Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Things going good in Valle Verde!!

Hey whats up,
Well hows everything going there in the big USA.
I bet pretty darn good.
Well im still here in the neatest place in Honduras, OJO DE AGUA or water of eye. Its a very interesting place.
but im enjoyin my time here, yesterday we got to marry two couples, so that was something very interesting and fun. the marriage went super well and we are going to be baptising the people conference weekend. We had to get special permission to be able to do that, but thats how were gonna do that. Can you imagine, to be baptised and be able to see the Prophet talk right after. Its gonna be awesome.
but yeah other than that all is well, Its a very busy life bein a ZL, ha! we're always running everywhere trying to get people baptised. Were gonna have a pretty good month though here in the zone Valle Verde, im pretty excited.
SO yeah , whats good there at home, anything new happening, I met a gringo the other day who said the situation is pretty lame with politics and stuff, but we wont talk about that.
Tell Tyler that I hope he is there when I get home, we'll have some good talks about football and stuff.
So yeah tell me what else is new there too, how about West Side football, we better still be dominating and stuff, its sad to hear about ISU but its a little too normal. Really I hope things change around for next year cause I cant stand losing. Tell Grandma to keep up the good work too, ha I told my comp about her the other day about how she still runs barrels and tears it up and he was astonished at how good she is. She really is an amazing lady though, I really need to spend a week or two down there in Salt Lake when I get home to chill wit em. That'll be really sweet.
I cant believe you went and met Elder Carvers mom, haha i was talking to Elder Carver the other day, he is such a stud.
Elder Brown is right here next to me and he says, HELLO. and that he loves you.
and Thatcher says it too.(all three boy's are from here in Cache Valley)
so i really dont know what else to tell yall
but to have good day and week. take care of yourself and peace out homy.
Elder Beckstead

Monday, September 20, 2010

Missionary obtains 40 yrs of knowledge in 2 years!

Que Hondas familia?
Well it sounds like everyone there in Idaho is well, i was thinkin about it too and I think that Peyton should be hittin up a whole bunch of football camps to get prepared for high school ball so he can be startin by his freshman year. which is expected. hahaha
So thats to bad about Idaho State, especially cause Northern Colorado Sucks. man they need to get something going there in poky. I wanna play some good ball next year.
Whats new there in Idaho? Here all is the same, we have to marry like 3 people so they can get baptised, which is normal and what not. but were having some problems, Satan really doesn't want this work to progress and its true that he has his own power as well and if the people have no desire to overcome that power, its hard to help them.
So yeah ummmmm in 8 months ill be home, I dont know if you all knew that already, but wow that has gone by really fast. I cant believe how much I have learned over the past 16 months here in Honduras. Its true what Brother Goodrich (seminary teacher)said about that whole thing that a missionary obtains 40 yrs of knowledge in two years on the mission. ha thats increadible.
So Chuck was talking to me about a whole bunch of things going down there in Idaho like a whole bunch of my friends that are married and or pregnant. WOW things really are changing eh???
IM just freakin freakin out hahaha.(guess who that was?)
so yeah
um what else is new here, haha nothing. Oh yeah, so about that one thing with the young womans. ( the RS and the YW are having an activity and wants the missionaries to tell why they feel that the Young Women needs to encourage the Young Men to go on missions) Honestly I dont think I could be here without the example that they gave me, and imagine, I want to marry a perfect girl, which means I want to marry a girl that has a testimony of the gospel. And every girl in college that I would have married hahaha told me that they would never marry anyone unless it was a returned missionary. It's true cause missionaries learn sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much in these two years and really obtain a testimony of this beautiful gospel. Plus a testimony of the temple and a more powerful desire to go there with there family. So I dont know, id say that every girl should wait for a returned missionary. And im not just saying that cause thats what I will be.
so yeah i wrote that fast, hopefully that makes sense.
So what else is new there in the states, I met a gringo the other day and he said the situation there is gettin pretty ugly. Im not sure if I really want to know.
well thats all i got for tday. love you all and have a great day
Elder Beckstead

Monday, September 13, 2010

Changes. . . Valle verde/Ojo de agua/ New comp. . .

