another great week has come and gone

Monday, September 22, 2014

This week has been great. This week we had a big meeting with a bunch of zones and it was way fun. We played games and learned about how to help others accept the gospel better. I also got to see a bunch of my friends from the CCM, so that was a gaint plus.

Yesterday I had to give my first talk in church. It was a gaint train wreck. It would have been a great talk in the CCM, but in the ¨big leagues¨ it didn´t go so well. I’m pretty sure that the people had no idea what I was saying. But that’s alright because I can only improve from here on out.

The taxi and bus drivers here are crazy!! They all have modified buses and taxis with body work ¨improvements”… A couple of days ago I was standing on the bus because it was full and the bus driver thought that he was a Nascar driver. He was accelerating into the turns. It was a crazy and funny experience.

The people in my district are awesome. Today for pday we did some service this morning and then after the hermanas made some food for us. It was awesome. We all get along pretty well and they are great missionaries.

The language is still coming slow and there are some times when it can be extremely frustrating. But even though I don’t always know what they are saying and there are times when I say this big long statement and they have a look of confusion on their face, I love the work.

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It’s those times when families are becoming closer to Christ that makes this thing so worth it. My testimony is so much stronger and I am also so much closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Hope all is well!!!
Love,
Elder Wagstaff

 

Mom –  I had the chance to talk to Elder S’s mom this week. She sounds like a great lady and that he comes from a fabulous family. Like me, she appreciates her son having you for a companion (like I appreciate him as your comp). It was a great conversation! I love you SO much!

A – glad you could talk with s’s mom. that kid is awesome

Mom – It sounds like the two of you were a perfect match for each other. Such a good way to start out your mission experience.

So I did a little research on ties. Turns out you are doing a great job with them. Did you know, according to GQ and other reputable sources, that the bottom where it is the widest should fall at the top of your belt, so that the tip is just below that? From all of the pics I’ve seen, your ties look perfect! Way to go!

Today looked like a cooker…91 degrees but felt like 105! How are you adjusting to the heat?

A – The weather is so HOT. Today we were moving cement blocks for service and i was just dripping. It was bad. But im glad that i made a good choice.