Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy About Being World-Champs ( a little Distraction)

FINALLY, WORLD CUP CHAMPS, what a hard world cup for them, well deserved indeed.  And good for Stephen Donald and Aaron Cruden. 
It's good to hear about shaun, that is really really cool, Elder rockwood is doing great too and is already in florida, and elder harper is doing great too.
Yeah i see Elder wilkinson probably every day in the cafteria, so we talk and what not quite a bit, it's cool.
Thankyou very much for the play by play, me and elder burgess loved it, and thanks to mom and mariah again for sending me those clothes and cookies, it was really cool to get them, i think i read the whole play by play letter at least 4 times, good stuff, good stuff.
And i talked to my Branch President about meeting up with my brother, and he said he has heard of that too and is going to look into it.
San Francisco was fun, it was cool to get out of the mtc for a while, and see all the homos in babylon haha
Did richie mccaw or anybody cry during after match interviews or getting the trophy, what did the coaches have to say about the game?
I still feel for DC what a cool guy, who knows maybe that will motivate him to go for another world cup. but he'll be getting pretty old, in rugby years, by then.
I got to walk down to the byu laundry yesterday with my companion elder andrus because he needed some alterations on some of his suits, aah the old workplace, good times, and i saw Gareth, said hi and shook his hand, he's the guy i used to do rag runs with in the truck, he would always give me advice about the mish, ha good stuff
I also finally finished the book of mormon yesterday, so that makes it twice that i've read through it, twas good; twas good, now im starting over in French, so we'll see how that goes.
Cool to see that Trey is back, i almost forgot about him ha, im not too sad im missing out on any sevens though ha that was never my scene.
And yeah i leave the MTC november 21, so i'm past half way in the mt-sizzle.  Im not sure on anything else though, thats all i know.
Richard G. Scott came to our tuesday devotional this last tuesday, He talked about the spirit, how we should write down the promtings we recieve and we'll recieve more, he gave us all a blessing at the end, that we could realize our weaknesses and make them our stengths.
That's just about what's gone down here, just studying and reading all day every day, french is coming along.
I have come to realize that the biggest blessing in my life besides the Gospel is having 4 brothers.  I don't think anything else has changed or influenced me more than growing up with them (Mariah is also a blessing, but in a different way) Sometimes there's just some elders around here that are straight-up babies, a couple of them in my district, it sickens me almost, they get offended faster than a 10 year old girl, frankly it's embarrassing, one day i just asked one of them, Do you have any brother(s) elder?  And they would say no, wow that answered everything.  It's gonna be a long two years for you until you learn how grow up and associate with other guys.  Sooo it makes me mad sometimes, but on the other side, it makes me grateful for the brothers i was blessed with.
anywho, thankyou all again
thankyou mom and mariah for sending the letters and packages!
word to your motha
Elder Webber

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Next Week--getting into a routine...

Ah man craaaazy world cup, me and Elder Burgess talk about it alot, we mourned together over the loss of DC.  Looks like the semi final is gonna be the "final" too bad a european team will be playing in the final, that's retarded.  Thanks again mom for the play by play, I look forward to them. 
i just want to give zach and ben a little shout out, "hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!! how are those dishes???" What shmeegs, I hope they like it!  Miss you gys.
It's going good over here in "spiritual prison" haha.  All the rules and amount of people are starting to bug me a little, but it's all good.  Funny stuff.  The language is coming along slowly but surely, I've probably learned more in this 3 weeks than the first two years of french class.  It's crazy. 
Thanks again for the package, much needed.

Our french teacher Soeur Welch said that my companion and I are the most improved and fastest improving, I can't say I was too surprised to be honest, we work hard on our lessons.
Ha ha.... sister missionaries sometimes, yeah... amen.
What are Zach and Ben up to?  Just school?
Anywho I don't know what else to say, same old same old over here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Week!

