Monday, March 25, 2013
This past week was alright our baptism fell through. . . . the family went on vacation and never told us. . . they acted so interestd and they are members. . . we dont know what happened. I am thinking i will still be here for the next change. I hope i do. I have always been changed though every change that i have had in my mission. So who knows what will happen. changes are next week, so i only have one more week left with elder Castillo. I am used to all the hills now that are here, we ha a crazy day the other day, we walked a ton!!!!!! I am exhousted still and the night beore i did a really hard work out, . . . i feel like i shouldnt have now, , , haha, it didnt eel like it was har but i realized that i pushed myself a little bit tooo far after a couple of days. I think i was just sooo happy to be able to start working out again, because with my accident the therapist said i couldnt,,, but now that i feel better now i started again, and i did just a little bit too much. But im better now, my arms are worn out still,, but it will die down. Everything is well here,,, i am soo dissapointed that we wont have a baptism this change, but we will see if i stay here. I hope i do, Libertad is a good area, I heard it is one of the more heavier areas to work in,, like its hard.. Its one of the big ones in the whole mission. soo i am glad to have it,,, haha gotta enjoy it while i can, It is definitly my hardest so far in the mission, but i couldnt be enjoying it anymore. I know that the areas after this i they are smaller, they will just be that more easier to work in. . . But everything is going well, Im healthy, We have new investigators, one is named heidi! She is 19 years old and progressing really well. she has the book of mormon and read the first part that we gave her, so that was good. She actually follows up with our homework that we give her. She is studying english in the university, and she asked if i would help her a little bit, so the next time we go i said i would, and the next appointment with her is tomorrow. I really hope she progresses, she has been having family problems, her grandma is at the point where she cant take care of herself anymore so she is living with her family. But we promised her that the gospel will help her and her family. Another person is an inactive member, he has a year in the church and his family is catholic, he has been having family troubles also,,, he has a patience problem with his daughters... hah,,, but we are working on that with him, I feel like i am a therapist more than a missionary,,,, no, Just kidding, But i know that the gospel can fix anything and its really important that they do the things that are important. Other people that we have found is guadalupe, i havent met her yet, but my companion said she is really cool, and she has a date t be baptized already. They did that when we were on divisions. We have been meeting a lot of people lately that seem interested in the gospel. It is kind of hard when we have sooo many people to teach. This change me and my companion have had time issues,,,, i feel like we are always late to our next appointment with him. I always tell him in our lessons when we need to go an then he keeps talking for like another 30 minutes. . . . I dont know, That is our only truggle and i we could only be on time more often it woul fix everything. I dont have a problem with patience.... but i just like to be on time, because if we arent then it ruins our plans,,, But also at the same time if the person has a lot of questions we need to help them also,... When it comes down to this situation, if the subject is off topic then we have to tell the investigator that they need to write down their question and then when we come again you can ask us. . . Because as missionaries we have a routine, and our plans are set when we walk in the door, and o they are way off subject it is better for us if they just write it down and then we can answer there question the next time we come. So that is the problem with well.... its not a problem but elder castillo i dont know if he sees the importance of being on time, because he really likes to help the investigators learn, but alot of the time the question is off topic, and we are not focused on our lesson that we came prepared to give,,, So that has been difficult, He is almost done with his mission! he is a good missionary he has tought me a lot this change and kinda picked my back up after my accident, and im very grateul for him, I am grateful that the president put me in this area, because yes a needed to recover physically, but having missed a week where i wasnt in routine as a missionary,,,, that wasnt very good, so i feel like this change, where i was put and who i was put with wa definitly inspired... and i am grateul. I was picked up and put back on my feet. There is a difference in my work, since the day i started out again. Mom i hope you are well, I am so happy your win is building and building!!!!!!! Thats awesome, Im happy you live what you love to do, Be sure to get your sleep though!! thats important. Im doing well, yes i heard about missy s baby that is great tell her congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! i hope everyone travels safe to missys I am happy the snow is clrearing up and you dont feel as cold. . . ha I hope your trip to vegas was well, what else is going in your life other than the win mom, what have you been doing? how are the shows on tv : ) haha does the family still watch them, up date me on everyone, david and jackie, send me pictures of david and jackies new house, how is danny and amana and hazel, ? I love you I miss you. Dad Thanks for the info on all those questions i had that really helped, And yeah you can get a good view on google maps,,, ha You can go to street level, Sorry i should have told you!!!!!! +24° 46' 10.25", -107° 24' Constituyente Enrique Recio 2380more info Aquiles Serdán, 80190 Culiacan Rosales, SIN This is our address then this is our church Constituyente Enrique Recio 2786more info Aquiles Serdán, 80190 Culiacan Rosales, SIN Love you dad, thanks for everything.!!!!! Hope the golf is good, Love you family, Hope everyone is doing well. Read your scriptures,!!!!!!!
