Monday, May 25, 2009

200 Millas, in Lima

Anyways, a little about 200 Millas... its huge (Coulson's current area-ed). We have to take a bus to get to the other side, where its basically like a new area. Its a bit poorer than where we live, and that's where we have a bunch of investigators. But we have plenty on the side where we live too, so we have to plan our days to go visit one side, and then go and visit the other at another time. Its interesting, more so because my companion doesn´t like to plan. Or study. But he sure does love to sleep. So that's a little about my companion, his name is Elder Marcelo, and he´s from Puenta Piedra, just about an hour in bus from here. Its a little difficult, but hey, the mission isn´t supposed to be easy. At least he teaches pretty well. My Spanish is coming along, and i feel like i can teach and share experiences pretty well, its just a little hard to understand everything because i really have to focus, and i still miss out on a lot of what they say, but its not really a problem.
As to our investigators, we have a baptism this Saturday, a joven named Jhonatan (and yes, that's how its spelled). But the other investigators that i find is really exciting to teach is Gloria. She is living with her cousin right now, and he´s the secretary of the ward, and he´s getting ready to go on his mission, so he helps her out by talking with her, about his mission and everything else. She has a baptismal date too, along with a few other of our investigators.
My health, its fine, but my companion got his wisdom teeth out (3) so he was down for the count for about a week, where i got some down time to read my scriptures in Spanish and work on organizing the area book, which was in horrible disorder when i started. But i think that now we´ll finally be able to use it with some efficiency.
I don´t really know too much about how to do everything with the papers, and it doesn´t help that i can´t ask my companion cause he doesn´t use it, but i´m learning little by little.
I love you guys, and i´m looking forward to getting some pictures from the wedding (Coulson's sister Becca and Davis MacKay are getting married June 27th-ed), and well... everything. And i´ll send you some more of my pictures next week.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Alright, I finally got you some pictures. Be happy :)

It was great talking to you all, but it really came as a shock to me that I couldn´t talk with grammy (Coulsons Grandma Huntington passed away on Mothers Day morning - ed). I just thought that she would be there to talk with for a little bit. I don´t even know what to think... its something that I teach people everyday, the plan of salvation, but its a little bit different when its something that you have to actually apply in your life. Grandpa, I know you´re the one that hurts most of all, because she is your partner for eternity and she isn´t at your side right now. But for the pain you feel now, imagine the joy you´ll have with her after this life. Just like in 2 Ne 2, without pain there is no joy, and with immense sorrow comes the redemption of your happiness once you´re reunited. All you have to do is look forward to the future. You still have more people to help here and I´m one of them.
Occasionally when we´re teaching I´ll have one of your poems pop into my head that I want to share with the investigator, but it does not really work with the translation from English to Spanish. I love you Grandpa, and I´ll talk to you again at Christmas!
love you all!!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

4 May 09

Anyways, wow this week went by fast. We were both a little sick Thursday, so we didn´t head out after the multizona and Friday it was worse s our pensionista wouldn´t let us leave. She is extremely protective of us. Its kind scary, but she really does love us and want to help us in any way she possibly can. We had to do a bunch of stuff for the zone, so i´m learning a bit of what you need to do as a zone leader, which is horrible because i think that President is gonna have me be a zone leader eventually as he hinted in my interview.

So the interview with President was cool, it was extremely short, just a few questions, he was really nice and he didn´t mention anything about where i would be going, but its pretty much a sure thing that i´m gonna be in a different place next time you guys get an email. I think it´ll probably be in Lima, but i don´t know. And as to the camera situation... its horrible, i left my cables in Puerto so I can´t recharge my camera, its dead so i can´t take pictures here, and I can´t connect it to the computer cause it has a specific cable and no one has an sd card reader and i can´t find an electronic store in my sector. Don´t really know when i´ll be able to get you guys some photos, but i´m trying, this is kind of an upsetting situation with my camera right now.

Dad, as to your questions ya, everythings fine, my eyes are a bit red still but they feel normal (except the pollution in Lima is beyond imagination) and i´ve felt fine since i´ve been here except for a little bit of gripe. Ya, í´m keeping a journal, its tiny, but its there and i´m writing in it quite a bit, not nearly everyday, but enough.

I love you all, sorry i can´t spend more time writing you, but i gotta go, love you all. And ya there is a time limit for the Mothers Day call, like 30 min.