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Elder Fellingham:)


"Elder Jenkins y Elder Fellingham"

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"Escuinapa Sunset"


November 19,2012

Muy bien,Muy bein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay This past week was better than the last one.
Ha It should always be that way.! Anyways. We are trying to baptize two women. !!!!!!!! Well. . . . One is named beatriz, and she wants to get baptiuzed and the only thing that is holding her back is her mom!!!! Her mom is pretty sick, and last week she fell down, and she is kind of a little bit older, and her daughter beatriz is taking care of her. Beatriz also has two sons, divorced, and wants this religion in her life. She needs one more sunday to be able to be baptized, She prays, she knows everything, she just needs to come to church!!!!, This last sunday yesterday if she would have come she could have been baptized this coming week!!!!! But she didnt. . . but her mom is getting better, and i hope by next week she will be able to come then the following week after that she will be able to be baptized! after that their is nothing in the way.
This area is a lot of walking!!!!!! WJuan Jose Rios is big for only two missionaries. Me and Elder Jiminez are the unicos!!!! Aqui. but most of our time is spent walking to peoples houses during the day. It is cooler here and in the mornings its cool, and then it gets hot for about three or four hours and then it starts to cool down again. Its weird the way the temperature works. . but I dont sweat anymore. I am used to being here in the hot all day, and my body has changed to the climate. It is pretty dry here though. Lots of dust. The other morning i woke up and i thought i had stuff in my eyes or like my eyes were glazed over with something.  But i was looking out the window and it was like pure dust. . . .  There was just dust outside everywhere. I couldnt see past the end of our street. It wasnt a storm it was just dust floating in the air., . . . Ha weird. I know. It was like haze. There are lots of farms around us though because it is a ranchito, Lots of dust gets kicked up in the air. So it just decided to settle in Juan Jose Rios one morning. Then the sun came out and it all went away. I am Healthy, doing well. Forgot to brush my teeth this morning. . . . . : /  The other people we are teaching is the family Cota Felix. The dad is a member, he has a smoking problem, : / and his wife and daughter have baptismal dates, but they didnt come to church this past sunday either, so we need to change their date again-. . . It is sooo difficult to see when your people dont come come to the church , especially when it is soooooo easy. Alll they have to do is just come for the first hour, the sacrament. The daughter is ten years old, , ,  she argues with her parents a little bit, but she is nice,, and wants to be baptized with her mom, They have two other little girls that are funny brianna and Natalie, They are cute, one is 7 and one is 4 or 5. But they are at that age. . : ) and they are a really good nice family. I just wish they would come!!!!!!!!!!!
Other people that were teaching is an 18 year old girl named paola, and her 20 year old brother. We just got a baptismal date out of her brother last night. and paola doesnt have a date. . . . yet!! But we are trying to teach them. also Teaching a little bit of english with them. ha they want to learn. and they have homework from the university they go to.
This is pretty much all of our investigators right now. Hay un otra que se llaman la familia aboite. But its only the mom that is getting baptized, She wants to be baptized, and she can be baptized this week, All we need to teach her is ayuno. !!!!!!! Tithing!!!!!!!!!! And she can be baptized this week!!!!! I am excited for all these people, They are all investigatores and all capable of being baptized in the near future. They just need to do their part!!!!!!
Anyways. Mom I ams Sorry you are worried about the package. . . I really think it will come to me,They only bring mail when there is leader meetings. . . The mision office holds things for a long time sometimes. . . . they could have it and are just waiting for the next big meeting. Then the Zone leaders usually bring the mail to us. So dont worry, I am sure i will get it. !!!!!!! The address you have is correct, I have gotten your letters in the mail. so just put the same address that you put on your letter to me.
I am sooo happy gilbert is baptized that is awesome, he is growing up sooo fast!!  Thank you missy for the herbs yes i will take them cada dia. !!!!!! every day! and For christmas THIS IS important. For Christmas The president said we can skype with our families for one hour, Or We can call and talk for two hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So everyone decide what you want to do and then tell me, I think we will have time to get on the computer and check before christmas . So either One Hour Of skype!!!!! Or 2 hours of talking on the phone!  I dont know where we can skype because well the computers here dont have cameras!!!! but il try to find a place. if that is what people decide.
Thanks dad for getting that letter to John. He is a good man, I love all my family, and i am so happy we all get to be together forever!!!!!!! I miss everyone, Hope everything is alright with every family, Jackie is almost due right?? I hope your doing well Jackie, Hope your not too sick, : / Its a boy right?? and how is grandma??? Tell her i love her. Same with heidi!!! Tell danny to email me. . . please I need a laugh. Speaking of danny, well. When we are walking there is a lot of walking here and we get really bored sometimes, when we walk. . . . haha me and my companion, and sometimes the weirdest things keep us entertained. But yeah whenever i am bored i think of ya broh, ( to danny) : ) because i remember you always being bored, and you would always call me from camp williams when you were bored. Please give me an update on Melanie and the papers, tell her i love her!!<3 Anyways...
Love Everyone!!!!!!!!!! Elder Fellingham

