Saturday, January 1, 2011

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! (Y feliz cumpleaño mama)

SUPRISE!!! Another weird week as far as Pdays go. Tomorrow is actually our official Pday, but we got permission to write home today because the Cybers most likely won’t be open tomorrow. We have Pday AGAIN on Monday, and from then on things should be back to normal! Feels a little weird writing mid-week especially after we just talked on Saturday. Feels like there is not much to say, and I imagine it will be the same on Monday since it is only a weekend away! But thank you for the Christmas pictures and for your emails! Hope you all enjoyed a great Christmas and have a fantastic New Year!

This past week has been SUPER HOT! Luckily it hasn’t rained in a while so things aren’t too humid, but our pension is an OVEN and all we have is a little fan to cool us down! A lot of our investigators are out on vacation or busy preparing things for the holidays, so we have been clapping a lot of houses in the hot sun without much success. Luckily we were able to visit Soledad y her family before they left for vacations this weekend y they are all doing really well! Lautaro was baptized 2 weeks ago y had the whole family there for the baptism! Ever since that day, Marcos (the dad) has become a lot more interested in what we have to share y says he wants to see what has the rest of his family so happy y excited. We were able to teach him the Restoration and watch the first vision DVD with the whole family and he accepted the invitation to read y pray to know if it is true. Talking with Soledad several days after she told us they are saying their prayers together y reading at night and also always pray before meals, leaving the house, etc.!

Estela y her family are also doing really well! We recently taught them the Word of Wisdom, y they have a couple problems with smoking, etc., but they really want to quit! They all committed to come to church this weekend. We promised them that the spiritual strength they need to be able to give up these addictions will come through consistent study and fervent prayer, and of course we offered to help in whatever way we could. Invited them to set some goals to quit NOW. Still working towards making the baptismal date on the 15 of January! Great family!

Anyways, sorry this is super short, we still need to run a couple errands to get stuff ready for the New Years Barbeque we are going to have with the rest of the zone tomorrow morning. Looking forward to hearing from you all on Monday! Have a great weekend!

les amo
Elder Ian Wheelhouse

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