Monday, April 30, 2012


We had a baptism this week; it was so awesome.  He is 18 and he gave a great testimony at the end.  It was so powerful and his whole family is so elect.  His mom is already finished with the Book of Mormon and she has only been a member of 2 months.  They are awesome, the Bulabon family.  My comp is good we are trying to to push ourselves and keep the work progressing and I love it here but I'm the only American over on this side. I do miss seeing some of the American Elders but I love it here.  I'm starting to get this new language down, I know I still probably sound like a retard but its a cool language. The people are more humble here because its a small fishing city.
That's awesome about Taylor and hum...boy bands are back huh? hahah wow I wonder how long they will last?  Tell the girls to have fun but they should focus on something that is a little more meaningful then a boy band, sorry I sound like a preacher but it's true.
Chris way to go about the highjump we trained you well in the living room didn't we? with all the pillows and the broomstick haha. keep on practicing with those pillows and broomstick hahah and keep on having fun.

Way to go about the priesthood Luke, that's all that really matters.  Maybe do a big lake trip the lake for graduation, the lake never fails.

Honestly mom, all I want when I get home is a big dinner with everyone there and a family home evening where we sing the prophet song and we all laugh at Chris and his lesson or we will watch the classic rattlesnake Indian movie that dad loves and then we can have bunny tracks and cereal and then play cards.  Then I will be completely satisfied.  Oh and I want to go swim as a family in the back yard and do all the pool games.  I love our home, you have no idea, mom thank you so much.  I will never forget our home and you and Dad and Katie, Aaron, Parker, Luke, Dana, all are my family and I'm so lucky that you are my eternal family.  I wouldn't want it any other way; so sorry if you all are stuck with me but that's the way it is, I love you all.

I cant wait to see you but I still have 3 months of work but then you guys better to get ready to swim.  The beach here kills me everytime I get close I just want to dive right in; so all I'm saying is just get ready to swim.  Oh and one more thing that would be nice is for you to schedule a dentist appointment so when I get back I can get my grill fixed because I look like a fool, hahah

elder heywood

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Sounds like a fun Easter dinner.  Can't believe I will miss the big wedding gosh dang but take some pictures and send them if you don't I will not come home.  I will just stay here and marry here and live here.  So send pictures!

Conference was so good, I had a great time and they were the most awesome talks.  Wow, I wish I could watch it again but the computers stink and its not possible.  It would take a year to download it again.

Thank you for the package so much, you're the best mom.  Thanks for marshmallows.  I do like the food here but it is nothing like American, the best.  Don't know how you know my date when I'm not sure about when we get home.   The mission is not organized  and they don't tell the missionaries anything, so I don't know.  I know I just have a little more then 3 months left.  Nathan is there? and Taylor is coming home? oh how I miss those guys.

I hope Grover can win one that would be awesome he deserves it, tell him hi for me if you can...I miss that guy.

As for me, I'm good don't need too much.  I'm just trying to enjoy and have fun and push and trying to have no regrets.

thank you family,
elder heywood

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Hey family,
So how is everyone doing? Sounds like you had fun in Havasupi and tell Shaun hello for me.  
Sorry I didn't email this pday.  Yesterday, the office elders said, "Hey come to Bacolod for a surprise."  So every missionary came to Bacolod and we are the furthest area and so we left a 5 am and got there at 11:30.  When we get there and they said that's awesome you came here, we are switching out your cellphone sim cards.  Really, we wasted our entire pday, canceled a fhe with a family just to go to Bacolod and get a new sim card?  The thing is next week we have zone conference so they will be coming over here for that.  We  couldn't just wait a week.  Gosh, we got back around 8:30 pm so I emailed everyone except you.  I don't like rushing the email to the family.  I love the people here so much, but sorry I am venting on the office elders, a bunch of fools.  We just found out that are new president will be coming in on July 1 and he is from Hawaii.   I hope he can change this mission around. and find the balance of the best hardworking mission but also have a little fun every once in awhile.

We had 3 baptisms this Saturday.  It was awesome, the family is amazing.  The Sapatalo family, the brother was a member that Elder Pajes and Elder Mayer rescued.  They got him to come back to church so then we have been teaching the wife and his 2 kids that are 11 and 10.  It was so great and the branch here is awesome and way fun.  It is the people that keep me going and keep me in high spirits.  I love this branch, I know I have only been here for 3 weeks but I enjoy it so much.  I hope this will be my last area and me and Elder Pajes can go one more transfer together.  We are teaching some other people also who have a date for April 21.  Sister Jesa Lo and Brother Jeston Bulabon and then a part member family Brother Mark Hino-o these people are so elect, hopefully we can keep on making everything roll. 

Keep on thinking about what you guys want me to bring home.  Think like when we were in Hawaii and the stuff there but more islandy and original.  Remember on Maui when we went to that big outside ramada thing where there was a bunch of native would be things like that.  Yes, they have knock off toms but tell Dana to get something else.  I will find Nativities for you and Katie.

Baptism Party


Baptism Feast

Love you guys,
elder heywood