Monday, November 29, 2010

November 30th Letter

hey mom, i did take money out, for my b day and christmas. its all i want and i moved. i am in an area called estanzuela. im in the church thats right beside the temple so i get to see the temple atleast one time a week. here they have the book store in this church so im happy. i feel like im in america finally. it has carpet and i have a new comp. his name is elder smyth from utah. he is cool. we are the zone leaders here. my zona is where the ofices of the church are too, so im pretty close to everything. in monterrey once again and ill probably finish my mission here. we had 3 confimations but our baptismes feel through. hopefully we will make up for them this week we have like 5 possibles. but that stinks about johnny. i feel so bad but the lord knows what he is doing. and the greatest thing u can do is share the gospel and be a good example. so do that mom. from what i remember we never did it too much. the gospel is the best thing u can give so take it to a less active or to someone thats not a member. well mom i have to go. i love you lots. im doing good. bye
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elder gentry

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 23rd Letter

Mom,

just to let you know when i get back we are having christmas in florida and with all the family. we havent changed anything for 20 years ansd we are not going to change it now. so when i get back it better not be a broken up christmas. well those are my complaints for the week. lol. everything here is good. changes are tonight. we had 5 baptismes sunday and it went well. always stressful but well. but we will see what happens and my niece will love me when i get them. im not worried about wade. well mom im sorry but im rushing this message. i dont have much time. but im good. my stomach is fine. i love you be good. everything here is great.

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elder gentry

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 15th Letter

hey sis. everything here is great. im still in the same area with the same comp. we had a bap and 9 people in church. we baptized a kid called blays and all his family are member butr he never got bap. so its an exciting week. so how are you. how are the kids. how are all the cousins. this week i complete 20 months in the mission and i didnt do anything for my b day. i just worked. i met an elder that is kin to us. elder murphy says he is cousins with bridger and brittany and them. i love you guys alot i have to go. be good. endure to the end.oh yeah i have a cool story. we baptized a women about 3 months ago that had cancer. she couldnt ever asist bc she was always getting medical treatments in monterrey.well we gave her a blessing and well we saw her the other day when she went to church and said that she didnt have cancer that it went away. so she only has to go to monterry one time every ten days. instead of 5 in one week. cool huh. love ya


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elder gentry

Monday, November 8, 2010

November 8th Letter

Letter to Mom:

well for my birthday i get to go out in the cold wether and talk to people all day long. lol. i honestly dont know what day it is. is my birthday today or tomorrow. i thinks its tomorrow. i diont have a watch so i dont know. so how are you doing. send me the article. i would really like that. we might have 3 baptismes this week but pray for us. so dave is coming dowm. jake is going to be so jealous. ill send him alot of pics to get him homesick. lol. so how are you. im doing good. just getting colder and colder. my stomach hurts alittle. i havent bought it yet. but probably this week so how is the familia doing and is jonathan about to have tthe baby. i cant remember. well mom everything is giong good. we have some cool people we are teaching and hopefully we will find more this weeek. love you
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elder gentry

Letter to his favorite sister:

i was thinking about going out in june bc i have a friend here who wants me to work with him selling alarms. and he is out in idaho. well thats kind of sad he doesnt remember me but that will change when i get back. its so weird how old i am. how many kids did u have when u were21. like 2 right. geez i dont know to think. im enduring to the end. its going good here. just getting wore down. we had one kid in church and 2 last week that didnt get baptized so hopefully we will have 3 this week. so pray for us. the church is true sister no doubt about it. the blessings from our heavenly father are great and i just hope we can all endure to the end and do what we need to do. i hope and pray you guys are getting better and learning everyday. im trying to do it. just to be a better person. i love you alot. ill talk to you guys in a month.
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elder gentry


November 1st Letter

sound like things are busy. u were always the busy one in the family. so how are things going. cant believe that he is three years old. glad your having another one so i can take care of him. i kind of missed seeing landen grow. but he is at the good age to hang out with his uncle jordan. peyton is huge and brynn too. soo cute. so everything is going good here. learing alot and trying to change more spiritual. i still lack alot but im working on it. so what are the plans. are you guys goign to florida or no. i cant believe how fast the mission goes by. when i get home its going to be like i never left. just the kids will be bigger and a few changes. we had two people in chruch so hopefully that turnes into a baptism or two. things are good here. i love you guys alot. see you soon

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elder gentry

Monday, October 18, 2010

This is a letter from a convert to Jordan

Hola elder Gentry:

