Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pictures from Chile

 these are not for the weak stumoughk, or how ever you spell that word
1. First 

2. second 


Got this one from the MTC President at the hospital.  Anthony wanted us to know he was still smiling.

Anthony - September 9, 2014

well, I´m not dead yet. But I did come pretty close this week. So here goes the story of my life as a part time dead guy.
Ok so it started with fĂștbol, as usually this things do, while playing I would purposely place myself in a position to get kicked. Not so i would get kicked but so I could keep the ball from moving. well, I got kicked, but multiple times, in the same which is pretty unlikely even by my standards. well i thought nothing of it. I asked around and people said not to worry I would be fine. I was fine until the next morning when the leg actually started swell and hurting. The "professional" doctors in my district said that I just needed to walk it off, so I did. It hurt but I walked on it, And ran on it. it stared hurting really bad. The next day Sister Doll saw me limping and decided to help. she gave me an ice pack and some pain pills and then sent me to the doc in the CCM. He took one look at it and sayed it was Infected. INFECTED!!! I mean come on I go all the way to Chile just to get my leg infected. He pocked and prodded me until I was about sick. Then he told me to keep in elevated and to keep a wrap on it. I did that and the leg seemed only to get worse. I was sore and swollen and have you ever tried sticking you leg up for more then 10 minutes. it hurts. So that was my life for about 2 days. on the second day I went back to the doc and he told me that he was going to cut my leg open on the next visit. I asked where, he said right where i was sitting. well where I was sitting was a couple yoga mats with wax paper over it. all placed on a desk. That was all so very comforting. I came back the next day, my leg  looking like the wrong end of a Pillsbury dough boy. So I hobbled in to the office. laid down on his desk and waited for my imminent demise. he came in. Looked at it and said he wasn´t happy with the way it looked. But before I was able to let out a sigh of relief he said that he was taking me to the hospital. The only thing that was going through my head at this point was "cut it off, just cut it off" rising from the desk of doom, I hobbled along behind my comp and the ever smiling doctor. we go into a car and drove to the hospital. It actually was a nice hospital  with professional doctors and everything not once did I see an old fashioned bone saw. Anyways. I went into this room and sat down on one of those not so comfy doctors chairs and waited tell a nurse came in looked me up and down and told me to put on one of those lovely patient dresses. I take off my pants, put it on and the bottom of the smock only goes to me knees. I sat back down, and waited for the doc. We waited and waited and waited. finally he comes in looks at my leg and says he needs an x-ray. I got the Xray and then went back into the room and waited for a very long time. The doctor finally comes in with a n other nurse. The doctor pulls out a spray can, sprays my leg, then looks at me and smiles, placing a cloth on my leg he cuts me open. The pain was excruciating, They did tell me that the spray was a sedative, but I highly doubt that, After the cut, the doc slowly squeezes my leg, I would like to say I blacked out but I didn´t, I felt everything. But after the operation I was fine. I am now walking on it and I feel great.Thank you for all the prays. I even got a Llama bag. its pretty awesome. Hope you week is wonderful,
Love Elder Whetten

Diana - September 8, 2014

Oh my goodness I have been looking forward to emailing you all since I got off last week. lol Well Seattle is.......... Seattle. It's great I love it, but I sure do miss home. We have been street contacting and with all the atheist and homosexuals we meet I am surprised that I haven't hit someone. I love tracking sounds crazy but knocking doors is more fun to me then trying to run people down who are busy and we are the last people they want to speak to. Down town is a great area but I am praying for transfers.
   Any who I cant believe Jason and Kelsey have been hitched for 3 years the time is going by so fast!!! I am so glad Anthony is a live and healthy. Jesse is still his crazy self. Jazz and Minnie are getting more and more beautiful by the minute!!! Grace is on her way I am so excited!!!!!! Mom and Dad are still the most amazing people I know!!! man can I just say I have the best family in the whole wide world!!!!! I love you all so much!!!
  So if you all haven't guessed this area is a bit of a hard one for me. I have been praying for help and guidance to do my best in this area and the answer the spirit tells me this statement " I did not send you here to fail" I know this is true. I feel so small all the time and the truth is I am small and that is why I need to pray for help everyday. In Ether 12:27 It say that God will show us our weaknesses if we turn to him. I have been shown my weaknesses and I always feel like I have so many that I will never be good at anything, but that is not why God gave us weaknesses He gave them to us to, to me because he knows how strong I can become. I love you all so much and I know you are always going to be there for me. Keep up the amazing work!!!
 forever with love Sister Whetten

Pictures from Argentina

 i will have scars from this rooster!!

family home evening consisted of ping pong and cookies:) nothing better! 

walked out of the church and there were hundreds of snails everywhere!

Jesse - September 8, 2014

the good news is that yesterday we had transfers, i think thats what they call it when you change companions... but i am still the district leader here in la Plata, and my companion is still elder olsen! haha the only crazy thing that is going to happen is that every single companionship in my district is going to be training this transfer. so that should be a fun experience! i will be here in this area until the 20 of octubre, if nothing crazy happens:P so if everything goes good i will have at least 4 1/2 months here in la Plata. which is a good thing because its easily my favorite area!! we are still  looking for new people to teach and definitely still trying to work more with the members, thats the goal in fact. to work, teach and be with members always! it helps in so many different ways its amazing. in fact the majority of our lessons are with members so i guess that means we are doing our jobs right. this week i also got to interview a 10 year old girl for her baptism, its one of the privileges of being district leader, and one of the most spiritual things for me. she was very open and even mentioned how her mother had passed away when she was 4 and that ever since then her father has been inactive, but that she wanted to be baptized so that she could follow the savior and be a good example to her dad. i was also able to make it to her baptism, i don't have fotos because i lended my camera to a good friend who did the baptism, he left today so that bummed me out a little he is back in chile now close to anthony. but to be honest nothing really abnormal happened in the week. i felt really tired from all the walking, i had to stay up late last night until all of my district was in their apartments and the last one got back at 10:40 and i still had to give all the data to the zone leaders. ill send some pictures of the things weve been doing here! 
Elder whetten:)