October 13, 2014 Changes are Upon Us Again!!

reply to my email to him:

first off they aren't sending Elder Salazar home. I was talking about another elder. 

as for things in a package... I only need a new belt. mine is finally breaking on me and I don't know how much longer it will hold together. It has a 2 year warranty on it so you can just talk to the guy at CTR clothing and he should send me one for free. of things that I want... I would like more AMERICAN candy. There are some candies that you just can't find here.

here is the list:

Milano Cookies, the ones Dad likes. (if you can, I got hit by a sudden craving)
A BIG bag of jolly ranchers (you can buy jolly ranchers but they come in small packages of about 6 or 8) and honestly what ever else you can think of. (oh snickers aren't necessary they can be found in almost every little store)

That is about it for this reply I will send the normal email with more info about what is going on here. 

Elder Jason Blanding.

“Real email”

Changes are upon us a again!!

So changes have arrived again. I don't have changes but my companion does. I will have a new companion next time I write y'all. 

Sunday I had a funny experience. We are sharing the ward with a companionship of sisters and they have an investigator that has come to Church almost without missing a single Sunday since before I got to the area... But as hard as they try he doesn't feel ready to get baptized. here in Mexico (don't know about other parts of the world) we have the investigators at end the class of Gospel principles. usually a member teaches it (here in Zavaleta it is the Ward Mission Leader) but when they don't come to Church one of the full time missionaries usually give the class. This Sunday our Ward Mission Leader didn't come to Church and so one of the sisters taught the class. she decided to teach about BAPTISM (we don't have any order to the classes here it is just what ever the teacher wants to teach). It was super funny because when ever she could she would make a comment like "we don't need to be perfect before we get baptized" or "you don't need to be an investigator for 10 years before you get baptized" It was so hard to keep from laughing out loud (LOL it has been a long time since I have said that). The hardest part what when we arrived at a part in the manual where it said "this doctrine [baptism] was taught clearly to Adam:"... the investigators name is Adán, or in English, Adam. It was super funny.

Love Y'all. The only good thing about winding down the mission is thatI will get to see y'all.

Elder Jason Blanding.

President Christensen;

Thank you for letting me stay here in Zavaleta one more change. I have a feeling that this is going to be an awesome change. I have had a few ideas of new things to try in order to get different results in the area. I hope they work out like I plan.

I don't know why it can be so hard to fight off the laziness sometimes. This week it was exceptionally hard. I wish there was a magic spell or something like that that could completely get rid of any and all laziness. It would be cool but I expect that I will just have to keep praying and keep pushing myself. 

I have one question for you. My mom just told me that the applications for BYU Spring are just about to open. I would like to have permission to go on the BYU website to take care of the application process early so that I'm not stressed by trying to get it all done a few days before the deadline. Thank you President.

Thank you for all that you do here in the mission.

Elder Blanding.