Friday, May 29, 2015

Week 92

Hello!! Well, I am glad that everyone had an amazing week. haha Everyone looks great and I can't believe everyone is getting home!! It's come so fast... I just can't believe how fast all of it has come. I feel like just yesterday I was saying bye to all of them and then just waiting for my turn to leave and now it's the exact same thing happening-- but now I am just watching them all get home! I am sure they are all happy to see everyone again:) 

Thanks for the pics! I am going to want to see lots of pics as all my friends start getting home...haha. 

Anyways... I cant believe you saw all of those videos!!! We had fun together and it makes me happy to hear he is doing good! 

I am doing great. I am kinda tired cuz today we had to wake up at 5:15 to drive to an area called Juayua so we could drop off a missionary there and then from there drive to an area called Ahuachapan for a multi zone meeting we had at 8am. So todays been kinda long... but it was a good meeting!! Actually we had one of those meetings everyday this week! So the week has gone by kinda fast. Then every week until the end of the change we have some kinda of meeting so this change is going to FLY!!! But, I'm loving all of it:) ...and learning lots!! This week I didn't go back and visit any areas... but the lord is really blessing us right now! 
For a while we didnt have too many people to baptize this change, but God helped us out A LOT!! ...and now we have 3 people to baptize on june 14th... Diana, Erick, and Grizelda! So that has made us very happy... its always nice to have people to teach;) So thats pretty much it for my week!! I love you all and will talk to you soon. Adios.
elder baker

Friday, May 22, 2015

Week 91

Hello!:) Well, I'm glad to hear that everyone had an amazing week!! Thats crazy seeing pictures of you all with Elder Griffin! You all look great and happy. haha I am just a little jealous that he got to see my fam... but I'll be fine;) ...and that is cool you met Elder Hoy too!! He is a cool guy. We were never comps but we were in the same zone and we did interchanges. 

It is also crazy that you are all on summer vacation!! I feel like just yesterday you were all telling me that you were on summer vacation and now its been a whole school year since then... time flys!! 

As for my week... it was great!! I got to go on interchanges to Molino and see some amazing people!! I also got to see a family that me and Elder Toledo found that ended up get baptized a change ago... and they made me feel really good! When I saw they still remembered who I was and they were thanking me for finding them-- they said "if you never talked to us, we wouldn't be where we are!" that felt so good:) 

Then I also got to see the fam Avila, and I always love seeing them! So things are going great!! That is cool you guys saw the pic on Instagram .. the girl that put that up is part of an amazing family that I absolutely love!! They are amazing. Well, I am glad to see everyone is doing good!! I can't believe how old everyone is getting. I love you all and will talk to you soon:) adios!!  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Week 90

Hello!! Well, I feel like so much has happened this week!! haha I don't even know where to start... My new comp is Elder Lazo!!! He is really cool. It is another comp that me and Elder Griffin have shared!! haha He was Elder Griffin's comp in Atiquizaya, right after I left. He is really cool and we get along good! 

As for changes they all worked out great. ...and yes it was hard to say by to everyone that went home!! It kinda felt like when I was leaving all of my friends and coming on the mission, but its all good cuz I plan on seeing them again:) 

Everything is going great! I loved talking to Fred. He sounds great and it was so fun to see/ talk to him again!! I miss that guy. But, I'll see him soon and he said he might be home before Christmas!! So that will be exciting. 

These last couple of days have been super fun with the Griffins!! They love you guys... and I love them!! haha They are super cool and Shad is really funny! As for the AP doll, its just a doll that all of the APs have written their names on for the last almost year and a half! haha It does look a little scary, but its cool and its a little tradition so we have to keep it there! 

Anyways... thanks for everything! This morning we went out to eat with Shad and Holly! She said she was texting you while we were eating! ...haha that was weird! But, I'm just glad you guys are friends!:) Thanks for everything! I got the stuff from them and its all super cool! The shoes are kinda big.. haha but I think they will work!! I am just happy the stuff all made it to me! ...but seeing them has just made me even more excited to see you guys! I took Elder Griffin to see his parents for the first time... and seeing his mom hug him for the first time in two years was really cool and I am excited:)) Well I love you guys! Thanks for everything... and I'll talk to you all soon!! adios. 
elder baker

Friday, May 8, 2015

Week 89

Good Morning!! I'm glad to see that everyone had a good week:) ...and it looks like they all had fun over at fathers and sons. Everyone looks great! ...and trust me I'm excited to get to meet Elder Griffins parents! haha I've seen so many pictures of them and I'm finally going to get to meet them!! I am also excited to get the package they are bringing me:) 

This week was super crazy. VERY busy!! We had very little time to actually get to work in our area! They were a couple of emergencies in the mission we had to take care of, and with changes and the leadership council, it was just a very busy week!! But, the coolest part is that Sunday is Mother's Day!!! I can't wait to talk to you guys. I can't believe it is already Mother's Day... I feel like yesterday was Christmas!! ...and after Mother's Day, the next time I see you guys will be in Arizona!! That just sounds weird... but I'm excited for everything:) It's all going to be fun! With as fast as time keeps going I know its going to be here before I know it! 

I need you to do me a favor and send lots of pictures of my friends getting home from the mission. Now that some are getting close I am going to want some pics. Thanks!:) 

Well, thanks for everything. I am doing great and I will talk to you soon!! I love you all more than you know! adios. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Week 88

Hello everyone!! I am glad to see it was a good week and that they finished off a good baseball season! Everyone sounds great and I am glad to hear that you had a very special experience in the temple!! I can not wait to go to the Gilbert Temple. I have only seen the pictures and it looks beautiful... I'm sure it is even better in person! 

As for me, I'm doing good;) I can't believe I recieved my flight information. That was a weird feeling.. its just kinda weird knowing at what time I'm leaving and what time I'll get home!! It's a lie to say I'm not excited... but I'm also very nervous. It's going to be something I never actually thought would come! But, now it is getting closer and closer. Just know I'm doing great! 

This week will start to get very busy planning changes and we have a leadership council, so lots of crazy stuff going on! To answer the question about how President chooses the new AP, its a very cool experience! For all of the changes he fasts. We always pray on our knees, and we think a lot about it! The final decision is always his, but we just give him the options, and our opinion! So we will se what happens! I have an idea of who it could be but I'm not sure! 

Thanks for the emails!! It's always nice seeing pictures and hearing from everyone. I love you all so much... and will talk to you soon;) adios!! 
elder baker