Monday, December 28, 2009

Still working in Villa Vieja

Holy cow, that was a long email. haha But thank you very much for it.Well dont worry everything is all good here, and when I got shot at, well that was in El Triunfo. but im not supposeed to tell things like that. So just forget about it. haha But yeah this place can get pretty riled up sometimes. haha It's awesome. When ever they win a soccer game this whole place goes crazy. I'm talkin everyone!!!!! bBut yeah it was awesome to here your voices and to talk a little Spanish with Wayne. haha The thing is, I talked to him in a little caliche so he didn't understand me completely. I need to learn to talk proper Spanish better. Thats what David is doing in Mexico. I know like three Mexicans here in the mission, haha but all of them are freakin crazy. Once again thank you much for the ring, its awesome, and for the Christmas, it was awesome too. But yeah, this week we do have changes and i'm thinkin i'm gonna get a newer elder so im pretty nervous about that. Even though my comp right now is pretty new. Ok so what else do you all want to know about the life here in the south?? We had a baptism last week, that was pretty cool, then Sunday we confirmed her so that was awesome too. She's a great person. I have a picture ill try and send some soon. But im not sure how it happened, haha this area seriously is brutal. But I love it, the food is awesome, the members rock, even though they always search to get us into trouble. That's ridiculous. Once we got home a little late from working, and the next day we had an interview with the bishop saying that we need to follow the mission standards. All I can say is 3rd Nephi 13. I think thats it, it pretty much says to never point the finger unless you are perfect, or your a straight up hypocrite. But yeah, thats what I got this week, another short one.Tell dad and my boys I love them, and all the other people that follow the mish too. And as for Tyler Gohring, tell him its not hard to email me. Its actually pretty easy, and im waiting for an email next week!!!!Oh and tell me about the horse situation you got going there??? Jax ?????Kate????? all that neat stuff. well alright peace out and I love you all.
Elder Beckstead

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Call

It was an exciting day today, Mitch called us around 3:00 and all was here to talk to him. We put him on loud speaker and it was soooooo good to hear his voice. He sounded really good. Everyone had a chance to talk to him. It is really interesting to hear him speak in Spanish. He said he got all our presents and things we sent. That was really good. He said it was cooler there, around 60 degrees. It's around 10 degrees here, so that sounds warm to us.
I think the biggest surprise I got was when he said he was 8 hours out of Teguz for the 1st part of his Mission. That really surprised me. I thought he was more like 1 hour. But he loved the area and the people there are great. It's a lot more modern where he is right now. And he has been eating stuff more like he eats at home.
He says he loves his mission, but misses home and family a lot. That is the hardest part.

He was so grateful to us and told us he loved us many times. Thats the hardest part for us too. We miss him but are happy that he is serving.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Planning the "Christmas Call to Home" por telefono

Ok first of all yes, I would love to go to Roatan after the mission, but we need to get a cruise and spend like two weeks in Roatan so we can come visit Teguz and Choluteca. so yeah thats that. (I was telling him that his 1st grade teacher just returned from a cruise there in Honduras Roatan and she said it was the best part of the trip!) haha Just so you know, my comp is actually really really ugly.(I told him that in the picture his companion looked really handsome) haha no im just kiddin hes a kook though i will tell you all that. So the party sounds absolutely awesome, Colby still sounds like a baller and all that. haha Chuck told me about what happened. with him and the the little dance he performed. haha i probably did teach him that. That is the thing.
So yeah I'm freakin stoked to call you all Christmas day, but an investigator invited me to use his skype, but its against the rules so I guess were just gonna have to talk por telèfono. But yeah, im thinkin im just gonna call you all around 3-5 somtime within that area. haha sorry thats two hours, but i seriously dont know how im gonna do it still. All i need to do is borrow a cell phone I think and thats it. im good to call. But yeah things here are going well aun que me encuentro en un area bien muerto. no hay nadito, pues hay muchos papos aqui y adventista tambien, pero solo eso. no sè porque me mandaron a una area tan muerto. haha have fun translating that. But yeah its a rough area but I guess its good I'm here, cause im willing to work even though I don't see results sometimes. Maybe thats it. haha but we'll see.- All I know is that here in Honduras the work isn't easy. Well there are some areas but only the luckies get called there. haha
I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful Chrsitmas, I pray all is well and safe there in the states, all is well here and don't worry, the members here rock so I have plenty of food, i'm gainin all my weight again. haha the other morning the bishop invited me over to the house to eat breakfast, and he's been to the states like 5 times. So we ate bacon, eggs, muffins, and orange juice. It was fantastic. don't get me wrong nothing like one of your breakfasts mom, but it was really really good.They have a daughter going to BYU here in a week too para que sepan. But ya thats all I have today, O and tell Wayne I would love it if he was there to call me on Christmas. it would be really cool. I learned a new neat little language ademas que español. its called effe. its soo cool. haha We'll talk to you all in a few days and peace out
Elder Beckstead

