Monday, July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

Dear Family and Friends,
Yes I will send pictures next week I forgot my camera. opps sorry. That is crazy about the fire! How long did you guys get to stay up at the cabin? I know I am in the process of getting things for you guys too. Also will you make sure that I have enough money in my checking accout I have had to use some here at this new area. I got the package from Indian Creek and loved it!! My companion though I was crazy wierd for loving the dirt that you send me. haha I can tell it is Indian creek dirt. I took a big whiff of it and millions of memeries gushed into my head. It has been super busy and feels like I have had no time these past 3 weeks. We live in the middle of the valley and don't have a lot of members. It is a fun area that has so much potienial. It is a poorer town so the hard thing is to round up rides for your members and your investigators to make it the church in Westlaco. I love training it is so much fun. This week we are getting mini missionaries there are young men from the wards that come work with us for a week to have a taste of missionary work. I will have one and so will my companion. Elder Casteel is so nervous to get one becuase he hasn't been out in the field that long. However, it will be a good growning experience for all. I am in a bike area and it isn't a huge one but I am out of shape my legs hurt and my calfs pulse durning the night. So mike and Kim bought a house?!!?! I want to see pictures!! How far away are they from hunting camp and the house? :D He better still be able to go huntin' with me with this new job :p  Happy Birthday to Kim Tomorrow!! Happy birthday!! :D I can't think of anything super funny that happened this week? Also right next to this apartment again is a little cesaers pizza! About a block away too. In my last area they were building a dollar tree about a block away too and I was getting pumped becuase I knew all the diels!! however, they didn't finish before I left. Did you get sun burnt from going red fish 3 times?! So jealous Jk HEy wasn't it Kims first summer cabin?? Ruby is getting so big!! I think she looks like a true Wilding baby/toddler. Is she growning taller so I can teacher her to slam a volleyball down? :)  How was JJ long trip to Mackay? The work in the area is growing slowly but it is getting there little by little it is a fun are and it is nice to be on the bike. It hasn't been super hot so I haven't gotten burnt yet. I learning and enjoying it everyday. Pues not when the alarm goes off haha jk. How is Justin doing in the field being so young we have one in the district he just graduated and my companion will be 19 on the 5 of agust. I love being a missionaries and love all the support and love that you give me each and everyday. I love you guys so much. and miss you. :)
Estimo Presidente Maluenda,
Esta semana pasada fue bien para el districto. Estamos trabajando con nuestros miembros y conversos recientes tambien. Pudimos hallar mas personas asi.

Hallamos una familia que todos no son miembros de la iglesia. El esposo se llama Jesus y tuvo un cambio de su corazon cuando los miembros estuvieron a su casa. Fuimos el proximo dia para tener una leccion con el y acepto una fecha. El no fue a la iglesia porque estaba enfermo. Ya tiene mucho amistad de los miembro y amigos entre la iglesia.

Tenemos una hija de una miembro tambien tiene 11 anos y fue a la iglesia. Ella ya esta lista pero es un pocito temida. Su mama so baptizo casi 3 meses atras.

Luego tenemos Anthony. tiene una fecha para el 18 de este mez. Tiene problems con la palabra de sabordoria y tiene 17 anos.

En el districto pudimos hallar mas personas pero tenemos que llevarlas a la iglesia para que puedan progresar a sus fechas. Trabajaremos mas con nuestros miembros para que logremos eso. Y Indian Hills esta haciendo bien. Batallan con las sugundas lecciones a veces porque las personas no estan. Los nuevo misioneros estan bien pregresan rapito y tiene animo para estar aqui trabajando.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Last of the Stolen Pictures!

These are the last pictures from Kyle's Mission President's Wife's blog! They were released at the beginning of July! I am not sure who his new President is but Kyle said that their first language is Spanish so I am not sure that they will have a blog!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 22, 2013

