Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Companion - Elder Olson

Sorry so slow on the post this week - we were out of town again.  It's a great email with picutres too!

Hey Fam how is everybody? Everything is going well down here. This week I've recieved some good news. I don't know if you remember me talking about Pancho, the little kids that I baptized in Uruapan. I knew he was going to be a huge influence on his family. Anyway, at the time I left Uruapan, him and his Grandmother were the only two members of the church in their family. Their whole family is super awesome, but they never really wanted to come to church or read the Book of Mormon, because they're members of another Christian Church. The Grandpa was especially friendly, and always participated alot in the family nights and stuff. He also had a taco stand at his house so he'd give us free food all the time. He was one of the coolest people I met while in Uruapan, but he was also very set on keeping his sons from seriously listening to us. His sons aren't as religious as him, but that was their excuse for not wanting to listen to us. It was kind of sad because they all had family and alcohol problems, but they didn't want to get very involved in their dad's church, and they used his church as an excuse to not get involved in our church. Anyway, since I left Uruapan, almost all of Pancho's brothers and sisters have been baptized, and I just found out that his Grandpa is deciding to get baptized as well. That's going to help that family a ton. Now there will be no excuse whatsoever for his sons to avoid coming closer to Christ. I talked to Elder Ramirez the other day as well, when he stopped by the offices (the Elder Ramirez that I was with in Zamora). He let me know that Fabian's kids and their cousin just got baptized as well, and their mom even came to the baptism to support them! Awesome.

So the secretary stuff is going fine. This week was a little hectic. President asked me to set some appointments for him at certain times with some of the stake presidents in the city. So I did. I made the mistake afterward of just supposing that President Jesperson must have known what time to get there, since he'd told me what time to make the appointments. He, obviously, was awaiting my call to confirm the appointments, which never came. So two stake presidents were left waiting for their meetings on Sunday, and one of them had sent out an e mail to all of his bishops and stake leaders, so that they could come to the meeting with Pres. Jesperson as well.... oops. Anyway, that's been the joke around the offices this week. My bad. Pres. Jesperson called me a couple nights ago though to tell me that he called each of the stake presidents and got everything sorted out, and that he made way more mistakes than me when he started out with stuff like this. So that made me feel a little better about it. President is a great guy.

Our investigators are doing well. We're teaching Cristian, Ariel, Gael, and Paty, the Hernandez family. All of the kids have a baptismal date, but the mom (Paty) still doesn't . They love the Book of Mormon, and they all understand it really well. They're also inviting some friends to come to the appointment we have with them tonight. They're family is in a tough spot. The mom and dad are divorced I think, so the dad doesn't live there. The mom has had some major back problems, and has had to have a couple of surgeries. Also, the place she works at was going out of business for a while, and they haven't paid any of their workers in a month and a half, so her lack of income has forced the two older kids (Crisitian and Ariel) to find jobs to be able to sustain the family. Cristian is 16 and Ariel is 18. That's alot of responsibility weighing on some young shoulders. They're progressing well in the gospel though.

Gloria came to church. She was way excited to go in the morning. After Sacrament Meeting she just took off. She was not impressed. It was so weird. It was the first time since I've been out on the mission that I've seen someone not enjoy their first time in church. We went to visit her and try to clear up some questions or doubts, and it looks like she won't be progressing any more.

Fernando the carpenter on the other hand, is doing awesome. He loves learning about the gospel. He still gets kind of fidgety when we talk about baptism, but he's progressing really well. He loves the Book of Mormon. He's read the Bible quite a bit, and he's also read all kinds of psychology and theology books, and has gathered a pretty broad variety of viewpoints and opinions. He told us yesterday that out of all the things he's studied and read, nothing has touched him like the Book of Mormon. He said that when he reads it, he just feels good, and things start to make sense. Sweet. He's really excited to learn about prophets right now. We're going to watch the Joseph Smith movie with him, He should enjoy it.

Well, we had some changes in the offices this week. Elder Galindo's replacement got here. It's Elder Olson, I don't know if I'd mentioned him before, but he was in the same house in Zamora with me. He reminds me a ton of Braden Wamsley. haha. Him and I are companions now, and I'm enjoying that. He's a super missionary.

