Friday, December 23, 2016

Week 63 in Pangai for Christmas

Happy Birthday Taylor! 20 years old this week

Hey Mom, I'm doing good. Its crazy to me to think that I'm twenty tomorrow. Still don't really believe it. I'll be here in Pangai for christmas. I don't have any idea when I will skype though, could be on friday, saturday, or sunday for you guys. Its hard cuz its not my area, I'm basically just depending on the zones here. Also, transfers are on christmas day, and so I dont know if we are going to be able to skype on monday(your christmas) or not since people might be moving, in that case we'll probably try to skype on christmas eve for us, the 23rd for you guys. Who knows. Just be ready haha. I miss christmas back home. Next year is going to be the best. 

Hey Dad,  I'm doing good. I was happy to hear about the shyba game and you calling out play names that dont exist during the game. I miss stuff like that. Everyone says that sister Pupunu has sister Reids personality (who's freaking awesome, who I was in Eua with) I've been wanting to meet her for a while now, but shes in Vava'u so not yet. I'm doing better, not sick but still feel weird. I was in Ha'afeva the last two days with Elder Gardiner and its been way fun. I dont know if you know who he is or not, but hes in my intake, hes way cool and we think the same way about stuff, business and ideas and so on.. so its been really fun the past couple of days. Gardiners from vernal, and has grown up going to Flaming Gorge also. 

This last transfer has been by far my hardest transfer on the whole mission.  Its been so frustrating. My companion gets angry faster than anyone I've ever met. I've learned more humility and patience this transfer alone than I think I have in the past two years. I wish I would've had this transfer before I was a leader because now I handle things entirely differently than how I used to. I'm ready for a  transfer. Anyway, I cant wait to hear about the Christmas day ping pong tournament, Dad you better win again. 
I cant wait to skype. Its going to be so nice. 
Love you, Tay


  1. Nothing gets you down for long Elder DeSpain! I so admire your positive attitude and your ability to learn from challenging circumstances. You are always in our prayers!! Merry Christmas!!!! Love Sister Jones Morton

  2. Love you and admire how you learn from situations!! Happy birthday and merry Christmas!!