Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jacksonville, Florida Mission Blog

I've added a button on the side with a link to the Jacksonville, Florida Mission blog.  There are a few pictures of Kyle on there, in the latest post, he's in the first picture, second row, second in from the left.  If you go down a post or two, you can see a picture of him with his trainer.  I won't update on this blog when there is an update on that blog, but I just wanted to point it out once.

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24th, 2012

Dear Mom

it may be the beginning of the fall season, but out here the weather really hasn't changed much, it has however gotten a little bit cooler. its not quite as hot as when i first got here. the colors of the trees haven't really changed either, in fact very few trees have begun to show signs of color change. i do like the weather out here as of currently though.

the last 3 weeks of September have gone by so quickly. and this last week has come and gone like a lightning strike. this last week has been one of the most rewarding experiences as a missionary. there was success just about everywhere we went. when we went to report to the district leader all he could say was "oh wow" and he just said it over and over again. he says he believes us but i'm not sure he does. the zone leaders have responded the same way the district leader did.

we don't have any big plans for conference. we will likely go watch conference at the church building that Saturday and Sunday, there is little chance of accomplishing anything on those two days. for the most part we will be listening to the prophet and apostles speak. that is the big plan. all of the other big plans either come this week or will come after conference the following week. that is if everything works out the way it is planned.

i am happy to hear that everything is going well out there. have fun with your fall activities. send this letter to everyone. i don't think i have to tell you that. :) tell champ i miss him. love and miss all of you.

Elder Ogilvie

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Dear mom,
everything is going pretty well out here. the humidity doesnt bother me as much as it did when i first got here. life out here has found its pattern and now days are flying by. i have met a lot of new people. on the whoole they are truly nice. there are only a few rotten apples in the bunch. ive had a lot of people slam the door in the saviors face. one of which i found incredibly funney. as elders we walked up to the door and knocked. we waited a little bit and knocked again. then a voice rang out from the otherside of the door saying "can't you see there's nobody home" i thought that only happened in silly movies. another person a few days later opened the door promptly declared he was roman catholic and slamed the door shut. but far more often people are either not home or will be kind enough to hear us out.
i dont know where the idea came from about not sending more cookies, i like cookies, that last box spring sent me is all gone, i havent been fed anything crazy out here. no i havent eaten any alligators or things like that. atleast as far as i know. i dont even think ive seen an alligator except for the plastic ones everyone has on their porch, emblems and stickers that are everywhere out here because just about everyone is a florida gators fan.
yes carter the people out here talk funney, though as far as it matters out here anyone not from florida are the ones who talk funney.which means out here i am the one with the funney accent.
sunday and p-day are my busyest two days of the week. so much to do and no time to get it all done. all the other days come and go at a lower level of activity. if only because those days can be planned out monday not so much.
love you all.
elder ogilvie