Sunday, August 10, 2014

Culturally satisfied, but we won't go back!

Well, how’s it going?                       

It’s been another beautiful week in Adrogué! Its still technically winter but its been beautiful and sunny all week, so its been very enjoyable!

Today is my companion’s Birthday, so, we decided that we wanted to try an authentic Argentinean Parilla, which is a restaurant that specifies in meat! We went and ordered a big platter for all of the missionaries in our district to share. When the food came it was filled with sausage, beef, chicken, and to our surprise, other things.... We finished off the normal foods pretty quickly, so we were left to experiment with what was left. The first weird things to go was the Blood Sausage, this is actually pretty typical in Argentine Cuisine. It is, well, a sausage with thickened blood in it, honestly, not too bad. Next was what we think was a braid of intestines. A little chewy and it was not on my list of favorites to say the least. After that, the other participants in the dinner became less adventurous.  About half of us tried the big, dense, black thing in the middle. We never figured out what it was, but our guesses were either heart or liver. That was followed with what we concluded was just fried fat. Then there was something that I don’t even want to know what it was. In the end, we are full, culturally satisfied, and I don’t know if we will ever go back....

As far as teaching goes, the Bustamantes brought their two grandchildren to church the other day. They enjoyed the meetings and primary! We hope that their parents will let us teach them soon! Other than that,  we knocked on a lot of doors this week, and honestly, at night, people don’t usually let you in. We are still looking for a family, but we might have potential with one we tracked into, time will tell though!

So I guess that the theme of this week is just being tired. It’s been a super busy ! We had a lot of materials to deliver, and stuff like that. We went all the way to capital only to find out that the mail was on strike, so we had to return all of the way back! Man, that was a pain! But overall, life is good. We still run every morning and it gets me up in the morning, but there is no escaping the afternoon slumps. Man it gets old sometimes in the afternoon after spending all day at the computer! Anyway, that’s all I have to say for this week! I have a feeling the upcoming week has a lot of the same planned, but I hope to sleep better, we’ll have to see what happens! I’m just plunking along in the office, getting what I need to get done, done, and trying to make people happy ( probably the hardest part). But it’s all good anyway. 

I know that Christ lives! He is with us en every moment of our lives, rooting us on! He will never forsake us, and he always has his arm extended to help us change and follow his example. I love being a missionary and feeling the way I do everyday!

That’s all for this week! Love you all!

Elder Chipman

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