Kentucky, Louisville Mission

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dear Lily

Dear Lily,
What's up sucka!  Hows school going?  I drew you a picture of me in Mexico!  Is Jack being a mean guy?  If he is ever mean tell him I'm gunna come back from my mission and give him a wedgie!  How is Taybree?  I learned how to say sister in spanish! Your my hermana! Are you excited for Ashley's wedding?  do you have a dress yet?  Are you happy to get rid of her?  How's Chic-fil-a?  Did you know they don't have any in Mexico!  I'm gunna eat that as soon as I get back to Kentucky!  Love you Lily! Be good!
Love Elder Follett

Week 3-"Go Amongst Thy Brethren, and Bear with Patience Thine Afflictions, and I Will Give Unto You Success."

April 24th
What's up! This week has been another crazy week!  Its been crazy!  Last Friday we were just in the middle of language class and these bull horn sirens started going off and my teachers just yelled vamonos haha so we went out in the middle of the street and were standing there for like 30 seconds when we all just felt the ground move and we looked over and some CCM buses were like shaking!  Turns out there was like a 8.3 earthquake in Mexico City haha there wasn't any damage near us but I think farther south in the city there was some damage.  We asked the teachers and they said that its pretty common here but it was still super exciting.  I guess my companion got a little over excited because a couple days later after gym time I was showering and all the sudden I hear this loud banging on the door and then I hear Pearson yelling EARTHQUAKE!!! haha and it was just the maintenance guys like drilling outside our house haha he's a total goof ball.  Its really super nice place here in the CCM its seriously like a Mexican resort.  There's a huge basketball gym, tennis courts, ping pong tables, a football field, a ton of computer labs, soccer fields haha the only thing we're missing is a hot tub!  It rains a ton almost every night any where between 4 and 7 will just be down pour and it just stops after that so I've been using dad Nike gold sweatshirt coat jacket thing a lot.  I love it here! I seriously thought I would hate it but its so fun.  I am kinda anxious to get to Kentucky though but at the same time I'm nervous to teach real live people.  I did  find your journal entries mom and they are such a huge help to me.  I read them almost every night before I go to bed.  I've been keeping up with my journal writing every  night too so hopefully I'll keep that up!  I was writing in my journal last night and I looked at my watch to see what day it was and it said 23rd and I just said freak! haha its momma's birthday!  I love you so much and hope you had a great day yesterday and just want you to know you are the best mother in the whole world! Tell Lily she shouldn't miss me to much because I'm just a mean nicky!  I miss her a ton and I'll send her a letter but it takes like 2 to 3 weeks to get here.  I finally got that letter you guys sent me on Tuesday!  I was so happy when I saw it!  How was Ashley's endowment?  I wish I could of been there for it!  I'm super excited for her to get married in 2 days but I really really wish I could be there!  Just out of curiosity what happened with my guitar? haha is she being taken care of?  I also need you guys to send me your Skype info like pronto.  I have to turn it in to the tech people or whatever so they know!  Im not sure if you knew this but I found out that I'm Elder Pamphlet haha in Spanish is Folleto (pronounced fojeto) haha so anytime I meet a Hispanic Elder I tell him that's my name and I always get a good laugh out of them.  How's jack doing?  I'm playing so much futbol here by the time I get home I'll be nutmegging him left and right haha!  How's Emma? is she still going to the temple every week?  I loved that picture in the backyard haha I crack up everytime I see it!  I showed everybody and they all thought Emma was my long lost twin or something haha.  If you guys get a chance check out the Mormon message by Quinton L. Cook called "Hope ya know, we had a hard time."  We watched it in class and I just thought it really applied to me and to our family so check that out.  I was studying in the morning one morning and I just couldn't think of what to read for some reason and I just thought in my head "Alma 26:27" and I turned there and it fit so well with my mission and it really strengthened my testimony and gave me so much more support if I ever needed it on my mission.  I love all you guys so so much and hope you have a great week!
Love Elder Follett

Picture of the week....Turns out Nacho Libre just means free nachos haha


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Week 2-"I Will Go and I Will Do"

April 17, 2014
Week 2 has been amazing! So much has happened its hard to remember!  I actually ripped my pants because in one of our study breaks one of the hermanas threw a fruit loop in the air for me to catch in my mouth and I bent over backwards to catch it in my mouth and as soon as I did my pants ripped out haha but I sewed them back up and there good as ever!  This week has been kinda the start of rainy season but its still super hot!  It's like high 90's all day and at about 5 or 6 it just starts pouring rain!  It's super gorgeous here!  Yeah Mexico is a little higher elevation they said Utah is about 4 or 5 thousand feet and Mexico City is like 7 thousand so yeah that's probably why I got such a bad nose bleed!  Here is the picture from the clinica!