Posted by Joy at 7:47 AM
These are the new mission presidents, for those that get called to go to obregon and the new preidents o culiacan.!!!!!!!! Its cool, PRESIDENTE DE LA MISION MÉXICO-CD. OBREGON Mauricio Munive 45, y Emma de Munive 3 Hijos, Estaca Independencia Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana, el Hermano Munive sirve actualmente como consejero de Misión en la Misión Republica Dominicana Este, ha servido como miembro del Sumo consejo, Consejero de un Obispado, Presidente de Hombres Jóvenes de Barrio y Misionero en la Misión Tuxtla Gutiérrez México, Trabaja actualmente como Administrador Financiero de Área para la Iglesia, Nació en la Cd de México de Guillermo Munive Pérez y Sara Lara de Munive. La Hna. Munive sirve como presidenta de Sociedad de Socorro de Barrio, ha servido como presidenta y consejera de las Mujeres Jóvenes de Barrio, Presidenta de Primaria de Estaca, Maestra de Escuela Dominical y misionera de tiempo completo. Hija de Ángel Chico Fonseca y Emma Torres Vega.
Posted by Joy at 7:46 AM
Monday, March 18, 2013
This past week was good, better than the last one. Im doing better every day, my back doesnt hurt anymore. . . im fine, i still have like three therapies left and everything is great, Mom im sorry your singapore summit didnt have a lot of people, the women that liked it will tell all their friends and the next time you go there will be more people!!! I love you, i hope you travel safely to las vegas and back..!!!!!!!! Please tell missy im soooo happy for her and her new baby girl!!!!! I am very happy an even came out of all the odds : ) she has been waiting for a long time to have a girl and i cant wait to see her. : ) Dad im happy your out on the green again!!!! I am sorry you are sick though. thats a bummer, i hope your cough goes away. I love you and mom, Dad i have a lot of questions, why do the jehovas witnesses think that jesus christ was put on a post other than a cross. Also why do they have changes in their bible, If you could give me scriptures on how jesus christ is the son and our redeemer that are in the old testament that would be great, Its because the jehovas witnesses beleive that God is jehova??? right, I am a little confused with this, Whenever jehova is said in the old testament it is referred to as god? or Jesus christ??? Also if you could tell me a little bit more about Joseph smith and the mazons, Masons???? Masonry, And also if you could explain to me why their is a quorom of the seventy. ? Also i was wondering if you could send me something that i can print off, It is where i receive my authority!!!!! its like My line of authority. of the priesthood. This last week was pretty normal, i feel like i am getting back into routine again, i felt off for the first two weeks. . . . . but nw i am getting back into the missionary work again. I am a little bit worried about my spanish, i feel like i have lost a little bit.... but i am trying to talk as much as i can, i need to work on my grammar more, and i know it just takes practice. . . i need to wake up in the morning early to do it. We have a baptism coming up this next week, i am excited, Demetrio asked me if i would baptize him. . . . i was a little bit suprised because i have only tought him like two lessons. . . . hah my companion and the other missionary have been teaching them. We have found some new people to teach and nne are really ready for baptism. . . well i feel like everyone is ready for baptism it just depends on how we help them, We have been teaching the same people, we had two divisions this past week, one with our zone leaders and the other with achilles serdan. They had a baptism yesterday after church,a nd then after we had a missionaries fare well for a 19 year old named jesus, he is very cool, and ready to go . He is going to mexico city, and he didnt have enough money to go so lots of the members pitched in and gave him things, it was very cool. I gave him a pair of my shoes, he has the same shoe size, soooo i feel like i helped him, well mom and dad helped him, hah,, he was very grateful though, he will be serving in the city and the choes i bought are for the city, i am in the outskirts of the city and it is pure hills and dirt, my whole mission i have been in the dirt. . . . haha soooo i bought some boots. That was the only thing on the list mom that we did not buy. . . . haha. anyways he is grateful for the shoes. This letter might be a little short, but i dont have a lot to say. I am doing well, and i hope everyone else is doing well. Our president said we can type to whoever we want now!!!! I am now allowed to talk to melanie, I am so happy. and i can talk to friends. Melanie espero que todo esta bien, escribame !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; ) les amo mucho Love you guys, I will talk to you next week!!! only two more weeks and then we have changes again. its crazy, six weeks go by so fast.
