Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2nd letter

June 20, 2011

Hola Famila y Amigos!

Its so crazy that I've been here for 2 weeks already!... it feels like yesterday I was sitting at home watchin’ TV.  I’m definitely not doing that now haha... if only... but I’m doing great! My knee is totally fine mom... gee wiz... It was just a little tender that’s all and now I’m back to my top physical condition. 

Tell Rick not to be nervous. The mission life is tough but its SUPER rewarding. He's going to make so many new friends and learn SO much.  Hahaha I can only imagine how much fun he's going to have learning the language.... he can barely speak English haha el chiste (joking)! He's going to be fine!  Except I forgot when he leaves... I really want to send him a letter so he can hear from me right when he gets there.  So please tell me.  Also tell me when Skousen leaves. Oh and that’s so freaking crazy! He saw someone die?! I would have been freaking out for sure....

It’s also really good to hear that Grandma Stewart is still doing well.  She's definitely a fighter.  Tell her i love her ok?

Haha tell Grandma Thorpe thanks for her letter, it made me laugh so hard! haha she's the best!  I'll try my best to write her when I have time.

This week I've felt like I’ve kinda plateaued in my progress, which is good to find out now because now I can work hard to get back on track.  Don't worry I’m not like being a bad missionary.... I’ve just felt like I don’t have any focus.  I'm focusing more on how tough everything is with the language and the lessons and everything that I’ve forgotten that I am a missionary and that’s just how it is.  With the Lords help I’ll be able to get going again.

Moms Questions: 1.The language is fine haha. 2. Elder Hasler and I have our own room because we just got lucky.  We'll probably get some roommates once the next district in our zone leaves though. 3. Everyone in my district got here on the same day. 7 of us are going to McAllen, 4 are going to Guatamala, and 1 is going to Colorado Springs (he went to MV and we know a lot of the same people.  All of us get along great. 4.Yes that razor was mine, and thank you so much! I needed to shave that same day I got it. 5. Richie sent me a hand written letter with some Pokemon cards in it. He told me to catch ‘em all!... and I will.  I wrote him back but Canada is having some postal strike... so... he might not get it for a while..... 6. Yes its ok for my friends to send me letters on DearElder, I just can’t write them back on there. I actually got one from Carmen the other day, and that was awesome! Tell everyone to write me I love hearing from them!

uhh.... I’m running out of time so I cant really ask you guys any questions... darn.  Just tell my friends to write me, and that I love them and I love you.  It takes time to write letters so I might not get back to them right away, but I WILL respond. I promise! I love writing letters too... haha go figure.  Tell Chase he can expect a letter, and tell Madi she owes me one because those 2 that she wrote when she was bored weren't in response to my letter. If she complains tell her "Too freaking BAD!"

Sunday was Father’s day and I just wanted to say I have the best dad in the world! He is a total dork sometime hahaha but he is my hero! I probably wouldn’t be here without his example and guidance. Happy Father's Day dad. Te amo mucho!

I almost didn’t get to finish this email.  You only get 30 minutes and I didn’t send it before that time was up, so I was freaking out, but then my awesome Zone Leader Elder Ames let me use the last 2 minutes of his time.

I love you all and i love being a missionary!

-Elder Jordan Stewart

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