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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tyler comes home in 3 weeks, on Dec. 12th. We can't believe it. Thanks for all the support you have given him. Love to all!!


Pictures: Nov 18, 2013

This is what happens when it rains for an entire week
 and your feet don't dry out.

Weird fungus

Que dice familia?

It finally stopped raining! I read dads email and it said that grandma had been joking around about me getting some weird fungus on my feet?? well, it happened. Hahaha I attached a picture of the bottom of my foot that I took on thursday night. Turns out that having my feet so wet gave me athlete´s foot, and let me tell you, that has not been fun at all! I always just thought that athlete´s foot itched but it hurts soooo bad! You should have all seen how I was walking on thusday, like a total cripple it was the weirdest thing. We had to get a doctor to come over to the house on friday morning to look at my feet, and he put some weird liquid stuff on them that burned really bad and then gave me some powder stuff to rub on in the morning and at night. It stopped raining ever since so the weird fungus stuff is almost gone, but it was not a fun experience, haha. 

We have a baptism planned for this week! We found a little 9 year old girl named Norma, her parents are members and they havent gone for a couple of years but we are helping them and they are excited to start going every week, One of them came last week and we are giong to get the members really involved so they have more support. We had alot of less active members in church again and the family home evenings that we are doing with the ward have been good so far, we have two more planned for this week with some really good families. I got to talk in church about the importance of the recent converts, it turned out good and I was able to learn alot of some of the profecies about the growth and progress in the church being completed. There is a verse in D&C 89?... pretty sure its that section, its the Lord talking and he says that he will speed up the work in his time, and when I read it I realized that I have been a first hand witness of that here on the misison, every sinced they announced the reduced ages for the young men and women to go on missions! Its so cool to be apart of this!

Today for p day we went to a sweet waterfall hidden away in the middle of the jungle! We hiked so far into the jungle, I was worried that a boa constrictor was gonna come out of nowhere and eat us all. Seriously, it was like a movie, haha it was really neat and the water fall was gorgeous, I attached a couple of pictures so you can just see how pretty everything was. The pictures dont do the tuxtlas justice but it will have to do.

We have struggled a little bit to find new investigators, if you could pray for us to find new people, I know that we will! I´m grateful that you always pray for us and know that the Lord blesses us alot through you guys. I cant believe that I only have 3 weeks left, it seems unreal. I´m really going to miss the people here, every once in a while something happens to me or I talk to someone or eat something and realize that I only have 3 weeks left to enjoy it and enjoy what it is to be a full time misionary. It will be very hard to end, but at the same time I have absolutely no regrets, I know that I have given everything I have, I haven´t been perfect but I have tried to give my best effort and I am so grateful for the changes that I have been able to see in so many people during my time here!

I love you all so much, I`m excited to hear devin play the sax when I`m back, its sounds like hes just tearing it up!!

Mucho amor,

Elder Eastmond

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tuxtlas Woooooo!!!!!!!

hola familia!! sorry that nothing is going to be capitalized in this letter, the shift key gets stuck and it looks like im yelling!! so can i just tell you all how excited i am to be back in the tuxtlas. i absoluetly love it here and i love being a zone leader again. I feel like i know how to be a better zone leader after working in the offices and its really been a blast. the zone is really small, there are seven companionships in total and there are three district leaders that we verify with every night. the zone covers alot of area so when we do divisions we have to travel alot. my companion is elder conklin, he has 17 months in the misison and this is his second transfer as a zone leader. he is from sandy utah and is as good as they get. hes really excited and loves to learn and improve in every moment, hes a really humble guy and like me is a perfeccionist so we get along good, haha we are pushing ourselves alot here to do things the right way and to be 100% obedient and diligent. I have absolutey loved all the extra time that we have to work because im not in the offices anymore, haha we get to work in the mornings and im glad for the extra time to just give it my all these last couple of weeks.
So the last week in nuevas esperanzas was really fun. we ended up baptizing Irene! i dont have my memory card with with right now but i will send the picture to you next week. there were quite a few trials that she had going into the week but we fasted and the lord was able to touch her heart so she could have the faith the join the chruch. Her husband is still working on some stuff but he should be able to get baptized in these coming weeks and elder egbert tells me that irene is really pushing him to progress and to keep all of his comittments. the baptismal service was awesome because every companionship in the zone had a baptism, and it was stake conference so we all went to the stake center and afterwards had a huge baptismal service together, it was great!! the spirit was very strong and it was touching to see so many people at one time be able to join the church.
i absolutely loved the picture of jayden and parker!!!! oh my goodness i almost, just almost cried when i saw it! im so happy for both of them, what a great experience. I am grateful parker that this experience could help solidify the decision to serve a mission.
im sorry that i couldnt write that much, we write president a little more now because we arent with him all the time, i will try to write more next week! just know that i couldnt be happier and we couldnt be working harder her. we are going to start up some family home evening and movie nights this week to get the members involved and we already found some really great people who went to church!!
mucho amor,
Elder Eastmond