Sorry this is a bit late. These are the emails Elder Myler sent 12/16/13:
Hello mom, so i finally got the packages you sent and they were great, thanks a ton for the food and other stuff. In the letter you sent you said you were worried that i dont eat enough but i do. dont worry about me mom i am doing just fine, in fact i am at 160 lbs now so i have allready gained a little weight :) also i dont have the opportunity to take many pictures because missonaries cant look like tourest and that my camera would probably get stolen. Just know that i am in Guayaquil and that it is a huge city so i am surrounded by buildings all the time. Now for Christmas, we either get a phone call or skype so i will probably choose skype. it wont be on the 25 because we will be staying inside all day ( it isnt very safe during holidays lots of drinking in the streets) and so it will probably be on the 24th. i can only talk to family so dont invite any friends because i could get in trouble. also i dont have a microwave. trust me mom everything is a ok. you dont need to worry about me!
Con Amor ELder Myler
Hey dad thanks for the update it is good to hear that things are going well and that torrin is home, tell him I say hi from ecuador! It sounds like Ecuador and costa rica are fairly similar. very hot and almost no one has an air conditoner, no rain yet but im sure i will get my fill of rain eventually. I am haveing the same type of exsperince with spanish as torrin had. all my studies and practice is in spanish so i only know how to give lessons, my spanish has improved a lot so i will get the hang of it with time. the other gringo in my apartment got transfered so i dont have anyone to translate for me, which is good and bad (mostly good i will learn faster) but it will be just a little bit tougher right now, it good to hear you are staying active and i am proud to know your gonna run a marathon. it is good you have set a goal for your self, i have learned a lot about goal setting here and how important it is. I love you and am so glad for all you support Dad
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Con Amor Elder Myler
Haha thanks for the email, everything is going well here. Last week was pretty good. our zone went to the temple this last week and it was a great exsperince for me. the Guayaquil temple is very beautiful.