Monthly Archives: March 2014

“estas mojado, ya no te quiero”

Hello hello everyone, happy almost April Fools Day!  It`s getting a little chilly down here in the Patagonia.  You’ll be calling me a penguin real soon, with blubber and all.  One cold day and we were given like 3 cups of tea and all fried food.  Mmmm delicious.

This week was yet another great week in the lovely vineyard of the Lord!  It looks like there are some prepared people waiting for us here in Caleta!  I looking forward to finding them this week. 
This week Argentino got the Priesthood, he was so excited he sent us like 3 messages after telling us that the Lord had called him to be a priest.  (I don’t remember how to spell that word)  I’m so happy that the branch is fellowshipping him so well.  There is a brotherhood forming between him and the leaders!  Woohoo!!
We are working a lot with Sharon and her friend Paula!  We taught the plan of salvation Tuesday, and they both know that they need to get baptized, but they don’t think that their Catholic parents will permit them.  I talked about how the Lord has a plan and that they have this opportunity to baptized for a reason.  The Lord has prepared them and they need to act in faith and the Lord will help them accomplish it just like Nephi and his brothers (nephi 3:7).  They are acting in their faith little by little.  Paula was so happy when her parents let her come to church on Sunday!  It was so cute her message that said, “I just asked my parents and I will see you in the church tomorrow! ” Imagine if we were all that excited to go to church! 
We couldn’t go to the women’s conference because of the time difference.  It started at 9 p.m. here! But I’m sure it was really cool!  I wanted to go.  I’m so excited for general conference, going to get spiritually fed this weekend.  I just hope I understand haha.  I just want to invite everyone to hear the prophet speak!  I know he’s called by the Lord and every time a Evangelico tells me I’m a prophet and that all of us are prophets, I get a little upset, but I try not to show it 🙂 
The last week of transfers is always the hardest for me.  But I’m feeling very excited to work hard this week!!  I know that I need to dedicate myself to be more obedient and diligent and I will see the miracles that I want to see. 
I sent a bunch of letters out!   Hopefully they get out to my friends out there in the world safely! 
I love you all and hope you have una semana re copada!
Love, Hermana Carter

“Morsilla….”

Well this week has been great.. even if I didn’t realize that last week was St. Patrick’s Day!   That’s how Argentine I already am! woohoo!  

This week started with interviews with President.  He makes me laugh because he has a super Utah accent and says “mond-ee, tues-dee, wens-dee” oh how it made me miss my Grandma Carter.  I don’t know why… but I can be stressed for an entire transfer and when we start the interview, I don’t have anything to share with him.  I don’t cry, or stress.  It’s as if my problems  all went away haha.  I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing.  Either way, it’s always a good interview.
After zone conference we did divisions with the Hermanas.  This transfer, our leader is Hermana Gudiño.  At first I thought it was going to be really weird because she was my trainer, but it was so cool because we felt like Alma and Amulek!  (I have always been jealous of zone leaders because they’re two stud missionaries working together, always thought that would be legit.  The Hermanas are always training greenies, have trial missionaries or something like that.  Quiero ser lidera de zona haha.)  This week there weren’t too many people in their houses, but we still found some potential investigators!  We are really working hard to contact… sometimes,  I just get tired of people saying “no” or giving me fake addresses, but I know that the Lord´s chosen are amongst all these people of Caleta, Olivia.
Good news this week!  Sharon accepted a baptismal date!  FINALLY.  She is so prepared but now it’s just a matter of talking with her family about her decision.  We had a lesson on the Sabbath Day, but she dances with the murga and it’s all on Sunday.  I don’t know if she really understood what the Sabbath Day is, because she didn’t come to church this week because of dance.  I guess I´ll have to explain it to her again.  Took me 17 years to get it straight, I’ll give her 2 more weeks haha.  Her friend Paola has a baptismal date as well!  They’re super great and so smart, ask the most intelligent questions about the gospel.
I ate the infamous blood sausage this week with a family.  I willingly partook of the almost black chorizo (sausage) and I liked it, until 3 a.m. when the bomb hit.  I was sick in bed for a whole day, vomiting for 12 hours straight… it was really not fun.  I think I should be good now.  I have an excuse that I’m officially too gringa to eat ALL the Argentine food.  The only sad thing is that we couldn’t  leave the apartment all day  Saturday!  It was really sad.  First time I’ve ever stayed in all day from missionary work:(  One day without the missionaries means a lot.  TAKE CARE OF THE MISSIONARIES.
I am really excited to work my hardest this week, help out our investigators progress and get them to church.  Thanks for all the prayers and love that you always send. 
Thanks to Sister Pucket, Staley, Cade, MJ, and of course my Amazing parents for making me
smile 🙂
Happy Birthday to the best DAD there ever was.  I love you and think of you all the time.  I like to imagine how you must have been as a missionary, valiently walking the streets of the Germany, bringing a smile to everyone’s face with your sense of humor, good looks, and sweet spirit! 
Today Maria is teaching me how to make empanadas, so I can make them when I get home! woohoo que rico.
I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to serve!  It passes incredibly fast but I’m trying to treasure every moment I have with my blessed name tag!!
LOVE YOU- HERMANA CARTER

