Monday, July 12, 2010

Some of the people here have so much faith...

Hey Family!!
Hey you guys!! Hey how are you all!! I hope you had a good week. Well I am doing great. I had a good week, but at the same time it was a little bit hard. It’s hard having a bday and it feeling like the same as everyday. I loved the presents that you sent. Thanks for the ties and the shirt and the jerky and the food and pies. It was just perfect. Oh and best of all, thanks for the pictures. It’s crazy because some of the family look a little bit older, not a lot but a little bit. I can’t believe that today I have 11 months in the mission. And I can’t believe that it’s almost been a year since Craig’s death. I will definitely write the family. Thanks for the address. I don’t know why but in the last 6 or 7 months I haven’t felt homesick, but now that I am coming up on a year, I have felt it a little. Maybe because of the birthday, or just thinking about what happened to Craig. I am not really to sure. I was actually talking about Craig with one of the missionaries in our house today. I am going to write it this week. Ok so to answer some of your questions. Yes it sounds good, your new plan mom. It’s fine with me if you just respond to my last emails. Actually I really haven’t heard from Lili for a little bit. It’s been about a month since the last letter or about 3 weeks. I imagine she is really busy these days. I did write her a letter this last week and sent it, so she should be getting that pretty soon. If you talk to her, let me know how she is doing. She sounded good in the last letter that I read.
Ok to tell you a little bit about what’s going on here. Ok so right now we have 3 investigators with dates for baptism. Two of them are on the 31st of this month and the other is on 14th of August. I wanted to tell you about one whose name is Jorge. He is about 30 years old and just broke up with his girlfriend that he had for 10 years. He has a lot of problems or had, but really, really wants to change. The cool thing is that he is reading and praying and really making progress. Every time we have visited him he says he feels so much better. When we visited him last, he told us that he had been drinking. We pulled out the palabra de sabiduria or word of wisdom pamphlet and taught him about that. He said he wants to change, but it’s hard because of his friends. He is really doing good, and I think he will be baptized. He looks like the best investigator that we have about right now. We do have another one whose name is Luis, and he also is really cool. lol he is in his late 20’s and has like 3 kids and is not married. We are working hard to help them prepare. But really things are going great here. I am learning so much everyday. I can’t believe that I will have a year pretty soon. It’s weird how fast time goes by. I feel I was just writing you about how I hate being the new guy and now I am older comp and out of the 4 missionaries in our house only one has more time then me. I still can’t wait for Cody to get here. It’s going to be so sick. lol I was going to send pics this week but things didn’t really work out.. I promise to send them the next week that is coming. ok so I have a question. Ok so Jake sent me a card and I want to send him one back, but I really can’t understand the return address. He wrote my address all pretty but the return address is hard to read. I don’t want to mess up so I was wondering if you could send me his address? That would be great if you could. Well I don’t really know what else to tell you about. I am loving the mission. Really this is really the best experience in the world. The one thing that I love about the mission, and something that has helped grow so much, is just meeting and seeing so many different types of people. It really has helped my testimony grow so much. To see those in the church that are so active and that go above and beyond compared to those we are just members going through the motions or those members that are less active or to those that don’t have the gospel in their lives. The people that are true followers of Christ, that go above and beyond, that truly magnify their callings are those that are truly blessed. I have had the great blessing to see the happiness that they have and the blessing that they have received or their faithfulness. They are truly the happiest people I see. There are so many people like that or members like that who have had a big impact on my life or have been such a good example for me that it helps me see who I want to become. Some of the people here have so much faith. It’s amazing or they are just so dedicated. If I could, I would like to encourage all of you, every single one of you in the family, to try and be more active in missionary work. Try giving some references to the missionaries. I really can’t explain to you how important it is to always give references to the missionaries. Also, just always look for ways to share the gospel, and if promise you guys will see the blessings of your efforts. I don’t know if I make a lot of sense. You all probably think I’m crazy, but it’s true. Those who serve others and share the gospel are the happiest and most blessed. Anyway I’ve got to go, but I want you all to know that I love you all so much. I miss you all and hope you have a great week. Thanks for the presents and everything! Love you all!!

Con Amor,
Elder Keables


  1. Haha---he totally put me on blast! Wow, he made me sound like such a slacker!lol I actually sent out an accumulation of 3 weeks worth of letters today! I just wanted to give him a taste of his own :)

  2. That's great, Lili! I don't think he's been much of a letter writer. We never get any either :-) We do enjoy the email messages, though. I'm sure he'll really enjoy your three weeks worth of letters :-)