Aaron: hi mom
Mom: HEY!!! How was your first week as a "regular" missionary? Hows the new comp and area? tell me all about it!!
Aaron: Turrialba is super beautiful.. I haven´t been carrying my camera because I forgot my umbrella in my last área, but i´m going to take more now.. today I took a bunch. When I´m on the bus from here to Cartago It´s SOO Beautiful, you can see all the valley and it´s amazing. My comp´s pretty cool, we get along well.
Mom: so are you at an internet cafe in Turrialba? or do you have to go to Cartago to use the internet? How big is Turrialba? What's the ward like? is it a ward or a branch?
|from paintball district pday activity|
Sad for no general but I understand :(
So is your apartment at a members house too? Are you doing ok? Sounds like the area is beautiful!
Aaron: Yeh! We live above the members, they super awesome. I have an ingrown toenail, and Itried to pul t out and cut it but think I just made it worseb not sure.. I´t was bloody and pusy before and it´sstill like that, so who knows haa
Pull it out and put a piece of brown paper bag (like grocery sack kind) between it and your skin on the edge where it's ingrown - put lots of neosporin or use hydrogen peroxide on it maybe to kill the infection? which toe is it? a big toe or a smaller one?
Glad you are liking the new area - try to set an example so you guys can be blessed :)
Do you have a cook in this area? or does anyone do your laundry? Have you eaten with any of the members? What kind of things have you had to eat?
|I think this was the bishop in Aaron's ward|
Aaron: No we dont have a cook. Someone does our laundry. We eat with members a lot. I´ve been given normal food. I ask them for rice and beanshahaha because Ilikeit.
Mom: that's kinda of funny since many missionaries are like NO rice and beans - but my kid - bring'em on baby :)
Are you doing ok then? Your messages are so short - is it just because the keyboard is bad on your computer you are using or are you upset with me?
Aaron: No it´s cuz I type adit cuts ot like half theletters so t bugs me
is it a computer or is it an ipad?
Probably has a virus!!
Aaron: It´s a computer, but I think it´s just super slow
|This is the family he spent Christmas eve with - Skyped from their house.|
Aaron: Theres a couple and their son, the couples waiting to get divorced and married to be baptized and we going t o work to baptize the son and anoth couple that needs to get married but are kind of poor.. butthey didnt come to church thisweek.they have like 5 times of having gone bt avent beencomingande´re not surewhy.. so we´l see.. but we found 18 new investigatorsthis week to see we findsoe good ones
|New companion Elder Martines =)|
|cost of taxi ride from San Jose to Cartago|
Mom: cool - well hopefully you will see some success in this new area.
You mentioned last week that maybe you might train next transfer - that would be cool! How long is this transfer time frame for? Do you know when the next transfers are?
|view from his apartment I think|
Aaron: I think I just about haveto go mom, I love you and dadso much. Hve a good day andweekan dI´m going to try and tak tons f phoos his wek, and righ ow i´m puti phots on dropbox
|close up of what is out that window above!|
Mom: wow! that will be awesome!! so you will have 2 big events this month!! pretty cool!! Will the mission broadcast then take the place of a zone meeting? Would i recognize any of names of people in your district?
Mom: ok Aaron - have a great week! I'm glad you are doing well in your new area!! Work hard - enjoy your time there! LOVE YOU tons!!!
Aaron: Elde Colindres, who was in my firstzoe as zone leadr, h was cool from Guatemala. Eldr Barben who came wih me and was my DL in my firs zone is my zne leader here. Elder Adams and Macias the assistants ar in tis zone. And lots of sisters that Iknow
|messy new apartment|
|you can see the volcano to the left|