Monday, June 28, 2010

Keep Your Stick on the Ice!

Well sometime today our new mission president is going to come and our old one will leave. We don’t know when or when we are going to meet him. But I don’t think that we would have to wait that long. I do work in the same city as the mission home. So who knows?

It’s been raining a lot lately but it’s only been getting hotter. Funny how that is huh?

We found an old man the other day. Well really we saw him everyday on the same corner sitting in a wheel chair with a Chihuahua. So one day we decided to talk to him. (Really bad missionaries right?) And we found out that he had just came from the United States and that he has been going to the church for about forty years. Assuming that he was a member we told him where the church was and told the bishop about him. The other day the bishop went to visit him and found out that he wasn’t a member but that he has been going to church this whole time like he had told us. So tomorrow my companion and I are going over to talk to him a little about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, and if he has a testimony about those things, we just might baptize him this next Thursday.

That’s about all for this week. Love you all. Keep your stick on the ice!

Elder Whetten

Monday, June 21, 2010

Goodbye Pres. Cox!

Well we just said good bye to our President last Tuesday. He and his wife gave the final instructions to us about our work. And we all ate subway and there were some musical numbers preformed by some of the missionaries. It was really great to see all of the missionaries in the mission once again. Our new president is President Del Valle. He is Mexican which will be a change. Our president showed us a picture of him and his wife. He will be coming on the 30th.

It’s hard to believe that I only have six months left in the mission. It seems like the weeks are on nitro blast, like when Sunday comes along the next day is Sunday. Maybe that's why my letters keep getting shorter. Because I hardly have time to think about what’s going on.

I just got your E-mail which reminds me that I got the package! Thanks for all the socks. And for everything.

I hope everyone is doing all right. Love you all. I’ll try to write more next week.

Elder Whetten

Monday, June 14, 2010


My Companion
The Ugliest House

Ghost lights the boiler in the morning

Well my new area is pretty sweet! It’s rich but humble. And there are a lot of great opportunities here. Our house is right next to the stake center and tomorrow all the missionaries are coming to this church to tell our president good bye and to get to know our new president. (by photo.) I’ll get my socks tomorrow too. I hope.

My companion actually knows about 90% English. He just needs to practice more to get used to the grammar and pronunciation. I asked him where he learned English and he said that he has no idea. That he just had a fascination with English music when he was growing up so basically all that he listened to was English music. And well he knows English now but he never did well in his English tests.

This morning all the missionaries went to clean the church. Right now there aren’t custodians for the churches in Mexico anymore but the members have to clean them. So today was the missionaries turn.

Our house is haunted by the way. We have seen a couple things. But the ghost likes to light the boiler for us before we wake up so we are thinking about keeping it around for a while.

We have met a lot of really great people this week and are hoping that we may be able to teach them the things they need to know to return to their Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost. We will see what happens. There was also a lot of people who want to fight with us over the things that we teach. I’ve learned by now that it usually doesn’t go anywhere when we talk to them.
That’s all for today. Hope you’re all doing well. If you get a chance tell Bis. Steck hi. Till next week!

Elder Whetten

Monday, June 7, 2010

Back in Leon

Well I did get transferred. I’m not in San Luis Potosi anymore but now I’m back in Leon. In an area called Azteca 2. It’s a little bit near my first area that I had here in Leon and Elder Aitken is in my district. So yah I just got here this morning. I had to wake up at four in the morning. I don’t think I slept that much. I was excited to leave the area because I had six months in it but really sad to leave the people that I have loved for all that time. A lot of them were (sad?) too. But there comes a time for everything and eventually in the mission you just have to leave. Be it to your house or another area.

So my new companions name is Elder Laguna. He is Mexican and has six months in the mission. He also has a great desire to learn English. Already knows about 50%. So that will be fun. And he is from Mexico City. We also live with another companionship. Elder Rivera (I have lived with him before in Celaya) and Elder Fritera. And supposedly our house is haunted. Who cares really? But there are a lot of cockroaches here. That really scares me.

I really haven’t gotten to know the area yet but it seems pretty cool.

But yah, I haven’t really been able to get to know anybody or the area yet so hopefully I’ll have more to tell next week. Till next time!

Elder Whetten


Elder Garcia, Elder Martinez and Elder Alvarez (I drew Alvarz)

A drawing of me!

I made this pirate hat for this girl.

The District

Huevo is egg in Spanish


Elder Martinez, Elder Garcia, Elder Whetten & Elder Alvarez
(They look like a bunch of eggheads to me! Sorry!)
My head hurt really bad!

Kisses and hugs for Jay day!

Family Vargas

My last day in San Luis