Monday, July 14, 2014

Week 42: What's English?

Elder Myler's email from 7/14/14:

Hello mom it is nice to hear from you and i am shocked that mitchell leaves this week for the mission. It is crazy just how fast the mission has been for me and all that i have learned and done in such a short time. I will be sure to send mitchell and email or two next in the next couple of weeks. haha I cant believe marcus is writing music with carson! its good to hear that he is doing well and i will be sure to write soon. This week was a good week, work work work but being busy is way better than haveing nothing to do. Mom you relly love to send pacages, i still have not received the last package but i am sure it will be here soon. Beisdes all of this i am doing well, I think i am almos fully converted to spanish it is weird to talk in english and a lot of the words sound funny to me now, i am constantly talking in spanish and am working on thinking in spanish all the time too. the weather has been a bit hotter in the day and cooler at night. All is well here and i too miss you a whole lot mom. I will be hitting the year mark here in no time and will soon be on the down hill (wich is both good and bad) but i think my second year will be much better than the first. I love you and MIss you 
Your son Elder Myler 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Week 41: 4th of July in Ecuador?

Elder Myler's emails from 7/7/14: 

Hi mom! how are you doing? this last week was a great week, we had a bautiizim this last week and it was great to have our first baptism here in Portoviejo. Our investgator´s name is carlos navia and Elder Garcia and I have had a great time teaching and helpnig him become converted. But besides that things here are going just fine. Our nights are getting cooler but its more or less the same during the day. I am sad that i could not spend 4th of july with you and dad (my 4th of july was nothing specal) But we are doing just fine. I cant wait to hear all about marcus´ school schedule and living arrangments. Sorry for the short email. Love you and miss you
With Love Elder Myler

Hello Dad it is good to hear from you! This has been a good week for me. Elder Garcia and I had the chance to baptise one of our investgators this week and we are working hard and progressing in our sector. This last week has been fairly average and i hope to have more to write about in the next week haha sorry the email is so short, 4th of july was nice and in the night it is getting cooler. We have had a couple of days when the sun was particularly strong and it reminded me of home but besides that things have been going just fine. Thanks for the email and i hope to write again soon. Say hi to marcus for me 
With love Elder Myler

Week 40: Update

Elder Myler's email from 6/30/14:

Hello mom Sorry for writing so late this week. this has been a crazy week so far and i am a little worn out. We traveled to Guayaquil this last monday and spent the day traveling by bus to meet with the mission to celabrate the annaverrsary of the mission. Tuesday was the actual annaversary and we celabrated with the whole mission (sharing skits, pictures and hearing testimonies) and we got to go to the temple also. It was a great day and today we trveled back to Portoviejo are going to start working. Sorry this email is so short i am a little tired from the past 2 days. I will be sure to inform you when i receive your package
With Lots of Love Elder Myler

Week 39: Update

Elder Myler's email from 6/23/14:

To Dad:
Hey dad i is good to hear from you today. sounds like the lava tubes were a lot of fun. I wish i could be back at home to see chelsey and celabrate Marcus´ Birthday but i have work to do here :) At times i think about what blessings i want from our heavenly father when i get back from my mission. But this isnt the purpose of my wokr and shouldnt be what i think about. When i think abotu these things i try and think of how i can be a blessing for someone else and what more i could do to imporve my mission. If all i do is think about what i will be doing after the mission my mission will be for nothing. I always try to keep my mission my focus during the day and work hard to make a differnce in the lives of all the people here in ecuador. Thank you for this email and for your love an support
Love you and miss you 
Elder Myler

Week 38: More transfere details

Elder Myler's email from 6/15/14:

To Mom:
Hello mom, Sorry for missing the last email but i was a little busy (check the other email i sent this week) it has been a crazy week and i almost missed writing this week as well. So here is a little more detail about my transfer. So i was told i was being transfered last sunday at about 10:30 so i had to pack up all my things and i went to a big bus terminal where the mission does the transfers. I was told i was being transfered to Portoviejo. I went a bought the ticket to go by bus to Portoviejo and was on a bus withinin the hour. the bus trip was about 4 hours long and pretty boring, but the view of Ecuador was nice. When my temporary companion and i arrived in Portoviejo we had no was to talk with the Zone leaders so my companion went looking for a phone booth while i gaurded our luggage. We called the zone leaders and waited for about 30 minuits untill they showed up. they told me we would be waiting in the bus terminal for my companion and we waited for about an hour and a half. The ZL decided to stop waiting and just go with me to my new house, when we got there the place was very dirty and i spent the last part of the day cleaning and unpacking. And with monday being the only day we can write i had to go without writing for the week. I am sorry i did not write but please dont worry about me in the future, I promise you if anything happens to me the mission will be sure to write you! there will be times when i will simply not have time but i will do all i can to write every week even if it is just a tiny email saying i am ok. But mom please dont stress over me and try not to worry so much about me. I am proud you were able to put your trust in the lord this week and i know you can do this every week while i am away,
I will be sure to keep you updated on everytihng as things progress here 
Con Amor Elder Myler 

