Friday, August 29, 2008

email #3 8/29/08

hey hows it going?? pretty good on this end its been pretty crazy here but i still love it! its so cool to think about how crazy all this would be to someone who is a non member to see people come to this place ,some for 3 months or some only 2 months and to learn a language so they can go all over the world teaching the gospel for 2 years but i love it, im learning soo much and learning how to have good study habbits and how to "work hard" but not the hard work i thought of its the mental and spiritual hard work that we do here that is the amazing part... we hardly do anywork here and im more tired than a full time job, i kinda think of it as we are breaking our spiritual muscles down everyday so that the next day they get that much stronger so by the time we leave here we can help other people start this proccess but for the whole 2 years we never "should" stop progressing and building upon what we already have. its like 2-A-Days training for the best season of our lives!!! and i love every second of it. the spanish is coming good, starting monday we are only learning and teaching in spanish so we'll see how that goes but im not to worried just as long as we are willing to open our mouthes and try, the spirit will be there to fill it with the right words as long as we are doing our part, its an amazing feeling to fell that happen and you dont really notice till afterwards when you realize that you just taught someone for 10 minutes that i didint think i knew anything about but because i was willing to open my mouth and follow the spirit i was able to do that, that is the thing i love most about being here. well anyways hows everone doing? oh a few things i could use in apackage is some more gum maybe some jerky, and maybe just some stuff you think i'd like. ill wright you guys more later and mail it soon, i love you guys!!!!

AdiosElder Curtis

Thursday, August 28, 2008

email #2

hey family well all is good so far here. maybe more news about whats going on with the world like olimpics and sports cause we dont hear anything like that here. OOHHH and if you guys could tell all the family about my email adress and make sure and tell the Nelsons, ****BUT i still want to get the dear elder mail so that i can write back to those cuz i only get 30 min on the computer and only on P-days. *****anyways so yeah sorry it takes so long for you to get my mail its like 4 or 5 days one way for a letter but ill try to write more often, so yeah i see karri quite a bit and she also got engaged to my districts spanish tutor so that was kinda cool and Elder Bortholomew (THIS WAS ONE OF JOSH ROOMATES WHO KINDA LOST IT AFTER 24 HOURS AND WAS IN THE HOSPITAL) ended up going back home on sick leave for about 2 or 3 weeks he's still a missionary and his call is gonna stay the same and what caused his whole ordeal is he took WAY to many sleeping pills one day and then he had an anxiety attack so they couldnt figure out what was wrong so they did a spinal tap and his spinal fluid was leaking out and causing severe headaches, but he's doing better. now for some good news!! every tuesday night we have a devotional and the first week elder Coleman of the 70 talked to us AND THEN this last tuesday Elder DALLIN H. OAKS talked to us on teaching by the spirit!!!! our district snuck aroung to the back doors of the gym ( my idea by the way) and snuck in before eveyone else cause we were hearing rumors about an Apostle but no one really knew, SOO we were on the first row of the elders!!! so like 5 rows from him cuz the first 4 are for senior couples. so we had better seats than the other 2,300 misionaries who are here right now! pretty cool! so other than that my origional companion E. montalvo is way cool and we get along really good but the new companion we have who is our roomate since his comp went home, his name is E. friend and he is probably one of the most annoying kids i know or ever will know and worse is he is the district leader but everyone is trying to get along with him but no one really likes him. but besides that little part its all good we went to the temple today and it was really cool as usual!! and now we're doing laundry. but yeah the spanish is comming pretty good just slow but its coming, i can understand everything my teachers are saying it just takes a little bit for me to make sentences and stuff but i do it ok. we are already teaching the 2nd and starting the 3rd lesson in english and we have started the first lesson in spanish too!!! sorry there wasnt much to read im in a hurry.
love elder curtis

email #1

hello everyone this is elder curtis i just barely got the chance to set my email up. so im kinda glad that i can email now but its a bummer cause i can only be on the computer for 30 min a week and thats only on my P-day which is today Friday the 15th. and another thing that sucks is it takes so long for my letters to get all the way down there but yours only take one day to get here . but anyways its going really good here we just got back from the Provo temple which was really cool with all the missionaries and stuff. everything else is going pretty good. i kinda told you guys everything that was going on in my last letter that i sent you guys almost a week ago which i still havent got any responses to. but the other guys in my zone are way cool and at nights we all have a crazy fun time messing around with everyone and telling stories and just talking. but i took a few pictures today at the temple with my 2 companions since the other guys comp went home cause he was still really messed up from all that stuff that was going on but he's gonna be coming back in 2 weeks but he's gonna start all over so we wont see him a whole lot but i just hope he will be able to serve. other than that its just a bunch of elders having a blast learning a new language and learning how to teaching the gospel. im really enjoying it and learning so much more as each day goes by. it seems like i was just dropped off yesterday but its actually been 9 days which is pretty crazy. the food is alright here nothing special just decent cafeteria food but im not complaining. i havent gained any weight yet so thats good but i know its gonna happen haha well its time for me to get off now so i can go do some laundry and maybe take a little siesta. i love you guys so much. ill send some pictures soon when i get some printed off. keep me informed about everyone in the fam! please! thanks.
Adios!Elder Curtis.