Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Emergency Transfer

12 December 2015

So if you didn't notice I got emergency transferred out of the offices. We had sent a kid out of a area about 4 weeks ago and they had found a mini missionary to replace the kid, but that mini missionary had to go home, and then they found another replacement that President didn't know about so he kicked me out of the offices a week before Christmas for literally no reason whatsoever. I’m not sure I'm going to forgive him for it. Transfers are next Sunday, and yet he sent me out on Saturday. All the work I had done for the mission for this next Christmas party that is tomorrow and the next day and all the plans I had are out the window.... I’m really not happy!  But that’s okay, that’s my life I guess. I’m now in Villa Mercedes, its about 5 and a half hours from the offices of the mission where I was at and I feel like its a good area. I'm the only elder with my companion for and hour and a half in any direction. There are two hermanas who work close to us, but other then that there is no one even close to us. My companion is Elder Mendez, he is from a place called Chibut down here in Argentina and he is really cool and I really love him. But still I'm just alone with him....still really hard that I left all my best friends in the offices....but I'm working on the attitude thing...I really am trying to be positive about it all, its just hard…

Saturday we played soccer like normal and some way fun basketball and wrote letters like normal—it was fun but nothing special.

Sunday we had good meetings about life and just normal Sunday activities and I started to work on some super tramites for the week.

Monday we did more planning for the week of tramites and we even did about 5 of them that morning, we got some other quick work done and I was just were feeling pretty good about life as the secretaries, getting some stuff changed for the better! 

Tuesday we did another 10 peoples tramites and it was all good and fun. We also worked on getting some other stuff taken care of from the tramites I did in san luis!

Wednesday we did another 10 peoples tramites and it was all good, a lot of work, but good, and then as soon as I finished that I went and drove for 5 hours to Malargue and then another 2 and a half back to San Rafeal and that was pretty fun and then me and Elder Romero slept in the back of the truck under the stars while it started to rain. We said a prayer that it would stop and the Romero asked me if it was going to, and I felt strongly to say to him that if he prayed and has faith that God loves us and cares about us it wouldn't rain. I had said my prayer and felt strongly that it wouldn't rain, after that moment we didn't feel a single drop of rain and i know it was because God hears and answers prayers. He loves us a lot and He wants us to be happy, even when we are dumb and not perfect but he will bless us according to our faith. 

Thursday I drove another 3 and a half hours to Alvear and it was awesome! We were doing this trip to pick up electric heaters from all the pensiones so that people don’t brake them, so we took care of all of that and then I went and visited all the members I love there so much and it was way awesome! I got to spend time with so many great people, I loved it! Then me and Romero went to the limit of the mission and it was cool,  we took some pictures there! Then we drove back to San Rafeal for 3 hours-ish and I got a call that was from the financiero or Elder Bingham, he told me that him and I were getting kicked out of the offices. He was sent to a area about 20 minutes from the offices and I was going to Villa Mercedes. I was furious! Elder Ruesch knows a lot about the work, but he still has a long ways to go so it will be weird to see how he can handle the work on his own especially since there is so much of the work that he hasn't ever had to do and doesn't even know is his job. I called President and let him know of my concerns and he told me that my leaving was necisary because this area is decaying. I told him that there were missionaries here, but he didn't believe me. I called the assistants and the assistants told him that there was a mini missionary here and he still didn't care, he told me I was leaving. If with the fact the my child (Elder Ruesch) is so not ready to be on his own, and doesn't have a drivers license, and all these parties are going to be a ton of work, but whatever… I don’t understand President! I even asked if it was revelation, and he just told me that we can’t let the areas decay... I don’t know, I feel a little hurt! Finally at 1 in the morning we made it back to the offices

Friday I started to pack and get everything ready, I talked with President a couple times, and he still felt like it was the only option we had even after many explanations of whey it wasn't. So i think it was a little bit of pride to not just say that he was wrong and let me stay. But that’s okay I have a lot of pride too, and know that I would have stuck with it all the same if I were in his shoes. I went and dropped off Bingham in his area and as I was dropping him off, me, him and Romero started to cry. We have been through a lot of crap in this job and we have become so much more then companions, we had become brothers... I literally felt like I was dropping off my own child to go to the mission field... It was literally the worst thing ever....  then I was up to 1:30 in the morning packing and trying to make lists for my child and making everything ready so he doesn't forget stuff and he can take care of the job. 

