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Monday, December 8, 2014

It’s been another week in paradise.

This week has been a little slow, but attitude is really everything. Things aren’t always easy, but when we have a good attitude it makes it so much easier.

Last night there was a festivil (i can’t spell) of sorts in Nicaragua. It’s called the policima. This is so crazy because people can get free food. When anyone says anything about free here, it is super crazy. The streets were crazy and it was a little difficult to work. But we tried our best to get things to work. One thing that made it more enjoyable was the fact that we got to work with a kid in our ward. His name is W and he reminds me so much of Sam P. It’s crazy. It’s cool to find people that remind you of people at home. 

For p-day today we got to play football. It was so much fun. This has been by far one of the best p-day activities for me. It was cool to do something with our new district and overall have a good time.

 I don’t have much to say, so I’ll send a picture, because a picture is 1000 words. haha

Love you all,

Elder Wagstaff

Mom – Glad you are making the most of things. Como es la cueva de los murcielagos? (How is the bat cave?)

A – its awesome haha. i opened the door to that room the other day and there were probably 5 or 6 hanging from the ceiling

Mom – Oh dear! Remember to be very careful…Cathy had to have rabies shots from a bat brushing against her.

I am happy you’ve had a good p-day. Abbi just walked in the door and is wondering if it was a football game or a futbol/soccer game? What position did you play?

A – real football american. wide receiver

Mom – Awesome! 

The festival sounds fun. What kind of food was free? Who was giving it away?

Speaking of celebrations, what do you know about Christmas? Phone call/Skype?

A – its a festivil to worship mary. so its not the best. but they were giving away rice beans and sugar. its sad because a ton of members went to it and it was super bad.

have not heard much yet

Mom – Is it an annual celebration? Sorry to hear that it wasn’t good for the members. Was it bad because of behavior or not ideal because of the tradition of worshiping Mary?

When you learn of any details about the Christmas Day phone call or Skype, please let me know as soon as you can so we can plan.

How are things going with your companion?

A – many members think of it as a sin.

i will for sure

we are getting there. there are times when i feel i am more dragging than walking with my comp but we will figure it out

Mom – Just keep in mind you have LONG legs, so one step for you may be ten for him. Haha.

What is the most spiritual experience you had this week?

A – often the simple lessons are the most spiritual for me

haha that is true. 

Mom – Remember, it is the small and simple that can often lead to the biggest differences.

Did you get the baptism pic of you and Ben and Nick? I love that picture!

Ben Baptism 009

A – ya i did thank you so much i love that pic

Mom – Hopefully it is what you were wanting. We’ll also keep looking.

Thanks for the Christmas letters. Everyone can’t wait to open them! Did you open the padded envelope last week?

A – yes i did thanks so much for all the stuff i have been slowly snacking on everything and love the cliff bars

Mom – Glad you got it…and that there was still something inside to eat. Was that tshirt ok? Do you want a different one?

How does W remind you of Sam? How old is he? Does he go on splits with you?

A – the shirt is perfect.

so many of the things they do are so similar. no we only work with him because i think hes 12

It is so tempting not to (accidentally) fall in. haha These guys remind me so much of Sam and Ben.

It is so tempting not to (accidentally) fall in. haha These guys remind me so much of Sam and Ben.

Mom – Just got the pic! Love love love it! You are a kid magnet!

How the language coming? How are you feeling about it? Any dreams in Spanish?

A – really havent had a lot of dreams so i have no idea. haha

but the spanish is coming for sure. still people that dont understand but its better for sure

Mom – That is fabuloso! Haha. But really, it is great that it is coming along.

Back to Christmas…since it is coming. Do you know if it is a possibility to Skype where you are serving now?… where would you do it from?…or do we need to send you info for a phone card? And would you do it on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

A – i am almost 100 positive we get to skype. but i will let you know for sure

love you tons got to go now but have a great week