Posted by Joy at 8:23 PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
hey, hmmmmmm,, well this past week was fast to me, also kind of slow at the same time. These past week wasnt the best,, and i feel like it could have gone better. Withh my companion that i have right now its really boring,, i dont know why but he is going to finish his mission in two months,, and Its not that he is slowing down, i just dont know how to explain it. It is just super boring with him. He speaks really fast and he doesnt speak loud either. So its been really hard to communicate with him. . . The truth is that its been hard for me here. . . It is not one of my favorites. . . anyways. I dont even have that much to say. Im doing good, kinda frustrated, my back is better, not 100 but better. il finish up therapy. . . it taks a lot of time during our day. we still make up for it though. but their has been days this past week that i just dont feel like im doing enough, and it really hurts me inside. i dont like the feeling. I have been working full days,..and im tired. sometimes i wish i had more energy, Our investigators are doing well, we are still having the baptism of demetrio, it all depends if we can get the lessons in his head though, so we have been seeing him a lot lately. We had divisions the other day, and we switched, i went over to Achilles Serdan the other day and spent the night their, Our district is Elder Castillo, me, Elder Hair, and Elder Hernandez. we had success when we did the divisions, every time we have divisions i see my spanish progress. Always the day after. I dont know how that works. . . . but it has been like that all through my mission. Every day after divisions i speak a ton during the day... more than i normally do. and most of my companions have told me. . .i dont know why, its weird. We had a lesson last night, and we started with a prayer, and during our lesson, people just kept walking through the door, when we finished there were twenty people that were there listening to us. It was really cool to me, also that we could actually pull it off and keep everyone on the same page. . . we did!, it was a little bit of a miracle. Their were like 10 little kids and 10 parents. The spirit was there with us, and we found an inactive family, and received two more baptismal dates because of this lesson. It was very good. and it strengthened my testimony about how people can feel the spirit. Mom I hope you had safe travels, and i am glad that everything was a success, i miss you, and I love you, I am doing better everyday, I feel like hard work pays things off, and that God has blessed me very much... Atleast i have been trying to do my best, and i know i can only try to do better every single day. I hope you are doing okay, i hope everything is going well with the win,, i always hop you are healthy and safe, especially when you travel, i told a women yours and dads age the other day, and she said that i was wrong and that i was talking about my uncle or aunt or something like that, or my grandparents, and then i said well, I am adopted, and she realized and said oh perdon! and I said ha its okay, and then i explained my story with her, and I have just been thinking about everything thhat i am grateful for, and I am very grateful for my loving parents. I really miss you two, and i miss being able to talk to both of you, and receive your input in the moment i need it. My parents and my brothers and sisters are really such a blessing in my life, and i dont know what i would ever do without (This) and the decisions of others to put me where i am today. I am also Gratful to my Heavenly Father that he had the most input in the decision, but i am really just so grateful and i want everyone to know that. I want everyone to know that i love them soo very much. i remember a quote that mom gave me and it says something like everyone is put here on earth with only on wing, and to get back to heaven we can only fly back by embracing each other. I love how the family unit is sooo important in Gods plan, and that we are all soo close to each other, The further the days go on in my mission, the more close I feel I get to my family because in the end thats all that really matters. I love everyone. Dad I am happy you get to start playing golf again, I love you, it is really hard here to get adresses. . . I never have my address memorized when i am here, : / All i know is that if you type in