Como ha estado soy brandon solo quería saludarlo y pues mas que nada porque ya ni se nada de usted y quería platicar muchas cosas que me han pasado y quiero que me de un consejo primero que nada pues voy a discursar este 17 de octubre de 2010 jaja de la obra misional como ve y ya estoy trabajando en este discurso como ve y pues pues perla, Maria y Raúl ya ni van a la capilla y ya les dije que fuéramos pero dicen que si y ni van jaja lo extraño bastante y extraño de sus consejos y solo quería decirle que como ha estado, como le ha ido por allá ? de verdad lo extraño bastante, también pues agradecerle ya que cuando estuvo aquí no le di las gracias por haberme enseñado estas cosas y espero irme a la misión y que me toque en florida jaja si no como quiera voy a ir a florida un día y espero verlo allá OK jaja y pues decirle también que mi familia le extrañan también le agradece por habernos enseñado el verdadero evangelio de Jesucristo
No sabe cuanto le extrañan y pues espero y este bien y recuerde que debe hacer lo sig: en su misión:
(DyC 4:2) por tanto oh vosotros que os embarcáis en el servicio de dios, mirad que le sirváis con todo vuestro corazón, alma, mente, y fuerza para que aparezcáis sin culpa ante dios en el ultimo día “
OK eso es lo que debe de hacer y eso fue lo que me enseño ah y una cosa si le digo un día voy a llegar a ser animador ok hasta luego lo queremos y lo extrañamos
Atte: brandon y su familia

Hello elder gentry

how have you been, its me brandon. i just wanted to say hey and more than anything bc i wanted to talk with ya about many things that happened and i want you to give me consuel and im going to give a talk on the 17th about missionary work. im already working on it but perla maria and raul are not going to church. ive told me to go and the say ok but the dont ever go.i miss you and the consuels that u gave me. but how have you been over there in your new area.when u was here i never got to tell you thanks for having taught me the gospel and i hope to go on a mission and that i go to florida.lol. hopefully we see eachother there one day. well the family misses you too. we are so grateful that you taught us the true gospel. i hope that you are doing good and that you must do the following in you mission. d and c 4:2..................ok well that is what you should do. this is what you taught me. one day im going to be an animator. see you later.

October 18th Pictures





October 18th Letter

hey sis. it saids like everything is going good. here the people are still tough and the work is hard but thats life. its great bc im learning alot. sounds like the kids are great and that u love them. i would say thats really good. im still here in muzquiz with my same comp. its been a few weeks since we have baptized but we are working. this sunday a white man went to church. i talked with him a few days ago and does know spanish. he has a farm here and i invite him and he went but i got sick so i didnt go. i felt horrible. i get sick alot but i feel good now. but we went to his house afterwards and he doesnt want anything. i was hoping we would. i saw my first black guy this week but he only talked spanish so it wasnt the same and i dont know if i told u if i met someone that lived in burley. well sis that about it. just work and sweat. and i have my loser zome leader hear messing with me and complaining so i have to go. he is reading this letter right now so thats why im putting this. lol. well sis i love you. i have to go. tell the kids i said hey and let me know what your ideas are about after the miss. i dont know what i want to do.
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elder gentry

October 11th

so even if i came home a week early u still couldnt go ( I had told him in a previous letter that we wouldn't be able to come home when he gets off his mission). but mark and savanna come home on the 30. or even if i changed a week early u still couldnt do it? let me know. this week i talked to a crzy white guy from texas that was searching for gold and was just crazy. he didnt know any spanish. but had a cool country accent. and i talked to a mexican that had one worst than me.lol. but this week was good but we didnt see any success. its cooling down here so it makes me happy... so how are you doing? only 7 weeks left till the baby. i was looking at ur blog and geez they are so big. i think peyton is taller than me. well i hope that things are going good. how is tyler. tell the kids i said hey and they should write their favorite uncle. well i have to go sis. im going to send you guys a copy of a letter that one of my converts sent me. love you guys and we have changes tonight.
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elder gentry

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 5th Letter

hey mom. i dont really want to talk about the week but i did get the pics from jon about 3 weeks ago. the conference was awesome. watch the sunday seccion. well mom im fine this is the last week of the changes. i have to go. i hope everything is going good. we broke a record for bap so we got to watch movies. one is a rugby movie called forever strong and another called the last gift. well mom i have to go. love you guys
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elder gentry

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September 27th Letter

what. grant already turns one and landen three. i remember his first birthday like it was yesterday. im so old. ill be 21 in 2 months. i was thinking that grant still was like 5 or 6 months old. i didnt do the math. well besides going by fast the mission is going great. we went to another church yesterday. it made me apreciate the church alot more. they would read a verse in the scriptures and afterwards play a rock song. it was so loud i couldnt stand it. im thinking about going to the jehovas witness church. theyll probably run us out. they are mean. lol but church this week was great. we found alot of people but it ws raining so no one came out. it kind of stunk. but this week is general conference.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im excited about that. i cumpleted 18 months in the mission and its hard to believe it. yeah im in the 4 quarter already. well sister things are going good. thanks for the package it was awesome. we sis i have to goo. be good the chruch is true. endure to the end.

