Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pday fun at the Mini Golf Course

Another ... Thanks, Lance

Okay, so Lance wrote me and told me to shape up and write you. Well, I am sorry first of all it has been a very crazy change. For example, these pictures are with a young man who went home because he lost so much weight and they did a lot of testing on him and could not find a problem so he had to go home. His name is Elder Ruddle.

He was with us for a day and then we took him to the airport. Then a week or so later we had to take a sister home who broke her ankle but we took her home, home and that was super awkward, so I have decided after that that I will not be coming home...ever! We also had to take all those missionaries and others to the hospital and usually had late nights.

But also on the other hand we have had to open four houses this last change in the meanwhile we were picking up all of the extra furniture in the mission and that means traveling to the farthest parts of our mission. But it was kind of difficult coming back from these areas with all the extra furniture in the van and the two assistants so a lot of the times it ended up like this, with me on top of desks and Elder Melville below while the other two were in the front seats.

But I love you all and know I don’t write much because I feel bad to take personal time to write others when there are so many things I could be doing here. I love you all and am sorry and will try to write better.

The pictures he describes is in a word document and I haven't been able to load those on to the Blog, sorry.

Friday, April 16, 2010

A letter ... Thanks, President Baldwin

Okay ... well, I am sorry it has taken so long to write you guys this week. It has been a very crazy change and it isn’t over yet or even close. We have been collecting all the extra furniture in the mission and I found myself in the farthest parts of our mission. We also had a sister break her ankle and an Elder who had to go to the Hospital while the sister ended up going home. I will say taking someone home and seeing the whole home thing was the unbaggiest thing I have ever seen. I found myself never wanting to come home. And with the Elder in the Hospital we went really late at night and didn’t get back till 11:30 and then woke up early the next day to take the assistants to zone conference and then take the mission van in to be worked on. I also have been searching for houses to move in to. But I have two weeks left to move in five houses and have quite a task in front of me. I do love you all so much and pray that all is well with you guys. Love, Elder Musick

P.S. At Zone Conference President asked if we had written our families this week and most of the secretaries raised their hands timidly.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Loving Conference

Yes, I was able to watch conference in English the entire time and it was really amazing. I truly feel very humbled to hear such great talks and I feel that I have much to improve and work on. I also enjoyed Elder Martino's talk and thought it was very special. I also had known that connection from before. [He is Sister Dishman's uncle.]

This past Thursday I received a call from our mission nurse and she said that a missionary had cut his hand and needed to get stitches in the morning. So I had to drive to Sololá by lake Atitlan to pick up him and his companion (who happened to be my old companion, Elder Long). I got home at 12 at night and then woke up the next day early to take them to the doctor. Then later that afternoon I went to Antigua for a couple hours of p-day. But it is very interesting the things I get to do. I wouldn't say the most fun at times, but other times they are. I enjoyed the story about the boys and naked dances and also poop for dinner (see below for explanation). But I love you guys all very much and hope and pray all is well for you guys.

Elder Musick
Secretario de la Mision
Misión Guatemala Central
Tel. 5704-9523

At Applebee's!!!

I told Sam about his nephews' visit and the things they did that I thought Sam would enjoy hearing about... Brody (age 2) was in decompression mode today. Erik (age 6) and Brock (age 3) left Saturday, but tonight Brody ran through the house before his bath naked as a Jay bird and gave us a modified Booty shake a la Brock and then ran back to the tub. He was watching the big boys very carefully - as you can see. Another funny story - I served a small conference-style breakfast for everyone Saturday morning before conference and before Kelsey left. I served some sausages and when we put one on Brody's plate, he looked at it for the longest time and then announced "I no eat Chancey's poop!" So I gave it to Erik and he ate it and loved it. But we all roared with that. He is obsessed with cleaning up after Chancey (the dog) in the backyard. Actually he makes me everytime we go out there. Goofy kid! It was funny, though.