Saturday we went and got everything ready and I hopped on my bus at 10am it was close because I had forgotten some stuff that the zone needed me to bring and it was way to close, but In the end we made it! I cried as i left and saw Romero waving goodbye and saw that I was leaving that place completely, not ready for the challenges that are coming and I just felt heart broken. I made it to the area at 3:45 in the afternoon and I was just dead, but then we walked and had a great lesson, the hermanas here have an investigator that lives in our area that is ready for baptism, so it was a lesson so that he could come be our investigator, but it will take some time, but for sure this next transfer he will be getting baptized. So that’s cool! 

Sunday we went to go and get a lady to go to church with us and it was good, it was her 3rd time at church so she is getting baptized this next Saturday and that’s awesome! She is not ready in my opinion, because I just don't see how she is going to keep going to church, but I still need to talk to my companion about it. Then we went to lunch with a cool family, and then that night we had to clean out the baptismal font because we won’t have time to do it this week due to all the travel we have to do for the activities tomorrow and just all that good stuff that comes with Christmas. We had to do it bucket by bucket and it took us 3 hours to get all the water out and then another hour to clean the steps and we got home at nine at night beat... 

Now we are here... and I'm still working to be happy! My companion has told me some stuff about the mini missionary here and how that it was so good for the kids life and then when he had to leave how sad he was and I just thought of how dumb and weird that it was that I'm here, but I guess that is life. Sometimes it sucks and doesn't make sense! I've talked to God about it a lot, but it still feels weird! I'm not sure that I will ever understand it, but I have faith that God won’t let this time go to waste! 
I love you mom, write me back if you can— I would like to chat. 

Love, Jayson

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Working on being happier

So its been a long day and I'm tired, but this is still my first email so we will see if its still any good, I'm not actually sure what I did this week, its been weird and I've been in a weird mood, but I'm working on being happier and being better— so don't worry! 

  • Any luck on the package?
Still nothing on the package I just need to call and see if my plan of fraud will work and if it will I should be able to get it, but we will see! 

  • Did you have a spiritual experiences this week?
I was really struggling all week and then on Wednesday night I was just having all these thoughts flying through my head and just stuff that was polluting my head and I was feeling terrible and then I just prayed until I fell asleep and the next morning I felt better and the every night since I sing all the children’a hymns that I know in the shower because it helps me cool off from the day, and I feel better and stronger and its just a good feeling of the Lord and the Spirit being with me! It’s really nice!

  • Are you reading your scriptures?
I am reading—not enough, but i am reading!

  • Have you taken pictures of the inside your apartment? I would love to see where you live.
I don't have any pictures of my apartment, but I will try and take some and I will try and get photos of all the places I work at so you can see better what I do! :)

  • We had snow the other day, and we are expecting more Monday. How is your weather?
It’s hot, it’s gotten to the point where I don't like being outside, I honestly just sweat a ton and then I get hot feet and it makes me worried about blisters again, but its good!

  • Did you cook anything good this week?
I didnt really cook much this week, i made some really good banana bread today but the bottom didnt quite get cooked so that was lame but its fine im working on it! 

  • Do you know a time that we might be getting to visit on Christmas Day?
I don't really know when we will call probably whenever you want! I would say around 1 o’clock where you are at should be good, thats like 4 o’clock here I think!

Saturday I have no idea... really none…

Sunday we cooked ourselves lunch and then we just kinda chilled here. I really just can’t remember….

Monday we worked on office stuff, not leaving it was a pretty good sized holiday so we just rolled with that for awhile and then we went and worked in the area a little. Nothing of luck though!

Tuesday more office stuff and then me and Elder Romero went and taught Ariel and it was awesome, since they took his kids away he is doing so much better, he is cleaning the house, working and trying to follow the commandments. We were teaching lesson three about faith, repentance, baptism and the Holy Ghost, but more then anything we shared the need to endure to the end, because he is learning, but now he needs to quit and endure. It was great because we talked about the treasure we can have in heaven if we keep the commandments and then he was just like, “Well I'm not following the commandments”, and then I just looked at him plainly and said, “Okay then what do we need to do to change that?” We talked it out, he knows what’s wrong now, we need to just beat the problems and he is there! I’m way proud of him really!

Wednesday we went to migraciones and started making some plans for some tramites that we need to get done Tuesday and we will see how it goes... It should be fun! I’m going to work on that tomorrow a little bit i think.

Thursday we went to San Juan to go get finger prints done for a couple elders and it was awesome—It was just a ton of fun and we got everything done that we needed too! I also bought me 3 new ties that I love! 

Friday we just worked here in the office again, its been hard, not a lot to do! But I was helping the pensionista do some stuff in getting all the heaters out of the houses so that the elders there don't brake them, But other then that it was just pretty easy! 

