Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
|I believe Elder Martinez is in the train station.|
|I wonder if he bought a pair of lederhosen. Maybe the dresses for his sisters?|
|Here is the same sight at night|
|This may be a tower that catches Elder Martinez' eyes as he looks out his window.|
|Apartment living as an Elder|
|Atleast he has a matching livingroom set.|
So that’s a quick rundown of the week that I have had and some of the things that I was able to do and the people I was able to teach. We are working with alot of potential investigators and hopefully, with all the lessons we have set up, they can become investigators and eventually become progressing. The only hard thing is that sometimes you work hard to talk to everybody and yet when you look at the numbers for that day alot of the times its zero all the way down, maybe you get one or two people that are interested but most of the time they aren’t. So the numbers don’t represent the work very well. But you just keep moving forward and eventually you will find that one person that needs the gospel.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
This is going to be my last email update from the Preston England MTC. The past six weeks have gone by so fast and I can't believe that it is already gone. But I don't know how it went for you guys, maybe it went by fast or slow. Let me give you a run down of what I already know is going to happen: When I leave for Germany next Wednesday. I will leave at about ten in the aftenoon and I will be on a one hour flight from Manchester to Munich, Germany. There the mission president will meet me and all of the other Alpine mission Elders and Sisters and from there wel will go to the Munich mission home and we will stay there for the night. The next day we will leave for our areas and then we will get to work. I don't know what area yet, but I will tell you as soon as I find out. I have a filling that it will be Austria. In case you didn't, know Americans can not get visas for Swtizerland. They must really hate Americans. Oh well who doesn't now adays. The group of missionaries that are in the MTC right now are the funnest that I have met. Especially the ones from Germany and China that can't speak English. The only thing they can say is I love you. But maybe that all they need to say. Let me tell all of you that I am really nervous getting out into the field. It is going to be really hard especially when the language I will more than likely not undestand. But I know that I never walk alone. I know that I will always have a third companion, and that companion will always be the most important. I love you all and I cant wait till the next time I can get on. Dont forget to keep writing me and sending me emails. Especially sending me hard copies of all my family. I love getting them. The next time I can get on is a week from Monday. That will be my first pday from the field and I bet will have alot to tell you at the point. Until then, Elder Martinez
|Elder Martinez and roomates|
|Elder Packer and Elder Martinez memorizing|
|Elders and Sisters in the district|
"I'm awake...you there?"
"Mom, are you there?"
"I am Poo! I am!"
Halo mama, wie gates es ienen"
I never sleep on Tuesday nights cause I know your thinking of me somwhere in England.
Oh ya, for sure I could figure that but it's about 12:15 pm out here in Chorley what time is it in Logan?
Are you reading all you emails?
Ya, I am trying to read all them but its hard because I really want to talk to you more. Oh, and I did get the package yesterday. It was the best moment of the MTC so far.
Than print it off and read later. Lets talk. Dads at work. Just you and me right now.
OK, well what do you want to know? I only have thirty minutes to talk but I need the other thirty to write emails.:)
Yea! Which scarf did you like the best? I hope you enjoy the treats. I have another box ready to go today. Anything specific in it you want?
To tell you the truth I love both of them all the same. I just love having them, they remind me of home and whats waiting for me at home. Yes I do enjoy the treats. Especially all my roomate elders. Oh and did Jessi like her socks that I gave her?
Are you taking lots of pictures? When will you get the notice of where you will be transferred to? I have the address of the mission home, so I will send your package there.
I am taking as much as I can. I really don't have that much time to take pictures or to carry my camera with me. Im really trying to learn the language more so that I can have an edge when I get to Germany. I don't know what my first transfer will be yeat but by this time next week I will find out by being there. Did Jessi like her socks?
Well then you keep doing the right thing and learn that language! Don't worry about pictures. You will get the language because you have a strong desire, a strong will, and mind. It's what you've alway wanted. It will be wierd that in two years you will forget English! She loves the socks. She has worn them non stop since they came in the mail. I have read my letter several times. I love sharing them with gma and gpa. Gma can't wait to make skirts for Jessi for her mission.
Oh that's awesome.I am so glad that she loves them. I saw them and just had to get them for the because they reminded me of here. I have not really had a chance to really shop for anything but when I find stuff I will for sure send them home. I have another package that I will send away today and I will put some England chocolate in there for the family.
Ya it will! I do have to go because I got more emails to write and to talk to more people and I only have about thirty minutes to do it. I love you mom and I can't wait to hear more from you. This will be the last time I can email you for about two weeks because next pday I will be flying to Germany. But when I am out in the field, my pday will be on Monday. So I will talk to you then. Remember the hymn "Till we Meet Again", Love you and miss you. The picture of me and Elder Packer is of us two planning for an investigator at the temple. The wierd red one is of us in our classroom and we got tired of speaking and learning German so we just played with our cameras for about five minutes!
I love you too, Poo. I can't wait to hear where you are going. Love you....click, he was off.
Monday, September 2, 2013
|Elder Martinez, roomate, Elder Packer, roomate|
Loved your letter. Will email more later.