Elder Luke is serving the Lord as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will be serving in the Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission from December 2013 through December 2015. Follow his adventure here.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Pictures! He's taking Pictures!
We got emails from Elder Luke today and the photographer in me is very happy. He took (and sent) pictures. Its so hard to not know what he's doing or what conditions he is living in. We have looked at pictures and videos online, but I wanted to know and see more. My son... he took pictures!
Here are some highlights from his emails: Hey Dad
I am actually getting over my
sickness. I am almost at my prime. But regardless it is still tiring being
here. We play ultimate Frisbee as a zone almost every day and i am one of the
best. It is so much fun. Our zone is the best.[Learning humility I see.]
But i do have to say i have been
talking about your story. My best friend here's dad had the same
exact story and he said that his dad did tour de California. [oh no... is that a challenge for Dad]
Its fun here but i am
having a hard time. I don't like being weak. i want to be the best Spanish
speaker here but i am not even close. But i set a goal that i will be the best
by the end of 6 weeks.
I am glad Brandon is helping out. i was really worried
about that. But if he stays determined and gets good at it i am confidant that
he will be amazing even with the pegged pants and V necks. ;D
Dad i really miss
you. i thought it would be somewhat easy being away but once i was gone i
missed you guys. I think thats the hardest part. But i know my purpose and why
i am here. Attached are some pic. I love you dad.
I really miss you and the family. Its awesome here but its
tough. I have been taking a lot of pictures lately but
unfortunate we aren't aloud to take pics except on p day which is lame. There is
a lot of stuff i don't enjoy about this MTC but over all i am glad i am here
with these people because its so Beautiful here. There is this other guy who is from Nampa who
is super cool, just like me, mountain bikes, man he is so cool. ill send a
picture of him giving me his favorite tie and now its my favorite. I love you
mom. Here are some pics.
Oh i forgot, we got to go to the
temple today. It was awesome. Weird to do it with english headphones on and i
was tired. Other than that it was muy bien. I Love
you guys and you mom.