Monday, November 19, 2012

Yabba Dabba Doo! 11/19/2012

My Sundays... Well church is at 11:00 but we go two hours early for ward council and all that. So it really isn't that bad at all. Then we stay about  an hour afterwards doing misc. things. Then we come home, have lunch, maybe take a quick nap, then we are off doing missionary work. Mostly visiting people that are not home... But we do our best to stay busy. Then at night we have to call in our numbers for the week. Not much different from any other day...

And we are going over to the Bonfield's for thanksgiving. They are an older couple that has a son now living with them. They are pretty cool. We also might have a good lunch from a family in another ward on that day. A lot of the 'older' missionaries say they sometimes have several meals on thanksgiving... I don't know if I could do that.

But this week has been kinda slow... Not a whole lot going on in this area. Nobody seems to answer the door. But now the ward is starting to step it up. They had a bunch of invitations made for a special Sunday next month to give out to their friends and neighbors. And the bishop is pushing missionary work in the ward big time! So we should see a lot from it!

Well, I didn't take any pics this week, it is kind of hard to take them all the time. I guess I forget that everything that I am doing is cool and interesting to you but it all feels the same to me. I will have to get a bunch of pics for you guys by next week!

I love you all!
E' Barlocker II

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oh the Weather is SO Delightful??...11/12/2012

Things have been going great down here! The weather has been great the past few days. It even got a little chilly last night when we were riding home. It reminds me a lot of Utah's weather.

And I did get my package! Thanks! It was much needed. The popcorn was indeed of great value! ;) And I loved all the little things that came with it. Thanks!

This week was slow... Not much went on with the work. But we did have a good week. We had a lot of shut doors and nobody home... It is all good though. We are going to have to get them all this week! :)

Remember when I told you guys that the deaf elders are in my zone, well not too long ago I got a sign name. Now instead of hand spelling my name I can use my sign. I don't know what it means yet but the other elder said it was pretty cool. The neat thing about a name sign is only a deaf person can give it to you.

So yeah... that is what has been happening lately. Nothing too exciting, except the weather! And I am doing just fine!

Hope all is going well back home! Love you guys!!!

Elder Barlocker II



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Monday, November 5, 2012

yo baby yo..11/5/2012

My Halloween was pretty good. We went with some other elders to a family in their area to have a little party. I was Joseph Smith. And I didn't have my camera but I am going to get some pics from an elder soon. But I wore my brown suit with just the vest and I got the gold plates that my district leader made. It was awesome.

This week wasn't too exciting. E' Espinoza got sick, we didn't get paid till the middle of the week, and stuff like that. So everything got set back and we only visited a couple of people. And that was pretty much my whole week. I really do not remember a lot happening that would be worth telling.

We did kinda get a new investigator this week. He seems kinda out of it so we really do not know what to do with him.

But thanks for all the letters and the little package! I really love getting things from home!

Well I hope everything is going well. I will have to tell you guys everything that happens next week, granted it doesn't turn out like this week.

Love you all!


Elder Barlocker II

10/30/2012 I am almost 1/4th of the way done with my mission...

Everything is going great down here. The only thing bad that has happened is E' Espinoza is sick right now. That is why my email is a day late. He felt good enough to go and quickly do this, and it makes it easy that our apartment has some computers to use! We are working a lot harder than E' Seare and I did.. And now the work is going great! We have been doing a lot more tracting. And it is kinda funny to see how people react and try to get out of what we have to say. I really do not see the purpose in it but I will do it because E' Espinoza wants too...

And I am doing fine physically; besides the headaches I had a while ago I am doing fine.

And I have been meaning to get the Christmas list out, but I cannot find time to get letters written. Maybe now that my companion is out of commission for a while I will get that done. And I did get a letter from G&G Willes just the other day for Halloween. But other than that I have not received a letter from anybody else; the letters you guys have sent haven't even come yet... But the letters and packages arrive at the mission office and they send them out to our apartments. Sometimes they give it to our zone leaders and they take forever to give it to us!

Nothing too interesting happened this week. It is just busy as usual. Although I have been driving my district leader mad with making a card float. He has been trying to figure it out for a long time now. And I do not know if I told you guys but I found a magic shop in my area! We go to it every p-day, and yesterday we spent an hour and a half in there! It is way fun! Oh and I forgot; we went to a trunk or treat with some other elders and I go to be part of a haunted house. My job was to be the silhouette behind a bloody sheet and reach out and scare people. It was pretty fun.

So yeah, that's about it. We are getting a lot done and I am enjoying myself. And I am almost 1/4th of the way done with my mission... It only seems like I have been out for a month or two...

Love you all!!!

 Elder Barlocker II


 Random shot of E' E and a little bit of E' D
Our trunk or treat display!

 My shoes before I polish them