Saturday, December 19, 2015

December 19. 2015

I love my p-day on Saturdays, I love the office too! Yes I'm in the office right now, and I still knock doors everyday even if I'm in the office for 3/4 of the day. MOM GUESS WHAT!? Remember Mildred from Guacimo?? My first baptism???? Her and her husband are going to get sealed on the 23rd!! Elder Dale and I are going to the temple with them to see them get sealed!!! Best Christmas ever! Guess what else...Being the migration secretary, I put in all of the release dates for every missionary, including mine! My release date is October 4th. Crazy right?
Mom, Ive been getting into a bit of Family Search stuff.  I found that my 14th great aunt named Mary Tudor from your side of the family was the Queen of France. Her father was King Henry the Vlll!  It's the Miller side. So it comes through your blood! haha.. Also A girl named Sarah Wildes. You can look her up on google. She was hung in Massachusets for being accused for witchcraft as part of the Salem witch trials!! Also, my 5th cousin 8 times removed....ELVIS PRESLEY!! haha
now I know where the music comes from;) haha
Just so everyone knows! I will be skyping at 4:00pm YOUR TIME on Christmas. So for me it would be 5:00. I love you all!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
The Lady took the shot when my eyes were closed. Nice huh? haha


Christmas Caroling!


Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 12, 2015

Hello There Everyone!
 Having P-Day on Saturday is so different! I hope that you can get use to it because its going to be like this for a LONG time! haha
Well, Like I said on Monday, I am now in the office as the new Migration Secretary. I'm learning things that I didn't even know existed! President told me the specific reasons why I'm the Migration Secretary. He said it's because I'm organized, loving, patient, and my Spanish is better than most of the Americans!! ( the patience part I doubt;) haha
My Companion is Elder Kepo´o. He is from Hawaii!! He is sick, I have known him for a while because I was in Zone Escazu for 6 months with them when I was in Santa Ana. He will be training me for the next 8 weeks. I am going to learn and mess up a lot, but I am also going to learn. I love being in the office, I don't know why. I think it is because there is Air Conditioning here!! haha No but I get to talk to all of the missionaries and President, and hang out with the assistants. 
Let me tell you about my first couple of days!
Monday- First day of training and interview with President Laboriel.
Tuesday- Second day of training and we had to pick up an Elder that was getting sent home. We slept in the Assistants house and woke up at 4 in the morning!
Wednesday- We took the Elder To the Airport! It was weird!!!!!!!!!! Watching the Elder wave goodbye to us was a bit sad. We went to San Jose and slept in the house of the other Secretaries.
Thursday- We woke up at 2 am and took all of the Elders and Sisters that finished their missions to the Airport! Sister Gibson was included in that group. I watched them all wave goodbye and excited to see their families. 
Friday- We waited in 2 banks to deposit some money and went to the lawyers office and gave them all of the receipts and cancellation forms and stuff. Then we worked in our area. 
And now today is my P-Day. One of the recent converts named Nixo (who I visited one time with Elder Kepo´o on divisions when I was in Santa Ana) took us up on top of the mountain of Escazu! We at lunch and took a nap on top! But we walked ALOT!!!!!
It is very interesting here, but I love it!
I will be skyping on the 25th AGAIN! haha I will let you know next week at what time we will do it. I love you all! Have  great Week!!

Mountain hike!

Mountain hike!



Mountain and My companion as Joseph Smith!!

This is part of my family tree! ME, my son, and my grandson!!

Crazy guys!

Companionship of Four

Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7, 2015

WOW DO I HAVE A BIG STORY! SO TODAY WAS CHANGES! The Zone Leaders called me yesterday and told me to be in the office with my shoes shined and my suit coat at 7:00 in the morning with my bags packed!!! They told me that I would have an interview with President Laboriel this morning. So I packed my bags and this morning we went to the office and President gave me an interview. He asked me how I was doing and if I felt happy. THEN he said to me, "Elder Black, the reason for this interview is because I trust you a lot, and I want you to be my new Secretary"!!!!!!!!!! GUESS WHO IS THE NEW MIGRATION SECRETARY?????? THIS GUY!!  he said to me, "Welcome to my circle of trust!!" It was crazy! So yes, I am now an office man! haha I am in charge of passports and the migration of the new and old missionaries! CRAZY RIGHT?? So my new Area is Escazu!! Right next to Santa Ana!!! It's going to be a lot of work and stress so pray for me! I'm not in Santo Domingo anymore. ACTUALLY, I am going to be a GRANDPA!! Elder Serrano is going to train...Don't ask me why, ask God! haha
Actually, This week I helped Diego, Roy and Cinthya's son to get baptized on Saturday! So we had a baptism on Saturday! It was so great!! I will send pics. 
I don't have a lot of time to write today! but I love you all! 

Elder Black
Secretario de Migracion
Mision Costa Rica, San Jose Oeste
Roy and Cynthia and their son, Diego

Elder Branham

Sister Missionaries

Elder Muniz from Payson, UT

Diego's Baptism

Hermana Gibson is going home

Elder Black and Elder Stott

Office Life!!!!