Where do I send letters?

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thursday is flight day.

Josh is at last going to get on a plane and fly off to Bahia Blanca Argentina. He is very excited. He called earlier today to give us his flight plans. We loved talking to him. The luggage is all well under the weight limit. He needs some face wash and his SD card returned, along with a longer list of addresses. We will try to get those things to him tomorrow.

This is so fun. Please pray for his safe arrival in the mission. Josh has been on a plane ride before, but he was only 18 months old. This will be his first plane trip to be remembered. I think he will love it.

Flight plans for October 1, 2009
Depart SLC International Airport 8:00 a.m. October 1, 2009
Arrive Dallas Fort Worth Airport 3:35 p.m. October 1, 2009

Call family at home in Orem while on layover at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

Depart Dallas Fort Worth Airport 7:35 p.m. October 1, 2009
Arrive Buenos Aires Argentina Airport 8:30 a.m. October 2, 2009

Signing off for now,
The Mama

Friday, September 18, 2009

Exciting news folks. I'll just post the information straight from Josh's email today.

Ok, first off before anything I'm telling you the exciting thing that has happened. Guess who gets to stay in the MTC until October?!?! Yup, me. With Elder Jones. The rest of our district is going stateside. Tennesse, Illinois, and Salt Lake (yeah, E. Cox is going to SLC, he is SO mad about it. It's kinda fun to tease him about how he'll speak english...) But yeah, 27 missionaries are being reassigned.

Why did this happen? Well, we have to wait for the consul to come again and sign
our horadas (saying we're not criminals in ARG) and then we get our visas a few
days later. Why wasn't this done earlier? No idea. But Elder Jones and I were the lucky two who are staying here for some unfathomable reason. We're actually the only two who HAVE are horadas already, so it's for sure we're leaving a few days after
the 29 of sep. (when Mr. Consul comes again) So, we'll probably just attend class with the district under us and have alot of study time... This is my 3rd companion already, and I haven't left the MTC.
And please, please don't tell me there is a reason I'm staying here. That maybe
I'm supposed to touch someone's life in the RC or another missionary. I think it's because Jones and I are the last in the alphabet of Bahia Blancans. Anyways..."

He could sure use lots of letters to make the next couple of weeks less miserable. Josh is excited for the plane ride which will be his first ever. He sounds happy other than the delay. He is working hard.

Signing off for now,
The Mama

Friday, September 11, 2009

A little ditty for your ears from week #2 of the mission

Apparently I am not doing this quite right. I've spent the past 30 minutes trying to upload a video and it is just not going to work out. I need some lessons.

How about later today when I receive an email I post that instead? Thanks for your understanding.

As a note of interest, you only have one week left to send letters and packages to the MTC. After that he will be somewhere else in the world. Hoping to post later today where that will be. The UPS store by Albertson's on Center Street in Orem has same day package delivery to the MTC everyday for only $2.00. You have to drop them off by 1:30 p.m.

Signing off for now,
The Mama