Monday, May 26, 2014

Things Our Missionary Wonders About Back Home

How Lebron and the Heat are Doing.

Heat rally late, beat Pacers 99-87 in Game 3

MIAMI (AP) -- Down by 15 early, the Miami Heat could have hit the panic button.

LeBron James

Instead, they found a way to move within two wins of another trip to the NBA Finals.

LeBron James scored 26 points, Dwyane Wadeadded 23 and the Heat shook off a horrid start to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-87 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, taking a 2-1 lead and breaking a back-and-forth trend in the rivalry. The teams had alternated wins and losses in 13 straight meetings - until now.

Photos from Peru This Week - 5-26-2014

Campo Santo. Its in a city called Yungay outside of Huaraz

There was a massive earthquake here years ago and It wiped out the entire city. I am sitting on a giant tower that is a cemetery where they buried the bodies, at least the ones they could find. Then they just put a statue of Christ on top. Campo Santo means holy field or holy ground.

Monday, May 5, 2014

More Letters

Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 10:45:22 -0500

Dear Elder,

If you haven't read Seth's email, go read it right now!!! I promised your brother I wouldn't say anything!! You have to read his first.

You're going to be so proud of him. He told everyone in his testimony yesterday how much of an example his big brother has been to him. It's true. Jaren, you may not realize it, but you are the best influence on your brothers. I gave Grant a haircut yesterday morning and asked how short he wanted it. He said, "Ummmm I want it Jaren short." It just goes to show you how much the think about you. Speaking of Grant. He was playing catch on Saturday after a Ward service project and came down on his arm weird. He's at the Dr's office this morning. We're hoping it's not broken. It wasn't like the time when Drake hit your arm in football in the 9th grade. But worse than a sprain.

I ordained Seth to be an Elder yesterday! It was so much fun!! I'm so glad to have two Melchizedek Priesthood holders in our family now!!! Of course I have to wait 2 1/2 years for them to both be under the same roof. I can wait. :)

How are things there?? Did you have your baptisms on Saturday? Are there any new investigators that you're working with? I'll send some pictures of Seth's "Call Opening"

Grandma Polly comes in today. She's really bad off. She can't remember any of us except for your mom. Grandma Karen is coming tomorrow. Uncle Jeff passed a kidney stone over the weekend and he's suffering some complications. So, I don't know if he'll be able to make it out for the Graduation. Joel and family will be here on Thursday.

Let's plan on Skyping at 1:00 your time, which I think is 1:00 our time too!! I'll have to send you the account later today. Sorry!!!

I love you so much and great things that you are doing for our Lord!!!

¡Ámele hijo!


Hey dad! Yeah I read Seth´s email. Holy crap I am so emotional. My companion is pretty excited to because he´s a Mexican. Haha! I am so proud of Seth and all my brothers. We did have our baptisms on Saturday! Hermana Teresa and Fabian, her son. Her husband is a harder case but we haven’t given up on him yet. I am excited because this week, President Waddell from the first quorum of the seventy that is the 2nd counselor in the area suramerica noreoeste of the church is going to come and teach all the missionaries this week. He gave a prayer in this last conference but I don´t remember what session. then Sunday I skype home! 1 o’clock my time sounds great. That will work best for me if you all can make it work for you. I sure love you dad.

Elder J. Hackleman

This weeks Baptism

Mom is Deaf so I learned how to sign in Spanish so I could teach her.
Mom and son got Baptized

Seth's Mission Call

Dear Elder Hackleman:

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Mexico Veracruz Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months.

You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It finally got here Jaren:) I can't even begin to describe how excited I am. Mom has pictures of me opening it that I think she is going to send you. We can both Hable Espanol!!!! Lechuga Con Queso!!! If you know what I'm sayin!

I love you buddy, thank you for your example. I'll see ya on the other side ;)

Love Seth (Elder Hackleman)

P.S. I was ordained an Elder at church today

SSSSEEETTTHHHHH!!!!!! I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF! Everyone in this clanking internet place right now is looking at me because I am jumping up and down. My companion is from mexico. He says that mission is awesome because it is on the gulf of mexico! Vamos a hablar español todos los dias! Nadie nos va entender! Lechuga con queso para siempre!!!!! Seth I am so proud of you. I am so excited and sad at the same time because it will be a while before we see each other again but I know what we are doing is right, I am so proud of you buddy. See you in a few days to talk more!

Elder J. Hackleman

(I decided I better start putting at least my first initial. I wont be the only one for very long =) )