Send food...I'm sick of Ramen noodles...haha :)
I'm being humbled and learning A LOT. I've never been more excited about anything in my entire life...it's actually kind of weird...but a good weird! :)
I have a wonderful companion and there couldn't be a better culture to teach. It's impossible to get discouraged when every single Hispanic door you knock on let's you in. Even if they're busy, they'll still come out and apologize and set up a return appointment. :) The only bad part is that it's MUCH easier to recognize Americans who are ready to receive the Gospel. They either slam the door and swear at you or let you in and commit to be baptized.... Hispanics always let you in and they always commit to go to church and read stuff, and then they just don't...but, when they do show up to church they get baptized! We have a baptism scheduled next week and another 27 March (it's part of a family, so the rest should follow :)). This area was hard getting started since we started from absolute scratch, but now the ball's rolling and there are A LOT of hills here for it to roll down...:)
(Alec has several friends serving in Chile and several cousins and friends in the MTC scheduled to head down to that general area soon. This is his response to an email we sent him letting him know his friends are all safe)
... We usually here about EVERYTHING that goes on in South America pretty quickly. We heard there were supposed to be Tsunamis all the way up and down the coast of the Americas and Hawai'i as well. Thanks for the update on everyone's status down there. Hopefully Dave, Mike, and Josh won't be delayed. Right now is a wonderful opportunity to offer service and teach a humbled people...even though natural disasters stink...a lot...especially floods....
Oh! By the way, the Gospel absolutely is true!
P.S. Sleep is overrated... ;)