Monday, May 30, 2016

23 months!!!

Hey Hey Family!!!! 

Everything is going good this week!!! I am doing way good! Wow I also can't believe I hit my 23 month mark this Thursday! Pretty crazy stuff yo! I am glad you had an awesome birthday! Sounds like it was a ton of fun! My feet sure could use a pedicure too! hahaha oh and the cabin looks amazing!!!! Wow it is really coming along so that makes me happy! :)

So school is out! I feel like the school year went way fast! haha maybe its because I wasn't in school! That's awesome that Ethan is practicing tennis a lot! Me and him will have to go play around when I get home!

It really is crazy to me that Tyson is getting home this week! haha like we started our missions together and everything! He told me that today is his last day in the mission field so that is pretty crazy! I told him he has to wait till I am home so we can watch all the movies we missed together haha :) Take a photo with him for me!

Everything is going good here! Freezing as ever!  It's been really foggy here in the mornings, it's pretty intense. I remember I use to always want to live in like Seattle or something, but after all this cold rainy weather I think Southern Utah is where its at! haha :) But yeah the time is flying! Sometimes I start thinking about home and everything, but the best way to keep motivated is to honestly just keep working hard. Its helping me stay focused. :)

Today we are planning on making an asado! I am way excited because its been a while since we have had asado. it should be good! Next week we are going to Mendoza Centro for P-day to do some shopping and stuff... it will be way fun!!! :)

Well yeah it was a pretty solid week! I love the mission! I love you guys sooo much! I am glad you had a great B-day mom and Happy B-day again!!! :) I hope you guys have another great week! Thanks for all the support and love and prayers! Tell the family I say hi!

Love, Elder Lawrence

PS... Tell Addi I say sup! haha

PSS... Austin Butler told me his family is moving this month... is it true?!?

PSSS... I feel like there was one last thing I was going to say.... dang it haha... Love you guys! :)

PSSSS....I remembered it!!! Hey so not this next P-day but the P-day after that (13/June/2016)  will be my last time writing a big email home! Because that final P-day I wont be in my area anymore I will be in the offices and stuff and I don't think we will be doing cyber that day... so yeah tell like Kamrie and E that if they want to email me one last time it would have to be one of these next 2 weeks haha. ok that's all! Love you mom! :)

 We made panqueques last night because it's the end of the month and we are broke. They had no egg. Basically just flour and water hahahahaha :'D

Just having our weekly correlaciĆ³n meeting!

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

Hey Hey Family! 

Wow we are now into the less than one month mark! That's super crazy!!! Kinda scary, but super crazy! haha Almost time for the big hug! That's way exciting. :)

I am doing good! My health is doing good mom so yeah don't worry too much. :) Sometimes I get super nervous about coming home and I don't know why. Not really a sickness.  No they don't give us a shot for parasites when we go home but they give us pills. At least that's how it was when I was in the offices.

That's pretty crazy that school is all coming to an end!!! I am glad Kamrie and E ended with good grades! Senior year is the best so yeah Kamrie is in for a treat. Oh also E-dogs hair looks way long. It's awesome!!!

I am jealous you guys went to the temple! I am sooo excited to go with you guys when I get back! It feels like its been soooo long since I went! It will be like going through for the first time all over again!

Mom HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS SATURDAYYYYY!!!! The big 27! haha It sounds like you guys are going to have a way fun weekend!!! You guys better drive safe and stuff!!! and take lots of photos! haha I sound like you guys :)

That's way awesome we got a new Bishopric! I am kinda sad that it won't be Bishop Pearson when I get home! But that's way awesome, Willie Billings will do way good! and mom, I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy you got Sammi Iverson to sing for my homecoming talk! She has the singing talent of angels! So yeah thanks for asking her. :)

This week was pretty solid! Super cold as usual, but we actually did see the sun once this week and it was sooooo nice! I felt like it was the first time in a month that I had seen the sun. Our investigators are doing good too! Javier came to church again. I think this week I am going to kinda get mad at him but with the spirit and invite him to change his life and everything! We also had a ward mission activity planned for this last Saturday but we had to cancel it until this Wednesday because of rain. Me and my companion have to come dressed in our baptismal clothes. I am excited its going to be way awesome. :) There will be photos.

Oh also my camera is barely hanging in there! So sorry if I don't send tons of photos these next few weeks. The lens on the front of my camera is breaking and that's why you will see my finger sometimes in the photos!

Well yeah everything is going great here! I am way happy in this area and everything! Everything is great with me and Elder Quist as well. :) I hope you guys have a great week and I hope you have a great Birthday mom. :) I will get you a birthday present, but it will just be a month late. ;) I love you guys sooo much!!! :)

Love, Elder Lawrence

PS... Yeah I have seen my flight plans and yeah we do have a huge layover in Salt Lake... That would be way awesome if Grandpa Ligtermoet could take us out to lunch! I imagine it would be fine, we would just have to go back through security after in the airport, but I don't see why not! :)

 Last time seeing Elder Peterson in the mission! :( It was kinda sad but it was good to see him one last time! The hair-cutter guy accidentally made me look like Eminem. haha jk its just really short!

 This is what my camera does because its mega broken, but yeah this was me and Jear bear (Elder Cahoon) at the second capacitation meeting for the niƱos.

  I talked Elder Quist into buy Starbucks the other week. I'm the worst father. haha jk it was hot chocolate and its literally the only Starbucks I have ever seen in Arg.

  You cant really tell but this banana was tiny.