Gram- Thanks for your e mail with the updates and stuff Gram. Always greatly appreciated. I really liked the story of the little boy who left his papers in California as well. Thanks for sharing that with me. Love ya! Have a great week!

Bam - Thanks also for the updates Bam. Time is flying by fast. Hopefully your camera gets fixed soon so you can get those photos out before I'm home. haha. Just kidding. Love ya! Have a great week!

Mom- I got the Brother Lauber e mail. It's good to hear from him. I got your dear elder as well. It was cool to hear about Eddie's wedding and stuff. That's awesome that Tanner's heading out. When you see him at his farewell let him know that I'll be writing him like 1000s of dear elders when I get home. haha. About the package. I really can't think of anything that I need. Everythings in order. Like I mentioned before, it wouldn't hurt to have a restock of contacts, because I'll run out like two months before I get home. But I do have glasses so it's not super urgent. I'm attaching the pictures from the baptism of Fabians kids (their family is on the far right of the group picture), even though I'm not in them, along with some other pictures that Elder Ramirez passed me from when we were together, from when we were in the field working, when we ate lunch in an old abondoned van because of a thunderstorm, and when we helped some members shovel some gravel in their garage. I can't remember if I had already sent them or not. There's also some pictures of Elder Olson and I from when we left Zamora on the same day. Thanks for everything mom. You're the greatest. Love ya! Have a great week!

Nay- How's college? That's super weird. I guess one of the ward missionaries from the ward I'm in right now added you on facebook. He took a picture with me to show you or something. His name is Chris. He's super sweet, he's gonna be an awesome missionary. He helps us do splits and stuff all the time. Anyway, let me know how things go up at USU. Love ya! Have a great week!

Dig- Crazy bike stuff man. How's school? You're in eighth grade right? How's the social life? I remember my days at kennedy as some of the most exciting with friends and stuff. Do you have any sweet classes? Anyway, have an awesome week Dig. Stay strong. Love ya! Have a great week!

Den- So what's musical keyboarding? I've never heard of that. How's quest going? You'll have to let me know what the IP project is going to be this year. That's crazy that you're in Junior High denny. Is the lunch better there than at Farnsworth? Or is it kinda the same? Love ya! Have a great week!

Dad- That advice from President Meservy was sweet. I love that concept. I think about it alot when we're contacting and teaching. You really have to get to know a person to understand their great worth. The world's standards just don't do anybody any justice. So is Pat's Barbecue good? That's one of the things that you cannot find in Mexico. Barbecue. They don't even have barbecue chips here. haha. I was thinking about that time when we went to that sweet italian delhi before I left. I think I'm going to go there frequently when I get home, maybe I'll run into Pres. Monson when he's visiting. That'd be sooo cool. I wonder what sandwich he'd order. Probably the best one. haha. Anyway, miss ya dad. Love ya! Have a great week!

Shash - Your teacher's on vacation for the first three weeks of school? That's too bad. Is it going to be the same substitute teacher the whole time or are they going to change out? I remember I use to like when subs came, but for three weeks, that's pretty long. haha. Oh, before I forget... HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!  Have a great birthday ok? Tell me all about how it goes. Love ya! Have a great week!

Love you all!
Elder Aguilar
Working in the field - literally!

Elder Ramirez & Elder Aguilar in Zamora

Elder Aguilar & Elder Ramirez giving service :)

Elder Ramirez & Elder Aguilar eating lunch in an abandoned van - what the crazy?

Elders having dinner.  Check out those fancy drinks.

Um...I'm not really sure who these Elders are - well, except for Dallas.

Elder Aguilar & Elder Olson leaving Zamora, but now companions!

Elder Aguilar & Elder Olson

Baptisms of Fabian's Kids

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hey Fam!!!

Sorry I got the e mail out so late this time. Our P day got canceled due to a zone conference, and then we had some appointments to get to in the evening, so I'm just barely able to take some time to write. It kind of stinks that we didn't have time for P day I guess, but I'm actually relieved. The only things I like about P days are getting groceries and writing the fam. Right now I'm good on groceries, and I'm writing the fam. So all is well! Anything else that can happen on P day is usually just a distraction and makes me afraid of going back to life in the world. haha.

