hello family! how is it going over there in vegas? how is the Ritz doin? we are doin good down here, Arizona weather sure is hot thats for sure, my typing is going to be real bad today, we were playin volleyball with the mommas (mothers in the word with like 5 kids each) and i smashed my fingers pretty darn good, one might be broken, but im fine, no need to worry, i have bandaids with superheros on them haha.
Well this week went really good. we had 2 more baptisms on thursday and confirmations yesterday. Their names are Shayla (14) and Laney (9) they are really cool girls and i got some pictures so i can send that to you.
i also went on my first exchange the other day. i went all the way down to Nogales with our zone leader Elder Feltner. he is so cool and only has 4 weeks left. the only problem with the exchanges was thta elder feltner is a spanish speaking missionary and Nogales is a spanish speaking zone haha. all i did was sit there and nod my head hahaha, it was so much fun. i could understand what they were saying kinda but not really. he just told them that i can undertand really well but i cant speak it, it worked out for us. we talked for a long time about stories of the past and stories about the mission, it was so much fun. but nogales is seriously like right on the border, me and elder baradoy stopped and took a visit to the border and took some pictures haha, it was so fun.
Border Patrol ?
Then elder baradoy also showed me this nifty thrift store called the white elephant. and basically you can find anything in this store. the other week he went and bought 2 brand new suits, 3 ties, and 3 pair of slacks for 16 dollars, haha you believe that?! how awesome, we went but i didnt find anything i liked so we are going to have to go again.
And just to check, i think i am getting the letters directed right to the apartment faster than i am getting the dear elders or the letters sent to the mission office. im not sure though, so if you could, date what you send me that way i will be able to tell who sends me what and when, awesome.
church is so much different when you are a missionary, we are in charge of 2 wards, Sahaurita 1st ward and Sahaurita 3rd Ward. But first we leave and go to some leadership meetiting an hour before church, go to sacrement, then a quick meeting, sunday school if we are lucky, and then priesthood (maybe), then we go to a ward misison meeting, and then we repeat it for the 3rd ward. we start church at like 8 in the morning and we usually end around 5 pm. sundays are definitally the longest in the week. thats for sure.
All in all i am having a pretty awesome time. i sure do miss you guys though. but its awesome cuz the ward sometimes makes food that makes me feel right at home. we have so much awesome members, they all have like 5 kids minimum though. there are alot of young families that are just kind of getting started. they are really nice people who like all went on missions. and im not making up that part. it seems every family we visit they tell us storis from their mission as well.
well anyways, just know that i love all of you so much. and always look to the lord for help when you start struggling. thats what I do lol. he loves his children and will not just hang us out to dry. The lord will provide. I love you!