Monday, March 31, 2014


Oh man, victory! Ya, that's right. My zone, The Relief Society, owned today in soccer. We played Mazate who had destroyed all the other close zones. They called last night to tell me that they would own us too but NO!!!! Our zone of 6 Elders and 12 Hermanas destroyed their team 9 to 1. Jajaja

This week has been an adventure of saving fechas and losing some, while having to machete some. I am super impressed with the office this week. They have gone all out hard these last months and baptized 5 with four families!!! That is sick. They were such hard workers and a God has helped them a ton. And, they just keep going.

On the missionary part for me and my comp, we have two baptismal dates for next week. Brillando!!!! I am really excited for how we did as a companionship. We baptized the first w people in a year in La Verde. Plus, we got the attendance up to 93. That's sick!!! When you work hard, The Lord blesses you.

That is my week. I am happy and healthy except for some stomach issues. That's about it.

Con Amor,
Elder Grant

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What's Up Family and Friends?

Cool mom! God is giving you an opportunity to learn camping skills plus it could be a fun new hobby for the family. Glad you got a new car but are any of the same cars left? I am so out of the loop on this.

Well what's up family and friends and the whole of ya? So this week was sick! We baptized again in the Verde. The baptisms are all little kids but it is because their families have become active. That is cool! I had a sick interview with Presidente this week, it was good, I just needed to vent about stupid things and ZL stuff. It was so cool. I felt super good after. I learned a lot. Presidente basically macheted me and said shut up and listen. I did! In the interview he told me that I will have changes next week. He let me know super early, usually it is the day before. But now I know. That is cool! I have been in this zone for 9 months now. 

It has been a good day. For P-Day we had a huge water fight, it was such a party. I climbed up on the church and then dumped a huge bucket of water on the Hermanas as they walked out of the church. It was so fun!! Today I am chillin' with Elder Harumi and it has been fun.

Other than that, not a whole lot has happened. Just the same 'ol same 'ol. It has been really hot lately. I would send you pictures but I left my adaptor in the house. My bad! That's about it this week. Peace!

Con Amor,
Elder Grant 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Not Much To Report

Hey que tal pues. Well everyone, this week has been a little jodido but it's alright. We changed areas yesterday. That is alright too because I love my new area. I loved the old one too but I had been there forever. Like this zone, I've been here for 9 months and six as a zone leader. This is a great zone and I totally love the missionaries here. It is all good. I just want to be a positive influence wherever I am. 

I am well and all is good. I fact, it's been a great month so far. The office have been baptizing. Wahoo!!! That never really happens. On the other hand, the others of us haven't had any baptisms. I left a fecha in the other area where we were and I am hoping that goes well. The new missionaries there will get him baptized and that will be good because our zone needs it. 

Sorry no pictures this week because ... I was lazy and didn't use my camera. My bad! And I guess that is it. I am just loving the mission like always. Bye!!!

Con amor,
Elder Grant

Monday, March 10, 2014


An update on my clothing: All my shoes have died and I gave one pair to a needy missionary. But, I have the boots. The bottoms are destroyed but the leather looks good because I got it fixed, I won't throw them out. They are too dang comfy! Super duper comfy!!! I am good on clothing and stuff. I am going to bring home two suits and two shirts. That's it - along with my shoes.

Last package requests: All I need is a lot of candy. Hermana Bontempo says to send her a package of Idaho Spuds because she really likes those. She is funny! Hahaha

I can't believe that Michael is home. Please tell him hi and make sure he is all good. 


Well a few days ago, at about 5:00 a.m., I had just gotten back in bed after vomiting due to my dengue, when BOOM the phone rang. "It is the Hermanas," I say to myself and answer. All I hear is breathing and then they hang up. Confused, I sat up in my bed wondering "que onda" when BOOM they call again and I answer. I quickly say, "Hey, Hermanas! Is everything alright?" The Hermana says, "Yes, yes, yes, no, no, nnnoooo, NO! There is a drunk man in our patio trying to get in our house. So I was like, "AWWWWW! I'm about to kill a drunk." (Not really, you know. Just an expression) I wake up my comp so we can go and see the problem. He grabs the hammer and I grab the baseball bat. We get over and the dude has run off now. The sisters are startled but fine. I called the office and they get over quick. They brought the pickup just in case. Suddenly I saw a drunk man sleeping in the corner of the block. So I went over and he had the same shoes that left the marks on the wet floor of the sisters' house. I have him sit down and then someone, out of the nowhere, called the cops. They found us. I don't know how because addresses here are like "go to that house by the mango tree." So, somehow they found us. Then they take the poor drunk and beat him up in front of us.

After that, we got over to the sisters' house and the cops asked me to drive the pickup over to the house. Of course, I gladly said yes and drove the cop truck. But since it was an emergency, I didn't grab my camera. Que Basura!!!!!

Luckily I do have pictures of the zone going to the beach today which was sick! We can go in to our knees. I almost felt normal. It was fun. We ran away from the waves for like two hours and then we drove an hour and a half to come back because the roads there are terrible!

Also on the news list, I'm going, once again, back to another area. President is putting us in Pedregal again. It is the same zone but a different area. What stinks is they are taking out the Elders from one of our areas, El Asintal. Now it is going to be me, my companion, two elders, and 14 Sisters! It will definitely be a change for our zone without those Elders. Crazy changes because of crazy stuff! El Asintal is hating gringos right now because some drug dealer, from there, went to the States and got killed by the cops. Now they hate us white boys. That will be a party! I am pumped to go on splits there. 

Well have fun everyone! Love ya all.

Con amor no vemos,
Elder Grant

Riding "my" bike to President's house

Running away from the waves in the Pacific Ocean

Elder Robledo, a good friend, up to our knees

Monday, March 3, 2014

Got the Dengue

Hello family and friends. Mom, glad you had fun in SLC with your Missionary Mommas. I am super jealous that you shook an apostle's hand. That is really, really, really cool. 

The mission is going well and all is good. There we're many changes in the "Relief Society" but the nice thing is that all the companionships have been filled again. When one Hermana is taken out, they always bring another Hermana in. Sometimes I wish there were more Elders because I am not so good at dealing with all the girls. Also in the Zone, the office elders baptized. Counts for us! I think that we can do better as a zone. I am not sure what to say to them to get them going. It might be a sister thing and I just have to find the right words. Elders and Hermanas are way different. This week is the conference here in the estaca so that will be good. I hope it will ayudar the zone to baptize because we definitely need it. It has been rough finding new investigators. That isn't fun at all.

Today was p-day and it has been pretty fun. We played ultimate frisbee against the other zone and they only beat us by 2. They had 14 people on the field and we had 8 because some of the sisters hate playing. We did well. We also went to a place called Bambu and the food was terrible. They had really awkward menus made out of bamboo lumps with paper glued on it. Haha It was horrid. Their service was bad. All of it was bad but we laughed really hard as a zone.

am not feeling well. I have Dengue or at least that is what the nurses said. It is causing me to have a fever and huge headaches. My body aches and I am just not well. It is all thanks to a stupid mosquito that bit me. STUPID BUG!!!! I should only have the fevers for another week or more. This is a bit of a bummer.

Today I got my plan of going home. Holy baggy-ness! They just sent me the stupid thing so they can prepare my way home. That stinks ... Oh well. I will see you in less than 4 months ... Just to be baggy :) haha

Con amor,
Elder Grant