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Sorry I wasn't able to write in last night but, I had a companionship inventory with Elder Spencer that lasted for just about all of the free time that I had last night, but anyhow - it looks like we are heading off to Mission Conference now because Elder Spencer is getting up, so I suppose that I will return after the conference and Sacrament Meeting... Right after... Goodbye
Hola! Well, I only have a few minutes but I wanted to say howdy and I wanted to let you know that I went to my mission's culture night... It was a meeting where they teach the missionaries how to interact with the people of their prospective mission fields, and they also give advice on interaction with the people and some key words to that area. Anyhow it was really interesting to hear about the missionary stories from that area of the world... And the good news is that I have the best of both worlds, the spanish culture, and the health and living arrangements of the United States. Oh well though, I suppose that is about enough of that!
It may sound silly, but I just don't know what to say. So very much has happened the last few days... and now I feel completely lost, I know that it sounds silly but I feel completely lost... Not... Anyhow, let's see, where to begin? Elder Warner and I got called to President R~ office yesterday, and though I am not at liberty to say for what reason, we stayed there for a short while and then returned to class. Which brings me to the regrettable part of the day. When we got back to class we led them to believe that we had gotten into trouble and we told them that we were going to get called back to his office when he decided what to do with us. Then, at lunch time, Elder Warner and I pretended that we had gotten paged to the office and waited to go to lunch for a few minutes, then, when we got through the line and into the cafeteria, I made myself cry, like I do so nicely, and then proceded to walk over to my district's table. Once I got to the table I told them that I was being sent home in two hours, and that Elder Warren was being sent home the next day. I held out for a long time but, when one of the sisters in our district looked up at me and with a tear in her eye said "tell me it's not true, tell me it's a joke" I had to comply... I am a missionary after all... They were so mad at me... But when we asked for forgiveness, they did forgive us... and now we all laugh about it. Ha!
I don't quite know how or where to start today. Actually, I am somewhat in shock and my eyes are pretty watery right now, you see, just a few minutes ago Sister L~ and Sister F~ came into the classroom and with tears in their eyes warned us about what was going to be happening in a few minutes. But before I tell you the news, please let me give you the background of the situation.
Life is so depressing sometimes. Arrgh, I feel trapped her in this MTC. My companion won't even share his feelings with me - and I can tell that something is bothering him. Even after I sat there and cried for 45 minutes and then told him my concerns and feelings about not being talked to for a month, he still won't share his feelings with me. I am so frustrated. This really isn't fair of him to be doing this to me. It's just not fair, and don't you even think to tell me that life isn't fair - because I don't want to hear it! I don't! I shouldn't have to put up with a companion that is so hard on himself that when he forgets how to say a word in spanish, or can't decide which verb tense to use, he goes into seclusion, and then doesn't speak for hours. And then he tells me that I am just going to have to deal with it. ARRRGH! I have gone through an entire month of this and it is driving me loco. Chowsita! Jake
Well, I just needed to write in our journal or rather - my journal, of which you are reading, for the only purpose of writing in it. That is the companionship goal Elder S~ and I made for this week. Even if he won't do it, I will. At least I will try. Anyhow, tomorrow is Preparation Day, so I will fill you in on the last three days tomorrow! Buen Noche. Jake
Yet another Preparation Day has come and gone. But for today, I just wanted to share a quick experience with you. (hopefully I will have time!) While in class today two reporters from the New Jersey Star-Ledger newspaper came into our class to observe... they took tons of pictures and notes, how embarrasing! Now, I say embarrasing because most of the pictures were of me and Elder N~. And that was because we had to give and example of a "Find Out" lesson for the reporters. Oh well, I won't let my fame get to me, at least not yet, but I just might, if I see a newspaper that has that article in it in two years and discover that I am in it, after the editing, of course I did tell my parents (or will) and everyone else so that they can write in and get copies... Ooops, once again, I am out of space - manana amigo, Jake
Once again, I jsut wanted to say hello and to let you know what was up... Nothing! So there! I'll get back again later, Jake
Greetings Earther - I just thought that I should stop in and let you know about my frustration with my latest project. So here we go -
Yes, I know that I am writing in gold ink... suits me well don't you think? But alas, moving on, I just wanted to say hello and that it finally hit me this evening that I would be leaving the MTC in less than a week and that I was really going to miss my district! But I will have to write more later on that subject, maybe on Sunday, so have a great day, and I will get back soon, I promise (There, now I have gone and done it!) Love, Jake