Well I arrived in Mercedes texas just fine on tuesday. We all know that tranfers from Laredo always have an exciting story to be heard. We found out transfers late on monday morning that made the mission super happy. not. Then on monday we had to help unload a truck for the new area in Laredo and we were there for 3 hours becuase the truck broke down. So that turned into having no time to pack and starting up till 1 in the morning and waking up at 4:45 the next day. Then we arrive to the church and we find out that we only get to take the little tiny corrola car and the small toyota truck to McAllen. They use to have a bigger truck and a van for transfer and the Aps don't realize none of the bags fit. So we stuffed them has fully as they could until we only had two 72 hours kits that would not fit. one being mine but they are going to bring them down later. But the car is so so overloaded with bring 4 Elders down and I am to drive it. So with the bike hitch hitting the ground on the smallest tiniest bump hitting. :) So we pull out of the parking lot and the car is struggle to excerate. Then we are at a stop sign and I barely touch the gas pelt and the car pills out on the gravel-pavement. Haha Not that much weight sittin' in the front. So I am fallowing the truch and there are a lot of hills and the way to McAllen and the speed limit is 75 and we are late leaving already and the car is killing to get up the hills and get up to speed! Like pelt to the ground and I can't keep up with the truck. 5 rpms wasn't doing it. Ok it will do fine it will make it just push her. Then as a reach the speed of 75 I realize that the windy raod and the uneven road makes the car whip or fish tail!! So that was a blast the whole ride there. So then we stop to check if the bikes and everthing is ok? Well the las Bike Elder Bawdens is only half way on now. :/ so we putt it make on and Elder Hill who is driving the truck says we got to go we are late. Ok. so we dash off again so then he starts to fly in the truck... So I give it gas all the way to the floor so it with pick up speed ok we are doing fine. Then I get to this truck and I go to pass him in the other lane it is a lane like the old arco desert one. I start going around him and give it some gas to go. Then I am kepting my eyes on the bike so we don't loose them while trying to keep up with the truck and control the whipping of the car like whip cream on  top  a of pie walking through everyone on thanks giving.  So as I am driving watching the bikes the last bike slowly falls off. I caught it at the begining so we are slowing down off the the side when half of the bike hits the ground. So I get out strap it back and call the truck to stop so that I could have so rope for it. then we get to the truck and the red rope dad put on the bags when he went to china or on the top of the bags untied waiting for my to grap. However, didn't fly away because a other small bag was sitting on top of it. That was a huge help for the bikes I think Heavenly Father planed and knew I would need those ropes at just the right time and to be untied. Then Elder Hill says you are so slow we have to go and I tell him what is going on with everything. He says well you have to make it go fast. haa we all know the slightest touch on the sterring wheel isn't the best, the effect of the turn, and uneven road causes us to start to have a whippign fit of the small car and fishtailing. While next to the truck!! Well all those years of riding, watch the speedomiter and watching how Dad drives floods into my brian- intinct and I just sterred out of it and rode it out. While all this was going one I had a 3 city slickers screaming like little fawns that can find their mothers. Then after that the whimmping slowed down. Lets just say they were super scared. haha So then the road gets flatter and much better. So I can catch up to the truck. Then I look down and see what I have used almost more than half a tank? But we aren't to far away by now. So we are cursing. while I am not likeing it bucause we are speeding and I don't want to get a ticket on the mission. So then I think yeah we are doing good. then all of the sudden the get mataniace light turns on. Opps. I think the motor is to hot? Or something like that? so can't stop almost there. So we get the and the car only has less than a quarter of tank of gas. so then I go get the car cordinator to tell him so about the light so I won't get in trouble. Ok lets go look he says oh your're probably low and wash fluid. ok. so the tranfer was a blast again. It kept me alive and alert to try and control the fishtail the whole time. The awesome thing was no one got car sick. We can know say I rode a roller coster ride. because that was a roller coster ride!! So all those years of being OCD about the speedometor and everything paid off. Sorry I am spelling everything worng this computer doesn't have spell check. Also sorry for the many grammer errors it is hard to write in English and spelling while I sound out the words in the library isn't helping. I am trying to use smilies and stuff like that to make the story fun and come alife for you guys all at the cabin. Merecedes is fun it is a small town and it is a small district of 4 of it is a 2 man apartment and the other Elder Life 10 feet to the left of us so that is fun. Also went I get here the apartment is super dirit!! And we have Carpet!!!! I haven't vaccummed in a year!!!!!  So I vacummed the 2nd day!!! However, When I turn it on it doesn't pick up anything and the carpet is super dirty. So I flip it over and go to work. The belt fell of a long time ago you can tell by the carpet. So I have vacuumed 3 time since Tuesday and then today I found out the hose didn't have stucking power. So I emtpy the butck and that hasn't been done forever!! that didn't fix it though. So I took it apart and cleaned the fliters ahi estaba. I found it!! So no the vacum is good and now I am up to 4 times as of today and the carpet is a whole lot bet!! So as a right now no more broom or mop because my companion likes to fo that and it is only the small kitchen and bathroom!! :) I know this last week was full of OCD things that I use to love to do!!
Love you tons have fun!!
Elder WIlding

Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

I am getting transferred tomorrow and found out today!! Well well we got the news I will not lie a was not a happy camper but that is how it is when you know you aren't getting transferred and you have to desires to get transferred you are! haha I also thought it would be a small nice transfer because of the new President. I am so grateful for your prayer Yesterday we have 5 people interview to get baptized and they all did so wonderful and passed with flying colors. The Pontoja is getting baptized this week but the Dad can't because he hasn't got work off yet. I will     be the district leader in Mercedes it isn't very far away from my Greenie area. I loved the pictures that you sent they are awesome Michael as a little bit of a tummy like his little girl :) I am super super sad and devastated to leave but the Lord knows where I need to go and when my time is. Haha so don't worry. I feel for my companion he will be have 3 companion in his first 3 transfers.  Haha also we have no time to pack today or say good bye to people in the whole mission so if is going to be a crazy first transfer for the new president. Get praying I feel answers to your prayers everyday that I am out here. haha I even said last week a am glad that I only have 2 areas in my mission! Dang it I should have kept my mouth shut. hahaha Jk  But I know this next area is where I need to be. So now back to happiness and fun stories. In English ward in priesthood it was 4 priesthood  holders and the rest missionaries and we sang teach me to walk in the light. While singing this took me back to when I was young sing I Stand All Amazed loud and proud because almost no one was singing to make it loud also Elder Bawden was sinning loud. Sorry if I haven't sounded excited or positive I fell bad :(  I am still happy! I just though there was a mistake. But then I am jacked but the spirit and reminded about the group if men that marched with Joseph Smith and how it was for their learning and growing in the future not the now look upon things. Or going back to Isaiah and my thoughts are not your thoughts and my ways are higher than yours :) It says some thing like that. Other than that it is super cool that you will still get to go to the cabin!!! Then still to get the emails!!! :) Also funny story This last week I send the 2 new greenies in the mission field on an exchange and in my area and yes my area is mostly Spanish. :) It was fun because they had a good amount of lessons in Spanish but did so good!!  Oh yes mom to answer your questions more when we talked on the phone yes even the people that work in the stores speak only a tiny English.  The cash registers  at Wal-mart speak mostly first in us in Spanish to see what language we want to speak then they go from there. If in English the best English they can. But that is only about how the time. In other stores I have had pure Spanish and they don't know a word of   English. Love you so so so so much!! :) It will be an adventure and will be fun. :) I love you guys so much and Love the pictures that you sent!! :)

Hola President Maluenda
This week was a good one.
The Pantoja Family got interviewed and are doing super good to be baptized this up coming week. The Dad won't be getting baptized because he hasn't been able to get off work to come to church. The family is excited and looking good.

Marlen came to church and got interviewed too. She did really good and passed. She will be getting baptized this weekend too.

We had Jose louis move into our area and he was being taught up in Northern Laredo. He came to church and has a Bd for the 28th of this month. He was taught almost everything up there.

We weren't able to find as best as we hoped but we were able to bring Louis to church. Elder Miller will do good here.
Southgate's people were able to come to church but they are building the area to be able to baptize.

I know that the south district will do great with this new area opening help and a ton a change in the district.
Elder Wilding

Monday, July 8, 2013

July 8, 2013

Dear Family. :D Looks like that was a fun in the Mountains!! :) Where did all the trees go to? Randy is big!!  he grew up super fast!! That is good that there was only a few minor injuries. What/how did Dad do to his knee? We are doing good down here having  fun time trying to keep up with all the things to do. It looks like they are opening up a new area and they will be added to the district but not sure? I like that I have only had 2 areas in the mission it is nice. hope you didn't think of me to much mom when you should have been enjoying it :p That is good that grandma was still able to go. did you all   get sun burnt like the usual that is crazy how hot it was. I am doing super good having fun teaching and loving the people that we have. I am so blessed to be able to be down here and have this gospel. It is so awesome that are family and are extended family know and love this gospel. How many flat tires. :) haha I love you guys so much and know you love me and I can feel your prayers everyday. The work is speeding up and down is to work harder and harder. :) Pray that the people we have will be baptized that would be tons of help. I love the letters and the love that I feel from each and every one of you!! :)

Soccer field Rio grande then mexico for our area (I think the  picture is of Kyle's last companion)!

