Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hey! I got your letters just now, but I still haven't been able to read them! I haven't had time because I just picked them up and then I'm here right now and we're going to the university to do some service after! Sorry, I did write you all letters though, but the problem was that it was before I got these ones.

So yes, that address will work for sending packages, Grandma already sent me a couple, so that rocked! Haha, so everyone should be getting a letter before too long.

That's so crazy about Taylor! Wow, I can't believe that the place he lives in is also the Church, wow! That's crazy, but I'm starting to see that that's how the Church sets up a lot of buildings here, like the one we live in, serveral purposes, not just as an MTC.

So ya, the food is way better here now I bet because it's catered! We do have rice and beans every lunch, but it's like way nice and there's meat with it! It's way good, just kinda weird because the big meal is lunch here, so it's a little weird when you go in for dinner and it's like a smaller meal.

Well, we're learning alot! We learn everyday and the gift of tongues has been prevelant! I can't believe how well I know the language, not that I know it well at all, haha, but we can teach whole lessons in Spanish, wow. The Lord is really blessing us! I can't believe that I've been out for like a month already! It's unbelievable! I wonder if Elder McBride will be my trainer, probably not. (Elder Taylor McBride is our friend that we have known for many years since he and Jeff were little boys. He is serving in the same mission as Jeff and has been out for almost a year now.)

So to answer your question, yes, I am the District Leader. Pretty much I have to run district meeting and tell the Elders what our tasks are and where we need to be, but other than that, not a whole lot different.

So we get gym everyday, and this week one of the elders in my district grabbed the rim on the basketball hoop, and it broke off! Haha, he was fine, but he fell all the way to the ground and he took the hoop off the basket! Wow, The Lord was watching over us that day, because that could have hurt someone!

I had a cool experience yesterday. We were teaching a practice lesson to a teacher here and afterwards, instead of giving us suggestions, she told us that what we had taught in this pretend lesson had actually really touched her and that the testimony that I shared she really needed in her life right then and then she thanked us. That was awesome!

The Lord has been so wonderful to me, He has broadened my vision. With Him, He won't let us fail. I'm so grateful for Him! He will always overcome evil and bad.

Thanks so much for all that you do! I love you so much! Thank you and I can't wait to hear from you! I love you and keep writing me! Thanks for praying for me! I really appreciate it and I can sure use it!

Elder Jeff DeSpain

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