Sunday, December 25, 2011

Brady's Christmas Post

They moved our p-day to today because its Christmas so that's why i didn't write this last Monday! Everything is going good :) i don't get to call this Christmas though cause im here. But its ok :) this Christmas has definitely been one to remember. The only thing i have had to focus on is the birth of the savior. And giving back what he did for us by giving him these next 2 years. I really have been pretty happy this Christmas. I can not wait to get out to Chiclayo! 3 more days! i leave Tuesday morning for Chiclayo and we fly there. My Spanish is definitely not ready haha but that's ok cause nobody's is. i feel like im where im supposed to be with Spanish. its really hard to understand them cause they talk so fast. unless its about church stuff then i can understand pretty much everything! i just know a ton of church words. We went proselyting this last Saturday! Me and my comp were put on a sick spot. Its called Lima Punte or something and its like a point that sticks out of the land. We were surrounded by ocean on both sides. the beaches are not that pretty here though. But my comp didn't talk at all. Thank goodness they put a teacher with us though to help us. So i pretty much had to do all the contacting and talking and the teacher would help if she had to. We got inside a house this time too! i was so excited. well we got into 2 houses but one was this crazy guy that was addicted to drugs. it was pretty scary. i could not understand a word he said and he just pretty much told us we were wrong. but we got into this other house and taught a 23 year old girl named Moriah. i pretty much taught half of the first lesson! the 1st lesson is way simple now. it was soooo fun though to actually teach a real girl. i loved it!! She seemed way happy after! i think the church was exactly what she was looking for. i can not wait to start teaching in Chiclayo and actually progress investigators. its crazy that my mtc experience is almost over though. i have loved it. i have learned a ton about myself.
Hows Christmas at home? Happy birthday the other day kenzie!! That sucks that usu lost. but awesome that they finally made it to a bowl game. Mom its ok that i don't have a package from you guys here. i got your letter! i loved it! ill try and send some stuff home when i get to Chiclayo. You guys should watch the bible videos on they are about the saviors birth. i have realized how much i love my family and how blessed i am to have such an amazing family! family is so important. We are so lucky and so blessed to have a savior. Because of him we can be happy! He gave us the best gift ever. Im so thankful for the birth of Jesus Christ and his atonement. i can not wait to share it to the people! i love you guys! Merry Christmas family!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Third week in the Peru MTC AWESOME letter

Wuzzzz uppp fam! So we got to go tracting this last Saturday! it was out of control! I was with my Latino comp so it was amazing. We drove like an hour away from the mtc to the Lima central mission. Me and my comp were put in a area right on the ocean. it was so legit. oh my i loved it. The people are so funny its ridiculous. EVERYBODY is catholic. They all come to the door with their shirts off and come up with the biggest lies ever of why they cant talk to us haha. its so funny. i love it though. My comp (elder torres) was the biggest stud ever. i respect that kid so much. We had a couple of really good lessons with some people. I really realized how much Spanish i have learned here. I kinda knew what was going on. I talked some too in the lessons! i would always contact the people and try to get them to talk to us but as soon as they said something i couldn't understand i would just look at elder torres and he would go to work. The Gift of tongues is so real though. I was spitting Spanish i had no idea how i knew. I'm so stoked to get out there. The houses were not so bad though. It was a lot better then i thought i would be, but i guess that was cause it was on the ocean and there is a lot more money on the beach. it sucked seeing the ocean and not be able to go play in it haha. we tracted for about 4 hours though. Elder Torres left yesterday. It was so sad. Hes going to Mexico. I loved that kid. He was so nice and helped me with my spanish so much. I get a new latino comp today though so I'm pretty pumped on that! I love my teachers though they are so nice and all so sincere. It really is such a blessing to be here at the Peru ccm! it is preparing me so much better. i can not wait to get out to Chiclayo though and start preaching this gospel! It is a perfect gospel! Everything is so perfect about it! Today we get to go on a tour of Lima! Its only Americans cause all the Latinos left yesterday! I'm so excited! And then we get to play soccer tonight under the lights! I'm soooo excited haha. Soccer is so fun. Ive gotten a lot better since I've been here! That's awesome that Macy got baptized! I wish I was there! I love the pictures Mckell sent me though! mom you don't have to send the coat yet cause its way warm haha and i don't even know if ill ever need it! i miss the snow way bad haha. i wanna go skiing! Brod and beau you guys better go a ton for me and get good so we can all go together when i get back! I love you guys though! God bless
Elder martin

Pics of Elder Martin at the Peru MTC