Monday, June 17, 2013


Hey everyone!
How are you all doing? Hopefully really well! It sounds like you all had a pretty good week so that is great! I am super glad! 
The last week here was kind of rough. I definitely got some pretty solid dengue. I am getting better now though, just really tired and sore still, but it definitely wasn't the funnest week haha. I had a fever all week, the highest that it got was up to 101.2 when I was on Tylenol, and dengue is super painful and exhausting! Way worse than mono! but now my fever is gone and my stomach is not upset anymore and things are looking good! On Wednesday I had to go get bloodwork done though because I started bleeding out of my gums really bad. I brushed my teeth and was just spitting out mouthfuls of blood for a couple minutes. My blood platelets were low, but not low enough that I had to go to the hospital or anything, I just had to stay in the house and sleep for the rest of the day. Other than that there wasn't anything too exciting with the dengue haha, just had to drink a lot and take tylenol, and I was supposed to rest if my fever got over 100 when I was on Tylenol. Pretty fun stuff haha. Turns out that staying in the house for any longer than 45 minutes is terrible!! My whole body hurt so it was hard to fall asleep cus it was super uncomfortable and there is very little to do as a missionary in your house haha. I read the whole Book of Mormon in a week, and quite a bit in the Bible as well haha. But now it is all good cus I should be back to normal this week!
Things are good though! There is a really cool family that came to church yesterday that we have been teaching and things are going good with them! Everyone is getting a little excited here because we get a new mission president in 2 weeks so that is going to be pretty exciting and different. Other than that though it is all normal! I got the package with the mosquito net and stuff in it! But I already had the dengue haha. I really liked it though! Thank you!
Well I hope that you all have a great week! I love you and miss you all so much! talk to you soon!
Elder Searle

I hate that he was so sick:(

Monday, June 10, 2013

A couple pictures

Not sure who this is but Mav looks happy

Our awesome friends were able to visit with Maveric while they were on vacation in Puerto Rico!!  I will eternally be thankful for the fact that they took time out of their vacation to make arrangements to meet him.  Thank you Curtis, Cyndie, Phil, Brian, Zack, Kenzie and Dakota!!!

Dengue, dead dogs , and 10 months

Hey everyone! 
I hope that you are all doing well! It sounds like you are all keeping pretty busy so that is good! I can't believe that I have been gone for 10 months now and haven't seen you! That is so crazy! It has been quite a long time!
Well this past week has been pretty crazy here. In my District we have been having a pretty solid battle with the dengue! Elder Astle was the first one to get sick, then just as he was getting over the dengue, his companion Elder Duncan got it. Now Elder Duncan is starting to feel better, but now I am starting to feel like crap, so hopefully it is just something else and I do not have dengue, but there is a pretty solid chance that I have dengue haha. I guess we will see if it doesn't get better soon haha. But because of all the dengue in the house, it was a pretty weird week. We were trying to cover two different areas with three healthy missionaries all week, and it made for a lot of running around and stuff, and then Elder Duncan and Elder Nadauld hit a dog with the car and had to go get a new car from the mission office cus the other one got pretty messed up haha. 
Considering all the weird things that happened this week, it was pretty good though! Elder Nadauld and I are teaching a pretty cool family that we found recently and they are super interested and excited about church so that is good. And hopefully we are just looking forward to a more normal and healthy week with nobody with dengue haha. 
Well I hope that you have a great week! I love you and I miss you all so much! I will talk to you soon!
Elder Searle