Monday, June 25, 2012

Pizza Hut ... A Little Slice From Home!

Dear Family!!

Hey guys!!!  Man today was fun but kind of crazy.  Today we woke up and cleaned a little bit.  I prepared for my training tomorrow too … let’s see if President will finally go.  haha  Then we took off for the park.  We met up with the Elders from Hortal Florestal.  They are Elder Bowman and Elder Espiritu.  Elder Bowman is awesome and one of my better friends here on the mission.  We were in the same zone in Itú and then both got transferred out here together and I’m his District Leader so we get to talk a lot and have a good time.  Today we went and played volleyball at the park, and then a bit of basketball with some people there.  Generally the basketball courts are empty or they play soccer on them, but there were some guys playing ball and we went and played with them.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Our Family Is Forever

(Elder Fox and his sister right after receiving their Patriarchal Blessings
from their Uncle ... Homer  McKay LeBaron.)
Dear Family!

Happy Father’s Day Dad!!!!!!  It works out since you’re celebrating it today, I personally can write you!!!  How was it?  What did you get?  Did you get that email yesterday??  I love you tons Dad!!  You’re the best Dad in the world!!!!  Have a great day!!  I miss ya tons!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Blessings In Brazil

Manaus Brazil Temple

(A few photos of the "Cultural Celebration".)
Dear family!!!

Hey guys!!  Glad to hear from you all!!

My week was good, but I want to start talking about the temple dedication.  It was sooo cool!!!!!  First off … the cultural celebration.  It was pretty awesome.  I just felt bad for the translator.  At first I thought he just didn’t know how to translate very well, because he was butchering the talk by President Uchtdorf.  I found out afterwards that he’s one of the guys that does the translating for conference, and translating like that is hard!!!  I try every now and then for fun and for practice.  During the conference translations, the people don’t stop, they keep going so you have to keep up with them.  Once you start falling behind you start missing stuff and then you get lost.  So these guys are good.  In President Uchtdorf’s talk he would say a bit and then stop and the translator would translate what he said and then keep going and that way is easier.  I was hearing both English and Portuguêse and the translation was so wrong!!!  I think he was just having problems hearing President Uchtdorf.  After a bit, President Uchtdorf said, “Alright.  We'll fix this.”  He had him grab his microphone in his hand (it was in a stand before), he put his arm around him so they were really close, and then started talking and then it was a bit easier for the translator.  I bet Elder Costa and Elder Lago were really trunky during the cultural part.  Elder Costa’s girlfriend was dancing in it and I bet he saw her.  Elder Lago’s mom was the director of the choir so he saw her a bunch cause I saw her lots.  I also saw one of his brothers a couple of times that was dancing in it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

"Half Way There" ... Better Late Than Never!

(Elder Fox finally received his "Half Way There" package!)

(Here's some of the things we put in it.)
(All four sides of the box had this label on the outside of the package.)
(A poem we included with the package)
(We found a camel that had a shirt on it with the scripture from 2 Nephi 31:20 printed on it about "enduring to the end".  With the camel, we included this poem.)
Hey guys!!!

Alright … so I don’t have tons of time to write.  My computer was having problems and the guy was fiddling around with it and wasting the time I paid.  Then he had me switch.  When I asked if I could have the time back that I lost, he said “No.”  So basically, I only have a little bit of time now after writing President, reading all the announcements, and reading the email.  This may be pretty short.  I’m going to type as fast as I can so if there are spelling mistakes or grammar stuff, that’s why.