Monday, January 5, 2015

Moving Week

This last night a little before 10:30 when we go to bed we finally got the call about changes.  I'm going to be going some place different.  I have no idea where, I'll find out tomorrow.  I'm not too worried about it.  My companion was a little worried that night before the call though.  Speaking of Elder Zárate, he is going to be staying in Campo Marte and train again.  It's kind of funny, my training time just ended yesterday and now he's going to do it all again.  This time though he might not have to deal with someone who doesn't speak Spanish.

Things have been going great with the mission.  There are some people that we had been working with that we haven't seen for a while, one of which is a kid named Manuel.  I think he's like 16 or 17 but he looks a lot older and is smarter than most of the people here.  He is a really cool guy and he understands everything great.  The only problem we had is when we started teaching he was a little atheist.  He still is a tad but he's getting there.

I know that this is how he is, it's just a thought but...  it bothers me a little when people try to disprove religion with science, but also when people try to disprove science with religion.  I like both a lot.  I don't know why people think they are opposites.

There is an elder that just got back from his mission in the ward we are in.  He served his mission in Salt Lake which is a little different.  They usually send the missionaries from Central America to Central America.  He is a really cool guy.  He came with us one night.  He's only been back for a few days. I can't remember what his first name is, just that his last name is Campos.  Anyway, he is great.  It's cool teaching lessons with people who have been in the mission for a long time every once in a while.  He's a great person too.

I'm going to have to pack all my things.  I have a lot of books now too.  With all the Spanish books and what not I'm going to have to pack smart.  I got my hands on a few more ties too.

I'm kind of hoping that I go to a place that has a little bit of ruins and jungle. (This made me smile.  He says it so casually as if it's an every day thing.)  One day I really hope that for P-day I get to see Mayan ruins.  If not,  I'm coming back one day.  I might come back even if I do see them while I'm here.  There aren't too much in the east mission but I think there is at least one spot.

The mornings here are really nice.  I love a cool, foggy day.  If we could just have our studies in the middle of the day when it's hot and sunny that would be great.  No, it's not too bad.  I like it here.  This place is really different, even the parts of this place are different than each other.  I'm in a neighborhood-ish place.  If I go outside the city, that would be weird.  Or I could be some where really poor where I have to wear an ugly belt or they'll steal it.  Somewhere steep would be cool but it would be kind of hard too.  I've seen parts like that, it looks like something straight out of a movie.

I still need to buy an adapter for my camera. I have some pictures, not a ton, but I do have pictures.  As soon as I get one I'll send pictures more often.

I'm out of time so I'll talk to you next week and say where I go.

-Elder Jarvie

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  1. Hello - I also have a missionary here! Please join us on our Facebook group for families of the missionaries here. :)