Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

No, I didn’t get a package and they forgot to bring mail. So no mail ha-ha. My clothes are fine. Ya I couldn´t wait I opened all my garments and shirts. I waited for like six months maybe. That was pretty good. I speak English maybe 4 minutes every week when I get to see elder Crompton or elder Holden.Zone conference was great this week. It was good to be with the president. The president asked me to speak on some different things were doing here in Chinchina. That was a good thing. I will just say that conference was completely different. Pres. prince is so chill. He is a very good man. I do relate very well with him. He also came to visit us in our apartment this week with his wife and his daughter. He talked a lot about activities and how they help in the mission work. How true it is. We have tried to keep the members excited and to help the people have a great experience in the church. We had some new people come to church which made us feel good. William is getting baptized this weekend and we should have a few more before the end of the month. I don’t think I want to leave Chinchina quite yet. This is my home. I have a great relationship with the people. we went to fly kites today. It was grim. Every 15 de august the people all go to this one spot to fly kites and play games. It would be like the parade for us. I felt like dad. Just going to the parade ha-ha. I love you all. I hope you send me dear elders from KO because I at least want to know how he is if he can’t write me. Elder Belnap

August 8, 2011

Hello We had a good week here. I should be getting dear elders on Thursday. It is zone conference. It will be awesome. (No pictures this week) I will be able to meet up with my old companion Elder Mamani one last time before he leaves. I really do love him a lot. Things are going well. We are working with angela and she is progressing. It is fun teaching here cause every time I have to try hard not to laugh ha-ha. No just a joke but really she´s a bag of marbles. We are also teaching William, he is progressing and has been in church almost every week for about a month. He has met a lot of new people through the activities we have done. we are trying to do more for him and to help him.My companion is a little sick but he will be okay. Sometimes I am not too sure what to do with him or how to help. Each companion is different but I have gotten along great with each one that I have had. I hope all is well at home. I wish I could’ve gone to Jackson with you all this past week. Don’t forget the photos laura and all that good stuff. Everyone sends their love. I really love Chinchina, I have a lot of family here that are very special people. Pray for Elder Jara. Con amor elder Belnap

Letter from the mission Presidents wife

  Sister Belnap,I was able to spend some time with Elder Belnap this week.  We visited them in their apartment where I did an apartment inspection (yes, he passed!)  and President Prince had interviews with Elder Belnap and his companion, Elder Jara.   Elder Belnap had been ill with a virus that is going around, but he is looking great (a little skinny...but he is eating again!!)  He is a hard working missionary and has been a great trainer for our new Elder Jara.  They are out in a city a way from the zone, but are holding their own and moving the missionary work forward with the members there. We had Zone Conference in Pereira yesterday and spent the day with him there.  I've attached a picture of him and his zone.  We are working at getting all the pictures up from the conference...hopefully by Monday. Elder Belnap is doing great!!  Thank you for all your support. Un abrazo...Hermana Prince

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 1, 2011

I am feeling much better. What caused the sickness... Interesting question. Not sure??? Yes my companion was sick but he didnt take medicine so he was sick longer then i was. I will send my camera card this way i believe, I will give it to elder crompton. In cali he will give it to elder knight that lives in bountiful. Elder Knight will give it to you. You will have to find out the day of his home coming so you can go to it. Yes we had invest. in the church this week. But, not tons... Because right now they are all converts, BIG BABY!!!  haha Most of the time well i have eaten rice everyday for 9 months and some times meat always some sort of salad.  Banana fruit all that good stuff.(Again, these are the answers to my questions first)
This week was great, We played soccer with william an investigator on saturday and invited him to the baptism that night. He came and felt the spirit. Now he has friends in the church and we put a baptismal date for 20 august. He will be baptized for sure. We did some service last night. My companion learned how to help a family move. HAha I dont think he has done hard labor in his life haha. Carrying the couches in the middle of the street to another house really freaked him out haha. It was great to serve, I like to do physical labor because we never do. So that was good stuff. Today we are having a bbq in the river. We will have some inv. some less active members and the missionaries from our district. It will be awesome.
Also Adiela was baptized on saturday, She changed so much to be baptized. We really felt the spirit in the baptism. It was very special. We are happy here in Chinchina. I love you all. It has been so cool with the under 20 world cup here. It  is all over the place. Parties and fireworks it is really cool.
I will be expecting an email from James Collier this week. You tell him that.
KO can’t write me: sad
Love you all, Elder Belnap