Family, Friends, loved ones and the most important: Mommy :)
How’s life going
everyone? I should say how is life without me... Sometimes I sit back and
reflect and how much life would suck if I wasn't in it... haha but don't you
all worry, 2 weeks is like 6 months then its home stretch :) or at least that's
what I'm told! The mission is going by really fast with me right now. The
language is flowing, I totally enjoy the presence of my companion. I am being
social, making new friends and just doing the work that God wants me to do. I
don't think I could really complain much except for the fact that my family
isn't here with me enjoying paradise... but maybe we can get back here someday!
This week has been a
pretty crazy!! First off we had p-day on Monday, then Tuesday some huge waves
came and half flooded the islands and we helped clean up all day. That was
crazy. There was garbage and trash and just junk EVERYWHERE!! So we got to
spend the whole day helping out with that so it was good! Wednesday we had our
district meeting in the morning then my bike’s chains snapped so we had to walk
and couldn’t get much done with that... then Thursday it was transfers then the
rest of the week was pretty smooth! I got a new companion!! His name is elder
Parente, he is from Florida and has been out for about 20 months now... he is
unreal at the language. You would think he is a native here. I can’t wait to
sound like that. They already say I sound kind of like a Marshallese person
when I talk so that's good! I really try. Hopefully, I don't have too weird of
an accent when I go home! I can already kind of see it a little bit, but it’s
not much at all. haha and this is still the beginning!! haha great... I wish I
could forget English when I come home but I still speak it all the time with my
companions and such. And you have got to be an idiot if you forget your native
language... that's just embarrassing... honestly haha. So I'm glad the grad
parties went well, I hope you guys are just chillin and enjoying summer now. I
have been enjoying summer out here since March 1st :) and I will be enjoying
summer out here until I come home :) If I ever decide to come home! haha
So.... This whole not
getting emails thing... I don't mind.... buttttt I have like nothing to respond
to or questions to answer soo I don't really know what to write or anything so
I'm going to guess some questions and answer them :) [He keeps emailing me earlier and earlier – before
I can even get mine written and sent! Ack! BTW this letter is hilarious!!! It’s
basically a conversation between him and himself! – MOM]
1. What do you do on
P-day (Preparation day)? ohh
snap good question!!!! I was wondering when you would ask that!! Well, I wake
up and lift then go email and every other week we go to town to buy food and
shop a bit and then play combined sports with all the other missionaries on the
island! and days other than that... swimming!!!! haha just kidding! We usually
go to the beach and play v-ball or explore or just hang out and sleep and such.
We just got a brand new basketball court by our house so we play there every
once and a while.... I still suck but hopefully I can improve!
2. What fish do you like
to eat? lolz mom please....
silly question!! I eat anything and everything... cooked, grilled, salted, raw,
everything. Do I like it? haha well no. But I am getting used to it and its
pretty good. There is some fish I like to eat better than steak...
hahahahahahaha JUST KIDDING steak is way better and I cannot wait to have that
when I get home.
3. What have you learned
the most out there? Wow. That’s I good one..
I'll have to say patience. Boy have I started to master patience. haha As you
can tell I haven't quite mastered humility... haha but I am patiently waiting
too ;) haha Nah working with people who just have a really relaxed life and
such just helped me learn and grow so much. I just know to accept that things
with happen in God's time. And who am I to say otherwise.. I know you guys are
all shocked by this answer... don't get me wrong, I'm still Dallin... I still
can’t wait for anything... but I'm definitely improving everyday :)
4. Do you miss your
mommy? THAT’S IS THE MOST OBVIOUS QUESTION EVER!!! Of course I miss my mom!!!!
She brought me into this world and I have been close to her since day 1. Yeah I miss my mom. I wish I could spend every day
with her right now. Everyone go hug your mom tonight and tell her to love her.
You guys don't even know how much I miss my mommy right now. Go hug your mom
and someone go hug my mom for me and tell her you love her. Everybody loves
Heather :) Especially this boy right here.
