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Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 34: Posadas, Argentina

Hmm, no we didn't really do anything for easter, just had some people come to church which was good, but the people here really dont do too much, its kinda weird. We ate rice and hamburgers. 

yeah i watched The District on the Mormon Channel..... its pretty Americanized... its a lot different here. i watched them and learned from them but its hard to apply some of the stuff when there isn't ward council and your mission leader is inactive. but its fine, we are starting to work with the members a little more. 

But okay thanks for the whiteboard!! i think that will help, and thank grandmom for the movies. i'm not sure i can fit more pants in the suitcase haha but ill try. i think i'm going to need to buy a new camera. when you send a package for the next time, maybe you can send a little book, like any book and put 5 dollar bills in the pages, you can take it out of my account, because if i take it out here in the card i lose tons and tons of money in the transfer, i basically can get double on the street than what i would get on the card. thanks! and haha i did eat ice cream when i completed 6 months, but not a lot. 

And we are finding people.... just not people that want to commit to things, i'm not sure, but its hard. the members don't help too much, they also seem to be busy and we don't really get to spend a lot of time with them. there aren't too many refereces here,so if we can get the members to believe that it is possibly to have success maybe they will help us more, but they really don't seem to be too focused here. the people here are just different from the members in the states... but like president zeballos says that we have to be creators of the situation and not be created by the situation. 

But wow i'm sad i'm missing the playoffs and all the clash of clan playing....... haha not really.  but thats fun to teach seminary. Do Liam and emma like early morning seminary? tell them to take advantage of it. and my comp is good..... quiet and he's been stressed cause his girlfriend's grandmother is really sick and might die soon and he was really unfocused like reading her letters every morning that he printed out. His girlfriend is serving a mission in colombia and she might go home if her grandmother passes away.

I'm teaching english classes every week, not too many people come but we are going to have a baptism as a result, well the elder in the other area of our ward will so there are a few fruits from the class. and i think we are going to baptized a lady May 3 if everything works out well.  and we went and gave two blessings with the president one with a lady that was on her death bed with cancer, it was pretty scary to see here in that situation and her daughts around her crying, pretty sad, and one to a menos activo that was super super grateful that we came and started crying after and hugging us, so that was a good experience. And we have had some interesting lessons, usualy people are really interested at first, almost always accept a baptismal date but then kinda fall away. 

And the week was actually pretty good, we taught a lot.  I'm not sure what the standard in maryland is for lessons taught per week, but i think we are averaging like 38 to 40.. but its more like we have to filter through people a lot and its bascially lots and lots of contacting. so i think its a lot different than the states missions. and we walk a lot sometimes. some days no, some days yes, depends if there is a soccer game or if its a holiday and everyone drinks or if its raining there arent too many people, but if not its usually not too much walking- just talking a lot. 

But thanks for the letter!! hope the easter break went well for everyone!! have a good weeek!!! i think we will be able to Skype in like 3 or 4 weeks for Mothers Day right?? i forgot when it was...but thanks!!love and miss everyone!
ben 

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