Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 29,2012

Okay entonces, For this week.!!!! : ) I am happy i get to email everyone first of all! It feels like it has been a really long time since the last time i have written even though it was last week. I dont know why. Last week was just a long week for some reason. But we got through it and now i am on my last week. This is week twelve!!!! I am sooo happy I am almost done with this packet thing that i work on every morning. Today me and my companion guessed where and what will be happening for the changes and I am excited they are coming up. The older missionaries said that i will probably be changed because thats what usually happens. So i am excited,!! but I know that If i stay then it is of God, and i know that wherever i go and whoever i get put with as my companion it is of God. : )  Everything is of God. : ) hah. . But no, i am very pleased with whatever happens, and as soon as i know whats happening i will let you all know. I guessed that i will being going to Costa Rica, la cuidad todavia en Sinaloa, And i also guessed that my new companions name, ( if i get a new companion) his name will start with an O. entonces, we will see este proximo semana. ! Animo.  : ) I miss everyone and i hope everyone is well, You are all in my prayers, especially Missy, Jackie, and David. Two babies on the way, and David with his schooling. I really hope Danny will be able to find him something to do. I hope that this storm doesnt do too much damage, and i hope Angela and Missy will be okay. Hope Angela Travels home safely when the time comes.  That is really a good idea Joy, to have a garage sale!!! I wish more people found out about it. If soo i am sure they would have come. That makes me way happy to hear that Melanies family came. Ha wow i was about to say the family of melanie. . . . . .  Yeh that shows you that the spanish is getting to me.  : )  Everything is the (object) of this, or the object of that. : ) hah. . . . . Anyways. There are many phrases in spanish that are different in English. . But i am loving the spanish when it is spoken, and I am still blossoming with the language. Always. I dont think their will be a day in my life where i wont stop learning this language. : ) It is fun. And i really do love it. Something i wanted to share with my nephew maybe you can do this in a family home evening one night when everyone comes, but with all my nephews that are coming to the age of a mission. . . .The truth is that they really do need to start preparing. . . This experience only comes once in a lifetime. To be able to serve your God for (only) two years of your life, when it should be our whole lives. The truth is that i am changing, and it is only through god that i have been able to change. and This oppurtunity is amazing, and The truth is, is that if i could go back and re do those high school years, i would change the things that i did. I would have focused more on the Gospel, and more in seminary. Soooo!!!! Alex, Johnathan, Kenneth. you three need to listen to me. I know that i have given you desafios.. ( challenges) And have you done them??????? My guess is maybe, but i dont know if you really have. But i am going to guess no. Hah!! I really want to challenge you three now to start preparing to serve a mission when you are 18 years old. I know that if you start preparing now you wont have the regret oh i wish i would have listened to my Uncle when he told me to do these simple things. . . It is easy to read a chapter of your scriptures every night, It is easy to read a page of preach my gospel every night. These things are easy, but you will find out that when you get into the mission field that, , ,  you dont have time to do as much as you would like to. So this is why you have me right now telling you guys to prepare now. I can beg all i want, and i can remind you three in every email. But i know that blessings come If we do the simple things, and i know that you three will be great missionaries. And i promise you you will be even greater missionaries if you start being a missionary right now. by studying and learning the things that i wish i would have done. I am happy that you are my nephews, and i love all of my nieces and nephews. Sooo very much! I never got the chance to have little brothers or sisters, so when i think if i had that oppurtunity i look to you guys,Alex and Johnathan and Kenneth, you are like my little brothers. : ) and I am just trying to look out for you guys in the long run. . . I dont want you guys to be looking back on things in the past when you can do things right, Right now!! and then when you are in the future you wont be looking back. You will be solely having a straight path forward looking on bigger and better things. 

