Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Week of December 23, 2013

Brennan did not say much in his E-mail because we get to skype on Thursday....YEAH!!!! so excited to see him.  He did send pictures of him.  He also wanted me to tell you all 
and that he loves you all.

Here are pictures of his Christmas Party with the Mission President and his wife and Elder Franks zone.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Week of December 16, 2013

Dear Family,
Hey it's super good to hear from you guys.  Boy what a week we've had.  So this past week we went to Barranquilla Monday and Tuesday, we went to a clinic there all day.   My companion has been pretty sick but more than anything its been his mental state.  I've called the president almost every night to talk to him about Elder D, he the good thing is he is doing much better.  I believe that he has decided to stay but we will just have to see what Christmas brings.  He is a really good Elder and has a good spirit. So on Wednesday it was normal day, Thursday we went back to Barranquilla for my toe and returned the next day. The rest of Friday and Saturday we worked normally and yesterday was Sunday. It's been a little of a challenging week and to top it all off we have like 5 investigators. I know I shouldn't be but I've been a little stressed. So I hope that this week will be a little better.  I've just got to keep working, there is just not any other solution but work work work. 
Well thanks everyone for telling me that I'm fat ha ha, no I am but I've also lost alot of weight in the past week or so. Everyone tells me including some of the missionaries that I came out with, have said that I'm skinner.  I'm really trying to go back to the way I was before. 
Yes the girl got confirmed and we are teaching another lady named Maria and she is doing really well, she has stopped completely drinking coffee, but she needs to go to church, so we are working on that.
So with skyping.  I would really like to do it on Christmas but I'm not sure if there is a place that is open that day,  Mom I will talk with you more about that and we have till the beginning of January to skype.  I want to be sure to see you ALL there.
Anyway's I know that this is not the best letter in the world but I love you all.
Love Elder Franks

Monday, December 9, 2013

Week of December 9, 2013

Hey my grand family,
So first off I want to say that we had another baptism this weekend but the girl didn't get confirmed. She had alot of problems with her family and she didn't want to do it, but after alot of help from some members she is ready and we are going  to finish next Sunday. Her name is Brigite PiƱeros.
We had a big meeting and all of the missionaries met with a general authority but he is just the president from the area it was really good. With transfers well my new area is........Cartagena buenos aires......haha its the same. I'm still in the same area after 6 and a half months.  
I'm training. my "son" is from Guatemala. which is sweet. He is 22 years old and he is a man of faith. He has been struggling alot, oh his name is Elder Diaz. Anyway I say that because he and his grandpa are the only member in his family.  His mom passed away one month before he came out and he doesn't have any support from almost no one. its been a good learning experience for both him and me.

So I wanted to send some pictures of the food we eat here. So one is of some chicken that I ate in a passion fruit sauce. It was really good
and the other of fish, it is probably my favorite food here.
I also ate one of a fish fillet, it was incredible.  And this is my "hijo" too.

love you guys and I'm always thinking about you.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Week of December 2, 2013

Dear Family,
Hey so how is everyone doing? First off I forgot to tell you that we had a baptism like two Saturdays ago, it was the mom of the two teenagers that we had taught and baptized. She was sooooo ready ha and the cool thing was she asked me to baptize her. She didn't even ask her son which would have been better but it was still really neat. They are almost an entire family baptized, a family that can one day go to the temple. I really love this family a ton, it's going to be hard to leave them.  

Another thing this week is transfers, I don't know if I'm staying or going but we have them and for sure my companion is leaving, hes super!!!!!!!!!! trunky. It's been hard to work this past week and he just doesn't care about any of the rules anymore, so it's been hard. 
Oh ya so our big thanksgiving here........ oh wait we didn't have one haha,  they don't really celebrate that here, everybody knows what it is but its not important, that's alright I really don't need a whole lot more food, I'm already fat as it is, I don't know how much I weigh but I have a neck chin thing like Elder Holland, haha maybe it just for those people who are super wise. Today we are going back to the restaurant to eat again and then we are going bowling. Should be fun.
I love you guys and I

will tell you all about transfers next week. love you lots
LOVE from Cartagena,
Elder Franks