Jacob Emerick

Jacob Emerick
Jacob in Temecula

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner

Yes that's the Ocean in the background
Que hubole Familia,

Alright so to start off I'll answer some questions. Nope I'm not getting transferred, good thing too. If I got the 6 week shaft it would have been almost as bad as leaving Escondido! jaja As far as we know nothing will change in areas or companionships. I thought we might get put into a trio again but I guess not. As Elder Rodriguez would say you dropped the ball with not sending me an e-mail last week Dad. jaja I'm just joking I saw it. Me and Elder Rodriguez will stay together for another 6 weeks. All the Elders are staying in our District (Elder Winterhalter just came her with Elder Schow last week) but Hermana Andrade is leaving and Hermana Parker is dying. So we will have a couple new Hermanas in our district next transfer. Rod will still be our District leader as well. I enjoy California, No voy a mentir, but it is SUPER EXPENSIVE and the people aren't the nicest at times so I think I won't be living here anytime soon. As far as school goes, it'll take some more praying to find out what I'm going to do there. Christmas is here! I fell that the work will pick up as the holiday season moves in and people may be a little more willing for us to stop by, especially the hispanics. It was weird even for Thanksgiving (A holiday they don't even celebrate like us) we had the craziest Thanksgiving Party at Hermana Orozco's house. You would have thought it was New Year's Eve. jaja To be honest, I've felt like a seasoned missionary since Escondido, but I'm not going to get a big head about it. With the gift of tongues if you get all big and mighty about it, the very next person you talk to you'll struggle. So right now I'm just trying to keep myself from being prideful about it. It seems pridefull of me to say that I'm trying to not be prideful but there ya go. jaja I can't believe it's been a year. It's all down hill from here. Something I'll change is that I'll try to talk to more people. As missionaries we already do it, but I can improve. Again I do feel like I could teach anyone to speak Spanish, but pride... in short to answer your question, si. I'll definately work it into my life somehow. O Sea con mi marida, mi trabajo, mis pasatiempos, lo que sea. The missionary life is normal to me. I'm sure that once I return home it'll take some time to get accustomed to normal life again. Some old Hermanas that just recently returned home came to visit the mission and the old Wards that they served in. They told us how hard it was to call each other by their first name. So it'll be interesting. As far as work goes here, it's been one of the slower areas in my mission. Elder Rodriguez and I are going to see what we can do this transfer to stay busy and find new people. His mom might send him Tamales in the mail. Both his parents are from Mexico so they are pretty legit. He found out this week that his brother is engaged which kind of blind sided him when he read the wedding invite. It was pretty funny. Also I'm starting Jesus the Christ. It's super good. I wonder why the church doesn't put it in it's seminary program. Other things that are going on, we will probably go to LegoLand for a district activity this transfer. That should be pretty cool. That's the thing about Carlsbad. There's so much stuff to do here it's crazy. We had Thanksgiving dinner at a families house in Del Mar. As a Spanish Missionary I would rather be in a poor town like Escondido than in a richy rich place like Del Mar. I haven't been able to go by the Pier or actual down town Oceanside where are the sketchy gang stuff goes on. But I want to see how it is, over by Pasole and Central. Well I hope you all have a good week! I'll send some more pictures! Que Dios les bendiga!
(That's a super Catholic saying that we hear all the time, means "That God may bless you") De todos modos nos vemos!

Elder Emerick

The back of Jacob's Planner. He put John's picture to inspire Himself.

Thanksgiving at the Hollman House Elder Heath Elder Rodriguiz and me
My District

Del Mar

Del Mar
Del Mar Means by the SEA