Current Address

Elder Jordan Carlson

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Monday, August 13, 2012

The Last Email

Dear Family,
Well this is probably my last email.... I'm going to be going to the mission home early monday morning, but there is a chance that while I'm there hanging out for 10 hours I might be able to use the office computers or something... we will see. The only reason I would do it is to tell you some sort of detail.  We will see.

I don't really know what to tell you guys... pretty normal week. I'm here with Elder Cannon now.  He is a pretty funny guy, we get along well. He actually is from Houston Texas, really really close to where we sold alarms. We were attending a ward in Houston that is in his stake. Also he went to BYU and he lived in Heritage and lived in Maeser building! The exact same building as me just a year after! It's pretty funny. Anyway a little about him is he has a black belt in Taekwondo. Oh yes, I have been trying my best not to irritate him.... I don't want to go home with a bunch of bruises - haha. 

Anyway, I'm having trouble finding anything for you, dad, and whitney.  I got something for Spencer and Cameron.  We will see what I find for you guys, really Uruguay doesn't have that many cool gifts, most of the gift items here are things from China that you could find something way better and cheaper in America, but hey, I could get you all Mate but that would be lame because I hear most Americans don't like Mate.  I am going to bring some home to try but I doubt I will like it.

So this week now that I think about it some pretty cool things happened.  Elder Davies parents came from Oregon to pick him up. They took us out to eat on Wednesday at this restaurant near by. It was really good. It was fun to talk to them and see their new iPhone ahha also they have a video camera with a built in projector.  I hadn't heard anything about that while I was here.

Then on Sunday we ate with a family and their inlaws and Elder Davies and his parents.  It was hilarious and also very delicious.  Most of the family could speak at least some english, except for the dad.  Also I made a huge double batch of brownies with chunks of a chocolate bar- delicioius.  We ate them with ice cream and dulce de leche. 

I'm glad that I got a new comp for these last two weeks just because I feel a greater responsiblilty to work hard and help him have a good start in this area. It's going to be a really good experience for Elder Cannon.  He hasn't been senior comp yet and being with a "Corto plazo" a non missionary, missionary is going to really push him to take control.  He is going to be with a willing 17, or 18 year old member boy from Uruguay. A lot of times they volunteer to do this if they are preparing for a mission.  We will see how it goes.

Anyway thats about all for now!

See you guys in a bit.

Elder Carlson

Monday, August 6, 2012

Change Calls

Hi Family,
The only news I really have for this week is that we got change calls yesterday! 
We were thinking that Elder Alvey was just going to stay and kill me and then be with a temporary missionary for the other few weeks that I'm gone. Turns out that's not the plan now. Elder Alvey is leaving to be with Elder Francis my first oro and I'm getting Elder Cannon. He is fairly old, has like a year and poquito in the mission. Should be good, I think it will help me to keep working hard, a little new animo....

Elder Davies is dying, his parents are going to be here tomorrow. They are going to take us out to dinner on Wednesday. It should be fun. 

Tepanyaki when I get home? Yes. Maybe not on the way home from the airport but definitely the first day.... it will be like 2:30 in the afternoon, maybe it would be better to go for dinner, but whatever is easier for you guys! 

Anyway I think that's about all I'm going to write for this week.... 

ps... Is there anything specific that you guys want me to get you from Uruguay? 

pps. We are going to have this zone barbaque today, courtesy of this guy named Tio Pocho, he is a restaurant owner that we always buy from. He is going to cook 22 pounds of meat for us, thats 10 kilos! Its going to be fun! Also side note, the Hermana Armstrong is really focused on making us have better manners and clean the houses and stuff like that, it should be interesting.  For example, today we weren't allowed to leave until we cleaned everything! It doesn't bug me I havent had a problem with being clean really.

Elder Carlson