Monday, May 20, 2013

      Wow, That truly is amazing about Dominic!! That just made my day!! He is just a great guy!! But Dallin and Amy, congrats with the baby!!! I am so excited!! Well it's been a pretty good week. Suk (Mom I told you about her, the one from Napoli) but she is a recent convert, but we are teaching her 18 year old son Prokash. And we have a baptismal date for him on June 23rd!! He tells us all the time that he wants to be a missionary. And he already is sharing his testimony with his friends. His last lesson he had two of his friends over to hear it and he had already showed them the video Finding Faith in Christ. So awesome. And then Suk and Prakash wanted us to come with them to a party for her niece turning 1. So we went wanting to meet her family and some new investigators. So we walk in and this little apartment is filled with like 50 Nopali people. But they all stand up and come running to us, shaking our hands, and offering us there seats. They sit us down and give us this huge plate of traditional Nopaoli food. For the most part like half of the dishes werent too bad, but the other half we had to choke it down haha! And it was like the hottest food ever. I thought my mouth was literally on fire. They just sat there laughing at us! But while we are eating they start taking picture after picture with us. Even worse than you Mom! But they are incredible. I just love the culture and they are the most loving people. We are teaching a few of them this week. We met an inactive family yesterday called the Katsikas. But just an amazing family. they have 4 kids. but the oldest is stevie who is 9 but hasnt been baptised yet. So we start teaching him tomorrow. He is terrified of water so w e will have to figure something out haha!! Well we got stopped by a jehovah witness a few days ago and he thought he had us but we simply just testified to him. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he is like "good, now I can find fault in it". And then Elder Lozano simply said "Christ, the perfect man, and they still found fault in him". Kind of shut this guy up and he just walked away. Way cool experience. Sounds like everything is going really good with everybody. I love your e-mails and pictures. Jordan, in your dodgeball picture, holy cow, you look so much like Tara, so crazy haha!!! Tan sounds like fathers and sons was fun! Im jealous you got all of the fajitas. And Nae Nae, way to jump up the big waterfall and show all the boys how its done!! Thats my sis!! Reminded me of an 75 foot cliff I jumped off of on a scout trip one time!! I was freaking out so bad and finally just went for it haha!! Jess, sounds like you are doing so great!! I get a tiny idea of your experience being here in New England. Some people have that very heavy english accent!! Well I love you all so Much and cant thank you enough for your love and support!!

Elder Wengert-W9

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Monday, May 13, 2013

New Hampshire!!

Hello everybody!!
     Happy Mothers Day to all of the amazing mothers out there. It was so nice to hear from Mom, Jordy, and Tan-Man!! Sounds fun back at home, but not as fun here in NH haha! Well I am in a three-some right now. They kept Elder Varney and I together and our trainer Elder Lozano from LA is double training us. It was way fun. But we are assigned to the South Manchester area. So were are basically right in the ghetto of Manchester. We meet so many interesting people here, but you just have to love them no matter how many teeth they have, smell terrible of a mixture of 10 different drugs, or what they just got of prison for haha! But there is actully quite a bit of Spanish speaking opportunities here. Probably 50% of our time is in spanish right now!! We have already had some amazing experiences already. We were trying to find a referral that we had received saturday but the address was only the corner of a certain intersection, and there is four corners. So we go to every house, and it starts poring rain like crazy!! And no luck, we never found her. But instead there is a teenage girl named Tianna sitting on her steps just watching the rain haha! But we start talking to her and her mom comes out so we talk to them and put them under our umbrellas. So we are taching them while we are getting soaking wet. But end of story we have a return appointment with them and it looks very promising, especially with the daughter Tianna. And after that we had dinner and a meeting at bishop Dixons house. But we felt so bad because our suits since they were so wet smelt like wet dog our something haha. But it was good. We got to meet the ward yesterday which was way awesome. Many of them are your typical Marana people haha. With their tennis shoes, no teeth, and talk to you straight for the whole 3 block period. But they are so great and I look forward to workign with them. Well I am almost out of time. I hope you all have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you! Love you all!!

Elder Wengert- W9

Friday, May 3, 2013

3 more days!!

Hello everybody!!!

So monday morning, 4 am, I leave to go to the New Hampshire, Manchester mission to serve until I get my visa. I seriously am so excited and cant wait. I know this is where the Lord needs me right now before I get to go to Argentina.The only thing I am a little nervous about is the spanish speaking population in New Hampshire and how much I will get to use my the spanish I have, I just don't want to lose what I have learned here at the MTC and have to learn it all over again when I get to Argentina. But it will all work out! But there are so many people getting re-assigned. My whole district got re-assigned except for one Hermana who is scheduled to stay at the MTC for another because they ran out of re-assignments. But we are all basically in the four corners of the US. Seatle Washington, Tempe Arizona, Orlando Florida, and then Manchester New Hampshire. So we are all really excited. Man Mom, sorry I didnt get to talk to you yesterday. I tryed calling you first and you answered, but after you said hello it cut off and I wasnt able to get back through to you. So I called Dad. But it was so good to hear form you Dad. Just hearing your voice was great. But I will get to call Monday. Im hoping to call when everybody is there. When would be the best time for that? I will be at the airport pretty early, so I can even try calling before seminary and everything. Just let me know! Well Elder Varney and I just got released as Zone Leaders last night, and I have to say, its pretty nice haha. As much as I enjoyed it, its pretty nice not having to have all these meetings, and have Sunday all planned out, and all that responsibility haha. We just get to prepare to leave. Well I hosted Wednesday but I never got to see Randy while hosting. And after hosting Elder Varney and I had to go to what is called "Beginning Teaching". Which is an activity where all the new missionaries that came in that day watch missionaries teach a few lessons and kind of learn from that. But Elder Varney and I were recommended by the teachers to be those example missionaries. It felt so easy since it was in english haha! But we get invited in by the investigator and we walk into the house. I look out into the audience and right there in the front row is Elder LaFaye. Man it was so good to see, and after I got to give him a hug and talk for a few minutes. Great!! Dad, sounds like good times, playing out at Red Rock. Sorry I couldnt make it haha! Well we had a way awesome experience on Tuesday with TRC. We taught a man named Nathon, and he was an RM who served in the Dominican Republic and has been home for a little over a year. But we got into how he wants to help his friends who have gome innactive but they live in Nevada and he here is going to school here in Utah. But we helped him a bit with that. But at the end we felt prompted to ask him to share his testimony with us, and he just broke down in tears. After a few minutes of crying he shared such a powerful testimony with us and then we shared ours with him. After he thanked us and said he needed that. But then yesterday we recieved a package in the mail from him that had some of the mini preach my gospels, some snacks, and then way awesome letter. He said before he was doubting his testimony and the truthfulness of the gospel and through us he was able to rediscover that testimony of his. I just put a copy of the letter in the mail for you. Thought you would appreciate a copy of it. Devin, it was so good to see you! How is everything at home? Nae's Im still waiting on your pic? haha! Jordy, im sorry to hear about  your game, but sounds like you had a good season! And way to make good decisions. Jess, sounds like you are dong so awesome. Im so happy for you!! Well I hope you all have a great week,  my next email will be coming to you from New Hampshire haha! Love you all so much!
Elder Wengert - W9

Hermano Woodhouse and I. Such an awesome teacher!!

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