Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Week

Well not too much to update you guys about. 
It was another ´white christmas´ here in Argentina. White translates to smokey and rainy this year. Besides the thousands of fireworks that are shot off at 12:00 that leave the whole country under a black cloud of firework smoke, it rained... a LOT
When I got here in Rosario, I asked my companion if it rains very much, and he replied, ´It never rains here.´ Well ive been here for 14 days and it has rained probably 6-8 of those days, and 3 of those were STORMS! Just yesterday, as we were walking around trying to find a few referrals, we got trapped. We made it to the house of a member, and she was nice enough to give us a bowl of soup. It was the first time that I had a candlelight dinner in my life. Not because the member is a snake, but because the whole entire pueblo didn´t have power! It was also the first time in my whole life that there was a constant lighting storm, were talking lightning strikes every 10-15 seconds and I don´t think there was a quite moment, because the sky was constantly rumbling with thunder! 
Christmas eve we spent with a family and we enjoyed a very delicious, and juicy asado! And christmas day was a very average, normal day apart from skypping home! 
We had a solid Christmas conference with the President and his wife, followed by a fun White Elephant gift exchange. Elder Beary gave an Elder Beary´s 2016 Calender. 12 Months with 12 pics of Elder Beary! Lol. 

Hope you guys have a solid New Years and don´t forget to put some goals, and to keep them! 

Stay safe, stay sweet

Elder Beary

Monday, December 14, 2015

Too Much to Write!

Im not gonna break down word for word everything that happened in the last two weeks, so don´t worry. 

Crazy story. Last week we were finishing up our day with the Hoyos family and it started to rain, They told us to wait a little longer and they would take us home in their car. By the time we were leaving, it was POURING rain. 
We got about 8 blocks through the river-like streets before we kinda got trapped in a giant puddle, Elder Escudero and I took of the important things (like the ties) and hopped out to push. We were in knee deep agua pushing their car to shore. Their car wouldn´t start and we couldnt just leave them there stranded for the night, so we turned it around and started pushing it home, the only thing is, we were pushing up stream! we got about 4 blocks in and it took about 30 minutes, so we pulled it off to the side and left it there for the night. Elder Escudero and I, already 45 minutes late to get home, headed to the bus stop, but because of the water, there wasnt anything to take us home! After a 50 minute walk, we got home!! QUE LOCO! 

Last night I made my rounds to all of the people that I have grown to know and love to break the news that I MIGHT be leaving this great area of Independencia. It was awesome to be able to see everybody that I care about and share un ratito\testimonio\oracion with them. We all laughed and joked around that maybe I wouldn´t even leave, or that my companion would leave and I would stay. When we got home full from all of the pizza and milinesa sandwiches, we got the news, and indeed, I had to part ways. I´ve been reasigned to labor in Salta la Linda, in the area of ´Rosarrio de Lerma´ (If I remember right.)

My first impressions of salta kinda remind me of my time in Yuto, Jujuy, which was an area pretty difficult. Other than the fact that it costed me $250 pesos to get from the terminal to our house, It seems to be a pretty solid area. Lots of work to do because I know they haven´t seen anybody enter the waters of baptism in a while. But Elder Cubas (de Paraguay) and I are hittin it off early and we are ready to work!

Love yall and hope you have a great final week preparing for Christmas. 

Don´t forget about the poor Elder Beary and maybe you could even send him a special Christmas Letter!