Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Hey everyone! Well first I just want to say Congrats to Chase Lima for getting his mission call to Chili! You are going to be the best missionary man! So this week was pretty good. Except that I got a little sick. Elder Ola and I had to be in the house for 2 days because we were both throwing up all day. So that was kind of sad. But onto some really good news we have a baptism this week! Maybe two! So I am so excited for that! It's going to be my comps first one!!! So he is really excited! I think he is going to perform the baptism as well! So this Sunday was super crazy. Right as we were about to start the sacrament meeting the Branch President told me that I had to give a talk (15 minutes). So I had to come up with a talk in like 2 minutes. And then after that he told me that I am the Elders Quorum President so I had to give that lesson too. Out of the manual with 0 time to prepare. But the rest of the day was pretty fun! We got to kill a chicken and eat it that same day! I'll try to send some pictures of it hahaha! Also we have another investigator who was touched by the spirit and wants to get baptized as soon as possible! She just has to get married first to do it.. She said she decided the church was true while we were singing the hymn "Yo se que vive mi seƱor." She started crying and said "I now know that this church is true." How cool is that! I was so dang happy! Also my comp got proposed to and that was the funniest thing that I have ever seen! He didn't know what to say and just to make him feel awkward I said, "Well Elder, are you going to marry her?" And he just looks at me and says in English ¨I promise IM going to kill you" I was laughing so hard! We ended up telling her no and just left the lesson! Well I love all of you so much! Gotta run!

Love Elder Hess

Saturday, April 18, 2015


Hola Guapos! Estoy infermo.... creo que tengo algo se llama Guapisimo! hahah If you understand that it's just a joke. Well I'm living the Copan Dream guys!! It's so cool down here! I love it! I'm starting to get really close to all the members! Which is not that hard cause there are only 35. So something crazy is that I'm the first Counselor in the Branch. I do all the tithing slips, fast offerings, clean the church, sign temple recommends (Yeah..), and have to visit all the members if the bishop says so. The people from the stake came up and gave me a HUGE run down on all the things I have to do. Also, Elder Ola and I were in a lesson and our phone rang and it was a 801 number. I was like ¨Oh my gosh Thomas S. Monson is calling¨ anyways I answered the phone and the church was calling me because I did a transaction that was off by less than a penny. They wanted to make sure that I wasn't stealing anything and that we need to find the money. So I just pulled a little coin out of my pocket that was worth about a penny and made another transaction to make Salt Lake Happy... Yeah, this church does not mess around. It is honestly perfect. I LOVE IT!! Well I'm loving the work down here guys! Oh yeah something that happened that was so funny is that I saw this drunk guy passed out in the street and then all of a sudden two kids ran up to him and started peeing on him hahahhahahaha! I laughed so hard. SO that happened. Well I love you all!! I'll update you on our investigators next week!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGAN!!!!!! How old are you Turning?? Nine?? HAHA Ryan and I thought you were eight years old for about half of your life haha! Love you Meg!! Alright so I'm going to start off this Email by saying this place is so dang pretty... Like I feel like I am serving in some little town in Spain. It is so pretty! I have 0 pictures though because my comp also does not have a camera so that's just great. But maybe you guys can just search it on Google. It love it here. There are also 90837 Americans down here on Vacation. So that's super weird haha. I even heard one of them say "Oh my gosh they're down here too" hahaha I thought that was awesome! So where I am serving is everyone's dream area in this mission because it is just such a cool little town. The church is a little house that we go to and there are about 25 members who come on Sundays. The only bad thing is that the work is kind of dead. But were going to see if we can turn that around! Also my comp is awesome! He is from the States so that is super cool! He is from Idaho and loves Sports! SO we have a lot to talk about in the Streets hahaha! Also saying goodbye in my last area was really hard. I was there for six months. It was starting to feel like my home while I was there. But I know that this place here is going to start feeling the same. Also I loved Conference!!! As a missionary you're just glued to the TV like your watching the Super Bowl, or any Jazz game! I loved all of it! Oh yeah and here it's up in the mountains so the weather is so nice!! Like I'm not even Hot!!! WOOOOO! And the best thing ever is that we have Hot water... Yes, I about cried when I first touched the hot water with my hand hahaha! Que Rico. Well I have to go now but I love all of you!!

Love Elder Hess