Monday, October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013

Dear Family,
Elder Ferrel wanted my to say hi for him he is an Elder in my District. He is super fun. I teach him sayings in English and he tries to in Spanish but then I forget them. haha Before I forget, I wanted to tell you want I want for Christmas. I want a CD Called BYU Vocal Point or something like that then a want Pumpkin Seed with no Shell and if you can't find them I will buy a nut cracker because I don't like to do it myself. :) Ok Funny Story!! So there was a  Primary program in the Spanish ward and there were so many kids they sang in Spanish and in English so that was cool. However, There was this older girl who sang a solo and did a very beautiful job but the whole time a was saying it was head Spit out your Gum!!! Like how my mom would do it. It was so bad she would sing and when it was a little break she would champ in the microphone! Then she came and quoted a scripture and instead of feeling the spirit I just keep thinking how I am My mother and keep saying spit out that gum! haha though that would make you guys laugh? The Rash is a whole lot better not to worry about that one. That is so good to hear that Dad and Grandpa got their Deer. This past week we were very blessed to be able to find some very cool people. We found a lady, well she saw us and stopped us to see if we were Mormons and then went to her house and her family is very nice. IT is cool because they use to live in My greenie area in Edinburg and they went to the church for a long time they just said they didn't get baptized because the missionaries didn't teach them that I guess? As taught Antonio who is from EL Salvador and he speaks a different kind of Spanish it is cool. He is the first person that I have taught that is from there. Also found this other guy named Lionel and he is a cool guy that speaks Spanish and English but knows English more so we teach him in English. It is funny during lessons because I understand the words that he is saying I just can't understand him at all so I have to look to my companion because he understands he better. He has some slit disabilities. I love this area so much and Love my companion so much. I am learning so much and slowly getting back into shape? I don't want to much for Christmas? I don't know what I want? That is so heart touching what Steven say. It is so true that the missionaries are the most prayed for and the most loved that is why I don't think I can get back into shape they love feeding us. I love being a missionary there is no other better thing like it. I hit my very hard these last several weeks how amazing and how great it is to have the blessing of how are whole family is active in the gospel and temple worthy I thing it just has been that way so I never though of it other wise. Also, how great of the blessing to have so many in the distant family to be like wise. I have learned a lot on how you can almost have nothing but you have the gospel and your family you have everything and nothing else matters. It is something very beautiful. I like it final hit me when I was reading stories about our family history and how way back when the church started our ancestors  crossed over, and you know the Wilding we love the command replenish the earth, and they had a big family and out of all the children only one was a covenant keeper. This is what the family search told me. It is crazy to how about just in this one man how thousands have had the gospel and it is growing. It gives my hope.  I love you so much. Anything you want me to write say or pray for? I love you. :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October 22, 2013

Yes I am doing so much better so no worries on that. I also got the email about my shirt. That is super crazy that Jackson comes home in less than 6 weeks!! Whoa. That is super awesome that Melissa did so well at her talk it is good that her personality was in it. Precious got baptized yesterday and her Brother Received the priesthood that day and so he baptized her it was very special. He gave her a huge hug after she came up out of the water. I am so glad that my miss haps and the bike are going around because I have another. Mom don't worry I am fine this one is different. So we are sitting with Jaytee during the 3rd hour and he turns to Elder Casteel and asked if the water in the fount was cold this time. (they like it cold) Well, We hadn't turned it on and church was lacking 10 minutes to end and then the baptism was right after. SO we ran to go turn it on. It is a small one so it doesn't take to long. Then we get them changed and then we go to look to see how full it is and JT wanted to see it so we took him and I walk over and peek my head around the edge to see how close we are to the top drain. Remember I am in the back and it doesn't have 2 entrees it only has one. so I look and it was almost there then I turn to walk back and smack my head on the wall that comes down for the mirror. I hit hard and started going down heading straight into the water. Bahaha I had the phone and my camera in my pockets. I started to black out. but then My brain and body kick in again and I start struggling to graphed anything but it was just the wall then. My body kicked in on my legs and I was able to catch myself before plummeting in the abyss of  baptismal water. My companion was dying of laughter which gave the ok for Jaytee to start laughing it was pretty funny. However, I didn't fall in and just had a headache the rest of the day. For a Christmas gift? Someone made Texas Pillow cases- Mexican one and Texas and Mexico mixed that was cool but a lot of work.  I am glad that the family is having success up and Hunting camp that is super good. It got a little chilly  down here but nothing cold it is like a nice day up there. Some member made3 fun of us because they were telling us that we are from the North we should be use to that kind of weather. I am loving the work and can feel of your love everyday.  I am trying to think of other things to write. Oh man I was wondering if you had any life's skills that you didn't teach to my before the mission on how to get your shirts whiter. Mine are bad because the water in the apartment was yellow but they fixed the pipe. so the water in the washing machine was yellow and I want to know any other ways that I didn't know about? I don't think there is because I was good at doing the laundry just not folding it. I have gotten better at that. Also never buy a front louder washing machines especially the water efficient HE ones the don't wash your clothes they just spreads the yucky-sweaty gung around. I hate them and hate is a strong word. I love you guys and can feel of your prayers everyday. keep praying for my Companion and I. He is an awesome missionary. I love you guys and pray for you offend. I hope that this next week goes very good and that it treats you nicely. Hope that you love the pictures I am trying to be better at taking more pictures. I couldn't think of anything for Christmas just start listening to that Christmas Music early for me if you aren't doing that yet. I think mom is though? I am bad a bust out in singing parts of ones to my companion. Like Melissa and Kenna do when you say a word from a song and they bust out singing yup that has been past down to me. My companion smile and just says that I am crazy.
It got cold! Ok at 70 
Mom I thought you would love this tree 
Bike in a Tree I thought you would like it 
He baptized his sister

