Have a happy day my aunt Carol...Golf ball launcher... 800 yards...... pretty dang sweet i say! Good Job GAV.... thanks mom for brandons address, you rock..well this week is la semana santa... which means nobody works the whole week and the catholics go crazy into decorating the street and partying... ill send some pics next week of the sweet decorations.... i dont remember how the work went last year.. but i guess we will find out.... aka Easter... or holy week in Spanish....in church this Sunday i picked up a sweet quote from the bishops wife Hna. De Leon.. "we all need to repent for something we are doing, or for something we are not doing" deep... i know...... other than that we are just tearin it up here in Santa Marta... we found a couple sweet new families this week.. we also found a couple in actives that we started to teach again... pretty much just doing missionary work... haha.. pop... you look like a mountain man with your white beard... i laughed forever when i saw that pic for the first time... haha... i bet you get all the chicks with that style.. haha, not really sure.. thanks for all your letters!! keep em commin!! its like love through postcards......Elder Oakey
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Doran is gone..... so changes went great.. i received elder Bonilla from Honduras!! he has bout a year!! he is really quiet.. haha but hes a cool kid.. during our English class on Tuesday a student gave me a mango!! i was so happy i showed the whole class!! haha.. i think the apple is a normal gift for a teacher.. but i think a mango is much cooler!! last night i was asked to write a recommendation letter for one of our investigators!! i was so pleased that he asked me to do it!! he is going to work at a call center.. i almost forgot to give a shout out to bro. Leach!! he wrote me a letter and he specifically asked me not to write him back.. i dont know why.. but ill respect that order!! haha so thanks bro. Leach your a pal!!! bro. Flenniken's 97th surprise birthday party!!! no way, thats like the number one party of the whole year, and i missed it.... gee.. send me some of those pics.. well happy bday bro. Flenniken.. sorry i missed your party, ill be their next year fo sho!! last week started off alittle rusty cuz of changes but.... were back in butt whoopin mode for this week, rodger that captain...!! Ruben, the dude from Spain just went home a few days ago... he lived in our house community for alittle over a month.. he has a super cool accent.. he married a guate chick.. so they were just visiting the fam.. he told doran and i that we have to come visit him in Spain.. so i gotta put that on my list of things to do. who wants to go with me??
over and out!! Elder Oakey
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
lets party elder fisher!!
"What about your shoes? Can you wear VANS everyday? That is weird. And now other missionaries are wearing them. Is that ok with the President?" first off, mother we do not wear vans everyday.. just sometimes on pday... haha, your very silly mom... conference weekend was a blast... kicked it off with a baptism of Andrea! i did the honor.. the bishop said the fount was full on Saturday morning so i didnt worry about it.. but when it was time for the dunking their was only like 2 and a half feet.. i ended up having to dunk her twice cuz her knee came up the first time.. haha.. but we got er done... wow weee. the whole 10 hours of conference was super narley!! Mormons are so cool.. i knew this fact before, but everyday i keep receiving solid testimony backing up that fact...ya but conference was amazing.. we were able to watch it again in the high priest room in English!! much more inspirational!! im not gonna write everything i learned.. but i will share one thing.. elder uchtdorf said, we need to do more than just go through the motions... above and beyond.. up up and away!! and also that the best way to preach the gospel is through our example, and if needed our words.. that was a huge blessing i had to be able to listed and pay full attention to the whole 10 hours of conference.. im so blessed.. we also had the chance to rebuild a house this week.. a house of sheet metal if you will.. so we tore the sucker down and re did it.. better... with new materials.. i quickly found out that their were construction experts among us.. i felt as if i was in the was.. so i picked the most logical thing to do, i straitened nails!! fyi, nails in guate are not a one time use product. we did it!! i love service!! we find out changes tonight.. lets see...