( Mission President and Sister Gabaldon with Forest)
Dylan... you're frickin funny! And Sam.... Getting a kiss before me? haha ;) (Editors Note: we sent some pictures of Samuel with some of Forest's friends, one was a girl attempting to kiss Sam, and Dylan always has funny questions!)
Questions first this time. No, she (Sister Ricci) hasn't taught me how to make salsa yet. I actually haven't had salsa yet haha I'm waiting for someone to make homemade tortillas so I can learn, but the usually go to the taco store around the corner, but they're still pretty good! The most dangerous situation... well, the other day the Narcos (Drug gang here) had killed 5 people by 6 p.m. and we got a phone call telling us to be in our homes an hour early. So Elder Vargas and I watched the Restoration video. Yes!
This Saturday actually! (FIrst Baptism's) Hermana Ricci, and Isidro. Thanks for praying for them! It helps a lot! Prayer is super powerful! Sam... getting kisses and talking in Spanish. Sí, nuestro nueva casa es mejor. La nueva casa tienen un minisplit (cual es un air conditioner) La otra casa no tienen un minisplit. ¡Y tambien en la nueva casa, no mucho mosquitos, cual es muy bien! jaja some Spanish for you too ;) (Editors Note: Translation: Our new house is a mini split and has an air conditioner. Also in our new house we don't have as many mosquitos, which is very good, haha.) Grandpa, I'm sorry if the grammar isn't perfect Ummmm my favorite food.... probably the quesadillas in Centro. They're amazing!
My Spanish has been really improving! In the district meeting this morning, I could understand quite a bit of it. I can understand a lot, but still have a tough time talking, but it's coming. I'm glad you got to see Elder Minarik! (Editors Note: Alisa and I met Elder Minarik and his Dad in SLC for lunch after the morning session of General Conferance.) He was planning on living in Twin after college, I don't know if he still is or not, but that would be awesome!
Conference was good. On Saturday I got to listen to it in English, but on Sunday it wasn't working so I had to listen to it in Spanish, and I didn't understand much because the translator was talking extremely fast! I've been thinking about hunting... a lot! I can't wait to hear the stories and see the pictures! I'm hoping for big bucks, elk, and a nice pronghorn! :)
Jeni's and Bob's package came this week. With lots of chocolates and jerky! It had other things to, and it came just in time because I had just finished my other package haha. Also, I want a picture of how the RZR looks now too. I bought a new card for my camera today, but I don't have any pictures for it yet. So next week! I love you guys!
Alisa had the opportunity to email back and forth for a bit!
Mom: Are you still there?
Forest: Yes! I love the packages! I was emailing some kid I've never met haha He set me an email about the CCM and the Mission field. He got called to this mission, and leaves for the CCM on December 6
Mom: Right on!! By the way, Chady fell and broke her hip. She is okay but in a lot of pain. She is still in the hospital.
Forest: Dang! I hope she gets well soon. What are you guys up to?
Mom: Are any of the Ricci girls getting baptized? We are not up to much...pretty boring here.
Forest: Haha I miss the scene of farm fields and mountains in the distance haha Sadly, no. They want to learn more and wait to get support from their dad. Did you get the facebook message from them though?
Mom: No, we did not get any Facebook messages from them. They sent Minarik the birthday photos and he sent them to me.
Forest: Ok, she sent a video, but oh well. How are max and hunter doing? and what'd Sam think of my response to his question?
Mom: Ask her to send the video again or to send it to my phone or our email. Sam says hahahahaha! Grandpa translated it for him. Grandpa says that your Spanish is really improving.Max is old...Hunter is settling down. He is getting SO big!!! How are the wild dogs?
Who gets to baptize Sister Ricci? Make sure you get photos at the baptism.
Forest: I'm glad grandpa could translate it haha. The wild dogs aren't too bad, there's just a lot of them! I'm not sure who gets to do the baptizing yet, but I'll make sure and get a lot of pictures!
Mom: Will her husband attend the baptism? Who is Isidro?
Forest: Ummm probably not, sadly. Isidro is another one of our investigators. We've been teahing him since Elder Minarik and I were companions. He just learns really slow. The reason Hna Ricci waited this long, is because her birthday is this week.
Mom: Bummer that he won't go. Maybe he will surprise you. Did you let Minarik know that Isidro is getting baptized? Are you the one baptizing him?
Forest: Yeah I told him. Not sure who'll baptize who, but I'm sure that we'll each get to baptize someone. He's an awesome investigator! Almost everytime we go over there, they want to feed us, which I'm not opposed to haha If you remember, a while ago I told you of an investigator who takes notes during our lessons, he's the one.
Mom: Right on!! That will be a cool experience for you to get to baptize someone!!! How is your journal writing going?
Forest: Every day is accounted for so far. Sometimes I have to write for 2 days when we stay up late, but there is at least one page for every day.
Mom: Since it is Sister Ricci's birthday....do you get to shove her face in cake?
Forest: I told her I was going to haha but she kept saying no. no. no. haha but her daughters kept saying sí, sí, sí. So, we'll see.
Mom: Awesome! I want to see pictures of that!! What little things do the kids play with there? Matchbox cars, balls, dolls, etc..
Forest: Yes. They play a lot of soccer in the street, and a lot with matchbox cars. They have a lot of like tonka type trucks they play with too. Just not as good of a quality. Well, I have to go! I'll talk to ya next week! I love you guys!
(Elder Radmall makes it to Culiacan Mexico with fellow missionaries from the MTC)