Thursday, July 14, 2011

The outpouring of love and support from people all over the world during this sensitive time has been beyond description and appreciated beyond words.  At this time we would like to keep this a private matter for Elder Oakey and our family.  Please continue to pray for him.  Again thank you for all your support and prayers.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Now this is the story all about how My life got flipped, turned upside down...

It is the 4th of July today!! but it doesn't really feel like it...
FYI: we had changes... now im in Ipala, Chiquimula with elder Lopez from Mexico!!!!
we didnt even get to meet the new pres at changes.. crazy...
im still the district leader but now I'm also the first councilor in the Branch presidency... ya... we have about 25 active members in our branch...
we have alot of work to do here in the mountain town of good ole Ipala... one of the good things is that we have 3 sisters in the area Ipala 2.. they help alot to plan and do activities... we plan and do everything in the ward.. i mean everything.. so the sisters help out alot in that aspect... Ipala is about a 1 1/5 hours from zacapa.. and one hour of that 1 1/5 is up the mountain.. its a lot colder in Ipala.. i was kinda sad that i only had one change in Zacapa.. but..
on the way back from changes i had to get off the bus in San Jorge with the new sisters and show them the area (they are opening the area).. their house, where they eat, the church, the bishops house, and some of their investigators..(i did divisions a couple times in that area so i kinda of knew).. by this time it was dark.. no buses leaving or entering San Jorge.. so we left the sisters and hitched a ride to Zacapa where my bags were.. also no buses leaving to chiquimula... so we called my super cool bishop casasola!! and he willingly gave up a ride to chiqui.. zacapa to chiqui is about 40 min drive.. that night we slept in chiqui at the ZLs house.. the next morning we used the narley Zls mission leader to give us a ride to Ipala with a bunch of extra stuff for the 3rd sister.. (last change their was only 2 sisters that lived in Ipala).. the little Toyota pick-up was full of suitcases and beds, desks, new blender, extra spatula, and a couple coconuts, and some other tricks and such... after a nice stroll through the park, I looked at my kingdom I was finally there, To sit on my throne as the Fresh prince of Bel-air..
we had some super fresh little river fish for dinner the other night.. the little boy came home with a couple had fulls, so we cooked them suckers up!! not bad tastin!! cant forget the tortillas!! haha

Dont pick it up

We´ve got to wake up slow

when the whole world fits inside of your arms

Ain´t no need to go outside...

Hala ka ukulele

Pretend like its the weekend

Elder Lopez

Lunes 27 de Junio

i forgot my agenda today.. so i probably wont go into much detail about my week.. i usually write little notes in my agenda so i can remember things to write on Mondays.. my bad..
on Tuesday not all my district came to district meeting.. elder Rasmussen messed up his ankle.. so i was thinking this isn't right, i need my whole district to be at district meeting.. so a wonderful thought popped into my head.. lets just all go to his house!! he was really surprised when we randomly showed up.. haha.. i also told him to give a little talk for district meeting a few days earlier.. so i had to make sure he had the chance to give us the talk!! it was fun, and it make us more united as a district to have that experience together..
story time:
my companion always shuts our room door before we leave.. i always bugged him because i thought he was just paranoid.. but this week i found out he has a good reason to shut the door every time we leave.. a few days ago we left without shutting the door.. we got home that night and something had obviously entered our room.. as i analyzed my black sheets on my bed, i observed quite quickly that an animal had slept on my bed for a space of a time.. my comp then explained that their is a racoonish animal that is roaming our house in the night time when we are not home.. (he could have told me that alittle earlier).. little muddy foot prints... this coon is as good as DED dead...
In other news.... nothing, or ill tell you next week!! haha