Tuesday, December 13, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! ‏ 12/12/2011 Week 44

How is everyone doing! thank you so much for the Happy Birthday wishes!!!! it´´s been a fun one! we had p-day today and had a zone Christmas get together. We met at a church house and played soccer and cooked some mean asado (the best meat in the country!) and had a great meal, all while watching the Christmas spectacular that we went to featuring David Archuleta..........that was.....ok, but everything else today was great :)
Special news......for the first time this week in 10 months......i drank a nice warm cup of hot chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was SO GOOD. nothing like a steaming cup of hot chocolate in 10 million degree weather. it was to die for.
The work is continuing to go well here in Argentina....it seems as if there is some kind of plague happening to me and Elder Waid here in Villa Gobernador Gálvez.....we have found a lot of great people that have a lot of interest in our message, many that accepted baptismal dates....but the thing is....we can never find them again!!!! one of our investigators named Diego...i think i told you about him last week.....began working a few days ago after we had two lessons with him and he works EVERY day from 630 am until 10 pm.....its been a barrier for us. But we are continuing to work hard and the Lord continues to bless us and his people!!! i´ve had a a great week overall....the mission continues to get better and better as time goes forward. No other place i would rather be.
As far as some of the food here (because i keep forgetting to mention it) is good...but a lot of it is fairly bland haha. The argentines are not fans of spicy for nothin. A lot of things we eat include pasta, rice, empanadas (so good!), tartas, a lot of meat, and the fruit and vegetables are really fresh and delicious...and cheap! i have been especially addicted to apples lately.....i also LOVE the pears...but they are a little expensive....hopefully they will go on sale sometime maybe soon! Also, to drink, we drink lots and lots and lots of TANG. oh, and mayonese goes on EVERYTHING........alfajores are to die for....and dulce de leche is very common as well.
We have transfers coming up soon on the 22nd or the 23rd so we will see what happens......i´m thinking i will be staying here in this area, but who knows! it´s always a surprise.
I can´t wait to talk to you all on the 25th! as we get closer i will let you know what we are going to do and how.
The weather here: continues to heat up as the summer begins. It´ll be a toasty one.......i should be putting on sunscreen every now and then....but somehow i just haven´t learned my lesson of getting burned......maybe i´ll fit in with the argentines with darker skin by the end of the holiday season.
Love you all, i am super glad to hear that things are going well. Have an amazing holiday season, and i´ll talk to you all on the 25th! woohoo! No better time of the year than now! what a great opportunity to remember the Savior and all he´s done for us.
Con amor,
Elder Winger
p.s. scripture of the week: Mark 8:35

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