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Monday, August 31, 2015

Translados otra vez!

Me, nuenschwander, Melvin, and Morrison!
Well first of all, I'm leaving Rego Park/Corona! I will find out where I'm going tomorrow. I'm all packed up and ready to go wherever they want me to!

This week has been a great finale to the transfer. My companions are both training new missionaries here and I'm leaving. It'll be a new adventure.

This last week we were helping someone move into our boundaries. We were hauling the stuff back and forth in a uhaul truck. We were out super late (for missionaries) and we got a call from the girl missionaries saying that someone had broken into their house and that they were hiding in the second floor of their house. So we all piled into the back of the uhaul and booked it through downtown queens. It felt like we hit every pothole in the city(there are MANY of those).
We rolled up to the house and went through and made sure no one was in there. We didn't find anyone which kinda worried us but we told them to lock their door and give the girl from Mongolia a big knife.

Helped another guy change a tire. Not sure why no one here can figure that out. I've probably helped fifteen people change tires. The jack wasn't tall enough so me and the other hick here did something really ghetto and sketchy and got it done.

Well I'll know where I'm going tomorrow and I'll let y'all know next week!

Oh. Just tried balut. Not bad. Weird. Very weird.



Everything in Queens is chained down...

MOM NOTE: Kylee Jenkins showed me what balut looks like...I recommend not looking that one up. (Apparently it is a delicacy in the Philippines.) 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Yellow Ones

Hey everyone!

Hope all is well wherever you are to be found!

This last week has been..... Interesting.

Last Sunday we were walking down the street through a sketchy part of Corona when this guy stopped us and asked us if we spoke Spanish. Nuenschwander said that we did. The guy, clearly hammered out of his mind, immediately said you don't speak Spanish, he speaks Spanish, pointing to me. He then asked me if I would buy him food because he spent all of his money on booze. I said sure and we went to this dirty Chinese place that was on the corner. We walked in, he ordered his food and I paid for it. He then told us about how God is an alien and some other really funny stuff. He asked Morrison, 'do you believe that God is huge?' Morrison said, "God is everything." The drunk dude seemed amazed at this and promptly started to blubber. Meanwhile the chino people working at this restaurant were all laughing their butts off at all of us. To be fair it was pretty funny. We were probably the oddity of the week. I asked the drunk guy where he was from. He said he was from Honduras. I said the standard response, "tu eres catracho!" He lit up and started singing a song "No Ay un pueblo mas macho que un pueblo catracho". Then he started crying again. We decided it was time to go so I told him to not drink anymore, he said no, and then we left.

We've noticed [lately] that Chinese people will gladly run you over in their cars this last little while. A whole new meaning to the quote from the movie Elf, "the yellow ones don't stop!" The other day we were crossing junction and I almost got run over I looked up and screamed "the yellow ones don't stop!" just out of pure instinct, and sure enough it was a chino dude trying to murder me.

There is only one week left of this transfer and then los tres mosqueteros will be broken up! Being in a trio is fun but it takes a lot of dedication to get everyone headed in one direction.

Can't wait to see what happens this next transfer! I hit my 8 month mark a week ago! 1/3 of the way done!

We'll keep on rockin here!


Melvin, a member here that's about to leave for Colombia Cali! Then Saul Sarmiento -- eating a sandwich. Oh and the good looking one is me.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hey People!

Well, we've all been really sick for a week! Lots of fun being stuck at the pad and being completely unproductive. Interesting when you have three people and one bathroom!

Our apartment is small for three people. It's right above the church. I'll take pics of it today and send them next week.

The ward is huge. 150 people regularly attend. It's awesome!

Our bishop speaks fluent English. His wife gave birth to a son a few weeks ago, he was premature (don't actually know the term....)  but he's doing great and should be coming home soon.

Gotta run! Love you!

Got a haircut today! It was free, so I like it.

More next week hopefully! :)


Monday, August 10, 2015


Well there's lots of news because I haven't written for two weeks!
Last week my companion went home, so I got two new ones! The one in
the picture with me is Elder Neuenschwander. He's a redneck from
Washington. His life before the mission was pretty similar to mine. He
worked for a commercial custom hay outfit. He started his mission in
Mexico, but he got meningitis and a few other nasty things so he got
to take a vacation. He put in his papers again and got sent to the
best place on earth. My other companion is Elder Morrison! He is one
of the missionaries that I came out with. He's from a place in Oregon
right next to Medford. He has been diabetic since he was sixteen when
he had a crazy series of medical problems and also eats more candy
than any other person I have ever met.

I have forgotten to mention this for a long time, but we got a new
mission president a while back. He's great! His name is Gary Reynolds.
He's from Utah(surprise), he owns some huge demolition company and a
few motorcycle dealerships because he likes to ride quite a bit.
Anyways. He's about 5'8", but he did say that there was a taller side
of the Reynolds family so he is probably related to the good ones from
back home!


Manhattan when we went to a Morrison doctor appointment

The nectar of the gods

Mansion McDonalds

We live two minutes from the mission office so we help deliver cars
out to the island occasionally. We decided to make a pit stop at this
interesting place.

A fluing pic in a Manhattan train stop.