Wednesday, July 18, 2012

THE END


These last couple of weeks have been a bit surreal and unfortunately writing emails was not high on the list of priorities for Elder Scott Donner.  This last communication seemed to be an impromptu question and answer session...

Mom - I'm sure there is a very logical explanation as to why you did not email us yesterday, but I sure wish there was a way for you to let us know why.  My mind goes into a million different directions when we don't get an email from you.

Scott - I'm writing today because yesterday I didn't have time because I was visiting some converts.

Mom - Whew...I am so relieved!

Scott - Breath mommy... breath :)

Mom - Lol...I'm trying...I think I've inherited your insomnia...lol

Scott - Just have one of the girls punch you in the face.  It's worked miracles for me jaja!

Mom - LOL...I think I'll pass on that one.

Scott - I only have one layover.  It's in Dallas.  (It will be a 5 hour layover)

Mom - That is a long layover.  Are any other Elders going to be waiting with you?

Scott - Everyone else will be in Dallas with me but they only have 1 hour layovers.

Mom - When do you go to the mission home this week?

Scott - I go this Sunday at 5.

Mom - Sooo...you can always call us if you would like...we still have money left on that calling card.

Scott - I will probably call you guys, don't worry.


This is the last email from Elder Scott Donner.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's Hard To Know...


I am just going to answer your questions because it is way to hard for me to focus to write a huge letter for the blog.

Investigators are awesome.  My last weekend it looks like I will be baptizing 5 at the least, maybe more.

I am just keeping busy working and trying not to slow down to end strong.

I would like Hawaiian haystacks when I get home.  I don’t know why.  Probably because I don’t remember anything else from the food there.

Brownies or anything chocolate would be awesome.  Brownies are not well-known here.

Sorry Mom.  I don’t know what else to write.  It’s hard to know now that the time is so close.


Elder Scott Donner

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Getting Stuff Done

video
Hey dur!


Well this week was just another week that went by way too fast. We busted our butts to get stuff done.

Its looking like right now that we will be able to get 6 baptisms. We have a family of four we are teaching and also a mom and her daughter. They are super solid people! Anyways I am not very sure what to write anymore. The video is of the sister missionaries teaching us how to make home-made flour tortillas.

I will let you know about baptisms when I have them. These last weeks are just very weird for me.

Love,
Elder Scott Donner

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Super Exciting Week

Hullo,

I am super super tired after this week.  We were able to break the zone record of baptisms this month!  That is super exciting!  This entire week was spent running through and helping people out with their investigators and doing baptismal interviews.  There was so much going on.  I seriously had a headache every day jaja!  But I am really proud of everyone here in the zone, because we worked super hard.
I had to help all of the sister missionaries out with their baptisms, because there was no one to baptize their investigators.  I also had to interview an investigator of another elder in the zone.  She was 78 years old.  It was completely hilarious speaking to here because she knows English and she just kept on talking.  At the end of the interview it was really funny because she dragged my face down and gave me a huge wet kiss on the cheek.  Needless to say I was totally embarrassed, but I didn’t have the heart to tell her that that kind of thing was not allowed for us jaja.  She apologized later when she found out.
Anyways, I really don’t know what to write anymore in these emails jaja!  So I will end here.

Love ya guys!
Elder Scott Donner

Interesting Week...(June 16th Email)



Hey guys,

So this week has been an interesting one because my companion got super sick from some food he ate.  In other words, it’s been fun :P

We have been working with the same family basically all week and at the same time doing a ton of baptismal interviews!  Our zone is super close to breaking the record for the mission and we are pushing to it!

A lot of my week has been spent helping motivate the other missionaries and running to interviews.  It has been an exciting week for us.  We have been working hard as well to find new investigators so we can start the month out strong.  We have a fun meeting tonight just to purely keep the zone motivated and keep us working hard.  I am going to use the happy rings that were sent to me to also give to the zone so they stay happy and working hard.

I was planning on going to see the pyramids today, but all trips to anywhere but inside your zone has been canceled for right now.  I don’t have a lot of info on why, and I was kinda bummed because I was planning to go with quite a few people from my generation.

Anyways, the picture are "chicharron" or fried pig skin.  They eat it like potato chips here.

Love,

Elder Scott Donner

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mexico's Got Talent!

Hey there everyone!


This last week was a super crazy week for us! Let me start from the beginning...

Tuesday we woke up and went to the stake center because we were going to have a mission talent show on Thursday, so we were going to be practicing our talent. The talent was us singing the "Come Thou Fount" arrangement we had sung before in church, but with the words to O Mi Padre (#187 in the Spanish hymnbook). So for the next 2 mornings we did that. At the same time we prepared for the zone baptism. Elder Pike and I were going to be bringing 2 families, so we had to make sure they knew and everything.

Thursday was the mission Talent show all morning and then the zone baptism at night. I was able to video tape most of the talents of the zones, but I don’t think you guys would understand the humor behind it jaja! So we were there until 2:00 and then we had to run back to our area to get ready for the zone baptism. We were stressing, and they had asked my companion and I to prepare a special musical number for the baptism. So we ran for the investigators then ran back to the stake center (we were late) just in time to sing our musical number, which President loved. That finished up and then we ran around some more.

The next 2 days we spent doing interviews for baptism because everyone needed them and was baptizing. So we are pretty much dead today jaja!

And I washed my camera in the wash machine :S But don’t worry, it’s getting fixed by a member who works downtown.

Love ya guys!
Elder Scott Donner

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Blessings of Working Hard

Candid shot taken by Elder Pike

Me Being Silly after church one day.
Hey guys!


So it was a good week this week. We were struggling for quite a while but we started to find people after a bit. Contacting wasn’t really working out for us so we decided on doing something else to find people. We tried going by old investigators, visiting part member families and all that. Finally we found some people. It’s really cool because this Thursday we are going to have a zone baptism and President will be coming. We are excited because we should be bringing quite a few people there.


Today was really cool. We had our last part of the mission tournament, which was dodge ball. Because our zone is so small, President had his daughters who were visiting play on our team. In between the 4 of them they have 19 kids, which I think is awesome because they played better than some of the missionaries! ja ja! Also it was really funny because one missionary from my generation (Elder McCarther) dropped to the floor to avoid getting hit and ended up chipping his 2 front teeth! jaja! It was funny because his teeth got stuck in the wood on the basketball court.

There isn’t much more to report on. My brain is kinda lost jaja!

Love ya guys,
Elder Scott Donner


I went and hugged a tree because Elder Pike said I was hated
by everyone and I told him the this tree loved me :P