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 12, 2012

Okay so yes i had changes!!!! I am in Los Mochis. It was like a 9 hour drive. I am in a small ranch outside of Los Mochis its called Juan Jose Rios. and i have grown to love it so much already. I love the food. It is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I have grown close to the people here already. The church is called a casa de horacion. House of prayer. . . Because it is sooo small. It is like the size of the living room of our house. It is very cute. . . Ha anyway. To catch everyone up, we had a really big Zone conference in Los Mochis with like three other cities. That was very good, and It always lifts my spirit and makes me want to work harder after. I am doing well. Really healthy!! The change from Bikes to Walking was hard, I got super big blisters on the backs of my heels. . . They were like lines of just. . . . yeah whatever that fluid is. . puss? Yo no se. But they were nasty. They are healed now though. . . they were bad for like three days, but they have died down now, They are like callases now from just having to keep walking.  :) I have thick heels now. . . . hah. no they are still normal. But stronger. Their is a ton of dust here, and dust and grass are not on my team. . . I need to find allergy medicine. . . Or else i am going to go crazy, I am happy dad is not my companion because if he was he would probably kill me with how many time i sniff in a minute. Just be grateful. : )
My new Companion is Elder Jiminez!!! He has a pretty square face, and he is a little different. Kinda a goober, Ask David the def of goober. But yeah. He is really cool, really chill. And funny. There have been no problems and i dont think their will be. : ) we have weird things in common. . . ha? anyways. He speaks spanish fluently, and he has been practicing English since he was en la primaria. 2nd grade, He still doesnt speak perfectly, but I can understand him. He is always trying to be better with his english. He makes a lot of noises too. . . ha just with his mouth. He will get bored and just start making weird noises haha. But he is funny. He is good too. Kind of like uncle reedy, but not that good. He can be late sometimes to studies. . . and we are trying to be better at that. The whole culture is a little late to things : ) but were working on it.I am sending Melanie a letter today if you could let her know. Let her know i love her and i miss her. : ) 
Angela i am happy that their is more reading in Preach My Gospel. It is very Important. And i am happy your family is doing better with reading it. Ahhhhh i miss katie. . . I want to listen to her speak. . hah. I miss hazel too.  I love you guys.
Mom I hope your traveling is going well, and everything is going smoothly with the win. I miss you and I love you. I am doing well, and healthy, I havent received your box yet, but i am sure i will soon. no worries!!! We are teaching people here, and the people here in Juan Jose Rios are sooo much more nicer than the people in Escuinapa. I dont know why, but they are just much more open. I love the people here, but i also miss the people in Escuinapa. You grow to love everybody on your mission. There is lots of trees with fruit on them here, and i usually can jump up and grab one and eat it if i get hungry, Their are orange trees, and a fruit called torongja they are big and look like a oversized lime. They are veryy bitter sweet. . . .hah, I usually try to go for the oranges. also mandarins. Yummy. They also have very good meat here!!!! because its a ranch!!!!! They also use tortillas de harina aqui. these are my favorite. . . . sooo yummy. In Escuinapa they had pure maiz tortillas and here they have pure tortillas de harina. and harina is my favorite!! more doughy?? with dough. Here we have everything close to our apartment its a bonus, and we also have a sams club 30 minutes away. Were going there today to buy things :)
I love you mom