This is a sunset in Mexico!Taken from Kyle's porch!
This is a member from Honduras who brought 4 other to Laredo to be baptized! (I think this is Kyle's new companion)

President Maluenda,
Hola Como esta?
Tuvimos una muy bien semana pasada.
Nuestros investigatores estan haciendo muy bien.

Con alugons de ellos tenemos que trabajar en teniendo el trabajo disponisble. La familia Pantoja el esposo lo tiene. su familia ya han ido a la iglesia 3 veces.

luego Gloria esta bien su familia tuvo un peligro entre de su familia y no quiere ir a la iglesia pero nos dejo con tiempo. Porque todo de su familia son miembros.

Podemos hallar una familia que es muy listo para aceptar el evangelio. No pudieron ir entonces vamos a saber porque.

Tambien Marlen to fue a la iglesia el miembro que esta viviendo. por eso su fecha tiene que cambiar.

Southgate esta haciendo muy bien trabajaban mucho y tuvo exito en traer personas a la iglesia.
En el districto nos falta el encontrar tenemos que superar eso para que tengamos mas para trabajar.
Mi companero esta bien aprende cada dia y tenemos un muy bien companerismo tambien con el southgate.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

July 1, 2013

How is the family?! All up in the Mountains :) I am jealous but at the same time not. :) hahah I got the pictures of Melissa they were cool. Thanks Elder Bawden thought it would be funny to put them up all on the walls in my room. I am doing super good down here the heat hasn't melted me yet. My Greene is doing super good and is learning fast it is fun to have a Greene. We are doing really good and learning and growing everyday. Melissa y scared me when you told me 10 months then Elder Bawden took the time to take the picture of the mile marker 10 of IC and put months with a sticky note. Funny quote from My Greene. I started to sing how does she know that you love her then got myself I think I was clean when I was singing. then he said "Guys that don't get girls. They should watch Disney Princess show because that teaches them to get one!" Haha Then I wanted to say to a sister whose is a member in our area and I wanted to say do you want me to move this slide. But I didn't know how to say Slide in Spanish so I say in Spanish where do you want me to put this  eslide? Haha she laugh and said here. Then the next time during Spanish study I looked up out to say slide in Spanish and to my surprise they are the same but I didn't know how to say the word in English or never heard of it before. So I run out to ask the other Elders and I say hey guys do you know  what this word means saying it in the best way I could say it Toobaggooonnn? I say well something like that? I they all started to laugh and said toboggan Wilding! Oh haha that means a Sled in English and a slide in Spanish they though it was pretty funny because I wasn't even close to saying it right. oops. hehe How is the family doing? The weather here as been so hot it is crazy!! :) I love you guys so much!! Also I think next week I will be sending home a package full of some stuff that I have got on my mission from me and other people.

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Hola President Maluenda! Bienvenido.
Soy El Elder Wilding. Estoy en Laredo.
Pues esta semana pasado fue muy bien. pudimos logar muchas metas.
Primero estamos trabando con una familia se llama la family Pantoja y ellos estan haciendo muy bien. Sin el papa de esta familia fueron a la iglesia y les gusto mucho. El tiene que trabajar cada domingo pero el esta teniendo las leccion tambien.

tambien trabajamos con una hermana se llama Gloria todo de su familia son miembros. Ella tiene una fecha de baptismal este domingo pero su novio va a regresar de trabajo y no son casados y esta es la cosa que necsitamos aggreglar. Ella ya fue a ;a iglesia muchas veces.

Luego Tenemos una hermana se llama Marlen y ella esta progresando a su fecha muy bien. Vive con una miembro de la iglesia. Y toda mira bien para ella.

Elder Miller mi companero esta aprendiendo muy rapido y tiene mucha animo por esta obra. Y su espanol esta mejorando tambien.

El districto esta muy bien Southgate tuvo que adgregar neuvas personas porque sus otros no estaban progressando. Los ELderes estan trabajando muy duro para tener baptismo para juilio.
Amor, Elder Wilding :)