Monday, July 28, 2014

Letter #54

Sad to see this day come but, I'm leaving South Laredo. This area was awesome! Im gonna miss it a lot. Now I'm just praying I go to another border town! Or maybe Corpus Christi would be pretty cool too haha. But all I know is wherever I'm headed is gonna be great and its where I'm meant to be!
Love you guys! Ill fill you all in on the news next week! And if you by chance send anything just shoot it to the mission office. Thanks!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Letter #53

Hey hey!!

Just last week we had interviews with Presidente Maluenda! He is so rad! I don't think I've ever talked to a more "in tune with the spirit" kind of guy in my life. He just knows whats up in life and I think that is awesome. He definitely picked me up off my feet and got me going again and ready to work hard. 

Every other day we play morning soccer at the cancha at 530 for like an hour and a halfish and this morning we played. It was sweet. Everytime we leave, its literally like we just stepped out of a steam room, just soaked. My pants and shirt arent even the same color. Just to give you a little picture of how humid and hot it is down here, we set the phone down on the bleachers and when we came back to leave, the phone was soaked and now its... broken. Haha. We didnt even set it in a puddle or anything, just the humidity killed it i guess. It wont turn on. Thats the second phone that has broken on me! And they both happened while I was playing soccer! Ni modo. 

Transfers are coming up again! Time is flying by. I'll find out this Sunday if I'm staying or going and I'll let you guys know next week! I love the mission. It makes me pretty sad just thinking how much time has gone by and how much time I have left. Live it up while you can.

Love you
Elder Brian

1. Homies at What-A-Burger
2. Zone Blitz in Zapata

Monday, July 14, 2014

Letter #52

I hate when I say "I have nothing to say" when really I have a lot to say, I just don't know how to say it. That pretty much just sums up the email that I'm about to write. I just have to much going on in my head that i cant even think straight anymore. I think the work is really getting to me.
Dad, I went over to a Vivint guys appartment last night for a quick Sunday dinner. He was pretty sweet. We we're talking Vivint and I told him about you and it turns out he went to Ghana with you when your crew went down. His name is Johnathan. And.... I totally forgot his last name sorry. But I thought that was pretty cool and I thought I'd let you know haha.
We are also working with a Vivint kid that is down here for the summer doing sales. He came to church one Sunday and he really liked it. Me and my comp introduced ourselves and totally just blew off the question to see if he was a member because he said he was from Utah. But it turns out he's not! So we'll see how that goes this week and maybe he'll return to Utah being a member. How cool would that be?!
Elder Brian

Monday, July 7, 2014

Letter #51

Well, its was a great 4th of July to say the least! We spent the night playing board games and..... more board games. I'd thought we'd see a lot more fireworks and parties but, then i remembered that most of the people here are not from here, but I still had a great day!

I've never really been put in a teaching situation like the one we are in right now. We are teaching this guy, his name is Tony. He's a 23 year old, look a like of Adam Sandler and he has schizophrenia. I think he is rad. The first couple times we went over I don't think he was on his meds and he was saying some crazy stuff. He kept calling himself "The Fat Cat that calls the shots" haha. I thought that was hilarious. At first we thought that we wouldn't be able to teach him because of his schizophrenia, like he wouldn't understand and wouldn't keep commitments but we found out that he is a well functioning guy and more than able to keep the commandments! He's been through a lot the past couple years. His mom went in to Mexico and she was kidnapped and they haven't seen her since. I cant even imagine how hard it is for him and his family. But me and my companion love teaching him and have already seen some major changes in his live since we've been stopping by. He loves hearing the gospel and listening to us the "Elder Men"
I love this gospel!
Elder Brian