Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Crying over Wal-mart glazed donuts

Hola Todos!                                                                            
Well while you’re freezing, I’m burning up, but it’s all good! I’ve always liked the heat more than the cold anyway, so I’m happy! As long as the members give us juice, I’m ok.
It’s funny because Tang is a huge thing here. They all buy little Tang packets and literally have it all of the time. I think it’s because the water is so bad they like covering it up, but it tastes good. I just think it is funny because before, I never really thought of tang.
It’s been an event filled week with an apostolic visit, a baptism in the district, and an open chapel. All of that added together means that we really just didn’t have a lot of time to work in our area this week, but we all feel spiritually charged and ready to go.
Elder Russell M. Nelson of the 12 Apostles came and spoke to us on Thursday, and what a visit that was! It made this an awesome week.  His wife also addressed us, as well as Elder Zeballos of the seventy and his wife. We all left feeling spiritually uplifted and ready to work. Elder Nelson mentioned many things in his talk, and many specific statements he made seemed to be specifically meant for me. We were also able to shake his hand and meet him personally. His wife’s talk really stood out to me. She talked of our pre-mortal life and what we did before we were born and the promises we made too. It really changes my perspective.
With all of this, it only strengthened my testimony that prophets and apostles are still called by God today. They lead us and help us with our very personal challenges in life. What a blessing it is to be here serving the Lord.
It was also a great opportunity because all 248 missionaries in our mission were able to attend and we were able to eat lunch together. It was great seeing so many friends from literally all over the world, be at the same place at the same time. It helped me realize how great of a mission we have. 
And to make things better, we went into Wal-Mart today and they sell Donuts there! Like real glazed donuts! Never thought that I would cry about food, but it happened!
As far as exciting adventures, I was able to see downtown La Plata this week.  It is a beautiful city and a lot different than Buenos Aires. There’s a giant Cathedral in the middle that is down right stunning, and many European style buildings. Truly a great place to be! Around town many of the wooden posts or electric posts are painted white with either a red or blue stripe in the middle.  These indicate the favorite soccer team in the area. There are two major soccer teams in La Plata. Estudiantes de La Plata, and Gimnasia. Estudiantes is Red and has a lion as a mascot, and Gimnasia is Blue with a wolf for a mascot. That’s why you will see a lot of wolves and lions painted on the walls because they represent these two teams in La Plata. So the electric posts also follow this same pattern. Kinda fun don’t you think?
Thank you for all of your prayers and for all of the support! I know the Savior lives and loves each of us. He has a plan, all we need to do is trust him, and do what he has told us to do, and we will all be happy in the end.
Thanks for everything!
Elder Chipman

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