Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hot Hot Hot!

Well it has been rather hot lately. I am definately ready for fall to come soon.

Well this week was rather slow and rough. In our planning we plan for 4 different people every hour. On Saturday from 3 til 7 absolutely every single person failed. Either we couldnt find us, they werent home, or they wouldnt let us in. Today was one of those days we were exhausted. We did have a good family home evening with 2 families and got a new investigator. Interesting, but i was the oldest person in the room. One family the parents are 19 and have twins, the other is his brother and he has a little boy. Its interesting to see where i am right now in life at 21 and where i would be without certain people and events in my life. The lesson went well and he had some good questions but still wants us to lessons all together and not in his house. We will work up to it.

Almost every other day last week was like saturday. We planned though. I dont know if its because im doing something wrong ( because im making tons of mistakes every day), or none of the people want to listen, or i just need to be more patient.

We have been running intoa problem here in Argentina. We have to take the bus many places we go or it will take at least an hour and half to get there or more other places. Well we have to use coins in the bus. Turns out they came out with this bus card called sube to use in the buses and they are making it mandatory. They raise the prices on the bus double starting yesterday and will keep it going up. There are 3 problems with this. First, coins are hard to come across sometimes especially that much. Second, that is very expensive to travel everytime. Oh, and third, we got rejected by sube because we are foreigners. sweeettt!! Luckily though we ran into a new member family in our area and they gave us one. So we do have a card but we need 3 more. For now that will do!

I apologize. Not much happened exciting last week. It was a rather slow week. Hopefully this next week will bring more surprises.

I didnt mention the most exciting thing of the week. I AM AN UNCLE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very proud to say that i have another nephew, Rowe Mads Peterson. I hear he is a healthy big boy.

I love you all. Life gets hard. It gets freaking hard sometimes and you feel like you just want to give up. I dont know about you, but that feeling hits me all the time. I was thinking this week why the crap am i out here and the first thing that came to mind was,
¨It doesnt matter Drew. Just return with honor.¨ Well that is true for me and for all of us. Return with honor after this life is the goal. Another life just came into this world and i know for a fact he is a good family forever. He has a guides for his life on the right things to do. He is lucky though. Not many people in this world do. That is why i am here. I am very very far from being their guide, but i am giving them the opportunity to find that guide for the first time or to find it again. It gets hard but how amazing of a job that is to be able to help poeple return to live with their entire family. I seem to loose the vision every so often but i know why i am here.

Elder Martino

Elder Martino

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