that’s at least what he says. I’ve heard a lot of stuff come out of his mouth, and I don’t know which parts are true. And to be honest he doesn’t look like he is skipping meals if you know what I mean, jaja. But ya, we are working with him. Other than him we don’t have many other investigadores, but we have contacted some really nice people that I hope we can teach here in the near future.

We went to this thing that says Neuquén, it was pretty cool. Nothing more than that really. Here in Neuquén everything is super expensive. But it’s cool to be here. It’s like I’m in a different country again because it is so much more advanced than all the other places I’ve been, and the dogs are a lot nicer here, jaja.

I’ll send more pictures next week. I’m glad Bryant didn’t get hurt. I love the pictures of the horse ride.

Cho cho por ahora
-Elder Nuevohombre

Monday, September 5, 2016

Week 50

Well not much happened this week. We played soccer this last week, so I don’t have pictures, but I’m going to take one right now with my comp so you guys can have a picture. Well I got another picture with Elder Ortiz too. I’m all better in this moment. Every morning I wake up with a sore throat. It could be because I snore, I’m not sure, but that’s my guess.

Today we are going to do a cookout in the zone leader’s pension. They ended up closing Huergo, so Nerio y Maria are done being investigators in this moment. We are teaching another person named Juan, and like the last guy named Juan, he is in a wheelchair. Maybe Juan is an unlucky name.

Being secratary is fun. I talk to a lot of people, and I make the missionaries legal. It’s kind of a big responsibility. (I hate spelling in English and I don’t have auto correct, so I look really stupid right about now. I know secratary is wrong, but I have not a clue how to spell it) Anyway, we still don’t have water in our pension, so we have to wake up and go to the office every morning to take a shower. But the good news is we have the truck so we can drive...and more good news, I got my international license. yaa¡

Well that’s about it. I don’t have any other experiences to share. One thing is crazy though. In a class a member started talking about how she saw Jesus in a cloud in the form of a baby. I was freaking out because the sisters had an investigador there in the class. It’s weird what some of these people say. They must have something in the water because lots of people have crazy stories like that. Anyway, that’s all for now.

Love you all -Elder Newman