Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 26, 2015

So this week was also pretty cool because on Tuesday we had a special zone activity in which we made sugar cookies and also played some party games. Then President came with his family to tour the whole mission. On that day they went to every zone for 30 minutes and shared a short message to us about Christmas and then sang for us and then gave us presents.

Christmas party and gifts!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dec. 12th, 2015


So this week has been pretty fun because transfers are on Monday! We have been working pretty hard getting everything done for transfers and stuff for president too. One thing we did do differently is that I did exchanges with the zone leaders on Thursday. It was super cool being able to be out working all day and talking with everyone. It was also super hot so I got a nice tan (burn). But it was super fun. We walked around for about 3 hours contacting people trying to find plans and then some appointments fell through, then at the end of the day around 6:30 we started to have some lessons and it was a super amazing feeling testifying that what we share is true. The rest of the week was kinda boring, so there is not much to say. The Transfers are super cool because president is basically changing the whole mission around and we are getting 24 new missionaries to the mission. Then in January when I leave the mission will receive 30 new missionaries. The mission is growing and is super young and I kinda wish I could stay to train some of the new missionaries but I guess my time is almost up.

I also got Elder Penaia Teo´s last letter today and it was a little sad because he already ends and I still have a transfer left, but he sounded like the mission was really great for him and he learned and changed a lot. So Daniel is coming back to give his homecoming talk? That´s pretty cool! I bet it will be a special day. So I will also put up the Christmas decorations from last Christmas and send you a picture of it. Thank you for all your love a support and.....

Have a great week!

Elder Giles

Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7th, 2015

Hey Mom,

Why are you so trunky? hahaha! I hope that in the homecoming party there will only be empanadas and milanesas! hahaha! just kidding. I really hope I don´t have to write an essay because it would be terrible. I think I would just have to write about gospel topics and the Argentine culture. So actually it could go well! hahaha. So when does Daniel get back? It thought he was getting back like at the beginning of December and then going straight to school? Did something change? or did he extend his mission? I guess that would be cool to speak together but I think we´ll have to do like a 2 hour long sacrament meeting because we´ll have so much to talk about. Also, When does the new Star Wars movie come out? It sounds super awesome!

So this week was pretty different. On Monday we had a district activity where we watched frozen ( because I had not seen it) then we played soccer and ate pizza. We were playing and I passed the ball to my comp but he is a little bit of a klutz in soccer so he stepped onto the ball wrong and fell on his hands but it was funny because in the act of falling he did like a half worm move, but he still scrapped up his hands pretty bad.

Then on Tuesday we had a normal day and had a great lesson with the Sanchez Family. Also their 14 year old daughter loves church so we took her to church on Sunday. Then on Wednesday I did companion exchanges with the elders in the area El Triangulo and I was with Elder Márquez who is from Mexico. Then on Thursday I went on splits with the other office elders and we went to capital in Buenos Aires to go get my package and so I tagged along because they had some appointments and things to do there. I can see now why president doesn´t want us to receive packages because it was a big hassle to get them. I was at the place for almost 3 hours just to get my package. But it was cool because the Elders from the Buenos Aires East mission showed up and they had come to pick up 22 packages for their missionaries. So I had some company and I helped them out a little so it was cool. Then we also went to the area offices and then we came back here.

On Friday my companion had to do paperwork for his visa so I went on splits again and it was pretty crazy and then halfway through the day we switched again and then the weather changed on us. In the morning it was hot and the sun was out then in the afternoon it rained super hard for about 20 mins and then the sun came out again. all in all it was a fun week.

Have a great week!

Elder Giles

Heather received this letter last week from the mission office secretary, Sis. Mitchell:

Sister Giles,

I am the mission Secretary and I have the privilege of working with your son in the offices. He is an outstanding missionary who loves what he is doing. I could tell the first time I met him, he was a good, hard worker. He had proved to be an excellent office Elder and has been able to help me on so many ways. He is very smart with our computers and can answer any question about them. He is very pleasant to be around and it has been a pleasure to get to know him. I hope he has enjoyed working with Elder Mitchell and myself. We sure were blessed to get 40 wonderful missionaries from the West mission, and they have really been a blessing for us. Thanks for sharing your son with us and we will take good care of him for 1 more transfer.

Have a great day.

Hermana Mitchell

Secretario, Mision Argentina Buenos Aires Sur