Investigator from Haiti

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hola Familia!

Este semana fue muy rapido! haha Mi y Elder Anderson tenemos un meta para hablar Español todos dias este semana! Es muy dificíl no!? Haha Thanks for the email it is great to hear about home. The Chambers news thing was also nice to read, I loved the pictures of the cows I was taking them everywhere showing them to people! I even have my teacher convinced that he wants a cow now haha! It look like they have definatley grown I can tell by how much bigger their heads look! Jr. still looks small but the other are doing really good! I hope they get quite a bit bigger before the cold winter comes!

Time is flying by! It seems like we just got new Elders and then in came more yesterday! I haven't heard from Kayd, I would like his address if you can get it, and also Ethan Cody and Braydons. And also my own Mexico City Address! It will be neat to see how they are all doing and if it is what they thought it would be.

I had to get a haircut yesterday. It looks good haha I usually don't like haircuts but this one seems ok. O the highlight of the week was Tuesday night. We had Elder Holland come and speak to the MTC! I was about 7 rows back! It was amazing, I have never been that close to an Apostle, he inspired us all to be better missionaries. I wish I could have shook his hand but he boot scooted and boogied out of here after he was done!

The first lesson in Espanol went good but we pretty much sound like cavemen when we talk haha but we get the point across. It just takes alot of practice and time. I know the first vision really good that is about the only thing I can say as fast as a native probably can. hahaha it feels cool just to ramble off words like that.

I somehow got a copy of the 2010 Ensign conference talks and I was ready in Boyd K. Packers about Gideon and his army of three hundred found in Judges chapter 7. It is a really cool story I liked how Elder Packer incorporated it into his talk. We always have to be on the look out for the adversary!! It is probably one of my favorite stories.

Anyways this week we are only speaking spanish! My teacher said he would bring Taco Bell to whoever made it the whole week without saying a word of English, haah I am the only one still going and we started just yesterday haha. Yo quiero Taco Bell!

I will try to write a bunch of letters today. Tell Grandma Chambers I haven't forgotten about her. She has now sent me two letters and I have yet to reply to both. So let her know she is first on my list of people to write today haha. Feeding the kittens sounds like an awful job!! Sounds like one I would make Lacey and Whitney do haha! Once again I loved the pictures of the cows you should send me a pic every month so I can see how they are growing!

O and the Elder that is really short is Elder Jacobs he claims he is 19 hahaha he is sometimes a little wierd tho! Anyways I got to go I will try to write alot of letters today, I gotta go buy me some stamps first tho. I hope you all have a good week. I miss Odis a lot! haha I know thats wierd but I miss him sneezing on me all disgusting like! haha I love you all! PAZ

Elder Chambers

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hola Familia,

How is everyone, it sounds like everyone is doing good. How are all the animals, are the calves getting bigger?? I can't believe it has already been a month! haha just 23 left to go! But ya, it feels like it has went really fast so far. It seems like it was forever ago since i left but a week ago that I got here. MTC time is a wierd thing haha.

I got a notice in my mail yesterday that I have to get my Hep A and Hep B final shots today. It said the cost was $126 bucks, so I think I heard that you have to just pay it then send the receipt to the insurance company or something. I'm not sure how it works, but I will probably try to pay for it with my card, I have cash but I don't want to use it for stupid shots!! So that was kindof a bummer to my day.

Today we got to go to the Temple again. Elder Anderson and myself did Initiatories. It was cool to do them again and listen to all the blessings promised!! It is cool that we get to go every week. I don't know if I told you guys, but the Mexico City Temple is in my mission area. I don't think I would get to go every week tho but maybe once a month or something, so i'm excited for that!!

The food here is still for the most part really good, you get a bad meal in every once in a while but they always have the cereal option if you don't like it haha. As far as gaining weight I have gained 12 pounds!!! Hahaha jk! If I have gained any it is probably like a pound! I eat a lot but it comes right back out hahahahaha nasty!!! Sundays and Wednesdays are the best food days, they serve ice cream those days. My favorite is strawberry sunday crunch or something like that!

What is up with the Poodle?? Is it still around or did you figure out who's it was!? I'm sure odis would like to have a small friend! Haha that would be wierd if you guys had a poodle! Dad wrote me about his dirt bike ride! I miss it alot, there is an Elder in our zone that raced so we talk about ridin sometimes.

Spanish is going ok. We have to learn a lot still before Tuesday. Tuesday we teach the first lesson all in Spanish. No Bueno!! haha. My comp took four years of Spanish before the MTC so he is a little ahead of me but it's ok.

I got the pictures developed but I haven't sent them yet. I will try to later this week. Everyone still loves the picture of Odis with his face all up in the camera!! I laugh everytime I look at it. It rained yesterday it was good, we got to go play volleyball in the nice cool sand! Lately our zone has been tie trading a lot!! I have traded my purple one that I wore at my farewell and that awesome red tie away. But I think I got the better end of the deal haha. We also had a day where our zone all parted our hair, we looked ridiculous.

