Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Never Too Late To Change

Dear Family & Fans,

It has been quite some time since anyone has called me “duck”. I actually can still speak like Donald Duck.. I think anyway.. Not so sure. I still remember when dad would talk like that to us and I would just laugh. But now I know how to do it!

Well I was wondering what happened with the package. We have that guy here named Efrain who is the tour guide and he told me he if would have known earlier then he could have looked for her or something. I don't know, but what's done is done and there is no use crying over spilled milk - right? I'm sure that I would have loved the package but I'm alive and happy that my family would go through all that effort to try and get me a few goodies. =) But why was it so expensive to send a package from Honduras to Belize? They are relatively close and I can't imagine how hard it would be to get here? Maybe if they would just throw the package on a bus and I could have picked it up. Just kidding...

Can everyone really believe that I'm going to be 21 years old? How old is that? Man I'm as old as the dirt now, huh? That means that I can go and be a full blown adult huh? But maybe if I pretend that I'm not that old it won't be so bad. Maybe we can pretend that I'm turning 16 again! I still remember that birthday by the way. Or even my last birthday in the mission. It feels like just the other day I was celebrating my 20th birthday and now I'm 21. I think that I need to stop getting older.

Megan is going to meet the Jazz? I'm very excited for her but not too excited about how they are doing.. I ask some of the guys here in the branch how they are doing and normally they have no idea who the team is. If that shows how great they are doing. (haha) I think that Megan should just go and play for them. But either way, I sure hope that she takes some pictures with them so she can show me. =P

It seems that whenever lacrosse is starting the weather seems to kick up. I'm not sure why? It goes to show that only men can really play that sport. =P But I'm looking forward to hearing how the team is going to do this year. I have high hopes for you all! I mean it’s the best high school in the whole state!

1 – Are you still feeling “under the weather” with ?????? Is there something I could send you to help?

Well I'm actually feeling a lot better than last week. I was definitely feeling a little sick but it got over me fast. I don't know what it is but it is running around right now. Tons of the Latin elders are getting sick. I know I'm not Latin but I sometimes pretend like I am.

2 – Do you have a “real” bed that you sleep on with mattress, etc.?

Well yes I do have a real bed. But that's about it. I've been sleeping for the past 2 months without a pillow but it’s a good experience. I think it’s building my character, right dad? But honestly, I can't complain. I have a lot more than most people here in Belize. Unlike in El Salvador, they tend to use wood a lot more in their houses here which can be good and bad. But luckily our house is well built and it looks nice. =)

3 – Do you ever get invited to eat with members?

Well definitely not like I used to in El Salvador - maybe once a week. And if that does happen, we're wayyyy happy. But like I said not many members really understand what it’s like to be missionaries slash have much money so we're basically on our own. According to my scale here in my house which is quite inaccurate - I weigh like 160. That is about what I weighed before the mission. But it’s actually a great mystery how much I really do weigh.

4 – Did you get yourself some inner soles for your “sweet” b-ball shoes?

Well not yet. I haven't really had the chance to go and look for them either. It’s not quite as easy as the states where we can just go to Wal-Mart and buy everything there for cheap. But I literally have to look around to find it. It’s definitely not the Americanized style of thinking. Who would have thought.. (hahah) But I did manage to wash them and they are still in the process of drying out because man they stunk up a storm in the house. I wasn't too sure how to do it but I did my best. I can't see a wrong way of washing shoes..

5 – How’s the food different in Belize than in El Salvador?

Well definitely 100000 times more greasy here. They have fried chicken, fried rice, fried jacks, fried creole bread.... I don't understand it because the people in general here have good figures even though they eat so much fried things. Then in El Salvador they tended to be more chubby. Genetics is a weird thing.. Then there is me. Tall, skinny, a little fatter I think and out of shape. =D

Well to wrap things up this week we had a baptism of Sister Desiree Humes. But this lady is amazing! She has 3 kids and is single but is a fighter. She is an accountant and makes good money but she made so many changes in her life for the good and now she is starting to receive all the blessings of the restoration, of course there are more but things are starting to work out for her. I admire her a lot.

Well I love you all and I hope that everyone is happy and healthy like I am. The lesson for this week is that it’s never too late to change - whether you’re 12 or 68 it doesn't matter. If you want to be happier, turn to the Lord. He can make you permanently happy.

Love Elder Sutton

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