So we were able to talk to Elder Cook on Skype on Christmas!! It was so good to see him and hear his voice! He looked good and sounded good and his Spanish sounds amazing! He bore his testimony to us in Spanish and said a family prayer with us.
He explained his area as similar to Provo. There is a Mercedes A, Mercedes B and a Mercedes C (This is where the sisters are, it is in the middle of the city and is more safe.)
Elder Cook and his companion have the bigger areas, Mercedes A and Mercedes B.
He said that the missionary book about these areas had not been updated since last July, so him and his companion have been trying to figure it all out. On transfers (Dec. 29th) he will be getting a new companion and be given either Mercedes A or B and his current companion will also get a new companion and be given the other Mercedes area. The four of them will share the same pench.
1. How many people are in your new ward? Is it smaller than your last ward in Castelar?
It is bigger, but most EVERYONE is inactive.
2. How was your trip to the temple? It was amazing!! I loved it, but I forgot my camera.
3. What did you get to do on Christmas Eve? We had dinner with the sister missionaries at a member's house. What about on Christmas? It was just like a normal day for us. Christmas is hard for all the missionaries. The calls are for the families.
That was all we got from him this week!