 

 "9 month" tradition for the mission half-way mark

“9 month” tradition for the mission half-way mark

the wings are from traditional carnival, murga costumes!

the wings are from traditional carnival, murga costumes!

Making empenadas!

Making empenadas!

The iguana, "tequila"!

The iguana, “tequila”!

“manga de perjil”

IMG_0323[1]Happy March 17th, everyone!  Isn’t it such a great day, March 17th?  I think
it is.  I hope you are all doing great!  I, as well, am doing great!!

This week we have had so many amazing experieces and it all starts
with monday night with Jessica and Nelson.  All of our appointments
fell through that night and we were a little disappointed.  Kicking
ourselves out of the door at 18:00 that night, even though Jessica
wasn’t responding to our messages, we decided to go and see how
they were doing.  When we came into their house the kids were running
around, and they were cleaning the house.  It was a little crazy, but
when we saw what was going on, we dropped our bags and got to work.
Cleaning the dishes, gathering fallen peaches from outside… and other
things until everything got settled down.  We read with them 2 Nephi 31.
They were really concerned with baptism and how they can be prepared
to be baptized.   As we explained that the purpose of baptism is to show
our willingness to follow Christ and if we really want to follow the
will of the Son and the Father we have to ask him.  We invited them
then to kneel in prayer and express all their questions and to ask for
guidance.  Nelson offered one of the most sincere prayers I have ever
heard.  After, he expressed to us that he had never said those
things to the Lord before.  With teary eyes he told us, “I know that
you guys were sent to my home by God.  You invite the spirit into my
home.  There is a peace I’ve never felt before.”  It was a great lesson.
We met with them a couple times this week but still haven’t had
the opportunity to teach them the Law of Chastity!  I’m anxious to get
the elephant out of the room that they have to get married before they
get baptized!  But good news was that JESSICA came to church!!  Next
week the whole family for sure.

Hmmm… other miracles this week… well this weekend was Argentino´s
baptism!  We organized EVERYTHING for him so that he would have a very
peaceful pre-baptism week.  That’s exactly how it turned out!  We
visited him every day and he was exceptionally calm the entire week.
His baptism was March 15, at 6:00.  Of course he anxiously arrived at 5:30
and the members showed up at 6:30… haha.  After all the waiting we
had an amazing baptismal service.  He’s about 80 years old and was
baptized by a 70 year old, Hermano Bordon. haha!  It was a nail biter, but
it all turned out great.  I was so happy that Argentino could finally
commit to the will of the Lord and be baptized in his church.  I could
see a change in him and that he has another chance to be better!

This week we couldn’t teach Sharon because she dances for the
Caranaval each year.  But we are looking forward to teaching her and her
friend together this week!  Hopefully we can give her a baptismal date!
woo hoo.

Hope all is well in the United States!  Happy spring fever!  Should be
coming around soon!  Sadly winter is looming here in the Patagonia…
I’m a little scared but I’m getting prepared! haha!!!

Love you all a whole lot!

Hermana Carter

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