Favorite Scripture

Alma 36:21-22
21 Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy.

22 Yea, methought I saw, even as our father Lehi saw, God sitting upon His throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels, in the attitude of singing and praising their God; yea, and my soul did long to be there.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Here it is, the letter from July 27th.  Just one of the best parts of my week each week.

So I officially hate this computer. The stupid thing wouldn't take my LDS mail account user name. Then, I found out that it isn't my LDS account user name it wanted. It wanted my gmail account user name & STUPID COMPUTER LIED TO ME! AND I LOST FIVE PRECIOUS MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AG!

Entou, tempo por real new. I am now speaking Portuglish. Portuguese, not quite, but really slow portuglish, yes. It started coming easier once I figured out that this mission is not for me, it's for the Lord and the people I will be teaching.

AH! After I got over the shocks of:
1-moving (never have in recent memory)
2-being with someone 25/7 and everyone expecting you to be best friends (wasn't hard, but I did have to get used to the idea)
3-That even though it is all you can eat at every meal, you shouldn't do it at every meal, especially Sunday ice cream bar.

I hope you got my letter. I kind of sent a list of things I'd like. Send me a DearElder this week telling me what you think. It's not that I MUST HAVE THEM, but I would really like to have what's on the list. Hopefully you have it so you know what I'm talking about.

One thing in the letter though I want to post here. I told you my favorite scripture (for my plaque) one verse off. I said Alma 36:20-21. But it really was 21-22. I wanted to include the part about Alma seeing the concourses of angels and desiring to be there. If you already posted it, that's fine, if not, please change it.

All right, on to other things.

BEN! I love you bud! I love the little notes you've given me! I'm missing your smiling face. Give Mom a kiss right now for me!

Josh, Josh, Josh. I know you only tell me the Dark Knight sucked because you don't want me to get trunky. Don't worry. I won't get trunky over a movie. I am here and I won't miss those things. HAH! Take that Satan! I falcon punched him in the face! Hm. ps. how's the girl hunt?

Nate! I miss you so much. I think I have talked about you the most to my comp. I've told him how people think we're twins (you being older), and how you are my very best bud. Whoever gets you as a comp is a lucky fellow. How are your 6:30 am runs? How's mission prep? Tell the Cooks I said hi and THANK YOU SO MUCH for all they taught me.

Stupid timer is so distracting. 9 minutes left. 8 minutes left. Oh! 30 minutes to write is too short! I have too much to say.

Covey died! Dang. No I didn't hear about that. I'm gonna miss him. I didn't know him, but you got so much of his planning stuff I feel like I did.

Good news. I got a water bottle. Found out that if I carry a waterbottle around, I drink more. I had a nasty headache until I started carrying it around with me.

HEY JO! Do you miss me? How's school? Give Mom a hug for me, ok?

Matt...like I said in my letter...STOP GROWING you're are going to start banging your head on this if you don't, and I don't want you to get brain damage. And your feet!? Psh, ol' little foot over here isn't jelous, nope, not a bit. I'll just chill in my size 9 shoes and laugh! HAH! not jelous at all..................Give Mom another hug.

Three minutes! bah!

DAD! I love you so much. Thanks for the letter. The advice on using the spirit as a thermometer is great. I've started trying it. The spirit was so strong in the temple today. I loved it!

Tell Aunty Kari I loved the package and the tie is fantastic. I've had Elders complement it.

Stupid clock. one minute.

Oh, cool fact, one of our investigators is name Rafiel. Cool huh! I'm teaching a ninja turtle! Kidding, but brothers'll enjoy that one.

Well, there goes the clock. I've got to finish up. Next time I'll get the full 30 minutes.

Your Missionary Son/brother
Elder Wartena

PS. Everyone give each other hugs for me!

Signing off for now,
The Mama

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