Anyway. This week has gone well. I'm a little bummed out that we haven't been able to get a hold of Samuel Aguilar or Eliseo. That's just the way it is sometimes I guess. Maybe it's not quite their time. Anyway. This week we did find some new awesome investigators that look like they'll do pretty well. One is named Fernando. He's a carpenter (sweet), so he's already developing Christlike Attributes. haha. He's super awesome though. He invited us to come teach himi and told us that we could talk over a coffee... After a quick explanation of some of the regulations we live by, we all decided that hot chocolate would be a better choice. Anyway, we left him a Book of Mormon on the contact, and when we stopped by for the first appointment, he had already read the first sixteen chapters. Impressive. He had a few questions about the Book of Mormon, but mostly about the Bible. He brought his Bible out and said, "I want to know if you guys can explain this verse to me" He then opened to Genesis 3:22 which reads: "And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:" (then it continues in the next verse.) He read the verse and said, "Ok, why does he say 'as one of us'? Who is he referring to other than himself?" Big question. We gave him a brief simple answer, and told him we were going to find some good parts in the Book of Mormon and the Bible to bring for him next time to read and pray about. He looks pretty excited about the whole thing.

Another couple of investigators we found were Erica and her mother Gloria. Erica has a few small children, I'm pretty sure she's a single mom, and she spends alot of her time at Gloria her mother's house. We went to the first appointment with them the other day, and during the conversation, Gloria just spoke up on her own, and asked if it was allowed for them to come to our church services. We usually have to tell parables, read scriptures, and leave commitments for the people to gain a personal testimony about the Sabbath, so it was pretty awesome that Gloria decided to invite herself. Then Erica started to talk about how school is going to start this next week and there are alot of things to do to get her kids ready and keep taking care of them and stuff, and how her schedule just doesn't allow her to make time for things like going to church. Gloria spoke up and said "I'm not trying to judge my daughter or anything, but I think that if you were inviting us to a party, we'd be able to make a space, and maybe even get there early. I think it's a question of priority." After a little bit more discussion it was decided that both of them would be coming to church on Sunday.

This week I've been studying alot about Personal Revelation. Joseph Smith said that Personal Revelation is necessary for us to be able to obtain salvation, and that it's the same principle that governs the Celestial Kingdom (I'm paraphrasing). He also said that by looking into a vision of the Celestial Kingdom for five minutes a man can learn more than if he read every word ever written on the subject (also paraphrasing,) so studying and relying on the arm of the flesh is great, but Personal Revelation is a HUGE step up. That's probably part of why the Savior tells Peter that he's blessed for his testimony that Jesus was the Son of God, because it wasn't revealed to him by flesh and blood but by the power of God. Our Heavenly Father is always a greater source of guidance than other men. Bruce R. Mckonkie said that the formula to recieving Personal Revelation, even ministering of angels and prophecy and visions etc. as far as any revelations recieved by the Prophets, is simply 1. Study the Scriptures 2. Live the Commandments 3. Pray with Faith. I think it's interesting that he mentions that the Scriptures help us learn, but most importantly they put us into the right mindset to recieve revelation. That's why the process is search, then ponder and pray. If we just read, then say "well I learned something new today," shut the Scriptures, and continue with our day, we only got through the first part of the process. Anyway, I'm just thankful for the Gospel. Heavenly Father has blessed us to live in a dispensation when every resource we could ever need is right at our fingertips, and the veil is thin. It's all up to the way we live, and whether we decide to take action and seek to come closer to Him or not.

Den- That's so crazy that your in Junior High man! When you get in there with wrestling and stuff you gotta say hi to McComber for me. He's gotta be so old by now! haha. He's a great guy. Track's going to be sweet to. You'll have to let me know what events you choose to participate in. Love ya! Have a great week!

Dig- That's sweet that your bike is finally back in action. The bikes that we're getting for the missionaries here break all the time! Luckily there's a way good waranty on them so we just get a new one for free when one breaks. You better hope you get called to a bike mission, haha. I miss things like bikes more than I thought I would. Hey now that Den is at Kennedy with you, make sure you keep being a good big brother to him. Make sure everyone knows that the Aguilar brothers are cool, and that they love each other. haha. Awesome. Love ya! Have a great week!

Shash- Sounds like dance is really coming along! I'll probably barely miss your concert before I get home. Oh well. There'll be more concerts in the future I guess. I'll make sure I'll be to those ones! Soccer starting up again too? That's cool that your friends are in your school class. Hey you never know, you might get in there and be Mrs. Ford's favorite and end up remembering her as your favorite teacher! haha. Love ya! Have a great week!

