Monday, August 26, 2013

26 Aug 2013

Dear Mom,

i have been here for almost 3 months now. the next transfer is Wednesday of next week. September 4th. it is more than likely elder Mcfarlane will be transferred and i will stay. but i don't really know for sure.

i think you had too much fun with your children and grand children this last week. we had a lot of different events that happened starting with zone conference that was on tuesday and lasted most of the day going quite a bit longer than it was suppose to. so we had to race back home to our appointment and almost didn't make it. i also had to go with a Brunswick missionary for the day. now we are done with having to do that. i am very happy to be done with having to go back an forth between Darien and Brunswick all the time.

we also had a wonderful church meeting on sunday. we had the high councilman and his father give talks on the book of mormon and the people who live on the pacific islands. it was incredible to be able to listen to them and here about the culture and how it relates to the stories in the book of mormon of the people who went into the sea and disappeared.

the tinker-toy stage of construction should be a lot of fun. we visited a member who is putting together his front deck. the first time we went to visit him we had to be careful where we stepped, otherwise we might have fallen through the big holes where the wood was missing. there were just enough deck to get from the ramp and to the door. the deck is mostly built now.

i'm sure there were other things that happened that i just can't remember off the top of my head. i will think of it later. hope all is well at home.

Elder Ogilvie

Monday, August 19, 2013

19 Aug 2013

Dear mom,

i just got the mail from snowbird and the letter and pictures it contained. thank you to all the children who drew pictures. they brightened my day. i look forward to seeing the box with the shirts in it.

our georgia weather has been either really hot and humid or rainy. it has rained every time that we have gone out to do anything for the last 4 days. the rain has just today decided to quit. so no doubt will it be getting hot around here again. this last thursday the storm was so bad that trees began to lose some large branches and the steam coming off of the road made it nigh impossible to see anything.

stake conference was this last sunday for us. Elder Corbridge of the seventy came to speak to the stake along with the Orlando temple president and president/sister Craig. elder mcfarlane and i ended up at all 3 sessions but no one we invited showed up to any of them. it was still cool to be there.

yes i do have a fishing rod now. we occasionally go out and see what we can catch on p-day. i do have some pictures to send you if i can ever get to a place to print them. the nearest place to do that would be in brunswick which we wont be anywhere near today. i will try to send some in the next few weeks. i wont need a blank journal for a couple of months. each one will last for about five months total. i have four, two of them filled. i am working on wrtting in number 3. i will need one more for the last 2 or 3 months before i see you again. i will most likly need five in total.

i do like Darien the most of the places i have been. really its about equal with how much i liked Branford florida and the people there. but as a place Darien is way nicer. all i do for online missionary work is make sure that what elder mcfarlane posts is correct and is the best thing that he can post. basically all i do is watch and make sure he doesn't post anything stupid.

i hope you have fun setting up the deck, hope all is well back home.

Elder Ogilvie

Monday, August 12, 2013

12 Aug 2013

Dear Mom
this week has been a wild adventure for you. at least that's what I get by reading your letter. my week has been up and down days where just about everything went right and days where no matter what we did nothing happened. its been crazy.
I did get the box with pants in it and everything else. how did I know that you were going to send me a camel? we had some fun with that one.
I don't think I've ever seen that side of champ that has to be very entertaining to watch. I wouldn't think that champ would be a very protective dog. he won't even get angry at anyone who goes after him.
I've been out on exchanges with other missionaries most of this week. one with missionaries in Brunswick and our zone leaders came and went through Darien with us on Wednesday. they also happened to be our most productive days while the rest were pretty slow.
I think you had way more happen than we did. hope all is well back home. also what was with the deer walking through the neighborhood?
Elder Ogilvie