I forgot to post this email from last week, sorry! This is from July 19th:
Hola mi familia. ¿Como han estado? Gracias por sus mensajes. Fue bueno escuchar sobre sus experiencias y todas de las cosas estan haciendo. No puedo esperar a leer sus cartas apoxima semana. Lo siento, pero no tengo mucho tiempo para ecribir. Creo que va a estar asi por mas o menos toda do mi misión. So how are you all doing? I hope you can understand a little bit of that. I am sorry but I don´t have a whole lot of time to write. Everything is going great. We have a baptism this saturday so that should be great. I am excited. I talked in church yesterday. it was about a fifteen minute talk about adversity or adversidad. it was a lot of fun. I hope everyone could understand me. The work is going great. spanish is slowly coming. I wish I could write more, and I know mom is probably frustrated that I don´t, but we have all of our lifes to talk about things we did, but only one time to do them. Right now is my time to serve, so sorry if you don´t get a lot in my letters.
It was great to hear about everything you are doing. It sounds like you are having a great summer. I can´t wait to hear about redfish. I love you all so much. keep writing. The Gospel is true! Read 3 Nefi 22:7-8. Great promise. I love you. smile for me!!!
Hey Family, how is everything going? So like always I don't have a lot of time, but I want to tell you just a couple things. So there is this sister that has been in the church for about 14 years, but has never been baptized. We have been teaching her and she is ready to get baptized in two weeks. anyway... just a couple days ago she called us and said that she needed to go to the hospital. we ran over to her house and she was having pains in her stomach and in her shoulders. just like when I messed up my spleen. Well, I knew it was something serious. we gave her a blessing and before we got to the hospital she felt fine and the docters said that nothing was wrong with her. It was pretty cool. And the baptism this last saturday went great. Her name was Alejandra. She is 19 years old and has a little girl. she told us that she wanted to change her life. She was so happy.
So how is everything going? Everthing here is going great. We have another baptism this saturday. I am excited.
It sounds like redfish was a blast. I wish I could have been there, but here is probably a little better. I don't mean to make you feel bad, but it is true. Well... I love you all and I hope everything is going great. Sorry again that my letters are so short. I love you
Hey everyone!!!! Mexico City is crazy!! I can't even begin to explain it. I got here thursday night around ten and friday morning we had a training with President Chavez. He is great. I already love him. That night I got my companion, Elder Carreon, and went to my first area. I am in Iztapalapa. It is like the ghettos of all ghettos. Got look it up. Elder Carreon is awesome. He is from Chihuahua and he doesn't speak a word of english. I am glad he doesn't though. We live in one of the best apartments in town and it is worse than any house in fairview. It is about the size of mom and dad's room, which is way good for here. Our shower doesn't work so we have to get a bucket of water and to make it hot we have this old iron, like for clothes, put it in the water and plug it in. haha them we just use a cup and bathe. I love it though. The people are great. I still don't know a lot of the people, but I will. We have about ten baptisms scheduled for this month and a couple for august already. Spanish is still my weakness, but I know it will come.
Mom, how is your spanish coming? I told Hailey that when I call for christmas I am not going to speak any english to her. I am thinking about doing the same thing to you, so you better be ready. I love you
Dad, how are you doing? So the YM are having problems huh? I wish I knew how to help. it is kind of hard to get them to care about a lot of things, and I was the same way. Tell them that I say Hi and that I have never been happier in my life as I am right now on my mission. Ask then what is the most important thing in their life and let them think about it. anyway... I love you
Hailey, I am glad you answered your phone this time. It was great to talk to you. Mexico city is crazy! I can't even begin to explain. I can see why a lot of them want to come to america. How is life going? I love you
Nia, it was great to talk to you on the phone. You sound great. I am glad you are having fun at the bakery. Tell the girls I say hi and that I miss them and I am glad I am still in your thoughts. I am excited for you to start school. I love you
Shayla!!! How was girls camp? I am sad I didn't get to talk to you. I hope you had a ton of fun. How is life going? Tennis? Fill me in. I miss you. I love you
Matthew! what's up bro? dad says that you might be taller than me when i get home, but you can keep dreaming. How is your summer going? How did you go in state? I love you
Well, life is great and I am so glad to be here. I have figured out these last couple weeks that life is only as bad as you make it, and it is always possible to be more happy. And to be honest, what do we really have to be sad about? nothing. If you could see what I have seen, you would never be sad, and I haven't even seen half of it. I love you all and we are all so blessed. Have a great week and smile for me. And do me a favor, don't pray for me anymore. I want you to pray for the people in Mexico city. They are the ones that really need it. Okay? I will try to send some pictures next week. :):)
Hey everyone! I got some good news. I went and signed for my visa last wednesday and I should be leaving sometime this week. I am so ready to leave and get to mexico. I don't know exactly what day, but I can't wait to call. I hope you guys are home when I call. I guess we will see.
I hope everything is going great. I am sorry that i never really have much time to write, but that is just how it is. These are my two addresses. The first one is for just letters and the second is for packages and things like that.
Mexico City South Mission
po box 30150
Salt Lake City Utah 84130
Av. Del Taller No. 540
Col. Jardin Balbuena
Del. Venustiano Carranza
Mexico, D.F., Mexico
I have to go. sorry so short. I will call you from the airport when I leave. I love you all. Have a great wee