Saturday we dropped an elder off at the airport and then I made banana bread. We then we went bowling for a kids birthday that we have with us! It was a good day really, but I'm tired and just want to be done. Tomorrow is my 16 month mark... It’s a little weird. I’m so excited, but at the same time I'm scared that I'm getting closer to done. I have almost the same amount of time now as Taylor did when I started the MTC... I feel weird about it, mostly excited though! :)

So that was the week. Not much to tell, but its been good! 

I love you Mamma! Be happy and safe! 

Love, Jayson

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Way awesome week

So this week has honestly been way awesome! I've enjoyed it a lot! So we went and worked and worked and then we played and had meetings like normal so that’s fun, but its been good, hard but good! I will be back in the field for the New Year, Christmas no, but New Years si! 

Elder Bingham, Elder Benedict and Elder Romero

  • Are you looking forward to getting back to being in the field?
I’m a little bit of both on the going back to the real mission thing. The problem is I've gotten really used to being Senior Jayson, and not so much Elder Benedict. I’m not really sure how to be a missionary anymore. Well I have all the knowledge, but I’m just not sure how to put it all in to practice again. I'm excited to try, but I hope I have help and the support of a good companion teaching me how to do it all again and helping me want to. I don't know….. I've gotten a little lazy in some categories so its going to be a good game of learning again!

  • If you could choose where would you love to go to serve?
I would be going to San Luis. I like the area there and I just think it would be a good place to go for 3 or 4 months before I leave and go train a little newbe hopefully, thats what is normal in this mission. Like the last 3 months of the mission you train a little newbie and help them because at that point you should know everything and how to help them do it! 

  • How are you and all the new guys in the office getting along?
We are getting along great its been fun but tiring, but its good. The problem is I get jealous of my kid. When I teach him how to do the work, he gets to do it and I want to be doing it—so I just kinda feel like that! I want to be doing it, this is lame! But whatever I guess that is life! 

  • You said the package is still in Buenos Aires, but the delivery says that it is in Mendoza. How do you know where it is?
I called DHL and based off the tracking number they told me it was there, but they sent the papers that the brokers need to me so I could I guess I can be my own broker, but I don't know what else to do! The problem is that it had so many ties…which is my fault, because they are textiles, it is like they think I'm going to be selling them so they don't want to let them in without a broker. But whatever ya fue.

Elders in the ditches next to all the roads

  • I honestly cannot think of a spiritual experience that I have had this week…how about you? I guess I need to try a little harder. I haven't even read my scriptures since Sunday. I need to work a lot harder at always remembering Him and doing those things that will bring me closer to the spirit.   
I have had a lot of spiritual experiences, but I have to think of the week as we go and I will try to explain them all! 

Saturday we went to the Catholic church and it was really interesting. It was good and I felt like I was lifted up, but you could tell that it lacked and was breaking some of the rules that the scriptures say. But it was still good. I liked it at least! I also made my first half of the rolls, 3 dozen that night, they came out a little wrong, but still yummy!

Sunday we had normal meetings and then all the sudden after church we had our feast! I had to finish the last 3 dozen rolls, and WOW mom this batch was just perfect, honestly it was some of the best rolls I have ever made. They were almost as good as yours! So we had a turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, jello, and then for dessert we had 6 pies that we had all made, except me because I was busy with the  bread, but wow was it so good! I have never eaten so much food, I had three full plates of mashed potatoes and turkey and a ton of rolls. I then had 3 pieces of pie and literally felt super sick! We laughed and chatted for a while, and then I felt like dying. I went into the bedroom that we have in the offices and passed out for the next 2 hours and it was awesome! I love Thanksgiving! I missed you guys like crazy, but it was cool that at least I had something close! But just so you know I am so thankful for you guys, thank you for always being the greatest parents ever!

Monday me and my hijo went and did abunch of tramites we needed to get done, but the problem was that we had already taken them out of their areas once, and the system was overloaded, but it’s good. We signed for them all, 5 of these kids. It was a little sketchy, but one of my good buddies was like, “Okay we will just do it this way so you don't have to bring them back from far away!” It was kinda funny really! 

Tuesday we did some quick tramites in the morning, but other then that I don't remember what else we did that day. I honestly just don't even remember it...but I was really struggling wondering about why the promises of the Lord don't always come to pass for me…like I'm not doing it right and I felt a very strong impression that I was not doing my part, that it was on me not him. I wasn't doing everything in my abilities to make the promises come to pass. The Lord is bound when we do what he says, but when we do not what he says we have no promise. I feel that I have not been doing what he says and that is why I am struggling with things, so I decided to try and change that and make myself better! It has been going good!