  That's a lot of agendas yo

umm... yeah.

Monday, May 16, 2016

T-minus 1 month (This Sunday hahaha)

Hey Hey family!!!! how are you guys doing??? I am doing pretty good! I am feeling a decent amount better! and yeah I am trying not to stress as much and I think that is helping! But you should get me like a coupon or something to go get a massage when I get home haha I think that would help. :)

I can't believe that school is out in 8 days!!! Wow the school year went soooo fast! That's pretty crazy stuff! I feel like school just started no joke haha! and yeah that is crazy that Kamrie will be a senior and Ethan a Freshman!!! Wow they are growing up way fast yo.

Glad to hear Bryson and Taylee are doing good too! I am way excited to hang out with them a bunch! and I will still keep thinking about the job! Biolife would be awesome especially if they could train me there!

Well everything is going good here!!! Oh mom I totally forgot to tell you this.... Elder Landt is an office Elder!!!!!!!! I was sooo flipping happy when he called me and told me!!! He is so excited too (I talked the offices up a bunch to him and he wanted to serve there way bad) so yeah he is the new Historiador! and he is serving in my old area of Godoy Cruz Centro!!! I am way excited for my hijo! He will be an awesome office Elder.

We had our 2nd capacitation meeting this past Thursday and that went way good. That was my third time going to that and it's always the same but it was good to see President and Hermana Goates! Me and my hijo went funeral themed (black ties and black suits) it was awesome. I forgot my camera in the pench but I have a couple photos that Elder Bingham sent me so I will forward them to you guys. :)

Yesterday we had lunch with the familia Cuello and Javier (our investigator) invited his dad to lunch and we ate Asado and got to really meet his dad good and afterwards we taught something from the scriptures and his dad was about to cry. He kept telling us how grateful he was to meet us and he wants to meet with us again. He is way solid, only problem is that he lives in Godoy Cruz. So we are going to pass the reference on to the Elders over there! Also we got a reference this past week to go visit a guy that's in jail here in Tunuyan! We have to get permiso from President Goates before we can go but yeah I will let you guys know how that goes. :)

Oh by the way I am not sure if I got any taller haha Sometimes I see Elders that I think I am about the same height as and I ask them how tall they are and they say 5'9 or 5'10 usually.

Well yeah that's about it for this week! We are going to be going to Mendoza again this Thursday because a seventy is coming to visit the mission! His name is Elder Texeira... something like that, he is from Brazil! So that will be pretty cool! I can't believe Tyson goes home in 2 weeks! I told him to not watch any movies without me hahah ;) Well I am working hard and I am trying to be obedient! I will try to not get trunky either! I love you guys sooooooooo much too! Be safe! Make good choices! :) ya saben la rutena

Love, Elder Lawrence

 Just some of us trainers!

Monday, May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016

Hey! Just going to write you guys real quick! Everything is going good!

Yeah I honestly just need to not stress as much about my health than I am doing right now! haha I honestly feel pretty healthy. I just freak out over little stuff...but I will be fine just keep praying :) Thanks for all the prayers by the way!

That's awesome that Taylee graduated! that's way cool! I really hope I do good on the math placement test for sure.

Well, it really was THE BEST skyping with you guys!  You guys are as funny as ever.  I honestly kinda like the idea of starting at Best Buy but I don't know what you guys are thinking. Biolife would be awesome to work at but I will have to do some classes first to get a job there!

Wow Kristine Cram and Logan?? That's intense! When is the wedding? and who is Rachel Nielson engaged to?

Well I love you guys a ton and it was the bomb skyping one last time with you. :) I hope you guys have a great week as usual!!! Take care fam :) Don't eat tacos from that one place for the next 6 weeks so everyone will want them when I get home haha :) 

Love, Elder Lawrence

 Just me and my hijo right after interviews with President. Matching tie unity!

 Tunuyan for life! :)

 On the way back from Manzano!

 Last photo with Elder Moita before he goes home!

 Selfie game weak haha

Last time seeing Willard until he comes to my homecoming talk! haha :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

22 Months!!!

Hey Hey fam!!!

It was a pretty good week here in Tunuyan! We actually had a ton of success this week! and I can't believe it's already Mayo!!! haha that's way crazy actually... Man the time really is going fast now which is kinda crazy!

Hey I am going to tell you right now that I am not going to have a lot of time to write today so I am sorry!! But hey we are skyping this Sunday so not too big of a deal. :) We are going up to Manzano to play in the snow and stuff so that should be super fun!!!

Man that is wayyyyy sad about Charlie Sefita :( I cant believe that he passed away.... that makes me way sad... I didn't know he even had heart problems. His family is in my prayers for sure!!!

It sounds like you guys had a pretty full week too! Glad to hear that you guys get to hang out a lot with Bryson and Taylee! I can't wait to hang with them when I get home!!! 

To answer your questions yes we do divisions but we call them entercambios which would translate to exchanges but yeah we have them this Tuesday with the zone leaders!!!

Ummm I don't know what time you guys want to do skype at? What time would be best for you guys... It will be sometime after church here and church is until 12:00. But yeah let me know what time you guys are thinking! :)

We had interviews this past week with President Goates and it went wayyy well!!! Man he gave me some way good advice for finishing out my mission!!! President is the best. :)

Well I am really sorry like I said this email is super short!!! But hey, I love you guys sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!! I hope you guys have a great week! I am trying to stay healthy!  You guys are the best.

Love, Elder Lawrence