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Monday, December 30, 2013

December 30, 2013 Formosa, Argentina

Reinna wearing her stylish hat and her companion Hermana Valerio

Well a lot seems to have happened since we last spoke...Christmas day! Nope word on the street is that my mission used to be extremely disobediente so we aren´t allowed to spend holidays with families. We have to be in the apartment at 8 because everyone is way drunk. I am now in barrio 4 now, not rama parque. Also my companion now is Diana Valerio and my previous one was Leandra Otiniano. 

So who won your games of bowling? i asked around and they don´t have bowling here. Also i have a third companion for the day because her companion had to go to Resistencia. I hardly got any sleep. We received the call that we were getting another companion for the day at 5:30 and well i got up and decided to clean and i gave her my bed, because i am charitable like that:) It was so awesome to see you all!!! It really did reenergize me! And really the end is shockingly close so i need to enjoy it now and then i will back home in no time :) 

My companion and i are doing great and having tons of fun. We are also taking way more photos because i wanna give you something to look at when i get done...i am not quite as pro as you when it comes to taking pictures but i am improving :) Well i am gonna send this your way and i hope you are doing great!!!! I think about you all all the time and i know you are being watched over :) Love you!

haha you know i took that picture with my hat on just for you! I will send more next week if the computer isn´t stupid! Send the family tons of love too! Hey can you tell mom that the red skirt she sent me is fantastic and if she can i would love like two more, but different know thinking of my birthday and all...haha also the v necks are awesome! Thank you for all that you do! I hope you have a great week! I hope you conquer some geneology and find some people! Also tell Connelly how much i love him!!! I seriously pray for him very intently because i know how hard that senior year is, but let him know that if he trusts in the lord and prays like crazy, he will find that it is all doable and the lord will help him through by sending our best buddy the comforter. hey i love you!!!!!!

Hermana Quick

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December 24, 2013 Formosa, Argentina

Where's Reinna instead of Waldo?

I am just excited to see all your faces tomorrow!!!! I kinda had a big eye opener yesterday when i talked to an hermana who is one of my best friends and she told me that her mom passed away Saturday. It was the first time that i can recall when i cried with someone. Normally i awkwardly stand there, but it broke my heart. But it made me think a lot about why i am here and also what is motivating her to keep going. But on a lighter note my week was better. My companion was transferred to Resistencia and i stayed in my area and the other sister training leader is now my companion. We've already had to do an emergency division the other day because we have to help out a companionship. I really am grateful for the opportunity i have to serve the other hermanas! But also my new companion and i were already friends so its been good. She is from Colombia and well, we get along really well. We helped 7 people come to church on Sunday, so that was also super fun and exciting! Well the plan is still on for noon your time tomorrow (Christmas)! We have some members who are letting us use their computer and yep i am sooo pumped to talk to you all!!!!! Tell connelly to enjoy some eggnog for me! Oh so i finally found that famous guarana drink you talk about. yep it is super weird! not sure if i like it yet, but we shall see. i had to buy it in a 2 litro bottle because it was the only one they had. well hey i need to write president, but i love you soooo much! Tell mom to get better, i think i saw a letter from her and i will send her a quick message! Love you!!!!!!!!!! OH So i received the best package in the world yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you soooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hermana Quick

Monday, December 23, 2013

December 16, 2013 Formosa, Argentina

Picture is compliments of a picture I took from President Heyman's Blog from their zone conference last week. 

i started off last week with me and my companion being super sick. my stomach still hasn´t recovered. I'm hoping this week the stomach calms down bit:) 

i went running this morning, it felt great! it was also crazy super hot! my companion ran with me to a plaza close to our house and then she stopped while i ran laps for a few minutes and then we ran back. Running felt super weird because i haven´t done it in so long, but also we have an amigos secretos thing so we bought a gift for someone in our zone. i bought a cool mate cup with the straw. I really need to buy one but there are so many cool ones it is hard to decide. also i bought some treats for some of the hnas in my zone because they are so awesome! I also took a nap today, i am not sure why because i already wake up every morning at 6 but oh
well. so is there snow there? 

Tomorrow we have transfers. I don´t think i will go but it is definitely a possibility.

Yep i didn´t forget!!! feliz cumpeaños! tiene planes por su día muy especial? Por su último cumpleaños hice milanesas...que raro. Por favor coma algo muy rico para mi. De verdad tengo verguenza para hablar contigo esta próxima semana porque hablo como una gringa. He intentado a hablar como una latina pero me di por vencido. Soy una gringa y hablo como una. Espero que tenga un día perfecto y támbien suerte con todos de sus partidos! Vos sos un oficial de diez! yo lo sé! te quiero! y mande mis saludes a mom y connelly y austi! Estoy muy animado para ver todas sus caras y escuchar sus voces! Te quiero!
well dad i have to go, but i love you sooo much! i will skype you next week then, on the 25th at noon your time! I love you sooo much! i hope you have a great birthday and a great week! besitos!

Hermana Quick

Dad's words of comfort back to her:)
Reinna, no te preocupes por tu nivel de español o si pareces gringa. Te quiero igual y soy orgulloso de ti. Eres buenísma mi hija:) Hablarás mejor que mí cuando vuelvas. Disfruta los momentos y no te preocupes de lo que yo pienso de ti. Debes saber que sé que eres lo mejor:) 

Monday, December 9, 2013

December 9, 2013 Formosa, Argentina

(Short one this week, so life must be going great!)

