Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pictures from Chile

Anthony - August 20

Well, I'm not dead yet. So far the mission has been pretty good. I got here last week and it feels like I have been here for months. it’s not a bad thing, it just feels like a long time. the guys in my group are awesome. My Comps name is Elder Tibbitts, AND HE IS AWWESOME. I still need to work on my spanish, but, I can now understand slightly what everybody is saying. let me tell you about a normal day. 
I "wake up" at around 6:45 and get ready for the day. then we go down to the intitute for personal study. then its time for breakfast, which is usually bread, eggs, cheese, and cereal con yogurt. Its really very good. then we go run to the park, yes I said run, to play futball, which is usually pretty fun. I am sometimes able kick the ball and very rarely does it go anywhere. but its all for fun. Then we run back, like I have said for my whole life, I don't run. Oh and my comp is long distance runner so he goes about twice as fast for twice as long. When we get back to the flat we shower and get ready. after that its just classes and food. I like food, except they don't eat chedder cheese, I mean come on, no cheese, oh well. In the CCM there are only 4 people going to sur(south) the rest are going to norte (north). Well thats my week. Oh I went to the temple yesterday and it was awesome. Since most of the of the missionaries are from north america it was in english so I understood everything it said. In my room there are two Latinos and I can slightly communicate with them. other then that there is not much.  hope you all have a wonderful week. 
Love Elder Whetten

Pictures from Argentina

they eat everyting with mayonaise

mom im having pupy withdrawls:P

Jesse - August 19

so this passed week has been great, quite a bit happened and its starting to be difficult to keep up with everything. earlier on in the week we were able to have a zone conference here in la Plata with president thurgood and it was amazing. i have everything noted down but i wont bore everyone with all that. this area of La Cumbre has now become my favorite area of the mission. i just love the members the investigators and everything in it! this week we have scheduled another baptism with a man named Pablo fabian, he has been waiting for quite a while to be baptised and preparing so we will see what will happen next week when i write you all about the experience:P the youth in the ward seem to follow me everywhere which is both good and bad haha good because some of those yuth help us wth visits and bad because it got to the point that they wanted to sing with me in the primary program a song about missionaries! so now my companion and i are going to sing wth them:D but i think the best part of the week was that i was able to learn a little more humility and it really wasnt easy! its something that i still have to work on, but i did make some progress! i  also learned that listening to the spirit is always better than doubting if it really was the spirit. ive found that i do that a lot more than i should, so i tried a little more to just do it when the feeling comes and dont doubt. and one best things that i got to see was that silvio is still progressing! this week i was able to see him in front of the chapel,kneel and bless the sacrament as i was sitting next to his brother Roman who also had the interview to receive the priesthood in the week thats coming! noting better than to watch a convert progress! and yesterday for the hoiday we got to play futbol and volleyball literally all day! when we werent playing futbol we were playing volley. the hardest thing was waking up this morning haha we are used to walking all day but running all day is a totally different story! but that just about sums up the week that we had! and i scared the crap out of my companion so bad that he grabbed onto me for protection haha gotta love the mission!! hope everyone is having fun and enjoying life because its really not that bad:P
i love you ALL
Elder Whetten...haha Jessifer

Diana - August 18

Well good morning everyone!! I have moved to a new area and i have a new companion and both are great!! I am now serving in the Bellevue Zone in the Beaver Lake ward!! It is so much fun our area is huge we have gotten lost a few times. This area is very green there are a lot of trees and people are very to them self's here not like the city but that's ok the people are still great! and we have seen deer everywhere they aren't scared of people or cars and you can drive right up to them and they don't move its been fun to just watch them!!
 Sister Boyd is amazing i love her she goes home at the end of this transfer and she is just a great example to me of what it means to finish off strong. We are working really hard.
 The first week in a new area is always hard but it is fun i love the change it keeps me on my toes its really fun. The new ward is great they are very nice and really loving I am excited to work with these people. I am so glad to hear Anthony is safe in Chile and i am so excited to be out here with my brothers we are pretty much the coolest people I know, but to be honest I don't know a lot of people. jk but i want yall to know that i know the Book of Mormon is true i know that God answers me and he doesn't love me more than anyone else and i know if i get my answers to prayers from God he will answers anyone who is truly looking for truth!! i love you and hope you all have a great week!!