Monday, December 13, 2010
ok so really in this ward its like the member will give us references and thsi week we have recieved 8 references from members and its hard because the people just give them but dont show any initiative or anything or follow up. they just are like here you go have fun, oh well can you come with us or can you invite them over and stuff. oh well I’m busy and we are never here..so they are like not interested in what happens to their friends or somthing there are a couple families that are willing to help us but they are genuinely busy and stuff. its just hard and when they can help us is in the night and they dont want to go outside in the night because its dangerous and stuff...so it’s not like they want to leave the safety of their homes to go out and walk the streets and a lot of the members don’t have cars so we would be walking sometimes for a while i mean the areas aren’t as big as the states. where they have 2 or 3 wards to cover but it is big enough to take some time to walk around and make visits...so I’m not sure what, they don’t want to help and don’t see the importance of it.so I’m not sure what to tell you...it’s a lot easier in the states with your cars and cell phones and what not...love you pop
interesting.... so i dont know what you guys were thinking...i just wanted to call and i knew that you would expect it closer to christmas so i decided to call early....so yea....i thought that maybe i would wake you up but the time is actually later here.....that is interesting....
tell lydia not to worry...there will be time to talk in a couple weeks...but i guess a lot has changed i remember that lydia never slept early, she was always one of the last to go to bed...so that is different to hear that she was asleep...
so that is awesome to hear about vickie. im glad that everything worked out for them...no cancer is defintely good...so what is happening now? is the surgery an easy one or is it in a tough spot what is up now.....
so this week my comp wanted to do a game thing as part of the lesson wiht an investigator.....so ill explain the game and than the gospel principle that we tought...
so we went and bought flour no as missionaries we do not stock up on flour in the house....than we bought like little dulces or candies like something small but not too small....like the size of two eminems or something like that but one piece together.. so you have to pack the flour in a plastic cup and than turn the cup upside down so the flour stays together....than put the dulce on top of the flour....in the middle. than take a knife and cut the flour off of the sides...the point is to cut the flour off untill you make it fall over...everyone has a turn at cutting the flour..whoever knocks it over has to pick up the dulce with there mouth with out hands, to make it harder you put the dulce in the middle of the plate that the cup of flour was on..than you od it again untilll everyone has lost except one person....you cant clean the flour off of your face. so everyone but one person has flour on there face..than we talked about repentance and how in life everyone is going to get dirty with sin...and only one person can help us become clean. there is noway to become clean by ourselves because we are all manchado. only though christ can we become clean...so i thought that it was a good lesson and they undestand the importance of the atonement and why it has to be through christ....
well that was a piece of my week i got all dirty because i lost but it was a good lesson...i love you
Monday, November 22, 2010
so what is happening to lydia now?? is there anyone else in the fam that is allergic to amovicillin?? im not allergic to anything that i know of....is that stuff normally genetic or is it random?
ok so i know that adam is a good kid, you were the worried one not me..but its all good, hw will be ok and do whats right..what is he going to do about a mission..i was talking to another missionary and he gets home in 3 months but his little brother leaves 9 days for the mtc after he gets home...that would suck but i guess its better than what happened to jared and aaron not seeing each other at all...so are there any new youth in our ward now any new young men?? has our ward grown bigger in the youth, there wasnt really anyone my age in the ward....but its all good.
so last monday night we ran from a drunk which wasnt really running we were walking fast and he was running but not straight...he fell like 3 times than we talked to the other elders because he said there names when we were waiting for the bus he caught up when we had no where else to go...he was an investigator of the area that is right next to mine...soooo they had some more to teach him but he was supposedly a good investigator and had a fecha so i dont know but that has happened to me too...find our investigators drunk or smoking when they have said theyñ stopped and stuff, its frustrating but that is the one thing that we always have, agency....it sucks sometimes though...
but i had the amazing opportunity to go to the temple again..it has been like 3 months since i have gone last....how often do you go to the temple?? do you go a lot? i really want to try me best to go every week when i get home. but that is in a while so we willl see what happens when i get home....
i love you mom and thank you for your letters...
