ARGENTINA COMODORO RIVADAVIA SPANISH SPEAKING MISSION
Hey Dad!! :D Things are going great here. We found a new investigator and placed a baptisimal date for him in January. We also had a conference with our president in trelew. We found out that they´re going to be changing things up a bit. For example, in the planners we have 11 key indicators (Baptisms confirmations, invest. that came to church, etc.) Now there are only 4. Bapt. Conf. People who come less active plus invest. and contacting) I´m anxious to see how this goes haha.
I found out about skype and how that Works. It´s easy and free to créate an account. since it´s on your ipad it probably allready created it. Skype is free if you have the camera and the microphone. I´m pretty sure the ipad has the microphone and all that. I´ve created my account and my username is kolton.elmer and my password is txn2n2sp. From there it´s almost like Facebook. you can add my contact information to the contacts list and then all you need to do is click the call button and i will answer. This is what my companion told me.
It is better for me to do Skype the 26th at 10:00 in the morning Argentine time so for you guys it will be at 7:00 AM ´There´s a bigger rush to do skype on the 25th and 24th so it will be better to do it on the 26th. Sadly there are no Apple computers in the cyper cafes so it looks like skype is our only option.
Español es bien. Estoy aprendiendo un monton pero yo tengo mucho mas para aprender. Es algo muy diferente para tener un compañero que no habla ingles. Yo veo mucho progreso cada dia. Espero que yo aprenda mucho mas.
(Spanish is good. I´m learing a lot but I have a lot more to learn. It´s very different having a companion that doesn´t speak english. I see a lot of progress every day. I hope that I can learn more.)
Sometimes it´s difficult to understand but as my thought process has changed to think in spanish, it´s started to come a lot quicker.
My comp, Elder Fernández is from Columbia and he loves soccer and a lot of other different sports. He only has 7 months in the misión which isn´t much.
I can´t wait to hear and see you guys on the 26th Have a fantastic Christmas.
Elder Kolton Elmer
This week has been different having a new companion. But we are able to talk and go back and forth. Elder Fernández is super capo (Cool) He´s really into sports. Especially soccer. Maybe one pday he´ll have to teach me a few moves :D The first night though was the most silent night of my life! :-I We didn´t talk very much. As the days went by we started to become better friends. Columbians are big flirts xD haha you should see him with the hermanas xD hahaha The best part is I Understand almost everything they´re saying xD. Especially when they were talking about slang and stuff xD. He always teaches me something new everyday. Sorry if my english is worse tan last week xD Can you see a difference xD?
OH OH OH OH OH I sent dad an email telling him about skype and stuff. I said the wrong time!! I will skype you guys at 12:00 Argentina time on the 26th of december. So for you guys it will be at 9:00 or so. I sent all of the details to dad´s email. About skype, if you want to have the shins over. since they´re pretty much family xD hahaha I would like to see them as well. :D
What songs are they all playing? :D When we skype you´ll have to have them show me!! :D When we skype on the 26th :D That sounds like a cool arangement I would have love to have Heard it. That makes me happy that you guys thought of me during that :D
That makes me so happy to hear about the weding and everything. :D :D Families truly are for the eternities. It wouldn´t be heaven without all those I love and care about :D
I can´t wait to see you guys on the 26th ;) ;) ;) See you really soon :D :D :D
Con todo el amor y un feliz navidad
Elder Kolton Elmer
p.s. I haven´t gotten around to trying it yet but I will let you know as soon as I do ;)