Man... these past few weeks have been great! I apologize for not updating my blog, there just hasn't been enough time! I have loved hearing from so many of you back home, it was a great chance to catch up with all of you!
Well... Christmas in Argentina... How was it? HOT. The weather here is seriously the worst. It is always hot and always humid. There are days where it will rain for 30-45 mins and then the rest of the day its murderous humid as the sun absorbs all the water that fell just minutes before -.- Ök... maybe I'm exaggerating just a little bit... but seriously, its horrible.
Aside from the weather.... (haha) Christmas was awesome! They celebrate it a little differently here. Christmas Eve is more of a holiday than Christmas Day itself. They call it "la Noche Buena". That night I went to have a BBQ (or what they call an asado) at a member's home. It was soooo much fun! There are 3 families that live on the same property. The wives of each family are all sisters and they live with their mom, so its one big co-mingled family. They are all super awesome! For Christmas and New Year's it's basically all the same. There's asados, alcohol (not for the members of course lol) and fireworks. Lots and lots of fireworks. Each night of fiestas they light of fireworks for like 30 minutes on end, it's kinda cool I guess, but being that we aren't allowed outside after 10:30 (wayyyy before the start fireworks) it's just annoying hearing explosions for 30+ mins and not being able to enjoy the show -.-
We have transfers coming up in 2 weeks and it is possible that I will leave my first area, after being here nearly 6 months! We shall see!
All is well with me and my new companion, Elder Aldave. He is super awesome! I just realized I hadn't written about him yet... He's super chill and a really funny guy. He's from Bountiful, UT and left for his mission right after high school too! We are best friends and are really enjoying working together.
Thank you for all your prayers, they are really appreciated! Also, I always love hearing from all of you, so email me whenever! I'll try to get back to you as soon as I can :)