Monday, October 31, 2016

2016.10.31 Week 22 - Apparently, big cheeks are a good thing

Monday, October 24, 2016

2016.10.24 Week 21 - Apparently I screamed

Monday, October 17, 2016

2016.10.17 Week 20- How awesome God is

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

2016.10.11 Week 19- Pt. II - It's like a sin to not play soccer here

Good news, we are still alive. Argentina is still awesome and all is well.

Somehow I ended up with the best companion EVER. She is super awesome. She was born in Canada but her family lives in Ohio. She went to BYU and we actually met each other at a bonfire once and joked about being companions, then we both apparently forgot about it because it took us about a week to figure out.  We have a ton of friends in common because we were at Helaman at the same time.

When I met all the people that were a possibility to train I got super scared because none of them were latina. There was no possibility of me getting someone that would know Spanish. But all is well, I guess I know more Castellano than I thought. Now that I am forced to use it, everything is going well. Somehow we are always able to communicate with everyone. It's fun to visit the members and hear them tell my companion that she doesn't need to worry about the language because Hermana Farr just barely got here and she already knows Castellano. 

I don't have much time, but it was a great week. A little different because the drunk men are even more interested now that we are both gringas, but I have confidence that God is protecting us!

This week we started teaching this group of boys that are always playing soccer in the street. They are super cute and I really hope we can baptize them. The oldest is 11 and the youngest is 9. The oldest reminds me a lot of Harry (my brother). We originally started talking to them because my companion is super good at soccer and wowed them with her juggling skillzzz. Now I am trying to learn how to soccer. As of right now, I can juggle 8 times in a row. I know it's horrible but give me a break Argentines. Soccer is like the one sport I never played. It's like a sin to not play soccer here. I hope that I will be able to juggle officially when I get home. 

I'm pretty much sick of my clothes. I found some clothes in a garbage bag kind of ripped and ruined and sewed them back together. Lots of missionaries leave all of their clothes here, lucky for me!


Monday, October 10, 2016

2016.10.03 Week 19 - Pt. I

The internet is down in Bariloche today so no e-mail. 
Hopefully tomorrow!

However, we have had a few Hermana Farr sightings this week.

The friend of a friend, picking up his daughter, sent this picture.

Mission FB page pictures:

New missionaries and their trainers.

Bariloche Stake conference:


Monday, October 3, 2016

2016.10.03 Week 18 - I am super scared to do this

As usual, conference was the best.  It was pretty much like Christmas. I was happy because I could watch it in English and was really happy with the focus on member missionary work. We are about a million times more effective when we are teaching with members and teaching the friends of members! DO IT PEOPLE.

I made cinnamon rolls for general conference and was really proud of myself. They were hardcore with yeast and everything! People didn't hate them so that's good news.

This week was kind of crazy with my companion getting ready to leave the country and packing but all is well. Right now we are Neuquen so that she can leave for home tomorrow.

I am super sad about her leaving, she is THE BEST. I am also really sad that a large chunk of our district is leaving this transfer. Somehow we got lucky and were all together for two transfers so we are all really good friends, it's sad to see a lot of them go, but I know they can help other areas.

I'm feeling really prideful right now because we heard from the president that we are the only area baptizing right now. YES! Obviously better if everyone is baptizing, but I am proud of my district.

Oh, yeah, I'm staying in Bariloche this transfer and I am super excited about this, Bariloche is super pretty and I love it there. I got kind of shocking news during transfers, I will be training this translado (transfer). So as of right now I don't know who my new companion is. I am super scared to do this considering I actually haven't even finished my training. WHYYYY?

Other random fact... There is no toilet paper in public bathroom stalls here. There is toilet paper outside of the bathroom and you just have to carry a ton in with you. Sometimes it's free, sometimes no. LOCOS (crazy).

The final miracle of the week: Ricardo. Ricardo is our investigator who is a drunk living in the street. When we first saw him, me and my companion thought that he had a lot of potential so we talked to him. He told us in the first lesson that he would NEVER PRAY. And then he moved. But this week he moved back. He told us he has been praying EVERY DAY. And he stopped drinking. MILAGROS (Miracles). He literally looks different and I am so excited to see how this gospel will change and bless his life.