HEY what’s up fam!!
Sounds like everything went well with Drew’s surgery! Protect the nose and wear a face mask playing ball! You look like something that came straight from the meth factory bro haha Looks like it was a rough go this time? Glad to hear that the birthdays were fun and sorry I couldn’t be there! Next year no worries... Oh wait hahaha 2 years!
This week was a little weird not going to lie. My baptism that I was going to do se cayo, so that was a little upsetting but it might happen another week who knows! I’m just staying positive and working hard even with the little success that we are having. It’s all good no worries. We should have 6 bautismos this month that are lined up so that’s super cool! Hopefully they wont fall through because we’ve already had 5 fall through. Like I said, this week was a little odd haha. One of our investigators started hitting on me so now we can’t teach them anymore. hahahaha. That’s fine, what can I do about that I mean I’m a stub, right! hahaha It was really weird though. haha We’ve been trying to do a little more contacting because we really don’t have a lot of people to teach right now. We did a service project this week at a park and planted trees for some other church which was a little different. hahaha but you know service is service right?
I think I mentioned last week that we had cambios and my best friend was transferred. It really was super upsetting. He was the only one that I really connected with and really helped me out with my comp who doesn’t want to do anything. The fresh meat that came into replace him are a little weird, 2 gringos that know nothing and are soooooo wierd. I mean really, what happened to normal people!! I guess it’s better than nothing. haha. I had a solid week though with the language. Everyday I learn more and practice a ton with my investigators and pensh. I really feel super comfortable with understanding people but speaking is so much harder. Little by little I learn more. I just found out that we have to change penshs this Tuesday which is the worst. She is the best and I don’t want to leave that family. So we are trying to convince the Pres and stuff to let us stay. Oh and today for the halloween were all getting together as a zone to have a party. It is going to be sick! I’m going to dress up as Facebook and write BOOK on my face. The simple things in life, right! hahaha. Other than that nothing has happened. Stay chill this week and I love you all!
Ya Boy Hunts!
Happy Birthday Mom, Parker and Grandpa this week!!! Wow, I miss you guys so much and love you tons. Hopefully all of your wildest dreams come true! Sure love you homies and enjoy the week! Oh and Drew watch out man! I threw up 135 lbs 19 times this morning and put up 185 lbs 4 times. SOOOOO getting swoll big guy you better be too!
Well, I really can’t believe I’ve almost been out 3 months. Pretty crazy! 3 months in 10 days! This week was super good for the work side of the mish. haha We had our first baptism but I didn’t do it. She wanted some bigger dude from another area to do it because she was worried about falling in the water. hahah She’s a BIG lady! But it was awesome! We also have 4 new fechas bautismales for November and so I think that’s going to be really good. Two of the guys I play volleyball with at the ward all the time and they love me because I always wreck them! haha. They’re both 18 and names are Eric and Paul and they are super studs! We also have two sisters we are working with so that will be good. I ripped another pair of pants though because I fell down the stairs hahaha. Don’t worry, I’m ok! Got that fixed though no worries mom.
Other than that nothing really happened this week. It was a super chill week and we literally do the same thing every day. The Spanish is coming along quite nicely tambien! The people here are really good and always tell me I’m doing great so that’s awesome! haha. We had cambios today and my best friend in the mission is leaving sadly. Elder Hildebrant is a stud and he’s going to Llo to be a district leader and open an area. That will be really good for him! Really not much else happened though. haha Oh, I haven’t gotten my package yet. It has been sitting at the mission home for 3 weeks. I should get it today! So keep on having fun this week! I love you guys!
Seems like everything is going good at home and that you are enjoying life! That is sweet that you were able to go to Jaron’s farewell. I miss that kid! We had such a great time in track together but he is going to kill it in Australia. Well it was kind of a rough start of the week but had some of the best days of the mish later so all it good here.
Week 11 . . .Woooow! haha I don’t know how I feel about it to be honest. This week was pretty solid! I went on divisions with one of my best friends in the mission and it was awesome! haha It really was so much fun! We found legit chocolate milk at the store and it was the greatest thing I’ve ever had in my life! Then we went and got tacos for my birthday so that was super chill. He is super sick! haha That night we went and played some volleyball at the stake center. Literally we were playing for 5 minutes and my pants split down the middle. hahaha It was so funny. My pensh was there with other people in the ward and it was the funniest thing and we were both dying! The next day Elder Hildebrandt (my homie that I was doing divisions with) and I made peanut butter bars. HOLY BALLS... I can’t explain how great they were!! Literally, the best thing I’ve eaten in my life. I know I keep saying that but it’s been a while since I had them. haha
Other than that this week has just been a little weird. A lot of our investigators are falling through so we only have a couple of people to teach. Our baptism fell through last week but I guess it’s better and maybe they will be ready later down the road. We have a baptism this week which is for sure going to happen and 2 the next week. One of the ladies that we are baptizing gave me a beanie for my birthday! It is really cool and I love it. We are working really hard looking for new investigators. Day by day we keep moving forward and I am sure we will find new ones.
