Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Only 1 more week in the CCM!

Wow I can't believe it's been more than 52 days too!!! Everything is going by so fast. I'm only going to be able to stay in an MTC for 6 days or less now. Everyone has been telling me that President Turk is really nice, and that's too bad that he's sick.  Hopefully he still has time to come pick me up from the airport. That's cool that Justin is getting his braces off soon. That means I'm going to have the most crooked teeth out of our family.  haha Please tell him to write me and quit being a little poop.  Where are you in the Book of Mormon?  I'm going to start reading a little from the Bible too pretty soon. I just have to finish the D&C first. I should finish today or tomorrow.  What class are you teaching again in Primary? That's funny that they know more than you. You shouldn't feel dumb though just do what Papa always says...If you can't dazzle them with brilliance...haha. That phrase has really helped with teaching people since I pretty much don't know what to say, or how to say it right now.  It is true though. The best lessons I have had are the ones where you really act like you are telling them the most exciting thing in the world.  They should let me email again the day before I leave which could be Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.  Everyone leaves at different times so I'll let you know when I am leaving. Today is probably the last time going to the temple for 2 years. That sucks, but I am going to really enjoy every second of it today. Things are going really great here, and I'm getting along awesome with my companion. The only thing I have been struggling with here recently, is lot of the other elders in all of the districts. A lot of them are still very immature and are constantly talking about things back home and not forgetting the world.  They are never quiet during personal study, so it's really hard to get a good study in. I'm glad my companion and I can stay focused when we need to be.  Because of this I'm trying to work on my patience, but since you've lived with me for 20 years you probably know how good I am at that....haha. Our last proselytismo went really well.  Our new area was nueva era and it was a little nicer that our first area.  There weren't very many inactive members to visit so my companion and I were chosen to just do contacting the entire time. It was a great experience. We were able to give out around 10 folletos and 2-3 Book of Mormons.  Even the people that don't want to listen to you will, and are still nice. One guy was a little mad though, but we just smiled and told him to have a good day.  We came up to talk to another group of men and they told us to leave them alone so they could enjoy their beers. It was pretty funny! We met a few middle aged women at one door and they were very patient with us and seemed really interested. We also met a teenage kid named Frank.  He didn't believe in God and didn't know why he was here on Earth. We set up appointments for most of them and we visited one other lady. She was really old and lived by hearself.  Her family never visited anymore and she was in a wheelchair and blind in one eye.  It was very sad.  Her husband died from a disease 35 years ago and she was pretty much all alone.  She said she loved music and we sang her a song, Nearer My God To Thee in spanish.  We shared a few scriptures with her, Alma 38:5 and John 16:33 and a few others, and let her know she wasn't alone  and that God loved her. We bore our testimonies  and set up another appointment.  The longer I'm here the more I realize how much we have in the church and in the US.  Other than that nothing else has really happened here so far.  If you are going to send me stuff please don't spend a lot of money.  I repeat please don't! I don't want another earplug incident.  haha The taxes to send packages are really expensive. I don't need anything yet and the only things I want are Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew and american snacks They don't have good potato chips like Sun Chips and stuff, just native stuff and Lays and Doritos. I don't know if I will be needing more stamps, because the mail here is weird.  They don't have stamps or anything, they just pay when they send it so maybe try to find out about that, but don't send any until you find out, or I do...I still have a lot.  If you do send stuff, just send stuff you know I like but definitely wouldn't have here.  They have more than you think, but other stuff is just weird.  Just remember I don't need a lot, and don't send it if it's going to be a waste or burden.  I love all of you guys and I know you will have a good time this next week.  Tell Justin I'm glad he is trying hard this year in school, and that it will definitely be worth it.
tty next week, TY

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