Monday, January 31, 2011

New--found (Unwanted) Friends

Tired Elder Dolan

Sick Elder Dolan

Elder Allred and Elder Wilson

Good old Elder Price

Elder Dolan's First Day in the Field

Elders Addison Day and Wilson

Elder Schoenhals

Elders Wilson and Pena

Elders Wilson and Jones

Elders Martin, Wilson, and Yeip

Elder Espinola (Sabana Yegua comp)and Elder Wilson

Sewage issues from both the apt above and their toilet. Wonder why they're all sick?

Elder Dolan and "The Sample."

Elder Dolan and Elder Wilson

Elders Wilson, Knudsen and Haroldsen

Hey Family how are you doing?!
Im doing well!! It was another great week but totally insane. Sorry for the late letter but basically I have been traveling since 5 am this morning.
Ill start from the beggining. So this week was pretty much crazy. All was going well and we were working hard and having a ton of success and loving life and then Fri night came along. Elder Dolan got crazy sick starting about 1am and was up all night throwing up and had diahrea. Ive never seen someone so sick. So I was helping him all night and didnt get much sleep. Sat morning comes along still completely sick so we call Hermana Almonte and she says that he needed to get a poop analsis. I almost forgot that on Sat night aftyer the bapitsm we had to go to the hospital so Elder Dolan could get an IV/ At that point I kinda needed to go the the bathroom so I decided what they heck I might as well do one too! I went and got a cup and did my thing and ya didnt think much more of it.
Then the ZLs came over to do the baptismal interviews, Turns out only two of them were in the chruch. One decided that she wasnt ready yet and the other one had lefted for dk one hour and hadnt returned for over threee. We went to the house and talked to the one that decided she wasnt ready but Elder Espinal, the coolest kid ever, started talking to her and it turns out she didnt want to get baptized because she was not respecting her mom and wanted to change that first. Elder Espinal was really inspired and helped her out. Long story short she decided to go into the house and appologize to her mom. I truely gained a testimony of repentance by seeing the change that happened by just simply apologizing and commiting to try to be better. She went from one of the depressed people ive met to shining with joy. After talking to her mom she said wow now I feel ready to be baptized. All five of them got baptized and were early to church on sunday as a whole family... all 9 of them. Theres two miracles there, number one that they were on time, number two that all nine of them went! Theres 3 of them under the age of three. During the interview the mom was explaining me her life story. basically the husband abandoned them. Everyone always told her that he had another family but she refused to believe but it turns out that in reality he did have another fmaily,,, after having 8 kids with her... sad story.
So the interviews, from the time of the first one to the last one lasted 5 hrs trying to get everyone together and all. But the important is that they got baptised. The interviews ended at 330 and the baptism was going to start at 4 so we ran home and I came back with Elder Lopez because elder dolan still hadnt been able to get out of bed. He missed his first baptism! haha but we ran around time trying to find investigators to go to the baptism then it ended up starting at 530 and ending at 630. I got to baptize them all. that was nice. It was a great service.
But in the mist of all the baptism fiosco, the results of the poop tests came in. Elder Dolan had like 3 parasites and an infesction in his colon. Elder Lopez has a parasite that is supposively several yards long. tenia or something like that and some other ameba. Elder Haroldson and I both have amebas too. Mine is Ascaris and have larvas of them too. I think ive had it for awhile because I really dont feel sick at all but they gave me a treatment of albendomeba or something like that. Idk if Grandpa will reconize that.\
So after that they decided to send us all the the capital to get checked out. So we got up at 5 and caught the first bus to the capital. got there at like 10 got checked out and caught the next bus back at 2. It was a long day but the results are the Elder Dolan and Elder Lopez are staying in the capital because there things are more serious than mine and Elder Haroldsen so now Elder Haroldsen and I are ccomps for now. Tomorrow we have to send Elder Dolans bags to him then after that we are moving into another house where other missionaries alraedy live while they fix our house. We will see how long that lasts for!
But ya thats the news here, Been a crazy last couple of days. Sat was wayyy crazy. I was a little stressed out haha you know i dont get stressed very easy so that explains what kind of day it was. I got three cold sores out of it.
So Dearie;s soap will be good so that i can keep clean from more parasites! haha
We will start up again tomorrow elder haroldsen and I and we will make the best out of the situation!
I love you all so much and miss you all so much and i am grateful for all you do!!