As for my Spanish. . . I don’t really know! haha. This week was a little rough on the Spanish but I’m going to have those days and I will just have to keep working hard! A lot of the people in the other ward that I did divisions in told me that it sounds like I have more than 6 months in the mission. I get impatient but it is getting better and better. I can understand most of the things people are talking about but speaking it is just totally different and it is so hard! haha. Sunday I gave my first talk in Spanish! I think it was actually way sick! I don’t know if they understood me but hey it was pretty cool! I wrote it out but didn’t use it at all. I just spoke from the heart and by the spirit so they probably had no idea what I was saying. hahaha.
Today for P-day we are meeting up with some of the gringo Elders in the zone to play football, the american kind, so I am pumped about that. I love and miss you guys. Enjoy your week!
Love ya boy Hunts!
Thanks for the Happy Birthdays and such. It was easily the best day of my mission so far! The birthday was honestly so sick! My investigator and Family were so chill about it. My pensioissste told everyone in the ward that is was my birthday so all day at church people were wishing me a Happy Birthday. haha. One of my families that I’m teaching right now invited us over last night to teach them. They bought me a cake and everything! They are the best! Then when I returned back for the night, my other family had a bunch of people over and we just played games and they bought me a cake too! hahah. It really was so much fun!
This week I have been teaching a lot more instead of just the usual little here and little there and it has been going so good. We have 4 baptisms set for this month and it is so sick! The family of 3 will be baptized next week and then another guy we met street contacting. His name is Jonathan and he is set to be baptized the last week of October. All of my investigators are really doing great and it is really cool to see how the gospel is helping them change their lives. The Spanish is really coming along. Something just happened one day and boom! Now I’m understanding how the freaking language works. hahaha. It’s awesome! I think I can understand like 70 to 80% of what people are saying. Now it’s just replying to them that’s hard as balls.
I’m not going to lie, I got a little homesick this week. It was Drew’s birthday, Happy Birthday Bro and just thinking about all we would be doing and stuff. You defiantly miss it when your so far away. I was talking to one of my investigators about track this week because she does track. WOOOOOW, I would kill to do that right now. She told me that there is a high jump pit close by my house! hahaha So I’m going to go over there one of these days and try it out. Why the freak not!!! It is awesome! Everything has been good though. My comp is a little better. I found out the he was having a hard time because the members and investigators like me so much. I can't help that I'm a likable guy. He is at the end of his mission and will be going home in January so I am sure that doesn't help either. I didn't get my birthday package yet but hopefully today. It has been at the mission office for over a week. I’m still working out everyday and it’s awesome! Not coming back weak or fat. Not me haha. Love you family and enjoy the week!!!!
Ya boy Hunts
I Love the Peruvian People!
New ride for my birthday!!!
Amazing Sunset! Zone Meeting!
Well, how about this everyone, I turn 19 in 6 days! It’s MY BIRTHDAY!
I still feel and look like I'm 12 but hey, what can I do about it. So this week was interesting. My comp has been giving me a bad time about my Spanish and telling me that I should be doing a lot better and I just wasn’t going to take it anymore. He didn’t speak to me for 4 days and so I asked him, What's up? I just told him that if he had been in the states for 2 months his English would suck and he has been learning it for 10 months. So after that he was good. I don’t know what he expects. I’ve only been in the field 3 weeks and the members say I’m doing great! He is super impatient but that’s fine, I’m not going to let him get to me and I will just keep working hard.
Well, the teaching went great this week. We have been teaching a family, a mother and her 2 kids. The daughter Elizabeth is 13 and the son Daniel is 18. Daniel is studying at the University and so I have been teaching him English. They are a really great family. We committed them for baptism this week and so I am super stoked about that. SO finally having some luck here in Arequipa!
This weekend was way sweet! I got to watch General Conference and chow down some Nutella and Peanut Butter with my buddy from the District Elder Hildabrant. He’s a stud. I am going to play basketball with him today which is going to be so nice and a change from Soccer. Not going to lie, getting sick of soccer! haha Other than that we really aren’t doing much today. My pensionisste is the best. She is honestly one of my favorite people here and she is a really good cook so that makes it even better. Spanish is coming poco poco everyday and I’m trying my hardest to get it down. It’s finally starting to click though! Freak! haha I can understand every word that everyone is saying I just don’t know about 40% of the things they are saying! hahaha Everyday is better than the last. This week went by so fast! I got to see one of my best buddies from the CCM Elder Brown. He is so cool and we got to chill for a little while we were watching conference. He’s coming to play b-ball with us today as well. Oh, my comp and I are starting to hit the gym every morning. haha There is a gym close to our house that is only 10 bucks a month so boys I’ll be getting swoll everyday! So don’t even worry about it. So that’s my week! Love and miss you guys! Keep on living life to the fullest. Thanks for everything!
Love Your Friendly Neighborhood Missionary,