Thursday, May 10, 2012

ABC, It´s easy as 1-2-tres 05/7/12 Week 64


How´s everyone been doing this week? I´m happy to hear that dear old Tiffani returned to Home Base :). Sounds like it must´ve been an adventurous week.
This morning was exciting because we went to an investigators house, called the civil register, and fixed a date for the 15th of June for their Marriage :) Their names are Dario & Rosana, and the other couple is Rosa & Willy. And Following: Baptism. Rosa and Willy tried to convince us that they wanted to wait until August of 2013 to get married, because it would be their "20 years being together anniversary." I said "that don´t fly with me." They settled for the 15 of June.
I´m sending a few pictures from the final day of my last area, i haven´t taken too many pictures here yet.....but i´m on it.
Our comical moment of the week was Thursday. My comp got sick so I had to sit in the apartment ALL DAY. With my natural american mindset of "time is money", I decided to try opening a little kiosco from the front door (kiosco- little shop that people have in their houses. they sell "the necessities" from their front window." I decided to try it. With a sharpie pen and some paper, I wrote : Gelatin $3, ñoquis (a food) $7, and Toothpicks: free. Nobody bought anything, but it was a good effort.
I´m loving azcuenaga and the work of the lord. We have high hopes for this area and for all of the missionaries in our zone. I know the Lord is guiding this work, and he continually shows his miracles in everyday life. I´ll be talking to you next week using SKYPE from a members home. I´ll send the email of my companions skype account to you tomorrow so that you can add it.

Until next week. I love you!

Elder Winger

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May your Mayo be Merry 04/30/12 Week 63

¿Qué les pasa? Buen dia.

Alright, Let´s just cut straight to the good stuff. My new comps name is Elder Bravo from El Salvador. We are actually from the same group that will be finishing in February of the coming year. Anyways, He´s an absolute stud and we are going to have a good time working together.
This week flew by really fast, which is nothing new...but it was more of a "getting settled in" type of week. It didn´t start out too hot, because as the zone leaders of the area, on transfer day (wednesday) we had to wait at the bus terminal from 8 am until all of the missionaries came and went to their respective areas. We were there ALL day with not much to do haha. At about 8 pm that night, Elder Smart came strolling in through the doors. We had a lot of catching up to do, it was a great time. But the bad thing was that his bus didn´t leave until 1 in the Elder Bravo and I finally left the terminal at 1:15 on thursday morning ha.(but no worries, we were satisfied having gone to Mcdonalds 3 times throughout the day) 17 hours in a bus terminal will drive anyone crazy....but i´m already that way, so it didn´t affect me much.
I´ve spent the last few days just getting to know some investigators, members, things like that. Nothing too exciting to report....i did bear my testimony on sunday. woo hoo.
I feel super boring this week, I´m Sorry! But I love the new area, it seems really chill, and we have a legit heater and shower....cuz it´s starting to get chilly .
Scripture for the week: D&C 88:62-63. Let´s continue drawing ourselves unto Christ!...continuously :)

P.S. I ate Mcdonalds again today. That´s 4 separate visits to the golden arches this week. Ese payaso que vive ahí me asusta mucho.

p.s.s. I forgot my usb drive today, and so there aren´t any photos.

p.s.s.s. I meant push up BARS not BRA haha. here´s a website for an example.

p.s.s.s.s. just wanted to put another p.s.

p.s.s.s.s.s. ¡Love you mucho!

¡Un Abrazo a todos! ¡Qué tengan una buena semana!

Elder Winger

I forgot to mention how hard it was to say GOODBYE to my recent converts and the members in Villa Gobernador Galvez! It´s the hardest part of being a missionary. leaving.

I did receive a couple of cool gifts, like a mate (similiar to the cup i sent to you in the package with the scripture covers) and i received a soccer jersey of the RIVER team (one of the big teams here). Just thought i would mention those 2 things. :) bye.


Todays forecast: 100% Scrumdidilyumpcious ‏ 04/24/12 Week 62

To Whom It May Concern:

This past weekend, we had the baptism of Juan Carlos Quintana! This time, thinking beforehand for once, we decided to fill the baptismal font up on Friday to avoid the "Oh fetch, there´s not any water" panic attack that is always sure to come on Saturday. Everything went fairly smooth, and I think that success can be tied back to that one decision, and just the fact that Juan is a stud. As we entered the water for his baptismal, we both shivered and said, "oh wow, that´s quite chilly." I immediately thought to myself "Thank heavens that I only have to be submerged up to my belly-button....." As Juan came up out of the water, his face lit up (into what i believe was a reaction of Joy and/or shock), and he cried out "Está Frio Ché" or "It´s fetchin cold man." Everyone got a good laugh. it was pretty hilarious jaja. He also recieved the Holy Ghost on Sunday and him and his wife Rosalia are now on their journey together towards eternal life :) what a fairytail beginning.
Also this weekend, my whole district (which consists of 3 companionship's) had baptisms!!! WOO HOO!
I found out today what is going to be happening to me this coming transfer that begins tomorrow. I´ll be leaving good ol´ Villa Gobernador Galvez (in the Rosario Zone) to Azcuénaga (in the Rosario West Zone). I´m going to be companions with Elder Bravo, who i´ve heard is from central america. We are going to be the Zone leaders in that area, which is pretty exciting ha. It´ll be another chapter of adventure in the lord´s vineyard.
Breaking News: We found another Rat´s nest that was actually built INSIDE our oven (but you can only see that part if you look through the back) It was disgusting. Oven Destroyed. We are currently on the hunt to kill 6 (more or less) little rat-sculs in the apartment. It´s Fear Factor for real.
Anyways, that has been my week! Thanks Shantra for sending the pictures of Ali! She´s already so big! A lot bigger than the last time I saw her....haha (no pun intended)
Well, looking to do SOME WORK in the upcoming transfer. Keep safe at home. Love you Family. And Friends.

Elder Winger