Elders in front of the terminals

Wednesday we went up to San Juan to see if I could get some stuff done to send to the states because no one has been willing to do it here for me so that was hard, but we went and got it done there. Then we went and hung out with the mission dropping off stuff that they had asked us for a little while back, like an oven and stuff like that! It was fun, but tiring! On the drive home I was thinking a lot about parenting and it made me think if I was anything like you guys thought I was going to be like? I don't mean if I ever disappointed you, because I know I did, but like did you ever think I was going to be different then I was? Did you think that maybe I would go play sports, or I would be more athletic, or I would do stuff differently? Did you ever have hopes that I would do something different then I did, not like in like all the things I did wrong, but just in general! Just wondering!

Thursday we went waited in line all day, we went and got a friend of mines tramite done in the morning and then we went and got her done and then we went and made a trip to our bank, pulled out a ton of money and then we went and waited in a line for I think 2 hours! Then I paid 26 fees we had for migraciones. Then we went and did some shopping with Romero and called it a day.

Friday we had a zone conference with President Goates and it was awesome! He taught us all about how we have improved in our obedience and people are noticing, and then because he didn't have to chastise us about obedience he taught us about hope and it was awesome! I loved it!! Then he taught us about about attitude and I feel like that is really important for me because it is really so important, it makes a huge difference how we look at things. We can be Nephi and trust God and try. Or we can be Laman and just fight against it. I feel like a lot of time I'm just trying to fight against it, but honestly we can trust God like Nephi did and he will help us a lot more then we can even imagine and I know its true. When we put our faith and hope in Christ and his power, he will save us from all our problems and help us be better. I loved it! I love that man a ton!

Saturday…today we don't really have any plans so its basically just a little day of rest, play ping pong, sleep and I don't know what else — but i think its going to be a nice tranquilo day!

So that has been my week, this is kinda the difference when I write you first when I still have the want to be writing people, so you got the good letter today! 

I love you mommy! 
Be happy and be safe! 

Love, Jayson

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Not the Golden Boy!

Okay, I will do my best to make this one a little more spiritual, but you know me I'm not the golden boy! I think I need to start by writing your letter first because I always just run out of drive to make it a good letter. I will do my best to make you my first letter, but in case people don't know if you get a crappy letter it’s because I wrote it last! So don't be offended, I just try to get to all my people written. So ya that’s my life!

  • What is Elder Rouche first name? 
My comps name is Gerret and it’s good we get a long well, its just like I went from Elder Bingham which will be one of my best friends for the rest of forever, to a different companion and it’s just new and different! 

From Left to Right
Me, Elder Oveson, Elder Bingham and Elder Rouche

  • On a scale of 1 to 10 (ten being a Bro) how well do you get along with your companion?
I would say like a solid 7, we get a long.

  • Where do you go to church? Is it a ward? A branch?
We go to a ward—it the church that is right next to the office that I work in. It’s a solid ward not huge, but it’s big, were even smaller because all the strong members go to the other wards due to stake calling. 

  • How is your training of the new incoming secretary going?
So training is good, its fun, its weird because I teach him how to do it and then I'm like well what do I do now? Usually I go and chill with Elder Bingham and he keeps me sane! 

  • How was your Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving, we didn't do anything yet. We are making a ton of pies right now and we are going to have a huge dinner tomorrow with the matrimony that I call mom and dad, The Warners. We are going to have a feast, its going to be awesome!!!! 

  • Any idea where your package is in Mendoza?
The package is still in Buenos Aires, but I got the paper work for it, they still need a broker to go get it. I don't think its going to come! We did what we could but its fine, this country just doesn't like all the ties in it, they think I want to sell them when I really just want them. But whatever life goes on.

Sunday was a really normal day just chilling. We played some Sudoku and that was fun and good stress relief actually, we did that like 3 times this week. I really enjoyed it!

Elder Hollis passes out....

we decided to have some fun!!

Monday we started planning for tramites for the week and then we got all the stuff ready for a Brazilian who was going home the next day. Then we just worked like normal. We went out to the area and just opened the mouth with no luck, but then we had a barbecue with the Bishop for dinner and it was way awesome. I love that man a ton!
Me in a Hermanas Hat

Tuesday we almost missed a plane for the Brazilian—his plane left earlier then we thought and we were seconds from missing the flight. So we got him on by the skin of our teeth. Then we finished 3 kids in migraciones so that was good. Then we went to the area and still didn't make it into any house, but we talked to some more people and that was good.
Me at the Faria In San Luis

Wednesday Elder Bingham and Elder Romero and I went to San Luis to go talk to the migraciones there about my tramites, and then we went and talked to a place about renting a house from them and we got that all done and moved the elders into their new house while my kid went and did migraciones and then got everything ready to send another girl out of the country. We didn't make it to the area that night.