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Monday, November 15, 2010
a mi es interesante a apreder espanol de otros pais..differentes palabras y accentos yo tengo accento de gringo y todo via me cuesta a decir el r .....good golly its hard i cant rol my rs very well.....
pero todos me entienden....en serio ya estan celebrando navidad. en guatemala tambien pero ellos no tienen otro holliday i forget that word....no celebran accion de gracias....yo entiendo que es mas facil pero es temprano....y tambien yo pienso que water aerobics es un poco extrano pero es para ayudarte con tu rodilla, y como estas con todo en tu rodilla.....todo esta bine o que esta pasando?? este semana fue divertido. un poco diferente con nuestro horrario. fuimos a cantar por otro zona y a syudar un otro area contactar un feria....entonces fue diferente pero bien chilero, es lo mismo que calidad, tambien de guatemala....pues me tengo que ir, te quiero
Calidad is just from Guatemala.. it’s cool. The president uses it to say quality but that’s because he’s from Salvador.
It’s interesting to me to learn Spanish from other countries, different words and accents. I have a gringo accent and it’s still hard for me to say ‘r’… good golly its hard I can’t roll my r’s very well… But everyone understands me… Seriously they are already celebrating Christmas in Guatemala too but they don’t have another holiday. They don’t celebrate Thanksgiving… I get it that it’s easier but its early and I think that water aerobics is a little weird too but it’s to help your knee and how are you with your knee… is everything okay or what’s going on? This week was fun. Our schedule was a little different. We went to sing for another zone and help an area contact during a celebration… so it was different but chilero, it means the same as calidad, also a word just from Guatemala… well I gotta go. Love ya
Monday, November 8, 2010
pues esta bien en guatemala, todo calidad.
cuanto tiempo tienen este pareja a vivir en utah?? mucho no mucho jared me dijo algo de ellos la sesmana pasada pero nada es nuevo....este semana empecemos a hacer cosas differente. estaba en divisiones con mis lideres de zona y estaba recordando que me dijo mi lider de distrito de las familias y todos las familias con quiemn pudimos hablar en el cemetario, y que hizo mi lider de distrito, el fue a un super mercado y contacto familias. contacto como 130 familias entonces fuimos con elder barret (mi lider de zona)encontramos muchos personas que acceptaron a escucharnos y quieren que pasamos por sus casas. ellder barret es loco es de mi mismo grupo pero realmente nunca hable con el antes. es un hombre un poco raro pero todo bien. entiendo el un poco mas ahora.
entonces esta bien que se van a ir a arizona para accion de gracias y diviertense con su familia y la mia tambien....estaba pensando y no hay mucho tiempo hasta navidad y podemos hablar por telefono muy pronto. es algo differente a pensar. tiempo es corriendo. pero si este fue un pensamiento que me hizo pensar....te quiero
Well everything is good in
How long has that couple lived in
That’s cool you guys are going to Arizona for Thanksgiving and to have fun with your family and mine too…I was thinking, there’s not much time left ‘til Christmas and soon we will be able to talk on the phone. It’s something different to think about. Time is flying.
OK so this week we had zone conference. it was interesting and stuff. I'm almost positive that i have never had a zone conference like that. this new missionary that we have well its a couple...they are crazy he was a public motivational speaker and is trying to help with the enthusiasm in the mission..so he had a board with like 5 balloons on it and a dart. he picked someone to throw the dart and the balloons had a name in each one and the name of one of us..so whoever got called had to go up in front of everyone and demonstrate being enthusiastic. well you know me I'm not the most enthusiastic person..well my name was in the first balloon that got popped. so i had to go up there and teach a principle being enthusiastic in 30 seconds. i wasn't enthusiastic enough so i did it than he made me do it again and than he said sit down and talked for a minute. than said OK everyone give a round of applause and i had to do it again...so i ended up yelling and sounding like a baptist preacher i felt weird that we were clappping and yelling in the chapel but it was actually really fun...a lto different than usual...
but yea that was the main thing that happened in my week and divisions with my zl that is crazy..nothing really new. love you
hey so i got the other letter about all the details and stuff. i think its cool to about your mission and the rain so i can understand why you like to hear details now..
ok so i told mom abotu what happened with the guy and stuff but brief overview..he talked to president alvarado adn gave his number to him so i than got the number and stuff from president and called him he was supposed to call this morning and tellme wahtr time to be at the office but he never called so that is was happened...but yea now im feeling fine, i ate something the other night and got sick but it was jsut the night. i threw up adn than felt better and took some pills that my comp gave me and felt better but that was about it....
