Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Aug 11th 2014

Hey everybody!

So, another week, another dollar. Haha, well, a rather different week since we had lots of celebrating of the leaving of Elder Lindsay with lots of members and people. Nice to hear that everyone is having a good summer and that you are all still doing lots of activities and having a good time and getting fit with all that water sport. I do miss the lake, but Elder Lindsay is supposed to send photos of it next week to me haha. I hope Mom gets better from being sick (Get better Mom! I´m praying!). Seminary sounds really cool, Brother Wilde was a really good teacher of seminary so probably helped everyone know how to do it better. Thanks for all the prayers for Tony! I hope everything goes well on your guys end with all you are doing as well!

The big news, transfers. I am staying with Elder Nelson here in Azua for one more transfer! Yeah! A guy I know is going to be the other zone leader here, and the hermanas will be really different as two different ones are coming. So that will be fun!

So we had a sort of strange week. A few sicknesses went through, I didnt get any but other people did so our whole work this week was a little poor but overall effective. At least a lot of members got visited to dismiss Elder Lindsay. It was fun though! We did a cool district meeting where we had a message about eternal marriage (a great class for missionaries and young men!) which was funny and probably gave everyone a bunch of ¨trunky¨ feelings. We then had a practice done by two of the musically and theatrically inclined hermanas, and it was absolutely hilarious. I wish I could upload the video, but its too big. Anyway, they did a practice marriage proposal as Elder Lindsay and Brother Wingman. They like, shared some scriptures about marriage and it was kind of like a missionary lesson (but about as funny as lessons with crazy people). And then they sang ¨Love One Another¨ But it said ¨as I have loved you, marry me forever.¨ hahahahaha. Then the commitment was extended with promises of blessings and fidelity forever. And at the end bro wingman testified of his companions words of proposal, and they ended with a prayer. One of the funnier things I´ve seen. Someday you will all see the video. So thats funny you guys had YM talk about temple marriage. Its true, its the only way to obtain exaltation and we all agreed as a district that its pretty awesome stuff. I said of the few things we get to take with us into the next life, the biggest part is one´s wife and family. So hopefully I get married one day (maybe sooner than later.). Oh, funny comment Dad about sister missionaries haha. I´ll keep it in mind (but probably not really haha).

We got our fill of Elder Lindsay being dead jokes, and all his things about country music (he sang a bunch, we had like a personal concert of it) and hunting and stuff. We visited a bunch of people, but still arent finding many new ones yet. Tony is still progressing really well, and now I get to see him baptized with Elder Nelson! I hope we can get there by the end of this month or start of next, he is ready, just not finished yet with the lessons and a couple more things. I´m going to miss Lindsay and his tallness and cowboyness, but it will be fun here. Also those two hermanas who are leaving were super cool, so hopefully the next ones are cool too. We at least still have familia calderon to chill with here and still clean their dishes and talk with them and enjoy fresh produce and get references.

So I got beat by my ¨mission tia (aunt)¨ She like, hit me with kitchen utensils. We were helping her cook, and I said something about her being really mean, so she was. We got a ride in an awesome car too! And have been eating slightly more dominican lately (the oil and salt is too much here no wonder they all have diabetes). The hermanas finally had a normal baptism that went without any hitches. We did an awesome karaoke activity for activity night here. It was sick. They like, danced and sang and we sang a bit too haha. Not very well though. Spanish music is cool but super high. It was pretty goofy. Mostly we are just goofy. Its weird to change and everything but change is the law of life and we are willing to live it. Hopefully we will comply well with revelation and make the best of God´s blessings!

Anyway, looks like a bright new future here in Azua!

Con amor,

Elder Sullivan

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