Monday, May 23, 2011

we are going to Guayaquil to listen to Richard G. Scott talk to us....

May 23, 2011
Hi what up fam??
Ok well I like getting letters every Monday and hearing how you all are doing. The only thing I don’t like doing is writing letters because I don’t know what to say. I don’t know why that is, it’s just kind of hard to write every week. But it’s cool!! I mean I love you guys I just don’t know. Ok so I also will make a few comments regarding the letter that you sent. Ok first thanks for the package that you’re going to send!! Thanks for the money that you’re going to give me because I am going to buy you all some sick gifts. lol ok so changing the subject so I am excited to see what changes they have made at Butte. I know that they were working on that when I left so I and see how things are going to be different. Man I love basketball, that’s one of the things that is hard to keep out of my mind when I think about home, which is not very often. lol ok so what can I tell you all about that happened this last week. ok so my comp got sick so on Saturday I passed the whole day sitting in the house but he is better now so we are working . lol but ya todo bien!! Another few gringos showed up to our ward this week so I was able to talk with them a bit. One of them served in Argentina where Taylor is at. Actually I am not sure if it’s the same mission as Taylor, but ya he was a really cool guys and spoke really good Spanish. He also majored in Spanish and worked 4 years in the MTC. He left the MTC as a worker one week after i got there to start my mission. But ya so hey I got this really good idea- so I have had the chance to talk with some returned missionaries about school and stuff and I have a really good idea. Well this is what some missionaries have done. I would like to keep studying Spanish when I get home. When I get home I can finish the Spanish classes that they have and then start studying for my major, taking the classes I need. For example, I’ll take history. I’ll take history classes in Spanish and I can work on two different careers at the same time. A gringo in my ward said that his son did that and this May he is graduating with 4 different majors. I don’t know if I am making any sense. But ya I just was thinking about that. Why not take advantage of the gift that the Lord has given me. Like studying two things. The gift of tongues that is. lol So what do you think??? Have you heard of that before?? I really like the idea. But I imagine I will have to look into it a lot more when I get home. But ya. Ok so we are still working away here in the sector. An old investigator showed up at church on Sunday and later that day said he wanted to get baptized so that was exciting. We are going to start working with him this week. We found some more peeps but we gotta see if they are interested. ok I just connected my camera so ill be sending some pics in another letter. I really can’t think of much more to say to you all. just know that i love you and miss you all. I am doing so good here in the mish. I am loving every minute! oh I don’t know if I told you this last week but Wednesday we are going to Guayaquil to listen to Richard G. Scott talk to us. So we are all excited about that. Hey I hope you all have a really good week and I will be talking to you all the next week. Love you all!!!

P.S. the pics i took just remind me of Joseph Smith video. lol this is a place in my sector that I really like. It is just really pretty there and peaceful. And the other pic is of me just being a G. lol crazy!!!

Love, Elder Keables

It is just really pretty there and peaceful...

Monday, May 16, 2011

The church is true and I know it....

May 16, 2011
Hey fam!!!
Good day!!!! What’s new with you all??? So Ryan is just killing everyone in Frisbee!!!! I bet he just thinks he is all that!!! Well I hate to burst his bubble but in less than 3 months his winning days are over!!! The people here know me as the Frisbee KING. lol Wow Ryan and Melissa look a lot bigger in that pic- it is crazy!!! I still can’t believe that Julia is graduating next week. That just seems so hard for me to believe. My little girl is growing all up. Jordan is still just a pimp from what I got out of the phone call, but I think it’s time to calm down a little bit and get hitched. lol well that’s pretty much all I can say to that letter. lol oh mom that’s really cool that you got to visit the temple, really it’s one of the best experiences that someone can have. It’s such a calm place and peaceful. oh mom so I need to tell you something- so today the zone got together right and we all played basketball and ultimate Frisbee. but the things was I didn’t have shoes that worked to run in because the basketball shoes that I brought with me had parts falling off and there were holes in the shoes to the point that it hurt me to walk in them and I could put my finger through the holes. So what I did was take out 40 bucks and bought a new pair. Mom really I needed them because in the morning I want to run and shoot hoops but I didn’t have shoes to play in. so I bought these ones. If you want mom you can take it out of my birthday money it’s just that I was dying. lol the thing that suck is that they don’t have my size here in this country right!!! so I spent an hour looking around for my size but the biggest I could find was like 10 and those were cheap but when they were like 12 they were like 100 and more. Really I couldn’t find my size and all I wanted was a cheap pair to last me 3 months, but I couldn’t find a cheap pair my size so I got these ones for 40. The good thing is I like them and I will bring them after the mish to use at home. They are Airwalks. But I think maybe I’ll send you guys a pic next week of my new shoes. You know how I like my shoes. lol i don’t want you guys to go broke because I am in Ecuador just spending all this money. lol but then again you guys seem to have a lot of money since I left. lol new tv, new computer, going to buy a wii. lol you do you want to know what my opinion is on the new Wii??? BUY THE THING!!!! I am going to need a way to get back in shape when I get home and why not the Wii!! lol just playing, but really, buy it. I am very supportive of this new Keables life. lol ok so what else can I tell you all about? Ok hey so we have someone that should be getting baptized this next week that is coming, on the 28 I think. So if you could, can you all keep Dani Veronica in your prayers? If you can that would be great. We are working hard right now but it’s been a little bit difficult. But we are excited for her because she seems like she really likes the church. We are still looking for new people that will be more interested. So I’ll let you know how the rest of our investigators are doing later. Ok well I really don’t know that else to write you about. Anyway, fam and friends I love you all. I just want you all to know that I am loving the mission still. It really is the best 2 years. The church is true and I know it. Love you all very much and miss you all. Have a great week and will be talking soon. As in next week. lol much love,

