Monday, February 24, 2014
Family!! Well I can't get a bike from the mission, however, I know the one I have will last me out. Also I would but a new razor head they just don't have the correct size anywhere. So I am writing today because the library was closed on Monday and then I went to McAllen again to a 3 day training. It was good a lot of things are changing in how we do missionary work. Now we are to get a referral from ever person and every lesson after the first one with an investigator must be in the house of a member. So that is a big challange to do but it can be done. Also, yesterday got a call from the mission office to see what airport I want to fly into. I told the salt lake airpoty if that's ok we you all?? haha gotcha Just kidding I said the Pocatello airport. I will be landing with my good friend Elder Sanderson. That will be so much fun. I sat with him on the way down from Salt Lake to Dallas. Before training on Monday night we had a big Miracle. We got a call from the mission office and it was a referral of a young lady whose College teacher is a member and the member called the office to find out what missionaries would be her students and while I am talking to the mission office the young lady calls us twice because she could wait for us to come over. I couldn't take the call we had to jump back into the lesson that we had and then we called her back and went to her house. Super prepared and she her needs was wanting the gift of the Holy ghost So we taught her Gospel of Jesus Christ and wanted to be baptized again to receive it. However, in the middle of the lesson she stopped us and had tons of questions where the restoration would have applied. So we told her next lesson. She has a super bussy schedule and we haven't been able to met with her lately. So pray that she will come to church. Her name is Courtney Carpenter like the singers. Other than that just pray that we can find some new people that are going to progress. would be the best. Also as you know my area is lots of English so it is good to know that my Spanish won't go too far away from me afterwards. I am a little bit slower at speaking again a little but still understanding everything. It is like starting up an old engine up. Also before I forget. What kind of suvenres do you all want? I am no idea. I would get you some cool Mexican stuff but I don't thing that I am in the right area for that right now. there isn't on of those stores around. So I don't know? Something of Texas or Mexico? I wish Meixco because the most part of my mission has almost been in Mexico. I will be writing on monday so thing of somethings to talk about because that is only a couple of days away and I hope to have some to say. My companion is doing good he is learning a lot and even in this area his Spanish has gotten so much better. the weather is super nice down here it has improved a lot. It is like Spring down here right now. Have you guys seen a robin Bird yet that is when you know it is spring that is what julianne taught me. I thought I saw on the other Day and then told me companion about it. HE never had heard that saying beforehand. Well, I love you guys so much!! I can feel it everyday. Just get swimming :) Love you.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
So the morning that we woke up and found all the snow is the morning that we had to drive to McAllen 45 minutes away and on the day just because of the cold and everything school statrt at 10:00 that morning. Also there closed down the express way and it wasn't even bad at all. I got to drive the Zone Leaders Van so that was fun. Before I drove I relized that I hadn't driven since july!! Whoa. Everytime it gets hard, when the wind pushes a little bit harder than you think you can push the words of Mike come it my head Head down, push, and work hard Last week it was super cold also!! It is cold on the bikes because you create your own wind and then when the wind is blowing against you it is double the worst. Also I called that number earlier in the week and now my card is working so that is good. It is crazy that you guys haven't been receive lots of mositer because last year and the start of this year as been so wet. That is good to hear that great-grandma is doing better I can't believe she will have 99 years this year!! Whoa Yea you told me about the letter that is so so very cool!! Not going to lie I pray she makes it to May!! :) We there isn't to much new not that I can think about right now. We are still working with Victor he was suppose to get baptized yesterday but felll ill I guess. He is so crazy!! Oh also transferrs are tomorrow and I am staying and so is my companion. The only one in the District that is leaving is Elder Bertrand who just finished training Elder Nielson and his new Companion is Elder Gualette (Sp) the other missionary from Pocatello Julieanne Knows his mother. He will be in the District with us and live with us so that is cool and exciting. So it looks like I will finish up the mission in this area or get trunkie transferred which means the last 6 weeks or the mission go to that area and then die, Which is a jargon in the missionary language for the time that you finish your mission your dead, that is hard right. WHen I first got into the mission and my trainer told me oh yea he already died talking about a missionary and didn't put to much thought it in while saying it. I responded wait more missionaries have died!!??? With a scared face then he had to explain to me that it is a saying in the mission langauge or a jargon. So that is what it is looking like for me. I am glad to stay here. We have a mountain to still climb and work and I felt a little overwhelmed this morning but I will reiterate the quote from my beloved unlce Kim and one Apostle that I can't remember and that is to Work, Work, Work. Reiterated over the pulpuit was Tate Shup Up and Work. So that is plan that the spirit told me this morning while I was pondering. Work, work, work, and pray the Lord will help out and make up the faults. I know it can be done. other than that I am doing super good. Keeping the faith and head up high. Just like the song says on the blists CD Hold! Hold you head you high. Which he I was younger I distinctively remember singing blow! Blow your head off then mother correcting me, I don't know if you recall that Mom? haha well sorry that I am so random today that is how it always is. It has and is so coming to pass would President Dye said when you set me apart. You will be rejuvenated in the work while remembering the love that your family has for you. Oh how that was so true and directed by the spirit. I am grateful that Melissa Roberts was so fast and took such great-careful notes. I am running out of time here for emailing. I love you guys so much and can feel the love and prayers dumping out on me here while I work. I am doing wonderful and I love this work with all my heart just How I love the Savior and you all. I am sorry that I have miss spelled so many words I am trying to use them a lot so that I can know them in my native language and then use them in Spanish. No spell check today. i can say the words the hard part is the spelling. love ya.
