Yes, I am related to this hunk! This is Trey Bluemel. He is little Mr. Missionary all the way out in South America. The Chile Vina Del Mar Mission to be exact. He is such a dedicated person! Every letter I get I find myself wanting to be a little better. He "stinks" of goodness when he e-mails us every Monday. I'd like to give you a little sample of an awesome letter we got today: (no editing, you get it in it's original form!)
Dear FamilyMe quedo con Elder Wilson. Well im staying with Elder Wilson. Im Very happy to be staying with him. This last change felt like is was only a week. The time is just passing by way to fast. Were really starting to work with the Branch. The branch President called us this morning with a referencia to pass by. We went on divisions on tuesday night. We shared with less active familys and one of the members that we went with told us that he had not felt the spirit that strong in a long time. We also have a baptisum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They still have to pass there interviews but there is no problems there. There such a golden family. There getting married tuesday and will be baptised this saturday.
Wed. i had to go on intercambios with Ovalle norte. We had to walk to some investigators that they have. It was a 3 hour round trip of walking. There are no busses that go out there. The people their teaching out there are golden but it is so much walking. We started to teach rosa the plan of salvation but after a couple of questions she really wanted to know how she can grow here faith. So we shared how she can do that through baptism. We invited her to be baptised. She told us that she will have to think about it.
Thursday we shared with Jose luis. He is just so golden. They read and pray as a family. Any Elder Could baptise his family, There just so choose.
Friday we had a sweet lesson with jim. We asked him what he really wanted in this life. He told us that he just wanted to stop doing so bad habits that he had. We went on to share about la restauracion and a focus on baptism. We used alot of scriptures and at the end of the lesson we put a date to be baptised on the 17 of march.
Saturday we went to a baptisum in ovalle norte. Very little people attended so im glad that we came and supported them. That night we shared with a family and talked about the women at the well. We talked about how going to church can help them clench there thrist. How they can have a rest from all the worries of the world in church. The mom and daughters went to church but the dad did not come to church for some reason. Ill guess that we will find out tonight. We also went to a members house and did a practice on how we share the book of mormon with our investigators.
Sunday we went to baptisum in Monte Patria. They DID IT IN A RIVER. All the zone came and watched. It was sweet to see some one baptised in a river.
This week i was studying in alma 32. I was reading verse 34 were it says we dont have faith. Thinking for a second i realized that when we have lived a comandment and know it good for us we lose our faith in living that because we know it is good for us. Which goes back to verse 21. Then i taught how i could apply this to my life and the life of the people that i was teaching. The Book of mormon has all the anwsers.
Thats all i have for this week. I love and pray for all of you.
Love Elder Buemel
Did you catch how many times he says "golden?" That can't be true! I think he just has the most amazing attitude. Sharing something really special with others is not an easy thing at all. Although it is a great conviction to share something that means more to you than anything else, and you'd like others to have the chance to check it out and see for themselves....it's still hard. I am sure his days are tough, filled with frequent rejection, missed appointments, and fatigue. But he is having the time of his life! Everybody needs to experience something like this, going out for an extended time, as long as they can, and dedicated themselves to helping others. This is something that definitely impacts you for life! I think about mine all the time, motivates me to remember to keep doing looking for ways to help and not consider my part, "done." It is never done....
Look at that view!!!! Oh! Love that little apartment, looks like a neat place to live.
I wonder if our kids will ever wonder why most of the time mom and dad make silly faces in their pictures....
funeral potatoes, and some salad.
Cutting my hair is becoming one of my favorite habits. I grow it out a little and then cut it! So, I did it again just recently!
I have repeatedly tried to take up running and failed. So annoying. This last summer, I decided I was no longer going to accept the idea that I couldn't run! And I was going to be like the train and say, "I KNOW I CAN." And I did, I really started to ENJOY running. It is one of the most gratifying physical activities I do. The only problem is...winter. Yep! Winter! I have not fallen in love with running in the cold yet. So, consequently all my hard work is...gone. But I am getting back into it! I ran all of ONE time last week. I am going to make it two next week, then three, then hopefully be running about 4 days a week. It probably won't be pretty, but on April 7th I am going to run a half marathon with my husband and beauty of a cousin, Jess Kissling. I can't wait. It'll be a good way to break myself in. I plan to run two more and end the summer with my first ever marathon! All this good winter weather is getting me REALLY excited to work out those running shoes again.