Its so crazy to me how fast these weeks go. Guys. Im already half way done with the MTC. Where did the time go?? We went to the temple last week on Pday and we are going again today in the afternoon. It was cool to go to a session in Spanish. Confusing, but it was good. The Buenos Aires is so beautiful. We also went proselyting last week and that went surprisingly well for me not knowing Spanish or never going out on the streets teaching the gospel haha. I definitely need to work on my Spanish, and I am praying that I can learn it and have the gift of tongues. Its super important to remember here that you have to have patience with yourself and not compare yourself to others. Its hard, but the power of prayer is exactly that. Powerful. Not too much happened this week, but it was a really good week! My district all gets along really well, and we have really good teachers. One of my
We have been playing soccer like every day and yesterday when we were playing, two latinos came in and started playing and they are so crazy good. Soccer is seriously huge here. You wouldnt believe it. My teacher told us that last time Argentina won the world cup, everyone was just crying on the streets and everyone was silent on the bus and everything for like two weeks haha. But we think that they are going to win this time. We are going proselyting this Saturday, but if Argentina wins the world cup, we are going Friday. Our Pdays even change according to the world cup haha.
Oh! Proselyting. So, they basically just dropped a few of us off in different places in Argentina and said, okay, go preach the gospel! Haha. Crazy. So my companion and I, and 3 Elders (a trio), got dropped on in a little area, and we brought lunches with us, so we found a place to sit (which was on the ground) and it was so crazy to me what my life is like now! I was just sitting on the ground in Argentina eating my lunch about to go tell people about the gospel. Anyway, we finished our lunch and then the elders went to their specific area and my companion and I were off on our own! We started walking down the street and we had no clue what to do. We would pass by people saying, ¡Hola! ¿Cómo esta? And then we would keep walking because we dint know how to start up a conversation. So we did that for a while and then we passed by some girls and they said, Hello! And we were like do you speak english? And she was like no haha. They could just tell that we were two white girls walking down the street in Argentina.
It was funny, we would just be walking down the street and the people in the cars driving past us would just stare at us. Apparently we stood out. A lot. Anyway, we talked to those 3 girls and asked them about their life, and then asked them about their religious background and taught them a super short lesson about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon and we ended up handing out 2 Book of Mormons to them. It was really cool to actually share the gospel. We talked to a few more people, went into some stores, bought a few dulce de leche (caramel) snacks (pastries, icecream, and hot chocolate), and we handed out one more Book of Mormon to a lady that worked in the icecream place. I feel privileged to be handing out Book of Mormons. One guy (that I think had a kid) came up to me and asked me for my number...and Im pretty sure he was like 40, and I was like my companion has the number. And we gave him the number to the MTC haha. (Thats the number we are supposed to give out). It was definitely and interesting experience.
Oh. And the driving here is insane. People will do whatever they want. They will go through red lights, not stay in their lanes, get like an inch close to other cars, I even saw one car bump another car when he was trying to get out of parallel parking haha. Its just crazy. And a little girl that we talked to was just juggling in front of a huge truck while they were stopped at a red light. So scary! We talked to her and her little sister. She was 14 and her sister was 9. Her little sister was making fun of how white my companion and I were. Because we kept saying no comprende haha.
Anyway, this week went really well and Im excited for this upcoming week and the rest of my MTC experience! Thank you all for your prayers and support! Love you!
Hermana Jacqueline Wiscombe