Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 17, 2012

dear mom,
its nice to know everything is well at home. we had our big mission christmas party this last thursday.a whole day spent in jackson ville. we had quite the time finding our way down there. it was all kinds of fun to see what has been happening across the mission. we also had a nativity devotional that was well put together.that was really the big thing that took place this whole week. i think ive been to as many christmas celebrations out here as there are family parties at home. there is always some kind of ward function they are telling us that we should be attending. which is good because there is almost always someone we need to go talk to there.
sounds to me like everything is under control and you have some time to spend with spring, craig and the little children before christmas day.that is wonderful. what are you going to do without me for christmas? this will be the first time in years you will have celebrated with out any of your children being home.
thank you in advance for the christmas box and all it contains, and thank you for all of tha prayers in our behalf. we will do our best to get things done out here.
elder ogilvie
Luke 2:1-16 (read christmas eve night)

Monday, December 10, 2012

10 December 2012

dear mom,
thank you for sending me the driving record, and all of the birthday wishes. not much has changed since last week. still putting all effort in to getting everything done. and there is always more to do so im never board. which is good. cleaning the car here is almost a ridiculous thought. its clean for all of about the time it takes to dry... and then its covered in sand again. i would say that 2/3rds of the roads around here are pure sand, and a few small rocks. we live right down the road from the rodeo. just about every other weekend we hear the announcer as we are getting ready for bed. its like we are at the rodeo without actually going there. branford is more than a one horse town. i found a sign the other day that was a "horse/rider crossing" sign. i dont think ive ever seen that one before.
That is so wonderful that you heard logan and alex speak in church on sunday. the bishop here had elder mihu give a suprise talk on sunday. he actually got the call that he was speaking on saturday night, but still a suprise none the less. fortunatly they didn't ask me to speak they already had me do that last week.
it looks like champ has figured out that grandpa's house is now his home. give him lots of love from me. good luck unpacking all of the boxes. grandpa is right it will all sort out just fine. i hope you have another good week. good bye till next monday.
Elder Ogilvie

Monday, December 3, 2012

December 3, 2012

dear mom
Yes, it is safe to send mail to the O'brien address, i just got the box with my present in it. thank you for the pen. things are going alot better than they were when i first got here. i atleast know what is going on now. branford is proving to be a new adventure every day especially since we have a renewed abillity to get out side of the microscopic town known as branford, and the place we reside, O'brien. we can actually get out to the larger whole of the area which goes as far out as Mayo FL.
wow i cant belive that alex is already 7 months pregnant. logan have chosen brightyn as the babys name. does alex agree with that? its ok though i like the name. it sounds like you had quite the party for the fowkes family christmas party. give mark my best when he gets married.
as for something for christmas. it would be of great benifit to have a more up to date gps to navagate through the maze of spread out houses with. the one we are using now keeps leading us astray. it will take us to the right road but wont acuratly mark addresses.thus leading us to the opposite end of the road from the house. then we spend alot of extra time just trying to find a house while in the wrong part of town. we spend alot of time just figuring out where we are going. and that often turns into a wacky adventure in finding people.
with lots of love
Elder Ogilvie