The Lords Chips

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Possible Transfers and Preparing for the Holidays

Dear Mom,

Everything is going great. We really don't have too much planned for thanksgiving. It is kind of sad. We haven't really eaten at the mission Presidents house yet. We will I assume this next month. He is a really great man. He has helped me out a lot. We are doing a whole lot more of contacting here. Me and my companion have been contacting like crazy. We got 21 new investigators this week. Lately this past month, we have been leaving with members everyday in divisions to get more people. I have been able to see myself teaching people with such power that it has been amazing. It has been a really great week. I am glad that we've been doing better.
Diego still cries all the time? Darn that stinks. Tell him I love him and good luck in preschool. He's got to get this down eventually. 
My shirt size is like a 14 1/2. The 15's are big on me now. I didn't even think about Skyping next month too much. Just wondering more than anything if I am going to get changed or not. I really hope I don't. I have done so much work here. We got some of our area stolen by the zone leaders (grrrr) and we have had to drop a boatload of baptismal dates and amazing investigators. We have to start over from scratch. But we're going at it again. I really love this place (San Miguel. ) I don't want to go. But we'll have to see. 
Yeah, I am pretty sure a tree isn't going to exist for me this year....again. Darn it. Oh well, I will just draw a picture of one. Happy birthday Diego! Love you lots and you had better be a good boy! Don't make me tickle you!  
Mom,I am glad that your YW conference went well. We have been focusing on conversion too. It is a commitment from God. Not with us. I am authorized to give these commitments as well as all missionaries. It isn't us who they negate. It is God. Even if they get baptized if it is just to do it. It is in vain. Because one is only edified over sand not anything firm. Give it good mom. I know you've got this.
Oh yeah, look at my awesome CTR socks that can withstand anything. I guess they aren't El Salvador approved haha! And breakfast of champs, Ramen!!!


Elder Medina

Monday, November 3, 2014

Trying to Recover

Dear Mom,

This week has been pretty decent. I am doing fine, however, my companion has come down with pneumonia from the chikugunya. And my dizziness still stays. It isn't getting any better. All they have told me is eat more and drink more which is hard in a country with little food and not the safest water to drink. We spent the whole day in the darn hospital. I am a little peeved about that. It really wasn't all too great. This week went really well. We had a HUGE fireside in a members house. And we are starting to do them every week. Now it is just up to the members to keep it going. Here, activities don't exist unless we do them. I did get that package. We both enjoyed it. Those airhead candies are so YUMMY! I miss american candy so much. The candy here has no awesome punch to it. 

You guys are going to the Nashville Tribute Band!? Darn! I want to go. Just 9 more months!! You can do anything for 9 months right? We just had Changes last week. I am still with Elder Wyatt which I am happy about.

 So Logan, went to Sadies with Liv? That's okay. He knows she's the holy grail to me. Gotta look out for the little Sis.  Oh yeah, there is some kid here in my area who saw the family picture and found Olivia on Facebook. He is asking a friend request. I told him to cool it. But he's still a small grasshopper. Just tell her to ignore it.

Dad and his training, that stinks sorry about that.  Lots of hugs and kisses. Life is going on here. It feels hotter every minute. But suffering through the heat is worth it. I am feeling a lot closer to the Spirit lately. I have been working a lot on not being a mad man. When I am planning something out with the members here (which feels like pulling teeth,) they usually put all of the hard stuff on us and that usually falls on me, because Elder Wyatt has other things to worry about. Which makes since with as sick as he has been.It stinks because we still have the investigators here. But it is still worth it. I am starting to learn how to be more level headed during planning on my own. Not saying that I like it. But, now I can do it. I love you mom. Keep on being awesome. Keep the boy gate up on Olivia and Alesia. Keep a good eye on Emilio and Diego. Even Diego gets girls out here saying he's cute in the pictures you send me.

See you next week.


Elder Medina

                                            Poor Elder Wyatt

                                            A walk in the jungle