May 14, 2012
Well I told you everything yesterday. Have a great week!
Love Elder Taylor
(This was the first email - he was almost a dead missionary! Staci)
Hahahahaha just kidding! I will still send an email.
It was so good to see all of you and talk to you yesterday. That was the best. It was funny because one minute i was talking to you and then five minutes later we were back on the street doing contacts haha but thats how it should be. Its a little hard to focus now but i will get back in the zone. Gotta go out and find the lost sheep.
About the coat. I talked to President Cordon about it and he said that they have coats in the mission home for Elder Sandoval. Thank you so much though. You all are the best. I forgot 3 things that I would like in the package too. 1. Ibuprofen 2. Zip lock baggies. They havent been invented in Brazil yet. I would love some gallon size and some normal size. Maybe a package of each... 3. Candy. Some good old american candy would be wonderful. Enough for one good looking american and his hilarious argentinian companion :) Thank you so much.
Other than Mothers Day this week was really bad. We didnt find any new investigators and Gustavo didnt come to church so he wasnt confirmed a member. It was really hard and sad and really just broke my heart. It was the hardest week yet on the mission. We are starting to work more with the members though to find new investigators. We mark visits in the members homes and then ask them to invite one of their friends or neighbors to come and listen to a small message. So far its going well so hopefully we can find new investigators this way. Also, we had a really funny thing happen this week. We were walking down a hill Friday night and it was raining and dark and I slipped and just fell right on my bum. It hurt way bad because i tried to catch myself and now my hand hurts. But I guess i made a really weird noise when i fell because Elder Sandoval just busted up laughing. His laugh is hilarious so I busted up laughing too. It was so funny and he has told this story to just about every member that we have seen since. It was pretty funny.
I still cant get over how big Annie looks. Its only been 5 months. Annie, Stop growing. Please.
Dad, it was hard to hold back the tears when you said you are proud of me. I could just picture you with your cry face goin on. Thank you for your encouragement and love.
Scott, I am on 2 Nephi 19. Good luck chuck.
I just want you all to know that I love you so much and that I am so grateful to be part of your family. I love you. I know that the Lord is watching over me and syd and is answering your prayers. I love you all so much.
Love, Elder Taylor
Oh and mom, I wrote you a letter last week but it was really short. Expect a longer, much better one in a couple of weeks. Happy Mothers Day! I love you mommy.