Monday, May 7, 2018

Week 77

Finally a bit of cold has come it was cold and rainy for almost all of this week. This week was fun. Tuesday was day of the worker which means no one works and everyone drinks a lot. It was interesting because all the drunk people want to talk with the missionaries. I actually got a little lost this week because some one told us that a recent convert lived in the first purple house on the right and when we walked down the road there wan´t a single purple house and we ended up in the middle of nowhere. This week was Star Wars day so I walked around quoting that all day. I had to finally get a pair of my shoes resoled because they died. But the soles aren't nearly as comfortable as before. This Sunday for mothers day I get to call my family. It will be the last time before I go home. Today for p-day we went to the soccer field here for the big team in Tucuman called Atletico Tucuman. They let us go in and take pictures. Love you all lots
Elder Black 




Monday, April 30, 2018

Week 76

I decided I am done with the heat I want to go back to the freezing cold. It has been ridiculously hot this last week and it has worn me out. Everyone says that it should be getting colder soon but it hasn't yet. This P-day was fun we completed our district goal for baptisms so we visited a lake here in Tucuman. It was pretty cool I just would have liked to swim because it is still hot out. We had our zone conference this week and our mission presidente talked about how the temple is here spiritually even though it isn't physically here and how we need to work to edify it. Also I finally got one of my packages that was sent in January. From my grandma. Well love and miss you lots
Elder Black
 






 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Week 75

Another crazy week. First things first I was reading in a church magazine that came out in 2000 and there was an article about church cleaning that I read but I realized one little thing... The vacuum cleaner they were using in the picture was the exact same model that we still have in our church ...over 18 years later. It made me laugh a little and shake my head. I had splits twice this week the first time was with Elder Craig again because our companions went to Salta to do some paperwork stuff so they can be legal here in the country. We went to his area and they had bikes which I was happy for until I got on the bike and realized how awful it was. I wanted to hop right back off of it. Then later I had divisions with Elder Blaylock. So he could do our baptism interviews for us. We had baptisms this week and it is a family of 6. So we had to get everything ready for that. The missionaries are in charge of cleaning the font and everything but when we got there it was still half full of water and the pump wasn't working so we had to bucket out half a fonts worth of water. Then we had to clean it and take all that water out again. Luckily everything went well and we were able to have our baptisms the next day. There were actually a lot of people who showed up to see it. Today we went and visited a giant statue of Jesus Christ that was on the top of a giant mountain. The road to go down looked great for gravity biking though. Just a little more sketchy. This week was a wonderful one for me and really I am loving the work here. Love and miss you all lots
Elder Black
 










 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Week 74

Well what a week it has been. I was actually cold for a couple of days. A cold front rolled in and we were blessed with a break form the heat. It was raining quite a bit though, but the heat is coming back it was pretty hot again today so I don´t really know what is up with this weather. We have been working hard here and are preparing a family to be baptized this week. The people in our ward here are super awesome it is always great when we go out to visit someone and find members already in their house teaching. Really everything is pretty normal here...well as normal as it gets in Argentina, but
Love and miss you all lots
Elder Black
 
Here is me in a tree and then afterwards I realized it was covered in spider webs.
 
 


Monday, April 9, 2018

Week 73

Another week that passed by. They are getting faster and faster each day. Not too much happened this week just the normal walking and teaching. We found a family that is super awesome and they have been going to church but no one told us that part of the family wasn't member so we went to visit them. They are a super nice family and they have a lot of desire to be baptized. Today we played soccer which was a lot of fun I am just realizing though how bad of shape I am in because I get super tired super fast now, but we had a lot of fun. A lot of missionaries that I know got transferred to my zone so it was nice seeing them again. Love and miss you all lots.
Elder Black

Monday, April 2, 2018

Week 72

Hows everyone doing? I am well. This conference was super awesome. They announced a temple here in my mission which is what we have been working on as a mission here. Then they also called my antierior mission presidente to be an area 70. Super crazy. This week was a good one. I actually was quite sick yesterday for the conference puke and such but I am feeling better now. We had service this week as well helping someone dig the foundation for their new house. And when I say digging the foundacion it was 1 to two feet deep. One of my favorite talks this conference was the one by Lynn Robbins when he talks about success as going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Well love and miss everyone lots. I think I might be able to send some pictures today.
Love Elder Black
 



 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Week 71

This was another busy week this week. Today we got together a couple of missionaries and played some soccer. I had division this week so I got to visit lastenia and be companions with Elder Blaylock for a day. That was fun they are preparing someone to be baptized this week. The next day we had interviews with presidente and those went well I got a bunch of mail from December with mail from March so I don´t know how the postal service works. We also had a service project where we helped put up a little house for a couple of members that are moving to another ward right next to ours. This week I also made a member super happy because he has long hair and I showed him pictures of my hair before the mission. Although his is a bit longer than mine was. Well my camera is still being weird and doesn't want to connect to the computer so I will have to see if I can figure that out but no pictures this week.
Love
Elder Black