Hey everyone!!

I have come to the realization that nothing in Argentina should surprise me anymore... Hermana Schmutz and I have a saying when we see something that seems out of the ordinary for us... "yep... That's normal!!" Here is a Top Ten favorites list:

10. Four year old girl buying cigarettes for mom
9. Citizens required to vote or go to jail
8. Offering candy instead of change for money
7. Gaucho pants
6. Every old man without shirts, and some old women
5. Woman breastfeeding in public without blanket to cover her
4. Five people riding a moto (scooter or motorcycle) at the same time
3. Chinese market without soy sauce
2. Little Kids carrying machetes

and number one is:

1. meat market that use power tools to cut the meat, and don't have gloves, bags, surface sanitizer, or anything. Good thing we cook it really good...

But life is good in this cute little town of Ituzaingó we have lots of fixed appointments, and our goal to work more with members produces more fruit every day. We have two Family Home Evenings planned for this evening, and we work to find new investigators every day.

I got a really cool story too... One time we were contacting in the streets in the center of town and we talked to this woman who said her name was Itati, and that we were welcome to come visit her after 7:00 in a really shady area of town called G2 (He-dos). So we had been trying to visit her at the time she asked, but it always seemed to fall through, and the members always got scared when we said we were going to go there at night. So one day, about three days ago, we had an impression to go to G2 in the morning instead, and we stopped to chat with her regardless that the time was different.

So we knocked on the door, and a man answered the door and we asked for Itati. But the Itati that was there, was not the Itati we talked to on the street. She was actually a woman named Maria Itati, and had been homebound because of a surgery for the past few weeks. She invited us in regardless, and we taught her and her husband a really great lesson about the importance of families and prophets, and they seemed sooo interested. They said yes to our baptismal challenge once she had healed, and asked us to visit again the following week when he would be home again.

It was really a miracle because we got two new investigators from a woman who gave us incorrect information. Its just fantastic how God looks out for us when we listen to promptings of the holy Ghost.

We had a really great week with our goals, and even beat our district leaders this past week with number of lessons taught with member, and number of new investigators. Our next goal is to beat them in lessons taught in general... WISH US LUCK!

I am kind of nervous for our transfer The end of this transfer ends on the 24th of this month, and I can´t believe that I have been here that long already... I hope that our mission president decides to keep us together for at least a little while longer. I do not feel ready to have her leave me here or me go to another area just yet.

But I know that I am meant to be here for a reason, and that going on a mission is the best decision I ever made (aside from being baptized myself) for my future family.

Happiness and Health to all,
Hermana Sarah Tritsch

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