Wednesday, September 29, 2010

hey mom and dad
wow another week gone by so crazy! can you beleive i only have one more week in this transfer? it flew by. that's usually what happens when you open an area, though, cuz you are running all over the place. but it has been a good one. so it's good to hear that aunt danielle is doin pretty good. i emailed her the other week cuz she emailed me and said she got a computer in her room. so they have to change their house, huh? they are gonna need a lot of help. get those elders over their when they start doin it. those states side boys need to get off their bike and out of their cars and do some work too, haha. you have no idea how much the missionaries here talk about that haha. it's pretty funny actually. that's way crazy that cory comes home in like five weeks! two years flys by. and if you lost track, i am creepin up on a year real quick. crazy, huh. it's gonna be crazy when all my other buddies are gettin home next year, my turn will be right around the corner. but let's think of that later so i dont get trunky, haha. that's cool dad likes his job. and the hours are way better than him leaving for three days. thats cool that he is gonna teach sunday school too, haha. he will love it. he will get a feel for what happens to us when one of the teachers don't show up and we have to teach it on the spot haha. that's good that your liking the primary still and, i got a good story for your primary kids. so here the kids play soccer at the chapel evey tuesday and thursday night. and there are always tons of kids there. but the coolest thing about it is that all the member kids are inviting their non member friends and in active friends there and then we go and talk with all of them at the start of the game and leave a little message. well this little missionary act of these little kids is changing the lives of a lot of their friend. ten of them decided they wanted to go to church now and have been going for the last three weeks. and two of them have a baptism date already this week and the others will have baptism dates this week too. so, it doesnt matter how old you are you or how big you are you can help a person find the truth and really find happiness. it is way cool. i have never seen little kids do so much missionary work. but i think you can share that with your kids and maybe print out little name tags and they will like it. so, ya, those questions are way hard, huh. we have to answer those kinds of questions on the spot. some times we have to tell them we will have to study about it and answer them later. like i had to find where it talked about the war in heaven in the bible for this guy, edwardo, cuz he had been taught a whole different way. but i found it. its in revalations 12 and it even talks about the third satan took with him. we see him again this week so, i have to be prepared for his new questions. i haven't got my package yet but it should be coming. is their jerky in it? cuz i have a returned missionary that is crazy for jerky haha. he is way cool. he gave me a soccer jersy last week haha. but, any ways, i got to run mom and dad. i will talk to you next week and i will get you the adress of my brazilian mom's house haha. she will like getting a card from you guys. i love you guys

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

hey mom and dad
your right, i am missing out haha. but its alright, it will be there when i get back. so you got a good little friend on face book huh:) just to let you know she may or may not be writing me;) haha she is way cool though. you would like her, so be nice mom haha. but anywho, back to the mission, haha sounds like you had a good time in the race. i am gonna be so far beind you guys when i get back. but its way cool you guys are liking it. so the football team is struggling a little huh. dont worry they will come around. the area here is getting better. we are finding the people now and teaching a ton of people. we found so many people that only need to be baptized. they are more active than some of our members haha. we are gonna help them out though. one has some pretty hard questions though haha. he makes me study hard. like i will give you an example, when a person dies of a murder does it mean that wasn't part of god's pan for that person? or when a baby gets aborted was that his purpose in this life? man i have been studying my hind end off haha. i had to find for him in the bible where it talks about the war in heaven and how satan was cast out with the one third of the spirits. all his questions are about the plan of salvation he wants to know where he is goin and how he got here and why? it is a big testimony strengthener for me. i have to really study about this stuff and know it. it is good for us both me and him. but i got to run i am visiting my brazilian mom today. love you guys and talk to you next week.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

