Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Week 6 - Salta

[Alec did not send an email this week. We relayed the news in our email to him about Andrew's and Sara's mission calls (which they opened yesterday) and were hoping to get his response. Sara opened Andrew's letter and read to him and Andrew opened Sara's letter and read to her. Andrew is called to the Angola Luanda Mission speaking Portuguese and Sara is called to Peru Lima Central Mission speaking Spanish. They both leave in June, but Andrew goes to the Provo MTC (10th) and Sara will go directly to Peru (30th). We are all so excited for these two cousins to join the other cousins in the field! We'll just have to wait to see what Alec says next week!]

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Week 5 - Salta

Monday, February 16, 2015

Yeah sorry that I didnt get to write you last week. I dont remember what I did jaja. I think that I went to the Hill San Bernardo again. But last week was interesting. I couldnt sleep at all for almost the whole week and I also got sick on Saturday. Out of nowhere I got sick and my temperature went up almost to 102 degrees. But now I am good.

This week I had my first dream about returning home. I was walking around with Justin Hall and then I ran into you guys and we were all taking pictures cause I had just gotten home. 

Its weird because in the next transfer is my last. I feel like I know that I will just be going to a new area and continuing my mission buy I also know that I am coming home. 

Today we did an asado. it’s basically a barbeque and we did it with 10 missionaries. We had about 10 or 15 lbs of meat. A ton of meat. I am super burnt. We played a lot of soccer. 

We are having to drop some of the investigators because they dont come to church. We have to work hard to find the people that are willing to go to church at least. 

Thats cool that Andrew is going to SC. He will have a good time there working. I am excited for him to receive his call. 

This is seriously the best thing that I have done and I love it. 

I will see you next week. Promise. jaja

Elder Dawson

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Week 4 - Salta

[There was no email from Alec this week. We assume he probably went somewhere fun on his P/day and didn't have time to send anything.]

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Week 3 - Salta

Monday, February 02, 2015

My apartment is about a 5 minute walk away from the grocery store. Its a really big place. Its called Libertad. It even sells Nutella! What?? But I dont buy it because its expensive. I buy milk and mate cocido. Super good. You will all try it. Cereal. I try to go cheap to save money. I dont need to buy water. 

We have a young couple that is living together. Federico y Rocio. They are great. They are reading and accept everything. That have prayed and feel good. They just need to go to church. They are not sure about marriage because he is leaving to do some military school on the 24th of Febrero and apparently they ask that you arent married. But we had a super good lesson with them about marriage and temples. So we will see what happens this week. 

Technically its already 22 months according to my leaving date. Its weird how fast that its gone by. 

Thanks for the letters. [We scanned and attached the letters everyone wrote to Alec while at the beach in Alabama after Christmas.] They are super great. How did you like the mountain dew code red story from Uncle Steven? His letter made me laugh super hard.

A cake that I made this week. I cant download the other picture. Sorry.