Monday, November 30, 2009

Letter Home 11/30/09

OK so this week has been good. we worked hard and had a lot of opportunities to teach. we went to zone conference and we had interviews and stuff. that was really good it was the first time that i really talked to president. the interviews he has are normally really short so i was expecting like the normal three minutes or so. but i asked him some questions that got him talking and we talked for 30 minutes in spanglish cause my spanish is not the best and his english is not the best. but it was really good i feel a lot better about president. there are a lot of missionaries here that don't like it was hard to get a feel for what he was like but after my interview i like the guy. but we have 3 baptismal dates. one for the 12 and two for the 25. apparently they don't celebrate Christmas on the 25 its the 24 here so that is interesting. but I'm trying to work and stuff. its weird to write one person and than have them post something. but whatever. I'm not sure what the heck is happening with that. but me and my comp had a rough couple days where we didn't talk and stuff. but we read something in preach my gospel and we starting praying together on a consistent basis and it has really helped, we have worked harder than any other week so far. so hopefully that stays this week too. but yea. love all yall
elder price

Questions for Seth

This was our letter to him:
Tenemos 5 preguntas para ti: (we have 5 questions for you)

1. Porqué estás sirviendo una misión? (Why are you serving a mission?)
2. Qué es tu aspecto favorito de ser un misionero? (What is your favorite aspect of being a missionary?)
3. Qué cosas te gustan acerca de guatemala? (What things do you like about Guatemala?)
4. Qué echas de menos el mas de Jared? (What do you miss the most about Jared? I don't think I wrote the question correctly though!)
5. Qué es la comida más extraño que has comido? (What is the strangest food you have eaten?)

Con amor
Gemma y Jared

His Reply:
1: estoy sirviendo un mision porque, quiero servir el senor y es la mas importante cosa en el mundo. tenemos un cosa en nuestros vidas que los personas en el mundo no tienen. hay un escrituro en d y c seccion 16 versiculo 6, este es un escritura que david me muestra. es sobre que es la mas importante cosa en el mundo. compartir el evangelio. ( I am serving a mission because I was to serve the Lord and it is the most important thing in the world. We have something in our lives that people in the world don't have. There is a scripture in D&C 16:6, this is a scripture that David taught me. It's about what is the most important thing in the world... to share the gospel.)
2: mi aspecto favorito es la oportunidad a ver la cambia que ocurrio en los vidas de personas. muchas veces hablamos con personas que tienen problemas y la vida de ellos a trafves el evangeloi es mas mejor. bueno a ver. (My favorite aspect is the opportunity to see the change that occurs in the lives of people. Many times, we are talking with people who have problems and their lives through the gospel is much better. It is good to see)
3: me gusta muchas cosas pero un cosa es la historia. hay muchas personas que creen que este es la lugar que el libro de mormon paso. este es la real cosa a traves este lugar muchas cosas ocurrio. me gusta la oportunidad a leer el libro de mormon y estudiar por otros. ( I like a lot of things but one is the history. There are many people that believe that this is the place where the book of mormon took place. This is a real thing, many things happened in this place. I like the opportunity to read the book of mormon and study through others)
5:no se es differente pero bueno. ( I don't know, it is different but good)
love yall
elder price

Monday, November 23, 2009

Seth 11/23/09

hey how are you all.
so i don't know what is up but no one has written me. there is nothing really happening here. my comp is really baggy and its frustrating because he doesn't want to work. but I'm doing the best i can and trying. I'm going to talk to president this week. we have interviews with him. so yea, the only other thing that happened was we have a baptism date with orlando. December 12. that's pretty cool. were trying to line up some more with familia duarte but we will see. they want to be baptised but we need to teach them more. love you all. its all good but i sent pictures. its thanksgiving?' they don't celebrate it here. but i got to go. love you guys
elder price

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pictures from Seth

Here are some pictures seth wanted me to post for everyone! He did not give an explanation for them so you'll have to wait till next week to find out about them.

