Serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dear family,

Well this week has been a little better than usual. Tuesday we had this thing called fundamentals. it is like an extra training on how to apply our teaching to our investigators. so that took until about 3 then we had the cool opportunity to go out with president Baker to work for a little bit. it was nice to see him teach and to learn a thing or two. so that was good.

this week we have really been busy getting everybody rides and such for the pioneer day activity that we were having on Saturday.  we have been having a lot of empathy for some of our investigators, There's sometimes stress that comes with making life changing decisions... well, what can you do. :)

Then the other day a member was brought to tears because she was having empathy for us - that all the time and efforts we'd spent wouldn't be fruitful. It was a real crazy experience because it gave me insight to the ministry of Jesus Christ - since he received persecution from the majority of the people that he encountered. I am sure that his apostles were frustrated when they saw him getting disrespected and ridiculed and what not for trying to share the gospel.  so that was kinda a cool experience that someone was so concerned about how we were being treated. It is so nice to know how much the members care about us though, they are super-servants of the lord. :)

well, then Saturday came around and i had an interview with President baker in the morning and he really helped me to have a better understanding of why i have been moved around and such. By this point i have kinda already came to terms with it and i am really trying to recognize the blessings I have in store for me in this area. I have already seen a bunch. :)

Man i feel like we as meadow springs ward are kinda losers when it comes to throwing a party! haha. The Pioneer day activity we had as a stake was probably the biggest celebration of that day i have ever seen outside of salt lake hahaha. :) it was super good and there were lots of cool people to get to know. the only bad thing though was that i started feeling a little nauseous and it quickly went downhill from there. anyways we spent the rest of the night in the apartment. :/ 

Well, it is pretty crazy thinking i have already been out for so long. i keep thinking back to what i was doing last summer before the mtc and how fun the Oregon coast was with the family. I will say though that i think the California coast might look a little bit better. ;) we should definitely have a little trip planned when i get back! :) Maybe britton and I could take a road trip from Juneau to Los Angeles together!

The other day i was asked by someone, "what is the meal you miss from home more than anything?" Well, months ago i think i could have had a better response, but this time i wasn't prepared haha. I think i might have forgotten what the food was like or something.  the thing is, i am just as happy with tortillas and carne asada, mole, pupusas, caldo, posole, sopes, tacos, arroz con pollo, panes, elotes, tamales, champurado or tortas, and lots of salsa as anything else hahaha.  :) (I still don't really love beans yet, but maybe i will warm up to it.) So, i think it should be a cool experience when i get back to try all of mom's cooking again and see what was my favorite. oh yeah, I almost forgot! Nobody knows how to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch around here so i think that would be my most missed food!

Well, I love you all and hope you keep having great adventures! Keep sending the news my way!

Les quiero,

Elder Winterrose

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