Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mother's Day Call Home letter

hey family,

It's another day here in the DR and another oportunity to write my family. I am always happy to talk to you, especially during mother's day. It felt like any other day except I got to talk to my mommy. Mommaa (that's in my baby voice). You'll understand that mom. :)

I am still happy, healthy and hot. I am drinking plenty and working hard. And believe me.. I work. It's not easy being a missionary here. Tonight we're giving a capacitation to the members here about working with me missionaries. I don't remember the missionaries doing anything like that in the states. Here we're super missionaries. I think that's any foreign missionary. Sure, the states elders have they're fair share of problems, but it's very different here. VERY different. I can't wait to go out with the elders from Ada.. in their air conditioned car.. getting fed every other day.. cake. haha

No I love it here. I honestly can feel the difference in myself. I'm almost done with the book of mormon in spanish. I have a goal to finish it by the end of the transfer.. in 2 weeks. I can't believe it's already p-day again. I can't believe how fast time is going. In the mission it's as if I'm frozen in time while the rest of the world moves, and when I get back it will all be totally different and I will have to fast forward 2 years. I think about the neices and nephews a lot. Are they getting bigger. Jeez evie will be baptized and Ivy will be 4. That blows my mind.

I feel good. I don't think this letter will be as long because not a whole ton has happened since calling you guys. I am tired.. really tired. But that is normal. I will try and get to sleep earlier tonight.

I love the mission. I have great friends here. I didn't see too many people from my entering group today but I had a blast talking to other elders. Everyone has their little bit to say, they're little bit of news, they're little discoveries they've made in the mission, they're stories about people, investigators, members, they're relations with other people (especially BYU students).

I love you guys. Another week down, another week closer to my vacation in paradise.. but for now, I work. I work.. and I work some more. I look forward to seeing you guys and the whole family gathered in one place again. It will have been a long time.

Till next week, not a second wasted.

Elder C. Rufus Sweeney

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