Thursday we went and did even more migraciones work. You would think that was like my full time job or something. We then couldn't go to the area because we had to wait for a mini-missionary and we got the kid from the terminal and then we just went to bed once he was already prepared to go in the morning. Ee also met some Hungarians, Austrians, and Germans and that was way cool, it’s amazing the people you meet.

Friday we put the mini-missionary on his bus and met two people from Ireland, and then we worked in the office that day and went to work in the area early. We went and talked to some people building like a easy up, but it was more like a tent and it was like weird so we asked if they wanted help and they actually said yes, so we helped them with it and then we taught them a lesson. It was awesome, but also the weirdest lesson I have ever taught. They asked us about if we were sexually active and how we handle not participating in it. They talked about coffee and alcohol and then more about chastity and then we talked about the power of Christ to help us through the moments when we are tempted because they had a ton of questions about stuff that was weird like gay tendencies and we talked about Christ and how he can help us through those moments and change us so that we are not like that anymore. I felt the spirit testify through me that its true, Jesus can make us change — he can help us be better. My companion talked about how our faces are very much in front of Christ at all time and he is there looking at us and trying to make it better and know without a doubt that he is there and he is waiting and helping us at all times, he wants our success more then we want it. He loves us and he can give us the help we need if we are living in accordance to his laws and we are asking and looking for it! I love my Savior even if I don't always show it and i slip and i fall and all of these things go wrong. Christ still loves me and he wants whats best for me and all of us. Then we taught Ariel and he was crazy as normal and we talked about how he needs the church because he was ready to give up. We made him feel better and I think he will be coming to church this Sunday, I know he has the potential and he can do it with Christ.

Working with Elder Bingham

Saturday we played soccer and then we just wrote. I get to make 6 dozen rolls tomorrow because I make the best ones I guess, but I also got invited to a Catholic church and the lady promised us that if we went she would come to ours, so we are going and it should be interesting, but good at the same time!


So there is the week! I love you guys a ton! I’m still working on the photo, when do you need it by? I love you mama! Be safe and happy! 

Love, Jayson

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Training my replacement

So its been a really good week, but its also been way busy so I’m just way tired! I didn't go to bed until 1 in the morning like 3 times and now I could just sleep…but I mean there aint no rest for the wicked! I don't have a lot of time so this may be a quick one, sorry!

  • How was your crazy busy week?
It was fun with the craziness, I liked it really! 

  • So did you get your package I sent you yet?
I got some papers, but not the package so I'm still waiting, but I will call and find out tomorrow!

  • Who drives you to do all your migrations work?
When I couldn't drive it would be Elder Solomon or Elder Hollis, but I just got privileges back on Sunday night so now I can drive—its way better now!!! 

  • Lluvia let me listen to a minute of your voice that you sent her—she says that you speak beautiful Spanish! 
I’m glad you like the Spanish.

  • Are you training your replacement? If yes, who is he and where is he from?
 I am training, and he is a good guy! He is from Parawan, Utah, its like 15 minutes north of Ceder City, his name is Elder Rusch and he actually started the mission the same time as me! He speaks Spanish well, he doesn't speak English, and thats kind of annoying because even if the people don't speak Spanish he wont speak to them in English, because he has honestly forgot it, honestly it annoys me a bit, but its fine, I'm going to try and make him learn english. But we get a long.

  • Are you feeling happier, or still feeling a bit in the dumps?
I am feeling happier, but nothing special!

Saturday we got transfers and talked about how weird it was that I was going to be training a kid who had the same time as me! It’s cool, i destroyed Elder Bingham's face with a soccer ball, it looked awesome! 

Sunday just normal, we called the replacements and that was fun, but nothing special!

Monday going like crazy getting bags and everything ready. Having the old people where they needed to be to get what they needed done and just all of it was way crazy and hard, and then I finally got done with all the going home packets at 1 in the morning and got to bed at 1:30 in the morning!

Tuesday we rocked the 70’s event, but I missed the photo, because I was at the airport trying to get all the old people out on there flights, so I wasn't there for the photo! But that doesn't matter. I got everyone that day to the buses on time, I also started my work with my hijo and he is now learning a lot! Its awesome! 

Wednesday we went and worked on travel to get everyone back to Mendoza for the second capacitation meeting here in Mendoza so a lot more ticket buying. Then we went and got everyone from the terminal finally done at 1 in the morning again.