hey mom and dad.
sounds like panaca is good old panaca. that is always a good thing though. what area did dad draw this year, i forgot. one thing i miss is the hunting. haha there are so many animals around here and i can't kill any of them haha it doesn't help that our next door neighbor here has a rabbit farm, haha. but it sounds like everyone is doin good there. it's nice to hear about everyone. you should send more pictures of the family on the internet. i can borrow my companion's pen drive and print them off. every one wants to see more pictures of the family. things are going good in the new area we are starting to figure out the area and are finding people to teach. we have some days that are tough but its alright, it give me a better tan, more holes in my shoes, and a work out haha. yes my shoes have holes in them but they only have to make it to the start of the year and i will throw them out and start on my second pair, ha ha. my socks are just fine though and all the rest of my stuff is good. i could use a normal short sleeved white shirt. this material of my other shirts is way dingy white and when ever their is a baptism all the members tell me i need to clean my shirts, haha. so a normal shirt would be nice. other than that i am all good. we met a really cool family this week. they are so funny haha. we were talkin with all of them and the grandma is way funny and i was like, i like you. and she was like well then take me back to the states with you. i dont got a problem marrying a younger man, haha. it was so funny. they are way cool though. we will teach them again tomorrow. our bishop is way cool too. he is really funny. i am likin the new area. o this week we definitly made salsa, real salsa too. it was so good. we attempted to make tortillas but that didnt turn out so great ahaha. you would think they would have that kind of stuff here but no, not even tortilla chips, haha. but we did find this little mexican resuarant that we are gonna go check out and see if we can get some. i called my brazilian mom the other day when we were eating chicken and salsa and drinkin our pina colodas and she called me a little mexican boy haha. have you got a call from her yet? she said she might call you one day and really test out her english, haha. i think we are gonna go visit them next week. but things are goin great. i am over my cold now. i have no clue how you catch a cold in manaus, by the way, but it happens haha. but i got to run mom and dad. i sent a few pictures this week. i might send more next week. love you guys talk to you next week.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

hey mom and dad
sounds like things are still the same in good old panaca. thats cool that coach mark is back. does taylor call him the devil too? haha. i was missin labor day but its alright. that's good that aunt danniel has a good atitude. just keep her happy and positive and things will turn out good what ever happens. can you beleive i am hitting nine months tomorrow, crazy right? i will most likely hit one year in this area. me and my companion are getting along good. he went to cimmaron high school. he is pretty cool and way funny. he has a guitar so i get to play guitar every night. i am getting a little better, i can sing while i play now. i might save up my money and buy me one. you can get a cheap acoustic for like fifty bucks here which is like twenty five bucks there. so i might do that. i am liking living in a house with other elders too. we have alot of fun haha. things in the area are a little rough, but they are starting to get going. we are finding people now and learning the area a little better. our ward is way cool. the bishop is a young guy and very good. they have activities every week and that helps us out alot. we show up there, eat, and get to know everyone's non member friends. i am gonna get fat in this area. everyone likes to feed the missionaries haha. so that means i have to be better with my excercises haha. things are still hot here haha. wow something different huh haha. we had rain the other night but that just makes it even more humid during the day. it hangs around 85 percent, but when it rains it gets up into the ninteys and just cooks you haha. i was talking to my companion and we were like we are just gonna shrivel up when we get back home haha. i am doing good here though. i caught a little cold and am getting over it now but other than that i am great. but i got to run mom and dad. i love you guys and will talk to you next week. tell everyone hi for me.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

hey mom and dad
I GOT TRANSFERRED!!! i am in manaus still in a place called don pedro. it is pretty crazy me and my companion are opening the area so we dont know anything about the area so that means some good times getting lost haha. they say this area is really good though. it had missioaries one time but they traveled alot because they were assistants to the mission president. but they said this ward works like crazy and i beleive it. we got here yesterday and we already have a baptism and wedding next week. and they gave us two refrences yesterday too. it is gonna be so nice being in a strong ward. my last two areas were some of the hardest in the mission. i think i am gonna like this area a lot. my companion is an american from las vegas, how cool is that! not gonna lie, it is so nice to talk english a little bit haha. we live in a house with two other missionaries, both americans too. and you can tell i'm starting to get old on the mission because i'm not the newest one in the house. its crazy to think im creaping up on one year. our house is cool though, the best part is that in the room we sleep in has an air conditioner. O YES!!!!! i walked in there last night to sleep and it was like walking into heaven haha. it is nicer than my last house by far. i was excited to go to a different area, but i didn't think it would be so hard to leave all the people there. man i was struggling. the family that lived below us got me a new tie and pen. they are very special people! i have no clue how the mom, tania, does it. she has two daughters one 14 and other 2. her huband left her for another women a year and a half ago. she is strong in the church and supports her two little girls by her self. a very amazing person. the other family that was hard to leave was gudete and her family. they pretty much adopted us missionaries as their kids. they threw me a going away party and bought pizza and soda. it was way cool, i am gonna miss them alot! you might be getting a call from her one of these days she said, haha. and yes, she speaks a little bit of english. she sent me with a mamma package too haha with food and candy. it was way funny but i will miss them alot. but i got to run mom and dad. i love you guys and i will try not to get too lost in this place haha.