I want the best for all of you, and if you listen and act and start now you will be sooooooo much more prepared. : ) I am not saying i wasnt prepared, but i know that i could have been sooo much more prepared, and i could have been that much better.  So i challenge you again, please start now. Things are starting to change. . . The prophets are changing things the age is not 19 anymore, you are able to start at 18! and that is so awesome. I am sooo excited for you guys. And i am sooo excited for Melanie also. She doesnt need anymore preparing, she is always prepared. . . . pfff. Smarty pants. : ) jk there is always room for improvement. But i Know that she is a good example to us all about always being on top of things. and she will be a great missionary. I am sooo excited about Missionary work. It trully is the only things to help this world to come to a knowledge that our savior lives. And he works through what and who he has on this earth for those people that havent heard of his Gospel. It is True, and i know it in my Heart. It is amazing to see how much God can turn your life upside down if you do those things that are only in his lines. His boundaries. It is his Game, : ) and he has a plan for all of us. Just know that Gods plan for you Alex , Johnathan, and Kenneth is to start preparing now. Act upon it now! and you three will be really great Missionaries. 

This is something that i have thought a lot about, and I have always been a little  worried on this thought about how we can better prepare ourselves for God. I realize that we can look back on the things that we have not done so well in the past and those are the examples that help us look back and say, - Hey- i dont want that to happen again, so we change the things we do in the future. This is something that we can always try to be better at, We hear it a thousand times. But if this is something that we can change in our lives. We will never be looking back on bad things. We need to learn how to make the best decision in the moment, and follow through with that decision and always continue doing that. I feel like the three oldest nephews are old enough to understand these words, they might be a little big, overwhelming. I dont know, But the point is to prepare yourselves now. alot of it has to do with their sarroundings i dont know how to say that word. But the people that are around them, parents : ) grandparents, mom dad, ha: ) please encourage them to do these things. every night. It is very important. very very important. crack the whip on em ; ) no, just kidding. But help them understand how it iss soooooooooooooooo important. please. Dont let them wait until they are already about to leave on their missions.  Anyways. This is important to me. If you guys dont crack the whip on em, then i will when i get home. : ) I love you so much my family. You are such a blessing to me in my life. and i am soo special to have all of you as a family to be with forever in heaven.  

Mom thank you for your box, I am excited to receive it this coming transfer. I am doing very well. Elder Jenkins is doing well. : ) ha, I am healthy, canned vegetables in the nights. yes, and bowls of cereal. : ) ramen noodles. yes the life. : ) This past week with investigators we are still trying really hard with fransico, It all depends on his ley de castidad, and drinking. If he hast done anything or do anything in this next week he can be baptized. We have a new investigator named felipe. He is about 67 70 years old. He is really awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Evangelist, and he came to church with us last week, I gave him a date to be baptized this past week, and he said yes if he comes to know what God wants for him. He knows the Bible really well, and he is really funny. He likes to talk a lot!!!!! and sometimes we have to interrupt him in lessons because he likes to get off topic haha. He cant walk really well, and he has arthritis in his knee s i think. He was really. . .  well. He takes baby steps haha. but he can get going at a pretty good pace.  : ) He likes to take walks even though he cant walk that fast. He used to drink, smoke, and hmm other things. but not anymore. He said the Bible has really changed his life. We are trying to change his thoughts about the virgin guadalupe..... Dad, If you could send me information on catholicism, or catholics, and about the virgen guadalupe  and how it became a beleif that would be great. I know a little bit about both. They are just really strong traditions. . . . and yeah. But if there is anything i could know more then please share.! Also if you have anymore scriptures in the Bible, those really help. We use the Bible alot. So these are two investigators that we are hoping for before the change. If not hopefully after. : ) Tell Grandma Noble i love her, and miss seeing her. Everything is good here in Escuinapa, It is sad that i am most likely leaving my firsat area. . . these people you come to love and are a part of their lives. but times are always changing, and new people are always prepared to hear the Gospel. Thank you for everything that you have done for me, Love you danny, and Amanda, And Angela and Darrol, and Joy and Steve, I miss you guys. I miss jackie David and Heidi! Elise and Les, Missy and Darin. and Everyone.!!! Please give all of them my love. Mom and Dad I love you both, and i am excited for you two to serve your mission together. !!!!!!!!!!! There is a Beautiful place in Teacapan HAHA right on the ocean if you look into Mexico. I love you both, you are wonderful parents to me. I will write all the details next week about the changes. I love you Elder Fellingham

Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012

Okay!!! I have to remember everything that i read. . . HA it is really hard to remember everything that everyone says, so if i leave something out please still love me. : ) ALright about this week. . . . Ugh it was exhousting the truth. Our two investigators fell through again. . . . . . Marin and Fransisco. . . They both had their dates for this 27th, Marin is a boy that has been through four sets of missionaries and he has no problems, goes to church every sunday and participates in everything he is 20 years old. . . and He wants to wait until the new year to be baptized because he wants to start the year fresh. . . . .And we are trying to get him to change his mind. . . .but he just wont. . . He wont have an erlier baptism. . . . I dont know what else to do for him besides pray to have his mind see something that we teach is important to change the time. . . I dont know. Anyways his date is at the new year i guess. We are tryign to figure him out. Then fransisco is a really awesome guy. He gives us rides everywhere, we have been teaching him for about four weeks now, and he had a date for the 27th also. And he fell through because he drinks sometimes, and he has a problem with la ley de castidad. law of chastity. for those none spanish speakers. He now knows the importance and meaning of it though. We tought it twice to him before he actually understood, and yeah. . . . So he didnt really lie to us, he just didnt know what we ment . Atleast i think. Because at first he said he didnt have a problem with it, and then we found out later. . . that he did. But now he knows and he is trying really hard to be his best, he has come to church four times now and he is really awesome. Progressing. . . I dont think i will be here to be able to see his baptism though. . . I am almost done with my first twelve weeks. . . and i am just getting deeper and deeper into my mission. . . It is crazy. Tell Melanie one thing she needs to do is really study preach my gospel. . . . . Like really study and know it for herself. One thing that i always though Preach my gospel was for . . well. I thought preach my Gospel was something you memorized and you shared with other people. But what preach my gospel is, is to help you (the person) The missionary to have personal meaning and knowledge in our gospel. It is not just something to read and memorize. . . Their are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many different things that i have learned, and i wish i could share them all. But too many things happen during the day. Ha i am still trying to catch up with them and apply them all. And one thing for Alex and Melanie, The two that are closest to their missions hah. . . .is to really take the MTC seriously. . . You only get that time to practice wherever you get called too once. So take it seriously and have fun. }But really take the time to listen and study the things you are given. It is soooo important, and i am afraid to say that i could have taken it a lot more seriously and i could have applied things sooo much better. Because once you get into the real deal. . . The real outside world , living by yourself with a companion. . . . It hits you hard if you havent prepared yourself enough. And you can definitly feel the difference. Soooo I challenge you both to start preparing now. I heard that they changed the age to be able to serve a mission is now 18, ?? Is this correct??? If sooo Alex buddy start studying to be a Missionary. Anyways. Thats what i have to say about that. No new investigators this week. . . Sadly. . . : / trying our hardest though to teach and find those people that are trully searching. It makes me sad to see people just blow off the oppurtunity. but they do. . . and yes its sad. but thats why were here. Dad I love you and happy your doing the things you love to do. Also Mom, I am sooo happy you have a job that you love to do. You make an impact on sooo many different womens lives, and i am proud of you both mom and dad!!!! Your such both great examples to me and i love you guys. I am doing well, Healthy as ever, skinnier yes,... but thats okay hah. Thank you for sending me a package mom, I love you. I love receiving things in the mail. Hand written proof that my family is still okay. : ) I love them. Tell elise i received her letters. . hah, and Missy is having a Girl, Aleluyahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Finally!!!!! She can been named esperanzaa!!!!!!!!! : ) But that is sooooo exciting i am sooo happy for you missy. I love you guys. Daniel and caitlyn i am sure performed amazingly. and more about this buck that les shot tell me more!!!!! Thank you for all your love. I love all of you my family. Hope everyone is travelling safely, and tell all my nieces and nephew i love them. Please tell Melanie once she is a missionary we are allowed to email each other, and keep updating me about her progress with being a missionary. Give me dates and when she gets her call tell me where she is going, Exciting!!!!!: ) I really wish i had more expereinces to share about this week, but nothing stands out in my mind. . . . We had an activity in the church and we invited like everyone to come to it, and only like 20 people came, and they were all women. . . hah, , , We watched a movie about the atonement and bore our testimonies after, it was very spiritual, and one thing is if the members arent strong then we need to strengthen the members in order to have real investigators. . . and yeah. The members here are not that strong. Their are the regulars, but the majority need consant reminders. . . . It is difficult, but we are doing it. I love riding my bike around visiting and talking to people in spanish. I am starting to speak a lot more, and things are clicking faster and faster, It is starting to change temparature here in escuinapa, its cooler and their is more of a breeze, but still hot. ; ) anyways, This is my update for this week. I love you guys with an eternal love. Miss you, exito Elder Fellingham

