22 February 2011


I got a package from Sarah Powell and family. Thank you. The chocolate was all melted but I freaking ran a train on it anyways. Thanks for all the love you send every week. Every one is always jealous of me, but it is holy envy.

This week was pretty outstanding. We had 3 baptisms. One was a guy named Martin who actually got married the morning before his baptism in the evening. I know...a little rushed but marriage here isn't much of an issue. They go, sign a paper, kiss if they feel like it and thats that. The other two are a son and daughter of a lady the other Elders found who is inactive. Hopefully her husband is next. This ward is struggling but I feel like it is going to get better. We've been talking a lot with the Bishop and he tells us that a lot in the leadership is going to be changing.  No calling was meant to be easy. That is why we get them, to get better. Nobody got stronger paddling downstream.. Mom and Dad, You are both the best examples I have in this life. Don't let me down. ;)  Tell those brothers hello from me and I love them.

Love you guys,
Elder Davies

16 February 2011

Not a lot...


Alright, well I arrived in San Carlos this last week and it is pretty rad. We came in following the coastline the whole way...It's amazing out here. Not the same level as Hawaii just yet but they are trying haha. It is beautiful though. This little city I am in now is pretty nice. About 10 minutes from the beach so there are ranches all around but it is still in the civilization. My new comp. Elder Nuñez is also my district leader. He has been out around 9 months and is a machine. We have a baptism this week for 3. A guy by the name of Martín that has been taking the lessons for a pretty long time...years I think. A 13 year old girl named Victoria and a 10 year old kid named Washington. As of now I am going to baptize Washington but we'll see. I think he only chose me because he will be the first boy I baptize haha. I haven't had any exceptionally special experiences thus far. My ward is significantly less active and smaller, but they are really good people and my comp and I have plans to help them grow. 

Hmmm...It's all pretty new still. I'll have more to write later.

About you all, it makes this all that much easier to hear how well everyone is doing. Erik sounds like he has found a niche.  I am excited. Dad, I brag about all the time. I am so proud (in the most un-proud way) to call him my Dad. Mom, You may never know how much I appreciate everything you do.  

Not much else. 

Love you guys, 
Elder Davies

12 February 2011


First Zone- I'm leaving El Pinar...tear. JK. It has been an area to grow and find my way, feel success and witness true miracles of the gospel. I have to say goodbye to everyone today.

First try- The girl we baptized this week is next to her dad. The family is huge. 9 kids. I said first try because some were missing. She is a really good girl named, Micaela. Maybe I'll just have to search Uruguay for all named Micaela to have the success. 

➞ Most of them. One of the boys isn't family, I can't see the pic now but there are two...who are white and he is between them. Just a friend. The only one that is missing is a daughter of 16. The oldest. They are 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 9, 7, 4, 2. wow. Never complain again mom.

The victim- Micaela Lorena Rivero. Yes, I know my hair is a little long. You don't understand how hard it is to get a haircut around here. We have P-Days on monday and all the barbers are closed, on what day??? monday.

Anyways, we got our change calls. I'm going to a city called San Carlos in Maldonado. Maldonado is where all the tourists go from all over the world...so, it's going to be a trial I think. Elder Mangelson isn't sure but he is going to be staying in my kingdom. We are both going to have Latino companions. I am a little nervous/excited/anxious. The work is always the same but the circumstances are always changing. I hope and pray I can fulfill this call. I pray for you always. Dad, I want you to know how much I appreciate your example. I was talking yesterday with Elder Mangelson about his father and you. I know I can speak for both of us when I say we are blessed. The Lord knew. .

Love you guys.
Elder Davies