Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 391

Well, I can't seem to download the picture correctly to see the one with his face but you can play --- which Elder is Brad. We had a great time Skyping with him. We had a few technical difficulties but we were able to finally get it going to have a conversation. We could see and hear him, he could see us and not hear us so we called on the phone and we kind of circumvented the problem. We had a great conversation and he was able to see Ryker who was 6 months old when he left and Cache who was not even born. Of course, he saw Abby -- who has changed the most of his siblings. It was just fun to see his face and hear his voice. How thankful we were that the church let their missionaries use the technology of today and we could see our sweet, sweet boy.

merry christmas! i hope that it was just what you expected! haha i was hoping that the presents wouldve been opened at midnight spain time.. we opened them it was great haha i loved it. Sacrament meeting was really good a typical christmas party BUT... we had all 3 wards combined so that was interesting haha they like remixed the christmas songs but it was really really good. our investigator manuel really loved it and the stake president talked about coming and seeing. when the apostles asked him where he was going and stuff he just said come and see. So manuel loved that. he turned to me and was like i want him to baptize me so i turned to him and said after we will ask. so we went up to him and asked if he would be willing to baptize him and he said he´d love to but the problem is that he is going to the temple this week with the jovenes haha to have their temple activity and wont be back in time so he said he would do the confirmation. which was good enough .. then we went to the elders quorum leader and he asked him to do it and he accepted so we are good. ALL good. we just have to get the program together and we have to get through the interview . which wont be a problem he is super prepared. lets see . other than that it was really fun talking with you all. it was kind of weird looking at you because all of you have changed so much. every one is getting so big and stuff i just cant believe it haha. ummm i cant think right now still haha. after we got done talking we went to the other elders piso and just kind of talked the rest of the night. my comp got little rc remote control cars so we raced those around it was pretty fun .. the things you do when you are bored. so today we are just going to kick it the herms wanted to play soccer .. doubt that we will really play cause the other elders are in pros clothes but we wanted to make smores today. thatll happen haha im pretty excited.
so thanks for everything this christmas has been fun we are excited for this week and dont really have much else going on. i hope your new years is going to be fun as well next year we will do some spanish traditions ok? deal. ANyways thanks for everything it was really good to see you all and meet those of you who i still dont know ... aka the nephews haha miss you!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 384

Okay so just for your info. we will be talking to Brad while our ward is having Sacrament Meeting but we had already planned to go with Portia and Lance later in the day.

Merry Christmas to all! Thanks for supporting Brad!


ok so here is the deal. i dont have much time cause i dont have much money to be on here longer i made a skype and i am 90 percent sure i added carson .. aka carseycars. haha it just sounded like here. soooooo next sunday 5 my time??? i dont know what your schedule for church would be butttttt i dont care because you didnt tell me and we have to make decisions. so i will be on here at 5 pm spain time .. which should be about 9 your time if i did my math right ... im hoping so but if not figure it out. im so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha ummm lets see. its cold here now. humid cold which means im sick. cause i dont know what will keep me warm hahahaha. ummm im just trying to get important information out because i dont have much time. im doing good. im excited for christmas! ill be opening presents early!!! haha next year you will all be reminded of how it has been haha anyways life is good im happy we are getting along . nothing is happening here still. so i dont have any cool stories. but the new elder is pretty cool he just loves everyone. we will see how long that lasts haha jk he saw that that is why i put it . so reminders. Carsey cars. aDD ME AS A FRIEND .. or accept it or whatever. and then sunday 5 my time. we will be talking haha love you!! and if there is complications we will be in touch throughout the week . ok love you!!!!! bye!!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 377

hola todos.
this week was agood week. we still have nothing going on. no one is really letting us in no one is really accepting anything and plus we are starting to go into the holiday season. and whoever knows anything about the white bible where it says sundays and holidays are the best to go looking for people. welllll... its not even the holidays and we have been contacting every single day. haha no one wants anything from us. yeah the families are more together and they are off of school and what not but that doesnt mean that they want to americans knocking on their door. haha its kind of frustrating but its what it is. i dont know what else we can do. so lets see. why was this week a good week still? well. our only investigator that we have that we were about to drop, accepted baptism for the 30th of this month. haha so there is something to go off of. he is a mexican and he speaks almost perfect english . its actually really hard because he wants us to give him the lessons in english and i cant pray in english anymore. it takes too much brain power. so that is a little hard. i fumble the words more in english than i do in spanish ahha. but its only one investigator so thats not too bad and really there are a lot of people that speak english in the neck of the woods. life is good. i guess. we will see how this transfer goes. my good friend elder phillips is leaving this wednesday. so i wont have my go to buddy haha when we need to talk and stuff but we will see how it goes. life is good though really we are having fun.

they gave us our christmas schedule . it seems pretty good. nothing too crazy. we can skype though. the only problem is we are looking for a place to be able to do it on the 25th . none of the locutorios are going to be open that we know of so we are looking for members that have the stuff the ones that we thought would have it werent at church yesterday so ill let you know more the next week. just so that we can be on the same page. ummmmmmmmm lets see here. if we cant find any place to skype i will give you the code and our number and we can talk about when you guys can call me ok :D haha but im sure we will find something.

this week was good this week that is coming should be alright im happy so dont worry about me hope everything is going well.. love you all!!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 370

There is a nicer one on the mission blog but I couldn't get it to download to my computer.

hahaha today is going to be a good day. we are going to ride bikes around cartgagena and i guess just not be in proselyting clothes. haha dont worry. i will be taking a break from it when i get home just for a bit im hoping that not having to wear these clothes EVERY DAY will help out with that haha anyways we arent here to talk about this right now i still have a year left. anyways this week was good we lost a lot of investigators haha and then we won some back and we are having our trials but life is life and we are moving forward. haha we have been singing christmas songs since dec. 1st!!! im pretty sure my comp hates me and hates christmas but its ok ... he will learn hahaha its hard not to like christmas around me i mean cmon. opening presents at midnight?!?! im sure you guys cant wait to do that again haha. funny times. anyways life is good. im happy still so that works i guess thats the important thing here in this life. anyways i am trying to think. there was a baptism this last week. ward 3 the other elders baptized a girl. my first baptismal interview and that was crazy. haha then.... lets see pres. came to our district meeting and we talked about the moronis promise. and the importance of all three verses because so many times we just worry about verse 4 but we need to know about verse 3 to lead way to verse four and how it sets the frame of mind to be grateful for the mercies of the lord in our lives and in the world in order to pray and be grateful to recieve an answer whether its the book of mormon or which street to knock or anything really haha and as we ponder what we are learning and what we are meditating in our life is key to recieiving an answer to the book of mormon and that answer only comes through reading while we are reading. but im happy and well and i dont have much to say now .. i hope the preperations for your christmas parties are going great!!!!