we are doing good we found like 10 new families this week and havent had time to go to all of them we contacted in a grocery store which was an idea from my dl adn it worked really well we hear normally trhe same excuses and its easy to tell when they are not interested because they start lying adn just going through a list of excuses starting from im busy to im catholic....so they jsut list off the same old stuff...im pretty sure its universal..sometimes i think that they are all taking classes in there churches to know what to say to "get rid of us" but when they really dont watn to talk we dont force them we calim the privledg of worshipping almighty God according tothe dictates of our own consiounce and allow all men the same privledge, let them worship how where or what they may...i thik igot it right.
yea so im doing good and really focusing on what to do and whta to do better. but yea, i have a question about i guess you can call it doctrine. so is it wrong to eat the sacrament bread after that has been blessed?? i saw that yesterday and i dont hink that it is right but what can i do if the bishop is the one doing it???so jsut a question that i wasnt sure about. love you pop
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
at least he is coming to church. you forgot to help me out with my request of help but its all good. you cant just do things for others or it will just frustrate or finally not want to do it and hate it for them "forcing" you to do something...at least that is what i think. its like converts they can feel good and feel like it is good but if they don't pray and find out for themselves they will not stay active in the church when they first trial comes they wont be able to handle it and will leave the Church....everyone needs their own testimony just let him find out...i love you
Letter to David
ok so there was changes but i am still here and so is my comp so noting new there. i am happy t obe here but struggling with my comp naion.....he is difficult to understand sometimes...i asked pres about it in the last interviews...he told me about a companion of his in his mission...he said that this companion really tried to love him and part of that was that he gave of everything he had...he wanted to share and really work together on p day and stuff the first thing we do is split up and do some divisions to get away from each other but he said that this companion always stayed with him and really helped him progress in English so that he wouldn't feel uncomfortable when he was around gringos....so its really important to love tahat was the advice that pres gave me to love. so that is what i am trying to do and to listen to his input and what he wants to try to understand him better and why he does things different...
they dont celebrate Halloween in some Latin countries they have dia de los muertos or day of the dead to homor and remember there ancestors but that is more popular in mexico so they don't really do anythintg for this time. they have this food that is in November called fiambre that is a bunch of different meat but into one dish. so i will be eating that in a couple weeks i think i have talked my comedor into celbrating thanksgiving with us...that is in a month but its harder to do things last minute i have learned. and especially for something like turkey it is expensive and its a lot harder to do in this country...i found someone who trians all the people who work for Pillsbury in central America and he is going to hel me with a pumpkin pie....so we will celebrate thanksgiving this year it was a little weird last year...well pop i ate something that i never wanted to. it was actually not bad i just had to get over the fact that i knew what i was eating...stomach...its actually not bad...i liked it its chewy though...so yea that is my weird food experience of the week....love you and hope all is well at home.
pues no estoyt enfermo. senti mejor este semana u realmente si tengo problemas con mi compa pero todo esta mejorando. solo con tiempo creo. pero si. entonces este semana era de los cambios. y nos avisaron lunes pasado en la noche. no teniamos cambios entonces estoy en lo mismo area con el mismo companero voy a tener casi seis meses en este area. entonces esta bien por que mi cmpanero es un poco raro pero estamso trabajando y todo.
ok pero si. este semana nos avisaron de un reunion que tuvimos con el presidente de mision. y fuimos y el nos dijo todas las cosas que estamos haciendo mal el la mison como siempre pero tenemos un nuevo pareja de viejos. se llaman elder y hna hatch. son buenas viejos pero no haablan muy bien el espanol. es como casi podemos entender en espanol pero son comicos. no tengo mucho a escribir este semana. saber porque. pues si espero que todo esta bien con tu. te quiero
Well I’m not sick. I felt better this week. truth be told, I have problems with my companion but everything’s getting better… just with time I think. But ya it was exchange week and they let us know last Monday night, we didn’t have exchanges so I’m in the same area with the same companion and I will have been in this area for almost 6 months now. So it’s okay because my companion is a little weird but we’re working and all.
