Monday, December 28, 2015

Have to GO!‏

Hello Family and Friends,

Jarom on Skype Christmas Day
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! I hope everyone is having a wonderful time, I know I am! For Christmas Eve we got together with the Maimó family and shared a beautiful dinner after sharing a spiritual family home evening. Then we went to the roofs and watched the amazing firework show of an entire city. Christmas day we spent with the other missionaries making tacos, playing games, and watching Inside Out and Big Hero. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

However, I received sad news. I’m being transferred from La Prensa, Comodoro Rivadavia, to Rio Grande in La Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). I’m really going to miss the here… There are many wonderful friends that I have made, but we do our best to stay in contact. I also have to say good bye to Elder Teixeira! My Brazilian companion has grown so much since he arrived 3 months ago. He has almost a whole mission in front of him, and I wish him the best.

The internet cut again, so I'll let you know how everything went next week! Love you all!

Elder Bartlett

I fixed my glasses, I just sewed them back together! But my tennis shoes are really falling apart... I played soccer yesterday I a have lots of blisters, but I guess I could just play less ;)

Monday, December 21, 2015

Basically Christmas‏

Hello Everyone,

This week was tranquil. We had our Christmas activity and did a little nativity. I had a lot of fun being the angel (better than having to be the star...) and I'll see if I can get a hold of some pictures.

I love Christmas. It is a time to remember the greatest expression of love in the all of history. There is magic in the air that softens our hearts and encourages to be and do good. The family comes together, the best food is served, and no one is forgotten. Love more this Christmas, and make it last all year round. Don't forget our Saviour when you take the decorations down.

Love you all! Have a wondeful holly jolly merry CHRISTmas!!!

Elder Bartlett


Mom & Dad,
Se cortó el Internet acá... sorry, I meant to say that the Internet went down right as I was about to send my email... I got busy looking at all the amazing pictures from the carribean! I think my favorite is on the horses in the water with the sun and ship in the background.

Everything is fine! I responded to one or two emails, but we got to the cyber a little late and normally between 12 and 1 the internet always crashes. Plus, the lady had to leave from the cyber we were at...

So... I prayed for your scoping, but I wasn't really sure what exactly I was praying for so I don't know if it was too effective. Very happy to hear that everything is alright, though. What is a scope?

I hope you got my other email, if not, I can call most likely the 24 from 3 until 12 (my time). If it is easier the 25 or 26 let me know please!

Hey! I got your package! I don't know if I ever told you... But thanks a ton! I am in paradise eating poptarts... I wanted to wait until Christmas to open it, but I am most likely leaving right after and I didn't want to take it with me on the travel. Plus, colleen sent the cookies to make! I'll be doing that this week.

If either of you know anything about Star Wars or have seen it, DO NOT SAY ANYTHING. I am literally dying right now, and I am trying to just ignore it. Thanks.

Have a very merry christmas! Thanks for everything.

Love, Elder Bartlett

Monday, December 7, 2015

Another Week‏

Dear family and family (we're all brothers and sisters!),

This week has flown by so fast that I'm still not sure I know what happened in it. I know we had several lessons with members and a new investigator that we're absolutley wonderful. Other than that it was a lot of chatting quickly and trying to set appointments for other days with families that didn't have much time.

Oh, we also had a lot of reunions this week, one with President and Sister Rogers and the other with the zone. Both were really good. For those who aren't in my direct family, every year we usually get together and act out the nativity, the birth of Christ. I love this time a lot, but as I am not with my family, I miss it a lot. Thankfully the President organized something similar with christmas hymns, scriptures and pictures. It was awesome. I love CHRISTmas.

That's about it for this week. We're just trying to find all the families we normally teach, which is difficult due to the time of year... But I love it!

I hope everyone enjoys this wonderful season and has someone to share it with. If not, feel free to jump down to Argentina, we can figure something out!


Elder Bartlett