Countdown to see Reinna

Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 Villa Angela, Chaco, Argentina

So today i am actually in Resistencia :) I am just a traveler...haha! Almost all of the missionaries who go home with me next month had to go sign a paper in Corrientes so we can leave the country in a mes(month). Yep and Hna Young reminded me of the little time we have left and how this Sunday is our last fast and testimony meeting. It's all a little crazy if you ask me. I feel like i have a whole lot more to go, but the truth is that i don't. We had a baptism this past Saturday. It was really awesome!!!! I bet you saw pictures on the rama facebook page, but i will send some next week. This cyber isn't so good, but don't worry there are pictures coming:) This week was a trying one. On Monday we got to an investigators house and the wife came out balling...she didn't say a word she just grabbed me in a huge hug. I let her cry and afterward she told me her husband was drunk and was trying to kick them out of the house and they hadn't eaten all day. I am happy to report that he hasn't drank alcohol for a week now, but it broke my heart...i felt hopeless but with some intense prayers and a lot of frequent visits we have helped the family get back of track. i do feel like my heart has taken a good beating this last 17 months. I am doing good though. i have days that i wanna give up but Jesus didn't throw in the towel when it got tough and he didn't suffer for almost all the sins of the world, no he suffered for every single one so that every single one of us can return to our heavenly father. I am doing my best to finish strong and we are excepting two more baptisms next week. Hopefully all works out :) Thanks for the recipes and thanks for the fotos. Are you gonna go do the mormon manos cosa(That would be Mormon Helping Hands thing)? Oh we had interviews with president this week and he is super cool! i got a picture, but sorry you are gonna have to wait a week to see :( He was also in Corrientes this morning and he bought us breakfast and then bought us alfajores, he is a very tranquilo nice guy. :) 

Anyway tell connelly to take advantage of his time! If he doesn't study the language at least get the doctrine because that will help a ton!!! Hey i am gonna send this real quick because the internet is being really werid. I love you alll sooooooo much!!!! 

love you!
Hermana Quick

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 Villa Angela, Chaco, Argentina

Well you freaked me out a little with the info about the fires but you cheered me right up at the end by mentioning a new phone for me when I return! You are the best!!!! Austi wrote me and told me that she is gonna be flying in as well...i can´t explain how excited i am. I also really wanna go on some of these hikes with you, as you know i am actually a professional walker now so you are gonna have to up your game up haha! thanks for the fotos it makes me so happy to see you and mom's smiling faces!!!! But hey is the fire dying down? Today it is stinkin hott!!!! Most days this week are nice with a lot of sun, and yea we even complain a tiny bit, but then the sun goes down...and i always lose feeling in my toes and it becomes super duperty cold. But its alright it could always be worse. But i still haven't met our new mission president and i still haven´t heard his voice, but i am hoping that this week we will get to meet him! fingers crossed ;) He didn´t change a whole lot for transfers, so it is official that Hna Skirvin will be my very last companion in the mission!!!!! Yay! I am super excited to end in this branch as well. We are having some investigator troubles, but they are still progressing. We also have an other investigator that has proven to be crazy at times. He has broken almost every commandment on earth, but he is repenting. It's been an adventure teaching him and i really do believe he will get baptized, not sure in what time frame though haha. All in all my week was pretty good. I won´t lie though, i am suuuper tired, i really feel like i have given my mission my all and this last little push is tough, but i am making the best of it! I love you sooo much! Tell Abril and Kimber that i really loved their letters! and also i got a letter from grandma Quick and the Kentucky Quick's. It was awesome! Also i got your Spanish corrections, but i haven´t quite finished reading them yet :) But thank you so much! I am really grateful for all the support that i have had my entire mission!

Hey could you send me the recipes for those things i wrote before, i don´t remember exactly what was on the list now, but Skirvin is in a cooking mood. I am sooo excited to help Connelly out for a couple weeks before he leaves! really i have been with a lot of newbies so i can definitely help him :) i should finish the bom in a week in a half i bet, but we shall see. i love you sooo much and i am already excited for next Monday to write you again! love you and tell mom i love her too!