Okay so ya this week they told us we had a meeting with the mission president and so we went and he told us all the things that we’re doing poorly en the mission as always, but we have a new senior couple. They are Elder and Sister Hatch. They’re a good senior couple but they don’t speak Spanish very well. We can barely understand them in Spanish, but they’re funny. I don’t have much to write this week. So ya I hope that everything is good with you.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
ok but so i found out what is holding back one of my investigators.....so the problem was that she needed to get married. but that problem was with papers. so we were like ok we will go get the papers and all that stuff all we need is your complete names. than she said oh well i actually already have my papers ok so we will go talk to bishop who is a lawyer and set up the marriage. uh elders yo no quiero casarme...or elders i don't want to get married...WHAT!!! why, well i can't tell you now i will tell you on Sunday when the kids aren't there...ok so i waited all week cause that happened on Tuesday.....Sunday comes around. after church i was like can we talk now...she was like ok so we went outside and she told us that she has a lot of problems with her boyfriend and that they are going to separate so i was like ok you know the importance of the family and how they are meant to be together, she was like yea. but he doesn't want me to come to the church and he is trying to stop me and stuff. oh well that is a little different so i was like ok well when i was a little mean but its better to do it fast than to live in sin....so than the other problem came out. if she kicks him out because they live with all her family that he will take their 2 kids. i have never had a situation like that mom what would you tell her?? i know nothing about that kind of problems...so help....
i love you and hope that everything is good for you guys
Adam emailed me...have a good week
Monday, October 11, 2010
ok entonces mi semana fue un poco mal tambien no he mencionado ninguna cosa pero estos ultimos 2 semanas he estado enfermo no puedo hacer mucho y tengo un gran dolor de cabeza y mi garganta y todo pero esta bien mi toz esta mejorando...
ok entonces en esta mal noticia siempre estamos haciendo trabajo pero un poco meos este semana no tengo mucho energia peor no me importa. los miembros me dicen que la razon que no estoy mejor es porque no me cuida. me bano con agua fria y siempre estamos afuera. pero si..
ok este semana fue un poco lento por esto.....
que puedo tomar que es bueno para estos symptoms. trabajas en un farmacia que me puedes recomendar???
ok entonces miercoles,
despierto me lucho a salir de la cama. oro y voy al bano. me recoerde que el espejo se cayo y no tenemos mas que pedacitos. tenemos uj gran espejo pero no esta en el bano. uso el bano y todo de esto....salgo y trato a encontrar mi desayuno. siempre es lo mismo pues solo tengo dos opciones. avena o pankakes. pero mi pankake mix termino entonces avena...no queria hacer mis ejercicios. estudiamos. y vamos a trabajar. en la manana es bien lento solo estamos contactando. encontramos un hombre se llama edgar pero no es nuevo es un antiguo investigador, es loco tenemos citas por otros dias pero nadie bien pilas...vamos a almuerzo y el comedor siempre me dice que no me cuida y que quiere llamar a mi mama para decirle que tengo que cuidarme mas. nada mas paso solo visitamos otros en la noche y todo de esto. pero este es mi vida y realmente nada cambia mucho siempre visitamos y siempre estamos tratando a encontrar. te quiero
(I asked Seth to tell me about one single day from his week and tell me everything that happened that day…. That’s why he is giving weird details about his Wednesday)
Well my week was kinda bad too, I haven’t mentioned anything, but the last two weeks I’ve been sick and I can’t do much and I have a bad headache and my throat and all but it’s okay my cough is getting better.
Well even with this bad news we’re always doing work but a little less this week. I don’t have much energy but whatever. The members say the reason I’m not better is because I don’t take care of myself. I shower in cold water and we’re always outside. But ya…
So this week was kinda slow. What could I take that is good for these symptoms? You work in a pharmacy what could you recommend to me?
Okay well Wednesday.