A few questions before I forget.
Did Zane and Suzy get my letters.
Mom didnt you say you sent me a letter a while back? cuz i havent got it :(

love you all lots
Elder Wilson

Monday, January 24, 2011

Introducing.... Elder Dolan

Hey family how are you all doing?! Im doing great! Another good week!!
So monday I went to the capi and we just stay the whole day in the office. IT was really fun because there were all the missionaries that were leaving in the office and I had two really good friends there. Elder Yeip and Elder MArtin. We had lots of fun but imagine a bunch of elders going home, we def didnt get to bed on time and we had to wake up at 5 so I was pretty tired all Tuesday.
I got letters in the capital from Grandma and Grandpa- tell grandpa when I have money again im going to test my poop for him ;). It was a very nice letter thanks so much. Also got some from Karlie and Hermana Kusilek from my group in the MTC and from the browns. THanks everyone.

I went and picked up my kid on Tuesday. His name is Elder Dolan from Oregon. He is a good kid with lots of motivation to work. He really is awesome. We live with Elder Lopez from Chile who knows English and his kid Elder Haroldson. They are amazing. We are all working hard. After one week we can really see the difference in the missionary work here in Mesopotamia.

The members are excited to work again and are commenting on how blessed they are to have 4 good missionaries again!
Elder Dolan and I are really consentrating on just going on Faith. Putting everything in the Lord{s hands and we are seeing the fruits of it. We are meeting lots of people and really helping the members to realize their purpose in the missionary work. This week we have 5 baptisms planneda}. A mom and her four kids. Were pretty excited about that and praying that everything will go well!
I hope all is well there and know that I love you all so much and miss you all so much but I know Im doing what they Lord wants me to do!! Take care and have a good week! love you!!
Elder Wilson

Monday, January 17, 2011

Training again and getting to call for Maren and Jake's Wedding

Hey Yall how are you doing?!!?
ITs been a good week!!! It was good to talk to you all for a couple minutes the other day!!! (Pres Almonte gave Seth permision to call Maren at the temple while we were taking pictures. It was marvelous!!! Tim) I cant believe its finally over the big wedding!!! It was great to see some pictures!! I liked the secret agent shots you took pops :) Definently cut from the list if you know what I mean :).

So this week went by a little slow. My comp had an amoeba so on tuesday i ran around town turning in his poop samples and buying medicines and stuff like that. I had to take money out of home but they will pay me back in a couple of weeks. Another reason i took out money. so we were in the house on tuesday and wed and most of thursday. So i got a lot of studying done. I also had time to write some letters. Tell Heidi I sent one out from Prima for her. I cant remember if I already said that last week.

We had a baptism on sat. His name is Brallan. He is 11 but has been going to church for ever a year. He spends night kicking all the little kids out of the church building. Hes high source security. But the baptism was good. About 10 minutes long because everyone was late and there was another meeting that had to get started so it was really short.

Yesterday we had regional conference via satelite. For all the caribe. It was really good. There were some great talks and it was awesome. Presidente Uchtdorf and Elder Oaks talked and were both really good. I love this church and its leaders. I love hearing the words.

LAst night we got transfer calls. I am staying and I am going to train again!!! I am not sure the name of my kid but today I have to leave for the capital and I am going to stay in the office over night to be at the trainers meeting tomorrow. The other campanionship is getting white washed out and an Elder Lopez from chile is coming in and he will be trainer another american. She be pretty cool and Elder Lopez is bery obediente so everything she be just awesome!!

I am looking forward to seeing all the pics from the wedding and the reception but if I dont catch you all on this week I will catch you all next weeek!! I love you all so much and thanks for all you do and who you are!!!

Love you
Elder Wilson

Monday, January 10, 2011

Claire da room

Call Home

Fire for call home

Hot Pants and Messy Desk

"Borrowing" electricity from the neighbor.