Una Carta en Español de Seth

mi español es muy horrible. pero es porque yo. la verdad es que no haciendo nada a aprender mas. solo hablando con mi compa. pero este cambia necesito hacer mas porque estamos hablando en ingles. el tenia 11 companeros de los estados unidos y quiere ensenar ingles despues la mision. fue a universidad antes. el tiene 3 anos en la iglesia y casi 2 anos el la mision. es bueno pero el quiere salir por su casa. este cambia va a estar muy dificil. pero ahora esta bien. vamos a trabajar y yo voy a hacer todo en mi poder a trabajar. pues, se llama elder escalante y es de salvador. es bueno a leer sus cartas en espanol estoy mas lento y necesito pensar sobre palabras pèro es bueno por mi. hay un investigado que solo quiere escuchar a los lecciones en ingles el habla bueno y es va a escuchar. gracias por su tiempo en escribiendome. te quiero
elder price

My spanish is horrible. But it's because of me. The truth is that I'm not doing anything to learn more. Only speaking with my companion. But this exchange, I need to do more because we talk in English. My companion had 11 companions from the united states and he wants to learn enlglish after the mission. He went to a universtiy before. He's been in the church for 3 years and almost 2 years in the mission. It's good but he wants to go home. This exchange is going to be difficult, but right now it's good. We are going to work and I am going to do everything in my power to work. Well my companion's name is Elder Escalante and he's from Salvador. It is good to read your letters en spanish. I am very slow and need to think about the words but it is better for me. There is an investigator that only wants to listen to the lessons in english. He speaks well and is going to listen. Thanks for your time in writing me. I love you Elder Price

Letter Home 11/18/09

OK so elder escalante es de salvador. he has 21 months in the mission field and that means he has 2 changes left. its hard to have to plan and everything he doesn't know our investigators and he knows nothing about the area except we cant go down a street. there is this huge prostitute thing in our area. but besides the point. we are going to work if i can help`it this change and as long as were together if that means that i send 2 missionaries home in a row than were going to work. its hard and we didn't work that hard the last week of last change. he had me on divisions and had a party on our house and stuff. so its a little ridiculous but whatever.

this is new change. our investigators are doing good. familia duarte we are going to place a fecha with and get them ready for baptism we are thinking about the first week in December for them and same time roughly for Orlando. he is ready and stuff its just hard to get him to talk clearly so i am lost a lot when he is talking but its all good, familia laines is not progressing they said they received answers about joseph smith and the plan of salvation but they wont come to church they say they will but when we pass by to pick them up there is always an excuse. so were not sure what to do to help them with. they need to act to gain that faith and take a step. they assist a different church at least one of the sons and the mom but its hard to work through that.

love you all elder price

that's awesome about tucker. get me his email or something to write him. that's way cool. but he has to wait a long time like i did so that kinda sucks.

so my new comp is from salvador. he speaks pretty good English and stuff so its easier but its not going to help my Spanish. i have heard that your second change the language like doubles so we will see what happens with that. but he has 21 months in the mission and only 2 changes left so i will either leave after this change or I'm going to send him home. not sure how that's going to be he seems kinda baggy but we will see we have only been together for a couple days.

you have a cooking club??? that's probably the lamest thing i have ever heard of. all you do is get together and cook??? i hate to tell you but your getting but I'm sure its fun and the food has to be really good, right...

why is caleb and josh playing football with the elders? how do they play. who else is their age..i was looking for a name on the ward list i have from home and i don't know anyone in our ward..its crazy.

OK so this week not much happened we had a conference with all three missions that cover the cap so north central and south. i saw some guys from the ccm which was cool and stuff like that. i went on divisions after that and hung out with valladolid. he came in with me.but he freaking didn't go to the ccm he was in the mtc for 2 and a half weeks. i talked to a dude on cocaine. at least my comp says he was on cocaine. but other than that nothing happened. everything is going by fast. there are so many people that we can help and not enough time to do it all. but its all good. love you all

