Monday, May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013

Hey There everyone!!!
     What’s up? Dang, I can’t believe school is already out. That year of school really went by way fast, that’s crazy!!! And you guys are going to Lake Powell this Tuesday, that’s awesome! That trip sounds like it will be so fun.  Ethan has had so much baseball…that’s really good for him because he loves it. So I heard that he batted left handed and got a hit, heck yeah! That’s pretty dang sweet! Ethan’s probably better than me at baseball now haha.
     So if I’m not mistaken I believe your Birthday is tomorrow mom, Right?? Wow that’s so awesome Happy Birthday mom! I love you so much, and am so grateful for everything that you have done and do for me!!! So how old are you now like 35 or something
ike that right haha??  Well it’s about time that you get released from the primary that job was always really stressful for you. But wow that’s crazy because you have so many years with the primary. That will be cool to get a new calling though.

     Elder Martinez and I are doing good. We have been working so hard in our area even though there isn’t much success. But it’s alright as long as we know that we are doing our part and doing all we can for the menos activos and investigators.  It’s sad though when they don’t show up to church on Sunday. But what do ya do? We pray for them and keep on visiting them hehe:) pressure baby pressure haha!
    So yeah Elder Griggs is in my area he is in realcampastre 1... You read his blog too haha that’s funny. I’ve known him since the first day in my mission he was a secretary.
     So we haven’t had money here forever and I really don’t know what we’ve bought?? It’s been horrible because we haven’t eaten breakfast or dinner in forever.  All I want is a drink of milk you know. Well hopefully our money comes tomorrow so we can live again haha.
    This last week we really tried to focus in on those families who we had faith would progress and go to church and we read the scriptures with them about everyday.  The family Torres and family Beltran and they both didn’t go to church, they even said they would...haha like always. I’ve just got to keep having faith and confidence. That’s the key, right:)
    We walk a lot out here in Realcampastre and the sun is pretty dang hot, it’s really important to drink a lot of water.  That’s probably something I definitely can improve in.  I’m going to drink more water.
     So interviews with the president are this week.  He comes here on Wednesdaythat should be a good time. Today we played dodge ball with all the missionaries.  I pegged a bunch of the Elders in the face haha… it was pretty dang fun!!!
     Well I hope everybody is doing really good and has a great vacation.  I love all of you soooo much. Happy Birthday again. I love you mom. And I’ll talk to you all next week. Even though it feels like one day haha. Alright take care adios. 

Love Elder Lawrence

 Hermano Somora

Family Hernandez...Hermana Reana y Hermano

Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

  So I’m doing pretty good!  Where to start? With the good or the bad news? Well you know with me and it’s always good news so I guess I will start with that haha. So this last week Elder Martinez went to Tampico because he is a District Leader. He went there for a meeting with all of the leaders. So all the Elders in the other areas came to my area for the divisions. It was Elder Peña and Elder Tsosie.  Elder Peña is from the Dominican Republic and Elder Tsosie is from Arizona straight off the Indian reservation. It was really great to get to spend the day with these Elders…they are awesome. Elder Peña actually speaks english too… really good English… so that was cool to be able to talk to him in english. The next day our companions got home really late, so Elder Reily and Elder Peña stayed the night at our house again. Elder Reily is the really huge guy from Nevada and he is 25 years old.  It was cool to have those guys over.
     I guess the bad new is that none of the menos activos showed up to church again, but that’s going to change this week all of them are going to show up! We gave a blessing the other night to a lady whose arm pretty much doesn’t work and it just hurts her.  I have faith that her arm will feel better and she will be able to use it. I know that she has faith too!  Her name is Hermana Flor Hernandez. So this week was pretty dang good:)
     I also got your package with the candy. I already ate it all haha thank you:) So something I was thinking about that you could send for my Birthday is a bag of jerky… that’s been sounding pretty good, oh and pork rinds or whatever those chip things are called.
     Well, I love you all so much!!! It’s really good to hear from you guys and it’s good to hear that Ethan’s taking after his big brother in baseball haha. Well, love you all:)  
    Elder Lawrence