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elder gentry

Monday, September 20, 2010

September 20th Letter

hey sis. just an update. we had 2 baps and 2 confirmations this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the mission is so great so tuff but u learn alot and grow alot. we are working so hard to find new people.I'm in the 4 quater of my mission. its time to work even harder. its the prime time. we are going to have our conference this week. and its raining to much here. we baptized erica and su mama yaneth and we have a dated planned for here husband next sunday. im excited and we are going to break the record his in this zona so the president is going to let us do something cool. well i have to go. love ya

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elder gentry

about time i hear about jon. i havent heard anything about him for years. everything here is going good. we had 2 baptisms this week and 2 confirmations. my comp is cool. a loser but cool. not a guy with common sense and a nerd. but all is well. right now the district and me we are oging to cook meat and stuff. i didnt get my med. i dont think i need it, and she didnt either but anwyas here it is raining very hard. the streets turn into rivers. its kind of funny. they dont understand the drainage system thing. so how is everyone doing. have u seen clay. or benny. stay in touch with beeny. invite him to church mom. invite mamaw to church and tell mamaw not to sell her house. i want it. lol. well im still here in muzquiz. we have our conf his week and the week after general conference. well mom i have to go. love ya.

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elder gentry

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September 6th Letter

hey mom.

the family room and my room loook great. i really like how it looks. its just a little shock how everything is going to be different when i get back. but ill get use to it. i got melissa package today so she does have to worry. and this week has been the same. ive been working 5 times harder than ive work my whole mission and im not seeing the results. im learning alot but not anyone in the church. everyone lies here. its what they do. leave peoplle hanging and dont even care. but oh well atleast we are working hard and its weird bc i was thinking about black and her this week and how they were doing. so why did they get a divorce. only were married like 3 years right. well mom there really isnt nothing else to say. im fine im not sick. i just dont eat alot. i weight 160 pounds. ten pounds less than what i weighted but ive lost alot of muscle. maybe coach grant will let me work out when i get back. well mom i have to go. my new comp is elder torres. from mexico city. all my comp are from there. he is cool. kind of an awkward guy but its good. well mom i have to go. love ya

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elder gentry

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 23rd Letter

hey sis. how are you doing. i hope all is good with being pregnant.and sis what happened with landy. mom told me a little bit but did tell me alot. like what caused him to get sick like that. but im glad all is ok. ive been a little sick. i have something im my stomach so its keeping me skinny and i dont have much energy. but all is good. im really learning alot and trying to stay busy. i want to finish the mission working hard. only 7 months left. it goes by so fast. but im getting ready for the next step in life. im going to baptize benny when i get back so im excited about that. so how is life going. whats going on over there.i love you guys. i honestly cant wait to see u guys but the church is true we all know it. 7 months ill finish up strong bc it goes by so fast. love ya sister.

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elder gentry


mom everything is good here. im just really weak and tired all the time. i dont have mcuh energy. this sickness is afecting me a little bit. sister romney is oging to get me some medicine to kill the parasites or bacteria whatever it is in a few week....so after that everything should be fine. this area. all the people lie. all of them. its a culture of mexico. all of them lie. it gets me so mad but im learning more pacience. but other than that everything is giong good. we are have success. not as many baptisms but we are learning alot and i know the lord is teaching me something. but mom for christmas and my birthday. honestly i want u to save it up bc i think i still want a shotgun. i dont have my own. so i was thinking about that. i dont know if u could buy it on black friday or whatever its called wehn everything is cheaper. and i come home on the 30 of march. im almost 99 percent sure. well i love you . the church is true.