Dad- That's going to be weird to move Nay up to college. Crazy. I'm pretty bummed about not finding Samuel. I'm going to be praying for him to have a change in work schedules. When someone can't come to church they just can't really progress at all. About the Chile Verde, that's not really a dish here in Guadalajara. I've asked alot of people about it, and from what I gather, it's a northern Mexico food. It'll be easier to explain food stuff in person but there's a ton of stuff here that you'd love. Love ya! Have a great week!

Nay- That's sweet about the job working out. Good lesson on faith by Bam. She's awesome. So you'll have to keep me posted on the new living situation. Let me know if you have any difficulties living with strangers or anything I might be able to offer you some tips. I think you'll do fine though. Just make sure you surround yourself with good friends like you always have. Crazy! College! Hay Caramba. haha. Love ya! Have a great week!

Mom- Thanks for filling me in on the S n S case (wink wink). It did make me a little nervous when I read that at first, but I guess if there's already been discussions between you and the other parental advisers.... it's not as bad........ Anyway. I'm getting your dear elders now like two days after you write them which is sweet. I love getting them. It makes me feel closer to you. I attached some pictures. They're of us with a calendar we made for a program we started in the ward to get to know the members better and gain their confidence so that they'll be more comfortable working with us and giving us referrals. The first family we visited is the one in the pictures I'm sending now. The dad is a circus performer! He specializes in balance acts, and he works at a circus school training other circus people. Before we left he headed out side with his unicycle, and had his daughter stand, yes stand on his shoulders while he rode the unicycle! It was insane! We visited another family that sells ice cream for a living, and we helped them pack waffle cones and played with their pit bulls for a while (that traumatized me a little. We were just sitting there and they let their pit bulls in and they all wanted to play fight. Great.) But we're going to take a picture with them later, because they were all dirty from making the cones, and they didn't want to be dirty for their picture. But anyway, it seems like it should work out well, becaus we're just scheduling the appointments with members for times when we don't have appointments with investigators usually, so it's not taking away from our work really at all, and it'll be great to start working with their non member friends and family. Making links in the wards always help people stay active. Oh also there's a pic from the package that Monique sent to me with letters from her, Timmerie, and various of my awesome cousins, so could you let them know I got it and I loved it? The cookies are delish, the socks are sweet! they're the nicest socks I've ever owned! And the other office missionaries were thankful that I have more candy to share. haha. That's funny what Shay and Kate said about the house smell. I'll finally know what everyone else smells at our house when I get home! haha. Of course I'll get home with clothes and gel and everything that smells way different than our fam's laundry detergent etc. So I'll probably stick out for a few days. Anyway. Thanks for everything Mom! Love ya! Have a great week!

Love you all!
Elder Aguilar
Elder Villanueva & Elder Aguilar working hard.

A little family they are teaching.  The dog looks like Persie. :)

Aunt Monique's Package!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hey Fam! How is everyone? This week has gone well. There's been a ton of stuff going on, but now that I know what I'm doing, everything seems pretty easy to handle.� The visa with the new sister missionary all turned out perfect. That new sister is full of potential. She came to the field super ready to go. It was pretty cool to have met her in the training with Pres. Jesperson because the Spirit just filled the room along with her energy and excitement. I think it helped us all have a better week. It's amazing the difference that one person with a great attitude can make.

So the work is going ok. I don't know if I've mentioned much about the ward, but I'm really almost 100% positive that I'm serving in the best ward in the mission. The members are incredible. A couple weeks ago there were six investigators in church that the members had invited and brought on their own. Six! Sweet. We're working on getting appointments set up with them and stuff. Three of them came after attending EFY by the way, and it had quite the impact on them.