Libertad Culiacan in google maps thats our area, Our church is really close to our house also. so you can probably find the church. We have found a lot of new people since we have been here one thing as a missionary is that you cant be afraid to just go up and talk to someone you dont know. Just do it, and have faith that God will pierce there heart with his words. Also another thing is that if you smile you will always get a good conversation out of someone. It doesnt matter who it is, The only thing that has to happen is that the person who you are going to talk to needs to see your smile first. Anyways hope your Healthy Dad. Elise Hope you and your family is okay, Im good, dont worry bout me!!!!!! I miss you guys, and dont feel pressured that you always have to write me, nobody is obligated, its just what we do as family! : ) i love you. Heidi, I am happy you went and . . . . hmmm i didnt really understand, you went inside the temple, or you went and saw the movie of the temple??? Anyways whatever you and mel did, i hope it was fun : ) hah I hope your well heidi, and i hope everything is going fast with papers so you can be more a part of our family. Thank you for your packages, If you ever decide to serve another mission heidi i will be sure to send you lots of packages : ) We have a medical aide here in our mission and her name is hmna martinez!!!!! and shhe is serving her mission, she has a son thats on a mission and she is divorced, So she decided to serve a year and a half while her son is on his mission, hah!! she is really cool, and she takes really good care of the missionaries. She deals with all the medical stuff in the offices. but hey their are always options when life gets boring. whhich it never is, but Thank you for the pictures!! i love seeing how grown up and different everyone is. Katie has such long hair!!!!! and patrick still looks thhe same, haha maybe he is a little bigger, but thank you very much!!! Joy,,, wow thank you. Thank you thhat is very nice of you!!!!!! now if i get a companion that is boring and doesnt have music i can listen to good music. no ha all of my companions have been cool. But you did not have to do that, thank you, il keep it in good shape and then when i get back it can go to kenneth for when he will serve a mission. It really always is good to have music to uplift.... emotions. . . There are missionaries that have music and some that dont, and i have seen the difference in the missionaries that dont have music and the ones that do, there is a difference... i have felt it in myself also. . . its more uplifting getting ready for the day and then to go outside and preach the gospel, Thank you very much. Love Elder Fellingham Mel, MHm lo tengo mucho para decir : ) primero es que te amo, mucho, un amor que no puedo explicar, y segundo es que estoy un poco triste que no recibi nada de ti, : ( Pero lo se que la vida es lleno de cosas para hacer y no se que esta haciendo. Puede decirme en sus proximas cartas, : ) yo siento que no se,,, Cuando no recibo nada de tu no puedo pensar bien,,,,: / Lo se que los personas dicen la oposicion,,, pero conmigo es diferente, y cuando yo recibo palabras de ti yo puedo trabajar mejor. Tu es alguien que me impulsa!!!! mucho especialmente aqui,,.. Y mi amor no vamos a hablar. . . pues con que va a pasar no se como vamos a hablar con cada quien, quiero ser capaz de hablar con usted tanto como sea posible antes de salir, y lo se que esta occupada, pero yo quiero que tu puedes salir con bien mel. . . Yo quiero ser alguien que puedo ayudarle antes de su mision,. . lo tengo un poquito de supresa que no tienes mas preguntas para mi. : ) ughh no se... espero que estoy alguien que pueda poner su confianza en mi todavia. No quiero perder que teniamos antes, y cada vez cuando mis pensamientos son sobre ti yo puedo recordar los sentimientos que todavia tenemos. Todavia son muy fuertes y muy muy importantes amor. We are still who we used to be and i remember mel. I love you, Nunca pierde que tenemos como pareja, te amo muchisimo. Estoy estresado que casi va a salir usted y no tengo un lugar donde puedo enviar cartas a ti.... Todavia lo tengo mucho para decir, y cosas, escrituras para ayudar te. estoy pronto va a sentir cuán lejos estamos de la otra y no quiero sentir eso. Lo se que la obediencia es muy importante mel, y yo quiero obedecer los reglas de la mision, When you get to your mission outside of the mtc ask your president