Monday, April 28, 2014

Crazy Things, Mormon Night & New People to Teach


Apologies for not being able to write last week, we had a crazy day with some unexpected crazy things that happened, so for that, I was not able to write you. Once I am home I will tell you the action packed story of why I couldn't write last Monday, but here I am now, all is well here!

Umm.. So the missionary work here is going great for us. In our neighborhood where we live there is a little "community house" where people can do whatever event for stuff. So last night we did a big Mormon night there and a ton of people showed up and we got to meet some new people to teach in out own neighborhood. That was way cool.

In the next couple of weekends we may have a baptism or two. That will be way cool.

Honestly I don't have much else for now. I think we will figure out what we will be doing for the mothers day call, I will keep y'all updated as we make our plans. You are all pretty much available whenever right? cool.

Have an awesome week,

Elder Vaughan

PS. I no longer have a set of English scriptures, since I gave them away to Elder Muñoz, the Chilean. I just never really used them, and I gave it to him since he uses it more. So could you hook me up with some English scrips. I kinda like using the triple combination separate from the bible. So if you could please order me that so I have some scrips in our language when I am back there at church and stuff. Thanks.

PS2. I'm also wondering if all is set for my registration for college classes and stuff, I have no clue what's going on there. that's all, peace.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Starting from Zero, Help From Members & Progress


This week was somewhat interesting. First off last Monday we had the baptism of Eduardo, the only sad thing is that it technically doesn't count as my baptism since the area was divided and he is not on my side of things. Either way, it was a great baptism and I was glad I had the chance to teach him and help him prepare for the baptism. 

The other one we were hoping to baptize won't be able to because her parents don't want her to yet. So she will have to wait to be a little bit older to do that. Annoying, but whatever. We are still happy to have helped her in her spiritual progress, and we will continue visiting to encourage her.

Other than that, I am really annoyed with my side of the area, because it is the side that Elder Caballero and I hardly ever worked in, so really we had to start from zero. But, whatever, we are really trying to get the members going and working with them, because most of them are straight up dead. The family that is supposedly "helping" the other girl get baptized, they don't come to church with her because they have to go to the beach every Sunday to swim and some other very important activities. Nothing is more annoying than members that don't help us after we do everything for them. 

Other than them there are some good members here, and they are helping us and things are really starting to get going here. It will be cool to see the progress in this mission in the years to come.

That's about all for now. I hope you all have a good week. Until next time!

Love, Elder Vaughan

Monday, April 7, 2014

Elder L., No Room For Noobs & 18 verses 19 year olds


Well this week was interesting. Me and Elder Caballero are still in La Pacifica, but they sent us two more missionaries, dividing the area in two. My comp is now Elder Llamacponcca, seriously, good luck with pronouncing that one. He's from Peru. Elder Caballero is now with Elder Ponce on the other side of the area. The four of us are living in a tiny house, while trying to find a new one. Nobody warned us that they were going to divide the area until a few hours before our new companions showed up in our area. So this week has been pretty nuts, looking for house and all, sleeping like dogs on the floor ha ha. That's the mission. 

We are really running out of places to put all the missionaries that are coming in. There are hardly any wards or branches that only have one companionship of missionaries. We are running out of places to put the missionaries. Our area was already super small, and now its even smaller. So that will be fun working this tiny area.

I cant believe that it is registering time again for school. I was wondering if it what classes would be necessary to redo and which ones not. I plan on spending a decent amount of time this summer studying my text books to get back up to speed on mainly the Math and the CS classes. Let me know what kind of schedule you get set up for me!

About the choice of serving at 18 or 19 years old... It's a toss up. Really, I am glad I came at 19, rather than 18. There are pros and cons for both. Waiting another year would give Jesse more time to prepare spiritually and stuff. Which is a huge advantage. A lot of 18 y.o. missionaries come here and simply aren't ready, because mom and dad pushed them out the door. But Either way, they learn on the mission. The biggest downside of going at 19 is having to do a year of school, then forget the stuff you learn, but I don't think that will be that hard anyways. Personally for me, I prefer leaving at 19 years. But if Jesse is ready, go ahead and boot him out. That is a choice he needs to make though. Good luck with that. 

Well... That's all I have time for now. I hope you all have an awesome week! 

Love Elder Vaughan

PS -- Thanks mom for taking care of my school junk!  You're the best

PS2 -- Is Mother's Day the Sunday before I go home? because if so, we will get another Skype call before I come home! :)