Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sept 30

hey i sent an email last week i don't know what
happened i sent one to you and
one to brigette too but oh well... thats so cool
that there's two full time
missionaries in the family now :) i would tell you
exactly what time it is right
now but i don't have my watch i've been way out of
it today i don't know why...
i'm doing great we had transfers today and i'm still
with Elder Godfrey six more
weeks with him then we're pretty much certain he's
gone. thats kinda ridiculous
about alex's teacher i reallyy don't think thats a
very good way to teach. but i
guess i really don't have much say in the matter...
i hope it gets better
though. we had two baptisms this last saturday we
baptized kayla finally and
this guy named jose they're both way cool kayla knows
and has known that the
church is true, jose has a pretty strong testimony
but he loves learning about
new things and he is almost always reading the book
of mormon so its really
cool. then last night we had a cottage meeting at a
members house with one of
our investigators and he had all these weird questions
like he pointed out how
in the bible it says that cain was kicked out or
cast out and then like two
verses later it says in his new land he found a
wife so the question is where
did the wife come from if cain was the first to be
cast out? it was crazy so we
answered it with the pearl of great price it
basically says it was a daughter of
seth. but like he just had a bunch of questions
like that and it was really cool
we haven't given him a baptismal date yet but we're
going to go for sometime in
october he basically knows the church is true but he
just doesn't under stand
why so we're just answering his questions that he
has. usually our day consists
of about two investigator visits a few member
visits and an hour of street
contacting we almost never tract we've practically
been told not to tract just
because its so ineffective our mission right now is
trying to think of new
creative ways to find people we every once in a
while play guitar and street
contact we'll play dominoes because the dominicans
love to play dominoes so we
play a llittle and then start talking about the
gospel its sweet :) but yeah we
almost never tract the weather is starting to get
colder its funny my companion
is from canada so he loves it but the other three of
us are from mesa phoenix
and las vegas so we always want the windows closed
i personally really don't
care right now because it still feels good i guess
you could call this like fall
or autumn something like that.... but it does feel
good one thing i need is a
good jacket i don't want to buy one here cuz it will
be way too expensive it
would probably be cheaper to buy one and send it to me
let me know how much
money i have on my debit card. i don't want to use it
but i want i at least know
if i can use it if i need to. just send the package
that you have the longer you
wait the more stuff i'm going to ask for and the more
expensive its going to be.
oh ok so we have cockraoches in our apartment its not
bad but everyonce in a
while... so last night we got home and on was on my
desk so i just smashed it
and left it there cuz i didn't want to do anything with
it. so this morning i
went in and turned the light on and it jumped up and
started running around!! so
i sprayed it with raid and threw it away but it was
weird. i hope you guys get
this letter i'm doing fine everythings going good i
hope everything goes well
with getting brigette to the mtc the mc is going to
be pretty interesting right
now with the swine flu again. oh ok cool story. i'm
getting closer to being
bilingual i was at the lds employment center we do
service there we like
translate stuff and make phone calls. but the lady
had me call some one who said
they spoke and understood enlish and so i was like
ok cool whatever. well she
answered the phone and i could tell she did't speak
english so i tried to talk
to her in english and she just didnt get it so i
started talking in spanish she
aparrently understood spanish she started blabbering
about how a bunch of stuff
but it was really cool :) so yeah the spanish is still
coming along it takes a
lot of practice though and a lot of saying t
hings wrong. last week we learned
that constipation in spanish means you can't breath.
that was weird... but
anyways i think thats about it so i'll write you again
next week i love you all

Elder Shumway

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