Hello mom it is nice to hear from you, these past two weeks have been fairly crazy but rewarding. So i am in an apartment and it is just Elder Garcia and i. we live in front of El universidad t├ęcnico de manabi. It is one of the biggest universities in the providence. So there are a lot of students and temporary housing. Portoviejo is a lot like Tucon in my opinion. My companion Elder Garcia is from Quito the capital of Ecuador, he was suppose to be in our mission temporarily while he waited for his visa for Venezuela but the church has reassighned all the missonaries that were called to venezuela becuase of all the problems the county has with the united states and the govement dosent want to let the missonaries into the country. So he will be here in this mission permanently, he was bummed to learn this but he took the news well. Our new ward is awsome! we have received a lot of help these last two weeks and everyone is very nice. So the biggest differnece between my old secotr and my new sector is defidently the hills. I have been here for two weeks now and still havent exsplored all the side paths and houses that are up in the hills, The weather here is much nicer. it is nice and cool late in the afternoon when the sun is setting and all through the night. This last saturday some of the missonaries here in portoviejo traveled to a smaller city about and hour away where there are no missonaries and the entire city has 1-2 families that is active. we got to go to this city to try and help the families there start up a branch, it was awsome to go to a city where the people have never had missonaries and i think very soon the mission will be putting missonaries in parts of ecuador with little to no members! in all i am loveing my new sector and am looking forward to all the things i will be able to acomplish here. Have a good week mom i love you and miss you  With love, your son Elder Myler 
 
To Dad for Father's Day:
HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAD!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry i missed this specal day and i hope you had a good day. I am sorry i could not do something specal for you the mission has been a bit more hectic here in Portoviejo. I am so greatful for all you have done for me and for your exsample. We are always teaching people about the impotance of the family unit in the plan of God and everytime we teach about our families i think about you mom chelsey and marcus (and sometimes jetter) I have i picture of us for San Diego in my Bible so you are all with me every day haha. I know that i wouldnt be the person i am today without your help and being here in the mission has helped me develope more love for you and for our heavenly father. I think that before my mission i didnt truly understand a lot of things about the gosple and our family, my life at home and my exsperiences in church were more or less routine and now i feel that for 19 years i was just going through the motions, but now that i am a missonary everything has changed. Things like the sacrament, the book of mormon, the atoment of Jesus and our family have truly become important parts of my life and i have grown to love these things so much here in my mission. You have always been a great exsample for me and i am so thankful that you and mom raised chelsey marcus and i in the church and i am thankful for your love help and exsample for me. I know i wouldnt be here in the mission if it wasnt for you and i know you still are an exellent exsample for me. Thank you for being the best dad in the world and thank you so much for all you have done for me. I love you and miss you everyday
Your Son Elder Myler  
 

Week 37: Transfer! No email last week...

Elder Myler's email from 6/9/14:

Hi mom thanks for the Email! I is good to hear that you are doing fine and that you had a good Memorial day! Wow there in a lot going on right now back at home Mitchell getting ready for his mission, macus getting ready for school there is a lot that is happening but it sounds to me like everything is going fairly well. This week has been good for me as well. The weather here in Guayaquil is actually cooling down a bit (just a tiny bit) it is fairly cool at night and early in the morning. The seasons are opposite here because we are below the ecuador. Elder Hernandez and I are still working hard and learing a lot about our new languages (english and spanish). I am getting better at speaking the language every day (even though i am still not that good at speaking) but if i continue to grow and learn at the rate i am now i know i will be proficient in spanish very soon :). prety soon here i will be hitting the year mark. Time here in the mission is strange when i think about all that i have done and the work i need to do 8 months feels like forever, but when i thing about all my goals and plans for the mision 8 months feels like nothing. Well i know i have done what the lord want me to do and that i will never regret this descision to serve. Thanks you for writing me and for always writing and keeping updated on marcus and everybody back at home. I love you and always miss you! 

Week 35: 8 months in!

Elder Myler's emails from 5/26/14:

To Mom:
Hi mom thanks for the Email! I is good to hear that you are doing fine and that you had a good Memorial day! Wow there in a lot going on right now back at home Mitchell getting ready for his mission, macus getting ready for school there is a lot that is happening but it sounds to me like everything is going fairly well. This week has been good for me as well. The weather here in Guayaquil is actually cooling down a bit (just a tiny bit) it is fairly cool at night and early in the morning. The seasons are opposite here because we are below the ecuador. Elder Hernandez and I are still working hard and learing a lot about our new languages (english and spanish). I am getting better at speaking the language every day (even though i am still not that good at speaking) but if i continue to grow and learn at the rate i am now i know i will be proficient in spanish very soon :). prety soon here i will be hitting the year mark. Time here in the mission is strange when i think about all that i have done and the work i need to do 8 months feels like forever, but when i thing about all my goals and plans for the mision 8 months feels like nothing. Well i know i have done what the lord want me to do and that i will never regret this descision to serve. Thanks you for writing me and for always writing and keeping updated on marcus and everybody back at home. I love you and always miss you!  

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