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009

well first off im gonna profess, that Kaden will join me here in Honduras, and if not, its set that he will go to the states. but i cant see him in Europe. (Kaden Is another West Side High School friend-he was called to Ohio) Well yes I got that last of the packages today so thank you all very much. they are highly appreciated. But the best Chrsitmas would be to help me buy my comp a present, a 25 dollar backpack. so yeah if thats fine???? Well for one, i know i dont sound the same so im thinkin your all gonna trip out about that a little bit, (I asked him if he was going to sound different when we talked to him on Christmas) but yeah next week im gonna try to send you a video. well see how it works out though alright?? But yeah, my area right now is very very hard!!!!!! My comp has been here for 3 changes so he's really tired of it. We may have one baptism here in a week but well see, here name is Ajejandra, im prayin she does it. but after that, we have nothing. its soooo hard to work here. I thought i was gonna come baptise like crazy here, but it turns out that this place has had missionaries here for like 50 years. So almost everyone has heard the gospel, kinda like the states im thinkin. they just dont wanna change. many people are very very prideful of there church. We will show them scriptures that prove there church wrong, which we shouldnt do, and they still say. Well i like my church more so im gonna go there. haha but its there choice. but yeah I love this area but there are 0 investigators. haha and no i never thought I would be at 7 months. well just 17 more to go right??? hahahaha but yeah let me know where Kaden is Off to. and I love you all very much. until Monday peace out.Elder Beckstead
tell the boys I love them!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

December 7, 2009

This is Mitch and his Companion from Paraguay

Elder Marecos-This is pictures from the ward

Christmas party-Missionaries with members

Packages Arrived~"YES" 12/7/09

Ok I am fine, and I got two more packages today, so thats three in total, and everyone is very very jelous of me. so thank you. So congratulate Terri and Grandma for me, that is absolutely amazing that they did that. I'm so proud of them, haha.(They did very well at a big barrel race in Vegas) So yeah Honduras has two seasons, well four but they only use two, they use winter and summer or invierno and vierno. Thats all they really use. So that book, you should def send that to me, if its that cool I will def read it.(Chad Lewis "Surround Yourself with Greatness) Its so good to hear that the team is doing that good, Im hopin Tyler wins it all this year, he needs it.(The west Side Boy's Basketball team)And hows Brady doing? I'm thinkin pretty stinkin good.I duno know what time I will be calling or if you have to call me, i'll figure that all out here in a week or two, Hey did Liza get my connection letter??So we usually play whatever, but my personal favorite is basketball when it comes to p-day sports, and where i'm at right now there is an indoor gym, so thats awesome too. haha were gonna play with an investigator today so i'm stoked about that. They are an amazing family. I know nothing about the temple, (I asked him when the Temple building was going to start)so yeah thats that, but yeah all is well here, my area is very very hard, but were working and working and what not. we will see what happens here maybe the faith will pay off. I know it will haaa. But yeah thats all I got this week, nothing to fantastic happened.
Well goodbye and love you all!
Elder Beckstead
ps tell Wayne to write me!

November 30, 2009

Ok first to answer your questions. Im fine, y comp is really cool, haha we have a lot of fun together, and yeah I will be with him until Christmas, I got your fotos too so yeah that was sweet, and my house, or room is pretty small, but cozy. We live behind the members house that owns it. So the keyboard im using is very crappy so there are probably some errors. Yeah I am so excited to play in the turkey bowl in two years, haha wow two more years. But yeah just wait were gonna have some fun, and im thinkin these games will get really crazy con el tiempo. BOB- I love ya have fun fishin and good luck with all. Ok I have zero time Left because I had a huge letter for you all and it was erased somehow. Sorry. Tell the boys and girl I love them. As for the packages, I have gotten 1 so far. so we'll see what bhappens with that. Love you all and peace out.
Elder Becklstead