Where do I send letters?

Elder Joshua D. Wartena
Casilla de Correo 70
Bahia Blanca 8000
Buenos Aires

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hold Everything...that is until April 15th.

Alright, alright, alright...let me explain.  I got a call this morning at 8:30 a.m. from the Stake President.  After working with the computer for a while he found out that the paperwork can not be submitted until 3 months before the availabitility date.  Since Josh listed that date as July 15, 2009, the paperwork will have to wait until April 15th.  

Needless to say, Josh is a bit dissapointed at this news.  It feels just like hitting those really tall speed bumps in the Macey's parking lot.  They catch you unaware, give the car quite a jolt, but once you are on the other side of them you just slow down and proceed forward at a slower pace.  You still get where you want to be, it just takes a little bit longer.   

We were told that mission calls are coming back after the papers have been submitted within 10 to 14 days on average.  With the new submittal date it dawns on me that there is a good chance his call could arrive on my birthday, April 27th.  That would be only 12 days.  Let's wait and see.

Signing off for now,
The Mama


  1. Speed bumps? Psh, more like driving down squaw peak and realizing, "oh, crap, my brakes broke."
    You end up careening down as fast as you can, stop suddenly, and go unconscious. Waking up the next morning in the hospital room, you are informed, "btw, you'll be waiting another month, enjoy the hospital!"
    And then you sit there...waiting for the diagnosis...
    Yeah, I'm still really down about this event.

  2. I guess this event has affected us each a bit differently. Sorry for your pain. I'm here for you, bud.


  3. Josh,
    One more month to save for your mission, and for your parents to prepare to say goodbye. Goodluck, maybe you should take a trip to see us in Washington to pass the time?
    Aunt Shari and Uncle Kevan

    PS: we are so happy to know that you are excited for your mission