Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jan. 27th Happy Birthday Jacob!!

Jacob's birthday is Today!!
My birthday is the 28th ;-)

haha I miss you. it looks like your party was a blast! I woke up to a cockroach in my front room. such joy lol. anyway some cool things going on I guess. There is this little girl that looks and acts like Annie! its the craziest thing. like same mannerisms and everything haha but she is such a sweetheart just like our Annie, she's just Mexican instead haha! We had to drop one of our investigators this week and I'm pretty bummed. it's just so sad to see someone who has a desire to change and become more, lose their desire. but its okay because we have another couple families that are really awesome investigators. One family, their dad died in October and from our fist visit I just felt the spirit so strong, she gave a prayer and i cried haha i could just feel our heavenly fathers love for her and her family. She has a strong desire and we have a baptism date for her and her 3 sons! So i'll let you know how that goes. My companion has been good but he just comes from a different culture so it can be a little different. I'ts been a good experience for me.  I could see how some people could get brought down from the differences, but i don't. because why would I? I just try and be better because of it. Well I don't really know what else to say. I'm not very good at writing stuff about what I'm doing. I just ramble. but I'm learning a lot. A family yesterday said they couldn't believe that I have only been here 3 weeks because most elders that have been here this long don't understand or speak as well as I i guess that's pretty cool. anyway. I love you mom. so very very much. I hope your birthday is as amazing as you are!!
The cockroaches are bigger here!

Jan 20th,

Okay idk if I sent back this white and green Spanish book or not but if you could send it that would be sooooo helpful. Also tell dad that the talk is called character of Christ by David Bednar. I miss you all so much. I have had a lot of funny things happen. most of all we get girls coming up and talking to us because I'm an attractive American haha, it cracks me up! but hey it gets referrals! Anyway everything is going well. There is a picture of the Quintana family right after we got them baptism dates for February! So stoked! these people down here are so loving and kind. I'm loving it. Just wish I could say all the things that I want to in Spanish, but its getting better :)

January 13th

Sorry I don't have much time to write! but everything is going great! I'm learning so much and I have had some awesome experiences! we have a baptism this Saturday!! wahoo!! so stoked! those are some pictures of Almanceña, Parral. my area! love this work and i will hopefully have more time to write next week but for now this is all i have. its great to hear from you. I Love you all  the gospel is true! love you!
Elder Glenn
(Man I Love this kid!!!)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

One neglectful blogger!!

It's catch up day for the blog!!
Jan. 6, 2014
We had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Jacob for about an 2 1/2 hours while he was at the SLC and Dallas airport getting ready to take off to Mexico. He sounded wonderful and we could all tell that he has grown tremendously. It was fun to listen to Eric and him talk about "missionary" kind of stuff. He was very excited and anxious to get out there!!
His Mission does a great FB page that posts a lot of pictures that are really fun to see of him. You can like it and keep a look out for him on Face book Misión México Chihuahua. 

 Meeting President and Sister Chavez

The Newest 2014 Chihuahua Missionaries
Lunch with the Mission President

Meeting his companion.

 received this email on Tues Jan. 7th
So I'm here. i have my native companion elder Minquiz and he doesn't speak any English GO ME! haha we are in a place about 3 hours out of Chihuahua called Parral. it's a really cool place. I don't understand Spanish. I didn't think I could understand it before and I have now verified that belief. When my companion speaks to me a little slower then i get almost everything he is saying, and he also says that my Spanish is surprisingly good when I speak it, so that's a plus! haha interesting story. So I guess my amazingly good looks are going to be una problema para mi down here. I have had a bunch of girls hiss at me....which is the equivalent of like wolf yeah that's a thing, they hiss and say ¨que guapo!¨ and other...stuff, well just say that. But if this is how it feels to be a girl then wow...that stinks. I also had some thugs in a car hiss at me and mock me and yell about how precious I we got the crap out of there. haha all in all though its pretty cool down here! I'll send some pictures next week! i love you all!

Elder Glenn