 Divisions...Elder Pina and Elder Tsosie

Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

     It was soooo great to talk to all of you!!! Really fun!  I loved every minute of it!! you guys look like you are all doing so so good... I can’t believe that I only have two more times to be able to talk to you guys… that’s pretty crazy right?? I hope I answered all of your questions that you guys had. You all seemed really content and happy so I’m really glad about that. I hope that you had a really wonderful Mothers Day, and you got to relax and all that good stuff haha;)
   So I’m not leaving Valles!!!!!!!!!! yeahh!!! I’m here for another change with my companion... so I’m really excited about that.  I think it’s pretty awesome that I get to stay here again. We both have so much faith that in this change we will have so much success and a lot of less active members will go to church. We’re hoping to get 2 baptisms for the Lord this change also so that should be good.
     It’s been raining so hard these last couple of days, you wouldn’t believe it haha, it’s really nice;) Even though we are walking around soaking wet, it’s a nice change from all the heat here usually.
 Love you all so much:) Have a good week everyone and remember your prayers:)

Elder Lawrence

This is Elder Gregory

Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 12, 2013...Mother's Day

For Mother’s Day we got to Skype with Bryson and we enjoyed every single minute of it!  He is doing so great…better than we could have ever expected! It was so good to see his face and hear his voice.  His Spanish is really coming along and he even had a hard time thinking of some words in English. He really loves the work and the people they are teaching in Valles. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

Hello hello...
     Wow wow wow, time really is just flying by so fast, I really can’t believe another week has just come and gone like that.  I didn’t even know or realize that there was a holiday for Cinco de Mayo. I was just thinking everybody was partying because I had 8 months in the mission on that day hahha jk. 
      Yeah, that is a major bummer with the Hurricane Baseball program. I’m pretty glad that I don’t have to worry about that anymore. That’s so awesome that Ethan’s team is undefeated they are really tearing it up… that makes me happy!  Yeah those grades seem to always be a problem… you guys really stress a lot over that hahah but its all good:)
      So I’m really excited to be able to Skype with you this week!! So it will be on Saturday around 6pm… I hope that works out for you. I will need to find a cyber that has a camera and all that good stuff haha. My Skype name is   (Littlebdwg2) I have your Skype name so I will call you. But be ready at 6 to answer, I can’t wait!
      So for me and Elder Martinez, things are going really really good!! We get along so great, he is pretty much my brother! We really have a lot of fun and we work really good together. It’s a little disappointing when we are out in the hot sun all day working our butts off and than none of the people that were working with show up to church. But everyone has a time and maybe it just isn’t their time…who knows, only Dios verdad.
     We contacted a new reference that we got and so we now have a new investigator that we are going to start teaching so we’re excited about that. Want to hear a story? Ok ok…. So with this new investigator when we went and contacted her we took a really old sister or hermana with us because we have to have a member present with every investigator that we teach. We took a taxi because she can’t really walk that good, she has a cane and everything. But she has so much faith and a really strong testimony. So we had a lesson with this new investigator and when we were about to leave. I heard the loudest thing ever!!! Yeah... The hermana who we took… hermana Reana farted tooted poofed peddo…. Whatever you call it hahaha and no one said a word!!  Because the spirit was so strong;) but it was pretty funny.  
      So for P-day today we went to a place called Micos, I’ll send you some photos from there… it was fun.
      So at the end of this week is changes… wow I cant believe that!  It seems like I just barely got with my companion.  I hope I don’t get changed. I really love my area and my companion and all the people who we teach. I’ll send you guys pictures of everyone that we teach. I need to take pictures with them.
    Hmm that’s a good question I don’t know what I want for my birthday…I’ll have to think about that one.
     Yeah so we got are house changed… we moved and we’re all settled in now. I like it so much better. It’s a lot nicer and it’s actually pretty big. It’s all yellow and black… so it’s like a bee but it’s pretty cool.  My face is starting to turn black so I’m going to start putting on sunscreen. Dang the sun is strong here.
     Well, I love you guys so much, and am so thankful for everything that you have done for me and do for me love you all so much:) ADIOS
 Elder Lawrence

Elder Krambule