Time is flying by here so fast! I can’t believe that over five weeks have already passed, less then a week left. We will leave the MTC Tuesday morning. I´m not sure if they will let us email or make us wait till the following Monday. If I do get to call of email it will be in the morning for you guys, maybe seven or eight. I´m guessing that my companion will be a Latino but I hope that he speaks a little bit of English for when I don’t have the words in Spanish, but if he does not speak English, then I’ll be faking it till I make it. :) Mom, I think you’re right about the mission home being in Guatemala, I think that is what grandpa told me. If I get a chance to get information about it I will, my guess is that I won’t be there to long. But we will see.
Happy Birthday Mom! It sound like you had a good day. I’m glad to hear that you all went out to the shop together to make some Scareboxes. I know that lonely feeling when you’re out in the shop alone. I guess if you put that picture you took of me out in the shop and crank the music (rocking the Enya) it will be OK. Did the new shop filter system ever show up? I’d be interested to know if you notice a difference with the amount of fine dust particles that always settle on the benches and tools.
That is too bad that grandma is not able to help with the first dress. Hopefully Mariam will be able to find another dress that she loves that will work really well.
Yeah, so less then a week left here, I have enjoyed the MTC but am dying to get out of here and start really doing the work. I can’t wait to see where I will be serving and meet whom I will be serving with. I hope that my first area is not right on the coast. Talking to some of the teachers here who have spent some time on the coast, they say that it gets really hot. Like over a hundred degrees hot, they say that some people actually start to go crazy. Just sitting in chairs saying random stuff! :) It might be nice to have an area or two to get use to teaching before getting my brains scrambled in the heat.
What is up with the snow man! It is super easy for forget that it is still winter there because the weather here is so temperate. That’s not good that the wood pile is almost gone, how many more weeks do you think the remaining wood will last?
From the little bit of the city that I have seen, I can tell that I am going to love it and I’m sure you all would to. As far as the Spanish goes... It is a little confusing (I’m sure Kylie is laughing right about now, saying “feel my pain”!) There are so many grammar points that exist in Spanish that are not a thing In English. Its a good thing that most of the people here don´t even use the grammar properly! I have found that I can have gospel conversations and understand what I am saying and what other people are saying, but just regular conversation in Spanish is a little tough. I’m sure once I’m in the field for a little bit, the language will improve drastically.
Thank you all so much for your continued love and prayers. I can feel the love of my family and I think of you all often and have so much love for each one of you. I am so excited to knock on my first door. I am sure I will be a little lost but will have a big smile on my face. My favorite phrase for a little while will be ´´mas lento por favor.´´ and ´´yo testifico que la palabras de me compenero es verdad.´´ Kylie can translate. :) I love you all so much and love getting your emails, even when there is not much going on, I love hearing from YA´LL (shout out to you Erika)
Love your Brother and Son
P.S. I saw a T-shirt yesterday that I really want. It said ´´ Yo soy Latino´´ Which means I am Latino.:) If I get the chance to buy one I will. Part of loving the people is embracing the culture. So I will be a Latino.
P.P.S If the fire is too much of a pain, just throw a little scout water on there:)
P.P.P.S. I wish I was plowing so bad right now, also enjoy Buddy flopping around while you’re trying to back up:)
Also I really don’t get much information about the mail system here so I’ll have to leave it up to you guys for knowing if letters or packages can be sent.