Monday, March 15, 2010

Letter 3/15

Dear Mom and family,
I am doing great! It brings back some good memories to be back in Capesterre. It's a little hard sometimes because my companion gets a little trunky because it's his last transfer. But I'm having a good time anyway. That's a bummer to be sick. I have been doing some good workouts and I get to run by the beach every morning so I've been feeling great. You just got to eat a ton of oranges.
That's cool Max got to go to youth conference. It sounds like he's kick'n butts. We play soccer almost every p-day out here it's pretty fun. The online classes were a drag. It seems like a long time ago that I did that. I cant wait to get the graduation pics from Hannah's graduation. I didn't know you were going to Hawaii. Is it for Hannah's graduation? I got kind of sunburned at the beginning but its more like nicely baked like you said. I never get any painful burns but sometimes my nose peels. I have been doing really good at having a positive attitude lately actually. It helped a lot to read President Monson's talk, "finding joy in the journey". There is a cool quote from it that says, "The ancient Roman philosopher Horace admonished, “Whatever hour God has blessed you with, take it with grateful hand, nor postpone your joys from year to year, so that in whatever place you have been, you may say that you have lived happily.” So thanks for writing me-have a great week this week and do fhe and plenty of good things! love you guys!
elder hill

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Letter 3/8

Dear mom and family,
It has been nothing but hot and very hot here. It is the hot season right now that is called the Carem.(not quite sure on that spelling) But it has been uber uber hot lately. I think I've become a bit of a wimp to the cold. I always get freezing in the grocery stores that have AC.
It is great to be back in Capesterre. There are some really cool members here. There is a family called the famille Bonbon and they remind me so much of our family, we are going to their house this evening to have FHE. I hope to baptize this transfer and I know we will reactivate some less actives.
There are english islands that are smaller so it's about the same there. There is an english side in Trinidad and Guyana and it is very successful there as well as in Suriname. It is kind of difficult sometimes but President Gamiette feels that everyone has the possibility to turn in the same numbers. Any more news on the Puerto Rico coming into our mission?
Adjectives about how i feel right now is: tired, pumped up, bloated, sweaty, itchy, content, happy, thoughtful, concerned.
I cant wait to be able to watch Mitchell's play in a year!
I was cracking up at that story about me losing my teeth. Tell Sophie to just say a prayer to not be scared about losing her teeth. I pray all the time to not be scared.

No, we do not go to the dentist here.

A funny story.... the other day there was a drunk 20 year old looking guy, and when we passed by him he stood up really fast and he turned around and he had a kitchen knife sticking out of his pants so we both just starting walking a little faster and then he said something to us and then he yelled "je suis pas mechant"(I am not mean) and he threw his beer bottle at us but it smashed on the ground. We got away safe but that's how a lot of people are like here, drunken.
Sorry if my emails weird we didn't have much time today. love you!
elder hill