Monday, December 20, 2010

20 December 2010


Today is the most chill pday ever, we just had one like 4 days ago and we don´t have anywhere we have to go. It is the best. I finally had time to rest and write letters, and, the mission office elders finally gave me the money for a water heater so we get to go buy that next!!! Yay hot water! I don´t know, I might just shower in cold water anyways, I kinda grew attached hahaha.

The Christmas conference was super cool, I got to see my buds, who I realized are now some of my best friends ever, because I have been here for so dang long that home life doesn´t really even exist for me. It was awesome to see all the peeps. Presidents son talked at the end of the meeting, he just got off of his mission in the other side of Uruguay last week, and his talk was so powerful. he put his hand to feel where his nametag would be and said that it is like losing part of you when you can´t wear you tag anymore. He told us to love. Love the people, love your companion, love the mission, because it ends. That was the moment when I realized how great it really is to be here in Guay. I love it. Yeah it sucks to work in the heat and have rejection all day long, but I don´t want to leave. A day off would be nice here and there, but I do not want to leave. until October, then the fun is gone anyways.

Christmas Eve I get home at 1030 here. Then we can stay up and at midnight we are going on the roof for fireworks. I don´t know, that hour and a half could get rather boring while I wait for the fireworks... haha

The guy we found last Tuesday came to church on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was awesome. We had an amazing lesson about eternal families and he even participated, he has a date for the 15th to get baptized, I am so stoked, he so simply believes and accepts the truths of the gospel. He is just so great and you can tell his desire to come unto Christ, best dude ever.

Well I am super excited for Christmas. The call should be tight.

love you guys

elder B

Thursday, December 16, 2010

16 Dec. 2010 letter home homie

This week went alright. Started with us losing our 4 best investigators, including L, who was going to get baptized at the end of the month, and this awesome family we thought were super excited. Then at district meeting we had to talk about our investigators and we had basically no one to talk about, so it was super humiliating. From role model to laughing stalk. But then that day we found a new investigator, and a part member family who are amazing, and the next day we set a baptismal date in the first lesson with a guy named A. He is so cool. It made us feel great. We are working our butts off, yesterday we walked around for like 5 hours straight without even sitting down, just because no one was home or we couldn´t get in to a house. But we found some awesome potential investigators. We will see blessings. We have to, I have never been so obedient and worked so much. The bikes are nice. We bought helmets this week, everyone makes fun of us now because no one wears bike helmets, but we are being obedient, so its worth it.

That is so cool about C for Christmas, makes me feel really lame. I hope you find a good place to donate to. I´m sure rabies could use some money. That girl is getting to be a really amazing person. That thing that S wants sounds really cool, and perfect for him.

Shoot, my time is almost up already...

Thank you for sending the water bottle, I am still kinda iffy, but I´ll get better. My oro is good, oh yeah christmas!

my number is ..., plus whatever you have to put to connect to Guay. Also, could you call at 5 oclock here? That is 11 oclock in PST. That would be the best. PS you might want to test it and call the night before, haha jk. maybe.

STP sounds super fun wish i could do it with you.

love you guys.

elder B

Monday, December 6, 2010

12/6/2010 an email from a part time ducks fan

hey fam.

Ever since the Ducks won and are going to the championship I am officially a ducks fan.

This was a pretty good week, we focused a lot on obedience, not that we had a problem, but we focused on the stupid little time things, like leaving the house at the right time after Spanish study, even though it is siesta time. And we had BLESSINGS for it. This weekend we found a family of investigators, and they are awesome. And we had better numbers too. Even though this Monday was the leadership conference and then Tuesday was pday we were able to keep our numbers up to where we had had them for the rest of the change so far. Then came Sunday. Nobody came to church. We had multiple investigators who we were sure were going to come to church, and not even the lady who was going to get baptized the18th came. I was sad, but I guess we´ll just fix it this week.

This Sunday is the activity about member missionary work, I am kinda nervous, but it should be great, we have everything put together, and we are going to practice a few times this week, its gotta be perfect. The people here are a lot different than the people back home. They see having the missionaries over for dinner as a job rather than an event or even fun. Here there are only a few families that give it to us and they do it weekly. There are some who love having us over, but for some it is a burden, because that is how they advertise it. When I told the ward mission leader that we should display lunches with the missionaries as an opportunity instead of a task or assignment he laughed out loud. I could have socked him in the nose. So we are also gonna talk a little about that in the activity. How they can have their friends over while we are there. Plus pres is coming, so we can´t go wrong.

Yes dad, that would be tight to go to the OSU WSU game in a year, sounds like a blast. Then we could chill in Seattle for a little bit.

Mom, I am taking pills that Hermana told me to and my comp lent me his filter water bottle, but he said that they have them in the dist. center for 8 dollars, could you send me one prease? Also the DVD Joseph Smith Prophet of the restoration, it is the new one that they were playing in Salt Lake. It is amazing to show people. Other than that I think I am good, oh wait!! Shoe inserts, mine are getting ripped to shreds.

I think that is all

I love you guys tons