Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Week 11 - Tucuman

[This was the second week without a letter from Alec. We had not received an email since November 10. Not receiving an email last week didn't seem too out of the ordinary because we thought it was transfers and sometimes things get a little crazy. But when we didn't hear from him yesterday and today, I was getting concerned; and I didn't want to worry over Thanksgiving. So I sent an email to the Salta Mission Office explaining my concerns and if there would be a way to contact him and then let me know everything is okay. They didn't reply until Wednesday morning and said that he had had problems with his email account, and that he should be emailing later that day. Whew! I was relieved. That was all I needed to hear!]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I am sorry that I couldnt write on Monday. I had some problems with my account. I was planning on writing today. I was also told that you had called the offices wondering why. Last week I couldnt write because we went to a tourist place called El Cristo de San Javier. Its a big Christ statue on a big hill. It was really cool. I will send you some pictures. 

I have been doing good. I have no idea how much time it takes for mail to get here. I dont remember if I ever received the pouch mail. I got a letter last week from the Cran´s. Missionaries are still getting packages so I dont know what the deal is. 

I have been told so far that it does get as hot as Frias. But normally Frias is a little hotter. Its more humid in Tucuman. 

I think I will just work until the end of the year when I get home. Just earn a lot of money to help me out with college and getting going an all. I want to go out west for school. I would like to go to BYU or Weber State. A possibility is BYU-I but that’s if I dont go to Utah. I dont want to pay all of the out of state tuition for other schools. I want to work for the year so I can be home for when Logan and Steven get home. It would be great to do something together when were are all back. Allison, Logan, Steven, and I. I would also really like to go out to Utah for when Ben gets back home and to go see Grandma. 

But I will now send you guys some pictures. 

We have transfers this coming Monday but nothing will be happening to me because I have to finish training this transfer.

I love you all a ton! Enjoy the turkey, ham, and all the ham sauce!

Hasta Luego!

Elder Dawson

[Alec and companions went to a tourist place called El Cristo de San Javier in Tucuman - hence why no email on November 17]



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Week 10 - Tucuman

Monday, November 17, 2014

[It was Transfers today -- so we thought. Usually we hear from Alec on Tuesday or sometimes Wednesday, but we did not hear from Alec this week. We found out later he went site seeing!]

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Week 9 - Tucuman

Monday, November 10, 2014

So, I had a good week. Its getting hot again. You guys will be super surprised to see my tan when I get home. Its ridiculous. 

My Sunday church meetings start at 9:30 am. We just have one ward in our building. We are the stake center. On Pdays we wash clothes in the apartment, we play soccer, eat, every once in a while we just go looking around downtown. We have lunches almost all week. Only one or two times a week we have to cook but that is alright. My luggage is good. I am thinking about giving away one of the big bags to a member that is getting stuff ready to go on a mission. I will see if I can give him some extra clothes or something. I am also thinking about leaving that huge cold rain jacket. But I am still not sure. I am pretty sure I will have one more area before I end the mission. 

Not a whole lot as happened. The sisters in the district are sad because none of there investigators went to church, no one is progressing or have baptismal dates. But now I am pretty sure they are dropping everyone. We are starting to do it too. We will all be able to find even more people that are ready for the Restored Gospel. 

The computers are acting up and not letting me send pictures. I will see what I can do. 

I love and miss you all! I would like a picture also of just the family. The five of you! I will see you later!

Elder Dawson

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Week 8 - Tucuman

Monday, November 3, 2014

I am still pretty surprised about the whole school thing.[We told him briefly about the PCCS board trying to close the high school and just make it a K-8 school.] It really interests me. I hope that you keep me updated. 

I think I do remember a time when Bryson [Elder Morrow] stood up for me. I liked him a lot as a friend. It is crazy that he is now in the ward. When I get back I am going to go visit him. 

I had a good week. Right now its cold and rainy. Its going to be like that for a couple days this week. Its definitely a big change from the hot weather that we have been having.

Thanks for all the updates. I will send pictures now. I love and miss you all!

Elder Dawson

[?Did not get any pictures]