Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spring is Here!

¿Como andan familia? This week has been good and the weather is perfect. I love the spring weather and I don´t want it to get any hotter. jaja, I am going to die this summer!!

As far as my investigators go, Fabiana and Omar, the hippie couple are doing well and we started goals with them to stop smoking. They love it when we come over and always have something for us to eat. ONe thing about Argentine families, every time you enter their house they ask you if you want something to drink and usual pull out cookies or crackers or something to eat. This week we were at a lady´s house and she really has nothing. She gave money to here daughter to go buy us some cookies so we could have something to eat, I know that they don´t have money and it is hard to accept there service sometimes. After talking to this lady for about an hour about our church, she told us she new sister missionaries once, and then she pulled out a picture of her BAPTISM!! We were shocked that she was baptized, but she never went back to the church after. We had a good laugh over that one. Also, one other funny story, that I am sure I will be known throughout the mission for. We were tracting with another Hermana from Argentina, so there were three of us. We knocked a door and a large man answered the door. We explained who we are and then in he said in a stern voice, "Son Yankees?" which is a rude way of saying are you North Americans? My first reaction was to shake my head no, because I was scared. Haha, then my companion said, well I´m not and she isn´t, pointing to the other Hermana, but she is, and pointed to me! During this time I was in the process of shaking my head no, haha, I was caught!! I don´t know what I was thinking. THe man then said, well then girls, no thank you. Then he slammed the door. We practically peed our skirts right outside his door because we couldn´t believe what had just happened.

Things with Jessica have been really hard this week. Things in her life this week have been falling apart but we had a good lesson with her on Saturday to get her ready for her Confirmation on Sunday. When we went to go pick her up her X answered the door and told us she will not be coming today. We called her phone later to see if she was ok, he answered and chewed us out. Telling us that we are ruining his life and that we don´t need to call ever again. So we are praying really hard in what we need to do with this situation. I just hope that Jessica and her children are ok.

This morning the Etchebest family called me to tell me that Mattias had a really good visit with my family last night. I am glad to hear it. Isn´t he awesome? I just love their family. Yesterday after lunch at there house the Bishop pulled out his guitar and we sung hymns and Folklore tunes of Latin America. He is amazing and has been in many bands. He always wants me to sing for him. But i love it. THey are like family to me. Yesterday I felt like I was at home.

One word of news, they have stopped all Pouch mail to all missions. So you will not be able to send mail through Salt Lake to me. Please use the address that you use for my packages with a 98 cent stamp. THanks!

Mom and Dad, Happy anniversary this week! I am so grateful especially right now for the covenants you made it the temple many years ago. I love bearing testimony everyday that I know my family will be together again.

Hope your day is the best! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO, I love you more!
Hermana Kjar

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Opposition In All Things

¿Como andan familia y amigos? This week has been good but I can tell you that Satan really does not want these Saints to be baptized. Everything with Jessica has gone wrong. She wasn´t smoking until the day before her baptism and so we had to move her baptism to next Saturday. She needed to come to church in order to get baptized, but Atonio, her X, wouldn´t allow it! All of her family is now against her, exept her children. WE have been trying to express that this is all Satan. We have been talking a lot about Jose Smith and his challenges and we also watched Legacy. She loves hearing the history of the church. She really does want to be baptized but Satan is working so hard against her. Everytime we have a baptism or someone who has a date, everything in their live is turned upside down. But hopefully in the next couple of weeks she will be baptized for real.

Good news, we have found a couple that is progressing rapidly. There names are Omar and Fabiana. They are kind of hippies that make stuff out of rabbit fur and sell it. They are so funny and they love having us over. But they need to get married and stop smoking. I hope everything works out for them. THey came to church yesterday and everyone was really accepting of them. We are working on building relationships with the ward right now. That is a problem in our ward, we aren´t united and no one really wants to help us or feed us. We taught a lesson on Sunday about Missionary work and told them that they are our only family that we have and they need to help us out. We had more people come make appointments with us. Hopefully it will work out. This Sunday is transfers and I think me and my companion will remain together, but who knows. Family, I am excited to here the good news of everybody. So do I understand correctly, Luke and Becca are expecting also????????? If so, Congratu -freakin-lations!!!! (that one was for you Lukie) That is so exciting. Well I am glad my service as a missionary has helped my brothers out in their endevors for a family. When me and Danner are both out, we will be popping em out of everywhere! Maybe Mom??? haha, jk, that is really way incredible though. I have been thinking about Katie a lot, and I am glad to here that they are doing better. Mom and Dad, congrats on your bike riding, I could tell you have lost some weight in the pics that Kevin sent me. That will help you out immensely!! The reunion looked so fun, looks like you have everyone there!! What a blessing.

Mom the son of my bishop is in Utah and is going to visit the Edgeley´s sometime in the next week, his name is Mattias and I see him a lot. I think he is planning on stopping by to visit my family. So keep an eye out. If you can send with him, a packet of mix for chocolate chip cookies, syrup, and a shirt that says BYU on it, my companion wants one. Look in the black bag in my closet for one, also look for my black jacket in there, it has red interior. THank you so much for everything, I am so grateful for your support, I can´t wait for my package. I still haven´t gotten your first package. Did you send one? Oh and could you tell me who I have for Christmas? I have ideas and I want to start now. Also mom, I need you to check on my bank account. I think I need money. I lost my mission card, so I have had to use some of my own money for now.The Lord is becoming my best friend and I love helping others find Christ and the Lord. My favorite thing is bearing my testimony everyday and it doesn´t matter that most of the people don´t want to talk to us.

Love you so much!!!

Hermana Kjar