Saturday, February 26, 2011

February 21, 2011

It is funny how you started your letter (I hope this letter finds you healthy and happy)… because last night was not the best of nights for either of us. Both my companion and I made frequent visits to the bathroom.

It has been raining a lot. We had interviews this past week. Other than that this has been a really slow week. I feel we barely work. But it is hard when I am not senior. President Batt did mention to me that I need to be ready to become a senior and just not do what I didn’t like about my other companions. Because it is transfers again we will wait and see what happens this weekend! This week we will have a zone conference so I won’t receive anything until Friday, I think.

This transfer has just flown by. That’s why I haven’t said much about my companion. It has been hard because my companion just talks about home... that’s like all he thinks about. He has over 7 months left but that is all he thinks about. That’s all he worries about so it distracts me and him.

This coming week we are hoping to have one more baptism of the transfer to end it with 7 baptisms. I am still very far behind my goal but I have a feeling I can catch up. I have about a year left to do it so I just have to work very, very hard to get it.

Hey, so apparently word is out about the new Mission Presidents for the missions. We are getting a Brasilian so there is a lot of potential for change. Like a lot. Kind of worried about this since I don’t do very well with the whole change thing, so about 7 months with a new President will be interesting. But it will all just have to work out.

Well, this past week I butted heads with a member in the ward. He started causing problems for us which did not sit well with me so I did everything I could to deal with it. But, I had to tell President Batt and the Bishop so it is getting dealt with.

Did I mention I finished the Book of Mormon in Portuguese?

I hope Logan is writing another letter.....

So I had a weird thought, isn’t Dad’s birthday coming up???

I can’t think much of anything else for Nick to bring. It sure is nice of him to do this. Just those books, maybe a peanut butter. just random food items. And something I  keep forgetting to ask. What is the name of the girl Nick is coming to visit??? I have seen quite a bit of the mission here so there is a chance I know her!
Unfortunately I have little to say today. And my time is up. I’m just not feeling so hot today. Bye everyone!!! Love you all so much!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011

Well, I got the package this last Tuesday which was a rather big surprise to me! I haven’t been getting a lot of letters but I just figure they will arrive eventually if they are out there. Right now I am cleaning off my camera so I can start sending pictures more often. That’s been my main problem. I never wanted to take my card anywhere because I was afraid something would happen to it. Now that I have the USB I can back up all my photos.

(Regarding the missionary from our ward who rescued the pilot of a plane in California that had crashed into a storage facility) Figures Cameron would make the spotlight somehow! haha

Well, we baptized one more young man this week. On Sunday, I gave somewhat of a talk that I am not entirely sure everyone understood... but whatever... It was actually really funny. Here, they take going over time, like if you speak to long, very seriously. And my companion spoke too long…Usually they just hand you a paper that tells you your time is up. But let’s just say this ward does it very differently. One of the counselors pulled out this like retractable pointer, like one a teacher would use. He bent down, and then smacked my companion in the leg at which point my companion  freaks out, stops speaking, steps away from the podium and then once he figured out what happened, he finished his talk. I could not stop laughing.  It was like the biggest interruption ever!!! I think I was the only one there to notice it, other than a few of the other brethren who had the same thing done to them. It is the worst way to ever tell someone to end! It just scares them to death!!!

We are slowly coming to the end of this transfer. It is a short 5 week transfer. So we will see what happens.

The sleeping “thingys” have been nice. I have had a few weird dreams, but I at least sleep through the noise of all the cars and thunder.  It has been raining a ton here this last week.

Well, my time is up, hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!

Love you all so much! Have a great week!!!