It was great skyping yesterday! I told you everything I did so there's not much to write about. Everyone looks great! Man, I miss home and Christmas in the states! Dad, have a Happy Birthday this week! We don't really have any plans for today. We are just hanging out and probably with the same misioneros as yesterday. jaja
* Moms note: We had a great talk with Hunter on Christmas day. After a couple hours of trying to get a good connection, we were able to skype with him at around 3:30 pm. He is doing great! This past week he was busy spreading Christmas cheer through out Arequipa in his Santa hat. Doing a little caroling, a mission Christmas party and ward party. He was well fed with 2 dinners on Christmas Eve and 2 on Christmas day so that made us feel better. His pensionestta is taking very good care of him and was there with a hug when it was time to hang up and it was getting a little hard to say good bye. He is serving with a great group of Elders. We had the chance to visit with his comp and 2 other Elders from Florida and Chile. They all have such a great spirit about them and are busy doing the Lords work!
FRRREEEEEAKKKKK. I miss the States! jajaja You don’t really appreciate something until you don’t have it. The states are soooo much better. I know it’s just the time of year but I just want to watch basketball and go snowboarding soooo bad. Freak, I knew that this would happen when I left the home! The jazz would go on a rampage and I’d miss it but I know I have stuff that I need to do here. I know that but pucha I’d kill to be home for NAVIDAD!!!
This week was fine nothing really happened. So there’s really nothing to email you guys about. jaja All of our citas cancelaron and we didn’t find any new investigadores or anything. jajaja My area is far from receptive to the gospel. People just seem way to busy and aren't really interested in change. We have just been lucky and found a lot of cool people that are receptive. For example, this week we contacted 150 people and touched probably like 400 doors or algo asi but didn’t find squat! Jaja It’s fine, were just working hard trying to find people. It’s tough though because every guy here drinks from the time they wake up to when they go to bed sooooooo we deal with a lot of drunk people. For some reason though they love the misioneros so it’s nice. We only had a couple incidentes with the drunks that were getting in our face. jaja Other than that nothing really happened. Oh, I did find a dog. Her name is Kyra and she’s pretty sick. She is my homie and follows us everywhere. No one messes with us now! jajaja.
Sunday I gave a talk in sacrament meeting on the atonement and repentance so that was sick. All the people told me that I almost had perfect Spanish and only had a few parts that were choppy so that was good. Today for p-day we are going caroling en la Plaza de Armas! So that will be sweet and I will get some cool pics. We are going to have a party in the mission and one for the ward. Also, our zone party el 24th. It should be fun and we are pretty stoked for that. We wear our hats everyday and people think they are pretty funny.
Well familia love ya miss ya!!! I am soooo excited to talk to you on NAVIDAD!!! I think it will be around 3 pm my time. Check your email just incase anything changes.
YAAAHHH BOY HUNTS!!!
This week was sweet!!
We had a baptism with one of our favorite investigadores and he is such a stud. It was really cool to see him follow through on this compromiso. BUT, we honestly had 0 luck this week jaja Nothing was going our way until Friday. Friday was awesome! jaja We found an investigador that has listened to the misioneros for 4 years and NOTHING HAS HAPPENED WITH HIM. Until Friday. . . jaja Yahhhh We were the chosen misioneros here in Arequipa. He finally accepted a date and he is going to be baptized this month! So that is awesome and he is honestly a great guy. He has just had a lot of doubts in the past but we were able to answer his questions and take away some of those doubts! His name is Juan Carlos and he has 50 years. So you know there is a time for everyone right? Our family of 11 is awesome. They’re the family that we did the family night for and we made cookies. The cookies were awesome and they loved them! What can I say, I have the gift of baking too Mom! This week we are going to make peanut butter bars with them. jajaja They want to make more food from the states and I don’t blame them. It is so much better than the food here. jaja. I haven’t had a solid poop in like 4 months. Can someone help a brother out??? I eat plenty but the food here kills my stomach. I’ve had 2 stomach infections and think I have another one right now. It’s part of the mission life, right! I work out as much as I can but I feel so out of shape. It’s terrible! I have a little layer of fat on my stomach now and it’s terrible. I’m starting to fill out on the muscles though. jaja I still am down on the pounds. The treats in my package saved my life. YOU HAVE NO IDEA. jajaja The best thing of my freaking life! I already ate the cookies and muddie buddies and yah opening a present a day makes my day so much better jaja. I LOVE IT! The holidays are tough on the mish but those things make it so much easier, THANKS!
Right now we are finally finding more people to teach. We have 5 fechas (dates) this month for baptism and are hoping to take out 2 more this week with this other family that we are teaching. The teaching really has been good here though. This morning we went to the World of Alpacas jajajaja I wanted to see the alpacas. I was starting to think that they didn’t exist. NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE but now I know they are REAL! jaja We went with a family in the ward and had so much fun. Then we went to La Plaza de Armas again and had lunch. Good day good day!!! jaja.
No snow there right now?? I miss the snow so much holy balls! jaja Good thing the mountains are getting snow though. I have to say, Christmas blows on the mission but we are really trying to have fun with it. Oh, I’m going to send a package next week for Christmas for you guys. I don’t think it will get there in time but hope you like it.
The Spanish is coming a long nicely. I understand just about all of what people say to me but pucha speaking is the worst. I feel like I'm speaking right but at times people just look at me like "Why are you here?" jaja That’s always the worst but they understand that I only have 4 months so it's all good. Well that’s the week!
Love you guys and keep going ham and enjoy the week!
YA BOY HUNTS
Haha... Writing is so hard. I can’t remember ENGLISH!