Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jesse - June 16

well another week has come and gone but this week was a little better than the last one!!! first off the world cup started!!! and this year its in freakin Brazil so its that much better! i do have to say though this world cup stuff cant be any better than i imagined it! Argentina played on Sunday and thats when everyone really started getting into it. kids running in the streets with noise makers, vehicles with the Argentina flag, kids in the streets with flags as capes, everyone who passes buy asked if we were going to watch the game and all we had to say was Aguante Argentina!!! so its good to see everyone united for once, even if it is for just one month! better than nothing. we won 2-1!!
 also i got transferred to my 3rd area in the mission. its kinda crazy to think i almost have one year and only 3 areas but im okay with it. its really hard to leave an area once you've gotten used to all the members and the  feeling of the town, i think i liked San Vicente more than my first area. well now i am serving in an area called La Plata. its not filled with fields but its going to be a good area! its a bigger city and my companion seems likea really good guy. he is also from chile so i still have latin companions. i asked him where he lives to see if he is from the same place as anthonys mission but he isnt:P im just really excited to have a new area and start off new again. my companion has the same amount of time as i do and we are going home on the same date.. yes i already know the day im scheduled to go home:) buti wont be telling anyone exactly what day it is:P 
other than those two things though nothing too crazy has been happening, im sure i will have more to say next week due to the new area and everything but my mind is really tired. i spent the night packing my bags until 12:30 and then had to wake up at 5:30 to make it to the transfer meeting at 10 (we have to travel in train) and after the meeting we then had to make another 2 hour trip to my new area also in train. so its been non-stop all day and traveling can really drain you. but im doing great and i cant wait to see what new things the lord has in store for me!
Elder Whetten

Diana - June 17

 So things are great!! we have been having a pretty sunny week!! Its great because i wanted to jump off a cliff in the winter when all we had was rain. nothing too exciting happened this week we have been trying to work better with the members because we can not seem to find people on our sister Nelson and i have been teaching our members out of PMG and it has been working very well hopefully the ward will "Catch the wave" 

Oh so we are going to the temple next week on Tuesday! it be so cool to be at the temple the same day i cant be there on saturday but maybe yall could go on Tuesday at 9 am lol but i am so proud of you Anthony!! so cool to think that everyone in our family is temple worthy because the girls go and do baptisms for the dead and and Jason Kelsey Jesse on Saturday Anthony and myself will all be endowed!!!! crazy this church is so true i love it! 

So we will be emailing on Tuesday this week next week and the week after. sorry but it will be great. we have transfers on the first i love this area but i feel awkward all the time I guess thats what happens when you are with Samoans for 6 months dealing with White people is hard lol but its great i am definitely learning how to have charity for rude white people. its great! i love my companion sister Nelson she is from Utah just like every other missionary but she is great. We have so much fun together when we tell people that we where companions in the MTC they freak out its great. 

Well everyone today i have been out for 11 months can we just have a moment of silents.............................. OH MY GOSH WHERE IN THE WORLD IS ALL THIS TIME GOING!!!!!! i just cant believe how fast it is going. how in the world... what in the world..... every time i think about this time next year i will be home hopefully working a crazy great job but i will be home. =( i mean i love yall and miss you a lot but we have the rest of eternity together these people that i am learning to love and serve i only have 7 months left with them. it means i have to work hard and talk with as many people i can. 

Well i love you all and i love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. i love being a missionary nothing else in the world can compare to what i am doing here nothing is greater then the work of salvation. Please everyone "open your mouth" D&C 33: 8-10 I promise and a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ  God will give you the words you need to say. " how great will your joy be if you bring but one soul" D&C something God is hastening his work and we get to be apart of that. "Arise let us go hence" John 14:31
 love always 
Sister Whetten