Friday, May 25, 2018

May 21, 2018

Lots of Pictures
















Well I would have to say we had a great week!!! Wow I was very content with the week that I had. It was a great week to be a missionary in Ilobasco. So like the week was kinda slow because I had to take days of rest for my toe. We were only able to do Noches de hogar... But then Thrusday rolls around and I have to do interviews for an area. But it was a fiasco. In the morning I had a leaders meeting in San Vicente. But the zone leaders wanted sone clothes for a baptism. But the thing was is that I didn't have the clothes. Sensunte had the clothes. So we had to do interchanges with Sensunte and early in the morning start and the next day end them. So we went to the meeting and I was a little disappointed. The whole time they just talked about numbers. Wow I don't konw why all they care about are freaking numbers... But we work hard so I'm not worried about numbers. Then we get back from San Vicente and have to go to Cojute to do interviews. So I go and they show up late... Wow I was pissed.. They always show up late.. I go do one interview and he passed all but one thing. Coffee. So he has to wait. I have to go verify that he isn't drinking or hasn't drank coffee this week and he can be baptized. Then I did an interview of a teenager. He says he isn't sure about the Joe Smith thing so I told him to pray and ask the Lord about it. So we'll see what happens there. We get back to Ilobasco finally but it is 7:45 so we went and ate. Wow the whole day traveling and not working in the area... Friday we had a baptism. Well it wasn't my baptism it's just that the Sister had asked me to perform the baptism. So that was a neat experience. I had only talked to her that day when she asked me to do the ordiance. So when we got back from the baptism we were set and working really hard because during the week we couldn't do anything. So we went to town. Found 3 new investigators in one house. It is a familia. They were very nice and want to go to church. We're going to see if they were really positive or just a lie. We were then working and no one seemed to be opening the door to us. We just kept looking. I found an open door and it was my comps turn. He knocked and a pretty buff guy walks out he looked like he was about 27 and he is tatted up and had a mean looking beard. So I was a little worried for my comp. He kinda froze up too... Haha but wow what a nice guy. Like incredible!!!! He said come on in. What....? He started to tell us his story. We was a race car driver. He lived in Illinos and the sister missionaries visited him and he like it. We gave a lesson and he loved it. He told us that he loved how we taught and how we don't walk around talking bad about other religions and that kind of sort. We only teach what we know and feel. Wow he is awesome. His name is Andres. Saturday we were in an activity and found 5 news that way. Then Sunday 2 girls showed up to church and they want to be baptized. Wow what a miracle. And today I got operated on. Just on my toenail... Hahaha he cut both sides of the  nail and ripped a  bunch out. But I didn't feel a thing. Ha hard core drugs. So just a great week. I love you guys. Have a greek week!!!

Mother's Day May 14, 2018

We had a great time talking with Jackson on Mother's day.  Its hard to believe 2 years is almost over.  He is doing well and still working hard, but I think he is ready to come home too.  


Hey guys!!! What up? Well this week was a little bit rough but we made it through. It was the last week of the changes. So like that is always one of the best weeks or one of the hardest. I would have to say that it is one of the hardest of this change. But this week we had a couple of family home evenings that were awesome! Like we try to get the members to invite people but they don't like to very often, but we have some pretty spiritual lessons with them and we have fun with playing a few games. I had to do unplanned interchanges with one area because they needed a baptismal interview done. I show up and the person never showed up for the interview, in 2 days... I waited for 2 days.... Anyways, I did one interview there at least and it was with a lady called Flor del Carmen. Really nice lady, loves the gospel, and is ready to be baptized. I asked her who she would like to baptize her. She asked who could. I explained to her the possibilities, the missionaries, bishop, ward members, and so on. She asks can you baptize me? Uh... Well like it is better that someone here baptizes you because they are closer and all that jazz, but she was like no I want you to do it. So I was like alright. I'll do it. I just got to know her and she wants me to do well weird but cool. I was a little frustrated this week with my investigators. I wasn't able to talk to them because I was gone 2 days, but no one came to church. I was very upset. I thought like 6 were going to come. Nope zip. Frustrating. So like I don't know if you guys watched the viral video with the missionaries in Guatemala getting attacked by a evangelico. It is pretty sad that he attacks the Doctrine of Christ and says we are in the wrong when in the same bible that he uses it says there are no exception of people for God. I don't know I would have lost my mind. I am proud of the Gringo who took everything very well and tried to control the conversation the best he could. But the kid from Guate was dumb. He shouldn't have talked to be honest. But anyways, My week was awesome because I talked to my mommy Sharon!!! I hope everyone had a great Mother's day! Well like I just had my monthly birthday... 22 months old...  Last change here I come... Love you guys!!!!