I woke up and fought to get out of bed. I prayed and went to the bathroom. I remembered that the clock fell and all we have now are little pieces of clock. We have a big clock but it’s not in the bathroom. I use the bathroom and all of that… I leave and try to find my breakfast. It’s always the same, I only have two options. Oats or pancakes. But my pancake mix was gone so oats… I didn’t want to do my exercises. We studied and went to work. In the morning it was pretty slow, we were just contacting. We ran across a man named Edgar but he’s not a new contact, he’s an old investigator, he’s crazy (it’s crazy) we have appointment on other days but no one very good… We went to eat lunch and the cook is always telling me that I don’t take care of myself and that she wants to call my mom to tell her that I need to take care of myself more. Not much else happened, we just visit others at night and all that. But this is my life and really nothing changes much we’re always visiting and trying to find people.
so Columbus day what technically is that day celebrating??? when he supposedly landed in the Americas or what....
so i think that we don't get that Holiday off either, for one it is not celebrated here and 2 we don't get Holiday's off..just Christmas and just to talk to our families. so yea.
well its good to hear about everything that is happening at home it seems like everything is changing and if Jared cant recognize Caleb's voice i have no idea how i am going to be able to...jared talks to him like 1 a week or do they talk to them when you skype.
thanks for sending the package, i dont know what your talking about the ugly words in spanish. so yea haha. hey ave you heard from Tim?? how is he doing in Texas?? what is new with his family?? his dad in particular i remember you saying something about a change that started when Tim left. how is that going??
so this week was good I'm dying of sickness but I'm good a hermana in my ward wants to call you and complain how i don't take care of myself and you need to yell at me cause i don't listen....so that is news but i told her that you don't speak Spanish and she says that i am lucky ¡, but people are confused when i tell them that my family only speaks English they all want to know where i learned my Spanish..so its either that they are being really nice or my Spanish is actually understandable...so that makes me feel somewhat good. little kids are the worst i said that i have a dog in Arizona, and a little boy of like 6 or 7 years asked me, and it understands English??? i was confused and said yea she understands English she doesn't speak but she understands. he was thinking that all dogs understand Spanish and not English...i was trying not to laugh. so yea.
make sure you are doing your family home evenings and reading the book of Mormon as a family. make the house a place where the spirit can be but not just where it can be but where it is. if there is problems the spirit will work on you all and everyone will want to change. nothing can happen until we want to change. if we are forced to it is not changing. just doing what you want. everyone will be OK. i love you and know that you worry too much but normally these feelings are right.
tell Adam to write me .
Monday, October 4, 2010
president uchtdorf said that we need to learn to see ourselves as God does. if we see our potential and not what we are but what we can grow to be we will see ourselves in a whole new light and it will be easier to do what is right. we are his children and i think sometimes we as humans forget that..
D Todd Chkristofferson said that we need to consecrate our lives so that when he comes we are ready...its not something that will happen we need to serve and help others and strive to be like Christ. i htoght that was awesome when i think of the law of consecration normally i think of things that we have possessions but its a whole new aspect to think of my own life...he also said that life offers 2 things and they are time and what we do with that time i think that is good because that is really all we are here to do spend time and learn through our choices. so it is pretty simple way to explain it...
there are more things that i liked these are just a few but i need to write everyone else. last thing that elder arnold guy said stupid cow in his talk i was surprised. but he had an awesome talk on choices.the cow story was super good...
love you pop.
so i just saw the video and i think its funny but you forgot a little thing called weight classes... caleb weighs how much more than josh??
ok so yea i watched all the sessions we were in the chapel all day Saturday. i think we were the only ones who stayed the whole time its different here, people think that its not neccesaey to watch all the sessions just on Sunday, so I'm not sure why that is they just don't see the importance or something...
14 months tomorrow. its fast and I'm not sure what is going to happen its weird that a lot of my friends and stuff are going home so I'm not sure what that means but i hear the more time you have in mission the fewer people you know and your last change in mission you don't know anyone but who is in your group it seems like. so its weird being older in mission but its just normal now its comfortable to do this. i Love being here and really helping people.
so dad told me more details than you did about your new job...congrats on that. its weird to think of you being out of the house and all that i liked getting home and having you there I'm not sure what is happening at home in the video everyone there is different, you got a new tv i saw..but its going to be completely different when i arrive home.. hope everything is good for you guys and that you all watched conference for all the sessions...how much time in missino does Lynette have?? she is up there istn she?
did you send that package that you said you would or toda via no....love you
i love confernce and learned so much cool stuff. i wish that i listened to conference like this before but its so cool to llisten to them. they need to do it 4 times a year instead of 2...its not enough. ok so we watch and i take notes for it all. we go to taco bell, it was saturday, and eat go back ot the church and than listen to the goodness of the gospel otra vez.. we stayed adn jsut talked played uno it was a lazy day and we werent near our area. we would of had to take a 30 minute bus back to our area...so we stayed adn than listed to the priesthood session which i think is always the best sorry....but yea than we went back to our area and the bishop dropped us off at like 8 30...so it was a wicked awesome day...love you hope you enjoyed conference as much as i did.
