Saturday, January 4, 2014

Buena la semanita...Feliz Año!

Hey family! Sounds like you guys had a great last couple weeks. So funny how its winter there and you are all going to the beach with tons of sun. Its still hot here but the last couple days its been raining more. For the and my comp are still together which is sweet im stoked. We have been doing a lot of work here and we will be able to keep it going.

Transfers for us is always a crazy time in Osorno because everyone that travels has to go through osorno so it was a pretty crazy transfer day. We had to be in the terminal at 7:30 in the morning til 9 at night making sure all the missionarys travel fine. Oh man its so boring staying at the terminal ha there was a stand in front of the terminal that sold the normal fast food here (sopapillas con queso, completos, empanadas, mote con huesillo, etc) and I ate so many sopapillas, I think the two joys I have on the mission is eating and working and since we couldnt work eating was the only option haha. Luckily instead of eating junk food all the day as well the presidents wife called us and asked if we wanted some food and dropped us off some lasagna :) oh man it was amazing...haha oh man I sound like such a fatty. But well the day b4 cambios was año nuevo, we worked normal but my companion was sick that day so we stayed in the house, I just cleaned up the apartment a bit. As well we met up with the stake president and he told us posiblemente un apostol will be coming here in febrero but not sure...oh how sweet would that be right?! ill fill you in on if that will happen.

For New years Eve we worked normal til 7 and had a dinner with our mamita, we ate lamb it was way good.... have you guys ever ate bbq lamb? its super popular here. and then had to be in the house at 10

For our zone now we have a ton of sister misionarys. Almost half of our zone is sisters its a big change from the beginning of my mission, but all of them are super excited and great missionarys as well as the elders, the new brazilian in our zone speaks spanish very well, he is from sao paulo, I asked him how he feels about not being in brasil during the world cup, ha knowing how much they love futbol their im sure that was a sacrifice.

Yesterday we were planing a division with 2 jovenes but one couldnt come so we just went with one together. It was such an amazing day, after having so many weird days of holidays and cambios we finally got to work all day:) And we had the chance to teach a good amount of people. One man said he would get baptized if he got an answer and said he would ask god with his family. We are stoked cause we are finally finding people in our sector. As well with our program we have of giving "mission calls" or more "duty calls" to the members is going great! the members are way excited and this next saturday we have our first activity for the program it will be a church tour and at the end it will be a Best Dessert contest where all will bring their best.

As well today we have a mutual with the jovenes and 3 of our investigators one adult and  2 jovenes that are going to come and we are going to play baseball, the bishop is excited as well to come and play, as well get to know our investigators.This cambio will be nice because this month is a schedule less crazy so we can work more and get our sector going.

But ya thats whats going down here, loving the mission, one new years resolution that I have is to really care for the people to listen even more to them, to dedicate my mission even more to the people here, the times I have felt the spirit more and enjoyed my mission most is one I have thought of others, truly having a concern for those around me (in my studys, in the street, etc.) Now I just gotta find new ways to do it. As well Im sure as I think more I can think of some new ones, ha not sure if new years resoluciones work like that but ill let ya knew what else comes to mind.

Love you guys a ton, Loving every day,
Elder Carter

our christmas tree

tocando puro ranchera no mas haha

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