I don't know what else to say, everything is going well. Alot of people have wrote me, a few friends. I need to write back both grandmas and Tracy's kids, I will try to get them a letter soon. Let them know I haven't forgotten about them, I am workin on it.

O we also got into the pillow room!!! A huge room stacked halfway up with pillows!! It was awesome, I took pics but I haven't developed them yet. I will probably send another batch of pics before I leave the MTC. Anyways, thanks for all of you guys letters!! I love all of you!! Have fun at the meet and creek!!

Love, Elder Cole William Beanz Chambers

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Hey how is everyone? I am still doing really good here. It has been super busy and tiring lately so I haven't wrote many letters. I will try today to write everyone back who has written me. I heard Lacey's quilt got the best ever award or something that is awesome for her congrats. So you guys have kittens again?? I'm guessing they will get to live for around 3 weeks before odis has his way with them haha.

We are now practicing lesson 2 in english we have been on it for the past week and a half, I like it better than lesson one. Me and my comp do a good job together teaching lesson two. In two tuesdays we start teaching the first lesson in Spanish haha crazy, I still have a lot to learn before that.

I got your package yesterday, thanks, I really needed the shirts. And the banana bread was good too! My whole District loves the picture of odis with his face all up in the camera and what not!! They were all laughing. 2 Elders that were in our district left for the Peru MTC yesterday, I will miss them they were really cool elders.

That is funny that Duke is still in the house!! It sounds like he is a spoiled dog now! I have so many pictures of him haha I think half of the pictures I have are of him. O by the way I also am printing out pictures, they will be done saturday and then I can send them home for y'all. It is funny, when we sings hymns I sing with a country voice in Spanish and it sounds really funny. The food here continues to be good, every morning I have scrambled eggs hash browns and sausage ahha.

Mom, that is good that you are striving to read the Book of Mormon everyday. We do that here but it is really easy to do it here haha. Just remember that you don't have to read a lot just read something! I just finished 3 Nephi, it is awesome I love Chapter 11 it is probably one of the best chapters in the Book of Mormon.

O I forgot to tell you Kayd or I mean Elder Falslev has been reassigned to Sacramento California for the time being, he leaves on Monday or Tuesday I think. I thought it was really cool, it is like a second mission call!!! It would kind of be cool if that happened to me as long as it wasn't permanent and I eventually made it to Mexico. If I ended up getting my mission call totally changed that would be awful, my heart is set on Mexico City. I can't wait to get there, I know I will love the people, the food, and the culture. I just hope I make it there!! Ben Lundberg also got reassigned to somewhere but I don't remember where. A few elders have got reassigned to Washington, Colorado, California, and Las Vegas.

Well I don't have much time left, I will do my best to get everyone a letter today!! Thanks for all your support, I pray for you guys at least 5 times a day!!! I love you all!

Elder Cole BEANZ

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hey Family!!!

This week has really flown by!!! It seems like we just got new elders here and more showed up yesterday!! I got your package today I just haven't went to pick it up yet. I also got another letter from Whitney today!! Tell Lacey she isn't as cool as me until she does a backflip off the bridge! Ya we get to go to the Temple every Thursday so we just got back!! I've almost got everything memorized! You guys and the Grandpa and Grandmas are the only ones who have wrote me so far. No friend letters yet those punks!!

The Visas have been a real big problem for Mexico lately, Kayd's district was already told that they won't leave on time and they don't know when they will be able to leave. So that is what I fasted for on Fast Sunday and I will also probably again next fast Sunday. If you get delayed usually you will get reassigned for a month or two until it is all clear. If that happens to me I hope I get to go east coast or somewhere like that before Mexico.

My companion and everyone in my room are all going to Mexico City East. I like my comp more now he doesn't seem as wierd anymore. The other Elders in my room are Elder Haskell and Elder Solheim. They are from Orem and Mesa Arizona. They are really chill, I like them, our room is probably the funnest in the District. Which helps take a little stress out after a long day of studying.

Dad, what a coincedence I too yesterday started to read through D&C, to be honest I have never really read it through. It is filled with great stuff, I liked those scripts you told me about. But, ya I like D&C I started yesterday and am now on Section 40 haha. You really learn to love the Scriptures here, sometimes thats all you want to do for hours! I definately was not that way before I came here. Spanish is also coming along, I haven't learned too much more so I don't think I will leave you with any this time. We have been working a lot on grammar and stuff like that.

In the next package you send I need you to send me like two more t shirts. I only have one right now! Other than that I can't think of anything else that I need. Keep sending me letters with Dear Elder they are definatley the easiest way to reach me. I only have 30 min on email and it goes by super fast, this is about all that I can write in that amount of time. I love you guys so much and your support keeps me going!! The MTC is definatley not as bad as everyone made it sound, it is actually pretty fun if you just make friends with your district and zone. PAZ!!

Love Elder Cole Beanz Chambers

P.S. that health week thing turned into a one day thing we couldn't resist the real food hahaha!!!