Thursday we went and got everyone back from second capacitacion and just started working and planning some tramites for the next day and got everything ready for 6 people on Friday.

Friday we showed up to do the tramites in migracions early without a problem, and then we got half done, but my friend there was swamped with work so he told me that we couldn't do the other half, all of the people that were with me were from far away and I didn't want them to come back, so I talked to him and in the end we worked it all out. Then we got everyone home and it was all great!

Saturday we played soccer and had fun. Now I’m just writing a ton of people! It’s been nice, but crazy! 

I have to go now, but i love you to the moon and back — be safe this week! Love, Jayson

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Good long week for me

So its been a good, long week for me. I don’t think I have ever felt like I had so much going on and had so little drive to be doing it. Maybe that’s just how I'm feeling today, I don’t know the last two days I've just been feeling way out of it, not in the sick way, but just like way out of it. I don’t really know why, I don’t know. But it’s been good!


  • How are you doing?
I’m doing pretty good! These last two days I've been feeling way in the dumps! I don’t know why, but it hasn't been good and thats all that!

  • Did you get to go out and teach?
We gave someone a baptism date, but other then last Saturday and Sunday we didn't get any new work done! 

  • Do you ever have spiritual experiences being in the offices?
Yes I have lots of spiritual experiences, different but good—they are like real world ones not the mission ones.

  • Did you go to Buenos Aires again?
Not this week!

  • Do you think you will get your driving privileges back?
I don't think I will ever get to go drive again in the mission!

  • What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
I don't really know what the plan is, but we are going to get together some good amounts of money and buy a large turkey and have some good fun trying to make a real dinner for us!

  • How is the weather? Is it getting warmer?
It is now quite warm, but I don't go out much because I'm busy doing other things, but I do miss the real world of heat and all that jazz.

Saturday we played soccer in the blazing sun and got a little sunburnt and it was fun, but really I just wanted to be at the pool, that or just cruising on my new bike down all the roads. I hope you´re ready mamma I’m going to get back and we are going to go riding a ton that first month back, for sure at least till I have to go to school. Then that night me and Bings went out and worked and we taught two menos activos and it was way awesome and we felt good about it. Neither of them came to church, but it was good!

Sunday we had normal meetings and just did the normal run through, but that night we went out and worked again and we decided to go visit Ariel and take some of Presidents advice that Bingham had received the week before in interviews and we told him that he had already received his answer that he needed to be baptized and then we told him that we wanted him to be baptized by someone who holds the authority of God and he said yes and we put the date as the 26th of December because he still has a long way to go, but we are doing what we can for him!

Monday it was a calmer day, but I was still working a ton—doing stuff for President because he was in the offices and just getting all that work done. I have to get the entire mission to the Mendoza Stake Center on Tuesday next week, which also happens to be the day when I send all the old missionaries home and get the newbies and have to get all the companionship stuff changed that same day! All this and I will probably be training a new Elder to replace me in the offices. So it should be fun! I changed the whole plan on Monday so it was a blast, then I went and bought tickets!

Tuesday I did the first half of the visa work for 2 hermanas, one new and one who lives in Buenos Aires from Columbia so that was fun, then I helped them work on the special musical number they are putting on for the General Authority meeting and after that just worked on getting all the papers together for more tramites!

Wednesday we did the migraciones for 3 people and it was fun, but I screwed up on one of them — it was dumb, I extended the tourist visa and after it has been renewed I can’t give that person residency until the tourist visa has run out. Way dumb, but whatever so I just have to wait for one of them now. Then I got them all back to areas and started working on my next day tramites, and also worked for President to get some stuff figured out that’s going on in the mission.

Thursday I took 10 people to go to the first half of tramites and it was fun, but long and I was way tired after it. While I was doing it I got a call from one of my best friends in the mission an Elder  telling me he had to go to Presidents house, he had just been in a huge car accident the other week where a member died so I thought it was for that, after he was interviewed and came back to us he told me he was going home for past sins and I cried. I hate sending people home and even worse when I love them a lot like this one. So that was hard, that and I always have to evaluate my own worthiness when someone goes home for it, I'm like “Am I worthy?”, even when I have received spiritual confirmation of it. It’s just weird. And sad.

Friday I did 5 peoples tramites for migraciones and we were there for a long time, but that’s okay, I didn’t mind it. I screwed up one because his stuff hadn’t completely expired yet and it was dumb that they wouldn’t let me do it all the same, but whatever they have the power I just bring the stuff and they tell me what I can and cant do, so I just do my best!!!

