How are all of you? I hope you are all well.
You´ll have to remember to watch the TV program in between conference sessions because they are doing a thing about the MTC there too. I might be on it, I know for sure that Elder Forkey from my MTC District is. That´s crappy about BYU, oh well, Sweet 16 is pretty good. I can´t believe it´s snowing there still. Mom I still haven´t gotten your package. Let´s just say that the Argentine mail system is less than efficient. I should get it in the next week or so hopefully.
This week has been a pretty good one for the area. Things are starting to turn around in Portezuelo. We are now able to get into doors where a few weeks ago we weren´t. We are also just now seeing the results of some of our work a couple of weeks ago when we thought nothing was happening in the area. People are walking up to us left and right that we contacted a few weeks ago. It just goes to show that work you do doesn´t always produce immediate results. Our numbers were almost doubled from last week to this week so that´s good news.
We have also started English classes, we only had one person come but a lot of people here are interested in learning. Argentines are interesting people. They are pretty prideful in the fact that they are Argentine, but I think a lot of them are jealous in what we have. I don´t know that´s a personal observation.
We are still working with Stella and Miguel. Life is pretty complicated with them right now though. They are fighting a lot and they just moved their store from their house to another place down the street. They have stopped coming to church and don´t really have a desire to get married anymore. They are lacking in the faith area. Sometimes I just want to shake them, but things that are completely obvious to us aren´t to them. That´s where patience comes into play I guess. President Northcutt said that the church down here is equivelent to what it was in the states 100 years ago. They are still learning, a lot of the members struggle with things too. It´s not uncommon to see them in a bakery buying stuff a few minutes before church starts. We are just praying the Stella and Miguel gain the faith to continue on. We have been blessed a lot with really great investigators this week though. One of them read half of the Book of Mormon in like 2 weeks. So things in the area are turning around.
Wow this is the hardest thing that I´ve ever had to do. Through all of the hard times that I´ve had though I know one thing. I know without a doubt that this is God´s church and that Joseph Smith restored it. I know that without a doubt, this knowledge and the help of great people are the only things that have gotten me through this experience. I am so gratful for a family that taught me these things. I just want to say thank you to all of you. I love you.
Love, Hermana Wendy Evans