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 15, 2011

Mom i am doing sooo well!!!! Today i was travelling from Culiacan back to Escuinapa. I left yesterday i had to take care of my papers. . . I was still illegal. HAHA Yes Illegal in Mexico. Your son. : ) hah anyways. Its not even that big a deal, People here could care less. Im doing great, Hey if you could get me a shammy towel in my package that would be great!!!! And a tongue brush, and more garments please, size 34 weist, cotton.. Those are the only two things that i can think of. I am doing well, this week was pretty normal. Still teaching the same people and trying to baptize them. The mission only had seven baptisms the whole mission. . . So thew president told us to repent. . . . I was very suprised at this. I felt bad. . . It makes me want to be better though. I amd doing well. Cought up on my sleep from travelling. I love riding buses. . . haha. Mom I am sooo happy you won that for your website. The WIN is Blessed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally!!!!! Its about time. Your always in my prayers, and the rest of the family. Especiallt david right now with his job. I am happy to hear everything is going well. I dont have a lot of time to write . I got back around 5 ish. . . So i missed my whole p day travelling pretty much. But i just needed to send this so you knew i was okay and everything is alright. And WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!! Melanie is deciding to go on a mission!!!!! HAHA Omg, I didnt know this. That is sooo awesome though. Babe you have my permission!!! : ) The mission is sooo great! It is difficult at times, but it is soooo worth it. Love you. I received your letters just soo you know. I got your letter mom, and Melanies letter. and All of elises!!! haha So the address is correct. I am sooo Happy to be serving the lord, and I am soo happy to have all of this support behind me, my loving family, and Melanie of course. : ) I love all of you!!!!!!!!! Well this message is going to be short, but i am fine.!!!!!!!!!! Sorry it could be longer,,, but i hope all is well. Please give me details next monday about the family, and melanie, and what she is deciding to do.!!!!!!!!! I hope everyone is finishing up their sicknesses. . . I hope heidi is okay. Your all in my prayers, and i will update better next week with details. I love you guys. miss you. Elder Fellingham

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 8,2012

My Familia!!!!

