Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Diana e-mail December 3, 2013

Hello Everyone MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my goodness December is here can you believe it??? Where did November go??? but man i do love the Christmas season!!! 
So we just had transfers and I am in a new area!! I am in the Samoan Ward and i cover the whole mission. I am so excited!!! I will be so white compared with these people. My new companion is sister white she has been out for 6 months and she is form Utah.
Somerset will always have a special place in my heart i love the people there and i will miss them dearly!! so my new comp was telling me about the area and the places we will be so i am used to the people i serve having a lot of money and living in big houses well that is not the case  here people are in more humble homes and i have to be careful its going to be exciting and i also learned that these people LOVE to eat and  that is how you gain there trust is by eating so i have already gained weight on my mission and i guess i am just going to gain more great!!
Its getting really cold here it snowed a little last night and it rained more rain than snow. it is actually 36 degrees right now and its 2:02pm lol i am freezing i hope i will get used to it soon.
well i love you all and i hope you have a great day and enjoy christmas and share your testimony!! 
oh happy birthday minnie!!! i cant believe my baby sister is going to be 13 have a great birthday!!
love you all 
Sister whetten  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Jesse E-mail - December 2, 2013

Hello America!!! things have warmed up here in south america and the humidity is beating me up a  little.
thanksgiving hmm i wont exagerate that one, it sucked. they dont have the same holidays here that `Murica 
has so i missed out on the pie turkey stuffing and countless other america made food. but hey i have three guys
a hot apartment and a bunch of work to do so the time is great! the past two weeks have dissapeared and i
really didnt realize that it was december to be honest. one its reallly humid here. two, the people here dont
really put up cristmas decorations, and i have very little to put up:P three, i dont have my family to spend it with!
and we all know im a little distant from family but closer to my spiritual family:) the work has been great, not a whole 
of success but we dont stop for anything haha we always have something to do and i love it. drunk guys have a tendency 
to come and talk to me, just yesterday after church we were all walking together, the four misisonaries im my area. and this
drunk comes across the street and just starts respirating his alcohlic breath in my face. but he was funny:P he gave me a hug haha 
and told me to tell him a little about the word of god, we said some quick words, i told him my name was Elder Davis and he
then did something i will never forget haha he grabbed my hands put them on his head and told me to give him a 
blessing. so a little irritated with the poor guy i alone gave him the fastest and most fakest blessing ever:P he wont ever remember this 
moment but i wont ever forget it. im not sure why drunk people tend to want to listen to the word of god when there
drunk but i guess its better than nothing right:P this week was also a little rough with investigators, not too much luck and 
in all reality not too much happened, just a lot of walking, sweating, teaching, and basically missionary work:) its definatly
no picnic but ive grown to love every minute of it:) because hopefully at one time in their lives these people will remember talkign 
to an Elder of the church and just maybe it will spark their interest 10 years from now when they see missionaries pass by
theirs always hope:) i just keep my head up and think of the reason im really here. sure it sucks sometimes but hey, Im
Elder Whetten:) i have a calling to fulfil, a message to share, my families to support me, and people to save,and im a MORMON:D
haha one day thats going to be a mormon message thing just watch! I love you all and pray for you every chance i can, i miss
you all too but hey i will see you all in what...20 1/2 months:P
Love Elder Whetten!