Thursday, October 30, 2014

Week 25 (October 27, 2014)

Im happy im healthy and i am dying of heat. I love my mision and i am having a good time. Things here are definatlry soooo diferent then my other area but i can already see that i have work to do. And the God prepared me to come here. my companion is hermana Baquedano and she is from honduras. This is here last transfer before she goes home. There is always a difference in those who are in their last transfer. There is like a little trunkiness and frustration i dont know. but we are going to have a blast. Yesterday we went and ate a  memebers house and their tv was on and guess what was playing...transformers!!!! It was like death not to watch..
I just want you all to know that i love you and that i miss you all like crazy.... i will wirte more next week!!!
Mucho amor de Argentina Hermana Franks

2nd Baptism
My new companion (pink skirt in front) and the Hermana's in my apartment, (the American in from Lindon)
Saying goodbye to my companion 
Had a Hermana day with the Mission President

Week 24 (October 20, 2014)


I just wanted to write you real quick. Im being translated......transfered to santiago del estero. Its like 5 hrs from here. I cried alot last nightbut i am excited for the adventures that i will have in santiago. Its one of the hottest partsof the mision so hopefully god will proctect from that. But i heard that our apartment is really nice and we get free ice cream so im excited for that but i love you hopefully i will have time to write later but if not i will write you next week. love you all with all my heart.

Week 23 (October 13, 2014)

Hola mi hermosa familia!!
How are you all? How is everything going with you guys. Sounds like there has been a few big changes in the family, Brennan moving out and dad shaving all his hair off.! why don't i have any pics of this? 
Well nothing new here. Just enjoying my time and sharing the gospel with todos. Its strange to think that i have 5 months already in the mission. How loco!!! 
Today we went to a members house and cooked. Yeah i know more things about food;) This family is one of my favorites. I just love them. It is a young couple and they have a baby girl who is hermosa. The familia velasquez. They are so great. 
Yesterday was the conference of the stake. President Chaparro and his wife came and spoke. It was great. And this week we are going to have a conference for all the hermanas en our zone.
We have transfers in a week and i am a little nervous. I don't want to leave palpala. I love the people in my ward and i just don't want to leave but i know that the lord will put me where i need to be.  
How is everyone in the fam? I sure wish you guys could be here with me! Oh i want you all to pic one thing that you would like from Argentina. 
Well i need to go chat with mi padres. Love you all soooo much!!!
Mucho amor de Argentina!!
Hermana Franks

Her Mission President and wife and Hermana's in her apartment

Her view from her apartment
What she made for lunch one day

Week 22 (October 6, 2014)

