Tuesday, 23 August 2011

23 August 2011

August 22nd. email

well for me life is much like this line even though we have had several weeks of sunshine. "lost in time here as the rain falls like sand in the hour glass of this brief life I have to live." and I want you to know that I love you. TE AMO MAS QUE QUAL QUIER COSA. MAS QUE ETERNIDAD. I'll let you figure that one out 3:-) I really miss your cooking and I have not had a chance to make any of your recipes because they take to long to do. but I will be making Pie Crust Cookie's. well how about some funny story's. yesterday wile in the middle of sacrament a fellow that was a few marbles short of a game. came in and sat down and after he was saying "I love you!, do you believe me?!, I have Flowers for you, I LOVE YOU!" he just kept saying that fue un boracho and so the bishop was kind enough to take him outside and I don't know what he did. so that's my funny story. ohh a lady the same day asked to pray at the end of gospel principals and it was the craziest and funnest prayer I have ever heard. well not much exciting going on here we are just doing our best to find, teach and baptize more people. the sky so far has been very beautiful here in Vancouver and I have been enjoying the nice soft nights and no I have not been talking a little treason. :) well always remember that I love you!!!!! and I miss you. Love Elder Eric Ziegler

August 15th email

Today Elder Silbas and I went to hike a trail called well I don't remember right now but I have pictures I will put them in a separate email ok oh the name is Chief mountain any way that was about 3 hours so it took up the hole day but we planed for that so we shopped at 6:00am any way we are emailing right now because of it. so how was your week other than the pain and the pills? can you send me a picture of every one I would like to have a more recent one. and on other news as a Spanish district we are planing a all Spanish day for October. so with that we are hoping to find allot of new investigators if not meet all Latins in Vancouver. well nothing else new really I am getting better with the language but I will let you know when I understand everything. well I want to send those pictures I will do my best to write more with them. well I remember what you said about those slugs.
The view about 1/3 up.
what I had to clime over and it was nice to be in the woods again.
a hole to clime through and some cool flowers I found.

the hike was hard going up and down. and the sky is very nice in the morning and at night sometimes. and well I guess that it's a bit of my life right now. I am now the house comedian because every one has a good laugh on my part. pero no me inporta y es lo que me gusta y tambien yo quiero ayudar les tener mas felicidad en sus vidas. ok back to English I am really loving my mission it is so much fun I am getting ready to sing at the Spanish day I want to sing a good Spanish song do you have any suggestions?

Monday, 15 August 2011

8 August, 2011

I have received your message about not sending longer E-mails and not having much info.

well this last week was not very much different other than the fact that I am now in the Spanish District :D

We are starting to build up to a really good workout routine so that it will become a habit and it will be easier to maintain.

I got my watch fixed and I am loving it I really love it (thank you Diana).

I am starting to think in Spanish first and at times I have to translate in to English what I am thinking so I am happy for that.

I have been learning a lot I started looking for scriptures to help me know how to obtain the attributes that I was given in my blessing. So far the hardest is patients for my investigators, it gets rather annoying but I am working on it.
Anyway I am doing great I am starting to see why it's called the best two years and I know that Diana will learn better and faster than I ever will. (hey Diana get ready to eat food that will make you gag and give you nightmares trust me I already did.)

I have found that it is easy to live in the past. And if you keep looking back you will never see the wonders to come, only those that have gone.

I have found that there are good quotes from random things. like a cat is a cat, it can never be a fish. well that one I still don't get. never mind.

I was reading (yes I Eric Ziegler was reading no need for the look of awe and amazement.) in Amos 3:3-8 and 7&8 kind of stuck out to me ( 3:7 the lord will do nothing save he tells us through his prophets. 3:8 the wicked will have all things to fear before the lord.) and when I thought that I was really thinking that a large majority of those wicked are looking for the strait and narrow path.)

I have not been doing to well on my journal writing and I am starting it back up I do not want to forget a day. I only have so many on my mission and these last almost 8 months have gone by too fast. Live your day as if there is no tomorrow and remember them as if they were the greatest in your life. remember your Yesterdays but look to your tomorrows with hope in your heart. we are all blind in this world but the more that we read our fathers words and pray to him for guidance those clouds that once darkened our world will give way to the light of who we are and what we can do. I have thought a lot on a quote from a star wars preview "It will be a hard life. one without reward, without regret without remorse. A path will be placed before you, the choice is your alone. Do what you think you cannot do, it will be a hard life but you will learn you are." and I really like to apply this to missionary work and our Earthly life but what we gain from this will and has changed us forever.

So for this week I leave you these thoughts with my Love.

Monday, 1 August 2011

25 July, 2011

well you want me to write more? I will do my best to include all of my week.

To start my companion has a zone leader companion and he at times needs to do zone exchanges and so I go with another elder. This last Monday I was with this other elder and we did mainly drop by's of investigators and members and I met a member that has been good friends of Tomasi and Irene Tukuafu. you may have heard before now.

Tuesday was full I was still on the exchange doing the same things. Wednesday was slow we didn't get any thing, but there must be days like those right or life would become boring.
On a very good note we have a new golden investigator or as we call them here "Pineapples from Heaven" and he is, he called us one day and said that he wanted to learn more about our church. He came last Sunday:)to church.

I went on another exchange with chines elders that reminded me of my first days here I did not understand a single word except "Amen" at the end of the prayers.

I then had church on Sunday. So in a nut shell that was my week but it was really fun.

Elder Silbas and I are growing really close I now consider him a close friend. I have been learning so much from him and I only hope to learn all I can before we separate.

I just thought of adding my Mormon.org profile link so here it is. http://mormon.org/me/3B8X/EricZiegler# .

I was thinking that I should tell you that I love it here the rain is a nice break from the heat and humidity that you have :P :b

so what is new there?
did Diana get her call yet? is she going french speaking or Spanish?
How is the US doing on the money Chaos are they pulling it out of our pockets or have they found out that we are plum dry?
Are you learning Spanish so that you can help me practice?

well that's about all I have LOVE EVERY ONE, MISS ALL. Elder Ziegler