Buenas Tardes Familia,
Esta semana paso rapido. ¿Cierto? You guys are in the keys again. By now, Aleksi and Nick have arrived. Dun. Dun. Dun. You swam with another manatee! It's sunny. Lilli and Bill are going to Alaska?! Dylan looks so much older and leaner. Wow. Summer sounds good over there. Mom, I'm glad you guys went to the Branch in Marathon Key. The other day I was thinking about that little ward building and how we didn't find it until after Sunday. and I was wondering if you guys would go this year, I'm sure the branch president loved having a full meeting. Dad, hopefully the weather calms down this week so that you can show Eric how to fish. Thanks for all the great photos, keep me updated on the trip.
This week in Lago Ranco - our investigators Mario and Corina said they want to be baptized! It was amazing. Mario all this time has been saying that 'Corina will be baptized but not me' but now he said they both will be baptized! We had a great lesson with Hermano Sergio, who was a menos activo. Was - because he came to church this sunday! It was great because we've been meeting with him ever since I got here - and this sunday he came back! and he's going to keep coming back. But sadly, Mario and Corina didn't come to church. They have a date for the 18th of August. We're doing everything we can to ensure that they feel ready and confident by that date - which is completely possible. So we're excited about that.
Photos - have you been getting all of them? Another Elder said that when he sends a lot of photos, the email fails. The photos are mostly of us exploring Lago Ranco. There is so much campo, it's really beautiful (when it's not raining). I love the people here, they just live off the land. One of our joven menos activo's new baby calf. An once with Mario and Corina. A photo with the old Branch President, he moved to Uruguay and was in town this Sunday and came to church. On the bus, while Elder Cayoja slept. And photos from today. The zone met in La Union to play soccer. The cancha was wet so we played inside, someone kicked the ball muy fuerte and it hit the ceiling and knocked out tiles, so we built a tower to put the tiles back. Dangerous. (I'm sending three emails of photos, tell me if you get them)
It's not dreadfully cold, but it's still cold.
I really do love the mission. I cannot believe how fast time has gone by.
I'm thinking of sending a package home? Good idea? bad idea? This would probably be my only package home so I'll put stuff in it for everyone, or at least try to. Can I send volcanic rock or no? (that's a serious question...I need to know)
I love you family.
Elder Maxwell Poirier
PS. "Because not trying is always worse"
PPs. To everyone who writes me (Kate, Alexa, Chris, Sean, Reagan, Shreeves): Mail to Lago Ranco is slow - sorry if you feel like you haven't heard from me in a long time, I feel the same way. Deathly Hallows Sign.
Elliot Broadhead - I wrote out 'Elder' at first....Thanks for you letter - I laughed the entire time. Colon was so great. I feel like I was just being trained, the photos are great - You and all your brothers look exactly the same. Good luck with applying for you classes and everything. (and obviously 'Inception' is more important than any other distraction)