Hey FAMILY how are you?!?!
I am doing soooo great!!! I love you all soo much!! First off I want to congradulate Maren for going through the temple and good luck with the whole marriage thingy this week!! Its finally starting to get weird that youre actually getting married!!! But its a good thing!!!
This week was good!! We taught Paulina again and she is still amazing!!! The other family we were teaching, the mom had her baby this week, so they are all going to get baptised the 29. Theres 5 of them!! I am definently excited for that!!
I also got my mail this week! That was great!! It felt like Christmas! There were packages from the Kartchners, Websters, Heidi Oliver, and you guys!! Thanks everyone sooo much!! It was amazing. I also got some letters!! one from Sister Bailey that was dated from June!!! Haha and one from Jeff. Thanks for that one jeff def made me want to go out and work even hard. I need to see a picture of your girlfriend to see if I approve... I also got see's candy from Aunt Vicki!! Wow see's candy tastes way better when you eat it in a third world country!!!
Tuesday I had an intercambio with the Zone Leaders!!! It was amazing. Iwent with Elder Espinal. He is such an amazing man!!! I love him to death!! We worked hard and I enjoyed being with him. We ate some really amazing chicken!!
The next day we had district meeting and I wasnt feeling so good (im guessing from the chicken) and was hholding in my gas all day but when we got to the closing prayer I couldnt hold it in anymore!! I left one out and if smelled soooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. Lets just say the prayer ended really fast and everyone left running!!!
Then I had an intercambio with the other Elderes in my district. I went to their area. I started not feeling good but kept going. Then it just hit me. I had to goo soo bad!!! I told Elder Moya to find me a bathrooom fast. We basically went running and found a members house. Her out house had all sorts of stains on it and had a water spout that was spraying water over me the whole time I was in there but I sure did feel better afterwards... until i saw that there was no toilet paper but luckily Heidi sent me some hanckercheifs in her package............. hahahaha In the thankyou note to the websters I went into more detail because I figured Jordan would be interested. It was horrible. I wish I had my camera to have a picture of the out house!!!
On Friday and Saturday we went to Hermano Tabias house (the old man in the picture I sent awhile back) and we helped him put a cement floor on their house. We (o sea I) mixed and loaded the cement in the wheel barrow. IT was pretty fun. I think I wanna try and build a basketball court at the shack when I get home!!! We took some pictures but my comp has tyhem. On the way there we stopped and bought some banana bread at the Menonite church's bakery thing and since we were wearing normal clothes that asked if ya we were mormones anymore. He laugh pretty hard.
On Sunday I got to talk in Church again. I went with out any notes again. It was pretrtyy cool. Its going to be so easy to talk in English now. I have Dads problem and dont have enough time to say what I want to say. Lots of the members came up after me and thanked me for my talk and how they really felt the Spirit. It was about Mosiah 3:19. Leaving behind the natural man to become a person of God and how the Atonement is there to help us.
Thanks again for everything. THe weeks are flying by. I cant believe marens getting married without me there!!! haha but I am so grateful she found a good man. But jake two words- Good luck!
I love you all so much thanks for your love and support. Thanks for always being there for me.
Thanks everyone for the packages!! Made me feel spoiled and loved. I like the pen with the light and lazer!! and The back scratcher is AMAZING!! haha love you soo much!!!
Love Elder Wilson.
Oh and in the picture where I am on the second story on the wall that is me robbing electricity from the neighbors because now our electricity doesnt work!!! (maybe I will get in trouble for saying that but leave it there :))) And as you can see mom I gave up on cleaning my desk. Over Rated!!!
Love you so much

Monday, January 3, 2011

I think you have a little doggie poopie on your shoe.

Hey Yall how are you doing?!?!?
It was another great week!!! Everything still going great with Paulina. She will take a while to get baptised but every lesson we have with her is amazing!! She has so much faith its incredible!! I hope I can be like her someday!!
I have to be honest I didnt write down what I wanted to tell you this week so there arent too many things!! On New Years we had dinner at a members hows named Margarita. She had just gotten back from the temple that day and went through for the first time. She was soooo excited and beaming with joy. Our Branch President also went through and he was very excited too. The dinner we had was amazing with Lasagna and this dried meat thingy not exactly sure was it was but it was good and potato salad. We then went home and I celebrated New Years Eve by going to bed 15 minutes early..1015. It made me think back to last New Years in the CCM and then the one before when Kenny and I just sat on the couch and celebrated us two together after Bradshaw Mountain tournament. We were so dead that we didnt do anything. I cant remember the last time I actually celebrated it!! But there was soooo much alcohol in the streets the whole weekend long. It was kinda sad.
Yesterday we were contacting and when we left a house we realised there was a huge puddle of dog poop on the porch with my foot print in the middle of it... I had tracked the dog poop into the house... about 10 seconds later we heard a dog yelping. Haha the owner kicked him pretty good.
I cant think of much more fomr this week!! It went pretty well. We met several new people that I have hopes for. They joined the two parts of the branch together and now everyone meets togfether so it actually feels like church again!!!
I am loving the work. I love what I do. I love taking the Gospel to everyone!!! Anyone who is thinking about going need to go!! The experience of a mission is priceless. I am soo grateful for it. I love you all and thanks for all you do. Maren good luck at the temple! Soak it all in. I cant wait to go with you in 10 months!!1
Love you all
Elder Wilson