April 21, 2014
Hola familia. ¿Qué tal?
like it went pretty well up there! I am glad that you had a great time
centered on Christ and his Atonement. That is really what is most
important. I am truly jealous of the concerts, movies, and everything.
My Easter was kinda weird and boring. It is called the
‘Semana Santa or Holy Week, and basically is is just time off from work
to watch endless movies of Christ, to drink endless bottles of beer, and
to go the the Catholic Church. But we had a good time. We went out to
eat and I bought my comp dinner. So that was really fun. I actually
loved it. I had a forth of a chicken, with french fries, and arroz
chaufa, or china rice, i forget in english. (This line made his mother laugh!!)
you guys, I tried to focus my life on Christ this week. Thursday
night, I had a really good experience, I was lying on my bed listening
to church music in the night, and just felt like I was right there in
Gethsemane with Him, and in the temple too. Cool experience.
this week, I truly realized the power of Gods purpose “To bring to pass
the immortality and Eternal life of men.” I truly felt all of the
blessings of the gospel in my life, and truly felt the love that God has
for me. I realized the importance of the Temple and the blessing of
being eternally sealed. I know that this Gospel is correct without
doubts, and I know that we will be an eternal family. My desire to help
others do that too has increased tons too. I just felt so close and so
involved in His plan and his gospel!
I can’t believe all the girls going on missions...so great and so weird! I’m excited for them.
How was Easter?
Good, kinda regular...but my food was good.
Just got a sore neck and headaches that come from that.
am kinda sick of rice and crappy meat. So I am starting to cook
more...French toast, pancakes, sugar and cinnamon toast, ya know...the
We are really doing good. We
really are great friends and I enjoy being with him and talking with
him. It is just a little frustrating. In Negreiros, I felt like I was
at the top of my game...Super obedient, super on top of the
investigators, and super good with everything. I have learned lots from
my companion and he is a great guy, but it is just hard this time around. I
really want to train a new elder, so I can get whipped back into shape again.
Best part of the week:
Dinner with my companion. and those awesome insights I had.
isn’t married, so we are in that business right now. To be married
costs around100 soles, which is around 40 bucks, or two weeks worth of
food...and so it’s hard. But there is an opportunity to get married for
25 soles in a couple of weeks...so we are working for that.
the Zone Leaders called me last night and told me that I get to go to
Ecuador for a day with nearly all of the gringos from the mission. I’m
looking forward to seeing all my buddies from the CCM and Mike Smith.
It’s all for my visa and stuff. So I am super pumped! I get to go
Friday! We will all go together on a bus ride. It’s going to be about a
4 hour ride. I’m only about 1.5 hours from the border but we are not
going my way so it will take longer...and I've heard that there is the
possibility of McDonald’s!!!! I’M SO EXCITED:
Today, I’m so tired. We went running today. It felt so great to just get outside and go! We also played soccer, so I’m dead.
Thanks for the support and the love, I love you all so much. I can feel your prayers and all. Love you all!