Okay, so here i go about this week.!! Yesss General Conference! In spanish. . . . . haha. This last week was very good: ) I am learning lots more things daily. Okay so the main story for this week is last thursday me and Elder Jenkins had run out of plan A,s to go to. . .  so we were contacting and We contacted and contacted forever.... and we were getting sick of it, because usually were not supposed to just contact unless we really need to, or if we run out of plan A s.  So yeh we ran out and we were contacting for a pretty long time and then we were about to stop and I decided to contact one last house, Jenkings didnt know though and he finally realized that i had stopped and was going up to a house so he hurried and came back, and I yelled out Buenos Tardes and and a 19 year old came out and he was like whats up, and we started to talk to him, and i asked if his mom was at his house and he said yeah and walked intot he other room and got her. and then we talked to her, and we tought her the lesson. The restauracion  and we talked a super long time and her son got bored and left. . . but she still listened patiently, and at the end i asked her if she would get baptized in spanish, and she said yes!!! that was the first time i have ever done that, or given that commitment to someone and she said yes.!!!!   I cant remeber if i already told you guys this story. but this is just the last story i remember, the last main even . . .  that has happened to me. Ha. Pero la fecha es de la 13 de octubre. Y estoy animado!!!! The bad news is that her daughter talked to her after we left and she kind of got to her a little bit, but the next time we went and talked to her we told her it was really her decision, she is about in her thirties, and her name is Guadalupe. She wants to be baptized and she is our latest progressing investigatore. We are still trying to figure out Fransisco!!!! He is still progressing and he came with us to general Conference. We had General conference in the church with other branches that are here, Rosario, Teacapan, and Escuinapa. The general Conference was in spanish and it was hard for me to understand, Really enjoyed Hollands talk though, the Feed my sheep one. Thats one of his famous talks for missionaries. Lots of missionaries like that one. I hope you all had a wonderful General Conference I miss having conference at home already. . . .haha even though its only my first one. Its all good though il only miss four. . . 

 This week something me and Elder Jenkins are working on is our planamiento semenal. Weekly Planning!!! and We had the Zone leaders come and teach us a few things because we felt like we were getting over loaded with things. Elder Jenkins never really had good companions either, he is still fairly new. . .  but he really tries to be his best in everything. He is a good companion. He is only in like 9 months, and i am his first trainee. I have been hearing that after this change i might be training someone new. . . .  sooooooo : / I am trying to be my best and learn as much as i can before i get someone put under me. . . . !!!!! It gets tough sometimes but we just push through it. There is a lady next to me right now that is looking at things i am not allowed to see and. . . .  and yeah im trying to really like i am 2 inches away from my screen so i dont see these things. . . haha. I am trying to be the best i can be. It is like a bunch of women with tattoos ,, anyways,,, We have dfinitly noticed that satan tries to do everything he can, . . . Thank you satan. . . . , But when we are teaching usually people keep their doors open and cars go by that are blasting their music, or their are announcers that are blaring out what they are trying to sell from their cars, and just things like that that can disrupt our sweet message that we have for these people. . . People get distracted here very easily. . . .  but yes, Satan shouldnt be allowed anywhere,,,,,,  We do everything we can for people to feel the spirit when we are around them. : ) I am getting really uhm,,, skinny. I feel like i went from 185 down to 170. . .  I really need to find a scale to weigh myself. : / But i fdo feel a lot skinnier ,,,, FLaco Flaco... I try to eat a lot though and it just seems to not do enough . . .  I know il be okay though.! : ) Its not that bad, I will probably come back skinnier though so dont be suprised when you see me. Spanish is picking up, It kind of becomes like just a habit, i try to study in the mornings but even without it i still learn a ton of new things in the day. I try to show God that i am willing and open to learn the best i can though, and it is not for me . . i only learn for the people that we teach. If it for me, i wont learn anything. . . Everything we do is for the people we teach here. !!! everything, and i am happy, i love serving. 

