Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pictures May 27, 2013

pics my district, without elder faamousili : /

May 27, 2013

This past week was good. We did a lot of divisions!!!!!!! i was hardly in my own area, ha i think with this change it is something that we will be doing a lot!!! when we do divisions we spend the day and night with another area. But we both switch, It was pretty fun! im a little tired though from walking in different areas. ha that im not used too. but it was very good. Also we had a very spiritual experience with our zone, there is a pair of missionaries that are both white, gringos and one of them is brand new in the mission, and the other one is of the same generation as me. The new missionary has been really sick lately, and The one with the same generation as me is opening the area by himself... I feel bad for them, but our whole zone went their for one day and we just contacted people for an hour straight. We did a survey thing and we received soooo many references, almost 150. it was super good, and super fun. Our zone is all really close also. We all know each other. We did divisions with the zone leaders also and i was with Elder Faamusili. in their area they have an island that they go too, and we went to the island when i was their!!!!! it was super cool. They have people that they teach on the island. We took a little boat over their. It reminded me of the movie the other side of heaven,,, hah, It was super cool though. Super fun!!! We also had a baptism this past saturday, his name is Josias!!! he was baptized by my companion saturday and i confirmed him sunday, It all went well,, But we need to work with the members... because hardly no one showed up at his baptism........ Their were few but it was sooo nice, and the spirit was felt. !!! I hope everyone is doing well, I am happy that you are back safely mom, i am glad that lots of your meetings were a success, and you met new people, !!! also with this new book you are writing how awesome!!!!! I am happy with what you are getting out of it, You definitly deserve a new car, please make a wise decision with this car so it will last you a very very long time : ) i hope you still like the ones that we were looking at together! i like those ones. Dad i am glad that you get to be with mom now ha you guys were away for quite some time!!!! i know that fathers day is coming up and your birthday i am putting a letter in the mail for you so i hope you get it. They have a very good mail service here in mazatlan so you should get it, I will try to send more letters this change!!!!!!!! I love everyone, My nephews and my nieces have been on my mind, i hope everyone is well with school, and activities, soccer, preach my gospel lessons. Summer is going to start soon right??? i dont know. but give everyone my love.!!!!!!! Mom and dad, what are your plans for a mission? just i have been wondering that : ) i dont know why, but yeah just a wild question. I love everyone, and im well,,, i have been sick this past week.... i have had something wrong with my throat... i think i have an infection,,, : / it hasnt left since last monday, but il be fine, im going to buy medicine right after i write this letter. It has been a little difficult to find new people to teach in this area, it seems like the people before had the same problem,, but were trying to fix that, anyways.. Love everyone, Les amo mucho!!!!!!! adios hasta pronto.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pictures May 20, 2013

Me, my companion from libertad(elder Castillo) and my compa ahora Elder Ruiz

May 20, 2013

Okay so this past week has been good!!! We are progressing! we are going to have a baptism this saturday! His name is JosiasIm excited for that because we have invited a lot of people to come and watch that are investigators! It is always good for them to see how we do baptisms, and its a good oppurtunity for them to feel the spirit and the spirit will tell them if its true or not. Mazatlan is sooooo beeautiful!!! We went out today and took a lot of buses around and its my favorite place so far. It is right next to the beaqch and the city is sooo pretty! We went to sams club today.... hah and everything was really good. We got up at six this morning and played soccer with our whole zone, I was really suprised with how well i did, and how much energy i had. I have been working out a lot and i wanted to keep playing after mostly everyone stopped. Me and some of the other elders kept playing. my companion and elder Fa´amousilii!!!! Hah he is samoan, he is so cool. Me and him are really good friends. But thats what we did this morning. And afer i washed all my clothes by hand : ) we dont have a washer : ) its my third area where we havent had one, so its not a big suprise. I can do it pretty fast by now. We had a good day with hanging out with all the elders. We have a really cool Zone, They are all people that i already know except for my companion and another one. buts its really nice how we can all get a long and not need to try and make friends.. : ) because we alreay all are. All the people here in Mazatlan are really chill and laid back!!! You can tell that there is a lot of marijuana,, hah i smell it alot wheen i walk past certain areas. Okay.... I thought Libertad was a big area, This area is like three times bigger, we have to take camion bus to other parts that we have... they are too far to walk. We have lots of people that live far a wey also so we have to plan carefully. But the people here are very nice, and the bishop is new, he has about three weeks as bishop, but he is very nice and seems like he knows what he is doing. I hope all the family is well. Thanks angela for your message!!! Thats cool that you are putting a new room!!! cant wait to see it. And yeah its time for kate to get a room!: ) sheesh,,, ; ) haha no but its better that she can grow into it at a young age then she wont have problems when she is a little bit older, I remember when mom and dad made me sleep in my room alone,,, and i was like 11 : / dont tell anyone, hah shhhhh. No but thats cool, Also elise glad your family is doing well, Everyone is always in my prayers. Mom i am glad that all your meetings are going so well!!!!!! ahhh dont say that date haha, 3 months before i finish my mission : ) i dont want that in my mind!!!!!!! : ) i cant even picture myself there... It is soo weird, But i am happy you are having safe travels, i wish you luck with your speeches. I love you mom, Dad i love you too, estas jugando machine de golf!!!!!! You are playing a lot of golf : ) that is awesome, did dennis invite you or did you have meetings in california??? I hope your root canal goes well,,,, I think i might need a few of those when i get home : / ....... not root canals, but probably cavaties.... ehhhh sometimes my teeth hurt, but i kinda just wait it out... tampoc i dont ant to go to a dentist here, i dont trust them. : ) but i try to stay away from the soda,,,, mexico is numero uno in the world for diabetes.... My new companion is Elder Ruiz, he is from tijuana!! he is really laid back. he is cool. Yeah were not going their. But sounds like Melanie is doing well. : ) already has another boyfriend. haha no jk : ) but im so happy your having a good time! ha your pictures are so awesome, Im glad you get along with all of your compas, they all seem and look nice, like nice people. Oh i talked to jameson Funk!!!!! He is doing well, he has six days in the mtc in peru, i have given him advice, he told me he has had some struggles, but just keep him in your prayers. I love you mi familia!!!! Tengan un buen semana.

Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

Today we had changes!!!!!! I am in Mazatlan right now, it is the 2nd biggest city in my mission i beleive i am not so sure. But i already like it a lot. I dont really like the cities in the first place, but i like Mazatlan, It is a tourist place, it smells like seafood all over, and it seems fun, I got off the bus into Mazatlan and i forgot how much more humid it is here than up North. But it isnt that bad, We are really close to the ocean and i like it, Our house is a nice house, and i put up all my things just barely, I am glad i got a change. I have only had two areas where i have stayed for two changes. I like moving around and i prefer moving than staying. . .  I love seeing all the places in mexico. Well sinaloa... : ) My companion is really friendly, it already seems like we have a lot in common, The things that we need to do is buy, clean clothes and write at the place that has computers and buy water, and all these places are like within 100 ft of the house, it is pretty awesome, I will be getting to do a lot more things like write in my journal more, and read and study in my scriptures more, so i am happy about that. We have a terf field of soccer right next to the house it is really nice,! we are going to play soccer a lot my companion told me haha,,, and i need it, it will help me out physically, the more health the better. I am soooo happy i got to talk with everyone yesterday, i was worried i wasnt going to be able to talk with mom, but i am happy i got to and she could communicate with me from australia, hah it was weird because my Comapnion Elder Morrise skyped with his mom from Korea!!!! and i talked with my mom from Australia. It was very interesting how it all worked out. But i am glad everyone is doing okay . I dont know why we only got an hour to talk though, They gave us two hours on christmas, but i dont know. I am just happy i got to talk with everyone. I miss all of you, I left a lot of progressing investigators in libertad,,,, but i know that they will be taken care of by the next missionaries,,,  i really got used to that ward, il miss everyone... It seems like it just gets harder and harder to leave the people that you get so used to,,, my mission is just flying by... I cant beleive it, i have 11 months today. Someone told me today that 12 months is just the peek where the rollercoaster just starts going down from their.... Ahhhh i dont want it to go by any faster,,, haha I really am enjoying and loving my mission, I am happy i get to start fresh though again with other new people for me to get to know. I am excited to get to know them and help them.

Well i hope you travel safe mom, !!!! keep your feet up, :) dad thats really cool that your going to brazil, maybe mom can plan to go down with you, she can plan a global womens summit the same time as you and you can both go down there together and have a little vacation!! : ) that would be nice. you could go surf in brazil : ) ha or scuba dive. I love you guys. Im glad i got to hear your voices yesterday. It wasnt as weird as the last time, Atleast it didnt feel that way. on christmas, my words were still a little messed up but not as much.

Anyways i love everyone!!!!!!! Hope all is well, tell alex after this change that i will be an expert in soccer. . .  haha no,  and im gona come home and woop all your butts,  : ) in futbol!!!!!  Darrol and steve i think its a really good idea if you give Greg Hill my email and i will start sending him real situations where the future missionaries can start practicing!!! and role playing with each other in the class. It is really important that they know how real the mission is, its the exact same thing they do in the mtc, they do a lot of role playing. !!!!!!! acting like they are investigators and missionaries. and door approaches.

Love everyone, take care este semana. Love Elder Fellingham

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 6, 2013

this past week was good, We have just been teaching more and people have come closer to the gospel, We went on divisions we the zone leaders and that was pretty good. We have found new people to teach the family sanchez. Edwyn and his wife alma and there little new baby bridgette. They are very awesome, they are just not married, they asked us if we can be there witnesses and we said yes, They said they are going to talk about it more, and tell us when, We have tought them the first lesson, and they have been keeping up with all of our promises, of reading and praying, we are going to see them tomorrow, They went to the class of matrimony, they really want to start their family and do it right, They are very awesome and progressing very fast, Also their is another couple that is in the same situation, We went early sunday morning to invite them to church and we didnt think they were going to come, but they did!!!! it was good also, He is a member but his wife isnt and she has never really had another church in her life besides ours, so we need to do everytrhing perfect with her : ) But this is where me and my companion are, i am healthy and happy. I feel like me and my companion have come a long way talking and helping each other, so thats good, he is learning still and so am i.We will have changes this next monday so i presume that i will get a new companion, Elder Holland is coming in 12 days, so we are still preparing the choir for him, He will be speaking on how we are going to be splitting the missions. We will find out in june what mission we will be placed in, Everything is great, i have been praying and fasting for a few things. I hope that everyone is well. I love all the family i hope you are all well, Im glad melanie got to her mission safely, sounds like she loves it so far. : ) i am very happy for her, I addume mom is traveling or something, but i love you mom, hope you are doing well, dad told me about the win and what you are doing, i am happy things are progressing. I love you and dad, Thank you dad for starting to include us both, i like it that way, hah, It is easier for everyone to know what is going on. Anyways, my message is not going to be that long today, but i am well, And i hope for everyone else to be the same, Love you guys,!! Your all in my prayers.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pictures May 6, 2013

This is Elder Morrise and me, we have a member that has parrots, parakeets, and it pooped on me... : / : )

In mexico they have dia del niƱo. Day of children?? And we had a activity for the children. we got a few references out of it, It was for the whole mission . Pleyed games, and ate and had music.

This is a statue of jesus. Its from the catholic church, but its pretty cool. It is by our house kind of. . . : )