|Chicken, Rice and Beans daily for the next two years!!|
I'm doing well down here. the food is good, and the members are great! they love to feed the missionaries. the people in this area are pretty civilized, i kind of think of this area like the draper of Guayaquil. its a very safe place apparently and the people are nice. The heat isn't too bad. its hot but bearable. I guess its December and January that are the hottest months. that's also when it rains like crazy too. this place is super gross though. I will have to take some pics of all the garbage and stuff that is EVERYWHERE. I swear, you have bad manners if you throw stuff in a garbage can here. But That's crazy that Baylee already started school again! and that Matt Larsen already left and Garrett leaves next week! that's insane. but you don't have to worry about me getting hurt. I am safe here and I will make it home safe. The thing that i am having the hardest time with is definitely the language. they talk sooo different here and the way they say things is so weird. i can pay attention as long as they are talking about churchy stuff though. but It kind of stinks because i cant really talk to people, i often feel kind of alone and like no body really knows me. i really just sit there and try my best to understand people and smile. but i know that there are 85 thousand other kids going through the exact same stuff that i am going through. but for the most part I'm pretty happy. i love playing with the kids here and the food is for the most part pretty good! i haven't really eaten anything to gross or messed up yet. but maybe i will after i get transferred. I'm safe though so don't worry about that! My comp is Elder Cook and he is from Woods Cross and been out since the middle of January. He is cool. he isn't that much better at Spanish but he can understand pretty much everything and talks faster. but i know quite a bit but i just cant understand and talk super fast yet. i kinda wish i did have a native companion at times. but he is a pretty cool guy. i just don't feel like my Spanish is going to get that much better because i is super easy to understand and how he talks compared to the people are completely different!. i wish we could bond more than we have been though. we try to talk in Spanish a lot so its hard to joke and have fun sometimes. but i like him. i get impatient in the mornings sometimes. mornings are when i have a hard time and in a bad mood at times. but after we get out of the house i enjoy myself a lot more. but its good. i wish i could read all of the letters and emails from all the other missionaries but i don't have time. i mainly just looks at pics and scan over stuff. but it was funny to see Elder Measom in Drakes email! i see that kid quite a bit because he is in my zone!
When i see yours and dads pictures of all your trips i get soo jealous. when i come back from my mission, i just want to go up to the mountains and stay there for a while. because i miss the mountains and i miss fresh clean air! but we are getting off and thanks for talking to me! I love you!!!!!!!!!! and miss you!!!Elder Rawson:):):):):):)