Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NO JERKY!!! haha
its alright, i guess i will live with only pinenuts haha. i bet it was fun to hunt though. thats cool that our team beat meadows though, you guys know how much i just love those guys haha. when do playoffs start and are we gonna make them? i cant beleive its taylor's senior year though. it's crazy to think that cory is goin home too! it seems like it flew by. but, to think about it, it is flyin by for me too. i almost have a year now. crazy!!! well things are good here in good ole manaus. it is raining almost every morning and night here now. the only bad thing is that it makes it that much more humid during the day. but it makes it really nice to sleep at night. we went and played soccer in the rain today. it was alot of fun. we had a big barbaque too that was really good. we ate and drank soda till we had it comin out our ears haha. my package did get here today too. and it did have my card in it so you dont need to cancel it, i was wondering if you have already activated it? the only bad thing about getting my package today was that we had tons of missionarys at the house and they all love american candy haha. but i did manage to hide the beef jerky and some of the better stuff haha. this week was cool though, we baptised natasha. she was so excited! we went to pick her up to go to church the next day a half an hour early and she was waiting as patiently as she could at her porch haha. she was so excited to go to church and get comfirmed a member and receive the gift of the holy ghost. it was really good to see that. it gives missionaries alot better motive to work as hard as they can. it's almost an indescribable feeling that you get, way awesome. we do have some work to do in this area though. it has only been open for like five months now so there is alot to do. some times if seems overwelming but it is all worth it. you learn a lot about true love for people when your on the mission. to leave all you have behind to work in the hot and cold, wearing the bottoms out of shoes. haha but its all worth it. i got to run though mom and dad. i love you guys

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

i have my fingers crossed haha
i sure hope dad gets him a buck. o pinenuts and deer jerky would hit the spot right now haha. any thing but rice and beans would hit the spot right now haha. i am waitin on that package to get here not just for the card but the cookies you hid it in haha. i did eat tacos last night and that was way good! we went and stayed the night at other elders house and we made them and then ate until we were about sick haha. but it was way good. then this morning we all woke up and went and played soccer, so now im dead tired haha. i have one kid in our house that works out alot at night too and likes when he has someone to work out with. so, i am way sore from that too haha. this week was pretty cool though. we marked a baptism date of natsha and she will be baptised this weekend so that will be way cool. also i had to talk in church on my first sunday in the ward haha. they called me and told me at nine at night the night before haha. but i got through it pretty good. o and guess what i saw in my area this week. an allegator haha. it jumped out of the bushes and scared the crap out of us one night while we were walking home along this little stream thing we have in our area. it wasn't very big, only like 3 to 4 feet, but it was cool to see him. i will get a picture of him for you guys. the next day we saw him sun bathing along the stream. it was way cool though. things are goin good in the area, just finding people to teach. we found this one guy that is really good. he read the pamphlet we gave him and had so many questions for us and stuff that he really liked. it was way cool. we are gonna try to mark a baptism date for him this week. other than that, its the same old thing in manaus, very hot and it rains about once a day here now. its nice, but you just have to try to dodge the storms or you get soaked haha. and the humitity is so high right now, so thats always fun haha. but i got to run. tell everyone hi for me. i love you guys

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

dad i won't ever make fun of you if you have to shoot a forked horn the last day haha. but, if you do, get a big one. i want pictures....and jerky haha. so, sounds like things are going pretty good there. i was thinkin about grandma a lot last week. i'm glad you guys kept her busy. that's cool that the hospital is doing that. i wish brazilians could see things like that cuz they think americans are all just fat and unhealthy haha. are you guys doin it? it will be way good for the county. so, guess what? i got transfered again haha. remember my first area? well i'm out further than that now in a part of manaus called Campo Dourado. it is more on the out skirts of manaus. so i am back out into the jungle a little more. it was nice to be out of the middle of the city. i can actually walk in the streets again and not worry about getting hit haha. but there is one thing about this area. so, to give you a nice picture, we were walking to lunch yesterday and a car goes flyin by us. i look up and it's getting speed for this hill. it got about half way up and couldn't make it any farther and had to back down it haha .... and it was even paved!. i almost started crying haha. this place is full of huge hills and not just nice little rollers. it has the kind that dirty missionarys ties....cuz they are dragging on the ground as your climing it haha. you just about have to use your hands in front of you haha. i will take a picture of one for you guys. while your at the bottom it looks like it goes all the way to heaven and then by the time you get to the top you look off the otherside where you have to go down and realize it just took you too hell haha. no, i'm just kidding. it will be a good area haha. i will just have buns of steel by the time i'm out of here haha. i hear that the ward here is really good too. so, that is always nice. i have a brazilian companion again. his name is elder De Lima. he is pretty cool. i think we will get along good. we live it a house with two other missionarys too. the house is way cool though. it has places to hang your hamocks outside so you can just relax on p day haha. o and the rainy season is starting up here. i am so glad too haha. i have been cooking. so now i can be soaking wet and cooking haha. no, just kiddin, it cools down a little bit so its way nice and just in time cuz i dont have an ac in this house haha. i was a little sad to leave dom pedro cuz it was a lot of fun there and a really good area, but it will be good here too. at the end of this transfer i will hit the one year till i go home mark! how crazy. cuz it is when the transfers fall, pretty crazy right? my companion will go home in february, so he is a little trunky haha. o and about my shoes. i had to switch to my other pair of hush puppies cuz my other one decided to lose one of the heels haha. i will sent pictures next week. the only reason i was trying to make it one year with them is cuz my other pair has an almost wooden heal, so they are only gonna last about a month or so haha. so i'm saving them for the last transfer of my mission haha. i still haven't got my package, but i hope it will make it here this week. i have no clue why it is taking so long. but i got to run. i will talk to you guys later. love you guys. tell everyone hi for me.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Here's a little piece of Dylan's email this week. Sorry, the rest is for Rick and I and a few others. Hope you enjoy what there is.

o send some of that cold down this way haha
it hit a little over 120 here the past few days booo haha. we did have a really good rain though. we were stuck in our house for four hours! i have never seen so much water fall from the sky in my life. and dont you worry, us four did manage to change into some shorts and go play in it glad you liked the story of the kids. it is way cool to see them helping so much. that's funny the missionaries play soccer with the kids there. we just have to stay out of it most the times here cuz about every five year old is better than we are here, haha. but once in a while we will give it a go. so homecoming was pretty ugly huh? that's not good. but, what can ya do, some years are just like that. o and you be sure, when dad gets his deer, you send some of that jerkey this way ahaha. what area does dad have? i miss hunting a lot! but it will be there when i get back. conference was awesome! i get so much more out of it here on the mission. i did get to watch it in english too. they put a little tv in a room for us in english so that was nice.

The rest of the email was way good. Sorry you had to miss it. haha