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16th Letter

please take care of my little nephews. no one knows what caused it. sounds kind of weird to me. i guess me and landy are twinns bc i was in the bed almost all week last week. 102 fever. i guess the bacterias were after us last week. im fine now. still really week and tired. i drank some water yesterday and it was rotten so who knows if ill get sick again. but with the members here that baby me u dont need to worry about me. but thats all that happened. we had a baptism too. a little kid of a less active, he is a really hiper kid but hes cool. and i just want photos of the house or somethnig how it looks. the newest pics i have are from a year ago and ethan just went didnt he. the mission has gone by fast. 7 more months lefts for me. im just kind of dumb founded. im getting ready to come home but i know after a week of being home im going to want to be back here. the mission is great just alot of stress and i get tired. but anways mom i have to go. love ya
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elder gentry

Monday, August 9, 2010

August 9th Letter

sounds like everything is going good, just think next july ill be there catching a shark with you guys, showing you guys how it is done.lol. so how are you. today we went around trying to find lether scriptures cases, and we are going to get them to draw cool drawing. alot of people here are cowboys and stuff and do authentic stuff. we have 2 baps for this sunday. hopefully we will have more. we have more chances. but you need to send a video of the kids or something. i getting more semd me a video of the house and stuff so if u can send it with her. and thanks for the package u sent.i still havent gotten it but i know ill love it. nothing has happend this week so all is going good. just trying to find more and more people. i love you sis

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elder gentry


so how is jon simms. this is the 4 week i have asked and no one has answered me. bc he is about to go home. everything here is good and more girls thats all we need. we already have too many. and when are u going to send pics or a video or something. we are going to have to baps this week. a girl that we have been working with for a long time and a kid whos family is menos active so hopefully we can get them all active again. and tell andrew to write me. ive been asking for his address for a long time now but nobody gives it too me. soryy this letter is so short but im running out of time. i love you guys. everything here is going good. and let me know about jon simms. thanks
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elder gentry

August 2nd Letter

mom u guys stink about telling me news. what happend with jennifers shulers baby. what happened. marrissa wrote me and said something but didnt give me details and have u heard from jon simms. how is he doing. let me know. i like this area, its really country but its been hard finding people to go to church. i wasnt home the whole week. i have a conference for 3 days and after i had enterviews. enterviews are so interesting bc they just come out and tell erveryting to me.lol. but anways mom there isnt nothing new. im in muzcuiz and im with a mexican from the state of mexico. well mom i love you

Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26th Letter

yeah mom i am in another area. its called muzcis. it kind of reminds me of home. it has alot of trees and a river. it not the city anymore. i like the area but i miss the members of the other ward. i felt so homesick when i left. it was so hard. but i getting use to it. i havent really been in my area bc im the district leader and ive been in the areas of my district. so things are doing good. my zone leaders are the first two white kids i knew in the mission, so it helps me bc i was already good friends with them. so it gave me someone i know. my comp is from mexico. name is elder guerra. he is cool. tommorrow me and the zone leaders are going to another place about 3 hours away for a conferencia and we will be there for three days so i wont be in my area this week either. but how are u guys. im still waiting on pics and stuff. but i hope all is well. i completed 16 months yesterday. time goes by fast. i love you mom. i have to go.

Monday, July 19, 2010

July 19th Letter

hey mom.

so we have changes tonight im pretty sure they are going to change me. i have 6 months here and alot with the same comp. we had a bap this week. a dad of a family we have already baptized. im wondering where theyll change me. i really want to leave and at the same time i dont. its hard, to get to know new people and new area. yesterday i gave a talk. the bishop told me 5 minutes before. lol. but it went well i just talked off the top of my head, didnt have anything prepared. i talked about missionary work and i got on to the members, and ill get on to u guys when i get home bc in our ward back home we dont do anything so ill give you guys the word too. lol. i had a fight with the district leader. he is a jerk. everyone hates him. he came to the house trying to cuss me out and i gave him a piece of my mind. i think im getting like chelsea. lol. but anways i have to go. im looking forward to pics and when are u going to send me a video of everyone and the house and everything. nobody sends me nothing. but i have to go. i love you




(This one is to Leslie...I forgot to email this week...ooops!)

hey les. everything here is going good. i honestly cant thnk of anything exciting thats happened except the baptisms we have had. nobody has robbed me yet.( they know better.lol) and we have changes today. ive been in this area for 6 months and im pretty sure ill be leaving tommorrow. im kind of scared. its always hard to go to another area its always like leaving home again. but i only have 8 months left so i think i wont have to change to many more times, but how are things going there. how are the kids. do they know who i am. how is aunt gyll and everyone. are u guys going fishing and stuff, its the time and season. thats one thing i really miss is fishing. but all is good here.the mission is great. we meet alot of new people and get to know alot of people. i cant wait to come back when my converts go to the temple. but anyways i hope everything is going good here. i have to good. love u guys