Hola mi familia! Como estan? How was everyones week? Mine was a little busy we had our zone conference Thursday which was good. I have a little bit of a cold right now but i am better today than i was yesterday. Yesterday and Saturday we went to the stake chapel to watch conference. It was really good and we only had a few problems which was good. I understood most of it. I really liked that they had the people speak in their forgein tongues. to be honest i understood the Spanish speakers more than the translated ones.
Congrats dad on the new calling wow. que fantastico. Oh i forgot to tell you guys that i spoke in church last week. It went great. Fabiana ( the familia Ruiz) is doing ok. We need to talk to her husband. We haven't had a lesson with him becasue he is always working and Fabiana said that last week after church her husband was a little angry. But we are praying that he will change his heart. He also said that his daughters cant come to church anymore which is a little weird because he is the one who said they could get baptized. But whatever we will bring him a cake to sweeten him up a bit;) 
We found a familia this week. We are really excited to teach them. They have 4 daughters and the are all excited to learn. Their oldest is 24 i think and the youngest is 9 or 10. Hopefully they will progress and accept this gospel. 
WOW brennan 2 weeks and you are already moved out. I just want to cry my mind feels like i will never see you again. Yo amo a mi hemano!!! Y a mis hermanitas!!! But dont worry i think i could spend at least another 3 years here. Por lo menos.
Mi español es mucho mejor y yo puedo hablar con todos pero hay personas quien yo n o entiendo pero esta bien. Yo estoy aprediendo. How is marisa doing i am almost 100 percent sure that she had forgotten me by now.... she had to many friends and she is too busy with her trumpet:P 
Mi compañera y yo are alright. She is a little frustrating. and its a little hard for me. She is like 5 ft tall and 23 years old and she is funny when we are doing other things like when we are in the apartment or when we talking as we are walking but when we are working or talking about our plans or the majority of our lessons she is just so frustrating. She doest look at the big pictures of things and she just is really annoying sometimes. I do love her but a veces its more of a love hate relationship. I don't know how to explain it.But its really frustrating. But i have learned to love all my companions. I love Argentina. Their are things i miss, like my family and sometimes a girl just wants a normal glass of milk.
The milk here is disgusting. But for the most part the food is good. Alot of pasta and rice and chicken and meat and fruit salad. Everything comes in a bag. The milk, yogurt. Cereal. Laundry soap. Lots of things. The members are nice and for the most part the people are great too. Very catholic here but its funny because when we talk to people in the streets, sometimes they forget what their religion is.  They have to think for a second and then the say oh yeah catholics, we are catholics. Alot of the times they have the parade of the virgin Mary too. Which is weird. Their are people with fireworks and the wave sheep skins around which is really gross. 
The sky here is beautiful. The sunsets are brighter and the stars are clearer. It just very beautiful here. We live close to 10 minutes from the Rio Grande. which is cool but we haven't seen it. I don't know if its really that cool anyway. Our area is huge I think its one of the biggest in the mission. so alot of walking.But its great i love every minute of it. 
Oh we finally got gas in our apartment. After 4 months of showering with a bucket i forgot how great it is to have a shower. 
Yo tengo un testimonio muy fuerte de la obra misional. Yo se que esta iglesia es verdadera. Y yo se que estamos instrumentos en los manos de Dios. Yo se que Dios es nuestro Padre Celestial y que El quiere que todos sus hijos pueden vivier con El y tambien sus familias. Se que esta tiempo en el campo misional es uno de los mejores tiempos en todo mi vida.Se que Jesucristo es nuestro Salvador y que a traves su sacraficio para nosotros podemos vivir con nuestro familias para siempre. Estoy muy agradecida por mi familia y la oportunidad yo tengo ser una misionera aqui en Argentina. 
Con mucho amor de Argentina, Hermana Franks

Week 21 (September 29, 2014)

Well I hope you are all enjoying Brennan. I sure do have a testimony of this gospel. SOOO this week was fabulous... God blessed us with not 1 not 2 but 3 baptisms yes. Fabiana Ruiz and her 2 daughters were baptized Saturday. I was exactly what i needed. The happiness that I saw in their faces is just indescribable. I am so thankful for this gospel. and all the blessings that i have. I will try and send pictures next week the computers are not working well.
I love you all with all my heart

Week 20 (September 22, 2014)

Sorry but i don't have alot of time. yesterday Fabiana ( the famililia Ruiz) camrçe to church for the second time and after church she received a blessing. After the blessing she was crying and it was just so beautiful and special. Yesterday she came to church with her to daughters who also want to get baptized and her son who is like 4 and 2 of her nieces. I know that this family is so special. 
Oh yesterday i almost got attacked by their dog. It could have been really bad because their one dog is really malo. But i know that God protects me. 
Also i have been a little sick last few days i had a fever one night but nothing serious. 
I have to admit that it is really hard for me. The whole fact that Brennan is coming home Wednesday. Its harder then i ever imagined it would be....but i will try not to think about it to much.
Tonight we are going to have fhe with a menos activo. 
Today for breakfast i made oat pancakes and you will not believe it yes we had stuffed peppers for lunch at a members house. I'm not even kidding it was almost exactly them same as grandpas. And dad the other day i saw a guy with a sportsman's warehouse shirt on... yes i almost died. 
And how were the birthday celebrations??
Well i love you all so much sorry i  don't have alot of time but i will write more and send pictures next week.-
Love from Argentina, Hermana Franks

Week of September 22, 2014


So today thinking about all the things I can say or I guess write, the only words that really come to mind are..." I'm coming home, I'm coming home, tell the world that I'm coming home, I'm back where I belong, Ive never felt so strong........(i don't remember the rest of the words). I'm coming home." hahahahahaha no but wow I cant believe that this is real. I feel so weird. I really don't know what to think. but I do feel ready to go home. I love you guys and I will see you guys in 2 days

love much from 
Elder FRanks