Monday, October 26, 2009

Letters Home 10/26/2009

The first is mine that I got from you can see not much!

hey i had problems with my email and the freaking computer deleted it when i went to send it so I'm out of time love you

its all good that you
have been busy. you didn't talk about your new calling though. so what is up with that?? how is it going. how are the missionaries in the ward? are they as good as elder yates and keir??

me and my comp are good. its getting easier to talk to him and stuff so that is good. we work together as well as we can with the difference in language and stuff like that. there are a lot of things that are just
different in jokes and athings that i don't understand but its all good.

my area is good its my first one so i
don't know what is up with the difference and stuff like that. but we cover 4 colonials and 2 are pretty ghetto so we try not to go there at night but if we have appointments and stuff we just don't contact. the people are different here. back home its like i don't care what you have go away. here its like that but they don't tell you that they just make appointments and than we never see them again. some might come around if we go by enough but they are willing to talk for the most part.

Spanish is getting better. i think. but its still hard to catch every thing. depending on the person i can catch like 50 to 60 percent. its just the accent and how well they pronunciate. its getting better but than when they start talking about stuff outside the gospel I'm lost completely. its just going to take time.

what do you mean more comfortable with the area?? i
know pretty much where everyone that we need lives if that is the question...

the weirdest thing i have eaten is a
platino. its similar to a banana at least that's what it looks like a giant banana. but they fry it in oil and its weird but i like it. i haven't really had anything to weird to eat i ate sometning that turns your pee red but i don't what it is called.

we have a couple families and than a couple individuals, so its good. one family is really close to baptism which is way cool to see.

love you
elder price

Monday, October 19, 2009

October 19, 2009

ok so that is awesome that it was good. this week has been good. i had divisions this week with my zone leader, he is in my district and needed a baptismal interview so it was fun, i learned a lot and he can speak english so that was a relief. im not sure what is better though cause when were teaching i can ask him a word or how to say something which is nice but at the same time im more likley to remember the word if i have to look it up and not be able to say it. i like the fact that i have to speak in spanish its hard but its getting easier to talk to him which is legit. the language is getting better i think but im not sure. when the spirit is strong its a lot easier to understand but there are some people that are just hard to understand anyway. they mumble and dont pronounce the words. my comp is good, we get along good, its hard to be around him when he is with other latinos but i heard thats normal. he tries to show off and stuff, we have a ward of like 100 people that assist so its all good, the members are awesome. we have appointments with them sometimes and there all way good. im eating a lot of different things the weirdest thing that i have had the trouble of eating is straight tomatos but there actually pretty good. i realized that a lot of things that i didnt like i never really tried. but a normal meal is black beans and something else. for breakfast we eat eaggs. we have a member that we pay and makes us breakfast and lunch. they are an awesome family. well about the street vendors we arent supposed to eat off the street but it smells so good and its so cheap. we need to stop doing it but we dont eat dinner a lot of the time and its hard to walk past them and be hungry its no excuse but its the best food i have eaten so far.for laundry the suegra of the obispo does the laundry so we take it ob¡ver there and she does it for us. it takes a couple days so we take it over there like 2 times a week. the bishop is an awesome man though. its different here. the secretary to the bishop is 18. so its weird seeing people that are younger thatn me being so active in trhe affairs of the ward. if we need to go somewhere in our area we walk but if we go to district or zone things we take busses. the busses are insane. but they are so fun. we have a mission rule that we cant be on busses unless we are all the way in the bus. its weird. we can walk from one end to the other in like 20 minutes walking fast. yea we are in guatemala city. its hard i can look out my front door and see the volcano that is 30 minutes away that at the base is antigua yet in another mission so we cant go there. but guatemala city is pretty big. its nice, we ae in the zone that all the shopping is and stuff like that. its the nice part. its weird that people stare at me because im white though the little kids especialy are shocked to see a gringo. but its all good its just not common. so we have a family that is really close to baptism and it is awesome cause we found this family during this change so its not like the missionaries have been teaching them forever. i dont know its hard to explain but its awesome. love you all.
elder price

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hey. So today is p day last week was just for email since we missed it and changes and everything. So I don’t really know what is happening. I have no idea what you all want to know.

