How is everyone this beautiful Monday afternoon? I assume the house is
just as crazy as ever. Man we live busy lives...I love it. that is
actually my favorite thing to tell investigators that are having a
hard time keeping commitments. (Like scripture study and prayer) I
just tell them:
-Life is crazy. Trust me. I come from a house of 6 hooligan brothers
and sisters. We all kept each other busy. But I promise that the only
way my mother and father have survived the past 20+ years is through
consistent scripture study and communication with our Father in
They laugh, but it is honestly true. The one stable thing we have in
our lives is a foundation built around the Savior Jesus Christ.
My subject title was Cheeto which slang for "cool" or "awesome" So
for example if something is bien cheeto! It's super rad.
It's a silly word that makes me laugh.
Spanish is going really well! I'm honestly really grateful to be
around a lot of Spanish speakers, but also be able to switch back and
forth between both English and Spanish is a huge blessing. Sometimes
we will be teaching an investigator in English, but then realize a
concept would be easier for them to understand in Spanish, so we
The branch here is super awesome! Basically around 60 Spanish
speakers. But the best part is that there are all from different parts
of the world. We had a "¡Noche Latino!" for a branch activity to
celebrate all the different cultures. They all brought different types
of food from their area of the world. Some of the places I remember
are: El Salvador, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Columbia and a ton more.
Wow their food was amazing. I was stuffed.
You know those scenes from Nacho Libre, the "save me a piece of that
corn!" Well I tried some of that corn. And it is from the Heavens.
Also, homemade Horchata is the bane of my Diabetic existence. I only
drink one glass and I have to savor the flavor in each sip because it
is too good. Too good.
My favorite part about the Latino culture though is that it is so
centered on Families. The branch is all one big happy family.
I've been thinking a lot about the importance of family units. In the
first lesson we teach as missionaries we start with 2 basic
principles: God is our loving Heavenly Father, and the Gospel blesses
As far as families go, I might have to say that ours is the best(; I
am so grateful for each and every member of my family (every relative
and friend included)
We must remember that it is our responsibility as family and friends
to build each other up and help each other. I hope each one of you
realizes that I love you, and I would do anything in my power to make
you feel that way.
stop fighting, stop putting each other down, stop being negative, stop
rejoicing in each other's failures, stop competing, stop excluding,
stop ignoring, and KEEP LOVING.
The amount of love our Father in Heaven has given us encompasses every
negative thought in our heads. Stop what you are doing and become
swallowed up in the love of our Brother, Jesus Christ.
Have a fantastic week everyone, I will keep all of you in my prayers!
Monotonous Information in order to answer some questions:
My schedule goes like this:
(Keep in mind that me and Elder Marchant asked for specific permission
from our mission president to wake up early so we could have
additional study time)
Wake up: 5:30
Additional study: 7-8
Personal study: 8-9
Companionship study: 9-10
New missionary study: 10-11
Language Study: 11-12
And then SERVE THE LORD(:
My companion Elder Marchant is rad. We get along really well. He is
from Montana and enjoys being buff. Hahaha he rock climbs, bikes,
swims, and lifts. He also sings really well so we are constantly
belting hymns at 6 in the morning while working out. I bet our
neighbor hate us...but they all can't speak English so they think they
can't yell at us hehehe...
Oh and I am also confident that I belong to the best mission in the
world. If anyone disagrees, send me an email and I will politely
explain to you why you are wrong (;