Monday, August 30, 2010

Hey guys. I don´t really have a lot of time, we are running last for an appointment, but I wanted to say hi and thank you for your emails. They always make me happy. I am glad that you are all doing great. Everything here is going great. Time is flying. I am already a little scared to have to leave. I wish I had time to tell you everything that is happening. spanish is going great and I am forgetting more and more english everyday. It is going to be so hard to have to speak in english when I come home. it is going to be funny though. My companion is great, but it is like babysitting. He does a lot of random things and I have to control him sometimes, but it is fun and I am learning patience. I love you all and sorry for the short letter. Be happy for me. I love you, and never take the gospel for granted. I can{t explain how great of blessing it is.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Well, things are going great here. Remember that kid I told you about in my last email? well, we went back to visit them tuesday and the first question he asked me was "what do I need to do to get baptized?" It was pretty surprising, but he said that he wanted to get baptized the next day, but we are going to baptize him with the rest of his family in a couple of weeks. I am way excited for him and for his whole family. Anyway... I wanted to share that little story with you guys.

So how is everything going? oh ya... my nieghbor is member and her and her daughter want to see pictures of utah and of the mountains by our house and pictures of snow. so... If you could, please sent me some pictures of our mountains and of redfish and of us in the snow. haha thank you. It was so funny, last night we were talking to them and they couldn´t believe that we can sleep outside without getting robbed and that we actually go camping. They thought that was something that is only in the movies. They asked what it feels like when it snows and what the mountains look like with all the snow. It was a lot of fun expaining everything to them. They want to visit utah during general conference so I told them that they could come stay at our house when I finish my mission.

So summer is finally over!! how crazy is that? That went by pretty fast. I hope it was fun and you guys got a lot of stuff done. I hope you guys are all doing great. I wish I could explain everything that is happening here, but this why it will be more fun when I come home and get to tell you everything. I love you all!!!

***Taylor also sent me a bunch of pictures that I'll put up later when I'm not at work. Get excited!!!***

Monday, August 16, 2010

Five Months!

^^This is Alejandra. She got baptized the 24th of July^^
^^This is Itzel. She got baptized the 31st of July.^^
^^This is the familia de Itzel. They are the cutest kids ever.^^
Hey family!!
So I don´t know where to start. This week was a pretty good one. Yesterday we had two more baptisms. It was great. I will send a picture. I have never seen them more happy. Just the other day we were teaching a sister and her three kids. Her son is 13 years old and during our lesson he told us that he doesn´t believe in God and that he thinks we are just alone on this earth. He also told us that he believes a little bit in La Santa Muerte. If you don´t know what that is, go look it up. It is pretty spooky. anyway... I told him the reason I came on a mission and why I believe in God (if you don´t know my reasons maybe I will tell you someday). By the end he was crying and the spirit was amazing. This was last wednesday. The next day he came to the activities at the church with his mom and Sunday he came to church and this morning he came with us to play futbol (soccer) with all the other elders. He is doing great. His mom too. We still need to work a little bit with his sisters, but I know that they are going to get baptized. I am way excited for them.
Elder Heredia is great. His old companion told me that i need to keep an eye on him because he does some random thing sometimes, but so far it hasn´t been too bad. He doesn´t talk a lot like Elder Carreon, so I am forced to talk and I am so grateful for that. Spanish is coming a lot faster. I can´t wait til I don´t need any help at all.
I sent some pictures last week, but I don´t think you guys got them all so I am going to try again. I love you so much.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hey everyone! How are you all doing? So we just had cambios. I forgot the word in english, but it is every six weeks when we change areas or companions. Anyway... My companion, Elder Carreon, is heading to another area to be district leader. His campanion is Elder Hauret. Remember him from the MTC? ha ha he was the black kid in my district. My new companion is Elder Heredia. Oh, and I am District leader. I am a little nervous because I havèn´t even been here for a whole change, but I am excited too.

We had three baptisms this sunday and it was great. It was a family. The dad, mom, and daughter. I will send some pictures. We have another four in the next two weeks. I am excited. Everything is going great. I will tell you some more with pictures. I love you all.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hey everyone. So..... how was redfish? I hope it was great. I am sure it was. Well, this last week was pretty great. We had another baptism this last saturday and we have five more this next sunday, and four more for this month. I am pretty excited. This last baptism was a little nine year old girl. The water was freezing cold because the bishop forgot to buy gas. I felt so bad for her. It took har about five minutes to finally get down in the water. I had to talk her in to it and tell her it was giong to be fast and after she could get all warm. She was like wrapped around my arm. It was pretty fun. She did so good though. I wish I could send you a picture this week, but I am kind of in a crappy internet cafe. ha ha The fact that they have internet is pretty good though. I will send some pictures next week. Everything is great here. It is pretty fun being a tall white guy here. Everyone is always staring at me and the teenagers and young adults usually have something to say that I can´t write you. ha ha it is pretty fun though. I am fore sure one of the tallest in the city. The food is amazing too. I don´t know if I already told you that, but I love it. Anyway... I hope you are all doing amazing and I promise I will send some pictures next week. Sorry again for the short letter. I love you all!!! Chist lives!!