elder gentry

July 12th Letter

hey sis. so its good to here florida was fun. ive been checking your blog for the pics but u havent put them on but ill go on right now and see. and i saw the pics of peyton swimming. when did he start to swimm.lol. thats crazy. so how is the family, and is everything going over there. im still in the same area, fundadores, with my kid, elder mcneil. yesterday we didnt have baps but tommorrow si. we are going to baptize alfredo which is the father of a family we baptized. his son is going to baptize them. which so be really exciting. carmen came over here, so see us and her aunt that lives here. its been fun having her here, she helps us teach and stuff. and besides that nothing is going on. the families are great and we ahve changes in one week but anyways i have to go sis. i love you guys.

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elder gentry

July 5th Letter

this week we had no baptismes. had some people in the church tho. so there is teaching to do. this week i have been so sick. its been raining for a week straight. a hurricane hit here. en monterrey its very bad. water destroying houses and highways and there is water over there. its bad. im in saltillo and nothing has really happened here. just rain. im getting ready for a change. im just really comfortable here. its really like my house.and the big family that we bap. has been getting me mad. im not afraid to say something. and they wont leave us alone. like i love them but they get mad when we are with another family and stuff. the mom treats us like babies and i hate it. like right now im writing u and she wants me to get off so i can go eat and we just ate and it gets me mad. thats why im so fat. satan is working so hard. but anways the mission is great in all forms. alot of blessing and alot of memories, even though i dont remember alot of things. my brain doesnt work very well.lol. but hopefully well have alot of baptisms this week.maybe we can get alot of work done with this rain but anyways i have to go. love u
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elder gentry


Sunday, July 11, 2010

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June 21st Letter and Pictures















well its good to hear that landan is just like me. wade was telling he acts just lke me and looks like me too. so how are things in florida. didt u guys just get back from there. and send me pics of the kids and stuff from the internet and stuff and how the house looks and stuff. so how are u. i forgot u were preg. sorry so many babies and stuff. but thats cool tho. when is the due date. well this week we had 2 baps and this week atleast one bap. hopefully 2 last night we had to go give a blessing to a non member that got hurt at the activity we had at the church. we was running backwards, fell and hit his head. its family of the big family that we baptized. i showed the pic of the bear mark killed and one of the members wants to come and hunt.lol. well how is everyone going. i complete 15 months in 4 days. so how is the family in florida and idaho. well i have to go. im still in the same area and stuff. but anyways i have to go. love you
your favorite brother.
jordan eldr gentry


June 6th Letter

hey sis. nothing much is going on here. changes are tonight and im ready to leave. i want a new start. so a bear almost killed you guys. u need to be careful. i want to see a bear or animales. i havent seen animals in so long. i dont feel good i dont have mcuh to say. but we had 5 confirmaciones this sunday. but anways i have to go. i love you. tell the kids i said hey

Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24th Letter


Oh how sweet tyler got us a horse. tell him i said thanks. so whats up sis. why are you guys going to new york, and the big 27 thats awesome. you geting up there but still young. im 20. im so old.lol. so how are they kids and stuff. i heard about uncle david. i cant believe it. alot of things are happening back home. and do you know who the campano is of jack. but how is everything
but this week we had 6 baptismes and we hope for 5 more this week. i really am not looking forward to changes. i love this area. it feels like my home. i love the members and stuff. but this week we heard for bednar. we had a conference. i learned alot of things. he is so cool. and the night before we about got robbed. it was so cool. i guy came after us with a knife. i was ready to drop kick him but he realized we were missionarys and left us alone. we was so wasted and stuff. this week we baptized a family, guadalope, jorge, henry y juanita and we baptized someone named saul and carmen. tonight we are going to watch charly as a family home evening. its a good movie to show to families. talks about the temple and stuff.i love you be good.

May 17

Mom,

That stinks about ms kennedy. so was hilarious. i always enjoyed her clases even though i dont remember mucho from her clase or from school in general. i have so a bad memoria. well mom this week we didnt have baptismes. cancelled on us. but we have them today. members i hate. the gossip so much aaabout things. i get tired of them so bad. but how are things going. sounds like your sick. take medicine and who is jakes companion in the mtc bc the son of my misson president went on the same day as him. but anways how are you and how is school. when does it end. and what about the beach. ill be there next year to real in a big shark .but anways mom not much has happend just members are gay and im frusturated. but anways i have to go. i love you and ive been in my area for 4 months and 3 weeks left till changes. i love you

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pictures!







Here are some pictures Jordan sent! He is looking good!