Dear family and friends,
Ok so if the title made you think we already had transfers... SUPRISE! Actually transfers are not till next week. But today I am writing from downtown Buenos Aires from the train station "el Once"! I actually spent the day in the Buenos Aires West mission boundaries with Elder Jeldes from Chile. He is going home next week and got permission from Pres. Stapley to make a trip to "Ituzaingo" to visit his grandpa y for some reason Pres. didn´t want him to go with his companion... so he invited me! We left early this morning y had a long trip in bus, subway, and train, in areas that neither of us knew anything about. Luckily we arrived ok y had a great visit with his Grandpa and Aunt who aren´t members y ate some very tasty Asado for lunch. I´m pretty sure we were offered just about every drink that is against the word of wisdom.... but ended up enjoying a nice bottle of lemon lime soda. :) Great people!
This week has been very complicated, but the good news is we FINALLY got moved in to our new Pension! It is the nicest one I have lived in yet y hopefully I will be able to stick around to enjoy it for a while! We did meet a couple of our "neighbors" y could possibly have some opportunities to teach them. Our new address for those who want to look it up on google maps... Dardo Rocha 548, Berazategui, Buenos Aires. Very clean, great shower :), we have a great super market across the street and we live very close to the majority of our members y investigators! My companion is very content to finally be moved into the new place after all the work he has done the last 4 months, but a little bummed to realize that next week he could get transferred to a different area!
Overall pretty rough week. We were both pretty discouraged y EXHAUSTED from the moving. Luckily we have some great investigators that kept us motivated to leave each day to work! Yesterday we had Dario in church again. This time he stayed for ALL the meetings. We went with him to the Young Single Adults class. (A girl in our ward actually just got back from spending the last 3 months or so with her sister in Salt Lake, so it was fun to talk to someone in English first of all, but also being able to talk about Utah! I´m not homesick I promise!) But Dario really seemed to enjoy the classes and participated a lot. I think everyone was suprised to discover that he wasn´t a member. We had a lesson about miracles y he shared that it was a miracle that he was there in the church after finding his family who he hadn´t seen for 24 years and how everything worked out perfectly for him to be there. His original baptism date was for this Saturday... 26 Febrero, but he wants a little more time y we still have a lot we need to teach him.
Anyways family, good to hear from all of you this week. Keeping plenty busy as usual y being GREAT at all you do! Hope you all have a great week!
Elder Ian Wheelhouse