I LOVED those photos of Mormon Prom! Cassie! You indeed looked b-e-a-U-tiful! You´ve grown up so well. haha. Emily too. Tell her to write me. I´m beginning to think she was serious when she said Mitchell was her favorite Poirier brother. And you got a job?! haha so random! is it that place by the park Halpateokee? Do you like it? Dad I´m sorry to hear about the skin cancer. I hope you´re okay and that the treatment won´t be too painful for too much longer. Mom, that Jeffery R. Holland quote was so great. and true. I´m glad you´ve all had a great week. Aleksi, I know you´ll be writing me an email in like 30 minutes. Poochah! I´ll have to wait until next week to hear from you. Is Mom in Utah? She said she was going Thursday --- as in this past thursday or the thursday coming? Enjoy your trip! Bring a Harry Potter book for the plane. and Mitchell, I have 5 months out and you have 5 months left! We both have to complete what the other just did. Crazy. You really are the best family.
So Elder Broadhead se fue. Puenta Arenas. We took a bus to Puerto Mont and then met up with all the other missionaries traveling (tons) and he took a bus to the airport and I awaited Elder Arse from Argentina....NOT! haha. Elder Broadhead did leave, and Elder Arse is my new companion but he´s not from Argentina! I don´t know why the zone leaders told us that, because he´s country blooded South Carolina! His dad´s chilean and mom is gringa. He´s the reverse of my life. Both his parents are converts and his dad lived in Chile until he was about 20 years old. We get along really well. It´s been really great getting to know him and see how he teaches. He´s trained twice - so I know I have a lot I can learn from him, and have already. I had a pretty awful experience this week though. We were eating at the Mamita´s (She´s the mom of the bishop) and so He´s usually there and eats with us sometimes. But anyway, Elder Arse was getting to know him and telling him how we´re here to work and all the missionary talk. And the Bishop was really pleased, but then started ragging on the "missionaries before" and how they never completed with anything that he asked and I just felt like he was stabbing me in the heart with Godric Gryffindor´s sword. Maybe even like he put the cruciatus curse on me! Yeah, it was pretty bad. I held it together, but I lost it when we got back to our apartment. It just felt like all the work I´ve done for the past three months meant nothing. I mean, obviously - I know it isn´t so, but it felt that way. and if anything, this experience has made me determined to work harder. There are things we weren´t doing, but I was being trained - I barely knew what it even meant to be a missionary. Oh well, you can´t please everyone. I know that since I´ve been here, I´ve given my all - and I know our Padre Celestial knows the same. And that´s the only thing that I need to be concerned about.
In better news, Roberto was confirmed yesterday. Hermano Alex, who confirmed him gave an incredible blessing. It´s official. He is the newest member here in Colon! and Yes mom, I told him dad´s name is Roberto and my middle name is Robert. Elder Arse and I are going to change Colon, and I can hardly wait.
THANK YOU so much for the package! So much candy! and the watch! Whoolololoololololo! and so many letters this week. Alexa. Kate. Mom. Dad. Shreeve´s. Reagan. Sister Gleason. and a letter to Mitchell from Cassie? haha. But I still appreciated it. I miss you all!
Mamita made Torta de ojas this week and Leche nevada ---DELICIOUS-- I think she´s been holding out with Elder Broadhead because in 3 months we´ve never had what she´s fed us in these few past days! hahaha.
I also saw a hummingbird yesterday and I thought it was really cool.
I miss you family! I´m working so hard and trying to be the best missionary, son, friend, companion, and Gryffindor that I can!
I love you forever.
"Books, cleverness, there are more important things: friendship. and bravery." -Hermione Granger.