Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 304

Wow, Brad passes his 10 month mark this week. We are so excited for him. He is doing such great work.


Alright i saw the pictures everyone seems healthy and happy! Feliz cumplea隳s abster! i hope the day is amazing! haha im sick right now i didnt sleep very good at all last night haha so its been kind of frustrating this morning to do anything. I sent a present for abbs on friday. so it should come this week. expect it. ummm. im trying to think. People have been asking about the investigators ... they are being dumb and not doing the commitments we are leaving and not coming to church and just frustrations. so this week our goal is just to find new people. haha we are pretty much dropping everyone. and ... i dont understand whats wrong with marriage. so many people that we are finding that are ready arent married. and the process for latinos to get married in spain is kind of a long process.. so its frustrating. haha anyways. other than that we are happy ... working on being healthy. just running around. i kind of feel like its the end of a soccer season haha with all the work and school and soccer its just too much for the body with so little rest. haha i mean 8 hours is enough to get through the day barely. but i mean you all know me. its just i need sleep. haha there might be a p day activity called 究iesta系oday. we will see. haha ummm. but yeah we are just running around we average about 15 lessons a week here. we had 35 lessons planned this last week we got 22 so we got failed a lot. which is always frustrating. but we are working on it. Im glad you were able to go to the farewell that jake had. i miss that kid!!!!!!! but the mission is so rewarding. im learning so much out here its so amazing all that im learning! anyways. life is chugging im guessing that im leaving valdep鎙s on the 2nd of november. so about a month left here. but tons has happened its amazing. haha anyways enjoy conference. and remember with revelation if you ask specific questions you get specific answers. this should be a special time of year!!!! enjoy it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 290

Sorry about not getting the email til today. its we had specialized training and we didnt have p day until today so yeah. just keep chugging we are here working hard and having so much fun! haha. ummm i dont really know where to start but we just had an amazing week! things are slowly slowly slowly coming through. slowly, haha its just incredible how slow i mean i have had pancakes with more syrup than how fast things are pulling through now. but they are pulling through. and thats what we want.
Well, we started off the week getting a new phone because we had lost ours. that helped a lot, then... we found a girl named monica who we had met before but kind of forgot about her, she told us she has been waiting but we have gone by a couple of other times, we will see if she progresses, as well we found another girl. named isabel, we found her on saturday and she came to church on sunday and she just loved it.. a lot. so we are going by today and it was just so incredible having people come to church!!! haha the other thing is that our branch president told us that we would have hardly anyone at church we didnt have 7-8 of the actual members there but we still had 23 poeople at church i think that is the most i have seen here we could have had 30 people almost all of the seats were taken! haha super crazy. then yesterday we have a yhouth we are teaching named santiago, he has kind of been always there his parents cant get baptized yet but he can, we had a fecha but lost it then last night we went over and he told us that he decided to read and pray and that he asked if the church was true and if god existed and he felt good afterwards, he also said that he feels like we actually care about him, like the other elders have been there but like with us its different. so we could be seeing some amazingness coming up here soon in our area.
yesterday we had specialized training and pres. clegg was with Elder bednar he told us that elder bednar stood up and for his lesson or whatever its called in english (spanish- taller) he just said ok whats your questions and talked for 3 hours on just the questions that the mission presidents have had. haha its been incredible. butwe are working hard, the days are meshing together like crazy i think i ask 5 or so times a day what day it is, haha and lately i have been writing in my journal a couple of times a day thinking that i needed to start still haha anyways funny moments, im trying to think of what else i can say.
OK well because of time those are the stories you get. things are going great, the final thought that i have comes from yesterday when Hna clegg was talking to us she said, Everytime we share our testimony the Lord is telling us he loves us too. so just because baptisms arent coming in valdepeñasright now or the last 4 months all the testimonies have been the love for me and it goes for you guys as well so give those testimonies!!! haha miss you all! and love you alll!!!! have a great weekª!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 283

Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone is enjoying Brad's letters. We are! We love to see his growth and his attitude. What a great guy!


im super tired right now, haha its jsut so much happening and getting done. this last week was one that was testing our patience but its something we all could work on. we lost our phone almost lost our keys to our apartment. haha just to start off. then trying to do thw work with out a phone is nearly impossible. but its still possible just a little more grampa rands in the stride. then. its a festival of vino here in valdepeñas they are known for their wine here. haha so a week and a half of that. but the thing is all the people are out all night and sleeping all day and are practiacallly drunk the whole time. but its their party. so its been crazy. haha just running around trying to get everything that we needed to . haha but we got everything done and we are still alive. and kicking and screaming.
Elder Triana is a beast still. we are having so much fun, we have the same mentality and my spanish is getting better. and we can see where valdepañas can go we just need to wait for the people to see it too. once they have that vision this place will blow up. haha. we are working hard and having fun. this last week went by fast even though it had its trials. i think every day something had to be changed 180 degrees haha just the luck of the draw. but this week we are excited . its weird that its already september 5th the days are meshing together i dont think that i knew p day was today this morning haha. but dont worry im not completely insane yet. haha.

We were teaching a kid this week. about our age and he was asking about opposition. well lets just remember satan doesnt want this to be happening and the days that are the hardest probably are the days most productive. just remember those examples we have in our lives.
thanks to EVERYONE who is supporting me with prayers and love and whatever else they are doing. tell everyone thanks (mom you know who specifially) and spread my love to everyone. i miss you all and im doing well. this week was a week of learning haha. this week will be better. i hope it is for you as well! dont forget to read and pray the lord is ready waiting for us to do our part!