Thankyou so much mom! i love hearing about home, and Rugby! both equally haha.  nah jk.  But i didnt know my password and stuff so im only down to a few  minutes to email you, so i have to make it short.  the french is coming along pretty good, im studying so hard everyday, and when you are in a small classroom for 6 hours straight with 8 other guys and no air conditioning it can get pretty hard, but i love my companion and my district, i was so blessed to get this group of guys, they are all alot like me, want to do the right thing, very righteous dudes but still know how to have a good time and crack some jokes every now and then, maaaaybe a little too much sometimes, but all good all good the Lord understands haha. I told dad that my companion is Elder Andrus, we were in the same french class in Junior high, what a crazy surprise, another one of the elders in my district went to church college, he knows jared and joshua and ezra, so it's prettty cool to have some fun with him.
so hows the mtc you ask?
wake up early, (which is not as hard as you and dad made it seem like it would be!) personal study, then breakfast, then companion study, then language class for three hours, lunch, more personal study, then maybe a meeting or somthing, then dinner, then Language study again for 3 hours, and then we teach a person from byu who pretends to be an investigator, her name is fanni, she is very very fluent in french, so she doesnt say a word of english when we try to teach her.  we had to give her a 30 minute lesson in complete french the second day!!! we tried to teach her about the plan of salvation, but she doesnt believe in God (which is like the majority of europeans) so our next lesson was on prayer, but then she said she wouldnt pray, so then we taught her on faith, its a process i guess, its how most people will be in paris.  Elder Foley in our district was telling me how hard it is to talk to people in france, he lived in france for 4 years, most french people won't answer their doors if they see missionaries, and they will just ingore you or pretend you're not there when you try to talk with them.  they dont like americans too much because we are the opposite, very outgoing and loud kind of people, french are very reserved and quiet i guess.
but anyway, tell ben to work on his kick and left handed pass, tell zach he needs to start the work now if he wants to win a championship, and have more fun with his highschool years haha, tell mariah i love her and joseph too.
love you mom

Doing Well!

Yes it is true, i am a little depressed, Dan Carter's injury what an awful thing to behold... i feel for the man.  however i cannot dwell on babylon haha.  Thanks mom for the packages, my companion loves his french ctr ring ha, and thanks again for the play by play, i'll have to buy and watch the 2011 world cup dvd once i get back... only if the ABs win.  Yeah i got a letter from Pete, man i am excited to see him, it'll be awsome, and i see Elder Harper almost every day, he's doing great and it's great to talk with him every once and a while.  Tell mariah i really appreciated her letter, it meant alot to me and inspires me to work harder. 
My french is coming along slowly but surely, we practiced street contacting last night with our zone, and once i get talking i find that i know more french than i think i know. 
Conference was great, alot of missionary directed talks which was great, i had questions answered, and i loved it.  My companion was able to fall asleep through two talks and a hymn where everyone in the room was standing up and singing haha what a noob.  Just like young mens and scouts, our district is the loudest and can get a little crazy sometimes, but hey thats how we relieve stress and relax, haha we joke around! but we know when to get serious, i think we study harder than most. 
What do you guys think about the new provo temple? Pretty cool i thought, really close to byu campus too.
I've met a couple of the byu rugby boys here too, once of them teaches fijian, so it was good to see him and think of some gooood times, goooood rugby.  Elder Burgess and I are getting pretty tight, i'm trying to convince him to come up to BYU after his mish and play some rugby, he wants to.
Also have Ben and Zach read Doctrine and Covenants 107, mainly versus 40-65 but ESPECIALLY versus 99 and 100 haha just somthing for them to think about, the seriousness of Bens calling, and it would be cool for zach to read it too.
Tell scropus jobus i say hi
Tell zach to start working on his kicks, left handed pass and watch how the 12 runs lines
I apreciate the letters and advice that i get from you and dad, it is very helpful and it is somthing that i always look forward to.
Oh yeah last P day my district went over to the medical building cuz we had to do some more tests, we all had to get our blood drawn, and Elder Gunter was also just as scared as needles as i was haha so it was all good.  Then they told us we had to give a stool sample, probably the most disturbing thing I've had to do ever.  The cup they gave us was soooo small, it was ridiculous, and then after taking a duce in that tiny thing, we had to scoop out a "marble" size piece and mix it into a vile and give back to them later that day haha, oh my word we couldn't stop laughing, we were all in the same bathroom in stalls next to each other, such interesting noises, geeze.
haha but nevermind that.
Love you all, and thank you