¡Buena semana, mi familia!¡Todo bien, acá!
Elder Trent Sellers :)
Trent's answers to some questions from Mom:
Ah, and real quick, momma, I'm sorry for having to take so much out of my account recently! This first month here is going to be rough financially since we have to spend so much on bus rides and transportation, and bike repairs. Our trips are reimbursable, but our receipts only get to Conce once every month with the zone leaders! I'm going to take more money out today to help me get through the money and to cover bike repairs when I take it in. That could come out to $20.000 or so! Got to fix it up, though.- Nutella (I had to leave a lot in Conce, dang it!)- PEANUT BUTTER- customizable stamper (one of the missionaries had one at home --- it would be so cool to be able to stamp our passalongs with our names and number!)- spacebags (one of mine broke over cambios and those have saved me!! Thanks for suggesting them so much, momma.. ;) )- Pilot G2 pensAhh, I thought of some things for the next package! ;) ...Thanksgiving isn't the same here, but we ARE having a Halloween party that us missionaries are in charge of ON Halloween! Christmas we usually spend with la familia Cárcamo (the Branch President's family), but they are going to be leaving the branch real soon and there will be some big changes. We shall see! It will be so cool being here in the campo for Christmas!Elder Mariano and I are good friends! We're having fun working together. He's crazy and almost always up beat. It's so cool having a Brazilean companion! I'll probably be here for six months. It's especially a trend here in Longavi, with the callings that we hold as missionaries.We do our laundry when the others aren't haha, and we hang our clothes on lines that he have inside the house!We get mail here regularly every month. The zone leaders go to Conce the beginning of every month for Consejo with President, and they bring the mail with them from the office. It'll take longer to get here, but it'll get here. ;)We are good on meals! The Relief Society President (wife of our Branch President) organizes lunches and we are fed every day by members, save P-Day. The mission gives each of us about $35.000 pesos Chilenos to give to the branch to help members with the costs of lunch.In the house we have a gas stove-top oven (finally an oven! --- we didn't have one in Conce!), a microwave, a refrigerator, and an electric container to heat up water.
|Welcome to Longavi!|
That's the entrance to the pueblo!! I got pictures by those two guys last week but they were deleted from my card by the virus!! I'll get some more by those guys this week! ;)
|Bicis, campo, y los Andes|
Mi bici, y mi basura por el momento jaja.
This bike has a lot of problems, and I have to take it to get it fixed!
|Bautismo de Gladys|
|¡Los misioneros de Rama Longavi!|
Fishing in Chile (thinking of you, Uncle Bob!)
How's that for a mountain?! I think of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit when I see it, thinking of the Misty Mountain.