Monday, November 15, 2010

nov-15-2010 letter

Hey Mom,
This week has been amazing. Elder Harris and I were able to see Benitocome to church yesterday which was fantastic. He is getting so closeto being able to be baptized so that his family can start progressingtowards the temple. Sounds like Matt has a fun project ahead of him.I love working with cars! Tell Grandma hi for me and I'll be waitingfor that package. If you haven't sent it yet, could you through in anew copy of Preach My Gospel in English? I'm glad to hear thateverything is going well with all of you. Today for our preparationday Elder Harris, Lefevor, Herrera and I are going to go play soccerat the church and use the 2 ovens in the kitchen to make Banana Breadtoday! I'm so stoked to eat some fresh banana bread. We just had ourmission tour with Elder Zwick of the Seventy and it was amazing. Itwas supposed to end at 3 but afterwards we didn't know that he wantedto meet with all of the Zone Leaders as well, so Elder Harris and Ididn't get out of there till about 5. He talked to us all about theimportance of being willing to change and about how the Law ofSacrifice applies to us right now as missionaries and for the rest ofour lives. I'm really happy that most of the things that he explainedwere things that I was already doing to try and change. I don't wantto be the person that I was when I left. I know that God expects me,as well, to be better. I love the Gospel and all of the opportunitiesthat it gives us to serve. In the Zone Leader meeting he gave usreally good leadership training that helped a lot. Well I love youall and hope that everything keeps going great. I'll talk to you soon!
Elder Rubert
P.S. Love you all!

Monday, November 8, 2010

08-NOV-2010 Letter

Hola Familia Rubert,

Everything here has been going great and Elder Harris and I are finding that no matter what we do there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that we know that we need to get done. I'm not going to lie though, when we had the Daylights Savings Time change Elder Harris and I got a lot of extra sleep. As of late we've been trying to find ways to impliment Family History and Geneology work into our finding, so if anyone has any ideas, feel free to send them my way. I'm happy, once again, to hear that everything is going well and that you are all getting ready for Thanksgiving. I'm so looking forward to Turkey Pancakes this Friday. That is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. (Other than jellied cranberry sauce of course) This Wednesday as well we are going to have Elder Craig Zwick from the First Quorum of the Seventy come and speak to us for most of the day. And in the middle the Huntington Beach North Stake is going to be feeding us a ginormous Thanksgiving Dinner for lunch. I also think that it is an awesome idea to take Kathryn to conference.


Elder Rubert.

Monday, November 1, 2010

01-NOV-2010 letter

Hola Familia,

This has been one of the funnest weeks of my entire mission. Elder Harris and I are booking it everywhere and having a blast here in Huntington Beach. I was stoked to see Corbett's e-mail and see that he was in the MTC with Brother Llewellyn. (If its the same Brother Llewellyn and he has President Dickerson as his branch president, that would be the same branch presidency that Brandon and I had in the MTC.) That would be amazing! Well back to what we've been doing. Elder Harris and I have been teaching the Hidalgo family a lot and we have been able to see them progress and are starting to see the father sit in on some of the lessons.
All of the Elders in our ward got to sing in sacrament meeting this Sunday (ellos se olvidaron de que canto como un cuervo) and we all got to speak as well. Apparently every 5th Sunday here the missionaries are in charge of the meeting and we are the ones that pick the songs and the prayers and speak every 5th Sunday. I'm excited because next week we have out mission tour with Elder Zwick of the Seventy. (Plus, we are getting fed a Thanksgiving dinner by the Huntington Beach North Stake Relief Society)
I'm happy to hear that everything is going well and I hope to hear from you all soon.


Elder Rubert

pictures from sept 2010

Sorry this pictures are late, I have been having issues uploading them.

25-oct-2010 letter

Hola Familia,

This week we have been having a blast here in Westminster. We have been teaching up a storm and working a lot with the ward to try and help them get some things rolling. This week we had an awesome turnout at Stake Conference, and we were able to hear from the mission president and the Newport Beach Temple President as well. It was a great one. Still trying to get used to the new area and everything is new to me so I don't really know what to write.

Love you all,

Elder Rubert

28-OCT-2010 Letter


Exciting news! This week I got transferred to Huntington Beach North Stake. I'm actually going to be serving with Elder Harris as a Zone Leader. We were in the MTC together so it's going to be awesome to see how we have both changed. Elder Barrea and I had an awesome last week and we were able to find a couple of new people to start teaching.
I'm excited to see a new area again and we will be serving in the Bolsa Chica Ward which is the Spanish ward for the stake and we will be having a blast. Well today is the first p-day that is on a Monday.

Love you all,

Elder Rubert

05-OCT-2010 letter

Hola Mama,This week went very well. At the bottom I put the announcements so that you could know that next transfer we are going to start having preparation day on Monday. Elder Barrea and I this last week have been having a blast knocking doors all over Hawaiian Gardens. And of course this weekend we were able to see General Conference. We loved it so much! We also decided that we were getting personal callouts from the prophet for not being as grateful as we should be. So THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Okay, that should cover it. ) I'm also excited because next Saturday we get to have a meeting with President Clayton. As of late we've been having lots of opportunities to teach people for the first time. I have been seeing that I need to be more sincere in my prayers, because when you see someone pray for the first time they are so sincere that the spirit just comes and envelopes the room. I think that sometimes we just kind of get stuck in a routine. And it makes me feel bad. But not to worry, it's on Elder Rubert's "To Do List" everyday in the good old trusty planner. You are all going to go for some vacations, sounds like fun. Also I'm stoked to hear that Richard and Hollie had their baby. Also could you get me Corbett's MTC address. I'd like to send him something. Or his mission e-mail because he's family so I can send him an e-mail. I'm doing amazing and having the best time of my life serving the Lord with all my heart, might, mind and strength.Love you all,Elder Rubert