Wednesday, January 3, 2018

DIY Inspiration

Welcome to 2018 children. And 19 months for Elder Vaughan. I hope that y'all had a great time and that y'all enjoyed everything!

So this week was pretty cool! On Sunday we were just eating the whole day. We had lunch at 3, dinner at 5, second dinner at 7, and supper at 8:30. They were all FAT dinners bruh. So yeah, I took the last dinner to go, I wasn't all about seeing my food again, but it was way awesome and everyone that gave us food is way awesome.

So you guys remember how I said that a gangster lived infront of our house? So yeah he was also like the boss or one of them of the area. So on the 24th he decided to get high as the sky and kill his girl. He then buried her in his little back patio. Then he hung himself and shot himself at the same time... soooo yeah, but the thing is that no one knew until this friday (the 29th) people realized because everything started stinking like death. So yeah, the cops got 'em out and everything. That was pretty interesting. Also we killed a rat and burned it.

Also we did a egg toss in my district meeting and I ripped a hugeangous hole in my pants. That was pretty fun.

Have a great year and don't do drugs kids.

I would say something more inspirational but I don't have anything so come up with it on your own.

The sounders shirts I got everyone for Christmas, Wilfredo's baptism from last Thursday, classy Christmas pic by the fireplace, one of the New Year's dinners, a FAT dinner they gave us yesterday.


I hope you have a very merry Christmas, and I hope that you all can enjoy this time with family and or friends.

This week was way fun! We had our mission Christmas party and we had lunch and all that stuff at this one sports complex/park place and we just played sports for like 4 hours. We got to play soccer with pres for a while. I also got super sun burt, but no worries its all chill.

One of our investigators Wilfredo got baptized on Thursday! Now his whole family has been baptized! He is super amazing, well him and his whole family really. I love that family so much. They are the best people ever.

Also we had the ward Christmas party on saturday which was also way awesome! They had me and my comp participate in a compitition. Where you put on a jacket then the person behind you puts there arms through it and they have top do everything for you. So I was the one without arms, and my comp had to feed me a full yogurt cup and a cup of water, and to finish it off put a santa hat on me. All that without him seeing a thing, and we tied with the other team. It was pretty sweet!

Yesterday I got to talk with the family! Pretty cool as normal. During the Call my dad asked me how I've changed in these past 6-7 months (the time since I last talked to them), and I honestly didnt know how to respond. But now that I think about it, I have honestly become more relaxed in my person (as a missionary.) Before I was too stressed about things that dont really matter, but now I focus on what matters and like Saun T from T-25 says "Do your best and forget the rest". So I really haven't been worrying about other things that don't matter. I work and do what I need to do and if things work out, fantastic, and if they dont, Fantastic. Because I know that I would have worked well. Obviously there is always something I can do better, But I really just try to enjoy what I am doing and work well, instead of being stressed and sad.

This week I will complete 19 months in the mission and I will only have about 4.5 months left. My best bud here in the mission, Elder Williams and I have talked a lot about that stuff and really it is sad that things are ending and sometimes we wish that we could start over everything, but we know that we just gotta keep working hard and do the Lord's will and everything will come out well.

I met Elder Williams family (He´s Hawaiian) and I said melekilikimaka (merry christmas in hawaiin) to his family and they loved it. Mission accomplished.

Also these fools in this cyber are singing just the way you are by bruno mars.

Pics next week, my camera died on me.

Love y'all!

Feliz Navidad y Año nuevo

Elder Vaughan

One Haka-va Christmas Party

This week was good. Fairly normal but good. On Saturday Elder Williams and I taught the district meeting together with both our districts and it was way awesome! A lot of people told us that it was actually the best meeting they've ever had. It was pretty sweet. We also participated in a ward activity from my old ward, Alta Vista. On Sunday we had lunch with president in the house of a family here. It was pretty cool! Annnddd today we played soccer and I scored a volley with my left foot, and some others. It was a fun game today. This week should be good. We will have the baptism of Wilfredo (the husband of the lady we baptized a month ago) He is waaayyyy awesome! He has a super powerful testimony! Elder Williams did the interview for him and said that he is going to be a great leader in the future.