We've been working about like we would if we were opening an area lately. It's kind of tough, but I love it. It reminds me of the start of my mission, because we're just heading out each day knowing that the only possible way we're going to have any success is through the little miracles the Lord puts in our way. It's been pretty neat to see the results of our searching. Normally when I go knocking on doors it's about a person per block that's willing to either listen in the moment, or set an appointment for later on, and out of all the people that listen it's usually about one out of ten that actually becomes a progressing investigator. I've been studying the scriptures more seriously lately and it makes a huge difference in the work. It helps me understand my purpose better, and it helps us to have the right focus and mindset when we go out to work. Anyway, we've been leaving to preach with alot more Spiritual help it feels like, and we've been finding more like three or even four people per block that want to listen. I'm still not sure how any of the people we're finding will progress, all I know is that if we seek we shall find, and if we ask we shall recieve. So I'm asking for help to find a family that's prepared to recieve the message, change, and be baptized, and we're seeking every opportunity we get. I love the days when I get back to the offices and I just know that regardless of what the turnout was, I did what the Lord wanted, and was hopefully able to be an instrument in His hands to at least make a small difference for someone out there. Missionary work is one of very few sources of true joy in this life. All the other things that bring true joy are pretty tied in with missionary work too I guess. I'm thankful to be a part of it.

Samuel Aguilar has been pretty hard to find this week, he also doesn't seem to have any option for going to church other than getting a different job, so we'll see how things turn out. Eliseo has been hard to find as well.� Yesterday we taught a young lady who is pretty confused due to a recent death in the family. She said she still believed in God, but that she just didn't understand life. She didn't know why good people had to go through bad experiences, or why God doesn't help everyone achieve all the goals they set for themselves, or why she's never received an answer to her prayers. We talked about her questions and read quite a few scriptures in the Book of Mormon. We left her a pamphlet on the Plan of Salvation and invited her to read it and pray. I've talked to tons of people on my mission that have had the same doubts, but for some reason she seemed really hopeless and confused. Even as we testified about what we know she just felt like there was no real answer to her questions. It made me thankful for the life I've been blessed with. I just hope she reads the pamphlet and prays, because an answer from her Heavenly Father is much more effective than our so so answers to her many questions.

Mom- That's crazy about JD. Did he get hurt? or did it just tear up the helmet? Thanks for the updates on Brennan also. That's too bad about Sharon. I guess she probably has the testimony and ability to pass those kinds of tests. She's made a big impact on the Jordan North First Ward over the years by her example. That's interesting about those two marriages that you mentioned to me. I'm glad the mission has helped me to understand how to make a better choice when the time comes for me to choose an eternal companion. It's kind of a BIG deal. haha. Anyway, thanks for your e mail mom, you said some things I needed to hear. Did you write the Napoleon joke at the end? haha I got a good laugh out of it. Love ya! Have a great week!

Shash- Hey Sloosh! Sounds like swimming was a blast. You're a way better swimmer than I'll ever be I bet. haha. You'll have to let me know how dancing in the talent show goes ok? That's sweet that soccer is starting up again too. Fun!�Love ya! Have a great week!

Dig- Man that's a rough week! haha. It's too bad about your bike and the paint job and stuff. You'll have to let me know how the end result turns out. That's good that you're learning a little more about solving problems and improving from your mistakes and stuff. Sweet.�Love ya! Have a great week!

Den- That's sooo awesome that you went to the temple Den! Man what a great experience. That's cool that you felt the difference in the feelings from the Spirit inside too. Sounds like your temple cafeteria meal was pretty delish. haha. When you go on a mission you'll eat all you can everyday in the MTC, and once a week you'll get to eat at the temple when you go. haha. Sweet.�Love ya! Have a great week!

Nay- How's the last minute college stuff coming? Can you imagine if mom didn't help us with that stuff like she does? I might have ended up not going to college just to avoid all the application stuff. haha. Sounds like Lindsay's conversion was awesome. That's sweet that you got to be a part of those experiences. Sounds like the Summit was the same as when I went. haha. Except there weren't guys asking me for my number after every class, but the rest sounds the same. �Love ya! Have a great week!

Dad- So... what was the end result of the guy with pierced ears experience? I must say, you have pretty good self control. I would have had a hard time not saying something in that situation. haha. That quote from Elder Bednar was really good. Thanks for sharing it with me. I'll have to write it down in my study journal or somewhere where I can refer back to it in the future. Cool.�Love ya! Have a great week!

Love you all!
Elder Aguilar

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hey Fam!

