Hey Mom and Family, April 28, 2010
This week was great! Or at least it was better. I am getting this whole language thing down pretty fast. Or at least faster than most people that are new. I have truly been blessed. Blessed so much. I am just so excited to be here doing this work.
Well we might have a baptism this week. If not this week the next. That is a pretty cool thing to think about. I cannot wait till i am fluent. I know that when i can truly understand the people and plan solely to help them i will be able to convert much more people. I have to be patient though this whole missionary work thing is pretty difficult. Especially with the language. Life is good though. I am improving, growing, and perfecting myself in every way. It truly is an amazing thing to go on a mission. You get to learn all sorts of lessons.
What did we do this week… We taught some people, walked a ton. I tried this amazing pastry thing called a Sonho and let me just say that it is truly amazing. It is like a giant cream puff and it is cheap too. I really like the food here. Lots of beans and rice and meat. i miss regular food quite a bit but the pain is bearable. I especially miss candy. It is pretty expensive here. i am able to make it by on cookies though. They have amazing cookies that are amazing cheap also so life is good.
Tell dad that we have tarantulas in our house they just walk around and chill out in our cleaning area it is kinda cool. i want to squish one but i restrain myself because pointless destruction of anything is useless.
I actually didn´t teach an English class last week. That was kinda of a relief i actually went on splits with my Zone leader. That was cool i love my leaders they are pretty awesome here. They like me too and are always complimenting me on my language. Makes me feel good on the inside. This week i went on splits with my Zone Leader Elder Ashe, Elder Lopez his companion, and Elder Mangleson a missionary that is in our zone. They are all great missionaries and i learned something from each one. The friends you make on your mission are pretty cool. I can´t wait until i get to meet more missionaries and befriend them.
I think i am going to buy a watch( i broke my last one). I don´t need to take out money though. I haven´t need to take out money thus far either. All is good here in Botucatu. or as we call it Siãocatu( Zion catu).
Ok I got to go. So my dearly beloved members of my family i bid thee farewell for another week. I love you all so much and i wish you could be here experiencing this with me. It has to be this way though. Make sure you are reading the scriptures and doing family home evening always i cannot even say how much this will bless your lives.
Have Preston and Colton and Eric SEND ME EMAILS I want to hear from them very badly. I don´t care about what just something.
Tell my friends that i cannot send emails to them (Bryce, Randy, David) i can only write letters, i have a letter coming for them in a little while. I can receive emails from anybody I just can’t write emails back, just written letters, except for immediate family. If you you could do this that would be awesome. They emailed me and I feel bad not responding.
Ok thats all for now. I love you all and i am happy that life is good in Oroville, cats are happy, Preston is killing in track and that Kloey is a soccer star. Have fun with Aunt Erin, Shanna, and Taurie. Send my love.
Your Son, Elder Iverson