Monday, April 28, 2014

April 28th 2014

this week we started  using the bikes every other day. we got alot of leg work. so i am on a beach cruiser with no gears and my comp is on a bike that the gears are stuck on the easiest 3  gears so i am sucking wind and can hardly get up the hills and he has to pedal like a mad man to keep up on the down hills but he still cant keep up cause the gears are slow.

we were able to go out into the compo of our area we road for 45 minutes out to make a visit. there is not much out there. we rode for 20 minutes with out seeing a single person.

also this week i had divisions 2 times. one i was in a nother house i am told my comp yeah we have the cleanest house in the zone. we clean it every p day. and scrub it we all have chorse and we rotate them. 

this week also we did a visiters center at the stake center. and we took people on tours of the church and had people from the stake explain each organization. it was a good easy way to teach people about the church and to get them in. we would walk to the plaza and invite people to go and they would come with us. 

on the days we had bike s we were abole to double the number of lessions that we had. 

also we were able to go on splits with the bishop and with the 1 counsler that day we had 4 hours with member and 4 lessions with member when we normally would only get maybe 2 lessions and nothing more. we were able to double the work with more productive work as well.

we only had 84 in the church and the whole zone was low aswell. living in the house of the zone leaders you hear all that goes on in the zone.

love Elder Pulsipher.

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

this week we moved into the new house. it is very nice and very big. i went from a small house to one of the nicest in the mission. and it is super clean. no mold or anything.

it was easter. that means no school all last week all the families come in town and no investigaters wanted to meet with us. we had a lot more menos activo visits. 

since catolic is the dominant religion all the traditions for semana santa happened.
no red meet on friday so we ate fish at the members house and a tradiotional desert.

next we had 100 people in church again us 6 missionaries in our ward are working hard. we are working with members we are averaging 10 hours a week for companionship but we need more. we need 35 so we still have more work to do with that.

we are playing soccer everymorning in the church and to get our work out in we play four on four. and if you get scored on you have to do 10 push ups it is alot more work that way cause we normally score 15 goals each team in the hour that we play. 

we have finally found bikes and are using them. my legs are getting a workout from that all day. 

i am doing really good. my spanish is coming along and i am able to understand alot with out intensly trying to understand. it is good, and i am using more spanish. 

in our house we speak about 75 percent spanish so that is helping too.

Love addi

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

this week was a good week i am able to speek more and more spanish. i am learning alot and i have put my training wheels(english scriptures for personal study) away and hvent touched them for the last two weeks. 

this week we had a nother noche de hogar and we had these alfahores but they were like chalk i your mouth. so for a competition we had to eat one as fast as we could. and it is like eating saltine crackers. it was imposible and it was like a past coving your entire mouth. 

i went on divisions and i stayed in my area. so i had o be the senior comp and run the area. i was pretty good at it. like knowing where everything is. and elder finnegan had prepared me well to do it. i know my area really well and where everyone lives its huge but i got a good sense of  it.

this week we played soccer at the church 3 times. so we would wake up at 550 say our prayers and then run to the church and get there at 610 it is a good little run. the first time was alittle hard and after soccer running and walking all day my legs were a little sore. but after that first time it isnt bad. 

it hasnt been very hot at all. t has been really cold. a couple of the days it didnt get over 10 degrees celcious. so we just bundle up and keep warm all day.

we are working hard and i am loving it out here.

Love Elder Pulsipher

 me and the zone leader traded sweaters.

my bed and the dog that always come to visit us. and  i sleep every night bundled up in the sleeping bag now.

thsi was last week it was really hot so we planned out side.

we did a bbq in the back of staffieris house 2 weeks ago. and we made a huge fire and we only had hot dogs to cook. and we cooked them on sticks from the tre. untill the sticks kept breaking. so we got a tyle from the ground cleaned it off tossed it on and fried the hot dogs on there with alittle oil.

this is food from a lady in the ward we were at here house at 8 and teaching here. she asked have you every tried lamb. and we said not for a long time so she brought this over to us wonce we left it was really good.

Monday, April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

this week was conference and it was really good.

it is a different experience watching it as a missionary with your notebook out and constantly taking notes.

you get alot more out of it by taking notes. 

this week i also had interveiws with the president, and afterwards i was able to go out and work with president. we went to the taylor family and she has been to the temple and he has not. they are about 60 he is a semi-active and has a problem with smoking. president has taught this man once before and has a strong bond with him. he told him, i want to see you come down to montivideo and i want to see you and your wife get sealled together. i could tell it hit him deeply and he wants to but struggles at times. he is a great man. there are pictures of us on presidents Facebook page. (ask my family if you dont know where or what that is.) but it was then my turn to bear my testimony in that lession. i expressed my deep gratitude for my parents examplñe to me to be married in the temple and make temple attendece such an important part of our lives. and to have us go as a family when we can. it is different to express this in english. but it was very powerfull in spanish. and for the love i have for my family. and for the ability to live with them forever.

we have been working really hard out here. i am working now on applying the things that i learned in conference. 

it is crazy that Heavenly Fathers Royal army on the earth right now is over 83000 that name was used by many appostles in past conferences. but with a Royal army needs a royal suport team and that is the wards. they too have to do there part. and each individual has to do there part in forwarding the work weather you are nursurly leader or stake president or a high counsel man you have the responsibility to work as the support team of Gods royal army. 

we have been challenged to work 7 hours a day with members. right now we are stugling to get 5 a week. so to everyone work with the missionaries.

we watched conference in a small secrataries closet and huddled around the computer. it was that or watch in spanish. 

Love Elder Pulsipher