Well that was strange...
I didn’t get an email from you today.. awkward. I hope you guys aren’t dead...
because that is the only logical reason I could think that you wouldn’t have
emailed me yet... but anyway I guess I can just guess the questions you have
for me and just tell you some stories!
I'm staying in Arrak
this transfer.... so email every 2 weeks or so. We have one baptism on Saturday.
We might have 2-3 baptisms just this Saturday! After that, we don’t have any
new investigators so its crunch time now. Elder Watkins is leaving the area
this week and I’m getting a new companion. He’s been working in Ebeye (a
different atoll) since December and they speak a really different dialect
there... sooo that will be interesting. He’s only been out here for 7 months
and me 4 months... so we’re gonna have a good time talking and understanding
people!! I won’t be able to rely so much on Watkins anymore. So I’m really gonna
grow in the language now!! I’m excited... I’m basically gonna be the boss :)
not that there was ever a time where I wasn’t :) It’s pretty awesome working
out here. All the kids and even some adults want me to flex for them... haha
its pretty awesome being their hero. They love me and everyone knows me!! Which
isn’t saying much considering its about 500 people! They love me and I’m so in
love with them. I can’t get enough of the little kids. They just think I’m
amazing!! I love playing with them and having them teach me words!! Elder Lutu
is gonna be in my district now so he’s back in town. I’m freaking excited!!! The
west (side) zone is where its at :)
The word of the
week/email: JUMBO -- it’s said the same as is it said in English. but
basically means travel, trip, wander, wlak, basically just movement and that’s
what we do in arrak. We jumbo to every place, beach, house, store,
person. We are awesome. I’m excited
to continue to do it!!
Also to Dad: MY DEBIT
CARD EXPIRES IN JUNE so we need to do something about that. I don’t use
it, but if I have too... I’ll need it! Maybe you can help me out
with that!! Anyway I always mess up with the language but I’m doing fine with
it. Yesterday during General Conference somebody asked me how old
President Monson was and I said with absolute confidence "800"
hahahahahaha and they all laughed at me but I didn’t catch it for a bit...
then I figured out what I actually said... hahaha that was funny! and
another good quote out here is "bonbon ej an ri-belle ro" which says
"counting is for the whites" which they mean telling time and using
watches is a white person thing... haha is so true. Nobody out here owns a
watch or a calendar. They just look at the sun and know the time. Pretty
So this email is pretty
random cuz I don’t have anything to build off of. I hate always asking you guys
for stuff but simple things are just impossible to get out here... man!! but
keep it up with the Sprees :) I may not have food but I’ll have Sprees :) also,
when we were skyping you guys talked about a hard drive to store my pics on and
such, do you guys think you could send out a big one like Logan’s? That would
be amazing. And a voice recorder like dad was talking about with Logan, I’d
love to do that and send a few of them home!! CONNER: burn me some CD's homie
and send them to me! I’m asking you cuz you’ll hook me up fat, and I don’t
wanna bug mom and dad about it! so you can do it :) thanks. Love you and stuff.
Let’s see what else can
I tell you guys? ... I officially weighed myself for the first time in 4.5
months and I weigh 152 pounds! Dang. I’ve been losing weight but putting on
muscle. It’s crazy how in shape I am. I’m gonna come home ripped outta my
mind!! Conner - watch out. There’s a new sheriff in town. Also I’m eating
insanely healthy. Partially because fat American food is soooo expensive!! So
yeah I really plan out what meals I’m gonna eat and make sure it hits all the
[necessary for me] food groups :) I bike about 10-15 miles a day. Everything’s
good!! and I’m basically black. Speaking of black can you guys
ask Justice if he ever got my letter? And also can you guys see if Duke
got my letter? I hope I sent them to the right addresses!! What else...
everything is just going well with me. I'm your only missionary out right
now so I expect quite a bit of extra lovin :)
I love you mommy. I know
this church is true. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about you, but I
know what I’m doing is so important for these people. I can sacrifice a
portion of the amazing life I had to help these people get on track to
live with their families forever. It’s no big deal. I miss you, but I’m strong.
I know my purpose. I know that Heavenly Father wants me to work here in Marshalls
at this time. I’m happy. Sometimes its hard. Actually a lot of the time it’s
hard, but if I work hard, it’s easy. I’m focused. I’m trying my best and
soon I’m gonna return with honor. I love you babe :)
Love Elder Eagle (Ingalls 4/5)