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Monday, October 13, 2014

Letter from Sept 1, 2014

Hey Mom,

I am still lovin' Stockton and this P-Day is going good so far. A couple of elders brought two pairs of boxing gloves so we decided to box in the gym. It was a lot of fun (because I won). So, things are good here. We are gonna go check out a burger joint later on. Well, Dad was talking to me about his car crash in Uruguay. I was, like, seriously? And by Elders?? Man, one of the sisters in our zone rear-ended somebody as well. I'm pretty sure the Elders that hit Dad are Ap's because they don't use cars for proselyting down there. Hope Dad's back gets better; the man still owes me a match when I get back. And as far as my back is concerned, it's not getting in the way of anything, so I assume it's okay. I have another appointment in about two weeks with the chiro so we will find out later. 
Man, so Ralynne is sealing the deal this [Saturday]......freak. Man, that's awesome, but weird at the same time. Well send me a lot of pics. And speaking of which, did you send me that package yet? Just wanna make sure it's on the way or what not. I have been hearing rumors that President may want me to go emergency transfer to shotgun train another area. I hope that doesn't happen because I don't wanna leave Stockton nor leave Elder Williams. We have gotten so dang close and I love my zone. A lot of my good friends are here. 
So Benjamin's favorite class is A Capella? Surprise, surprise. I hope somebody picks up that phone.......cuz I freakin CALLED IT!! I knew he would fall in love with it if he ever got into it. And he told me how excited he was to learn how to decipher notes and key signatures. About dang time this kid got more in tune with his musical side. 
So did you all do the challenge yet? haha This one is not for ALS it is for Cystic Fibrosis. It is a completely different challenge. There is a newborn kid in the Leatherberry family that has that disease and it's terrible for the family. We are trying to spread this around big time to help them out because the costs for medicine are insane and they can't afford it. So we are trying everything we can to get the word out. We are trying to spread this within the mission as well. I called out President Jardine, but I have yet to send him the video. I am sure he will see it soon enough lol. So for this one, there is no limit. You call out everyone you can and we don't use a bucket (I aint no SISSY) we go BIG or go HOME! SO please do your best to get the ward in or whoever you can think of to get in on this. 
I love you Mom. Enjoy your Labor Day. That is all I got to talk about right now. 

Elder Sierra
Follow ups:

Yeah, apparently President may want me to help jump-start work out in El Dorado area, which is out in the booneys. Ap's called me to give me a heads up. They told me, "President thinks you're probably the best missionary when it comes to getting Spanish work rolling along. I'm just calling to give you a notice so you won't be surprised if they take you out of El Dorado next week." I'm all like, "Whoa, we just got things figured out here in Stockton! You can't take me out now!! I just got work rolling here. It was dead before Williams and I got here." He then replies, "Yeah, do you get the picture now? Now we want you to do the same dang thing in El Dorado. Work's been dead there for a very long time, so we thought of you." I say, "That's kinda unfair to me. Just when I was getting used to the idea that Stockton might be my last area. Look,' I won't deny anything President Jardine asks of me, but let him know that I would rather stay in Stockton if that is at all possible."
Ap: "Will do man. Peace out."
So that's what happened.
I'm so happy for Benjamin. SOOO badly with I could've been there for that one. So she said yes right?
Christopher Bernal survived his operation and they all still want to be baptized. Everything is going great. 
Well, that's cool that y'all are traveling haha i wish i could travel *sarcasm* I travel around the mission too much!...


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