First off let me explain the name. My last name (whetten) is very close to the spanish word waton which is loosely translated as fatman.
This week was awesome. We had a bautizmo, not mine unfortunately, but it was still super cool. Today we bought a farlo which a big bag of clothing. ours was full of ties. When we got back to the apartment we bumped them out and there was literally a mound of ties. not a small pile, not even a large pile. A mound. it came up to my waist it was so big. Then we picked out all the "good" ties and put them in a pile and then divvy out the last ties. it was intense. I got quite a pile of good ties. over all it was fun. Oh, and I have started drinking mate. it is super good, its like a weird liquid grass, i bought my fist mate cup and straw.
Other then that it was a pretty normal week. We did some contacts, got shut down a couple of times but its ok. Something weird that happened to me yesterday was when we were in our apartment this lady just randomly, out of the blue, gave us a bag of cookies and chocolate milk. Out of the blue. We were expecting out flat mates but it wasn't them it was this lady. It was cool. also yesterday we were teaching this girl English for a class she has and she has to memorize some facts about Canada, and the best part is that the English wasn't even right in some places. well that is my week. I haven´t bee attacked yet so that's good. love you all and hove you the best.
so this week was definitely a great one! i think my companion and i were actually able to work really well together this time. which is still funny because well before the mission we are around the people that we want to be around, and the mission is a little different. you are around the people that the lord wants you around. i wont lie it was a rough start with elder olsen, but things are getting better, lets keep our fingers crossed that it stays that way. this week we actually contacted a lot of the references and contacts that we have done in the passed couple of weeks and were able to find about 3 new investigators so we are stoked about that! but the highlight of the week was that we were able to go to the temple again with this ward! seriously this area is the best one i have been in so far. i just feel so welcomed here that it feels like home, LA CUMBRE!!!! but the feeling of being outside of the temple was the best. even though as missionaries we are not allowed to go inside (once a year only) but i really think that this temple trip helped me as a missionary. there were things going on in my head that were kinda troubling me and i had no idea how to handle it all. but just being there on the temple grounds gave me enough time to clear up my mind and get things sorted out. we have 3 weeks before the next transfers come up and I'm pretty sure that this time m going to be leaving this area, but I'm okay with it:) it has started warming up here now! but every now and then the cold comes back with a little rain. and momma i received the Dr.pepper jelly beans you sent me!!! probably the best thing Ive eaten in like 14 months:P but hey i love you all and by the sound of everything you are all doing good! i love you all and keep you in my prayers!!
This week has been great my new area is great and my new old companion is fun. The ward is really small Sister leung said its about the same size as a branch. So i am determined to find two families big families to help the ward. Its starting to get cold again and the rain is coming =( but right now I am enjoying the fall it is my favorite time of the year I wish it could be fall all year round. we are really close to the ocean and every time we walk out of o house it smells like the sea it is great i love it!!
so I have not been feeling very good this week and we had to stay inside for a few days because i couldn't move and i had to call the mission nurse and i new she was not going to be able to help me but i called any ways because my companion told me to and she said i should go to the doctor and i already hate the doctors and on my mission this fear has just gotten worse so i got a blessing and called sister choi and she had me call some person in Wyoming to see what was wrong with me. I don't have to go to the doctor now but the pain is still here. and this morning i woke up and i was just really stressed because i don't know whats wrong with me and i have been thinking about what i need to do for school and then i realize i don't have money so i will need to find a job as soon as i get home but i don't know how i am going to get a job. and i just started to get really worked up and i read my patriarchal blessing and i did not feel any better after reading it so i just opened the book of mormon and i just prayed for help and it fell open to Alma 17: 10 and it says " And it came to pass that the Lord did visit them with his Spirit and said unto them: Be comforted And they were comforted." and i knew this was Heavenly Father telling me to just breath. Everything will work out for my benefit and i just need to worry about being a missionary right now.
I know that God hears and answers prayers I know that He loves us very much and he just wants the best for me! If we stick to the basics like saying our prayers studying our scriptures and going to church then we will be happy and our spirits will be up lifted. I love you all and i hope that each of you are looking for opportunities to share the gospel! have a great week!!