Monday, September 27, 2010
entonces es buena a escuchar como estas y todo de esto tambien..no se porque pero los misioneros en guatemala solo podemos asistir el templo una vez cada tres meses...es chafa pero no se como son en otros lugares...pero este es la vida...me encanta el templo tambien y quiero asistir mas pero en este momento no puedo...te quiero y espero que todo esta bien con ustedes..
Well this week was good. Not much happened. My companion and I are working hard and we’re trying to do everything to have the spirit with us. Sometimes it’s difficult to have the spirit with us when we are frustrated or something passes us in the street or when people yell at us or give us the finger… I don’t know how to say flip us of… but it doesn’t matter now. There isn’t anything I can do with those people. But I don’t know how it is for the missionaries in the states or in other countries but there’s not a problem…
Well it’s good to hear how you are doing and all… I don’t know why but the missionaries in Guatemala can only attend the temple once every three months… it stinks but I don’t know what its like in other places… but that’s life… I love the temple too and I want to attend more but right now I can’t.
his English is good but there are definitely things that are backwards when he talks and stuff i was talking to some of the other elders who are gringos and they were talking about how their families say that a lot of the time they don't write things how they are supposed to. do i do that because when we talk in English we see that stuff is wrong with what we say but its mostly the greenies that see it so what do you think do i write everything good??
i got a letter from Jared and Jenna and to my surprise Aaron...so i know what is up with them...... Hannah said something about you seeing Efrain Felix at qt how are they doing? where are they from?? Mexico or some other place?? so its good to here from all you all!
what is going on with the young mens and all that..president allen is still in as pres right?? since everything else is changing i just wanted to know if that had changed yet.
what do you mean that Caleb is just like me?? he was pretty normal and stuff when i left and i don't koiw if you could call me normal by any means.. so what do you people mean and i hope he gets to growing that kid was a legal midget when i left...but the brown ones are the shorter of the family.. Jared me and Caleb...Aaron Adam and josh are the bigger ones...
so this week was good we are working and stuff and we found a new family that we are trying to complete. the mom is a member and has been for a while but has not come to church in 8 years she showed up to church on Sunday and was like hky my name is lylian and i want you and your companion to come over for a noche de hogar. my daughter is 11 and not baptised well shoot when can we come over and where do you live...so we are going over today in the night and stuff. that was my good week end. and i have conference to look forward to so its will be antoher good weekend. love you
Monday, September 20, 2010
but how is Aaron's eyes. did the surgery work and all that or what happened with his eyes..where is he working now...
why would Adam play soccer??' can he be goalie??
does he know the rules to soccer??
did she go with mack to the Jonas brothers concert? why did she think that she wouldn't like it....
that is weird about Caleb's foot... what is wrong with it, well not wrong but different about it.
so this week was good we are doing better as a companionship working together more and stuff. he has 9 months in mission today so that is cool i guess. so yea things are going good. we baptised yesterday but i don't have pictures of it. my camera is being stupid, but what ever i will remember it...
so what are you all doing now that everyone is so busy with different sports and all that you are lucky that there isn't anyone wrestling. because you couldn't go to the tournaments i know how you loved going to those all day...haha..but seriously that would suck not having anyone at the matches...it was always good to look up and see you and lyd...not that i am talking serious or anything cause it never mattered if you were there or not...mom thanks for all that you have done for me. you have always been there to support us in whatever dumb sport we decide to do. thanks but i think a lot has changed now that you are just as busy as the rest of us.. love you mom
Letter to David
so not much has changed after all. still cant get everyone up and around to get the bus....
