Sunday, February 5, 2012


Sorry I didn't email you yesterday. Because it is supposed to be our last week we had a thing called in field training, which they have every friday for all the missionaries that are supposed to be leaving the next week. It's basically classes all day that we go to that teach us all the things we haven't learned yet about missionary work and then review some things we already learned. Such as goal setting type things and how to plan. But because we usually have p-day on fridays, and in field training is always on friday, I have p-day on saturday this week. I should've thought ahead and let you know last week so you weren't worrying, but I didn't think about it. Sorry about that.
Anyway, I have some good news and some bad news regarding my travel plans. The good news is that out of the 94 missionaries who are supposed to be going to mexico next week, 12 got their permisos, and I am one of those twelve. The bad news is that I still don't have my visa and won't have it for anywhere between 5 days and 2 weeks, so I have no idea when I will be leaving, or when I will get to call you.
However, the other 82 missionaries who did not recieve permisos are getting temporarily reassigned and will find out those plans next week and be gone by saturday. I'll try to explain what a permiso is as far as I understand it. Basically, it means that I will be recieving a visa, but I will first have to go to the Mexican consolate in either Salt Lake or Boise, and then after meeting with them, they submit paperwork so I can get the actual visa and a week or so later I will recieve the visa. I don't know much about what it all means or what is going to happen because mostly all the information that I recieve comes through several rumours. But, as of right now, that about as much as I know. Sorry it's not much, as soon as I found out more, hopefully I'll be able to email or something and let you know the plan, otherwise I'll send a short letter and I think it usually takes about two days for letters to get there.
I'm glad to hear everything down there is going well. Tell Court congratulations on her soccer tournament.
Yesterday at the in field training, I ran into Kyle Deem. That was a nice surprise. I didn't even know he had come back out on his mission yet. We ended up being in the same classroom for in field training, so it was cool getting to see him and talk to him again. Other than that, this week was pretty average.
We got a new district this week, they all seem pretty cool. Two of the hermanas are even from Mesa.
Elder Zufelt and I got released from being zone leaders this week since we're are going to hopefully be leaving soon. It's nice not being as busy, but I'll miss being a leader. It was nice always being able to help people, and getting to know everyone and everything.
The Spanish is still coming, I always have more I need to learn.
I hope everything is going well at home. I love you all and can't wait to talk to you, whenever I get to.
Con mucho amor. Elder Janda

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