Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hey mom!

Answers first:
1. Have you gotten any other mail from me besides one postcard? Only one postcard so far. Well, the three packages too. Thanks!
2. Will you send a picture of you and your companion together? Sí
3. Did you get your scriptures from Theron? Sí
4. Have you been healthy? Sí-ish... Lets just say I´m grateful for the digestive vitamins ;) haha
5. How is the workout facility there? It reminds me of a gym Arnold would´ve worked out in like 25 years ago, but less weight.
6. Tell me about your daily schedule. I already told dad, and I don´t have much time... haha
7. Do you have "school" on Saturday also? Sí, muchas school er´day except Sunday.
8. What is your Sunday schedule like? Ummm... Breakfast, personal study, priesthood, sacrament, study, lunch, meetings, devo, dinner, devo, devo, district devo, bedtime.
9. Do you get to go onto the Temple grounds? Not yet. Next week I think.
10. How's Mexico? Its really rainy (which I really like!) and really, not too hot! It´s bien!

E. Farley & E. Clark

Lake Powell will be way fun! Thats awesome! And your treats just allow us to become better friends with the other Elders! haha
(As for the Investigators at the MTC) They tell us they´re real, but I don´t pay no heed! haha. But the investigators are alright... They turned out to be our teachers! haha. PLOT TWIST!! haha.
All that about my mission sounds great! I´m excited to get there! Thanks!
Sounds like you guys are having a good time going to different places! Thats way cool! And Caiside is a funny little girl! haha

But I have to hurry up and get off here! I love you and am so happy to be out here! Keep doing all that you do! You´re the absolute best mom I could ever have!

Elder Brian Farley

Our District Poster

Hey Dad,

Week two is a lot better than week 1!  I´ve learned quite a bit already and I´m teaching decently! haha. But I know I´ll get it sooner or later. The more I learn, the easier it is to learn more! So thats good! German still seems so much easier to me though haha. I really can´t wait to get this language down though! I Can´t wait to go out in the field and start teaching! 

Thats way awesome that the North won though! I´m glad Logan did well, but it stinks that Kyle got hurt. He will be ok though. It wouldve been fun to play out there, but this is where I´m supposed to be. 

I´m glad you and mom are still doing your best to read and pray together! It definitely strengthens families and I know we´ll all be strengthened together as a family for staying dedicated and obedient. Keep up all that you do. I´m so grateful that you´re my dad and that I have your example to follow in my life. You are the best dad anyone could ask for. I love you, dad.

Your son and missionary,

Elder Brian Farley

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The MTC Life....Costco Pizza?!?? Nice.

Elder Farley
Hi Mom and Dad!

 Elder Clark De Donde es Indiana y his first name is Tyson! He´s pretty funny!
 I´m in district 4B (I call it district 4Behold haha)
 Two of the elders in my district are going to Carlsbad as well as Elder Clark! Elder Schow and Elder Winterhalter! They are all way cool!

But this last week has been fast, yet suuuuuuuppppeerrrr slow.  Spanish is actually pretty tough, but I´m getting the hang of it. I´m just going to continue to be faithful and happy, and I know I´ll learn it sooner or later! But the Elders in my District are cool and I get along with them all just fine! It´s definitely a lot of work, but I can feel the joy in the work, and I know it´s going to be even better in the field! The beds are fine, the food isn´t bad (costco pizza on Tuesdays!!), and overall, I think I´ll survive 5 more weeks of this, haha. But
I´m trying my hardest to learn and grow here, and I think I´ll be doing great by the end of my stay here!

So I have to warn you that I´m using a Spanish Keyboard, so it may be doing some weird things, haha! But
I´ve felt the spirit a lot at some of the devotionals here! It´s like EFY, but way more strict (not necessarily in a bad way), more spiritual, more tough, and there is more to learn! But on Sunday we were talking about baptism, and one Elder asked what happens if someone drowns while getting baptized, and another Elder said that that´s a slingshot to the Celestial Kingdom, haha! It´s horrible, but pretty funny. There aren´t really many other stories to talk about other than that. Just a lot of learning. But I´ve already talked to Braden a few times and I talked to Theron today! I´ll get my scriptures pretty soon! We are also on the third lesson with our "investigator." We speak total Spanglish with him, haha! But it´s all good.

It´s fun here, yet a little overwhelming, but I know that Heavenly Father will strengthen me and that He already has a lot! I know that this gospel is true and that it brings the ultimate happiness to everyone! I love you and hope all is well!

Elder Brian Farley

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mexico City is huge and ghetto, but it's still pretty awesome!

I made it!!! So late, so many delays, but soooooo much fun!! I'm super stoked! Mexico City is huge and ghetto, but it's still pretty awesome! So breakfast is at 7:00, so I'll give you a quick run down of what happened.
After I got off the phone with you, I got lunch and went to the bathroom (opposite order, but whatever) and I got to know Elder Anderson and Elder Jones! They're both cool! I hope my companion, Elder Clark, is cool too! But anyway, our plane got there at like 4:00 and we got on only to wait until 6:30 to be told to go to a totally different gate and wait there until 7:50! That plane finally left at like 8:40 and we got to Mexico at 10:45, through customs, and got our bags by 11:45! We got to the MTC (or CCM) at about 12:30, then got all our keys and what not, and now it's 1 AM!! I don't care that it's late, because I'm so excited!!
But I should probably get to bed! I love you and am so excited for these next two years!!
Elder Farley #2 haha;)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Off to the Mexico MTC

After a few bumps in the road with the Wonderful Great Lakes Airlines, Brian has departed for the MTC in Mexico City. He will spend the next six weeks learning Spanish and studying the Gospel preparing to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Spanish speaking people of the California Carlsbad Mission! We will miss him and look forward to that first email/letter home and especially to the Christmas Day Skype call from both of our boys/Missionaries!! 5 months and 8 days! Love those boys!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ready to Serve!

Open House - Farewell

Brian Farley is soon to be Elder Brian Farley! He reports to the Mexico MTC on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014!  He is excited for this new chapter in his life!!

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