Friday, December 24, 2010

hello everyone...
we had our mission Christmas party yesterday.. our bus left jalapa at 3 in the morning.. haha. and we had to do a huge loop to get to the cap. we got to the cap. at 8.. we got back to our house Monday night at 7ish... crazy long day.. but the thing is it doesn't even feel like Christmas.... we found a couple new families this week that are just amazing.. this week i will also be able to talk to my mom and dad.. i got my Christmas tree from dad yesterday!, and i also got the package from the Allen fam.. and also bro dimille!!! thanks alot!! ill have to wait for my moms package till the next time i go to the cap.. or we have changes in a few weeks and ill get it their...but yup.. a really nice fam invited us to the 24th night at their house.. here in guate.. they do everything on the 24th night.. like opening presents and stuff like that.. they think it is weird that we wait for the 25th morning to open presents...well i hope everyone has a very wonderful Christmas... and during all the madness, lets take a moment to really to stop and remember what we are really celebrating for..
bye bye now..

mormon bus

suprise one year dinner

nice leamons

flippin toast

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

so it happend....
i hit the big one year.. i didnt really do anything.. it just kinda happened... we worked super super hard this week and it was amazing to see the fruits of our labor!!we also went on divisions 2 times.. the first time was on tuesday with elder taquiej and i stayed in my area..and on friday i went with elder stenquist the ZL to his area!! it was a blast.. and we got alot done.. a family in the ward surprised me and made me a one year dinner.. the members with missionary's on missions are so loving.. haha they give us so much of everything... so ya i got a hair cut... Ron Allen was my inspiration!! thanks ron.. its my first flat top in my life.. and i think i rock it pretty good... we also got our toilet seat.. its so nice to have one.. you dont know how amazing one is untill you dont have one for a few months... so another area was having problems with filling up their baptismal fount.. they started to fill it at 12 and at 4 its was up to the first step.. so we came to the baptism and they were not close to being ready.. so we said we should just go down to the river.. all the authorities said it was fine.. but the girl didnt want to... so a long story short. we ran to our church and filled up our pilla.. we also got help from a hose from outside through the window to help it fill up in a record time of 40 min.. then we ran back to the other church to tell everyone.. then they all came down to our church. and we had a successful baptism!!! cell phones and cars would have saved us about 2 hours in this whole process.. get er done...!!

The filling of the pilla

Kinda like my Truck

It Came



a stud one armed mt.biker


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

happy bithday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday dear Mark and Zachhhhhhhhhhh happy birthday to you..

hey..we had changes.. i got elder Udall from Arizona... he was in my first district, and we went on alot of divisions.. so i already knew him.. Udall has 16 months.. i love the letter i got from heather a few weeks ago.. it said, gee little brother you dont even have a year yet.. haha.. thanks for the reminder big sister.. hey jen jen.. i found your store here in guate.. i hope you like it.. after changes we all ended up going out to eat at applebees!! it was super good.. i even took a picture!! can you believe that?? the Christmas devo last night was amazing.. thats what that pic is with the 4 of us just chillin in a class room.. we get to see it in english if we want.. its alot better when you actually get to hear the prophets voice and not just a translator guy... i just realized that im really bad at writing about my spiritual experiences... dont get me wrong.. i have a whole bunch... but to put them on to paper.. ya, thats something i have to work on.. so im sorry for the lack of spiritual experiences.. and im sure i can improve in that department.. so if any of you are wondering what you should get me for christmas, dont worry about it.. im good.. well maybe you could give a kiss to my mom or something, or write me a letter.. but other than that.. im perfectly fine..
cool beans..
Elder Oakey