Monday, June 25, 2012

143 days left!!!!

so this week because we are getting more missionaries we got a companion we are in a trio. his name is elder thornley he is the same time in the mission as me and a really hard worker .. he is funny too so we are having a great time. so he will be with us for 2 weeks until he gets his kid to train. so that is exciting. umm this week has been one of the most frustrating because ... we lost practically all of our investigators because they all got jobs. we dont know what we are going to do its super upsetting but with the crisis and stuff going on right now its what they need too. so we will see what happens as far as all of that goes here soon. ummm. im trying to think i had a lot to say and i just lost it... haha . i bought a suit. all my pants have worn out. i honestly have walked all of my pants out haha thats nice to know. but it sucks cause i dont have clothes hahaha. just saying. and my shoes are pretty bad. but that will be cheaper ill just go to a zapatero. a guy that fixes shoes and itll be like 5 euros to fix so thats not as big a worry. just some of the mission life. neither of us three have slept very well this last nights because its been hot waking up at 3 or 4 or 5 in the morning just dripping sweat dehydrated and miserable. ive gotten up and drinking a lot of liters of water and then splashing water all over my body and standing in front of our fan until im cold enogh to be able to go back to sleep. it kind of takes a lot of energy out of me. and with the eurocup going on and the heat. not very many people are in the streets so a lot of walking around with no one out. haha its been frustrating but we are getting through we scare a lof of people with 3 of us haha its super funny though. i love it. i have found im addicted to 2 things in life. helping people and making people feel weird haha and contacting with 3 americans makes people feel weird and so i just laugh a lot. which also takes a lot of energy out of me. so anyways like i said we have lost a lot of good investigators. they wil all get baptized soon and the blessing we have been finding some really good people as well. so im in no situation to complain we are doing really really really well. we should be baptizing a couple this weekend it should go through . there arent any problems. except with the ward. they are africans from nigeria.. my first africans. they dont speak spanish and they dont have papers so its hard for the ward to hep them out. but we know they are ready and translation is part of life now. so haha. anyways we will see if that happens this weekend .. other than that life is pretty much the same. jsut tryuing to get t hrough the day and all. so i hope that your week is a great one!! happy end of june.. (so weird) and yes our president is leaving on friday. that is weird as well. but we are excited for presidente deere. we have heard a lot of good stuff from him and should be meeting him soon. haha anyways i love you all!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

crazy crazy week..... oh man.
So last week this guy contacted us and he ended up being amazing we werent thinking to much of him he is a spaniard and he came to church the next day i dont know if i mentioned him last week i dont really remember but he is just the best man ever he is changing my life hahahe is so funny and he wants to be baptized so bad. he gave up smoking opractically already and its seriously has just been a blessing in my life after a week to know him. he  has such a crazy story he almost read the book of mormon when he was 18 but something got in the way and now he stopped us and he went on saturday to a baptism and it was for one of the pueblos so he wasnt able to see the confirmation so all day yesterday he was upset cause he wants to see the second poart.  he will get baptized and he is the first spaniard that i will be  a part of the baptism which is kind of big in our mission seeing as they are opretty closed off. but its ok they are opening up they are stopping from calling us jehovas witnesses so much haha and mormons which is actually good now.. we dont care what they say to us as long as they know who we are hahaha its just funny.  umm what else  the 2 boys arent going to get baptized until july now cause their mom wont get home til then. they are just the saddest ive ever seeen poeople be. they want it so bad and yeah. they love john cena haha so we get the info on the wwe haha they are the best ever.  and then the nigerians that we are teachin g. they are crazy. they are funny though pretty much i just am having the time of my life we are working with great people and we just laugh all day. but its so hot so its like the little things make us super happy haha and we are going crazy. the heat gets to us really really fast.                                 i mighit wear  a jacket all year round next year when i get home haha. anyways this was a really good week we  did a lot of service and it was good for us  a little bit of a change from the normal. but life goes on. this time right now is going by way too fast. i cant believe it. haha anyways you are all the best i love you all and miss you all have an amazing weeek!!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 562

ok so since its such a problem with the address and i dont even get letters from you ... :D haha here is our address here in sevilla..
 elder bradley
 C/ avenida alcalde juan fernandez #25, 8C
 41005 Sevilla (sevilla)
 just so if there are any problems there you go :D haha
lets see.... the two boys ended up NOT getting baptized cause of some stuff that happened in the family. we are going to go drop by soon and see what the deal is but they bailed the day before so it was a stressful week running around for what seems to be nothing. for now. but they will get baptized we know it. so no worries its just a matter of when. but while we were walking around on saturday morning this guy stopped us and not thinking really we invited him to church. he came and loved what he heard it was amazing and we had our lesson on repentance and he said he has been trying to do that for the last year so we are excited for him he says he wants to be baptized after coming some more.. he is spaniard and if he follows through with getting baptized will be my first spaniard that i will teach that will get baptized. ha its insane. so there are miracles that are happening. Elder gibson is my favorite companion to contact with cause he has such a good attitude about it and we just laugh off all the bad things that happen. he makes it worth while i honestly dont have more fun doing it than now.
WOW, i cant believe that we have 3 missionaries out right now!!!! That is insane!!!!!! and that is just in our ward.. its starting to feel like a normal utah ward finally!! haha that makes it like 6 missionaries that have gone that i remember. there was william taylor, the daughter of the thompkinsons jake and then me and now chett and darren. thats kind of just craziness. but its cool. the mission is the best i absolutely love it. anyways this week was stress full and the typical and more problems are happening and so we are taking it one step at a time. tomorrow we are saying bye to president and then getting ready for the new guy to come. we are pretty nervious. anyways. i love you all have a great week!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 555

Sorry but he didn't send his new address. That is crazy! but it has been a busy week!

hey everyone so this week was awesome we had a good week. my comp and i are getting along great we are doing a lot of work we have 8 people that have dates for baptism our goal is to baptize every week and so far we are set up for the except for the 23 but this lady walked into church and asked us what she needs to do to be baptized so we are going to meet with her tonight and get that going for that day. we are excited we are growing and just getting a lot of work done haha. its so much fun. ummmm. lets see. i feel like i have so much to say but at the same time no. last week we just had to deal with transfers and then getting adjusted to the new area im really really excited for sevilla there is a _TON of work to do and we are just going to town. haha running around i feel like with the work and the heat i just havent stopped sweating its gross. but its nice to know the work is happening. haha. umm my companion is Elder Gibson he is from mesa arizona he is just like my new lover we just havent stopped laughing since we have been together. its helping keep the mood in a positive note. ummm we are finishing up taking everythnig out of alcala today and taking it to sevilla im excited for that . except there is air conditioning in alcala and there isnt in sevilla so its going to be a sucky summer i dont know how im going to survive with the heat with just a fan. haha anyways you guys are awesome i hope your week is amazing!!! keep living it up and being as happy as can be! loveyou!!!!!!