Howdy everyone! well this week was a pretty fun and amazing week! we started of on Saturday driving 2 hours out to villa Vasquez with the zone to help two missionaries paint a house for some new members. one of the missionaries is in my group, Elder Shawhan, so it was fun to spend time with him and be in his zone. we left at about 6 in the morning and got home at 4 in the afternoon. it took along time but it was well worth it and we all had so much fun! ill put up some pics if i have time. when we got back me and Elder Leonardo went to fill up the baptismal font on we also had a baptism here just like you guys did with Camille, it was a kid of 12 years and his name is Jose, he is really cool and is so pumped to grow up and serve a mission. also he wants to do baptisms for the dead for his dad who died. so it will be awesome to keep teaching him the new lessons.
Monday we had our zone meeting with the assistants, and Elder Marte, from mi group came to give it. he did really good. He talked about how an escalator, those electric stairs in the mall well the ones that go down, are like the gospel of Jesus Christ. we can run up it and get to the top, but it takes work! or we can not try at all and not study and we will slowly decline and our testimonies will weaken. So we always need to study the gospel and go forward, then i went to Montecristi for an intercambio and it was really good! i was with a new missionary who just got here from Virginia, and he does not know lots of Spanish, so i did most of the talking. but i learned alot from him he is really humble.
Yesterday we went to get the mail and my packages came! so I'm really excited about Christmas coming and also to talk to you guys. I need you to tell me your plans for Christmas and what time you will be up so i can tell you next week when i will be calling OK?? thanks, i better be talking to the family, Jakelle i don't want none of this 10 feet away from the phone thing ok?? haha jk. maybe you can get JJ to bark for me. haha, i miss him. So how is life?? all very cold? i called it that Mesa was going to get spanked! Hamilton has won how many times in the last 5 years?? ok so ya i heard something about this kid on Mesas basketball team! whats going on?? that's so tight! that would be cool if they go undefeated and state champs!
So I'm really bummed that i missed Clayton's and Camille's baptism. but hey its because of my example they are members right, so i did something and Clayton wants me to enter the temple with him for the first time when i get home, so that will be really cool! ya i miss Mrs. Eslers cooking of Mexican food. were totally going over when i get home, like the day after i get home for some green sauce chicken enchiladas and rice! yummmmmmy(think of Jim Carey in ace ventura saying that).
Well i love you guys so much! have a great week and think about when you want me to call next week. love you all! oh and i have a zone conference Friday and its Christmas themed. woo hoo!
love Elder Westergard