Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

Oi Família!
I´m doing good. The foot was three monthes ago, when had leprosy.haha So this week was ok. We had like a rugby/ keep away game with the youth in the ward. We (3 missionaries) dominated but the victory came at a cost...I´ll send you pics of the aftermath. haha We also marked 3 baptisms for the beginning of april. They´re part of a less active family, so it´ll be cool to reactivate them and baptize some of their kids that didn´t get baptized. That´s pretty sad about the pinewood. It has to be the track though. Rebecca will have a girl? That´s funny. Mikey would have a girl first. hahaha Just kidding I bought a pen drive to put the pics you send me, so don´t worry about printing them out. The pic of Elder Sá with his bible was a picture I drew waiting for our lunch. So if you haven´t already sent thye package do you think you could send me the following items:
stomach relief medicine
Blades for my razor HQ8 Philips Norelco
Maple Flavoring for syrup
If you already sent it that´s ok. You can just send these others later when you send another package. Oh do you think you could send me the following recepies?
Chocolate chip cookies
Crescant rolls
Anyway have a great week! Love you guys!
Elder Jolstead the Younger

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

My Family!
So how´s it going? Yeah it´d be nice to see my nephew too. :) That is really sad about Gonzaga. Its a good thing I wasn´t there this year. haha Oh so guess what? On Saturday the investigator of the other missionaries working in my ward, shot a kid over a soccor ball. It´s funny I didn´t think anything like that would happen in my mission, but I have been told that my area is the ghetto of the mission. haha The kid is fine though. He went to the hospital to have some surgery done, because according to the people that saw it, the bullet went through the other side. Pretty messed up stuff. So other then that nothing happened this week. My companion came back from Santa Maria. Is the van working now? I was worried it had died. Oh so I got to paint this week! I felt a little trunky about my old job.:) only a little though. I try to send a pic. Anyway have a great week. Love you guys.
Elder Jolstead the Younger

Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

My Family!
How is everything? That´s great to hear that Robbie sent me a letter. Now if only Jackson would too. It´s hard when you´re not allowed to send emails to your friends. :( It´s already March! Or at least the middle of March! And it´s still 100 degrees. I´m sick of this freakin´weather. That´s cool the missionaries are having success in our ward. So mother I know that you might not like this, but... I´ve decided to ask my mission president for an extra transfer at the end of my mission. I know its along time until then, but I´ve already decided. haha Krystal and Garret are going to live in North Dakota? Were they still living in California before? Well I´ll try to tell about my week. This week we had Zone Conference and as usual, it was awesome. President used the life of John the Beloved to teach how we can be better missionaries. Oh and Carnival happened this week. I don´t know if you´ve heard about it. I didn´t see it, thank goodness. I did get to see the floats when everything ended though. They are really cool. There was one that was a giant jaguar that moved. It´s too bad they have to ruin things like that with all that other wicked stuff that happens. Anyway so my companion is sick. He left for Santa Maria yesterday. I don´t know what´s wrong with him though. From what he says, I think he has a hernia. Oh so this week we´ll have a baptism. Iara, who we´ve been teaching a while, will finally get baptized. She recieved an answer really strong this last week when we were teaching her. It´s funny to compare the answers people receive. Here, for some reason a lot of people dream. All my time in Uruguaiana, I´ve felt like Joseph in Egypt, with all the dreams I´ve had to interpret. haha Its funny to see the difference in testimny as well. Generally those who felt the spirit testify are a lot stronger and have a lot more to hold on to then those who just have a dream. So Iknow officially that I will leave here next transfer, because Pres. sent an email to another missionary telling him that I would leave. Really sad, but it just means I have to take advantage of these last weeks here. Anyway, have a great week. I love you guys.
Elder Jolstead the Younger

Monday, March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

Oí Minha Querida Família,
Sorry I didn´t write much. I wasted all my time trying to send more photos and it didn´t work out. Then I got really frustrated so it was better that I didn´t write. So last week was transfers, and my son, Elder Sá left me. It was really sad because he´s a great missionary and week worked really well together. So now I´m working with Elder Rosa. It´s a little different, because we´re both senior companions. He´s just working with me until his new companion gets his visa, because right now he´s in America. He´s really cool though so it´ll be fine. So I´m still in Uruguaiana and will complete at least 6 months working here. This last week was really hot, but we had a lot of rain in the beginning. (I did a lot of swimming haha) Oh so we marked another baptism with a woman that we´ve been working with along time. That was an awesome experience, but I wrote it in my letter, so you´ll have to wait to here about it. :) sorry That is really cool about Grandma! Is it a 2 year mission too? It is kind of sad that I won´t get to see her when I get back though. Tell here congratulations. Oh and Krystal too! Have a great week. Love you guys
Elder Jolstead the Younger