Hermana Quick

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014 Villa Angela, Chaco, Argentina

(Just received Reinna's travel plans today to return home at the end of August. She arrives in Spokane on August 27th in the morning. SUPER EXCITING!)

Sounds like you had an awesome week!!!!! Scout camp..i am a little jealous that girls camp isn´t like boys camp. i would have actually made an effort to go. oh well thank goodness my dad already taught me everything i need to know :) I forgot that you were called as scout master, those kids are so lucky. Speaking of the heat, it has been really nice these last few days! Today i tried running a little for my pday....yep it was the first time in almost 6 months...haha it was paaaiiinnfuulll. Skirvin sat in a swing and cheered me on, but whoa i couldn´t breath worth a darn and it was hot and there was an intense warm wind...gross! But we tried to have a water balloon fight with the balloons that mom sent in my bday package, yep we thought we would fill up the bigger ones with more water, but they wouldn´t pop! I literally chest bumped all the balloons that skirvin threw at me but they popped when they hit the ground. Also we played some Frisbee. It was a tranquilo pday. Also we were all locked in for all the Argentina soccer games, but i definitely heard when they won on Wednesday! In my boredom i made a dart board and a basketball hoop and i was good and entertained. I am also trying to finish the bom in Spanish again by the time i get home, but when i finish i will start again and see if i can catch up to you two. where are you at? I am trying to fill in an entire textbook on Spanish by the time i go home, i started two weeks ago and i have a big chunk done, but i have a lot to do still. there are so many little things that i am learning. Oh but we didn´t work at all yesterday. We went to church and then we were in the pension the rest of the day. We both took a long nap and i didn´t sleep at all last night. Now i am running on pop ;) Oh we do have an amazing investigator now who had several vicios to drop and we made a plan to drop them by the 20th yep he is clean! It is sooo exciting! Him and his daughter are progressing really well. no one else wants to talk to us, but we are grateful for the blessing of teaching them. Oh the 9th was also the independence day of Argentina and hna skirvin and i cooked a huge lunch for the hermanas because we are 3 gringas and 3 argentinas! it was super fun. But yep that was my week :) Tomorrow we will receive the phone call for transfers... i hate working with that phone call hanging over my head! Also i don´t know anything about travel plans yet. (I sent them her way today so now she knows) i am waiting for someone to tell me, but i heard they changed the way they do transfers and that i should be in my home on the 26th but i don´t know...we shall see :) I am really praying that i stay with Skirvin because i know she will help me finish strong and yep i went to a lesson with the branch president the next day and he was telling me about your little chat. he is so cool! Oh so this week is the first time i think i had a dream about being home and there were motos all over the place! i am so excited for you and mom to teach me how to ride. i am so glad that you are loving them! Hey can you tell connelly to take like 10 minutes to write me and he can ask me all sorts of questions. i am gonna bring some of my mtc books home so he can have an idea of what the mtc is gonna be like. I would have him get some Spanish folletos from the elders de omak and have him memorize the first vision from preach my gospel. All newbies tell about the experience of jose smith at least that's what i made my hijas do. But the folletos are from pmg but they are shorter and he can learn some good frases from them. the best way to learn is to practice though. I will help him when i get back :) i am so pumped! Well i will send this your way. I love you all soooo much!!!!

Hermana Quick

Well i need to be going, but i love you sooo much! i hope you have a fantastic week! when i get back also i wanna go on that green drink thing you said, vegetables just aren´t consumed in this part of Argentina. I love you soo much! tell the family i love them! I hope you have a great week and thank you so much for all that you do for me!!!! i really have the best family in the whole wide world :)

Hermana Quick

ps. a crazy detail...this week i start my last transfer...gross! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 Villa Angela, Chaco, Argentina

OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooo excited for him!!!!! That is only one of the most dangerous missions in the world, but he will be protected!!!! That is so exciting!!!!!!!! He is gonna Learn spanish toooooooo!!!!! I haven´t been able to breath for a whole week but it was totally worth it!!!!!! YAY!
Oh my gosh i am so happy for Connelly right now!!!! I was almost on the verge of trunki this week waiting to know where he was going! Also i knew you and mom were out cruising on motos so yep it was a tough week to focus, but it ended up really well! We are starting to see some fruits from our labors. For the 4th of July Skirvin and i bought a chicken and cut up potatoes and drenched them in chimichurri good! and we made a salad too and we made a cake. yep we lived up up! And after that we went out and did a few contacts with a member. All in all it was a good week, oh i don´t know if i told you, but the rama here in Villa Angela has a Facebook page if you wanna see what we are up to. Well i will attach some pics and send this your way!!! I am just so happy i have no idea what to write :D
A little Argentina fútbol pride going on in this pic!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June 30, 2014 Villa Angela, Chaco, Argentina

Dang why can't you be home already!!!!! I want to know where Connelly is headed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (He's been called to the Tegucigalpa, Honduras mission and leaves Sep 17th, but he didn't open his letter until 10PM Monday night, so Reinna won't know until next Monday) 

I am so proud of my studdly parents, do you think i will pass this motorcycle class or was it hard? I am glad you had a great week! (mom and dad took and motorcycle class, got the endorsement, and bought a couple of motorcycles to cruise around on)

My week was pretty good, it was the same old same old. We walk around all day and try teaching people, in this area we get rejected more than we teach but me and Skirvin are enjoying our time together :) I went to Saenz Peña for divisions this week and it was fun, but just a lot of traveling. So i actually tried working out good this morning...whoa i am out of shape! it is also super cold in the morning, when we left the apartment this morning it was 61 degrees...yep i hardly ever feel my poor toes. they are generally a purple or white color. 61 without insulation with humidity, it is freezing! but i am just really accustomed to Argentina weather :) But hey i will send this your way and i gotta check out your fotos still. 

Your bikes are sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Skirvin and i are just dying over here! I am so excited for my parents to visit me at school on their motos. how cool! Does it hurt mom's back to ride? She looks like such a gangster in the pics you sent! Do you have a picture with all your gear? When are you gonna get home?  i am dying to know where Connelly is going and when he leaves!!!!

Love you sooo much!!!!

Hermana Quick

June 24, 2014 Villa Angela, Chaco, Argentina

Sounds like a semana bien tranquila :) I love the fotos! You got some beautiful views. There aren´t mountains here at all, not even small hills. it's a little weird but i am way used to it now. This week was prettty good. Hna Skirvin was a little sick. We were talking with our branch president (who is awesome) and he said there is a virus of some sort going around because everyone is getting sick. My stomach is better, but you just kinda get used to the gross feeling. But we finally had someone at church this week so we were super happy about that. And like you mentioned in your letter, we had the despidida de los Heymans. Do you read their blog? they have a...instagram thing too if you wanna see more. But maybe you already knew that. It was super sad, but life is full of changes. But they are due for a rest. The new president gets here the 1st of July. It was awesome seeing all the missionaries and we ate subway!!!! Which is brand new in our mission and it was the most veggies that i had eaten in months! I also realized today that me, Hna stone, Cuello and Tolman are the oldest hermanas in our mission. We were the first to get our visas, well Tolman is from Canada so they don´t have visa problems and Cuello is from Argentina. Everyone kept asking me how i was doing, but really it was hilarious because i am not trunki at all...sorry i love you all but i am the least trunki out of my group by far. Me and skirvin have a lot to improve before transfers and well maybe the last transfer will be harder, but right now it is a cake walk. okay it's still the mission, we hardly ever eat cake, jajaja. I am doing really good though! I am really tired and i will continue to be so for a week. We took a bus at 4AM to get to Resistencia and then we slept in Las Breñas and tomorrow i have divisions so i will be going to Saenz Peña but the bus leaves at 5...yep i am gonna be so dead by Sunday. i love you sooo much!!!!!! I hope you are all doing great!!!!

Hermana Quick