elder price

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

primero, espanol es mas dificil cuando habla en tu. pero es bueno porque necesito aprender la forma de tu. en la ccm sol aprendi como hablar en usted. pero mi compa siempre hablando en tu y vos. quiero aprender vos pero no hay personas a hablar en vos algun misioneros hablan en tu y otros no. hay muchas personas que hablan a nosotros en tu y es muy diferente.ahora no hay mucho festivales. dia de los muertos y la noche de brujas son no grande aqui. no muchas personas los celebran. no se. pero misioneros dijeron que durante navidad los catolicos tienen un Jesus negro. es un grande statue y ellos caminan a traves la callle con esto apastasia basura. me gusta la mision. hay muchas personas que tengo la oportunidad conocer de los estados unidos y toda central america y sin la mision no conozco ellos. dios me da este oportunidad y soy gracias a dios por lo. en 3 mesas puedo hablar a personas en un idioma differente que mio. yo se que Dios es en este obra y no hay manera que gringos tontos como yo pueden hablar sin ayuda divina. gracias por su carta. te quiero
elder price
voy a tomar mas fotos por ustedes por proximo semana.

Letter Home 11 10 09

no not all of my money got stolen and there isn't anything that pres can do. so it s not worth telling him. but its all good. i don't know if the guy is OK or not we didn't stay and watch what happened. he wasn't moving but there was an ambulance that was like 5 cars back so he got need to chill out and relax. there is nothing that happened that i cant deal with.

just Spanish is driving me crazy. we had another thing with another zone yesterday that went well. it was good to see the others from my ccm group.

the ward is good we just need a new ward mission leader the one we have is inactive so its not really working for us. but we will see what happens when we get a new one. but other than that everything is good. we get along well as a companionship so its all good but now I'm freaking out about trying to get a new comp in and be able to get us everywhere that we need to go and stuff like that. but that isn't until next Monday.

so i think that Internet for us is on Tuesday again but I'm not positive we don't find anything out until the day before normally. but its all good.

i got this sick jersey last week its brasil and legit. i think i have a picture of it. but not sure if its a good one. but yea.

well with the family he is leaving for Nicaragua this week so it is good and bad because then we aren't teaching him but its good because we are going to progress with the family a lot more. its better to progress as a family though. but that's about it for me this week we are going to a conference today with elder acosta who if the other missionaries are right is in the presidency of the 70 and there is a rumor that elder anderson is going to be there too so I'm stoked for that. and after I'm going on divisions for two days with this elder that came here same time as me but was only in the mtc for 3 weeks cause he already knows Spanish. cool kid though.

love you all
elder price
pics ccm president and wife i look weird in the picture though.
me in jersey and close up on brasil

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Letters Home 11/3/09

what up. so nothing super exciting happened this week we have two people that committed to baptism now we just have to set a date. we need to figure out what is happening with this familia duarte and finish teaching them so they can but there is the problem of the abuelo, he is super evangelico and has a lot of "questions" but its hard. he is hard to understand and stuff but then there are people that i can talk to and have a conversation with. so its off and on with the Spanish depending on the person and how hard i concentrate on losteninga instead of translating. when i try to translate i lose it but when i just listen i understand more. but yea that is about it. love you

elder price
ok so we got some pics. my ccm district my comp the volcano is antigua and my district in the mtc

well there are a lot of different things that are good about the language for the most part i feel down about the language but its just going to take time. i know its going to come and i know that i have only been here for a couple months but its just that I'm not happy with where I'm at i just am not satisfied with what i have i just want to talk. its all good though i think its coming along good. i can communicate what i need to inside of the gospel.

the weather is cold right now in the nights. i am hot during the day but when the sun goes down its cold it has been raining the last couple of days and its freaking cold. but its not bad. we were walking in the rain and we looked like we just jumped in a pool.

i cant trust any missionaries anymore though we had a 2 zone p day yesterday and i left my stuff in a room in the church with other stuff of other missionaries and money is gone but its all good its more the fact that i cant leave my stuff with other missionaries. but whatever.

my comp is from Honduras he is getting ready to go home but we are still working and everything. his name is elder mendez. he doesn't speak english. i love it here its a lot different here but its a blast. so we were walking to the bus for our area and we crossed the street and we have to cross another street to get to the bus and when we were standing there 4 guys were going to the opposite side and i saw this dude get nailed by a suv. he flipped in the air and landed with his head on the ground it was insane. it was so crazy to see. but we were just standing where that guy was hit. so wow...but i love it here other than the crazy drivers.

love you elder price