Wednesday, November 6, 2013


It's hard to believe I only have a bit over a month left. I feel like time is accelerating every week. This week was pretty good. We have 3 people with baptismal dates for the last weeks of November, so hopefully they keep going to church and their dates don't fall through. This last week was Día de los Muertos so it was kind of difficult to find people to teach. Everyone was too busy going to parties and such haha. I'm glad you had a good week. I'm sure Lion King was cool. As far as school, it looks like everything is good, I only need to hear from the music school. I'm a bit worried though because I haven't received any kind of confirmation email or anything to know if they received my application and everything. My registration date is this Friday, so as soon as I hear from them, I will be able to sign up for classes. I'm really excited that they're almost done with the Gilbert temple. Hopefully we can go to the dedication. Anyway, I hope you have a fantastic week. I love you. Love, Elder Janda

Sunday, November 3, 2013

10/28/13 Everything here is going well. I'm trying to fill out the FERPA form. But the system is being difficult. But don't worry, I'll get it in. It's crazy to think that Courtney is old enough to go on dates. Weird haha. Yesterday, my companion and I got to speak in Sacrament meeting. It was his first time giving a talk in Spanish. He did really well though. I normally stay focused, but sometimes I get distracted figuring out what classes to take or thinking about finding a job when I get home or such things. I normally only get distracted when I talk with other missionaries that are going home soon as well haha. I'll see if I can find some masks. They aren't too expensive, but there sometimes hard to find in my area. But seeing as it's almost halloween, there are a lot of places selling costumes, so I'll see what I can do haha. This week I was talking to my bishop here and he told me that his daughter and her family recently moved to Chandler. They're in the Cooper 2nd ward haha. What a small world. haha Well, I'm going to try and get everything figured out for ASU so hopefully next week I can get registered for classes. I love you so much. Thank you a ton for everything, especially for all the help with ASU. You are the best. I love you :) Love, Elder Janda

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Weekly Emails 10/14 and 10/18/13

10/14/13 I'm glad that you had fun on the cruise. My week was pretty good. Today, we had a mission soccer tournament. It was a lot of fun, but really stressful. I coached our zone, and played a bit, mostly defense. It was a lot of fun though. I realized that I'm out of shape. Maybe it's just the altitude haha, but I can't run as much anymore. But the tournament was fun anyway. We ended up winning, even though we lost pretty bad one game, we came back and won that same team in the finals. I loved conference. I wish that I could just watch and rewatch the talks, but once the ensign gets here I'm going to study them up. They were all so good. I honestly believe that it was the best conference I have ever seen. I sent in my ASU application last week to change my major. Now I just have to send in papers to reinstate my scholarship, but I still have another month to finish those. Next week, I'll get on the ASU website and see what all I have to do for that. Sorry my email is short haha we don't have much time because of the tournament. But I'll write more next week. I love you. :) Elder Janda 10/18/13 Well, I don't really have much time to write because we went to the centro today. It was a lot of fun. First, we went to this place called Chapultapec, it's this big park and there is a castle where the leaders of Mexico used to live a long time ago when Mexico was part of Spain. It was really cool. We also went to a zoo that was part of the park there. It was fun. Then we went to the downtown of Mexico City. It was really cool. When we come back to Mexico to visit we'll have to go there. Well, I hope you have a fantastic week. I love you. Love, Elder Janda I was just checking my ASU application. It looks like the recommendation letter from Sister Jones, hasn't been recieved, but the other two have. Did you send it? If you go to it's the music school's website, I think there is a way to send it by email or fax. It has to be there by the 25th or else they'll charge me fee. Thanks. I love you

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Oct. 7, 2013

Hola! Thanks for all your help with my application. I'm planning on getting it all sent out today. I loved conference. I think it was the best conference I've ever seen. The talks were truly inspiring. I especially loved Elder Bednar's talk about Tithing, and President Monson's talk about Endurance. I just wish I had more time to be able to study them and listen to them again. But I'll just have to wait until the Liahona comes with all the talks haha. It's weird thinking that I've been on my mission already 22 months. I only have 2 months left. Less than the amount of time that I was in the MTC haha. I hope you have fun on your cruise. Maybe we'll have to go on another one in a few years when Kyle gets home. So Court told me she got asked to homecoming. I thought it was funny that when the guy left the jar of flour she didn't even look through it or anything. She just left with her friend. At least that's the story I was told haha. Hopefully that's a sign that she's not too boy crazy. haha At least that's what we can hope. My companion is doing pretty well. He's still adjusting, but he actually speaks spanish pretty well for the short time that he has here. He speaks better than the other new missionaries in our zone. haha Well, I hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy your cruise :) I love you and am thankful for everything that you do for me. You are awesome :) Haha oh yeah, I forgot to tell you about something funny that happened this week. On Tuesday or Wednesday, we got to our house and we got a call from some other missionaries that had a reference for us. So the missionary that was on the other side of the phone was telling me their information and all. It was pretty funny because he spoke spanish pretty well, but had one of the strongest american accents that I've heard haha. So after he passed me the info, I asked who it was. He told me he was Elder Kleinman. And after a few more questions, I confirmed that it was Clark Kleinman haha. What a small world it is haha. And in the end it turns out the reference wasn't even for our area. It was for another area close by haha. Anyway, I though it was pretty funny haha. I love you. Elder Janda

Friday, October 4, 2013

10-4-13 I didn't get Kyle's email. I'm glad he's doing well, even though I'm sure it must be difficult. Hopefully he's got a good trainer that will help him. Everything here is going well. That's crazy that everyone is going on missions haha. Things are going well with my new companion. Sometimes he makes me laugh because he doesn't really know what is going on yet. Sometimes he asks questions that to me seem obvious. I'm sure I'll be the same way when I get back home haha. And he's still trying to learn Spanish, but he actually speaks pretty well and understands well considering he only has two weeks here. We found some new investigators this week, but I'm still not sure if they are going to progress or not. Yesterday at church it was both good and bad. We didn't have any investigators go, which was pretty lame. We did have about 12 less active members go however, which was pretty cool. Hopefully they'll keep going. I'm really excited for conference this weekend. It's going to be awesome. I also can't believe that it's going to be my last conference in the mission. It's crazy how fast time is flying. Well, I hope you have a great week. I love you :) Love, Elder Janda
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