Monday, September 28, 2009

Liking the Area

I thought I told you guys happy birthday? Well if I didn’t, I was thinking about it all week. Seriously. Well anyway I don’t really have anything to give you guys so ill say I love you and take away more of your money. The really good bible with shipping cost like 60 dollars so I got the economy hard cover un-indexed one.

About my genealogy, I was thinking about it and I was thinking that I was making it sound like I needed it really quick. I didn’t mean to rush you or anything. Take your time, but don’t wait till the end of my mission. :) Thanks for my line of authority. I don’t know who some of these people are but this is going to help me a lot. I actually had a dream about it that made me ask you for it. I might tell you later.

I like this area. It is really hard to work here because practically nobody wants to listen to you. And the people who do, want to argue with you. But here you have to rely on the spirit a lot more to get work done and that has taught me a lot in these past two weeks.

It’s been really cloudy every day this week which has been a relief. The sun can really get you sometimes.

It is time for changes again and we didn’t get changed so we are going to be together for another six weeks. (If there aren’t any special changes)

Ah the Amazing Race! How I miss that show. And I love Japanese game shows. They are so funny. Like there is this one called "Human Tetris" Look it up on YouTube, it’s pretty funny.

We don’t have much time today so I’m not going to be able to upload any pictures. But everyone take care and enjoy life!

Elder Whetten

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Pictures

Sounds like everybody’s doing great. Congratulations on the wedding Brandon and Kelc! And everybody else who made it happen. Sounded like a lot of fun.

Our new area is pretty interesting. A lot harder than my last area. We actually have two areas that are ours. And its mostly the poor side of the city. We have been knocking all day, every day, since I have been here and we have only gotten into seven houses. None of those people are good either. This was the first time that I didn’t have anyone in the church. It wasn’t that fun. I felt like I was in Minnesota. Ha ha. No not really. I’ll have to write Logan a letter though. See how he is doing and stuff.

The names of the other elders that we live with are Elder Guterez and Elder Richards. They are a little weird to live with. But the house is really nice! We have a washing machine, and carpet, two stoves and refrigerators, fans, two bathrooms, it’s pretty cool.

Elder Toutai is one of the zone leaders here so that’s pretty cool.

I am so jealous that Uncle Larry got to go see John Pinette. Oh well.

Cameron sent in his papers! Woo hoo!!!

This internet place is playing a lot of the music that I used to listen to before my mission so it’s gettin me pretty excited for nothing if you can tell.

Well today the computer has a slot for my card so you’re going to get pictures. :) Yay!! That’s about all.

Everybody have fun. And enjoy life.

Elder Whetten

Some Rockin' Graffiti (l-r Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, John Lennon)

Enrique (67) and Ramon (72)

Sara and her Mom (Sara was 1 week away from giving birth)

On a really rainy day!

Me Bowling!

Elder de los Reyes (new companion)

Last moments together (old companion)

I found my name on a car (the logo thing even looks like a "J")

The best burrito in the world

Monday, September 14, 2009

New City - Celaya

Well this last Friday me and my companion got home and found out that we were having special changes. We were both really mad and sad. Just two missionaries crying on the floor of our house. He only had one more change left before he left to go home. We both really wanted (or needed) to stay together. I have come to really love this Elder as he has me. Before my mission I have always wanted to know what it was like to have a brother. And now I know. Not only that but I have one now. His name is Khéri González Azuada and he isn’t the same color or from the same family as me. I never knew that it was possible to love somebody so much. I never thought that it would hurt so much to leave somebody. We cried and cried. We did not want to leave each other. But there are some things that you have to do.

My new area is in a different city called Celaya. (Celaya is about halfway between Leon and Mexico City.) My new companion is Elder de los Reyes. We live in a house with another companionship. It is a lot rainier here and the city is a lot smaller and less expensive. A little bit more poverty. So I’m not going to be able to get peoples letters as fast anymore. About once a month.

Oh and I lost my hymn book I didn’t get the wedding invitation yet. But i should in about three weeks. :( Did you get me those things I asked for yet? (the genealogy and my line of authority) Those will help me out a lot.

Well that’s it for now. I just want to tell everybody that I love them and to keep the spirit in their lives.

Be safe and enjoy life.
Elder Whetten

Monday, September 7, 2009

More Baptisms

Well another week has passed. We are going for 500 baptisms this month. And preparing for the 1000 baptisms in December. Our plan is to get the members involved (they're not really good at it) so that we can get more references and not have to worry about knocking so much. (I’m planning on translating that drawing that you sent me and presenting it to the president. I’m also working on translating the Poncho Villa story because a lot of members have heard about the story here but never read the real story. Which reminds me, I need my line of authority and my genealogy for two more generations. If you can get those for me that would be great.

We went to eat with this lady this week who always serves us weird stuff, but she never tells us what it is until after we ate it. This last time she served us tacos with cow tongue and rocky mountain oyster bits. It was pretty good.

Not much has happened. I know that I don’t talk about my baptisms much but we do have them. Almost every week. Maybe I’ll start telling a story every now and then. I don’t really know what else to say. If anybody wants to know anything just ask on my blog.

Enjoy life!

Elder Whetten