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Elder Jordan Carlson

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Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Hot in Uruguay!

My awesome tan line!

That’s really cool about the Sister Palmer’s mom [note from mom:  this is our neighbor’s 91 year old mother who was baptized last Saturday], in fact,  I do know her because I was the Palmer’s home teacher and we taught a few lessons with her there! I might just have to count that as my first baptism –ha ha!
That is so awesome about Kylie getting close to turning in her mission papers, you will have to keep me posted!

I haven’t got the box yet but I should get it this next p day for sure, it’s kind of a process to get the boxes and ship them out to the missionaries. I hope you put real Propel in the box too.

I got a letter from Taylor Mearns, one of my college friends.  He is in Minnesota speaking Hmong.

A Uruguayan Sunset

Anyway, Uruguay is doing great! It was actually a pretty nice week up until yesterday and today, it’s hot! Right now we are in the cyber just dripping with sweat. Olga and Alfredo are doing really really well. They are straight up gold, we taught the word of wisdom and tithing this week, two of the hardest commandments and it just went over peachy. First off they don’t smoke do drugs or drink, they drink tea sometimes and Olga drinks coffee, but those are all easy things and olga has already given it up. We found out the other day that Alfredo drinks wine with his lunch sometimes but it shouldn’t be an issue. Tithing we had to teach without Alfredo because he was out working, but Olga was fine and understood and everything. I can’t really foresee any problems with them, we are going to baptize them this Saturday.  Oh, and they already have tons of friends in our branch.

Oribe is a different story, he is super smart and really fun to teach, but he has a typical evangelical attitude, every church is good and it doesn’t matter which one you go to. we had a really good lesson about the Book of Mormon because he hadn’t been reading.  It brought out a few doubts he has which is good. We won’t be baptizing him very soon, but he still has a lot of potential, right now what is killing us is his work schedule is really messed up. We will see. Hopefully the baptism of Olga and Alfredo will animate him.

We also found a few nuevos contacting yesterday, a few of them could turn out really good, we will have to see.

Storm clouds

So this morning we played soccer with most of our zone and a few members. It was fun but we are all really tired now. Almost every church has a soccer/basketball court that is fully enclosed by nets. It’s really nice. I’m not sure what we will do the rest of the day, probably go get some food, write letters, rest, and then go out to work at 6pm. 

I guess that’s all for now.  Thanks for all the love, prayers, and support.

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