April 14, 2016
We were able to go proselyting again this Saturday! I was actually really anxious about going but before we left we had our second interview with Presidente Benton and just talked about my progress here and if I feel okay about going out into the field next Tuesday. Talking with him was a tender mercy of the Lord because everything we talked about was exactly what I needed to hear. He talked to me about spanish and how every missionary will struggle and that's just part of the mission and he talked to me about specific goals that I could set to help me learn more. He talked to me about how much Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are there for me. It was a whole lot of good spiritual stuff and it gave me more hope for going proselyting. Proselyting was good and I'm constantly surprised about how nice people are to us on the streets. Something that I'm getting used to is that instead of knocking on doors you clap. A lot of the homes here in Buenos Aires have gates and so you clap your hands and someone will come to the door. The first time I did it I felt really silly but I kind of love it too. We didn't have a lot of success and we just handed out a lot of passalong cards. The best part of proselyting is the lunches that the CCM give us and there's always oreos in there.
I did get my first mosquito bite here, which is a bummer but I have to brag that I made it five weeks in Argentina without getting one. I usually get eaten alive! It's been rainy so much here so there's been more that are out and about. I also have to brag about dulce de leche donuts that they'll have out at breakfast. They are so so good! Dulce de leche is everywhere down here and I'm not complaining!
On Sunday I was finally able to watch 17 Miracles, it is so good! I can't believe I hadn't watched it before now. Sunday was a weird day because one of the North American elders in the other district, Elder Olsen had some bladder troubles and ended up having to go to the hospital here. Hes been there for the past 3 days! He's doing okay and got everything sorted out but the entire CCM was constantly praying and worrying about him. He got back late last night. He's seems alright but he had a rough experience. Send a prayer his way if you can.
Other than that it was a normal week of attempting to learn and remember spanish, teach lessons and work on becoming a better missionary. I have so long to go but I can't even stand how excited I am to be here and to finally get down to Neuquen! I'll leave the CCM on Tuesday. They haven't given us any times or flight itinerary stuff but I've heard its a couple hour plane ride from the CCM to Neuquen. I won't have another PDay for a week. I feel your prayers and am so grateful for all the emails I get, I love you guys! God is so good to us!
With all my love, Hermana Slade