Saturday I had to take 3 people to the airport this morning and I've just been working and writing the family. I fasted yesterday and that was good so its been a good week really. I'm way tired and its going to be good to see the end of this week, but its been good!

So ya, I love you a lots. How are you doing? I feel like you became a movie-aholic since I left you watched like 10 movies this week I think :) 

Write me back like now! I want to chat!   Be safe this week and have fun! 

Love, Jayson

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Yes I'm being better...

So it’s been a good week, a long week and I'm way tired, but thats okay, I like being tired. I haven't had problems with getting in trouble this week so thats nice! This maybe a kinda lazy letter because I'm feeling lazy, but ya sorry! :)

Me and the Elder I took to Buenos Aires with our sexy glasses on!


  • Did you try to celebrate Halloween this year?
We sorta celebrated but we didn't carve pumpkins or anything like that so not really, but my comp had a cow mask so it counts!

  • How was your trip to Aconcagua?
It was a way fun trip just a good nice getaway!

  • Are you trying to be a little cleaner, a little more respectful, and a little more humble…after the rough week of chastisement?
Yes I'm being better..

  • How was your trip to Buenos Aires this week?
The trip was good!

Sunday we did the normal stuffs and just enjoyed a good Sunday. I made rolls for everyone to go with the roast and the dinner and everyone loved it!

Monday we had interviews with President and it was good — we just chatted and it was nice to talk with him when he wasn't mad at me! I also worked on some more stuff I needed to work on!
Me with my bosses children

Tuesday I did some tramites for a Columbian and then just basically got ready for the Buenos Aires trip. My boss invited us to dinner with her and we got to enjoy her family and it was a blast! I felt really honored because I know that other secretaries don't get to do that, I've just been able to be good friends with her and it has helped me a ton!
Wednesday we got everything done and got him a new passport that same day. It was way cool, we then went to the center for cheap shopping and it was just a blast really! Way good kid that I was with so we just got to enjoy the time! We met a gal that one of the guys from my MTC dated while we were there and it was just weird and fun! Then we got home and waited for a car to come get us…. in the rain.
Me and Aconcagua

Thursday we did tramites for two kids. When one of them entered the country they did it wrong and we couldn't find his paper of entrance so he wasn't in the system and he didn't have proof that he entered the country legally, so it was way bad! We thought I was going to have to take him to Chili and get him a new visa, but that would have been way to awesome so we just went and looked in his pension (apartment) and found his paper visa sadly. We are still working on it, but we will see! I had to buy tickets for 4 people to go to Chili on my personal card — if you guys see that charge, so we will see what happens hopefully no one steals my info! Oh also a girl here in the mission invited me to go hiking with her in Hawaii so we need to go while school is in… I vote during the fall break, but thats just me, I mean I'm not one to say no to a girl to go night hiking in Hawaii ;)
Me with my best friends!

Friday I did tramites for two hermanas and then we had this way good Mexican lunch of sopas that is what they are called it, it was fun and we just chatted with hermanas. Then last night we went and worked in the area and afterwords chatted with the hermanas in my ward because we had a meeting that the ward mission leader never came too!

So that was my week, nothing too special, but it was good! 

I love you mom! If you have any questions let me know! 

Love Jayson

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Rough Week

I have like no time so I'm going to do this really fast—I’m sorry about that, but we are going to go to a mountain that we have here in Mendoza that is really huge called Aconcagua, but it will take most of the p-day so I need to get writing done like now! So it should be a good day! 

  • When did Elder Jacobson go home?
Elder Jacobsen went home last Friday and it was kinda funny because I fought for him to have special help on all the airlines. I was calling people to make sure he had wheelchairs and all the stuff he needed to get from where he was at, and then in Atlanta he would have one and while he was here! It was good! He wrote me that they took really good care of him! So all went well!

  • Do you know and Elder Robert Oveson in your mission? (Our regular server at Litza’s lives by his family.)
I do know Elder Ovesen, in reality I think it is a very high possibility that he will be the secretary after me. We don't really have a lot of people who can potentially be it and he meets all the criteria, so I think he has a high chance of coming in and being my little office baby! 

  • My mom was in a 3 car accident at the intersection by Arby’s—not her fault, she is fine!
Gram-Gram got in a three car accident and is fine? How and what happened?

  • Any luck getting the package from Buenos Aires?
I didn't have any luck  with the package, but I'm going to see what I can do for it on Monday. I’m really busy for the next couple weeks, but I’ll work on it!

  • How was your trip to Buenos Aires? Tell me all about it!!!
I’ll tell you about the trip in the meat of the letter! 