Whats up family.
sorry I dont have much time today but ill see what i can do in the time that i have, if there are errors sorry, like i said the computers are not very nice.
Ok well your right I did get a change and guess what, I'm comps with another cache valley boy, his name is Elder Thatcher and i'm way stoked, I think you already know him more or less, but yeah we're here together in a little place called ojo de agua. This place is alone though, were literally in the middle of no where and if I thought there wasn't much food in my old area, I was mistaken cause here there is nothing, hahahaha. Im gonna be cookin alot.
So yeah im way excited about this change and Elder Brown is also in my zone, he is actually my DL here in Valle verde so thats way awesome too.
So that sucks about Idaho state, but dont worry, next year we'll be better, hahaha but yeah that coaches name in steve amrine or something like that and he is the safteys coach. Hes way cool i think, i dont know I never really talked to him to much.
So yeah about the goin home early thing, im leaning towards extending so far, but im not sure I need to think more about it cause I really am gonna need to gain a lot more weight before football and get a lot faster as well, so well see what happens with that whole thing.
So whats new there at home, sounds like boys football is tearing it up, thats a good thing.
So tell me where kade ends up going.
The work is awesome the only problem that we have is that we need to help like 4 couples get married and we'll be able to have a lot of baptisms but until then were still looking and working hard.
Well I have to go, sorry, but I love you all very much and hope you have a great time there in the USA
Elder Beckstead

Monday, September 6, 2010

I asked him if he knew what day he was coming home?? It would sure help me out in Softball if he could be home the first part of May. The day we dropped him off at the MTC, my team was playing in the State Tournaments and I had to fly to Boise and then fly to Lewiston Idaho to meet up with my team. This year if we make state and they will take 2 teams from our district, I would have to fly to Orifino Idaho. Chelsi and Mandi think before mothers day would be the best hahaha!!! The picture he is talking about with E Contreres is the one I posted last week.

Whats UP?????
Hows everyone doing there at home. so sorry if there are errors in this mail, the space bar does not work very well.
So first of all, tell JD that he's a stud and that i would love to help him out when I get home, but tell him to be ready cause im gonna get into it pretty hardcore.
about that, well I dont know, when would you like me to come home???? I could go home before mothers day if you would like. I personally would like to,I think,to have more time to get ready for ball. Seriously, im gonna start that year at ISU or wherever I go so I need all the time I can get. I have to start. But Yeah my finish date is the 17th of May, but I could be home for the 10 if you write me a letter saying that its ok I just need to talk to my president. I would like to extend instead, but I cant leave football behind for that long.or i wont be as prepared for the season.
So yeah, we have changes this miercoles,(Wednesday) and im pretty sure ill be leaving my area and moving somwhere else, but i'm not sure. I would like to stay another change, but well see.
So that comp there is Elder Contreres, he's from Costa Rica, Gardner left a long time ago.
WOW ISU won, im sooo stoked right now,haha even though it was western montana. But i think that will help us out a lot for the rest of the season.
Just think, I would have been there if i would have played for western montana and not ISU. hahaha what a good decision.
So after tomorrow I have 5 changes left, how weird is that. Time really is flying by, and I know I dont want it to end yet, I have to do all I can in these months to tear this place apart and baptise all the catrachos (Hondurans)I can. jajaja
O yea, think about it, I really am thinkin about being there like the 5th of May too, man but I dont know.
We'll See im gonna talk to president, but tell me what you think.
So yeah Alonzo is the older one in the back, the two elders and he had ties. so thats how you can tell. so yeah.
This keyboard is killin me, so im gonna go before I lose my patience.
Tell everyone I Love them and ill see you next week.
Elder Beckstead