Monthly Archives: August 2014

Weekly email 8.18.2014: Dog wrestling

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Dear family,

Can’t say there is a lot to say about this past week. Probably the best thing that happened was in sacrament meeting yesterday. So pretty much every Sunday there is this dog that just walks around the chapel and does whatever he wants and no one ever does anything. He always comes to all the church activities too. He is one of the members dogs but he looks pretty mangy. But anyway, Elder Cook, from Idaho Falls always gets really mad and always tries to kick him out.This is literaly what happens every Sunday here. So there we were singing to sacrament hymn and Elder Cook is trying to to herd the dog out but he keeps trying to bite his hands off. The dog just goes up on the stand and finally the bishop tells one of the priests to get the dog out. We are singing I know my saviour lives and he is wrestling this dog out the door. I was literaly dying of laughter! Because I am not kidding. He like tackled the dog and hauled him out and then one the the counselors locked the door…. that will sure keep him out. But then of course after the sacrament he finds his way in again. So much for bieng reverent…

My body also decided to get sick this week. Of coarse…. I have been fine this whole time and in my last two weeks my body decides to rebel! So I have a cold and all the people here are convinced that I got sick from drinking cold water because I always have my waterbottle. They all are like freaking out and telling me not to drink cold water and that I am going to die and I will never get better and then they want to buy me pills. People here are crazy… but its kinda funny! Plus people here just know nothing about health….

This week I will hardly even be in my area. I have to go all the way to Lima to stand in line for 2 hours to sign a paper. So that will take about 3 days. But we are also having 2 baptisms on Sunday. One is Nelly that has been going to church for years but finally made the decision to be baptised and Omar who is the punk kid with crazy hairs that we have been teaching.

See you all next week on Wednesday!!!!

Love you lots

Hermana Brittany Polatis

Weekly email 8.9.2014

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Dear family,

So this week was kinda crazy! We had leaders council, I went on divisions, my area kinda fell apart, and we had a baptism! Woohoo! Santiago is kinda a little wierdy! but we like him anyway. He talks little a million miles an hour and drives a little moto taxi. He is all about trust and really wants us to have trust in him. When he sees us walking on the side of the road, he pulls over in his moto and starts freaking out on us! ”WHY DIDN’T YOU CALL ME!” He never wants us to walk. He wants us to call him everytime we need a ride and freaks out if we don’t. Our excuse last time was that we only had to walk 2 blocks to our next appointment but he was still really mad. He is an odd little child but he is going to make a super great member of the church!

Today we had a multi zone Pday thats why I am writing later than normal. The elders planned it and I ended eating like a billion pieces of meat and I ate cow heart on a stick. It tasted wierd.

Everyone is trying to trunky me out. Everyone in my zone likes to tell me how many days I have left. They are a bunch of bums but they mostly do it to mess with me. Its still too hard for me to think of bieng in the USA so I don’t get too trunky though…. What else can I say….. Things are happy. Hopefully my last Saturday in the mission I will have my final baptism. I wrote you guys before about Omar. He is the little punk kid but he is super awesome!

gotta go! Thats my hour

Love you lots! Thanks for all the letters and pictures!

Hermana Brittany Polatis

 

So this is Santiago and his family. We are also teaching them! They are our next victims!!! ha ha ha! I have to make it sound like an evil plan by using such words as victim!

So this is Santiago and his family. We are also teaching them! They are our next victims!!! ha ha ha! I have to make it sound like an evil plan by using such words as victim!

Weekly email 8.4.2014

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Dear family,

I am so fat… ha ha jk but sometimes we eat so much!! Yesterday I ate 2 lunches and 2 pieces of cake and dinner. In the second lunch, when the lady left a chucked my potatoes off her balcony into the nieghbors yard. That is the good thing about eating outside. Then she brought out another plateof chinese rice and the eggs and chicken tasted wierd, so with my cunning inteligence I asked for water and she left again and threw rest over the wall. I hope the nieghbors have dogs…. People tell me that they are fatting me up to go home and I tell them that it is their fault if I never get married!

So crazy story,,,
S back in May, on mothers day, this guy drove us in his moto to where we were going to talk to you guys on skype. We were talking about the church and stuff and we gave him an invitation. I never saw him again but he ran into a lot of other missionaries. He got invited I dont know how many times and finally he accepted the missionaries. Two sisters have been teaching him but really he lives in our area so two weeks ago they brought him to our ward and gave the reference to us. At first I didn’t recognize him but then he asked me if I remembered him and the moto ride and everything and everything clicked. This week he is getting baptised. He gave up his drinking, partying and girls and has cleaned up quite a bit. We only have to teach him a few things because the other missionaries already taught him almost everything. But I never expected to see him again and he was kinda creepy when we met him. Creepy as in kinda flirty but really he is just overly outgoing and direct. But really some people are so unexpected.

Things are going happy… Time is going by extraordinarily fast. Its kinda scary but good too. People always ask me how I feel to know that I am going home in 3 weeks but honestly I feel pretty normal. Maybe its because we are busy and are preparing 3 more ppl to be baptised and I have to go on lots of splits with other sisters and the list goes on and on. Things are all good. No worries.

I love you all!

Hermana Polatis