Thursday, September 16, 2010

Email from Elder Haskell


From: Joshua Timothy Haskell
To: brihaskell

Sooooo heres the latest.. out of the 10 elders in my district, 4 of us(including me) are waiting for the Mexico Consulate in Salt lake to call us up there to sign our name and then we can leave... but i have no idea when that will be and its taking them forever to get us up there and we only have until next monday.. so i guess we are waiting here at the MTC until that happens... which is going to be interesting because after monday we dont have a teacher or classroom... so its gonna get interesting in the next couple days haha.. oh and as for the the other 6 elders in my district. they didnt get the first step of their visa's like me so they are getting temporarily re-assigned to the states until their visa's come through. talk about headache!!

And about that 100 dollars, i think elyse is sending me a package this friday or saturday so maybe you can slip it in there with her package. just an idea.. i just hope i can leave soon.. this place is awesome but im ready to leave lol.

i heard about that earthquake in NZ! i hope everyone is ok!! and i hope lindsey is doing good. tell her i said i miss her and love her. and when it comes to dating guys.. its not about the quantity its about the quality. she deserves the best!

I MISS YOU ALL SOOO MUCH! i seriously miss you all alot... can i please get some pics of harley too! i have NONE of him haha! and i was telling everyone about him cuz they all have pics of their dogs so yeah, send it with elyse if u can!

oh and when im in mexico i have no idea what the best way of contact will be, but im guessing Email will be. the one im sending mail from to you today. thanks for your dearelders and stories. i really love getting them.. :) And you ended your last letter with you saying u had to do laundry, but guess what, i have to go do that now too. and im getting a haircut today! :)

Love you alot!

-Elder Haskell

Monday, September 13, 2010

Home away from Home

I have been checking out a few blogs from missionaries that are now serving in the exact area Elder Haskell will be serving in. I wanted to get an idea of where he will be living and I sure got a good glimpse!

Dirt roads flooded by all the rain, cows and sheep walking down the middle of the road, a cement home that looks like it will fall at any time, elders at a members home being ask to kill the rabbit for dinner and a very humble missionary apartment give me a bit of an idea of what is in store. How great would it be if every young man got to experience two years of service to another culture?! How different would the world be......

I have to say, thanks to years of living in New Zealand, Josh has seen all sorts of ways people live! He has seen many, many times that some of the greatest families have come from the most humble of homes. But then again, that's no big news. Christ was born in a stable.