who you can toalk to please,, who you are allowed to write too. : ) y si no puedes escribirme, nosotros necesitamos averiguar quien va a escribir y la otra no va a escribir, Es mejor que nunca vamos a hablar, que pienses tu?? Tambien mel Por favor enviarme su address of your mission!!!!!!es muy importante, it will be mexico to spain and spain to mexico : ) and then utah to spain : ) : ) : ) hah vamos a escribir a traves el mundo. No puedo esperar love, :_ ) te amo mucho y espero que tienes tiempo a escribirme, Tambien para estudiar, voy a darle escrituras con temas. They are the same struggles that i go through everyday with invstigators and i hope that they will help you be prepared to answer sharply a los personas en españa : ) For though i am far away from you, my heart is with you, and i rejoice that you are living as you should and that your faith in christ is strong Collasions2:5 Love Elder Fellingham All of these are for El dia de reposo (Santificarlo) exodus16:22-30 exodus 31:12-17 Juan 6:53-56 jarom 1:5,8,9 Mosiah13:16-17 Moroni6:5-6 Leviticus 25:1-6 Isaias 58:13 Nehmieahs 10:31 These are for the people that always say they have to work on sunday. Jacob2:18-19 Mosiah 2:41 4 nefi 1: 12,23 1 nefi 17:3 3 nefi 13:31-33 Why are their so many churches 2 nefi 26:20-21 2nefi 28:3-6 4nefi 1:26-30 1 nefi 13:25-27 3 nefi 27:10-11 That should be enough for this week il give more next week, Scriptures are for everyone : ) but mostly mel :) Love you, love everyone-.
Posted by Joy at 11:38 AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
: ) SOrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy im late. . . . . I am okay. . Yesterday we just had a lot of things to do. I think it was partly because i still dont know where everything is in thi new area. . . I am in Libertad Culiacan. . . I am in the city. I feel like there is sooo much to say in this letter and i probably wont get it all out. but here i go, Anyways, My companions name is Elder Castillo, and he is pretty cool, He likes to draw like me, and we have some things in common, he only had two more changs though in his whole mission, sooo he will be finishing up in a little bit, He is from wahhaka? more south of mexico city. He is pretty cool though, we get a long. I feel like i have been a little lazy here my first week. . . . trying to get back in the habit of things. . . and to think i was only out for a week. . . it really kind of mssed me up. I can tell that my spanish is a little worse. . . well atleast i feel that way, i dont know if it really is like that, but i just feel . . . . behind : / and i am just trying to catch up. I have been going to this place for therapy. Its called medico tres rios. . and i just go there and it is in the center of Culiacan and they put little electrode things on my back and lave me for an hour, and thats it. Mel me recuerdo cuando usted tenido su accidente en su carro y necesitaba terapia,,,, Cada vez cuando me voy me recuerdo todos los dias cuando fuimos para ti. : ) y todo el tiempo cuando esta en el cuarto estoy pensando sobre tu. : ) hah te amo. Anyways. . . its going well, the guy that does my therapy is inactive, and all he does the whole time we are their is make fun of Johovas witnsses. . . . hah. . . but its getting old now. and i can feel like my back is getting stronger but today my back has been really uncomfortable. i dont know why. . . but i hope i can sleep good tonight. Last night i didnt sleep that well. .It is getting hotter every day and it is going to be super hot pretty soon. . . I thhink thats why i couldnt go to sleep last night. but im good... I have been taking cold showers every morning. The warm thing to our shower doesnt work. . . Sorry if my spellinhg is bad this keyboard is kinda crappy. . . . : / but everything is going well. . . everything is really different here in the city, the people ar really different, and they speak differently also. . . I was supposed to go back to los mochis that is where the president assigned me to be. . . but because of my accident and therapy i wasnt able to go back, i really miss it, and we were about to baptize a family there. . . ugh it can be frustrating sometimes, I am trying to be better at specific things in my mission and it is hard to not be frustrated sometimes. . . but i know that i need to always be a good example to th people, and not get frustrated with them. . The church here in Culiacan is very big, and