feliz año nuevo everybody!! I hope your fiestas were a blast! We went to the familia Berasines for New Years and it was a New Years to REMEMBER! It was honestly the funnest time ever:)! I understood A LOT more which was refreshing, BUT I am definitely getting good at looking like I understand and laughing at the right moments too so THATS exciting haha:)!!! So yeah they fed us some suppppper yummy choripan (chorizo sandwiches:) and pizza and then they broke out this home made DULCE DE LECHE cake that was the BEST thing I've ever tasted! Seriously it was the beeest! It was so much fun being w/this cute family, we just hung out in their huge yard with their cute kids laughing and singing to Bob Marley:) Definitely made me so grateful to be a missionary in Las Flores:) It was just so much fun!
So we've found a few new investigators this week which is exciting!!! The church members are definitely helping out a lot more BUT noooobody can ever come out with us which is a problem because we need women to accompany us to teach men alone in their houses. SO all you members reading this, HELP THE MISSIONARIES seriously!!! It REALLY helps soooo much when the members are involved!!!
There's this cutest old man who sits outside of the old folks home and waits for us every day and flags us in to come talk to him haha. I love him, his name is Carlitos and is just the cutest. my companion asked me the other day why am Im so drawn to old people (I talk to EVERY old person we see haha) and I really think its because it reminds me of grandma, grandpa, and tia. It's weirdly really comforting to me talking to them even though the majority of them want nothing to do with our message haha:)
anyways, yeah its been a better week! it's still pretty hard emotionally at times, BUT it is getting better and better. I love you all!!!!!
ps love the emails! I had little time this week to email back;/but I love the support!!!
A bit of our convo:)
R:) I loveeeeeee the pix of the week you send me! But please please please send me physical pictures as well! I literally look at my chapbooks EVERY single day without fail, & I want more pictures please!!!
mom) OK!!!! I totally will! I'll print some & send them to you this week for sure:)
R:) Um it's been a better week, I was thinking about Seattle this week too, and then you emailed me that picture we took SOO funny! I was thinking about when I was cooking that vegetable for us & I put way too much salt in it haha & it was grossss, & then we snuggled up on that cute couch & just talked...those were the days!
mom:) Thats so crazy how we both were thinking about Seattle! It was so fun, so glad we went! I was way homesick for you that night I emailed you;(
R:) I need to get off, I don't have much time today. I LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCHHHHHH! Bestie for life!!
Hermana Rio Savana Shepard
Buenos Aires South Mission