Monday, August 17, 2009

Lindsays address...

You can send letters and packages to Lindsay at this address:
Hermana Lindsay Carpenter
Mission Uguguay Montevideo
Horacio Quiroga 6350
Montevideo C.P. 11.500

Well we think this is right finally.

Immediate family can write to Lindsay at the same e-mail

Friends and family can write to her at:

You will need to write Hermana Lindsay Carpenter at the top of your

letter, the mission home will then copy the letter and send it to her.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Look! A real gaucho!

These are internet images of Melo, Uruguay, where Lindsay is currently serving.

A horse drawn wagon in front of a gas station?

This map shows how close Melo is to Brazil.

Skyline of the town.

Arriving in Uruguay and Meeting the Mission President

Dear Carpenter Family,

Today we went to the airport in Montevideo, Uruguay, to pick up Sister Carpenter and invite her into our mission. She arrived a little tired, but full of excitement and enthusiasm to get to work.

We have spent the day with her getting to know her, and we have recognized that she will be an asset to us here in the mission. With this time that we have had with her she has shown many talents that will be put to use in blessing the lives of many wonderful people.

With the morning comes the day of transfers, where she will meet her trainer and after head off for her first area in order to start ¨ [bringing] to pass the immortality and eternal life of man¨.

We are now sending you a photo that we took with her this afternoon. As you can see, she is extremely excited and ready to start. We are so excited to have your daughter with us and hope that you receive this photo with excitement and pride in all that your daughter has done to prepare herself for the opportunity that she now has to serve the Lord for the next eighteen months.


The Da Silva´s

Grupo 467A at the CCM in Argentina

Here is Linday in a group shot at the Missionary Training Center in Argentina just before she left. Look for a turquois jacket.

'I think I’m going to be leaving on August 11th... so not much longer. it will be a Tuesday... not this next one, but the next. on Saturday we get to go proselytizing again!! yay! the gripe I think that{s flue... is getting better so we can go out. I’ve got such a fever to get out of here!!! feel the road under my feet and wind in my face... I have been going a little crazy. we say we are all just righteous concentration victims... it’s ok... I think once we get some actual time in the mission we will calm down a bit. we have a good time though in our class rooms. one thing that we do is have English fasts every week and we keep track of how many times each of us messes up and speaks English but when we get 5 or now its three times... we have to do a ‘prenda’, or a consequence... such as singing a song solo... or reciting something while rubbing your belly and patting your head...etc. it’s fun and it makes us learn a lot of Spanish in a day. also going out and actually talking to the people helps us with the Spanish. It’s come to the point now that we don{t really need much more instructing... it’s all just going to come with time and with practice."

CCM Argentina

This is where Lindsay lived while learning Spanish better and learning how to teach the lessons that missionaries give. She was there from Jun 11th to August 11th. In her own words...

"We are just working on teaching lesson one in Spanish and in English. When we teach in English it’s mostly to learn the doctrine and to learn how to teach effectively, but when we teach in Spanish we are trying to get the phrases down and learn how to put the sentences together. I have a great gospel vocab now, but other things are still lacking, but I have noticed its coming easier now and I{m more comfortable to speak with the Latinos here. Every night after class we set up appointments to practice teaching, or get taught ourselves so that means from six thirty am to about 10 pm we are just going, going, going…"