our ward has about 150 members in it, we had fast and testimony meeting last sunday and there were 130 members their. It suprised me after the second counselor got done sharing his testimony and right after about twenty or so members got up and we up to the pulpit together. It was really cool to see. It shows how strong the ward is, ALmost everyone went up and shared their testimon, I watched almost 130 go up and share. . . it was such a sight to me to see. It was a testimony builder. Their are soooo many hills here in this area, and the boundaries of our area are really big. I get really tired of walking hah, but i am getting back into the working mode, and doing ting again. My legs are getting stronger, every step we take up a hill is like a lunge,. . its like san francisco hills but they are just pure dirt. Everything is well here, we have a baptismal date for a 12 year old named demetrio, his family is inactive but we have reactivated their family, and he is the only on that hasnt been baptized. His date is th 14 of march. It is so weird to think that it is march. . . . Time is Flying. . . . I miss everyone and i hope everyone is okay, Yuor all in my prayers individually, and i miss everyone. I was wondering mom in my next package that you send if you could send me a mini preach my gospel. They started making those, the big ones are really hard to carry everywhere, well their not hard they just take up a lot of space. thank you i love you. I hope you have a great trip to singapor? what city??? wow, i hope you have success and you travel safely. i love you mom. I am doing well, my back is healing and getting better. Dad hope school is going well. Miss you love you. You can look up libertad in Culiacan, I am on th street 14 I dont have a name yet. . . the names ar all pretty crazy here, We have a nice house i like it. Were on the second floor, and the inside is pure tile. Its nice we have a couple balcony doors, and we can go on the top of our house. its cool. We started contacting people in the street again. thats always fun... hah. The church is really organized here, and we dont need to worry about small things anymore in the ranches that we were in it was always a little bit disorganized- but here it is just everything is organized, and we have a bishop and everything. It is just very different to me. . . i have never been in an area like this, and i like being in the little ranchitos more. . . i dont like the big city. Every car that passes i always have to look behind me to see if it is going to hit me. I am healthy, eating well. i want to start xercising but i dont know if i should. . . I started exercising a lot in ruiz Cortinez and then accident and now i feel all fat again. . haha, all is well though. I love it when people send me pictures, NEW Pictures. . . . : ) .... por favor, not old ones, i need to see what i am missing in the family, Thank you Heidi for your pictures and the packag with rice krispis and trail mix, and laffy taffy they are all gone now. . . hahh,, i love the picturs though. i am happy i can show people what my family looks like, please send more, love you soon to be paperized sister into our family!!!!!!!!! : ) im excited for that. Anyways i love everyone sorry im a day late, Love you my family. Love Elder Fellingham MEl te amo, te extraño tambien, Hah i really like the picturs, my face looks weird though it looks all skinny and different,,, ha but you ar beautiful as always,! and i am sooo excited for you and your mission. i have a letter and i wrote it like three weeks ago. . . This next monday i am going to send you some things that you can start preparing to study. I have a lot to say. . . and i really like the pictures you sent me, i got your christmas picture with brittney and your family one, and others, i hope i get some more pics from you before you leave, i miss you, and i know that serving the lord is the best thing in the world we could be doing right now. I hope you can get everything ready to get out in th field and serve with everything in you, tu es un gran ejemplo a mi, su dedicacion y la manera que trabaja es sooo impressive a mi y lo se que va a bendicir muchos personas en su mision. Te amo y espero que recibe un carta en esos proximos semanas. me encanta la anillo, y me gusto la tema hmmm que es de mi, Siempre mi amor, nunca olvide cuan grande mi amor es para ti. Te amo y cuidase Love your Elder Fellingham
Posted by Joy at 11:39 AM