Send pictures of the wedding and stuff. So pinnacle is actually doing good? That is awesome. I’m not sure what to say we teach and I basically testify only. Not much teaching they talk so fast that it’s hard to understand everything so i get sentences and that is about it. The members are really nice we have met a couple of them and stuff. So all the members think its hilarious that I don’t speak Spanish.

What questions do you have for me???

My companion, yea I like him. He is a good missionary and stuff its hard to talk to him and stuff and we both get confused when I try to talk to him. Oh so last night the lights went out while we were like 30 minute walk from home. So we had to walk home because we cant be out when the lights go off. So we saw people trying to plan how to rob us like 2 times last night so we went to a member’s house that is right across from us and I taught them a lesson. It was really good. Yea, but whatever, as long as we are worthy than its all good, we will be protected. Faith is an awesome thing. The lord knows what is happening. i don’t have anything on me that they want anyway. I have like no money and stuff so its all good. They can have a pamphlet and a book of Mormon. It’s hard right now but it gets better when i know what happening. i just need to learn the language. We found an awesome family to teach and stuff. They are so good. they came to church yesterday and are really interested. familia duarte. There are 2 kids 14 lillian and johnathan 11. Its awesome to see them.

Hey so i got an email from Lynnette about her mission and stuff. She wanted to know about the mtc. Its pretty legit, there is a lot of time to learn and be in class, the spirit is so strong there. Sundays in the mtc are awesome, there so different in the field, we worked through all Sunday except church, but its all good. It just doesn’t feel like Sundays. Is it English or Spanish mission? Utica New York. Where is phatella kid at? But it’s awesome. The food messes you up though. But its awesome

Love elder price

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Seth Leaves the MTC

Yesterday Seth finished his training at the Guatemala MTC and entered the mission. We had gotten a letter from the MTC mission president and didn't expect to hear from him until next week and today were very excited when we both got an email from him. Here they are.

Seth is the first row of Elders behind the Sisters 2nd from the right.

OK so i already wrote dad so you know that my comp is a native who doesn't speak English, its difficult but i can talk as long as he remembers to speak slow. Its funny for him and slightly frustrating for me, but its all good.

there are 2 other elders in my zone from my group. I'm not sure whats up with the elders they seem to be messing around a lot cause we all do Internet together but whatever, its weird. I just want to work but we have some district meeting. I have never been in a cold shower before today, either I'm stupid or there is no hot water and I'm guessing there is no hot water but i am not that intelligent. The city is super dirty, there is trash everywhere but i think that is just a sign of a third world country. buses and stuff are insane they barely stop. its intense. I got an email thing from Lopez I'm not sure if that's what he was talking about but i got something.. I'm going to try to figure how to send pictures but don't count on anything. love you
elder price

OK so that piece that the camera connects to is broken so no pics. sorry
yea it wont go into the camera so i don't know if the inside is broken or if its the connector. I'll probably end up buying another memory card. you can get a 4 gb for like 20 bucks. I just need to remember to not keep the memory cared in the camera or if i get robbed there are no more pictures. love you gotta go

One to David........

Hey, so its been a weird couple days, we woke up at 5 yesterday and left around 6, we met with president and had our interviews. I got a letter from Brad and Lopez that got sent here, so that was cool but its been intense. I was one of the few who has a companion that doesn't speak English. I'm in the city and have quite a bit of area. My area is called castillo lara. Its pretty legit but we haven't done any work yet, just set up everything cause with meetings we didn't get home till yea. I'm not sure what is happening.

Conference was awesome. throughout the whole thing I took notes and stuff and i got more out of this conference than any other that I have watched. I cant remember what else has happened this week. My companion is from Honduras and it sucks cause a lot of stuff is going down in Honduras with government right now. but he leaves in 6 weeks so I will most likely be in this area for a couple transfers which is cool. Its a lot different than the mtc. I have pictures but I'm not sure how to send them so computer skills are not good. Thanks for telling me about grandma and grandpa deacon.
love you elder price

This is a picture of the group that left the MTC yesterday. Some are headed for different missions in Guatemala, Honduras and 2 other central America countries.