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October 15, 2013

Dear family,
That is super cool that Jace got a deer!! It looks like that him is a better shoot than Jackson and I. That is sweet that you got your DLM. I don't really need anything for Christmas... Dallor store stuff haha. I will think. what I need to do is start saving up so I can buy you guys stuff. Marie is old enough to hunt!!! She Is 12 that is crazy. oh man Dad you missed? :) that is crazy. I am proud of myself because when the 10th Of October came around I didn't notice until the next day the hunting season for Deer had opened. yeah Mom, you got lucky that it was Columbus day just kidding. We are doing really good here in Mercedes we are working hard on finding because a lot of the people we were working with dropped off. Also it really has been a month that Kenna and Alex got married. I also am going to send my boots home and I have presents in there for you too. I have picked up the family history and it is super awesome. I am not very good at it but on the internet I was able to find Grandma Trudy's dad. I had to drive way down deep into the pit of my memory to remember Grandma telling my about her dad and what is full name was. She probably told me when Jenny, Her, And I were on are way to hunting camp in the White van With Shania Twain blasting in the back ground. oh don't forget the heat blasting too for Jenny. I do family history because we have an hour to that kind of stuff once a week. time for a funny story! So yesterday we were at a members house the Cuadra's and it is a Mom, Dad, and one of their Daughters whose is about 28 years old. Well so we went to have dinner at their house and they are a cool family and then they were talking about the feeding Chart to sign up to feed the missionaries. Well you know how the English sometimes has its own twist in ever family on how you speak worse for down here. Well the don't pronounce the ch very well so the word came out to be Shart like Tara's Brad would say. When they said it I was like the what? So they keep telling us how sometimes the missionaries don't see the shart and how a member in relief Society explained how it worked to everyone. While this was happening I sat very casual with my hand over my mounth as if I was leaning forward more to paid attention better. Then I looked over at my companion and he was struggling to hold it all in. Afterward we died of laughter together. I repeated what they said to make it my funny. I know we are like little kids but it was way too crazy. Though I would share that story with you. I will think more on what I need for Christmas but I can't like of anything right now? How about a freshly chopped down Christmas tree form the mountains? That would be the best thing? :) Wait it snowed what is that? Down here the closest thing we get to snow is ice-cream, in Spanish snow is Nieve which is also used from saying ice-cream, down here but only down here. because I spoke to Sister Maluanda once, It was at a Zone meeting at lunch time and asked it she wanted Nieve and she though I was asking her if she wanted snow but I was saying Ice-cream because they were passing out ice-cream and they were sitting at the same table so that is the closest thing we have to snow down here. It snow about 10 years ago about an inch or so and everyone talks about it. we also talked to a member who is 30 and she has never seen a mountain before. I about died when she said that. Love you so much stay safe!! :)

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013

No I didn't get transferred niether did my companion!! :D That is awesome! Yes of course I watched Conference I am not in the jungle. Dad passed his test that is so great I have been praying a lot!! It has been chilly the past 2 days which is super warm for you guys. I got sick last night but I didn't throw up I fought it. I didn't want to vomit becase we all know that I hate to do that and when I do I start to cry and when that happens I want my mom and want to be hugged so I didn't want to wake up my companion at 1 and 4 in the morning so I could cry on his shoulder pr have him rub my back while I would be vomiting. Hahah I know I am a huge baby it is the Melissa in me. Sorry Melissa :P I also wrecked on my bike again but it wasn't bad I am ok. I just lifted up on my handle bars to soon to go up on a crub so I poped and wheely right before the curb then crashed into to it and flew of the side of my bike not the front the time so that was good. It was in a place where no one saw so you can imagine me doing it and it looked funny. I wasn't embarressed this time. How is my shirt coming are they going to give me a new one for free? I hope. I am glad that you guys had fun at conference. I am so very excited to stay another transfer with Elder Casteel he is super awesome and I love him so much. I felt bad when we found out transfer this morning becasue I just woke up and was so sick and tired so I didn't seem like my fun-wild crazy self when we found out. I gave him a big hug while still out of it though so that was nice. I love this area and love the people. The house of Michael and Kims is so beautiful!! Also what is the birthday of Ruby I forgot? I the weather is getting nicer here slowly we haven't had rain for a while. I forgot to write in my planner on the day of Pday what to write about this week so I am searching for things to write about. I hope that we are going to do ALL the things that they told us to do in General conference. Mom Visiting teaching :) It was good and very powerful I feel so blessed to be apart of this work at a wonderful time like this. There is huge history that has taken place the short while that I have been out. I hope we are doing all we can to do our part in it. I love all the talks and hope to review them again. My Companion and I are doing good. The work as slowed just a little this last week so we need to find more so pray that we can find. We still have a lot of great things happening and miracles everyday. Elder Casteel is doing so good he is impoving in Spanish really good he got discourage but I promised that it would click and yesterday it happened for a little bit so it is coming. :) HAHA I studder in both languages so I am not very well at both so it is funny. hahaha That happens to a lot down here. :) I am so glad that I have an amazing family like you guys and can feel your prayer for My companino and I everyday. Know that I love you and I am doing very well. I am trying to like of more that has happened but I can't remember right now?
 The Wedding
 The Wedding Again!
Little Sister Jumped in and wrapped arm around me. Award My hand is on the cupboards behind her.