Christmas call this week!

Love y'all!

Elder Vaughan!

The zone, Christmas party and haka (for my old ward)

Christmas Interviews

Well this week was alright. We had interviews and meetings with president and we also had a Christmas activity for the mission. We had a hard week with finding new investigators and with bringing people to church. We do have this one guy that is definitely going to get baptized the 24th of December. It's going to be the end of a pretty sweet month. I'll hit you up with more deets this next week don't have a whole lot to say.

Elder Vaughan

Saturday, December 2, 2017

A FAT Lunch

So, this week was pretty sweet. Last pday we went to El Bouqeron again and it was way sweet. I'll send pics in another email. On Thursday we were able to celebrate Thanksgiving in style. In the morning we went and played a turkey bowl game of American football and it was pretty dang fun. I caught a pass for a 30-40 yard gain spinning and juking out a couple guys in my way, a touchdown pass, and the game winning interception. I don't play football but I had fun, and it was pretty cool. So, my comp knows a lady from his home ward who is from El Salvador and she has a sister here in the country still. She brought us two big boxes of food on Wednesday with chicken, 3 pies, sandwhiches, and all the in-between! So we had a FAT lunch on Thursday with all that. Then for dinner a family cooked a fat chicken salad, corn on the cob, rice, and an apple pie. Wow. It was amazing! It was such a delicious dinner!!! Then we had some baptisms. I was asked to baptize an investigator of the sisters, and then We had the baptisms of Rocio and Carolina on Sunday. It was awesome. That family of Carolina and Rocio is way awesome. They are family of our second counselor of the ward, and this family has progressed a ton in the short time that we have known them. I love the family so much and it was so great to see them progress and really gain a testimony. Things are going pretty well here. They just told me that I won't be getting changed. I will have 6 months in this area, and 10 all together in the ward. and like 13 in the district... just a bit of time.... but I'm excited to stay here with everyone. I'll continue as district leader as well.

Love you all.

Be good and keep the commandments.

Elder Vaughan

Baptism of the sisters, our baptism of family Jorge, and at their house later that day. Bouqueron, Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Grand Theft Elder (Part II)

Hey, what's up? So this week we returned to that place where we got robbed, and well, they robbed us again then said "We don't want to see you two here anymore. Leave now." Alright, see ya. So ya we ain't going back to that part of town anytime soon (ever again).

We also moved houses and now we're living the four missionaries from the ward. Note, we didn't move for getting threatened. That was just a coincidence. we also went to the temple and it was way awesome. I was thinking a lot about my future and everything and didn't know what I should do. So I opened up the scriptures and started reading a chapter. The chapter I read started out by saying basically, that the only thing that matters is that I keep the commandments and everything else will go into place. So there ya go kids. Keep the commandments and ye shall prosper.

Have a good week, love y'all. Also we should have 2 baptisms this week.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Los Obedientes Shall be Rewarded

So this week was fairly average. We went bowling again on p-day and I hit my all time high score. Also on Wednesday we had a zone purification meeting, or basically a meeting to help us all refocus and be mas obedientes basically. I had to teach about virtue, knowledge, and patience. To help me teach about patience, I started out by telling everyone to stand up (for no reason at all) then we watched a video and talked about virtue, then we talked about knowledge and played a little scripture chase game, and by the end of everything everyone was sitting down. So I gave like 20 starbursts to the person that was up the longest. and told everyone that patience pays off. That we may not understand why we have to do something, but it always pays off when we are diligent and obedientes to what we are told. love y'all have a good week. Elder Vaughan

A family from my old ward got married, my awesome game of bowling with a score of 149. and some of the group at bowling.