They are twins
Exchanges with Elder Sanderson
haha all tuckered out.
the book of mormon in spanish does that to ya
Brrr! It has been cold outside!
So cold on the bikes
I look like a Missionary Marshmellow
It was an Icsicle that feel and broke my glasses" Name that movie?! (Christmas Story)
frozen fruit... "Oh she didn't know it was frozen" What movie???
Then Kyle and I had this email conversation!That is a crazy Ice Storm! And I can't believe you were so wrapped up! You looked like the kid from Christmas Story! How cold was it?
Kyle: haha yea i do!! It was 30's and Aunt Allison was right it is such a different cold. it is because of the humiltity. We would talk to people and they would be so puzzed we were outside. One lady pulled up next to us because she was so worried about us and advised us to go home because a storm was on the yern. We smiled and said thanks then said to ourselves while laughing we can't.
Monday, February 3, 2014
haha when we were out working last night people told us a little bit about the game. We had a couple of set appointments with people but they were watching the game. After a guy told us about the game I laughed and told me companion the game doesn't even matter to me at all. He laughed and said even before the mission I don't think that I have watched a full super bowl game. Haha I totally had some pictures to send to yous but I forgot my camera again opps. Also question about my new card it worked once now it isn't working? I tried to call that # on the front to activate it but couldn't get a hold of someone to do it so I just tried it and it worked once now it isn't. Don't worry about it this week because the only places that I have tried it were a Marshalls and at a small business owned vacuum store and it didn't work at the small vacuum store. I needed to get a new filter. The winter Olympics are already here? that is crazy. We also had a freeze here it was cool. Not a total freeze but the trees had ice on them. I took picture. We are doing well. WE have someone looking to get baptized this coming week. His name is Victor and he is a bit crazy he is not all there socially but is super smart and bore is testimony yesterday and it was very good a short. I guess before I came he did that is Spanish ward and was pretty much yelling into the microphone is Spanish and English until someone from the stand told him that his time was up. so I was super nervous when he told me to guide him up there and that he wanted to be the first person to go. haha he did super good he didn't know quit how to end it but it was smooth. He knows a lot of enormous words in English so sometimes he confuses me. haha like he is so smart he is crazy. I learn new words thought Like plumage and that is like the word in Spanish La Pluma which means feather or pen in English used for pen is because in the old times with ink and a feather I Guess? His interview with our Zone leader went good too. Who is Kyla? Man dad is working like crazy!! What does he do if he ever gets sleepy? I have picked up on that attribute of him where I can fall asleep on a dime. yea what is your calling right now is the stake mom? I forgot what it was when you left stake young woman's sports director? Also about my bike so you know how it was stuck in the gear what I did was a loosened the cable and then tightened it to where it would be in a stuck in a lower gear and not at 7 and now I can change from 2 or 3 in the big one and now it is so much easier and it works. So I think it can hold out. Anyways who knows I might be transferred to a car area? I am doing super good. This last week it was so cold and I didn't prepare myself for a mission that is cold I had to wear my pajamas that you gave my under my pants to help keep me warm on the bike haha. On the day with the ice I had on one sweater, that 2 pieces thing that you guys got from missionary mall, hat, glove, and a scarf wrapped all around my face. I had to adjust my helmet to fit over all of it and it almost didn't fit. I had pictures I will definitely send them next week so sorry.. We also saw a possum running in front of us one night so we took off running so we could see it up closer. It ran in some bushes and wouldn't come out then I say hey can't they climb things? We look up and it was right above us on the fence. Then one time about 2 weeks ago we are knocking on the less actives door and the biggest spider is above us and my companion hit the web it is on and it falls down swinging almost into my face and I started jumped because I had no where to go I was in a corner and I might have swilled like a pig or a little kids a good amount of times as it swung back and fore towards my face. Well Love you guys tons got to go!!! I will update you on the workage of my card next week thanks!! :)