Monday, February 22, 2010

New picture, New Video

So, Elder Guthrie has been out nearly a year, and he is finally learning that what makes a missionary mom/dad/grandma/aunt/etc happy is seeing pictures of their missionary. Not just missionary pictures...but pictures of the missionary.
Better late than never, he has learned that lesson. Here are Elder Guthrie's gifts to us this week. Enjoy!

I've Done it Again!

Remember when I got the first call from Pres Cox, way back when Jordy first left for his mission? It came as a response to a letter I wrote to Pres and Sis Cox introducing our family to them. I guess I may have sounded a little frightened for Jordy to be going to a country with so much bad stuff going on. (Let's just say I am glad he is FAR from the border!) Anyway, I got that call and it made me feel so much better.
Fast forward to last night/this morning around 4am. Randy's cell phone starts to ring and every time he would answer it, the reception was so poor the call would be lost. Once he heard just enough to know that it sounded like someone speaking Spanish. Great! So we jump into action.
Fast forward to this morning, around ten, phone rings. Caller ID says, California Call, and I am pretty sure it is Pres Cox. Seems he got a call from his daughter and she tells him to check his blog because a missionary mom really needed a call.
The good news is that Pres Cox tells me that Elder Guthrie is doing really great, that "he has the language" and is doing a wonderful job. Thank the Lord!
Oh, the REST OF THE STORY is that Deena did some snooping and it appears the car originated from Kenya.....go figure!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Olympics 2014.....Broom Balancing?

Elder Guthrie didn't have much time to chat today. He is a little stressed out while adjusting to his Senior companion duties, but he still sounds upbeat and enjoyed "talking" to Katie about what's going on with all his favorite sports teams.
He had a baptism this week and sent a picture, which is always good. I will also attempt to add a short video. Hopefully it will work and you can see for yourself what a talented son I have.
mm to Elder Jordy Guthrie

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stranger Things Have Happened....

These are for Elder Guthrie. He has missed the Great Snow of 2010 on Harkers Island...but here are some pictures. Have a wonderful, SAFE week, Elder Guthrie, and remember, YOUR MAMA LOVES YOU!

PS...I threw one in of Jake because you love him so much, and the one of Katie and Devon is just to make Katie mad...and because I think it is a good picture of your sister (though she won't agree, but what's new?)
And remember, be obedient and BE SAFE!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Brand New Area to Conquer!

Elder Guthrie didn't have much time today. If there is one thing this missionary mom has learned it is that the life a missionary doesn't have much down time!
As you will see when you read his post, he has just had "a change". Here's what Jordy had to say....

Well I’ve got some new information for you..... Right now I’m in Aguas Calientes, I’ve had changes, they told me last night at about 9 pm. Of the six elders in my district, 4 had changes..... I am now in an area called Colinas as senior companion. I haven’t met my new comp yet, I hear he has about 4 months in the mission. He is from Mexico. Elder Mouritsen also has changes, I’m not really sure where he went but he is also a senior companion. His companion came with me to Aguas but is in the other zone. Elder Ray is going to get a kid, fresh out of the MTC or CCM. There was a lot of changes in the district. I’m a little nervous about being senior comp and all, but oh well, at least I get to carry around the cell phone. They told me to be at the bus station in Leon at 1030 in the morning so I was up a while packing. Really I didn’t want changes. The president told me I’d be junior for another change, and that I was staying with Elder Ray, but I guess we see how that worked out. We'll see how it goes, really I’m not all that sure about the way things are going to turn out with me making the decisions and all that jazz, but we'll see.

It’s 430 right now and we have a junta at 5 so I wont be able to write much, It’s really a weird thing, I haven’t met my new comp yet but he is here somewhere. It’s really going to be weird being senior, before, if anything happened it was HIS fault, now itss the other way around. I’m just going to try and do what I can and it should all work out. I got a promotion kind of quick, 10 months and here I am. Not bad for a white boy. My old district leader, when he saw that I was nervous, told me "you are ready, if you ever get where you don’t know what to do, you can say what I always like to say, “ I’m a representative of Jesus Christ." That actually helped a lot, I guess I have more things pulling for me than I realized.

Not much time left, this was a throw together time to write. I’m actually pretty excited, now I get to decide if we get to the house on time, and things like that. I really don’t know anything about the new area, haven’t even gone there yet. It’s supposed to be a pretty good area, it’s kind of in the city where all the stores are and things like that.... I’ll have a lot of pics for next week, promise

I love you all.

Elder Guthrie