Elder Keables- from this guy!!!

It really is the best 2 years...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

We had 7 investigators in church...

May 2, 2011
Hey fam!!!!
Wow another week has gone by sooo fast I can’t believe it. So how was your week?? What’s new back at home??? Well for me pretty much everything is the same. I have to write a little bit earlier today because we have to go to Guayaquil and we are leaving in like an hour. If you don’t write me by the time I get done writing this message I’ll be sure to check my mail when I get to Guayaquil. Ok so I want to start off with a few questions. First, mom I was wondering if you would be able to give me the recipe for making waffles. There is a sister that we eat with every week and she wants to know how to make waffles so she can make some for us!! chevere!! I miss those things sooo much. This week I got a letter from Jordan telling me that he was making them for the people that he lived with in Mexico for conference. lol it’s been way too long since I have had those things. lol ok so that is pretty much the only question that I had. Oh and about Sunday. So is it cool if I call like at 5 in the afternoon here?? Not really sure what time it would be in good old California. And you still have time on your cell phone so I’ll call that and then you can call me back?? Is that ok. I am pretty sure it will be cheaper that way. But I am really not sure. You can write me back to let me know. Ok so that is the last question that I had. Well what can I tell you all about that would be interesting for you all? ok well we should be having some baptisms coming up in May because yesterday we had 7 investigators in church and so all we have to do now is invite them to get baptized. lol which sometimes can be a little bit hard. lol. Actually, it was a really good day yesterday having 7 invest in church. We are going to work our butts off so that we can bring like 20 this coming Sunday!!! lol oh something else that was kind of cool that happened yesterday is that this gringo from Utah showed up to church yesterday. He was one of those guys that worked in the orphanage for like about 6 months with the kids there. I started talking to him and found out that he was a returned missionary that served in Jamaica. He was a way cool guy. He asked if he could go with us and work for a few hours because he didn’t have anything to do all day. He was supposed to leave at 6 oclock that night. So I asked the bishop if he could come with us so eat at his house. The bishop said it was fine so he went with us to visit and eat with the bishop’s house. After that we went to Douglas Moras house and he had prepared some way good food so we eat there also. lol We ate so much food yesterday, no joke. lol but it was cool because we got to show him around a little bit and eat at a few places. He also gave me some tips about finishing the mish or what I should be doing in these last few months of the mish. It was nice to be able to get some tips from someone who has already gone through the going home thing. lol really it was cool getting to know him a little bit. His name was Michael Bradley, I think. lol I can’t remember that well. I got a pic with him but I’ll have to send it next week. lol Sometimes in the mission every day seems like the same!!! I mean they are all so amazing it’s just that it’s all alike so seeing a returned missionary gringo and working with him a little was something new for me. lol ok well I really have to get going now but I’ll be getting on the internet to check your message later. If you have any questions I’ll try to respond to them when I get on later today. Mom, Dad, Tyler, Whitney, Jordan, Janae, Julia, Melissa and Ryan I love you all!! I hope that you all had a great week and I hope that you have another one. Also I am looking forward to talking with you all this Sunday!!! Much love from the BIG ELDER KEABLES oh and more love to everyone else!!!

De Elder Keables