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now let me tell you about my birthday

okay. I´m gonna slow down a bit and tell you guys about the real great experiences that i´ve had with elder parra and my birthday. birthday my birthday was on tuesday. We treated it like any other day really, except that on monday when i told elder parra it was my birthday he bought me half a cheesecake. man i love cheese cake.  and elder parra. it was a great birthday. In the night some members who sell hamburgers treated us to some fat juicy hamburgers, they didn´t even know that they were answering the prayers of the many people who prayed me a hamburger for my birthday.  elder parra I love elder parra. he is honestly one of the best missionaries in the mission. He is an amazing human being and everyone he sees falls in love with him. He is from bolivia, he describes bolivia and it sounds like the best country on earth. I would very much like to visit someday. He and his 6 siblings were raised by his single mom, they are all super sucessful and wonderful people very happy and man i …

Hey nerds here comes the email

man. I got some things to say to the people out there. and i´m just gonna get it all out. first of all let me tell yall about the p day that i´ve been having. It´s been a good pday i won´t lie. but also a lot more tiring. and busy. usualy i like my pdays tranquilos. but this is a pday that is unlike other p days. monday missionary madness Boom. 6:30. the alarm. me and elder parra (the greatest missionary i have ever met) shoot out of bed and start cleaning everything. we´re cleaning machines.  the floor? cleaned it.  the stove? cleaned it.  the bathroom? cleaned it. My companion? you better believe i whipped out my very own toothbrush and gave that bad boy a good cleaning.
And in the middle of all this cleaning. We heard a knock on the door. LOUD. BOOM BOOM BOOM... we freeze in place. nobody made even a sound... me and elder parra look at eachother.  wait just a minute... we don´t have a door. It wasn´t the door at all but the jingle jangle of the cell phone. We had an incoming messag…

real fast email

3 things. this week i´ve learned about how it is a great thing to be different.  I´ve learned how to organize myself better and think about things better as a missionary. and i´ve made a wonderful soup that my companion has lovingly named, "todd soup" he loves it and so do i.

Elder Grilliot

radical sabatical lunes

man let me sum up this week by just saying it was an adventure. I´ve seen a lot of miracles this week, from really prepared people just appearing out of thin air, to investigators receiving answers in the form of dream, and me and my companion working out our differences and becoming good friends. This week i learned about being more direct with people. sometimes it´s really necessary. We had companion (exchanges) this week with the zone leaders and i learned a lot from working with them. Elder Higgins is really direct. I think i can be way too passive with people when they are goofing up. Elder Higgins taught me how i can tell people things that they need to hear if i do it with love. I really love the agency of people. It is a very beautiful thing to help someone accomplish a goal that they want to accomplish. but it is a really ugly thing to push and force someone to do something that they don´t want to do. I´ve learned to really love helping people make decisions and then help them …

the big email that you have all been waiting for

this is the big email that you have all been waiting for. this week was a wild one. like on the scale of wild weeks it was really rather wild. my comp doesn´t speak english and i can tell that my english is getting a little rusty again. it just feels weird. That´s a good thing though, with elder meade we spoke a lot of english and it made my spanish a little rusty. Also being with a latino comp makes me realize that i still have a lot to improve in my spanish, being with a white comp makes me think that my spanish is better than it is haha, elder zamora does not speak very clearly, and he also speaks really quickly and uses a lot of slang, it´s a good reminder that i can´t slack off on my language study. interviews this week we had interviews with pres barret, i love that man. Our president is a very careful, calculated man, he thinks things through, and so the counsel that he gives is always gold. bro khariman man last night we took a bishopric member to a lesson with us and he is rea…

Man Alive Here Comes Another E-mail

okay, I’m short on time, like I was last time, hey I’ll be short in describing the miracles that I’ve seen in these weeks. Me and elder Zamora are rocking it in Senderos, this is my new area and it is struggling, they are going to turn it into a branch they told us, but we will do our best and I really want to love this area like I did with Centenaro, man Centenaro was the best. This week I really really felt the power of God. like for about a week I just felt the spirit super strong nearly all the time. My prayers were super meaningful. A cool experience, we are really struggling to find people to teach, and I prayed and I felt inspired that God had prepared someone for us to teach and that we would find him in a specific colony of our area, and that night we were over there and me and elder Zamora sat ourselves down to talk a bit because he wasn´t feeling that great, and this drunk guy comes up to us and he asks us to come over and talk to him when he is sober, we take his address and…