leaving on a jet plane.....

leaving on a jet plane.....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Prosiltismo: too short a letter!

dear everyone yes it is that time again ok first this is the new address of the mtc it will get faster if you send it here

Elder Stewart-Chester
Uruguay mont... west mission
Argentina mtc.... thats all the same but then it goes
El Tupe 4950
Ciudad Evita 1778
Buenos Aires, Argetina

Ok first off I love you and tell my family all of them to write me on my Emial I then will go print it off and read it later I have a lot to talk about from this last week but some of it is going to sent later and in more detail through the post and maybe you can scan it and put it on the blog or whatever. Ok so First off I would like to say that I have begun to realize why people say a mission is hard and not for the reasons you may think The truth is prosiliting scares me less and less everyday. I am just getting sick of sitting in a classroom cramming spanish but I am Learning so fast you wouldbe amazed!!!
Ok the bulk i want to talk about is Prosiltismo! We actually had the opportunity to go out in buenos Aires This Saturday and atept to preach the gospel to the natives here and let me tell you it was an experience of a life time
First off the streets are covered in trash, there are stray dogs everywhere and there was a cow in one of our streets and the weather is sooooo hot so everyone is shirtless and they just take you out in a bus and drop you off in an area and tell you to be right there when they come back at 5 .30, It was pretty nuts, we then proceeded to smile and wave at everyone and ask them how they are and where they live and depending on how much English they know and how much we could understand there spanish through there missing front teeth we proceeded to cary out a simple conversation with them and boy did We have some amazing experiences some I will right others will be in the letter I write home and then you will just have to read my jopurnel.
The first was this guy we saw and he was pretty big for a latino and he honestley looked like a drug lord but his path was going to take him right past uus so we thought what the heck lets go for it! We then started talking to him figured out that he was from the dominican republic and after much spanglish we figured out he was saying temples and that he really wanted to come and see ares we sat there for a min shocked and then we gave him a book of M and I said in Spanish "I know this book is True and When I read it, it makes me happy" hahah then we got his number and he insisted we will call him! it was an amazing experience and I guess we will find out where it will go We gave his number to the missionaries in the district and we will see what happens
The 2nd story has to do with my patriarcal blessing, so in It it says that I have been blessed with great faith and I have never understood this until now. As we were starting to head back I noted Two men sitting down Up ahead and right infront of them was a giant Pitbull! And I asked my companion who is deathly afraid of dogs hey do you want to avoid this one and he did not say anything but iKnew he did not want to then I was Like well wait the lord will protect us I then walked up and it turned out that the dogs eyes were bloodshot and that it looked like a monster But it was one of our best conversations ahh running out of time.... Anyway he gave us " referrals ect.
I love you all sooooo Much

Friday, January 20, 2012

2nd letter....first P-day

Dear Mom, and Dad,
I have hand written a letter and that one will get there who knows when but i´ll be able to write those more than these I love you both I have not read any Emails yet so that I will have enough time to respond we know that my typing skills are Lacking and ya i know is my fault first try to get my blessing from grandad, if not Ink i would really love to have it if you send it to me as a written document i can print it out.
Also do not send me boxes they will not get here to argentina but they will get to Uruguay. if you want to send me something send it in a padded envolope. spred the word.
So my experieces here have been extremely strange they launch us into the laguage and we learn more rapidly than you would ever believe! It is very overwelming but I think that its on purpose so that I study on my own in the 20 min free time we get. for instance I teach an 'Investigator' in spanish every day in the morning...for me and my companions its more like english with random spanish words thrown in. haha anyway i just had a shocker today one of the guys in my class was so good at spanish today they split up my old companionship of three so that I could be with his old companion. Not the best news one of my old companions was so funny he is like uncle sean a genious and so so funny. but now I will have to experience a completely new companion.
We also just changed mission pres. and there wives so that has been an intresting experience. Pres. george was a great man and pres. openshaw exudes the spirit. we never have a min. to ourselves I am kept crazy busy but I write in my journel every night so don't worry. the food is good not the best thing I have ever tasted but Its good they dont really use any spices at all here so Its very bland. Oh and supposedly we had horse the other day and it was really good:)
I love the gospel I am not having enormous spiritual experiences everyday like those elders say they had in provo But Its here we just spend most of our time focussing on the language. All the missionaries in my district are going to be finominal missionaries.
I don,t have any more time tell the Kids I love them and I love You both and your belly mom tell uncle paddy I love him and momo and that guys name I taught was Deven Mcdonald on the Colts a long time ago I love U all bye!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Dear Mom
we just arrivied at the MTC and it turns out like no one speaks english. This Key board is strange but i will make due.
The flight was extremely long but i have already had my first missionary experiece on the way to Atlanta I sat next to A Pro NFL football player and we talked about the gospel for like 3 hours he was a huge 6 foot 8 black guy who was obviously a baptist and used the words grace over and over. but I took down his # and I'm going to talk to him when I get home. I don't have long to talk but I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I'm safe.
Oh and could you either fax me my Patriarcal blessing or mail it to me I forgot it darn it. Oh and all the guys i met in the airport are awesome I cannot wait to serve.
your Eldest son