|gracias to Maestra Silva|
|Elder Smith (my companion) |
with Elder Montenegro (on the left)
Elder Smith is a great companion and trainer. He`s only been out for 8 or 9 months, but he knows spanish really well and is such a great missionary. Somebody messed up on the living situations so our casa is about a 1/2 hour walk from our sector, but it makes the time go by faster when you have to leave 30-45 minutes early for everything. I guess they are trying to fix it, but I`m not that worried about it. Our casa has great missionaries other than Elder Smith. Elder Christensen and Elder Montenegro are with us too. They are great.
|Lunch today at a restaurant - called a churillana I think|
I guess packages usually get here within a month or two through the US Postal Service, and they said they haven`t had a package stolen yet (and its free to pick them up as well).
|Me with Elder Christensen|
There are stray dogs everywhere here. Its been pretty cold, but we get a warm day once in a while. The only lesson I`ve gotten to teach so far is the First Vision once, but thats ok. My spanish is getting a lot better, my biggest struggle is actually understanding. And the Chileans have told me that I speak like a Mexican. They have a word here that is similar to saying, ``shoot`` or ``darn``. It is ``chupalla``, which is actually just a straw hat and I`m not sure why they use it but they do. My Zone is pretty cool too. We played soccer today, and some of them are pretty good!. They think its funny to try and talk to me in english. There`s an Hermana here that`s probably 6-3. We are currently teaching Elder Montenegro how to use english slang. Its funny because the Latino missionaries will be speaking spanish and you`ll hear them say ``fetch`` or ``freaking`` and you know an American Elder taught them that. That`s about it, but more will come! I love you guys! Until next time!
Love, Elder Sayler