Monday, December 21, 2015

Week #56 "it's going to be the highlight of my year."

I'm wearing my new Christmas sweater you sent. And I love it!!

Hey Mom!

Well I have to be honest that really surprised me about Grandpa Stockman. I wasn't expecting to hear anything like that. I hoe that everyone is ok and you will all be in my prayers. 

I am super excited to hear from all of you guys on Christmas. That is going to be the highlight of the year for me. I cant wait!!!! im super excited

This week we have been working really hard to find investigators. It was really good at the first of the week but during the weekend it got really hard and we had very few lessons. Everyone is rejecting us because it is almost christmas. Its kind of wierd, but we will see what happens. 
I can't wait to talk to you guys on Friday!!!!

I hope that Everyone is happy and that Everyone can be there on Friday. 

love you!
-Elder Stockman


I really don't know what to say or to think. But that honestly surprised me a lot. I was not expecting this e-mail. 
I guess we can talk a lot more about this on friday. But I hope that everyone is ok. I hope that everything goes well for the funeral. everyone will be in my prayers. I'm glad that you got to be there with him in that moment. I love you and Super excited to talk to you guys on Friday the 25th. I love you so much. 
-Elder Stockman

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week #55 Our new album cover "I'll go were you want me to go dear Lord"

Me with Elder Flores. My companion for the last week.

Me on public transportation. 

​Me with Elder Morales. A super good person.

¡11 Días! 
Mom there are only 11 days until I get to talk to you. I want Da and Grandma there. I miss Everyone. That's crazy that there is so much snow. I didn't remember that you guys have a Pilot that was wierd to hear. Especially because I am still thinking in my mind that the mazda is still there but you guys sold it. 

That looks like quite the family home evening night, glad that you got to go and see the temple lights that looks really cool- 

Well to answer your question I did get the thanksgiving stuff. Thanks a lot!
Also a couple of days ago I got a call from Hna Lugo who works in the mission offices and she told me that my package from you guys just got there aswell. But the shipping company told them that there were chocolates so the people had to take them out and throw them away, but thats ok im over it. I realized that I will be home in 11 months so thats totaly ok! hahaha

Also this week I was in a trio with Elder Flores. His Companion Elder Vielma went to Saltillo for the whole week because he was a secretary before and President asked him to come and help with the end of the year finance stuff. He called and told me that my package was there so it got here and he actually comes back today so I will have it in my hands today. I feel like that was an answer to prayers for you guys.

Tell Justice that I didn't recognize him in the picture he has grown so much!
By the way how is Quinn doing? sometimes I write him I will shoot him a message today. 

But i'm doing great and feeling happy. The mission in going by so fast I can't even keep up haha. anyways love you and have a great week. Until next Monday

-Élder (e)Stockman

Hey! long time no see!
How is it going Dad?
That story of the Dr pepper makes me laugh. That kid is one of a kind. I hope that he never changes. 
Monclova is going good, I realized that I have been here a ton of time. I went to President Velez´s office today. He works in the institute building and so We go there to play basketball, pool, ping pong and so on. Actually the assistants gave us permission to watch the singles ward today that was pretty awesome. 

I realized that I have never even been to Pats BBQ thats kind of depressing. I was thinking the other day about my favorite tv show because somebody asked me what it was and I have to say that it is "Diners Drive-ins and Dives". But I realized that it probably wasn't so good that I watched it on Sundays. If you notice that almost all of the General Authorities in their talks mentioned something about the sabbath day. That probably means it is something important. I remeber how I thought it was just a dumb rule that you and mom put but now I feel like I actually understand why it is important. 