5. Hows the language? ummm... it’s going good :) I don't see why you
guys always ask me this question like you think I don't know it or
something.... haha I'm not fluent, but I'm comfortable to say the least. Pretty
crazy to think that in about 6 weeks I might train... What the freak... I guess
me and that lucky boy can learn the language together :) haha but who knows....
they need 8 people to train and I think I might be one of them... So we will
6. How is your
companion? Parkinson was a
homie for sure. Like best friend status.... Parente is good too!! We are still
getting used to working and teaching together. You can tell he has been around
the block a couple times... It’s hard because Parkinson and I struggled
together to work with the language and stuff and now Parente knows everything
so I kinda use him as a crutch... haha but it’s going well. He likes
baseball... and such... so you guys should send some stats for me to learn
quickly ;) haha just kidding its all good. He’s pretty cool! Kind of an
introvert but I can help him change that. He was on an outer island for 6 months
:) haha I hope I have that experience. Outer islands all have internet
communication so that should make you feel good :) No worries, I probably won’t
go out until my year mark anyways :)
So sorry this email is
so short, but I have nothing to really build off of. I hope you guys are all
having a stellar week!! OH YEAH!!!! FUNNY STORY!!!! So I got one package you
guys sent me! It only took 7 days to get to me it was unreal!!! And the girl scout
thin mints cookies.... I saw those.... And I was like DOPEEE!!!! Let’s get
these in the freezer!! So I put them in the freezer then went out to work for
the day.... Came home at night totally amped about these cookies! Open it up
out of the freezer and BANG!!! It’s a camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahaha I froze my
camera........ hahaha you guys are tricksters!!! But no worries, it works
perfectly well and I love it! Thank you again for being able to do that for me!
I already have some amazing pics to send home because of it!! You guys are just
awesome for sending me that amazing package! Thank you for the sprees too!! I
saved a box for myself and I gave some away to people and they all LOVE me :)
probably because I'm paying them ;)
Tanner: hey man congrats on the car, now get a girl ;)
I have a few out here that think you’re hot ;) hahaha maybe you should brush up
on your Marshallese and add them on the Facebook ;)
Logan: EMAIL MAN!!! YOU SILLY RM FORGETTING ABOUT YOUR
BROTHER!! We have a lot to talk about little boy!!!
Dallin: ummm I don't remember that kid....? send pics?
Conner: hey dude ;) how’s life? Hope your enjoying
that senior summer life!! I never got to, but it’s all good :) just keep going.
If you’re thinking about a mission, get serious about it now so you can go to
school then go on one. Its bomb. no regrets. Jumbo that 300c while it’s still
Parker: keep watching over me bud. I love you. I know
your helping me teach these people
Macey.... Boys.... what the freak... haha you’re gonna be
a senior when I come home or a junior... or a cute 4 year old girl that I will
always think of you as :) boys are gross.... that's all I’m gonna say :)
Dad: you are the man. You keep doing your thing :)
you really need to get that emblem for your 300c :) and when I get home... good
luck convincing me out of a 300c :) tanner was weak :) haha
Friends: Hey guys. I haven’t forgot about you guys yet...
haha I never could. Family first is the motto and you guys are like family to
me. I hope my mom threw some crazy pics up on the computer for you guys to see!
It’s so weird just even using a computer... but it’s good :) I hope you guys
are doing your things and having fun and just being happy :) I wish I could be
there to help make that happen :) see you all soon :) love.
Well, I guess this is
the end of my letter... I don’t know why I'm not getting your emails or you’re
not emailing me. Hopefully everything is going well back home. I heard dad has
to get some surgery or something? Hopefully you guys can tell me more about
that...? You guys can guarantee I will be fasting and praying for him. I'm
doing well out here. Don’t worry about me. I'm well taken care of. I wish I
could be home to help you guys but I know if I take care of the people here,
you all will be taken care of at home. I love you all. I can’t say that enough
to you guys!! I hope you guys enjoy my words and my pics. I hope you are doing
well. If I can help you guys with anything, let me know :)
I love you mommy!
Elder Ingalls (Eagle) 4/5