so we are working together and trying to be united in the work and all that fun stuff. i know that if we can we will have success but it’s just a matter of doing it. i think that like you said about a state of mind,… with being happy that this too is a state of mind. everything that we do in life depends on our attitude. if someone has a desafio (challenge) with smoking and really wants to quit they can if they put their mind in the attitude of them being able to do it...so it’s really up to me to be united with my companion..there is nothing stopping us just our own stubbornness so this week i have been working on it and i am going to continue working on t to break the cycle or whatever you want to call it...
so yea that is what i have been thinking about this week and all that good stuff..
i think that is a world wide problem of getting people to attend the meetings. it doenst matter who you have speak or the team or what ever but if they don't show up there isn't going to be any changes or anything..what is the normal attendance in our ward. in Arizona....how many people attend weekly??
so how are you doing?? what is new with you?? i love you dad.
estamos en la fase a encontrar otra vez. estamos faltando en investigadores ahorita. pero toda esta bien. solo tenemos que trabajar mas con los miembros yo estaba buscando en la capeta de area y yo vi que casi todos los bautismos son referencias de miembros cuando nos dan referencias bautizamos y ellos estan activos entonces tenemos que enfocar mas en los miembros...
Ya everything with my companion is better. We’re getting better every day. We just have to get used to each other. It’s difficult, he wants to practice English and I want to practice my Spanish so it’s hard. In the streets it’s more of like Spanglish. Because I start to speak in Spanish and end speaking in English or he sometimes doesn’t know how to say things in English so he changes to Spanish, but he helps me with Spanish and I help him with English, it’s good…
We are in a finding phase again. We’re lacking in investigators right now. But it’s all good. We just need to work more with the members, I was searching in the area folder and I saw that almost all of the baptisms are references from members. When they give us references, we baptize and they are active. So we have to focus more on the members.
Monday, September 13, 2010
so officially i know no one in our ward. the only guy i know is steve murphy if that is the dude who is the dad of the girl who is married with kyle willman....i forgot her name....
so i was studying the lesson for principles of the gospel and it was talking about how God answers prayers. and more often than not it is through other people. as a missionary i have been able to meet a lot of people and talk to them about the gospel and really we are those who answer prayers if we listen to the spirit and do what it says then we will meet people and be able to help those that are asking for it...i love the opportunity i have hadto be here in Guatemala and serve a misson.
hope that everything is good back home. love you
Letter to David
hey so i didn’t have changes but my comp did so i have a new companion....his name is elder martinez and he is from el salvador...its been a good week kinda slow but it will change i think...
so its super exciting that conference is coming up...i never thought of conference that way until the last conference before mission when i really tried to listen and took notes. we learn so much and really have the opportunity to learn so much. i know that if we go into conference with questions that we will receive answers. H Heavenly father always wants to help us we just have to listen and be open when the answers come. conference is awesome i just wish that i could have seen that before...i wasted so much time before my mission...there is always a better way to spend time i think that it was pres hinckley that said that everyday we need to try a little harder to be a little better. if we are better a little bit everyday than we are on the right track...
so this week we were walking down a street talking with my last comp and then this guy stoped us...he wanted to know where the church is...he wanted to go to the church and stuff..but we were struggling with finding new investigators. we are trying to find new ones but its been hard...it really was an answer to prayer that we were able to talk to this guy..but he came to church yesterday.. so I'm super excited to see what happens with this guy named Jose...
pop you are a really good dad. i know that i never really appreciated what you have done for us as a family...you taught me a lot by example. you are a good teacher. that is how good teachers teach.. by example i want to thank you for everything that you have done. i hope its not offensive when i call you pop or old man..i just feel closer to you and want to have a realationship like a friend because that is what i consider you as. i love you and hope that you know how much. i remember when i was younger and you would come into my room and sing us to sleep. and say i love you 10 trucks...i dont know why i remember that but i do. your the best father that any one could have. thanks for putting up with me all these years. i love you.
Monday, September 6, 2010
so yea Jared wrote Hannah wrote and dad wrote. so i know what is going on with them but Adam I'm not sure about. what is he doing now?? did he ever find a job or is that a lost cause?
so i know that it is 13 months but really there are only 4 milestones in the mission. 1. 6 months, 2. 12 months, 3. 18 months. 4. 2 years. so its not a big deal...i think tahat you are just crazy but the time is super fast. I'm not sure what is happening with changes but whatever happens it is good. there are reasons for everything i know that i will learn what i need to and all that jazz. well its good to hear from you. love you
the downward countdown.......wow. that is an interesting way to put it. do you have Tim's address for his mission?