Dad, I cried when i heard about John Pontiuous, please give him my letter that i sent to you. I miss you dad, I love you. we live on batequis blv. on calle 5. All of juan jose rios is a grid pretty much with numbers and names. If you follow on google maps from the freeway in to juan jose rios we live on calle 5 on the right, (Right side) like 4 houses in. Their is a two story house and it is white with a black door. we live on top. Also the church is on calle 5 also. it is at the end on the left corner. Im going to try to take a picture on google maps and maybe i can attach it to this file. That way it will be easier to find. It has been getting darker here also!!! It gets dark a lot earlier and we are walking in the dark more. the other day their was a little scorpion next to my foot, and i didnt see it and my companion pointed it out to me, I was very greatful!!!! Natives. . . . . Pshhh . : ) but no it couldnt have done anything to me, it was a baby, but he said the babies are more poisones. I squished and we kept walking. There are investigators here, and since i have been here we have found more people to teach. Last night we tought a seƱora and her two daughters, and they want to be baptized.  We only gave one a date because the mom walked out of the room to go do something. . . . . . but we have a baptismal date for her. The spirit was really felt last night. Then after we were walking home in the dark, and a guy that was a little drunk offered us a ride. . . . .hah my companion said yes before i could say no, and so we got a ride back near our house. It was him and he had two little boys in the front of his truck and we were in the back, , , ,haha,. He wasnt too drunk. But i could smell it on his breath when he spoke. Hay muchas personas aqui que son borrachos. . . . . : /// there is a lot of people here that are drunks. .. but lots of really neat people also. I hope your golf is going well. I love you and mom!!! Hope golf is well, Hasnt snowed yet right?? Give the rest of the family my love. I love everyone I am well, and it is almost christmas!!!!!!!! Its weird living in a desert and having christmas posters up. . . haha. Love you mi familia. !!!!!!!!! Lots of love from Mexico, Oh one other thing!!!!!!!! The president changed the times when people leave, I dont know if this will change again before i come home, but he said that we either go home three weeks early, or stay for three weeks longer, depending on the school schedules. !!! Just so you know. We will just keep in touch when it comes time when i come home. about school and everything. Love everyone. mudu ; )
                                  Elder Fellingham

November 5, 2012

Okay this is going to be short. I traveled all day today. : ) yes i received my change. I went from Escuinapa, all the way up to Los Mochis. . . . Zaz, It was such long bus rides, I just barely arrived here in Los Mochis. I left at eight this morning. Drove from Escuinapa to Mazatlan, Then Mazatlan to Culiacan, Then Culiacan to Los Mochis. Then from Los Mochis we are in a little town outside of los Mochis called juan jose rios. Exhousting day of traveling!!!! Wow. . . . My New companion is native. He is Mexican. : ) I am excited, he speaks Pretty good english though. I hope he talks to me in spanish. . . . Elder Jimenez is his name. I am excited to be somewhere new, and get to know all the people here. We have about thirty people in our branch he said. I am sad i left Escuinapa. I know that someday the people their will find the church though . I love you my family. This message is going to be short. . . I dont know why. I might get to come write tomorrow though. I love you all sooo much. Thanks dad for those scriptures. I miss you guys and love you. If we cant write tomorrow just know that i am okay, i am fine. A little hungry havent eaten all day. I had breakfast though. But if i cant write tomorrow then i will write next Monday. Love everyone. Elder Fellingham