Monday, June 29, 2015

Camiri Transfer

In case you are wondering why I haven´t written yet, it´s because today is not P day. Yesterday we recieved transfers (they are usually Tuesday) and so we today we did transfers in the morning. Strangely enough, I got transfered. I am going to Camiri, a small town in Bolivia, there are only 4 missionaries there. I will be the senior companion and my companion will be Elder Gonzales. I will leave tomorrow for a 5-6 hour bus ride to Camiri. I suspect being there until November or December. I just hope that the house is nice. 

It´s sad to see Grandma Gilbert go, but when I saw here on mother´s day I knew she was about ready to go. But I know that the families are forever and we will see her again. Grandma Gilbert was always talking about that day when she'd go (isn´t that why Dave bought her green bananas). I guess the good thing is that now all the relatives can come to the funeral without grandma gilbert making a fuss.

Looks like Bear Lake was fun, its funny the story about Shaun´s kids. That about sums up the Miller side of the family.

This week we found a lot of good people to teach, but now I am going to another area, it always seems to work out that way.

This week I had some fun chasing down some dogs. The dogs of the elders quorum president got away and so we had to chase them down. Lets just say there are a lot of dogs that look the same. And I got to show my companion some skill that I had acquired with animal control.

Take Care, next week I will be writing from Camiri (Pronounced kah-me-¨d¨.)

Elder Gilbert

Monday, June 22, 2015

Doing Fine


This week we had a good week. We found a miraclous person, but I will have to tell you next week because the internet is soo slow and I don´t have much time now. 

Sounds like you´ll have a fun time at the Bear Lake reunion. And there will surley be people that will ask how I am doing. Just tell them I am doing fine and something funny.

Anyway, I promise write a fully detailed email next week.

Thanks y con much amor 
Elder Gilbert

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fell Down Like a Log

Sounds like a wild time in Cedar City, hope everyone recovers from the race. 

This week I did some interesting things. 

We did a service project this week. We literally moved a house. There is a less active member in the ward who needed to move her kiosk where she sells food. So the whole zone of missionaries came (16 people) to move the house. It was soo heavy because it was made of metal. I about busted a guset trying to lift it up, but we got into place after 6 attempts. To add to the fun, it was raining all day this day and so we did in with rain and in the mud.

I also fell down this week. We were leaving a house and there was a stream of water surrounding it and so I jumped on a rock but it slipped and tried to recover but I just fell down like a log while throwing my scriptures on the dirt so they wouldn´t get wet. I had mud all over one side of me. My companion thought it was funny. 

Something else new: we had ward council in a bus because there was soo much rain that President Rocha (of the quorum of elders) couldn´t make it in his wheelchair to the usually designated spot.

And also the bus that usually carries us to the church changed routes and so we almost ended up in Plan 3000 (a different area in Santa Cruz). Had to walk a little ways to church. 

Well it is time for me to go again, love and smiles 

Elder Gilbert

Monday, June 8, 2015


Thanks for the Birthday package. My companions got a kick out of the card, because it was so high tech. They have never seen anything like it before.

We had a jolly good week. We are continuing to find new investigators and teaching.

Wednesday, I went on excanges with Elder Peña the Zone Leader. He decided to try something new to find new investigators and so he carried around baptism clothing and asked people what they thought it was, or or put it on them to see if it would fit. Some thought it was doctors clothes and such, but it was interesting to try. It reminded me of something Natalie´s friend would do (I don´t remember her name but she like pòetry and went to Korea)

On Thursday, we went shopping on Cumavi. The Cumavi is a big avenue and every Thursday there is a peach days booth/swap meet thing that they set up (Just 50 times bigger and 50 times more rip-offs). They sell used American clothing (the kind of stuff you usually send to the DI. In case you were wondering where your charity donations of clothing go in third world countries)  and we got permission to go and buy some clothes for winter. The funny thing was that my companions bought some clothes in while it was somewhat dark and when we got home they found out they had bought a  dark green women´s coat. And that the pants they bought were brownish-red. Thankfully I didn´t buy anything, but the latinos learned not to buy stuff in the dark.

Friday, I got my Bolivian identification card, so now I am officially Bolivian now.

Hope you all have a good week. Sounds like the Summer Games are just around the corner so, Let the Games Begin!

Love ¨

Elder Gilbert

Monday, June 1, 2015

Welcome to Winter

Welcome to Winter!

Strange to look at your pictures while it´s getting colder here (about 65 degrees-March weather in Utah). The thing is that there is so much rain and humidity that it feels cold. The two coldest weeks of the year will get here in June.

This week the Family Cruz got baptized. I would send pictures but it will just put more viruses on my memory. But it was a good experience and the hermana Sonia gave a powerful testimony about how she had a dream with her brother that had passed away telling her to get baptized. So that was pretty neat.

Tuesday, we painted a shed that a less active member owns and then the President of the Quorom of Elders invited us over for lunch. Turned out it was for my birthday. So I had a birthday lunch. He reminds me a lot like Grandma Miller in that when he gets an idea, he wants to do it (He is in a wheel chair so he spends a lot of time thinking about these things). He is always trying to feed us.

Today for p-day we are going to go play wally. It is like volleyball and racket ball put togther. It is just like volleyball except you can play off walls and the ceiling except the backwall. 

Well that is the short clip for today I hope you enjoy the summer vacation!

Love Elder Gilbert