Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 24, 2010 Letter

This is a letter we got from Kade on Thursday. The e-mail was down so he wrote a letter and later e-mailed too.

Well, email is down. I don't think I've heard one good thing about the email here. Even if it gets back up I won't have much time to use it. So Wednesday is my p-day. I don't have too much time though. I did get a card from Gubler's, tell them thanks a lot and I really appreciate it. The charge on my debit card definitely is not okay. I never touched that game. Tell dad that I do have access to a microwave but no fridge. And no I'm not getting made fun of for my awesome blanket! Mom, driving around in the middle of the night isn't too bad. Just stay away from the ghetto. That's where I would get scared. Some things I would like you to send are....a bathrobe, some more ties to go with my suit with brown, so maybe like a light blue one etc.., some tic tacs, some refills for my marking pen, Jeffrey R. Hollands talk from last conference then maybe my physical therapy exercises if you can find them. Just send whatever you can. Thanks so much for the package. I loved it. Make sure sis knows I loved her treats too. I really appreciate it all. I see Weston 2 or 3 times a day so that's nice. I see a bunch more people from school too. Sunday was our day to walk up to the temple and I got to spend time with Jared, Weston, and Brody. Then Sunday night we all sat by each other at a fireside and at the Joseph Smith movie. So it's really cool. Brody left yesterday so I had to say goodbye to him on Sunday. They all have learned so much it's amazing. The food is going really well. As of last Monday I was up about 6 or 7 pounds from when I left. Don't worry though, I won't get fat. Weston leaves in a week or two I think and I don't think Jared leaves until like April 13th or something. I love my district. They're all amazing. We have three sisters in it. They're cool and not a pain. One is from Hawaii, the other from Delaware, and the last from Lindon, Ut. They're all like my sisters. Then it's me and my companion then our roomates. My companion is cool. He was the football and track star. So the exact opposite of me, he is from St. George. Then our roomates, one from Gilbert AZ, and the other from Hurricane. The one from Gilbert is really cool, his best friend just got his call to my same mission and leaves the first of June. My teachers in class are awesome. I learn a lot from the guy, bro Airmet from Layton. The sister teacher, I don't learn as much from. The sister from Hawaii is the nicest person I have ever met. She is Polynesian/Japanese/ Hawaiian. Her knees are bad and popped out the other day. The next day she asked the district leader for a blessing. None of us really knew what to do, but he gave her one and did awesome. So later that day I asked our teacher for a quick lesson on blessings. Well, it turned into an hour's worth of class. He asked who wanted to receive blessings so I was given the opportunity to give one. Sister Riggs from Lindon asked me to give her one for comfort. I was really scared and nervous. It was my first one. I started to shake cause I was so nervous, then I started and was way calm but shill shaking cause of the spirit. I don't really remember what I said but after she told me the things I said were exactly what she needed to hear at the time. It was a crazy experience. There is an Elder here, Elder Larsen, he knows Brock Emerson. I think he said he was one of Hailee's coaches. He is pretty cool. I've met a few other people too that I know through different connections. Like a kid from Mississippi that knows Anna Ray. Then another Elder from Clearfield that knows people from work. Right now, I'm just in the laundry room doing laundry. Sorry if my handwriting sucks. I'm kind of in a hurry so I probably won't have time to respond to a lot of letters I get. So I apologize, but I am very grateful for all the letters I do receive. I actually haven't even got homesick, but the days are going by pretty slow. You'll be proud, I sang in the choir!!! It went pretty good. I found caffeine free Mr. Dew but haven't bought any yet. That charge for $8.00 was just misc. stuff I needed. I might buy a mini quad, they're only like $40.00 here. And I will want it in the field when I have to carry my Spanish scriptures. Well I'll try to write an e-mail later but might not get to. But don't worry about me! I'm fine. I'll try to put my testimony from memory in Spanish.
Me gustaria comparnis me testimonio. Dios es nuestro padre celestial. Jesucristo es el hijo de dios, nuestro salvador. El libro de mormon es la palabra di dios. Joseph Smith fue un profera de dios. Thomas S. Monson es el profeta viviente. Comparto mi testimonio en el nombre di Jesucristo, Amen
I love you all so much and am so grateful for the things you have done for me. Keep sending the letters, I love them. I love how you're already being blessed ha ha. Let me know what happens with that. That's way cool that Seth finally sold his business. Take care of my baby, and try to get it sold so it doesn't get abused. At gym I play 4 square. I'm gonna be pro before I leave. The Chinese elders and the black elder are amazing at it. My hand is killing so I better go. I love you all so much!! Our branch Pres asked what our moms would say if they could explain us with one attribute, so mom, what's one attribute?

Elder Schvaneveldt

P.S. Make sure grandma and grandpa have my right mailbox number. It's 240 not 204.

This is Denise now. I'm not sure how I did on the Spanish part. I had a hard time reading some of his writing so for those of you that speak Spanish sorry if I messed it up.

1 comment:

  1. Elder Schvaneveldt,

    Muchas gracias por toda la ayuda espiritual que me haz dado en los ultimos meses. Tu mision comenzo mucho antes de que salieras para el MTC. Tu sabes a que me refiero.
    Un gran abrazo!