Archive for July, 2012

Just got back from the temple

Hey me and my companion just got back from the temple and its finally P day again the Provo temple is really cool and unique and it just barely opened up from maintence. Its been awesome to get all the letters from you guys im the most popular in my district ha jk not really but me and my companion almost always get the majority of the mail. Thats crazy sounds like Harvest is in full swing hopefully alot of the house got cleaned up good. Its kinda crazy writing emails dont feel bad when it feels like i dont say much im also going to send a letter were just not allowed a whole lot of email time and it gets complicated shuffling through my mail trying to answer questions. So I will just tell you all how its going here.
So Luis the investigator I was telling you about is fake. But me and my companion were convinced they had it set up good we had a referral card and everything for him we kept our eyes open to see if he was wearing garments which he wasnt ha. and everything we taught him about 5 lessons and got him a tagalog book of mormon and stuff and just this last thursday we came to class to see luis there in a suit and tie with a teacher badge on and everything turns out he speaks perfect English and is and RM from the philippines but he is filipino.
As far as the Language is going ehh alright I feel like I know quite a bit already but at the same time all the grammar and sentence structure is very hard and complicated were rooming with this other kid that is speaking spanish headed to peru and I end up speaking more spanish with him than I do Tagalog who knows maybe I will learn two languages out here ha no its getting there. All the teachers are really fun and teach really hard and at the same time expect quite a bit out of us.
Sundays and Tuesdays are my favorite because we have firesides and devotionals on those days plus we get to watch a movie sunday night we watched testaments this week it was really good. Other than that everything is just basic studying and stuff Love you all keep up the letters.

Elder Polatis

P.S. Send me some pictures of harvest and the combines and tractors ha thanks

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The First Letter- Tuesday is P-day

Hey its finally Tuesday P-day sorry for the short letter I sent but at least its something. For the most part we arent usually supposed to write letters other days than P-day but our leaders allowed it for our first week to let you know everythings good and it is good. Its definately been hard work I was in a language class within 15 minutes of being here. Me and elder Spezia have already taught luis and investigator three times In TAGALOG. Luis is visiting his in laws from america right now and he does not know any english. But I am really surprised on how much we are able to communicate with him and we are working super hard for every lesson.
 Elder Spezia is a really good companion hes from Peoria, AZ hes very dedicated and im lucky to have him instead of some other Elders. I am Senior companion right now but we switch in four weeks Im only senior because P comes before S in the alphabet.
To dad asking about paper letters I can write paper letters at night during preparation for bed but the time goes by so fast. We got our first gym day on Saturday and now we have gym everyday but P-day and saturday. They are redoing the court floor the so we go outdoors me and Spezia have done Frisbee and Soccer but mostly frisbee im still a little nervous about my knee so we take it easy. The temple is closed until next week but normally we would have gone on P-day. The food is actually awesome I have drank so much chocolate milk and blue powerade and they have cream pies quite often and several different main meals to choose and yes mom and darci whoever said eat your veggies in the package I actually had a green salad with salmon in it for one meal. By the way thank you for the package it made me feel not so left out and I have already used a lot of things in it. I am runnning low on time but if you could send this out to Kurt and alanna and Nicole (Thank you Nicole for the present ha it tricked me coming in a high heel box I thought missionary mall messed up and sent me high heels instead of my other shoes haha)
Also send to grandma and let her know I am thankful for the Art book she gave me from christmas it really helps to use pictures when you dont speak the same language.
One last thing have send me Nicole and grandmas address so I can write everyone on free time.
Im doing great dont worry
Elder Polatis

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Leaving For Two Years… Bitter Sweet

Today Nathan entered the Mission Training Center.

 

We went to lunch at Hagarmann’ Bakehouse Cafe at City Creek Mall, said our goodbyes and headed down to Provo.  Check out the photo gallery.

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