Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Hey Daddio!!

That hunting trip sounds like a lot of fun! haha airborn in a chevy diesel sounds like a whole bucket of fun! Yeah I was afraid of the steer but we watched for while and it got tired and wasn´t as fast so decided it would be super awesome and what happens is a guy gets behind another guy and they place it just right so the steer hits the first guy in the stomach and he grabs its horns and they try to push down the the steer can´t lift its head and launch them. Then everyone jumps on so it stops moving and then hold it for a little while then everyone, but the guys in the front on the horns, run away and those two push really hard the steer away and run like crazy to the fence. Sometimes then aren´t able to stop it and they get pushed across the pen or the front guy gets picked up and thrown or he falls and gets smashed into the ground...it is super awesome to watch.

My hand is doing just great, I just jammed my fingers a little and it was kinda not awesome but everything is all good now. We did have a pretty bad scare this week, I got out of the shower and had 2 patched about the size of a silver dollar of some crazy looking rash/zit thing. The other elders thought it was shingles cause they both had it so we took sharpie and dotted all the bumps and I went to sleep and the next day it was the same and now a few days have passed and it seems to be getting better. It doesn't itch or anything really but it looked super gross and we don´t know what happened. I think it was from where my back rests, it got sweaty and just rubbed a rash, I don´t know though.

I am super excited to go shoot things. I didn´t think I would miss it as much as I do.  I  think you succeeded in putting a little bit of redneck in me...a little Spanish Forkian. :)  I thought I had seen that Tiger Woods was going to be out for a little while because of his leg giving him issues? I thought I saw that at the café place we were eating at. We need to by Francesinhas when we go to Porto by the way...so awesome. Also the Masters is coming up really soon right? Also General Conference is this weekend which will be cool  I really like conference as a missionary!!!!!!

This week we had the baptism of a girl named Joana who is the daughter of an inactive member from Brazil he used to be the ward mission leader and everything...it was super awesome. She gave all the missionaries here little lady bug candles...cause Joaninha means (little Joana, or ladybug) her dad is coming back and is trying to get his wife baptized but they need to get married but to do that they have to go to Brazil so he can get divorced then be able to marry again...its a complicated deal.

Also I am sure mom will tell you but i am getting transferred to Ermesinde which is just a little bit out of Porto on the north side.I will be in the furthest north zone in the mission. I will be serving with an elder from the Lisbon area, so  I probably won´t be speaking a lot of English and will not remember lots of words when you come. But it will be way fun to serve with a native again to help me with Portuguese! :)

Thanks for everything daddio!! I love you tons!!!

Elder Bushnell
Hey Mommy!!

I will be going back up towards Porto...this time i will just be on the north side of Porto in a city called Ermesinde. It is just a little bit above Porto. It is super weird that this is probably going to be my last area! I will be greenie breaking/finishing training a native, I think its Elder Fai. Trainings in the mission are now 2 transfers long and he is going into his second transfer so he will be finishing up with that and I will just have to make sure his trainer didn't mess him up yet! :)  I saw that you guys booked flights and it got me super excited...it is weird that in only 12 weeks I will see you guys....in 6 I will talk to you for Mother's Day.

That is super awesome that it worked out perfectly through Air France and Delta. When  I flew here I flew Air France but everything still says Delta on it. But that is cool because you guys will hear Portuguese for the first time there in the airport..everything will be announced in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. It is super weird cause now i can understand Spanish and read quiet a bit of French and Italian.  A camping trip sounds like it does do this adventure to Europe justice...sister are still  getting the short stick but I win either way! :) I like this game!

Wow that is weird that Jackson already has 2 kids.I don´t feel like i have been gone for that long. It looks like Hudson sure took his time...haha!!! I wonder if he even had time to lose his missionary goggles...if you don´t know what that is I will tell you after the mission. :)

I looked at that iternerary and it all seems really great. I think it will be great to go to the Algarve first then back to Setubal area then to Porto/Gaia/Ermesinde then we can go back down.Here in Santarém we are only like 45 minutes from Lisbon if we wanted to visit Filipe...he is super awesome. Also it isn´t necessary that dad gets an international drivers license but if he wants he can. Technically he can drive here for 6 months on his US license without any problems but i guess it wouldn´t hurt if he got it. I didn´t get a license, I would really like to get a European license. They are good for 40yrs with out needing to be renewed all with the same photo.

Good to hear that you are almost done with the crutches/scooter and that before long you will be running around like normal. Also it is good to hear that everyone else is healing up nicely.

Thanks for everything!! I love you tons!!!

Elder Bushnell

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