Letter to David
OK so i agree that being happy is a state of mind but it sure helps when good things happen to be happy.
so yes there are changes this week but we find out tonight if we leave or not. so I'm not sure what is happening until tonight and than i leave or i receive my new companion Wednesday they changed how they did it like 2 or 3 changes ago. so yeah.....we will see what happens.
we have about 3 solid investigators. but we are going to baptise one of them in 2 weeks. on tahe 18 i think that is 2 weeks I'm not positive. so its good and stuff here we are constantly trying to find new investigators but we aren't finding. we teach but than they don't want to progress or they just never are home, or they are at home and have excuses..
labor day....not sure what that means for us but that is good to know....so last zone conference we saw part of a movie. that movie i think its called facing the giants...the part where the kid has to carry the other one on his back across the field that part...we can do a lot more when we cant see. its easy to say no i cant do that.. that is too hard. but he couldn't see and he went the whole 100 yards. so i guess its easier to just work and not pay attention just rely on the lord and everything will be OK...love you pop
oh yea can you get me Tim's address...for his mission not email
Monday, August 30, 2010
Jared said something that I'm not too sure about.why are you planning who I'm going to marry. i don't want to get married. i don't want that. so leave me be.
OK so that is a very good story i liked it. there is a lot of stuff that you can learn from that. so what are you going to do later and all that. its weird that you all are changing there is so much happening. why are all of you changing and stuff. there is so much that is different than when i left and stuff so what are you guys doing now that no one is at home..what is happening. so we had a baptism yesterday and stuff. that was good.so I'm not sure what to say to you because I'm frustrated that you are trying to plan what I'm doing, you know i do what i want and stuff like that love you
OK pop. so i know that i am not the most patient person. yea but i think its also a culture thing to not be able to stand up and tell you when your doing something wrong. he comes from a super small town and to him it does not work to just tell you what your
Monday, August 23, 2010
so yea...it was a good day yesterday we went to an investigators house well it’s a family where not all are baptised yet. they invited us over to eat and then they had like a bunch of nonmember family over....so it was good to talk about the church with their family...but they were celebrating a birthday and stuff with a pinata and all that...but they use the tipica clothes of guatemala..so i like that stuff I'm not sure if you know what I'm talking about. i forget what page its on but there is a picture in the learn your language section of preach my gospel and that is like tipica clothes I'm not sure what page but yea its cool stuff. im really liking all the Guatemala stuff. i think that I'm going to come back liking completely different things than when i left but i think that is good...llove you and missed your quote of the week...
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Birthday/Age: May 22. 1990 20
Dessert: ice cream
Candy bar: three musketeers
School subject: lunch
Books to read: enos
Primary song/Music: jack johnson john mayor
Scripture story: sons of mosiah
Family activity: sports
Vacation/Travel experience: mission, guatemala
Spare time activity/Hobby: wrestling
When I grow up I want to be: beach bum
Most unique characteristic:
Other (to cover any favorites I might have missed):
in this year the thing that i have learned the most is that i am able to do anythig that i put my mind to. i have always heard that but i never really believed it. i never thought that i was going to learn Spanish but i talk in Spanish like all day cause my comp doesn't speak English he wants to learn but wont practice speaking. he wants to know how i learned Spanish and i tell him with the lord and by practicing its like the parable of the talents we have to be constantly working. if we bury our talent than we are not going to learn. i don't know i think that is the thing that i learned most this year. but now i just have to decide what i want to do and do it...
so yea its been a crazy year i don't know what this next year will bring but its going to be good and fast its crazy. i have like 8 changes left that is nothing.....I'm not sure what is happening with time but my whole perspective of time is completely different.there is not enough time in the days to do all that we need to do and than we are always struggling to come up with more time, if we cut this short that will give us more time to do this and this so to manage time also. that's something i have learned...
who is michelle farnswoth and why did i get an email from her....it was an elder thompson??? she sent me his email. do you know these people......