My district here seriously feels like my second family and I don't think i'd be doing as good as I am without them!  It's nice to know at least one other person going to Kentucky as well! One of our zone leaders is a guy from Westlake, Utah but he lived in Kentucky like 6 months before his mission and went on splits with the missionaries a lot there and said its super great work and there's a lot of it!  I'm super excited to get out there!  I feel like my Spanish has finally clicked just a little and I'm finally able to say actual sentences and it's helped a lot!  I still have along long way to go thought haha but for two weeks I feel pretty good!  We have been learning a lot lately about how to teach people and not lessons and so we watched a couple of these little videos called 1 in 8 million.  There like little short stories of random people in New York City and its really cool to watch and just see peoples lives and how the lord has blessed or tested them and whether or not they recognize that its the Lord.  I've really gotten into the Book of Mormon like never before and I'm super excited to read it every day.  I hope that that attitude doesn't just last on my mission but I hope I'll be able to continue appreciating it for the rest of my life.  How is everyone doing?  Ashley only has like one more week!  I'm super sad I can't be there and have just been trying not to think about it.  Tell Lily and Emma I miss them a ton and love them!  I really miss jack a ton I wish he could be my companion haha have you guys got a Skype account yet?  I was so happy when I found out I got to see you guys on Mother's Day!  My companion was called as the district leader which is really cool! He is only 18 and he's a great guy but being with someone constantly is super hard but I've just been trying to be super patient and we had a weekly interview with our branch president and he just randomly told me in my interview that sometimes were called to be a Nephi and sometimes we're called to be a Sam and that even though he's not mentioned or he wasn't as important character as Nephi, Sam still received the same blessings from the Lord and so that' kinda been my motivation for the week.  I know its not as cool or as important as being a leader but I'm just trying to keep the spirit with me at all times and not have any contentious thoughts and I know the Lord will bless me. I love  all you guys so much and hope everyone starts to feel better.

One of the hermanas took this picture!  These are the guys in my district!  Me and Pearson are in the middle and Brown is on the left and Virtue is on the right!  Virtue is hilarious he reminds me of Joe Cosby haha were good friends.  Love you all!! Talk to you again next week!
Love Elder Follett

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The CCM in Mexico City

April 2, 2014
We made it to Mexico!  It is super humid here, I'm already sweating! I don't have much time but my P day is on Thursday but I'm not sure if it starts tomorrow or next week so I'll either email you again tomorrow or next week!  I love you so much!  My address is
Carretera Tenayuca-Chalmita #828
Colonia Zona Escolar, Gustavo A. Madero
07230 Mexico, Distrito Federal Mexico

Mexico is so amazing!  It is so huge and so beautiful here!  I wish you could see it!  I have an awesome companion his name is Elder Pearson and he is from Vernal Utah!  He is only 18 and he graduated early and is going to New Jersey on his mission!  The food here is actually really good but a lot of people don't like it but I thought it was great!  There is so much that has happened today it's been crazy!  When we flew into Dallas we flew right over Marcus High School and I saw our old house so that was pretty cool! It is so crazy here in Mexico!  It's super humid and hot and the people drive like so crazy!  There was one sister on my flight who going to Kentucky also so that was pretty cool! Brandon Eldridge is in my same house!  This place is so huge! I never knew! It's like 90 acres and there's so much stuff to do! I'm excited to get to my first day of studying and learning tomorrow!  I got all my name tags which is super cool!

April 10, 2014
Mi Familia
What's up family! Its crazy here in the CCM! I'm so happy I got sent here it's a great experience.  I've made so many friends and seriously love everyone here!  I can only email once a week on Thursdays which is my p day and I only have an hour!  My companion is Elder Pearson from Verna, Utah and he's a great guy! I'm learning so much here! My days are super super busy it's unreal!  I wake up and am constantly working until I go to bed! Brandon Eldridge is here so most people at the CCM know me as sinerita folletta or abolita folletta which means my little grandma hahaha.  How is everyone doing?  I miss all you guys! Tell dad I love him so much and miss him and every time I sing hymn in my Spanish hymn book I'm reminded of him!  I'm so happy I'm here guys! I miss you all a ton!  There's another hermana in my district who is going to Kentucky so that's pretty coll!  Most everyone in my district is going back to the states!  There are 4 elders and 4 hermanas in my district.  I love you all so much!  I'll send you pictures in another email!

The language is coming slowly but a lot better then I thought! I've already made a trip to the local CCM hospital haha but I wouldn't be nick if I didn't! I got a super bad bloody nose haha like it wouldn't stop bleeding for an hours so they put like some ice mask on and a big apron and shoved some gauze like 2 full inches up my nose haha the lady there took a picture of it and she's going to email it so I'll send you guys the picture once the lady sends it to me. Your typical breakfast here at the CCM.

I've been so blessed the whole time here at the CCM.  I seriously have never felt the spirit stronger.  I feel like the lord has blessed me with having the spirit constantly with no distractions at all and I feel so happy because of that.  My testimony of prayer and the Book of Mormon have grown so much.  We've already taught 4 lessons to our fake investigator in Spanish and I feel like its improving every time I teach!  I look forward to it even though it's super hard.  I'm working super hard and am always busy.  We get like an hour a day for gym time and we've been playing futbol with all the Hispanic elders and its super fun.  I wish I would have thanked you more for being such an amazing and valiant mother and always teaching me what's right.  I love you mom! I miss you a lot!  Tell Lily I'll send her a letter today but it might take a while to get there!  I miss all you guys a ton! Tell everyone I love them! I miss Emma and Jack and Ashley and Lily and you and dad and Kelsi and Stephen and Belle!  I'm so happy I'm able to make this sacrifice for the Lord and can't wait to see what he has in store for me.
Love Elder Follett

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hasta La Vista!!

We had to wake up at 3am to get him to the Airport to Fly to MEXICO!  He will study Spanish for 6 weeks and then off to KENTUCKY!
These two were goofing off the whole time!

 The Last Time my kids would be all together for at least the next
2 years!....
Last picture before he got on the plane.....SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE!