well hello family!
thank you zack and bailey for your messages to me. sounds like you guys are growing like crazy. bailey will be baptized by the time i get back and zack will be passing sacrament. we are going to have to go climb mount sopris when i get back. i still havent ever gotten to the top. and zack maybe you will be a lot better at math than i ever was. thats tough stuff for me. and bay im so proud of you for losing a tooth haha. i can just picture your toothless smile now!
kelsey and lindsey you crack me up. boys boys boys. ;) they arent all that exist in this world by the way.
haha well this last week elder fadel did a funny smokers voice that sent me straight back to baggs, wyoming listening to Crazy and jumping the dirtbikes and eating dirt. i told elder fadel about it and now he wants to hear a recording of his voice or something haha.
we also were trying to teach a young girl of 11 years to say the word "dance." when it came out as "biatch" we gave up with that endeavor.
this last week was a little slower. just didnt seem like any of the plans wanted to work out and the trucks up to the towns werent going up there when we needed them to. after waiting three hours on saturday waiting for a truck we finally got one. then as we get within halfway to the little town called sepacuite the road is blocked. we had gone up on thursday but the road was blocked by a landslide so we just turned around. we worked in town that day. then saturday the road was still blocked and completely muddy. they were still working on it but the road was still risky. so we all had to get off the truck and walk through the dangerous section then board on the other side to complete our journey.
we got up to sepacuite fine and only were able to teach about three good lessons. one family-with the help of some very guiding questions-realized that there is only one true church and that if there is no prophet there is no truth. we will be seeing their progress within the next week. but it was still a great lesson. well after them we went to another lesson and starting teaching about the same things when a truck drove by. so not knowing if there would be another one due to the landslide we booked it out of there and jumped on the truck. the family understood though.
every sunday there is a man that is 100 years old in the branch here. he comes every sunday. he is basically just falling apart. but he shows up every sunday in a white shirt, slacks, no tie, and a cowboy hat. ill get a picture of him. he always tries to speak in spanish with us. he'll interrupt the teachers in sunday school sometimes and just tell them "thank you." the man is a saint. has been to the temple and is definitely enduring to the end. well this last sunday he walked in the front doors where a member woman was standing with her baby. well he walks in with his can in hand and turns to the baby without saying a word. he then proceeds to grab the babys cheeks, one pinch on each side, and then acts like he's eating them. then he just turns and goes into the chapel. it was the funniest thing. elder fadel and i cracked up. we were laughing so hard!
this last week we still had a lot of news. about 32. to keep organized we go with the "chosen." you can feel when people need the gospel and want the gospel and also when they dont. for now we work a little with those that dont and then go with those that do. theyre all chosen just at different times.
with the flood thing elder fadel was sitting at his desk studying when the torrent came. he promptly asked "whats that?" then came to see me wrastling with the water and getting soaked. then he laughed. elder fadel and i enjoy our time here. we work dang hard but we have fun doing it. the other day i made little darts out of a pen tube and some orange tree thorns. they stick in everything. i miss making cool things danget.
so im thinking that you guys should invite the fadels over to the house. they are hilarious people it sounds like. very high energy. elder fadels mom apparently wants to go skydiving? and elder fadel did it before his mission too. so that would be a fun weekend in colorado. :)
im still up for you guys coming to pick me up. i would be able to fly home with all the mission pals though. elder schone, legua, jensen, snell, bruneel, goodwin and the list goes on. but it sounds like its already done. just in the future. so if you guys want to i would love it. and i would love to show you some of the places here.
sorry for the delay in this message. yesterday we did a pioneer day activity. polochik zone came up and we ate, played water balloon volleyball, tug-o-war, and threw around a football. saw elder goodwin and elder parry. but we ran out of time and werent able to use internet yesterday.
sounds like things are falling into place back there. just hang in there. im thinking this bakery thing is something that is needing to be done. not to mention amazing baked goods!
i miss you all and love you!!
Life is a Mission - WA'RANIN
4 years ago