Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 25, 2013 (Week 67)

November 25, 2013

Well this week, has been yet another that has come and gone like a snap of a finger, and my friend Keyan already went home... He sent me a picture of his new girlfriend... his KTM 350 [dirt bike]... Oh man, I'd take her over a girl anyday... gee whiz! But anyways the point being, I can't believe he is already home... I'm getting on the countdown too. I don't really want it to end, but we are all talking about coming home a few weeks early. Mom I need you to get in touch with Hermana Smith to find out que in RAYOS [all the details] is goin on with college hahaha.
We baptized Avelina. My companion got his first baptism of the mission. That's pretty freakin' cool that all this is happening... it's cool that this time last year I had baptized my first,and we are getting ready to go to the temple. Just this time I'm DL and trainer... Funny how the Lord works. The bishop wasn't too happy we baptized her so fast but I wasn't gonna wait! I wanted her in and she wanted it more than me so we baptized her after stake conference. Ruben and Maria and Rosalia were all crying and Ruben gave me a hug after and told me it's time. It's time for his baptism. I've been working with him, practicing how to tell his friends and brain NO. JUST NO. I DO NOT WANT THAT BEER. I realllly reallllyy hope he gets baptized. I've been waiting for this moment for 11 weeks... just 2 more to go... pray hard for him please. I'm not supposed to ask you guys this but please fast for him (in part) this weekend. He needs the strength. He always falls and drinks in week 3 of his 21 day probation. It's all Satan but this week that's coming up will be week two going to three...
It's incredible. We will have 5 baptisms, maybe 6, in the next 2 weeks. This was an area that baptized 1 or 0 a change. man. SO BLESSED.
I feel so incredible right now. So humble and so ready to meet God... I just hope I have a good long life ahead of me... but a life without God isn't a life for me now... I feel loved here. Something I haven't felt too much in other areas. But real love. And I feel real love for this people.... I don't know what else to tell you all... Really I can't remember much... just be grateful for what we have. Life goes fast... man.
SHOUTOUT to my brother Brad, the biggest sports nut on the planet. Felicidades amigo. espero lo mejor para ti. Realmente me gustarĂ­a que tenga esta oportunidad... [Congratulations friend. I hope the best for you. I would really like to have this opportunity]

And hey, I hope Brad gets his gig on sports radio... We all know Brad has a face for radio... ;)
nah. Love you bro echale ganas. Les quiero mucho a todos,
[Brad was able to work some tickets to an event sponsored by a sports talk radio station and he and I were able to watch the BYU vs. Notre Dame game with former BYU stars John Beck and Jonny Harline and about 20 other people.  Brad was part of a segment on the radio and the hosts had a good time with it and are considering working with some internship at the station.  Pretty cool to even get invited for something like that!]
To the familia, love you lots. December is coming soon. And I think I have a super chill American couple to eat Thanksgiving with and his mom and dad are coming down to eat Thanksgiving dinner and they invited us. I hope turkey and stuffing... and hmm..... Mashed potatoes... Gravy... mmm... :)

Elder "el unico [the only]" Mortensen.

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