Wednesday, July 8, 2009


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Monday, July 6, 2009

Hola Fam!

I loved the letter from both of you this week I just started crying after I heard that Brooke was doing so much better. I have been praying so much for her and its all I wanted is for her to be married in the temple and follow in the footsteps of the lord!

I am so glad to be an American. I missed the Fourth of July. I wanted to cry that night because I knew you were having a BBQ or something so instead I sang I’m proud to be an American and went to bed! How come you do all the fun stuff once I leave you punks! White water rafting ... I’m shocked dad didn’t say..."You will break a bone!" lol.

My companion and I have gotten to know each other now and she’s like a boy version of me and we have everything in common and our personalities are so similar that we just talk loud together, it’s fun. Well yes Brooke I ate cow balls and it was sick and I described it on the tape I’m sending Wednesday along with the 2 ties and a CD of all my pictures from the mission so far. I have 10 new investigators this week and they are golden. My Spanish hit a dead stop so I’m struggling with the language but it’s coming along as I speak more. I understand a lot more than I speak. I check my blog every week now just to look at it. We go to the mall here and there is an internet cafe our district goes to and we sit here for an hour. I was able to print off some pictures too so I’ll send some home I think but you will have the CD.

Uh so I live like 1 hr east of the CCM (Guatemala MTC). I don’t know if that helps. I live in the colonia del maestro, ha I know that means nothing but the city is in the large Guatemala city and the part I live in is called Lomas (north). I was tracking yesterday in a butcher market street of our zone and omg guess what there was 3 dead cows all cut up and parts everywhere and skinned heads on the floor and a river of blood and flies lol so sick huh, scared for life ha. It stunk like blood eh.

So I didn’t have a problem taking money out I took out 100 quets which is 13 or so us dollars and so as long as I have like 20 bucks or so in my account when I need it that’s good. I used my card at their Costco too to get CD’s for my pictures and a pillow, it was like 15 bucks total if that in us money. But tell me what’s going on with that, I still don’t know how it works when I take money out.

I got a letter from Jackie and tell the Crosiers’ I say hi, and that Nicholle is a slacker. Tell Brooke and Bryce I expect an email once a week and they need to step it up. I can’t believe Bryce has a girlfriend, that’s cute. How is the diet going... you two losing weight, I have lost at least 15 lbs my clothes are falling off of me. I have a cook her name is Hna. Maldanado and she makes us beans eggs platanos and cheese together, it’s so good. A word of Spanish you can add to your vocabulary is rico, it means yummy. They feed us lunch and dinner. I have had a hard time with the food it’s made me sick twice. They like to eat the fattiest part of the cow so I just get sick, but like the bishop said; “don’t let it stop you.” My body has to get used to it so I’m pressing on.

I’m glad you’re continuing with prayer. I hope you all have read the last Liahona on the general conf talks. Dad read the priesthood section it’s very good, I read it last week. I try to read a talk a day. Oh and I think that I want to print off nice copies of each letter I get when I get home, and get it bound, so make sure you save all the letters you send and receive. I don’t know if I answered all the questions. Ask Brooke who the elders were that visited her in co and if one of them was elder white. Because the elder white here, his brother is serving in your and dad's mission and I was curious if he was the one that came over to her house.

I love you all and thanks so much for everything. I got the package from grandma and I wrote a thank you to her. I am so mad at myself for not getting that backpack at Wal-Mart. I have to find one here because the bags I bought are falling apart. Oh and for my 6th month in October or Christmas I want chacos, they are sandals I can wear in a size 9 and black they are like the sandals you wear mom. My shoes don’t dry out fast enough for me some times. Thanks for the package I’m excited to get it and I think that the rain boots Brooke had were my old ones so good send those!

I want you to know I love this gospel and it was such a blessing for you two to serve a mission and an example to me that I can do it when its hard, and I am so happy that you have the advice for me to get through it when it’s tough. I love you and I have faith in the lord and savior Jesus Christ. I hope you get a chance to watch the movie of Joseph Smith and share your testimony.
Thanks for everything-
love Whitney dawn!
Oh ya, to answer your question from my letter last week. White washed is when they take out both missionaries and put in two new ones who don’t know the area....And I live in a members garage. LOL!
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1 comment:

  1. I Sweet Pea, so glad you finaly received your package. Hope it wan all intact. Did you get the letter I sent you via Salt Lake? Love you little one and oh yes, Grandma has also eat'en "bull balls" deep fried. Good ! Love Grandma