Yay for a visit from Austi!!!!! that should be super fun and that means that i will get to talk to all of you!!! Yay! oh so i totally didn´t know there was a five hour time difference between here and there, i thought it was only like 3:) 

Well my week was pretty good. We had quite a few people at church and my companion and I are working super great together! Let's see...this week i got bit by a bug and my whole leg was swollen! It was intense! It was on my calf and the swelling spread all around my calf, yep it was huge and fat. So the doctor told me to go get some benadryl. The next day i had divisions and i took my benadryl as instructed and i just about fell asleep on my feet! My eyes were literally closing and i was rocking back and forth, yep it was horrible, but it wore off eventually. Lets see the weather has been weird, it goes from one or two days to intense heat and then rain and
then repeat. Today it is gonna rain, but tomorrow it will probably 100 something with gross humidity. Oh we also have transfers next week so that should be interesting, i hope i stay with my companion because we have a rhythm now and well we have moments when we drive each other crazy, but we work well together. Oh they also merged my branch with barrio puerto. it was kinda sad because our attendance had really increased but now we are a ward, and i have to figure out everybody's names! it's like transfers just happened again :)

i love you soooo much!!!! I hope you are doing great and tell the family how much i love them too! Love you!

Hermana Quick

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013 Formosa, Argentina

That is so funny that you had a crazy testimony meeting because i had a doozy! We have a man that is ninety something and he thinks he was transfigured and well i won´t negate that but he announced it in three different hours and he got up and started with i just want you all to know the truth and the counselor of the stake presidency got up to tell him to sit down or bare his testimony and in the mic the old guy went off on him. so he finished his crazy story and well i am so glad the only investigators i had were kids because whoa! The branch president looked over at me with a look that says "whoa this is awkward" and the elders too! It is kinda funny that they kept sending looks my way but the elders and i are close and well our branch president is just like
that, he is super funny. 

Yep on thanksgiving i had divisions with a girl from the states and i totally spaced it! i knew what day it was but i forgot to do anything cool, but i thought of you all a ton! well not that much because i was working. 

This week was crazy! I barely got any sleep at all! i started off one night with bad dreams of every person i taught that never got baptized and then the next night i had to wake up at 4 and go to Resistencia for consejo, which was awesome! i was soooo tired but i learned a ton and i got to see hna Baker which was so cool because six months earlier we were sitting in the exact same room and i had just found out she was my trainer! It was great seeing the other hermanas and i saw hna Hext. She ran to greet me and slid about 4 feet and then her feet flew out from underneath her and she straight up biffed it! She kicked me on the way down, but i felt so bad i didn´t mention that part to her. She is doing really good though and then i got to talk to hna Skirvin. Well although i was exhausted i barely slept at all because i had to present what i had learned at consejo to our zone and i was freaking out! I did fine. i have a skill of hiding my nerves, but i was shaking. It went really well though and our zone made t-shirts and whoa are they low quality our leaders were so mad! But it just makes them more Argentinian. oh and then i ate a kilo of ice cream with hna Young and Stone to celebrate our halfway mark! wooo! It is crazy how fast time flies! The next day it rained like crazy! and well it continued until yesterday and
now it is just as hot again but with crazy humidity! I am soaked in nastiness, but i also went and played basketball with my companion so yep it was toasty! Oh but the other day i received a phone call of a crying hna so we went to the church that night to have inventory with them and when we got there there was also a baptism and the water was overflowing into the room so i grabbed a towel and i cleaned for about an hour and then we had inventory and they are good now but whoa some people just don´t know how to work with a companion. My companion and i are the definition of opposite, but we work really well together! In a companionship you can´t expect to change the other. You have to be willing to change yourself to find equilibrium, it isn´t easy, but if you don´t you won´t have the spirit and if you don´t have the spirit you shouldn´t even try teaching because nothing will come of it. But anyway we returned home super late again and it resulted in a really sleepy Sunday! I slept like a rock last night and now our schedule has changed and we have studies during the siesta and we work in the morning so that should be awesome! Yea that was my crazy week in a nutshell. I was so tired that it was suuuper hard to speak Spanish and i was a little emotional and a little trunky but i got through and now i only have one division left because one of our companionships got emergency transferred out of their area because they got robbed with a machete. don´t worry that is very far from my area! My area is tiny and tranquila. Thank you so much for sending me a package! you guys are the best! 

Also i can Skype for 45 minutes or call for an hour on Christmas. i was thinking Skype and a member offered her home, so i don´t have details yet but i really hope i don´t get transferred because they are the week before Christmas and the Monday before transfers the whole mission is getting together for a Christmas activity so yep what would you like to do? Hey i love you all sooooo much! Dad thank you so much for your emails! there are missionaries who don´t get anything sometimes and whoa they look depressed!

Hey have you conquered rock band yet? who is playing with Connelly? is he looking at a lot of playing time? wait who is his coach? How is austi doing? Hey i love you soooo much and i will send you a memory card! I will
find a way! You are the best and i miss you but i know i am gonna be seeing you before i know it! Good luck with everything! Hey are you reffing yet?

Hermana Quick