Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FEB.17, 2014
So I asked Jacob to tell us more about his everyday life and his living conditions, this was his latest email.

We have a pretty decent apartment considering...except we wash with a bucket..so that's a thing haha. My companion is great...FINALLY after 6 weeks last night I think we became like legit friends...we stayed up until 12 talking...which isn't necessarily good, but it was good at the same time...idk how to explain it. Anyway him and I are actually not very different. I would tell you about the neighborhood...but I don't want you to freak out haha. it's...alright i guess...we live right by the pólice station...so i guess that should help. but it doesn't really, haha. Our power breaker is outside so kids will randomly go shut our our power..that makes things interesting. We are currently teaching like....idk...6 or 7 families or individuals. Only one of them is kind of progressing. Truth is I'm not having a ton of success...which has actually brought me down a bit, but  my companion he really comforted me and helped me out. Letters take FOREVER, like months. so just saying. packages are a lot faster like a couple weeks, so if you are going to send letter just throw them into a package haha. Everything is referrals...so its pretty good. but we still knock on doors when we feel the need to do so. People for the most part really like me as a missionary..mostly because I'm güero (whitie) that's trying to speak Spanish. its really cool. So last week we had divisions and I got to work with MY BEST FRIEND in the misión! Elder Wright. he is from draper..like super close to us. anyway. It was such a good day because he only has like a couple months more that me and we both talk about the same amount of Spanish so it was really good give and take in lessons. Cause normally my comp just talks most the day long because my Spanish is slow. It really gave me the opportunity to rely on the lord and have the faith that I would be able to understand people and talk. it was the coolest. yeah..my neighborhood is sketchy...not gonna lie. I'll just leave it at that though. I love you I have to go.
Elder Glenn

Feb 3, 2014
Glad to hear the family is doing well. . I've been fasting a lot lately for certain things and its been an amazing experience to see the miracles that fasting and prayer can bring. well i have been doing a lot of things and fasting a lot to forget myself. and it has really done wonders. ha ha love the pictures! i just showed my companion the one of the old lady smoking a joint and we both had a good laugh...i smell weed here probably minimum 3 times a day ha ha. i see like at least 2 or 3 stray dogs on EVERY single street we walk on. its ridiculous....and there are so many dead animals I'm starting to make collection of pictures i call..."el plan de salvación" ha ha so you get two of those today. everything is fantastic. learning lots and having fun. 
 haha i got my hair cut by a sister in our branch...WOW never doing that again! i specifically asked her to just use a 4 for my whole head to buzz it but she told me that would be ugly...she then got out a 1!!!! to do the sides and said "confieme elder" a million times which means trust me even though i asked her not to and that we can always cut it shorter if its bad...but nope! haha so the sides of my head are like bald and the tope she cut by hand so it was super choppy and uneven...i just when home and re buzzed the top...it looks better, but not by much ahahha...i got a good laugh out of it. all the missionaries and members make jokes about my hair now...but its been really funny to be honest. i look absolutely ridiculous. but that's okay. anyway gotta go!
LOVE YOU!!Love Elder Glenn