Monday, April 28, 2014

Jesse - E-mail April 28, 2014

you know what is really wierd, i had a dream about the oven the other night! i dont know if i just miss the food that always came out of it or what but i love that oven! so hopefully dad can work his magic and save her!! 
but it sounds like the end of the school year alright, prom, rehersals, kids needing to be taken places, appliences deciding to fail, and missionaries preparing to leave! im content with the work here, it keeps me plenty busy.
ty is leaving and anthony is getting ready to leave, we are going to have a lot of family misisonaries! soon enough i wont be the only Elder Whetten here in south america!! 
but as far as south america goes, this week was great! we have a investigator that is Terisita and she is golden. we had a really good lesson with her on thursaday, we invited her to a ward family home evening that we would be teaching the next day and we actually ended up giving her a blessing. she has arthritis really bad and was going in to get some injecitons for the pain, well after the blessing  she looked up and told us that she felt she should go to the FHE. she keeps progressing and we are trying to prepare her for the 24th of may! the lesson we taught for the FHE was about the holy ghost and it turned out really good! there were about 30 people who showed up so it was really full for our little branch. when we got here to san vicente the attendence of the chapel was about 30 so that was a blessing. the last sunday there were about 42 and just yesterday there were 49! we continue to count the blessing and keep movving forward and working. its hard to believe 1/3 of the year is gone! it just makes me want to work that much harder knowing that soon here i will be counting down and not up:/ but i hope everyone  enjoys the end of school year parties and stress:P i love you all and cant wait to talk to you in i think 2 weeks! my companion keeps counting the days til mothers day:P 
Love Elder Whetten

Diana E-mail - April 28, 2014

Hello From Washington!!!!
Well this week has been pretty great!! Sister Batton and I decided to be more obedient and we truly saw the blessings come from that. We had amazing lessons with people who having felt the spirit in a while and it was great. The Lord truly does want to bless us when he gives us commandments. I have realized how fast time is going by my mission has hit its have way point in two transfers from now Anthony will be in the MTC in 8 Transfers my mission will end. This is not fair! time needs to slow down. and for all of who do not know what transfers are they are how missionaries count down there life. It is a week period of time where you work as hard as you can before you are up rooted and moved to a new places they are great. counting down 6 weeks at a time is not a good idea it just makes everything happen so much faster. Well the weather is starting to warm up the sun is coming out a little more!! we live right down the road from the ocean and let me tell you what it is beautiful! God is so great he blesses us with so much an to just add a cherry to what we already have he goes and gives us amazing things to enjoy just for the heck of it! I love God!! I love this Gospel! i love Jesus Christ, I love being a missionary and i love the future, i love the past and more then anything I love the present. each new day is a gift and i have wasted so many gifts so to day i am going to us it up!!!! Well i love you all and i am so proud to be a member of the best family in the world. That is if we are related or not!! we are all Gods children! Have a great day and remeber be grateful for what you have because you never now when the lord will decides to give you less. 
Love from the one and only Sister Whetten