So this week has been good. We've been getting a lot done while in the field which is always great. At the start of the week we had a meeting with President Jesperson about the responsibilities we'll be taking on while the assistants are traveling. It's a bit more office work, which stinks. Also with the eight missionaries who went home on Monday that made for a really busy weekend. Also, the Elder who was training me to be the Exec. Secretary is now home, and I'm a little nervous, because he was like the best at this job, and this Saturday a Sister missionary is arriving from Peru, and I have to make sure all her visa stuff is in order so that she can get her migratory situation worked out, and I really don't know how to do that. So we'll see how it goes. All the extra office works just helps me to appreciate missionary work a little more, because I love the feeling of getting out of here and back into the field.

This week we've found a couple new investigators. They're brothers in law, and they're both super open to listen to us. They're pretty smart with the scriptures already, and they were pretty intrigued by the Book of Mormon. They're kind of in that mindset of "all paths lead to God," which doesn't exactly go along with what the scriptures say, but once they read and pray about the Book of Mormon it should help the process along. I love a part in the pamphlets that we hand out that talks about the invitation to pray about the message. After it talks about the way that we receive answers to our prayers it says that once we pray and receive an answer, it's then up to us to decide if we're going to act upon what God has told us or not. That's a good simple principle of the Gospel, come to distinguish the good from bad, then make our decision.

We haven't had too much luck with Eliseo lately. He still looks super sweet, and I'm way impressed with the way that he understands the scriptures and the purpose of life and stuff, but he's kind of hard to catch at home sometimes. We'll see what happens. Samuel Aguilar is doing well. We talked with him about the repentance process, and gave him a reading assignment about baptism.The biggest challenge will be getting him to church, because his days off of work change each week.

This week I've been studying about patience. There are quite a few scriptures in Doctrine and Covenants that talk about how patience is key in making it to the Celestial Kingdom. It plays a major role in the perfection process. I really like President Uchtdorf's talk on patience from the April Conference of 2010. He explains that patience is basically rejecting instant gratification for a greater long term victory. It really helps us to submit ourselves completely to the will of God, develop other Christlike Attributes, see things the way they really are, and gain real control over the natural man.

I love you all! Have a great week!

Dig- Sounds like that camp was awesome man! I always loved doing all those activities. I'd never seen that watermelon thing before but it sounds tough! I can't believe you won it, way to go Dig. Love ya! Have a great week!

Shash- Sounds like your sleepovers with the cousins were pretty awesome Shash. It's great that you can do stuff like that. Alot of kids down here never get to experience those good times. Love ya! Have a great week!

Dad- Ya I told Samuel about Gramp. haha. Actually I carry a two sided laminated picture in my triple combination, and one of the sides is from Gramp's birthday out in front of his house with the sign you made him. So when Samuel told me what his name was I told him about Gramp and took the opportunity to show him the picture of our family and talk about how blessed we've been for living the gospel. So you're going to talk about the Become as a Little Child talk? I really think that it was my favorite talk from last conference. At least one of my favorites. You'll have to let me know about the things you learn while preparing and delivering the talk. I can´t think of too many examples or thoughts from my experiences that would help. I love Mosiah 3:19 of course. I´m sure it probably quotes it maybe even more than once in the talk. I think that Den is a pretty good example of someone who lives what that scripture says pretty well. So is everyone else in the fam, but I think that's one of his strengths. Love ya! Have a great week!

Nay- Ya I remember the Summit. It was pretty awesome. The classes especially were super sweet. A lot of them were just about how to get married faster, but there were quite a few other topics as well. I liked it a lot. So what's the Aural skills class about? Psychology will probably be awesome. You'll have to let me know about the stuff you learn in that class. About your friend Lindsey. Wow. That's a sweet story. You're really like the best member missionary in the world Nay. You've made huge differences in people's lives with your example and testimony. You'll have to let me know how the baptism goes. Love ya! Have a great week!

Mom- My release date is the 16th of January. haha. Could you let me know about the options when you know about them? Do we know if I could transfer my scholarship to USU? That FHE sounds like it was a blast. It'll be awesome to spend time like that with the fam again. There's a time for everything though I guess. Now is the time to give it my all for the last part of my mission. Thanks for your prayers and support with the investigators mom. I know it makes a difference. About the question for if there's anything I need. I guess contacts wouldn't hurt, but it's not that urgent, because I can always just wear my glasses. Thanks for everything Mom! Love ya! Have a great week!

Elder Aguilar