|time stamp records this as between conference sessions|
**from emailing back and forth
Aaron: hey mom
Mom: Hey!! How has your week been?
Aaron: Good! Conference was good, though I had to see it in Spanish.. I understand everything but it´s not the same haha.. I´m going to listen to it in English this Week I think throughout the mornings.. the stake pres said that last conferences the english group made a ton of noise and we´re sleeping and eating and so he said no this time.. #NegativeAffectsofOthers.. so we watched all of it in Spanish! We had leadership meeting, Did Hna Hayes send you the photos she took of us and me?
Mom: boo to #NegativeAffectsofOthers :(
|Wonderful surprise picture from a traveler at the Costa Rica Temple|
Glad you can listen to it again - there was so many good talks!!
When was leadership meeting? I haven't seen any pictures (I don't think - the only pictures I saw were from the mission home - looked like lunch or something - I thought it was new missionaries?) there was a surprise picture of you taken at the temple with about 4 other missionaries - some lady sent it to me - she said she had been visiting temples with her husband and saw you guys. It was fun to get that! I don't know the other Elders in the photo though
Aaron: Oh yeah haha. I talked to her when we went to the temple, she was temple chasing. the other elders are from my zone
|leadership training meeting Friday October 2 2015|
Mom: cool! When was leadership meeting? Friday? How did that go? I know you were nervous about that. Transfers are next week - do you think you might be transferring?
Aaron: Yeah it´s because I go in order on the messages lol, Kara was the last one I hadn´t read, then I read your message and then I realized i hadn´t sent you anything so i said hey so you'd know i was reading.
Yeah Friday.. it was good.. no problem. the packet only cost me 2 bucks to take out #Luck. I think so yeah.. but still working idk.. President said some things that would make me think so.. it was a sad meeting really lol.. We had the last testimonies of those who are going home and then pres said that he wanted us to go for the 1 and leave the 99 and help the missionaries who are disobedient or sad or unsuccessful.. that that´s what he wants to do in this mission, what the Lord wants, so he´s going to take some of us out to help missionaries in need have success and be happy and help new missionaries.. and he said we´d come back in a few months.. but then he said, some wont come back because they´re going home soon, and so Elder Parker and Elder Miller gave their last testimonies in leadership meeting, Parker goes home next change. So they won´t be back.. I think i´ll be leaving this change too but..., not thinking much about it. I love a lot of people here =)
Mom: haha - no worries - I wasn't upset - Kara just said - "why does he message me first?"
So - you got the box and it only cost you $2?! Woohoo!!
So - the watch made it to you?
There should have been 2 ties, the clippers, zone bars (2 packs), chex mix, funyuns, hmmm what else?
Aaron: YEH I GOT THE WATCH, my comp has the black tie and i have the blue one.. and i got the bars the chex mix, the funyuns we ate all of them, anddd the letter thingy
Mom: haha - I had thought to send you clippers but then brushed that off - but Dad was all - "you should send him clippers since he's cutting his own hair" haha so we picked these up - they aren't the greatest but will do for what you are doing.
You ate all the funyuns or you ate ALL of it already :p if it's all gone then Ima gunna call you FATTY :p
What letter thingy? I can't remember if I sent anything else in there to be honest.
I liked the blue one - I think that was the Michael Kors one? if so - that was a nice tie :D
REALLY glad the watch made it! - remember you had to make the wrist band smaller - by taking out the pin things - I put the instructions in there so hopefully they made it as well. I thought it looked like your old watch you went out with - IF you make it to the place that sells them - you can still buy a different one if you want - I just wasn't sure IF you'd make it there before you left the area.
Aaron: just the funyuns.. no ima save chexmix for Christmas.. I have a Ton of Junk idk what to do if i have changes lol.. shove EVERYTHING in the suitcases.. but i think it´s Wednesday changes not Monday. Yeah michael kors i have.
Mom: why the change on transfer dates? do you know why it would be Wednesday instead of Monday? You mean NEXT Wednesday right?
Just shove it in - but be sure you have clothes in 2 suitcases since you remember what happened to Toldeo :p
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WEEK :)
Oh - and if you have been on for an hour - do you need to work on your general email still?
Aaron: yeah. idk president does it differently, everyone goes to the office and the new companionship's get called together for an interview with pres, and he tells them what they´re going to do, where they´re going and like motivates them.
FEtch.. general email.. -.-
Mom: interesting! So - that could be really interesting then to have EVERYONE who is transferring going to the office at the same time - weird! Maybe not as many transfers? Didn't you say there was an AP leaving as well? So when will that change happen? And if they are losing ZL's - will they need to call new ZL's soon to fill spots plus the AP slot? Do you think you will go work with a disobedient missionary then? If that happens - STAY TRUE :) Don't let them drag you down with them - YOU stay where you are and lift them!! :)
WHEREVER you are sent to labor - you will do good - I know that is true :D REALLY proud of you Aaron and the work you are doing each week
Aaron: yeah AP leaves. the same time. YUP! I dunno hahah what´ll happen
HAHA i just downloaded like 30 talks by Elder Faust
Aaron: I just downloaded 47 talks by him lolol..
Mom: go after the 1 Aaron - plant your feet in the gospel through scripture study, prayer and obedience and go after the 1. You will be a blessing unto them!! Remember I always said that missions can make you or break you - you will either come home a strong member with a strong testimony or you will fall away - maybe this is what President Hayes is trying to work on - making sure that the missionaries obtain that strong testimony. Just like in the Best Two Years - when the elder finally
Aaron: Love you too mom, and tell dad I love him, have a good week!