This week we visited Trevelin it very much reminded me of Rockland (ID). It's very small but I really like it. Much more calm than Bariloche. Also apparently we have two different old people missionaries in our mission. One couple lives in Trevelin. Pobres (Poor people), our colé (bus) popped a tire on the ride to Trevelin so we were really late and missed our transfer colé (bus). So at about 1:30 AM they came and picked us up from the terminal. They were really nice.
This week we had......wait for it.......its super fun and exciting........it's not a type of food.........piojos. Lice. Disgusting. So we spent part of a day dealing with that and I laughed remembering earlier this year when my whole family thought we had lice. My companion has had lice three times on her mission so I am expecting to receive more visits than just one. It's the final weeks of her mission and she is really sad to go home. She is super awesome and I have really learned a ton from her, I will be sad to receive a new companion but I'm sure all will be well.
This week we were really trying hard to find new investigators because a lot of our investigators have stopped progressing. This week we found quite a few new investigators but I am specifically excited for two of them. Carolina is a girl from Chile who I think is 20 years old. She wants to be a nurse and is here going to Universidad. We had our first lesson with her and the first thing we asked is "Who is God for you?" She was already crying after this question and the spirit was there from that moment on. I am really excited to see how she progresses.
Victor is the other new investigator that I am really excited for. He is a neurologist. I love teaching smart people. The gospel really is logical and when people can understand it, everything makes sense. He told us he loves to read so I decided to give him a Book of Mormon and we explained what it was. He was very interested in the idea of Christ in the Americas and seemed very excited to read it. The Book of Mormon is really the key, if people are reading it they can feel the spirit and they know that what we are teaching is true! I am very excited to see how things go with Victor.
Drunk people here always try to talk to me in English. It's funny and annoying. People in general always want to speak in English. I usually cannot understand their English. It's better if they just speak Spanish, but I am happy to help with English. There are a few people in the ward trying to learn and get better. It's fun to not be the only one who doesn´t know a language.
Blood Sausage. Yep, I ate that. We went to a member's house for lunch on Sunday and had an asado ( a type of Argentine barbeque). It was super yummy. It's basically like eating at Tucanos. The meat here is SO good. Everyone says it, but it's not a lie. So there was this one sausage looking thing that they kept telling me I had to try. I assumed it was meat because everything was meat. So I tried it. it pretty much tasted like refried beans to me. I didn´t think it was bad at all. Everyone was watching me when I ate it and acting really weird so I finally asked, "WHAT IS THIS?" Then they tried to explain in a very delicious sounding way that it was blood. Mondongo was definitely worse for me. They were all pretty much completely shocked that I thought it was fine. Apparently, everyone hates it. Now that I know what it was, it's more gross because the idea of eating a sausage filled with blood is disgusting.
I hope all is well in America. Good luck with Donald and Hillary. Enjoy the milk and butter. Dairy here is a nightmare. Argentina is the best and I am super happy to be here and also loving my mission!
Rachel sent an e-mail with photos, but the pictures didn't make it.
These are from her mission president's FB page.
Bariloche Zone Conference.