From: Dylan Paolacci
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: Happy Monday Elder Paolacci
im so sorry i didnt write last week. we were supposed to do our email after the temple on tuesday but i got the chance to go to MANCHAY! it was so awesome. i only had an hour so i went to go visit blanca (pensionista) and the fam. it was so amazing. i got to congratulate carla for her baptism (she got baptized 2 days after i left). she is way awesome, she already has an insanely strong testimony and is miamaids president. but the crazy news is that, i dont know if you remember me talking about her brother carlos, but when i got there the first thing he told me is that he got baptized too! and he told me that me and elder vizcarra seriously changed his life. he used to walk around with the gangs in manchay and always got in alot of trouble, fighting, and just not on the right path. now hes going to church every sunday, going to seminary, and who knows maybe he will serve a mission someday. im so proud of him, and really just proud of the whole family. i love them so much, idk why but they have just been so important to me my whole mission. so i figured it was worth the little sacrifice to go see them. i have a pic that i wanted to send you guys but i forgot my cables in the room.
oh ya today i complete 11 months!!! cool huh -well lets see if i can answer your questions from last week -
yes i got your packages with the shirts and stuff, and all the letters i think. i am in love with my packers shirts just to let you know.
well last pday we just were on a bus to lima,sounds like fun huh.
today we are thinking about renting out a turf feild that they have here in tarma and play some real soccer for the first time since the ccm.
um im pretty sure you already know but theres about as many dogs here in the streets as there are people. so about everyday theres a little dog threat, but ive got my ways to scare them away....cough cough(rocks). haha lets just say playing baseball is paying off.
well my pensionistas name is hermana gina. shes awesome, she cooks really well and she doesnt make me eat food that i hate. she cooks all of our meals and does it good. the only bad thing is that she lives like 10 minutes from the house in taxi, so we have to spend a majority of our travel funds on that. she has a family of like 5 or 6. all boys, but they all are older and have their own families now.
haha not sure if i told you but this is probably the funniest branch on the face of the earth. alot of old people that like to talk, imagine a ward full of ingas. they are still lacking alot of leadership and orden, but we are helping them get better.
hmmm so lets see the people im teaching...first off we are working alot with less actives and inactives here and are having alot of success. we have found a couple family members that arent members so we are activating families and baptizing at the same time. one girl we met this week that has a baptismal date is named diana, shes 11 years old. haha shes really cute and loves going to church. we are also teaching a family whos mom was just in the hospital, and they are all gonna get baptized pretty soon.
hmm well anything i need... well if you could it would be awesome if you could send a pack of uno, skip bo, phase 10, and those card games like that.they are fun on pdays and at night when me and my comp cant sleep. um as far as money goes im trying really hard to save, i dont buy as many sodas now as before, but that doesnt make too huge of a difference because they cost like 40 cents haha. but ya if you cant find some of those pilot g2 pens those are nice. and ya just snacks i guess, i loved the graham crackers with frosting, maybe go to costco and get their boxes of skittles and snickers. haha thats what elder madsens dad sent him. just send what you feel like sending i guess.oh except the cliff bars, i have all the energy i need.
so lets see, heres a little summary on the zl conference.we got to lima monday night, stopped by a place that sells ties cheap and bought 2 ties. monday night in the office saw some of my buddies. tuesday morning had conference from 8 to 1. it was insanely long, but learned alot. after that we went to lunch at some chicken restaurant, it was good. after that we went to the temple, awesome as always. after the temple took off to manchay. we slept in the mission home
again tuesday night where we bought our pizzas. and wednesday morning took off to la oroya. this was the first conference of pres, and hna ardila (R-dee-luh) haha. they are awesome, we miss pres. leyva but the ardilas are gonna be awesome too. hna ardila is super nice, like crazy nice haha. so ya im excited to have them as our leaders.
well oh my goodness logan just sounds like you guys are killing it out there on the baseball field! thats awesome i so wish i was there. all stars is seriously gonna give you some of your favorite baseball memories ever. good luck bro. oh and thats sick that the next level is in flagstaff. hope you make it. beat pv north for me would ya if you play them ! Play hard tonight for me and have mom send me some pictures of you. I will be totally cheering you on in spirit tonight and sending you all of my big bat vibes from Peru !!!
Grant told me coleton is getting huge, just make sure he stays out of my good clothes. So coleton what did you decide on as a sport ? Man totally get out there and play Golf. You can use my clubs. Just do it you would be awesome. Then I will have a golfing buddy when I get home.
Karleigh I need to hear about your life. I love you little sister. I cant believe you are going to be a senior in high school. WRITE ME !!!
I bet Morgan and trent are excited about the new baby. That is crazy I will have 2 neices when I come home. Malorie will be old enough to hang with me so that will be cool.
Tell marissa I am excited about their move to chicago. I would love to go visit chicago when I get home.
Dad - how ya doing ?
Please tell everyone thanks for their letters. I got steve & karens card too! Love the support I get from my family. You guys are awesome.
let the grandmas know how much I appreciate them. crazy you havent heard about grandma harpers call. a good lesson in patience. And mom thanks for everything, i love ya. thanks for all the support you have been giving me. i tell everyone i have the best mom in the mission!
oh ya heres my letter to prezi
Buenos dias Presidente!
este semana ha sido muy bueno. estamos trabajando bastante aqui en marcavalle y estamos ayudando mucho a las personas aqui. estamos reativando y encontrando bautismos a la vez. hemos estado enfocandonos mucho en la manera de solver las dudas de las personas como hemos aprendido en el consejo. mis estudios nunca han sido mejores. estoy enfoncandome much en las experiencias de alma y amulek, y estoy aprendiendo como ser un mejor misionero y compañero. estoy muy agradecido por el ejemplo que ya esta haciendo para todos de nosotros y estoy animado por la conferencia viernes!
Good morning President!
This week has been very good. We are working hard here in Marcavalle and we are helping people a lot here. estamos reativando y encontrando bautismos a la vez. We have been focusing a lot on how to resolve the doubts of the people as we learned in the council. my studies have never been better. I enfoncandome much on the experiences of Alma and Amulek, and I'm learning how to be a better missionary and companion. I am very grateful for your example already and what you are doing for all of us and I am excited for the conference Friday!
oh ya and later this week we have multi zone conference in la merced! i get to see sheridan again, and my hijo parada! (that is the missionary he trained) well i tried typing a good letter this week. i love you all. time is flying, in one month ill have a year out here. i am loving it more than i ever imagined.
love Elder Paolacci
p.s. oh and ya i promise you that pics are on the way. im sure you guys are dying, im so sorry, ill get them done asap.