Actually Dad I forgot to mention this like 7 months ago that President canceled that pin program. Its because it was causing problems among the Elders and they werent focusing. But President is still giving out some pins in some interviews which makes me a little bit hopeful. The thing is that one of the requirements was that you had to have more that a year to get it, but now that I have all of the sudden completed the year well see what happens. I actually forget about it its not something that bothers me anymore. Maybe it was a good thing to get rid of it. But once again sorry to ruin that for you. President said it was becuase it was useful in its time but now its not important. There was a lot of wickedness in the mission before, a lot... so he used it as a way to motivate the Wicked ones.

Anyways I will probably need the skype information again. Please tell me that information. Also what day and what time do you want me to call. It is next week and that has come up really fast. 
love you and have a great week!
-Elder Stockman

Monday, December 14, 2015

Week #54 A pack of chihuahuas getting the best of me.

One of the sisters in our Ward has 14 Chihuahuas. 
My companion went to the hospital because he has bad knees. Don't worry he is ok. 

Elder Miner he is in my district. (MTC companion)

Best District ever!

Elder Flores, Elder Bauzan, and Elder Morales the guapisimo.

Hey Mom!
Well reading this leter made me happy! It's pretty cool to see what is happening back at home. I love seeing your pictures of everyone and that looked like a pretty gun event with the Martineau family. 
what is that place a german christmas celeration or what?
Yeah I see people with like tablet sized phones now and then I realize that i'ts an iphone and it makes me feel like im stupid. President has a 6 plus it's pretty cool. 

So we had changes today but I am staying here with Elder Hernandez and that makes me super happy. I'm happy that we can spend Christmas together. I did get to go to the Christmas devotional they put it on in the stake center but in spanish of corse. I think that is funny but It's the same for me now its almost to the point where I don't notice the difference between English and Spanish. 

We can talk to you on the 24th or the 25th for an hour and a half. you choose when and That will be ok with me. 

I'm super excited to talk to you. And I totally got the package of the letters I loved them all!
especially the one that played music. 
Have an excellent week!
-Elder Stockman
Hey Dad!
Yep I got a haircut last week dont worry. I feel like I lost like 20 pounds. 
The assistants told us that we will be able to do another skype call on the 24th or the 25th for an hour and a half. I am super excited for that day it is going to be awesome. you guys decide what day and what time works best for you and we will do it. Whatever time is good so just let me know. 

Also today we had changes and I am going to be staying here with Elder Hernandez! That makes me super happy he is one of the best compañon I have had in my whole mission. We will also be together for Christmas so that is going to be awesome. You guys will let to meet him. 

I feel really good here in Guadalupe it is a pretty great area. We actually don't have that many members that are willing to acompany us but that's their problem. but It's a pretty good area. It's actually one of the biggest areas in the mission kinda of interesting. If you look on a map of Monclova it is from Plaza Juarez to villas de santa ana. It's so big we take a bus to get across our area. Haha!

anyways good to talk to you this week and I hope that everything is good with you guys! have a great day!
-Elder Stockman

Friday, December 4, 2015

Week #53 no pictures ;(

Hey mom!
Good to hear from you this week! 
I can't believe that November has gone either! that was super fast!
and before you know it I will be able to talk to you guys on skype!
I was talking to Elder Miner and he told me that Christmas in in 3 weeks! that blows my mind!
I can't believe that Thanksgiving has come and that Christmas will be here before we know it. 
This week we went to the plaza here in Monclova and sang Christmas hymns. We also had our interview with president this week. I will send you more Pictures next week! have a great week momma! love you!
-Elder Stockman

Hey Dad!
Well I feel like I'm getting to the point in my mission where I really have no idea what to write anymore. But I am super happy and having a really great time. 
I was talking to Elder Miner and he told me that a lot of people that he knows are taking their membership out of the church because of the times. It kind of makes me scared to see who I know that will change their mind. 
This week I had my interviews with president. We also had a prosylytimg activity in the center of Monclova where the 2 zones here in monclova went and we sang Christmas hymns. Also we had a christmas party and played White elephant. An Elder from the other zone gave me a lego dragon.

I hope you have a great week! Love you!
-Elder Stockman