I got your letter MOM!!!!!!! It came in the mail, and i was happy to get it. !!! I also received Melanies tambien so if you could tell her i got it ; Well she will read this letter anyway, <3  So the address is correct The way you put it on your letters!!!! and  I am happy that Elder Jenkins mom contacted you, i thought that would help so thanks to her!!! Uhm Dad the street we live on is called severiano moreno and fransisco perez, its behind the ley market. The LEY has big red letters, and its titled LEY But we live in apartments behind that, and the door to our place is a white big gate. yup that our door, and our boundaries of our area are  from fransisco Perez onward. Everything is named by colonies, Col. Centro is the main city colony and then their are more around it,  but our area has the arroyo de escuinapa in it, so if you find the Ley then you will be able to see all of my area that i work in.! I love you guys, your awesome, I miss you all. I have some favors, this favor is for Alex, Buddy I need you to be writing me all the good songs that come out while im gone, and all of the movies that are good that come out also. HAha put up a sheet next to the thing melanie made and you have to write down the songs and the movies that come out, thanks buddy!!!! and can you guys make a list of like all the good new tv shows that come out that you guys watch???  also there was some stuff in the back of my car that i want still, There is a black akedemiks jacket that is furry, and then also my black furry blanket those were in the back of my trunk, they both smell like smoke. . . . And need to be dry cleaned ; /. . .  but those two things mean a lot to me, and if someone could put them with my buckets then i would appreciate it, thank you!!!! then there were cloths also in plastic bags, and those are just for D.I .  . . .  or throw them away. . . .  they were devins when i helped her move. . . .old news. but yeh just the blanket and jacket!!! Thank you. Heidi!!!! I hope you get better i am sooo sorry i hope everyone is okay. . . I dont even know what whooping cough is, well i know its a bad cough,,, but yeah I have never had it. I am sorry for those that are getting it, and i hope you get better!!!  Thank you for hosting a small party for Melanie!!!! HA Melanie Happy Birthday, I hope you had such a good day, I cant beleive you are 20 years old. . . That is ohh soooo crazy to think that. I miss you love you, I hope you had a good happy special day.

ALso please tell Grandma Noble Happy Birthday. I love you Grandma sooo Much I cant beleive your 90!!! and im sure you cant either. Ha I love you so much. MY G MA that keeps on going!!!!!!!! Im sad i missed what danny had to say about this. . . . But i love You and i wish you a happy Birthday!!!! I love you. Thank you for always encouraging me with my mission.!!! and I will see you when you are 92!!!!!!!!!! In 2014.!!!! So dont stop giving up Grandma. Your amazing, and a great example of us all. One of the things we learn is to endure to the end and you have always been the best example!!! I love you with all my heart and you have always ment a lot to me grandma. I can still remember when we would take walks by the canal and throw rocks in it! We have great memories.!!! Happy Happy Birthday. 

Things in my package you could send me. . . Are,, Candy that doesnt melt!! lol. . .  skittles i think are okay, life savers, I feel like i need more supplies than goodies, ha. . .  skotch tape is always helpful and i was wondering if you could send me some colorful sharpies. Also!!!! Baptismal clothes, not all the areas here have white baptismal clothes and if i just had my own that would be easier. . . you can find my weist size from my temple clothes. My temple bag is in my room by those tubs!!! in my closet.! thanks, Also a couple more pairs of garments could be useful. . . i have the cotton ones. . . idk what kind they are. Just whatever you send will be fine, Il wear! if you want you can send me more updated pictures of the family!!! i like pictures! and you can write messages on the back of them explaining them. 

Mom i hope your thing in LA goes well!!! at the westin hotel those are nice hotels!!! Thank you for that quote it almost made me cry!!! almost. . .  Casi casi. haha. I enjoy reading them. and dads scriptures also. I hope everyone is doing well. And i love all of you. Until next week. }

