Monday, July 13, 2009

"I have 3 baptisms this first baptisms"

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Hey Fam!

Dad´s Questions
Q: Do you have to shop for any food during the week?
A: Well we get to go shopping at the Costco and Wal-Mart place on P-Day and stock up for the week. We get like 300 Q every month for breakfast which is like $40 and then we give the rest of the money to the cook and she will provide us with lunch and dinner. We normally buy granola bars and juice boxes and I got some fruit loops. They only have powder milk here so I don’t drink milk, LOL, I eat the cereal dry.
Q: Have you had to cook any meals?
A: We don’t get to cook in our apt/garage, LOL, because electricity is so expensive so we are getting a gas stove today and the church will pay us for it. We can’t even use the microwave. But we get to cook at the cooks’ house when she is not home, but we just make eggs and beans.
Q: Are you learning how to make tortillas yet?
A: Not yet but I will eat them with every meal and there are tortillarias on every corner so they make several hundred a day and sell them.
Q: Do you have a refrigerator?
A: We have a small mini one and we have yogurt in there, LOL, and some fruit but nothing much since we only eat breakfast there.
Q: Is their fresh meat around every corner?
A: Well I don’t think so, I don’t live by the butcher shops and so I don’t notice it, but I did see intestines just hanging on a line the other day…Pretty Gross!
Mom’s Questions
Q: What kind of sandals are you talking about? I have several different kinds. Do you want me to buy and send them to you?
A: They are called Chacos, I believe I told you that LOL, but they look like your Jesus sandals. I think you can buy them online. When I’m in the jungle I’m tracting in them so my good shoes don’t get sickly worn.
Q: I was wondering if you have hot or at least warm water to bath in and can you take showers in your garage?
A: There is a pipe that comes out of the wall that has water and it’s warm, but I hear everyone else has cold showers.
Q: Does the Mission Home give you medications every month to kill parasites or worms that you might pick up?
A: I will get a pill at the end of my mission that will clean me out.
Q: How is your mattress? Are you sleeping alright? How’s your back, any problems?
A: They are sore and the bed sucks, but its okay. At least it’s not the floor. But I’m getting a backpack today to help with the stiffness of my back.
Q: Will the mission home call you when your package or mail arrives?
A: We have district meeting once a week and they bring all the packages and letters so I get it every Wednesday.
Q: So how is the umbrella holding up? Do you need a new one?
A: I’ll buy a new one here that is double lined, so don’t worry about it.
Q: Are your shoes ruined from all the rain?
A: yes and no…They are holding up okay but they are expanding from the rain and one pair I’m still trying to break in because I always get blisters.
This week has been a lot better. I had interviews with president about all the issues I was feeling and that solved a lot of things. He was saying that she has issues and that her pride gets in the way and all this stuff about why they had to keep her in the field and not to make her the mission nurse because the bad talking she was doing and all this stuff. He told me that in 3 weeks he will give me another companion and that things will be better. He said he knew I could handle her personality more than the other sisters so he put her with me. But that cleared up a lot for me. I got a letter from Lizi and she is pregnant crazy huh, I’m writing her later about it all. I was thinking about it and isn’t Hess home now? I want a picture of him and Brittan.

We have 3 baptisms this first baptisms. They are a family we found the familia Jimenez. They have 2 girls and the dad had a stroke and can’t remember anything so he might not get baptized but the mom is for sure and the 8yr old daughter too. We are also planning a wedding for the familia castillo they aren’t married and he lost his job so we are working on getting the means for them to get married and then baptized.

I’m not too sick anymore; I just deal with it and move on so it’s not too bad. The weather here is crazy it rained a grip load the other day and we just get soaked and keep walking. Most of the houses have dirt floors. I don’t know how they deal with it all. I can’t believe Debbie is being such a beast to Molly.

The transactions I made were at the cosco here and the ATM. I think the ATM was what gave me problems, but I’m going to take out a larger amount like 200Q or so that’s like $25 but we will see. I sent you the package I had for you of ties and a CD of pics and the tape so you should get that next week. I’m excited for your package. Let Chels and Jess know I’ll probably hand write them. I got this shampoo from grandma and it’s a demileralizer (a what?) it helped so much with my hair. I was also wondering if in the next package you can send me some makeup I have to wear it at zone conference and its like 20 bucks for mascara. Just get me the creamy natural you wear from covergirl in the powder and liquid and also some natural colors of eyeshadows like creams, browns, and corals, and brown mascara. Something I can stock up on and save, I’m almost out.

I want you to know how glad I am to hear that my service is blessing the family. It makes up for the hard times I have in the field. I can’t even imagine being in elder White’s spot now. He found out Monday his mom has brain cancer and I know the lord will bless his family too because him and his brother are in the mission now, but I’m glad I get to see the blessings the lord gives me. I pray for you all every night and I want you to know that your prayers and scripture study helps me out a lot. I hope I answered your questions, and give Brent my love and know he is in my prayers. I want you to know that with all my heart that this church is the only true church on the earth and the lord gave his only begotten son so that we can repent and be forgiven and live with him again. Is Troy out in the field yet? Has anyone else receive their call, or come home? Tell Brooke and Bryce stop slacking, and Brooke good luck on the test.

Love you all!
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1 comment:

  1. Whitney, thank you for the lovely card and letter. We think of you all the time and are so glad you received your package. Love you Little One. Grandma and Grandpa Godfrey