Monday, June 27, 2011

Hola Familia! Its me again, hna Payne!

Ah, It turned cold this last week and Im freezing! Its probably not even that cold.. but it is when you dont have a fireplace and heater =) The weather is definitely bipolar. One week is very warm and then bam! We have a little space heather thing but half of it went out today so im guessing its not going to last. And i definitely hate showering because the water isnt very hot and there is a partially opened window. Im not complaining, just stating the obvious and giving details =)

We were supposed to have had the baptism of Juan Carlos this last week but fell through because his family here isnt supportive. but he has a brother in Buenos Aires and his wife is a member that are coming here in a month for vacation. So he now has date right before transfers. Juan Carlos is soo great. He is 62 and is just sooo sweet and happy. He really doesnt understand a lot, but has desires to be baptized. He is the neighbor of Margarita and Abel. They are still around.. but not really progressing. We had a recent convert come with us the other day and it helped a lot. Abel had plans to sell food on Sunday and wasnt going to come. He then made plans to have someone else sell the food. But at the last minute his plan fell through.

I read Our Legacy the other day! Its soo good. I loved it. It shows all the sacrifices of all early pioneers of the church. This work is soooo much bigger than you and me. I love the pioneer stories, they are sooo humbling. And sometimes i dare to think that my work is hard. Shame on me! Why does it have to be soo hard to be perfect. Or at least feel satisfied with the work that we have done?

I still havent gotten my hose or debit card. Im thinking that I will get it next tuesday. But who knows. Dad, I got my other debit card last tuesday. Im really not sure what happened to it I think it went through water and fire to get here. I know you think im exaggerating, but im really not. It was It had gotten wet and it was partially opened with brown rusty looking spots. Oh and by the way you had part of the address wrong. One of the numbers was off. maybe that is why it took so long to get here. Or maybe it didnt really matter, i dont know... but its a good thing you sent another one just to be on the safe side.

Hna Jones. I got your letter! WHAT!?!?!?! You ended your experience so suddenly like it was noooo big deal!?!?

Well, that is all i have got for now. Sorry my letters just keeping getting more lame. Have a great week!!!

Hna Payne

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hola familia! Its me again, Hna Payne!

Today is our pday because yesterday was a holiday. Thats sooo sad
because im sure everything was open yesterday. We never have time to
do anything because of the siesta. Oh well, what can you do. Today we
went and got our hair cut. I know, we are sooo exciting. She did a
cleansing thing that took out all the dirt, grease, and shampoo. My
hair feels soooooo clean! I think the shampoo and conditioner that i
use are really cheap so it doesnt do a lot for my hair. I dont know what my problem is.

I heard about Chile and the problems it was causing for people. I also
heard about the family of this kid. That is really sad. As far as I
know the andrews got here. I havent seen them. I dont know that I will
either. Im sure they just left my package in the office. Speaking of
the office. I had to go into Resistencia on Thursday to do something
for my visa. Well, with the luck that I have it just happend to be the
day that all the missionaries that were about to leave were in the
office as well. So I got to see the hna Runyan!!!! It was sooooooo
good to see her! She told me about all that had gone on in her area
since I left. They had 2 little girls get baptized of an inactive
member that is going again. The ward has really helped her come back.

Margarita.... well she defininetly wont be getting married. Her
husband is a snake. And he wont leave. He difinitely puts on a show
for us. She still doesnt have a testimony.. but likes going to church.
She wants to pay tithing and everything. She said that she is waiting
for God to remember her. Hearing her stories just makes me sooooooo
thankful for the gospel. I know with out a doubt the protection that
it has for us if we will just live it. I always knew the gospel was
true and loved it. But now it just has a new meaning in my life. If
only i could explain to yall in words... even then i think my words
would sound a bit hallow. But I love, love , love the gospel and this
work. Im sooo grateful the Lord has given me this oportunity to really
learn about others, myself, the gospel, and a million other things.

Well I love, love, love yall! Have a great week!

Hna Payne

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hola familia its me again, hna Payne! Another week has come and gone..
time just goes faster and faster and that just means its time to write
again. Eh.. im about done with writing. i know yall are too. I told
you all i give full permission not to write. I will of course send in
my few lines because it is required =)

This week.... well we had stake conference yesterday. It was
broadcasted in Buenos Aires with Elder Packer in charge. Well it was
all great and dandy until the power went out. Lame! It was out for
about 30 minutes and then came back on. Magarita and her neighbor were
there. The husband was selling food. The daughter isnt interested, and
the son we have never really talked too. I wouldnt really call them
progressing in this moment. Hopefully something will change this week.

Transfers are tomorrow. Who knows what will happen. There are a few
hermanas leaving but no new ones come, and we already have hnas with
out companions. Today is Hna Runyans last pday. Weird. It doesnt feel
like other people exist if im not there with them.. so it feels like
she will stay in resistencia. Ignorance is bliss =)

Today for pday we called president for permission to leave our area to
go and take pictures. Its kind of a rainy and yucky day but who knows
what will happen next week so we are going anyways.

Kelsie HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Sorry i forgot to tell you last monday!

Dad HAPPY FATHERS DAY yesterday! Again, sorry i forget last monday!


Okay well im out of time!!!!! I love, love, love yall!

Love, hna Payne