May 7, 2018

Hey guys!!! What up? Well this week was a little bit rough but we made it through. It was the last week of the changes. So like that is always one of the best weeks or one of the hardest. I would have to say that it is one of the hardest of this change. But this week we had a couple of family home evenings that were awesome! Like we try to get the members to invite people but they don't like to very often, but we have some pretty spiritual lessons with them and we have fun with playing a few games. I had to do unplanned interchanges with one area because they needed a baptismal interview done. I show up and the person never showed up for the interview, in 2 days... I waited for 2 days.... Anyways, I did one interview there at least and it was with a lady called Flor del Carmen. Really nice lady, loves the gospel, and is ready to be baptized. I asked her who she would like to baptize her. She asked who could. I explained to her the possiblilties, the missionaries, bishop, ward members, and so on. She asks can you baptize me? Uh... Well like it is better that someone here baptizes you because they are closer and all that jazz, but she was like no I want you to do it. So I was like alright. I'll do it. I just got to know her and she wants me to do well weird but cool. I was a little frustrated this week with my investigators. I wasn't able to talk to them because I was gone 2 days, but no one came to church. I was very upset. I thought like 6 were going to come. Nope zip. Frustrating. So like I don't know if you guys watched the viral video with the missionaries in Guatemala getting attacked by a evangelico. It is pretty sad that he attacks the Doctrine of Christ and says we are in the wrong when in the same bible that he uses it says there are no exception of people for God. I don't know I would have lost my mind. I am proud of the Gringo who took everything very well and tried to control the conversation the best he could. But the kid from Guate was dumb. He shouldn't have talked to be honest. But anyways, My week was awesome because I talked to my mommy Sharon!!! I hope everyone had a great Mother's day! Well like I just had my monthly birthday... 22 months old...  Last change here I come... Love you guys!!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

April 30, 2018 Only 8 weeks left.

Well this week was just a normal week until  the last couple days. So like we found A bunch of really cool people this week wow like they are escogidos! Well they seemed like it, because they didn't come to church but they are super positive. One got out of jail the day before and they say its a sign that he needs to get closer to God. And another one was in a house of a friend and she told her friend that she was going to listen to us but her friend didn't. Now for the crazy part of the week. So we had a baptism. His name is Ivan. He is 12 years old. We get to the church to fill up the baptismal font and there isn't water (this is a frequent problem in this country). Well we start looking for solutions. One there was a tank full of water at the church, this tank is supposed to go into the church and fill the sinks bathrooms and everything. But it wasn't working. I pulled out a hose to try and siphon the water it wasn't working. Ivan's family gets to the church and the Bishop comes to help us. We decided to grab buckets and fill the pila. Wow all of us were already baptized!!! We were so wet. But whatever right? So in the baptismal service we sang hymns and everything and Ivan's mom was tearing up, then we sang Nearer My God to Thee and the water gates couldn't hold up. She let loose. But wow what a spirit in the room. And soo Sunday rolls around and the whole city didn't have electricity so we only had sacrament meeting this week.  Well like that was my week!!!! Hope yours was great! Love you!!!! 

I cant send pics because the computer wont read my card next week

April 23, 2018





Well this week was a fun week I would have to say. We worked hard found some good people and had a blast. So we had interchanges with the zone leaders and Elder Pilling came to  do the baptismal interview for a kid that we are going to baptize next week. His name is Ivan. He is 12. Wow great kid. We went to his house one day this week and he comes in and just asks hey can we read to Book of Mormon??? We were like of course!!! We also found 3 new investigators that came to church this week. They are good friends with recent converts. The only bad thing is that they are children. At least one of the 3 is 14... Hahaha but they like the church and I think that we will be able to baptize them this month that is coming. We also got caught in the rain... My shoe fell apart so I fell down and I ripped a little hole in my pants... I was pretty sad about that... But whatever! We put garbage sacks so our backpacks wouldn't get so wet and we cut out holes of one of the bags so one of the elders could see haha. It reminded me of the great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Well that was my week love you!!!


Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018




Well this was a fine week of work for us. It was tough but we pushed through it and never stopped working. We had interviews with President this week and he taught me so many things which I am so grateful for. Wow. I love that man. He is just amazing and is always there it help. It was weird because in my interview he talked more about Sensunte then my new area. He even told me he left me close so I could keep an eye on it. I was like okay? But that’s cool that he has done the changes to help me grow and to help missionaries and areas grow too. I did interchanges with Elder Mateo this week too. It was fun to go back to Sensunte and work with him for a day too. I also got sick this week. That was a bummer… I had to work close to the house so I could run and go to the bathroom, because my stomach hurt like crazy. All Friday Saturday and Sunday it was hurting. Well like that’s really all that happened this week. I don’t have much to say but yep… That was my week! Love you!!!

Monday, April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018





Well changes this week right. I called around to see where I was going to go. A couple people thought that I was going to go to Usulutan or San Miguel. I was like alright sweet! Then I get the call on Tuesday night. Hey you are going to be District leader in Ilobasco. What???? I'm only going to move over one area?? So I am in the same district just a different area. I have my 5th area and 12th companion. My companion is from Guatemala and his name is Elder Herrera. He just finished his training. He is a good kid and wants to learn so this should be a good change. No one told him on the day of changes that I was his comp. So I got off the bus and he thought he was going to get on another bus but then I told him we were comps and he was like are you serious??? Wow!!! He was really excited because we are already friends and have worked together. So this week was to get to know the area a little bit and also I did a baptismal interview for a girl that was 8 years old, but this girl knows more about the gospel than a ton of adults. I was proud to get to know Esmeralda (the girl). So church this week was different seeing more than 45 people there. It is a ward here so that is nice. But wow I was pretty frustrated with the young men who are passing the sacrament phones out playing some game... Wow I hope we weren't glued to our phones like they were... But they are passing the sacrament the thing to renew conevants to repent and they don't take it even a little bit seriously.... The members here are nice. But there is like a barrier here. They won't pass being the members and us being the missionaries. We need them to know that we really are just their friends and want to help them out. So we are going to change this and we are going to baptize. We have a couple fechas lined up they just need a few more things. But they should be baptized this month. Well love you guys! Have a great week!
Pics from Sensunte

Voice Recording
Well, another week went by, we're in Ilobasco now, we're not in Sensunte.  Had some changes, I'm with my 12th companion, 7th Quatemalteco, his name is Elder Herrera.  He's brand new to the mission, well not brand new, he's already go 2 changes, so he's just finished training.  A lot to learn, but we'll help him out. 
Ilobasco is a little different than Sensunte, like the Members don't have as much as a friendship with us as Sensunte did.  I don't know, like Sensunte loved the missionaries and were down to do whatever for the missionaries, but here it's like yeah, you guys are the missionaries- yep, that's it.  Like they don't  care.  They might give us a little bit of food, but they give it to us, not because they really want to.  But, we'll just see how it goes.  It should be fun, It should be great.  I know I'll have at least 5 more weeks here.  I hope I can finish out my mission here so I don't have to move again.  
I don't really know what to say, I haven't done this for a while, but I figured I needed to do it.  
UM- not much to say.  Ilobasco is like the biggest place to buy souveniers, so if I stay here, I can come home with a lot that aren't so expensive.  
Yep, well, I don't know.. . .
Oh, yeah I got a call from the Secretaries and they go. Hey how are you?  -- Good-- Hey what airport are you going to go to? --  uh, uh --  Salt Lake Right? -- Yeah, yeah, I think so. -- Alright Thanks.  and then hung up on me.  What the freak man, I've got time still.  Why are you asking me this??  But, Whatever right.?  
Well, I'm tired, I'm always tired.  Why??
Well, I guess I'll talk to you guys next week, see ya!