  • It is getting cold here…in fact we have a bit of snow in the high mountains!! Are you getting warmer there?
It is getting warmer, but it’s cold today, and in the mountains where we are going its going to be like 2 degrees Celsius. 

  • What gifts did you get for your bosses? Did they love them?
I got them those little wooden cups that they call mate cups here. And they loved them! The boss that I felt like didn't really like me loved his a ton and it was awesome!! He gave me a hug — I think everyone is always nice to the woman boss Valeria because she is way nice and we all get to meet her, but none of us meet Abel — we just annoy him for stuff we need so when I brought him something, I think he felt appreciated and it was way cool that it made him so happy! Valeria also loved hers! They were some really good looking mates!

Sunday we had district meeting where I got some way hard chastisement for speaking informal Spanish to people because it is so common here. I justified using it to establish better relations, but my district leader is right I should follow the rules. Then later that night I got a call from President where I got told some really hefty stuff about how I was driving... it was way rough!

Monday in the morning Hermana Goates came to the offices and chastised us about cleaning and our example. I then had a special interview with President, it was a really hard interview. Don't worry I'm not going home but it was rough. Then later that day I got a call from President about something that happened with the police last week. The short story some Elders got robbed, I got a call from a friend who told me that the robber wanted to give the phone back, and then we went to get it back he wanted money and we wanted the phone—so the deal didn't happen. We went to the police and got the kid arrested for being an assistant to robbery. We then had to witness against the kid written in the report. When President found out he shut the areas, took the missionaries out and let us know what we had done wrong. We didn't see it at as wrong to go to the police with the problem, but the kid got put in prison so maybe his family or his friends want to hurt or kill our missionaries. My 19 year old brain didn't see that! It saw we got robbed, I know where the perpetrator is, and where he was at. It was rough really because we tried really hard to just do it right and save President the work and then we just screwed it up way bad. So I got two chastising calls about that from other people too. Then we just worked on the consejo that was happening the next day with the zone leaders.

Tuesday I worked on some stuff early, but lost all desire to work because I felt awful and I cant drive, so I also couldn't leave the office. Then I get a very stern chat about pride from the mission nurse who cooks us lunch on Sunday and it was hard. Then I somehow missed the special interview I was supposed to have with President which was good…I was like steps away from asking to just be sent home. It was a really rough two days of just getting chastised all day. It’s like no one really cares that we are now the 3rd most legal mission in Argentina instead of the most illegal mission in the world — they just focused way hard on the mistakes. It was bad. I almost called you like 20 times I'm not even kidding... but I made it through it all.

Wednesday I worked on some tramites for a few friends and got the one from Mexico partially legal the one who I'm going to Buenos Aires with next week. Then I picked up Elder Call from the terminal. Elder Call is the kid I went to Buenos Aires with this week. So then I went and packed and then we went to Buenos Aires. There was no one waiting for us when we got there, so I got us a taxi to our hotel. When we got there we went to dinner and then bed, but I loved the city. There should have been someone to come get us, but no one came so I sorta walked around a foreign capital city for 30 minutes looking for our hotel. It was awesome!

Thursday we went to the embassy and got all the work done. I talked to a lot of people from the states and that was way fun. One guy even told us he doesn't believe the things we do, but he loves what we do, and he feels that Mormons are some of the greatest people on earth! Then we got to go to the church headquarters building and I met all the people I talk with all the time, but never really get to meet. It was fun to just enjoy them, and talk and see the other side of my job. I would go work in that office building in a heart beat. I loved it! Then we went to go to Boca Stadium and it was way cool. Boca is a huge team in Argentina! (I have a Boca jersey) I took tons of pictures and will try and send them later. Then we went to the airport where we met a ton of Americans and chatted with them and shared the gospel and then we talked to 3 Canadians, and then we got on the plane. We  waited 2 hours on the tarmac for take off and then we finally went and made it home at 10pm. After working a little and having a heart attack thinking that I lost all the super important papers I needed that I got while I was in Buenos Aires, I finally went to bed at about 12am. Way awesome trip!

Friday I did 5 peoples tramites, 3 for one half and 2 for another, I got them all done and paid for, and have 4 more people legal now. I’m also getting the papers I need to do 20 more, so I have some more work to do! 

Saturday to Aconcagua we go—it should be awesome! 
So yup thats my week! 

So I love you — I have no time, so I love you tons! Be safe, if you have anymore questions shoot them to me. I should be home in time to respond to them! 

I love you a ton, let dad know I'm going to respond. 

Love, Jayson