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Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 23, 2012

 Hello. This week was alright. Tuesday we had zone conference and they talked about all the same stuff they have talked about since I started the mission, I didn’t really feel like it was anything new. With my investigators mainly we are still working with F-rn-nd- and D-lc- and its tough. F-rn-nd- is kinda just not trying and D-lc- is doing everything. So we will see what happens, their planned date is this coming Saturday. 

I’m pretty excited because Wednesday I will be up in Palencia for the day and it will be cool to be in my first area. 
Friday we had an activity in the church where we made food and watched the Joseph Smith movie on a projector. About 80 people showed up, it was an ok activity. 
Also one day we helped re-paint one of the elders houses in Juana de Arco because the owners of the house were mad at how trashed the house was. So we all re-painted and cleaned the inside. 
This is the last week of this change and alot of people are going home. 
Today for p-day we went to central market, the place I went to when I was in the CCM. I was able to buy a lot of cool stuff. I’m trying to slowly get all my shopping done before the end of my mission so I don't have to do it all last minute. I bought you guys some small stuff but there is so much stuff there you guys would like but I figured I should just wait till we all come and you can get what ever you want. So for now you will have to settle for small stuff haha. 
Also that reminds me that in the box I sent home a lil bit ago there was a notebook for you mom and a little bag for Morgan and also I think in the note book a few letters I had written and put in envelopes for some people of the stake that have written me, so if you could look for that stuff and get it out that would be nice. Well that's about all and I don’t have my card reader with me so I will end this letter and no photos this week! Hopefully next week I will be able to send some photos and I’ll let you guys know about changes! Love you all have a good week!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 16, 2012

 This week was less filled than last week and last week I had nothing to say. Not too much has happened, just normal missionary life and normal lessons. Our investigators are still progressing well and I should have a few baptisms this week or next, we haven’t been able to decide the date yet. 
Also today I got the news that Osc-r and his wife got sealed. They are the ones from San Jose, and Elder Somers and I baptized Osc-r’s son Osc-r. 
So that was some good news to hear that. 

Elder Argueta, Elder Mansfield, Elder Asdel, Elder Lowe
I have some fotos from my 4th of July meal that I spent a whole 25 dollars on... I felt like a big spender hahaha because quetzales are about 7.8 to 1 with the dollar. So my meal was 200 quetzales and I normally spend 30 to 50 on lunch haha so 200 was going big! haha. 
Elder Mansfield & Elder Asdel

We have an investigator coming to church that works for a family here but she doesn’t speak Spanish she speaks kek´chi. So I have no idea how we are going teach her... maybe I'll study some basics jaja. We will see where that goes. hmmmm... what else... what elseeee... I got nothing. Times flying and it's just normal! Hopefully I get some new stories for next week! Love you all and enjoy the fotos!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 9, 2012

vapor viii
This week was fast and was one of the off weeks of being busy; it was a mainly chill week. I got my new soccer shoes I got the vapor viiis with the bottoms for playing on concrete and grass, they were a super ugly orange but I painted them flat black today and they are dope now haha.   

As for how the work is going here... We are really focused on D-lc- and F-rn-nd-. They were going to get baptized this coming Saturday but Ch-t- will be out of town, so we pushed it to the next Saturday. 
We also have a lot of new references that we haven’t been able to contact yet but hopefully this week we will be able to and find some news! yeee. 
Wednesday was 4th of July so a couple of us (Elder Argueta, Elder Mansfield and Elder Lowe) went to a steak house which was nice. I got a huge 16oz steak with salad and garlic bread, yum!!!! 
I love having allllll the food in my area haha. 
They don’t sell fireworks at this time of the year. Only fire crackers in rolls, and those go off all day and they aren’t very fun. So I just stuck with the steak and I'll celebrate extra at Christmas time for fourth of July. 
This change is half way over and it’s flying just like always haha. I don’t really have much to say this week so I’m going end this now. I love you all have a great week!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 2, 2012

Woooooo! It was a great week! I’ll try to break it down in order.

Elder Argueta and Elder Asdel
Last Monday was my comps b-day as you know but after internet we ordered pizza. That’s the pizza picture! He’s now 24, haha it’s kinda funny my last two comps, who have less time in the mission than me, are older than me. 

Tuesday was super fun we painted Ch-t-’s sisters room. (Ch-t- is who got baptized a few weeks ago) We were there all day because it was a new add on to the house and the first few layers of paint didn’t stick to well. And tomorrow I’m pretty sure we will be painting his other sisters room...which is good cause I like painting hehehe.

Wednesday was normal we had district meeting and ate at burger king after. Thursday morning I went to the zone leaders area and worked in their area until Friday and one of the zone leaders came to my area to work with my comp. The pictures of all the stairs was that day, we went up like 300 stairs just to find out nobody was home haha o-well it was fun. I got a good picture up at the top with Elder Cheney and a member who came and worked with us. 

Elder Asdel and Elder Cheney

Elder Asdel

Friday we put a baptismal date with F-rn-nd- y D-lc- (Ch-t-’s sisters) for the 15th of this month so we will be working with them alot to get them ready. Saturday was the big day, we had Ang--’s baptism in the morning and in the afternoon was the wedding, let me just say that it was great! No problems at all! I was in charge of taking videos and what not so I don’t have alot of fotos but I have some good ones enjoy. Sunday at night we were invited to an activity for future missionaries and I got to share all my fotos, which was super fun. Well that wraps up the week! Love you all have a great week!

Ang--'s baptism

Elder Asdel with the Bride and Groom

Wedding Celebration

Monday, July 2, 2012

June 25, 2012

Today is my comps bday so happy birthday to him haha. This week was good. My comp turned 24 today and I was thinking about paying for his dinner or something tonight because we have all the good food here. He got 2 packages from his family so don’t worry about any of that. 
Saturday we didn’t have a baptism, but a kid in the ward turned 8 that day and also had his baptism and we were there for that. 
We’ve now had the interview for Ang--’s baptism and she’s all ready. Now we just have to see how it plays out Saturday at the wedding/baptism. Its looking like it’s going to be really good! I’m super excited! 
Also right now we are working with D-lc- and F-rn-nd- (Ch-t-s sisters) and its been good. The dad is a really nice guy too but the mom is less active. So hopefully we can win them all over soon. 
Also Wednesday they asked us to paint the inside of their house so that should be fun. I haven’t been able to do service for a while so I am excited! yeee. 
Lets see what else.... I have no idea what else is going on. That’s about all of our happenings at the moment so I will now end this. Love you all and have a great week!