Elder Carter's Argentinian Mission

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Welcome to Tucuman (again!)

May30

Transfer day again…kind of…

Elder Loughmiller received an emergency transfer. He left for Salta yesterday to be the new office elder over finances (they always get transferred early so they can receive training before transfers). That leaves the three of us . . . working two different cities. I am a little bit stressed out – but I am excited at the same time. I’m stressed because we need to maintain twice as many people in half of the time which comes out to four times as much work – instantly. I am excited because the last trio that I was in was an awesome experience and I know that it will be the same this time. We will just have to see what happens!

Anyway, I haven’t sent pictures of Tucuman yet (oops!) so I decided that I should do another batch picture email. I hope that you don’t mind . . . anyway, here goes nothing!
Pepitos!
This was a great find! You’ll be surprised to know that peanut butter is very rare here and less then 1% of the population has tasted it. There are a couple of candies with peanut cream, but that is about it. When I saw this, I had to buy it. They are Chips Ahoy! brand cookies filled with . . . PEANUT BUTTER! Awesome.

Last week we went to San Javier. I had already been there once, but it was at the very beginning of my mission. Needless to say, we were all really excited. When we got there, this is what we saw . . .

Under Construction

It turns out that it was under construction. I don’t know exactly what they are going to do, but it looks like they are just renovating the base.

At the construction site

Here I am with my companion on the construction site.

Eye Single

Afterward, my companion took a picture of me as I was looking at the statue. This reminds me of Doctrine and Covenants section 4 “an eye single to the glory of God.” =D

Our District

This is our district (from left to right): Elder Muñoz, Elder Michaelson, Elder Montaño, Me, Elder Loughmiller, Elder Serón (Yes, everyone has funny names. I like it.)

At the construction site

Here I am admiring the statue with my companion. It reminds me of when I was first here with my trainer!

We can fly!

And . . . the day wouldn’t be complete without one of these. Yippee!

Complete

Speaking of complete . . . that is what this is called. Normally, they aren’t this big but Elder Serón was really excited (it’s from Chile and would be like me eating peanut butter). To turn a hot dog into a complete you need to add mashed avocado (like unseasoned guacamole). If you’re wondering how he is going to pick it up . . . I was wondering the same thing. It turns out that it broke and so we just cut it into pieces and ate it. It was really good though!

Home Sweet Home

This is where we live. Don’t get too excited though . . . we live in an apartment around back. We have a couple of windows, but you can’t see any of them here.

Goodbye Loughmiller

Here we are right before Elder Loughmiller left. We were a great group and I am going to miss him . . . until I see him at BYU next year. It’s a small world after all!

Trunky Papers

And last, but not least [. . .drumroll. . .] my “Trunky Papers”! The dreaded yet sweet letter marking your death-date. Mine? Tuesday September 6, 2011*. See you soon!

As always . . . have an amazing week, continue improving every day, and keep being awesome! Just remember, life is great!

Love,
Elder Carter

* I will be going to Salta Monday the 5th to have my interview. On September 6th I will be flying to Buenos Aires and then we usually board an overnight flight for the United States arriving on Thursday, September 7th, 2011.

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