Monday, August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014

Dear Family,
I first started my mission in Los Altos, then I was transferred to Las Americas, but now I was transferred this morning to Chiquilaja. I have had 3 areas in 2.5 weeks lol. But it´s okay because I´ll go wherever the Lord needs me. I am still enjoying this mission. I love it. I can´t believe a month has already passed. It doesn't feel like a month. So I´ll give you a list of my companions and areas.
 Elder Elison_Los Altos
 Elder Halling and Ayala_Las Americas
 Elder Escobar_Chiquilaja
I don´t have pictures with Escobar yet. 
We have eaten a bunch of food. I still don´t know the names of them lol. Well my first 2 areas were like in the city. So there were a lot of cars. But now here in Chiquilaja, its like a farming town. I have seen a lot of corn. It is quite different from my other areas. It has a lot more hills that are a lot bigger than my first 2 areas.
I might have to learn Quiche if they move me to Momostenango. And my spanish is going quite well. When I get to call for Christmas, you will see my awesome spanish skills lol. Chirstmas is in about 4 months. I can´t wait!!!
Elder Escobar is from Mexico City. He has served 22 months. He is cool. And I don´t know any investigators because this is a new area. And my new house is BIG. It´s a lot nicer than the last one.I am blessed to be serving with these missionaries. They all know the gospel and they are missionaries too. We are fighting in the same spiritual war together.
Hey Dad Guatemala is great. I still get scared when I get into a bus cause these Guatemalans drive so crazy. Now I know why you drive the way you do. Since I got moved I won´t be able to eat at Pollo Campero but I can order it and they will bring it to me. I have yet to meet a family with the name of Chiddywitz and I still have not eaten iguana. Or at least I don´t think I have. They give me food and I just eat whatever it is. I working hard. I don´have time for Mickey Mouse work.
Mama I am doing fine. I still haven´t been chased by a dog or been sick. The food is great. But yeah I am doing great.It´s a little cold in the morning though. 
Hey Sis. I reread the letter you gave me, the other day when I was so tired and just wanted to sleep. It gave me energy and so I got up and went contacting. Thanks for the support that you give me. I hope you are doing well wherever you go. And yes the people here in Guatemala are pilas. They help out the missionaries so much. This is a wonderful place.
 Alex: What´s up bubba? I hope that you are doing great. Hopefully your fridge is still working. Jajaja in my agenda I have 2 words that are highlighted. Those words are ¨Common Sense¨. I try to have it everyday. Oh and can you send me some Vix cause I kinda need it. It would be great if you sent that. (inside joke..hahhahaaa.)
 Andy: Hey little bro I hope that band is going great. I know that it is hard work but it´ll pay of eventually. Just keep enjoying it. I know I sure did. And tell the trumpet section that I said they better be good. Horn angles!!!!!!!!!!!! Jajaj well keep working hard in all that you do. I know you can do it. 
 Tony: Hey Tony I hope you are doing great little bro. I want a picture of you in that Batman bowtie. I will get a Batman tie when I return jajaj. I have yet to wear my Batman shirt here cause I don´t want to mess it up. The mission is going great. I love it so much. 
 Daniel: Cuñado, como estas? Me gusta mucho mi mision. Es el mejor lugar en todo el mundo. Yo siempre estoy aprendiendo algo nuevo. La gente de Xele Ju son muy amables. Ellos son bien pilas. En nuestras reuniones de distrito siempre dicimos esto:
Nosotros realisamos coasas dificiles,
Nosotros bautizamos,
Nosotros somos una mision de Predicad Mi Evangelio,
Nosotros recibimos el Espiritu Santo.
 Kirstie: Kristie I hope everything is going great at the house and at work. You rock...kinda. Lol I´m just kidding. You are awesome and that is why we are friends. Keep being the cool person you always are. 

Well I hope that this letter lets y'all know that I love each and everyone of you. Y'all are the best people ever. Thanks for all the support I get. I will work as hard as I can to bring people to this everlasting gospel. I want to share my testimony:
 I know that this gospel and this church are true. Thats is why I am serving a mission. I want to share this truth with others. I know that Jesus Christ is my Redeemer and Savior. I know this because I feel and know of the Love He has for me every time I pray and read my scriptures. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. He did more for the salvation of men that anyone else on this earth had ever done except for Jesus Christ. I encourage you to read that section because it is so important. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today. He leads and guides us. He was called of God to be our beloved prophet. I am so thankful to be on this mission. I leave these things in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.
 Elder Chicas
Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission
P.S. This man asked me to cut his hair. I told him I had no idea how to but he said that he didn´t care. He said just shave it. So I said okay.



  1. HI, I am Elder Halling's mom thank you for sharing your blog I love seeing pictures of my Elder. He loved being with Elder Chicas he was sad that he got transferred. He said he is going to be a great missionary!

    1. Thank you so much! We hope they continue to occasionally see each other and maybe even take more pictures! We love sharing this blog :)

  2. I have some pictures of elder chicas I can email or message them to you on Facebook if you have a Facebook let me know I would love to share them.

    1. Please email them!
      Thank you so much! How exciting :)