Tuesday, June 22, 2010

January 5, 2009

Dear Family,

how you all doing? i am doing just great. so these past two weeks have been hard in the missionary work category becuase of the holidays. argentines love hollidays. and they love not being in the streets or opening doors on holidays either. so it was a slow working weak but this next week will be amazing. we are goind to work hard and find a lot and get a lot in church. so lets see. new years was ok. we are dinner and la familia colloa our branch president. we ate chicken and it was pretty good. we ate ate 930 and had to be in the appartment by 1030. but and 1200 we were woken up by all the fireworks. i mean a lot of fireworks. it was way crazy. ten times worse then christmas. but it was cool to watch them from our window. but this week was also really good becuase we finally have a fridge. it is nice to have cold water and today i can buy milk and yogurt and all sorts of good stuff i am pretty excited. ha ha so some funny stuff that happend this week. elder macias and i were walking in this neighborhood and a little kid yelled to his mom. mama mire un grande y un pequito. ha ha he said look mom a big one and a little one. it made us laugh pretty hard. and made me feel tall for once in my life. ha ha. hhmmm what else. or we went to visit this inactive family and she gave us milk. not just any milk she put three scoops of baby powder milk in a cup with two spoonfulls of sugar and then really hot water. we hat to drink hot baby milk. it was gross thinking about it so i just hurried and downed it really quick. ha ha wierd. so there is an elder in the mission his name is elder jensen. and we always hear his stories. but one of his stories is that a little like 14 year old kid walked up to him and asked him how to say a really bad word in english. he told him oh the worst word in english is ¨nice tie¨ ha ha so the next day this group of friends go up to them and yell ¨nice tie¨ and he yelled thank you and the group of kids ran away. so ya i thought that was way funny. nice tie. another funny thing was we were walking home and there was this only lady sitting on the ground so we asked if she needed help she said ya a fell and i cant get up. ha ha so we helped her up and that was that. but she had fallen and couldnt get up. ha ha i thought it was funny. one more thing so pedro our landlord thinks i look like russel crow. so he is always calling me. gladiator. so my new name for him in gladiator. ha ha i dont think i look like him do i? well not much has happened it was a slow week. but next week we are going to see miracles. i love you so much family.

elder smith

here are some pictures. a picuter with a family in the branch familia marañon. me with a drunk pig. elder macias and i. elder matson, gasser lewis and i and can rember the other but here it is. love you

December 30, 2008

so i have a couple of minutes left. but i will hurry and tell you a little bit about this week. well i loved talking to you all so much. it was amazing. i loved hearing all your voices. well officailly elder lewis and i are not companions no more. right now i have a different companion them elder smith too. president made a lot of changes. i am with elder macias he is from tucuman argentina. so i have a latino companion now. i am way excieted for my spanish to improve. but other then that not a lot has happend i loved talking to you. sorry my email disappeard. it really stinks. but i love you all so much. sorry brittany i did write to your three sisters too but it all got errased. so love you so much. i love you family write you next week.

elder smith

so my comp is only five foot two. ha ha yay i am taller than a comp. love you all bye. oh mom can you send me a couple pairs of those thick socks form pomeroys in a little bubble envelope package thanks i lov eyou.

December 30, 2008

well i am really mad. i just got done writing you a letter and i didnt send and i couldnt get it back. so i am so sorry . but i will have to wait til next week but i love you all so much i cant wait to write you next week i will send some pictures.

love elder smith

December 22, 2008

Hello Family,

so it sounds like every one is good at home. that is so crazy about brother uptain. he killed a guy!!!! wow but it is a cool story. wow that is crazy. so ya christmas is thursday it doesnt feel like christmas becasue it has been hot. it was 38 degrees on saturday which is like 100 farinhight. it was hot hot day. and people just dont celebrate it the same here. they dont have christmas music going and they dont do christmas lights like they do in the states. but i guess it is good becasue it doesnt make me home sick. but ya. so i will getto talk toyou on thursday andi can ask how all the christmas things go then.

so a little about the week.

so lets see this week was good but not as good as the past weeks. we had a lot of appointments and they just all fell through. we are working hard but they people we just not receptive this week. we still havent gotten to talk with araceli and marcelo marón so we are going over tonight. i think satan has been working hard on araceli. man missionary work is hard. so we ate lunch at la familia adrover this week and had some meat from the tail of a cow. it wasnt gross it wasjust weird. he gave us so much food i thought i was going die. it is so horrible to have to walk to the chapel after eating. oh that was horrible. so it rainedreally hard on thursday. really really hard. ha ha and we had a meeting at the church for some activity they are doing next week. and so we went and no one was there. i guess argentina has an unwriten rule. if it is raining. everymeeting is canceld.so only we were there. wet. but we had fun almost slipping in the mud.

so on saturday there was a soccer game on. boca vs.san lorenzo. they twofirst place teams right now. the streets were deadas could be. no one would even answer there door. it was horrible soccer here is horrible for missionary work. but oh well.

so for christmas the kids here do fireworks all night. i am so not lookig forward tothat. i want to sleep. but i hear i wont be able to. horrible.

so last night we went to the state center to practice our songs for the party on tuesday and we had to help unloadevery ones packages. so we were slidding them down the hallway andi saw mine. i cant wait to open it on christmas. so i guess if you send like those envelope kind of packages that i dont have to pay for those. so if i need anything i will just tell you and you can ship it is those. but the other packages are good for birthday and christams. just is i need somehting small.

so i hadmy first division with a latin this week. elder rossi. it was hard but it helped my spanish a lot. he dosnt know much english. but it was fun. i had to speak spanish and listen toa native.. so over all it was helpful.

so elder lewis and i play a game. it is call never would see that in the states.. something like 3 people on a little motorcycle and one of them carrying a bike. they do some crazy stuff here. but it is fun.we see something turn to eachother and just say never in the state.

so ya this weeek was good and some what dissapointing. but we will have a good week. well we are trying to figure out the calling thing for thursday. i might email you again today or we might have to call you tonight. we are not sure but keep your cell phone on you. well i love you all and will talk to you on thursday. ok i found the number to the appartment. ok you need to call it tonight between like 730-830 ithink that is the time difference. look on¡line and see what time it is there when it is 1030-1130here. thats when we are in our appartment. so you need to call me then and i will give you the number to where you will call me on thursday. ok so the number is. 6021563 you will have to get on line and see howto call from the us to mendoza. but i think it is 01005402613021563 but check on line tomake sure. on how to call to mendoza. but here is elder lewis´s momc cell phone so you can ask her if she figures itout andif you dont get this letter you can call her and ask here. 4805777134. talk to you tonight.

elder smith