Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oct. 22

the maids are nice!

i will try to take as many pictures as i can! the one attached is of some building that looked cool and then of elder workman. that kid is honestly one of the funniest people i have every met!

i heard about the water heater! that is not fun! if it makes you feel any better we either have to shower in an iceberg or in hot lava here! there is no in between!
that is really weird! i feel like if something weird happens it always happens at our house! it never fails!

thank you for the quote! those really help alot during the week!

so 2 weeks ago a guy from the ensign took pictures of the mtc pres and me and some other missionaries were able to be in a few pictures so look in all the magazines for president allred of the santiago mtc! i might be in one of the pictures!

also i sent some post cards last week and one is for ely and the other is for great grandma jones if you can get it to her!

finally i would like to proudly say that i have started the muah kaboinski thing in the MTC. everyone is doing it now haha!

and thank you for the advise to pray last week that helped a ton and i had a prayer answer about what kind of missionary i want to be in the field!

love you!


Oct. 16

it was for our p-day but then 2 days ago we actually were able to go and talk to people and give them a pamphlet and invite them to go to church just around the corner from us! it was crazy! they speak so fast i could barley understand anything but my spanish has improved quiet a bit while my english is slowly starting to go down hill, from all the spanish. on p-day we write and then we can go out in the city and do whatever so today we are going to the ghetto mall and then we are going to the store called liders, which is like the walmart here and im going to get some pasteries! yes they have someone that does our laundry everyother day so thats nice. every once in a while they hand out little pastries at lunch or dinner and those are really good! i even got 2 in one day before. basically the most exciting thing thats happened haha. not really. kinda.d

dang i wish i could have been there for janies baptism that would have been fun! and thats really cool that jeff baptized her also!  trevor also emailed me so we are able to talk which is nice. inviting him over for halloween would be awesome he would love that!

Im defeitly praying harder than i ever had and some have been answered already!

love Thomas



hey dad it going pretty good! my spanish is getting slowy better and this week im focusing on preterit and imperfect. they teach us alot of stuff but its too hard for me to learn everything at once so when the teachers are teaching stuff i pay attention but i really focus in my persoal study on the preterit and imperfect so i can get those down and move onto the next thing. my english is also starting to go downhill so i guess that is a good thing. haha.

Thank you so much for the scriptures it helps a lot to have something to read that is directly advise from you!

well i pretty much just sit in the same room for 12 hours and try to learn spanish haha. and eat the same food everyday. so in the picture i attached the kid that is in front staring down the camera is elder workman. he is from manti and is one of the funniest kids ive ever met. so like 2 nights ago i got in my bed to go to sleep and after 20 seconds of laying there a hand starts grabbing my arm and pushing me around. i thought it was the guy above me but then he started telling another guy in our room to leave me alone because he thought it was him. mean while elder workmans companion knocked on the door and asked if elder workman was in our room. then the hand proceeds grab me form the side of my bed again and then the rest of elder workmans body comes out from under the bed and attacks me! the guy is a goof ball!

and then the night after me and elder dirkmat went and did it to some other kid another room. it was pretty great!

thats cool to hear about your bench. i was telling the guys in my distric about it and they were all shocked that you were that strong haha.

its weird to think aobut the stake presidency changing they have been there for so long.

i am learning right now what it really means to pray! thank you again for the scriptures they really do mean alot! keep them coming!

Love you dad!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 8th

It's been fun to get his emails!  This week we were a little nervous because he didn't email on Monday.  Apparently they have a roving p-day so this week it was on Tues.

"we were able to watch conference live and in english so that was a bonus! we watched it at the mtc! it was really fun!
my allergies are fine but my freaking companion got me sick! he won't keep his his fingers out of his mouth because he is constantly biting his nails and skin on his hand and then asks for a hi five! im on the tail end of it but sunday was not fun to say the least!
funny story for you. so me a kid in my district and then a guy from my room all decided to sumo wrestle with pillows in our shirts while someone else was a referee. 10 seconds into the battle the MTC pres walked in on us all and proceded to yell at us because we were knocking pictures of the wall. it was worth it!
our teachers speak english but they push us in spanish till we don't understand! Our pday changes so thats why im writing today! we just go out into the city! its really crazy but way fun! the completos are really good! had those today for only 3 bucks!
the idea to bring a ball was amazing! our district calls it the thinking ball when we need to focus and then on break we throw it to each other! really good idea! simple entertainment!
it is really weird not to see halloween decorations out anywhere here!
thank you for the scriptures i can't wait to read them all when i have time!
no they don't so ive been trying to do push up sit ups and run in the morning. my freaking companion got me sick so for the last couple days i haven't done as much so i can get better faster.
. i don't really know how but i have yet to cry. haha it is weird but as much as i miss you all there is an equal and greater feeling that i have been waiting longer then 18 years to serve a mission and im still so happy to be here.
 yesterday i got way lucky i had a pastery for lunch and dinner! haha they are really good.
beast mode missionary style! i like it!
this is a view from my room! its cool"

Remember the "completos" from Kid History?!