Elder Fellingham!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012 Hey mom i am doing fine. My week was good. My first companion is very different than my last one, but i am grateful for it because this whole week i have seen things that can definitly . . . well they are just better than my last companion. I have already learned a lot from him. His name is Elder Jenkins and he is from Weber. He is very nice and he tries to do everything perfectly. . HAh, sometimes it is a little hard to keep up with him, but it is good for me, and i know i need it. It is building me and strengthening me be the best i can be. I can see the change it is starting to make in my life. . . and I want to be better, I want to be the best missionary i can be. This past week we got a contact on the street, in the night time a man named francisco came up to us and he was like is there any times that you have had God in your life. Or something like that, and he said i would love to hear more about this, and i handed him my address book and he wrote down his street and all the information we needed to find him. We have tought him three times now, and he is a bit confusing, we are still trying to figure him out. He is a little crazy at times. . . like says he has pains in his head and we dont know. . but we are trying to help him and we asked if he would be baptized the 13 of october and he said yes. So we are excited about that, now he just needs to come to church three times. Unfortunately he didnt come to church this last week so we had to shift his baptism up a week. So this is the main person that we are trying to teach. He is a cool guy. We really hope he has the desire to change his life around and want to come to church. Another person we are teaching is a lady named eve she is about 65 years old. I dont know around there, but we teach her and her niece, and they are both progressing a little bit. The only thing with eve is that she is super Catholic and she doesnt beleive she needs to get baptized again. I dont get how she cant understand, but we are trying to figure out a way. If God wants her to be baptized he will show us the way and we will do it. I love being a missionary. We work soooooo hard during the week and looking back on things knowing that at times you did your best and others maybe not so good, but everything is always worth it and we can always work on those things that didnt go so well. I love it here, and my vision is changing towards things. . . I have realized i need to not focus and worry about the future and I just need to worry about right now. Both times with my companions i have asked ( If there is one thing you could go back and change what would it be? and they both said I wouldnt think about things in the future. They both told me to just focus on what i have and what i am doing right now. So i have decided that is what i am going to do. I am trying to change my mind set to just think about in the moment and in the mission. . . I am getting soo deep into it, and i know i will just get deeper and deeper. . . ha I love the work, love the study and I am learning so many new things. Our planning at times is hard because the elders before us did not do a good job at planning and writing things in the big blue book that your supposed to write everyones information in. . . so we are trying to figure that out. Once we do it will be easier. At first i was frustrated when i found out that Elder Anderson did not teach me the things i need to be tought. . . Because there are so many things that i was supposed to be doing but i just didnt know, and he didnt tell me or do them with me. But now This new Elder is helping me with things. He is so much better!!! Anyways it doesn't matter, but things are going much smoother now, and things feel better than they were. I am healthy, Happy!!! Working!! I gave my first talk in church yesterday in the mission, and last week wednesday i gave my first blessings on my mission, I gave two that day to an old women who looks like she is about 70, and then she took us into a back room where her mom was, and i was like woooowwww your moms still alive, and she looked about 102. So that was kind of crazy but the spirit was definitly there, and two old ladies were the people i first gave blessings to on my mission. Then later on in the week i also gave a blessing to fransisco, to help him with the pains in his head. They were pretty great feelings after. Maybe sometime if it would be okay you can take a picture of my plaque and send it to me, I want to see it haha. . . I love everyone, and I hope everyone is doing well, I pray for everyone every night. !! If you can give me updates on everybody next email I would love it. My companion says he will send you the information to be able to send mail to me. . . He will email you. The one I gave you should be correct though, we are supposed to get mail this next monday so i should get your letter then If the address was right. So we will know next week. Something that my companion is sad and im not allowed to email friends in this mission. . . Thats what he said, so from now on i cant type to melanie. . or other friends anymore. : ( I need to obey the rules of the mission president. But its fine i will just try to start writing hand written letter to her. Melanie is allowed to keep writing me though to the email, but im not allowed to write back in email. So will you please tell her this : / it made me sad at first but i got over it fast also, I know that the work is more important and I know that i can still talk to her and hear the things that are still happenning in her life, Please dont lose her mom! Please keep inviting her to family things, and update me on your perspectives of her : ) I love her, and i love my Family and everything that you and dad do for me. I am so gratefull for all of the support and everything you give me. I love you mom and dad, I love you very much. Dad thank you for your scriptures i use them lots. and mark them in my scriptures. Tell dad i will try to look up my address, so he can find it on google maps. ITs on the street fransisco madero, find the Ley market and you take a left or right on that street depending where you come from. I dont know il for sure find the exact direction for next week. Everythings is going well. Im well. I love you mom thanks for your quotes, i like them. and i can share them with people in spanish in lessons. : ) I love you my family!!! Love elder Fellingham