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Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

Hey what's up? so first of all I'm going to stay in Győr. I am happy that I get to stay here. I really love it here, but I just got a call from President and he said that I will be needed in Pápa for a week or so because a missionary from the MTC is not coming right now because he is sick and so President has me going down to Pápa for a week or so to take the spot and a mini missionary from Pápa (a member) will come take my spot under that time. So I'll have to spend the next few days out of here and down into a new city.
Who is Justin Thatcher engaged to?
Well as of last time nothing much has happened and so the only real news is that technically we are staying together, but I'll be down in Pápa for some time, it will just be like a week transfer.
Love you guys

Friday, May 14, 2010

Monday May 10

Ya, I'm kind of stuck on what to write after talking yesterday, too. All I have really been thinking about is how for some reason I want go to BYU now after truly thinking about it. I'll have way more friends there. I think it will be awesome. It was really good to talk to you guys last night. I will try to make the letters I write more correct so that you dont have to correct them all the time.
I hope that Kolja can get ahold of me. I would really like to meet him and it will be awesome to get to know some of my German family a little better.
Anyway I really think it would be cool to play basketball for BYU, too. I think it will be harder to get in than going through a community college, but I'll work on it somehow.
I'm really drawing a blank on what we could talk about now. We said a lot of it yesterday on the phone, but it was really good to hear from you guys. It really helps me not worry or think about home as much.
Well love you guys. keep it real-
Love Elder Hosch, Joshy

Monday May 3rd

I know it will be sweet to talk to you on Mother's Day. I think that I can call like Saturday and Sunday but obviously only one of the days but I think that if I call you Sunday evening here then I can get a hold of you in the morning there. I hate trying to figure all this out. They make it sound much more complicated than it really is.
Ya it does get really hard some days. The days and weeks that go by fast are the ones where we work really hard. It’s like the difference between running with music and with out it. With it in you kind of forget the pain that is going through your body and mind cause your focus is on the music, but with out it you have to grunt through it a little more but in the end you know its still good for you to be doing it, you know.
Ya I’m wondering how fast the 2nd year really goes. I hear that a lot too. Some people mention how they "just" hit their 1 year mark but yet they only have like 5 months left. They say it goes by too fast. So idk. It’s just something that I need to experience.
Well for some more info on my comp, some thing cool is that since he is from LA he told me that one of his young men’s leaders is Kirby Heyborn. I forget how to spell his last name because I get confused with the whole Bourne trilogy and stuff but I love those movies too. lol
Ok well I hope to get a call soon about being able to see Kolja. I hope that we will have some time to talk I think though that if we set some time apart for it then we will have the time so it will be good if he calls or e mails and then we can take it from there.
I don’t know if I can get vitamins over here. Have you been able to send me the card and everything that I can have for my camera because I’m ready to send this one home for you guys. I’ve been taking a lot of pics, more than usual.
I haven’t talked to pres about my release date yet. I will when it gets closer. But ya the only reason I wouldn’t want you guys to pick me up is just cause it will be a lot of money and I hate spending that much. IDK, its up to you guys. I’ll be just as excited just to see you guys. I think it would be cool though to have you guys watch me speak Hungarian with the natives. Well talk about that later, it’s a lot of planning that I’m not really ready for.
Well this week has been really long. the work was really slow because a lot of our investigators are high school age and this week was all the testing so they all couldn’t meet very often so we weren’t able to teach as much as we usual do.
But my comp and I are just happy that we can start this new week and leave the last one a part of the past.
Well that’s all I have for this week, I sent off the letter so I hope that you got it.
Love you and miss you guys like crazy-
Love Elder Hosch, Joshy

Second email that day:
I sent that email before I read this one so you can ignore the ? about my contacts and memory card.
Man, I want to go to the YM triathlon, that will be fun to do when I get home. I wonder if I will be able to go even though I'm not technically a young mens' leader, but that would be sooooooo awesome, I would love that calling after my mission. Hint to bishop, k. lol

Ya it's pretty hot here, too. 90's and humid. Not fun in church clothes,ughghgh.
And yes, I still hear from people in Pécs, I still write Andras, the guy I baptized.
Love you
Love Elder Hosch, Joshy

Monday, May 10, 2010

Week of April 26

Well this whole weekend we were in Budapest. There was a baptism in KisPest and we had zone conference on Friday so we just stayed the night in Budapest. It is so awesome up there. I could get almost anywhere in Budapest that has missionary importance through public transportation up there and so it's really cool to be able to travel almost anywhere without it being completely confusing. It still can be but there's just some sort of excitement to be out here because its way different than America.

Well out here we are still doing some good. The mission is really picking up everywhere.

Well as usual I'm just really tired and trying to make the best of everything. Sadly I still hope for being home for some things here and there but there is nothing I can do about it except keep going. I love being out here sometimes and at other times I get this real longing just to want to be the best at everything and then I realize I still have a year to go. but then again to me I think that when I get home it will just be even more awesome to go back to what I used to do.
But enough about that. With the way the mission is working right now and the age I'm getting here in the mission, I might go senior comp really soon. I feel like I'm ready for that. I think it will be some work but I've been preparing for it. I know that when I'm more occupied and have to work harder the time goes by fast, so I think that before I know it the days will be over and then weeks and months and then my last year so I try not to worry about it too much cause I know that when the end comes I will really really miss being out here and stuff. So it's a bitter-sweet, much-awaited, yet dreaded occurence that the way I view it changes so often I don't really know how to describe it. So I won't try. lol.

How is everything going on with the family? I still need to find out where those pics are that you guys put up or are sending to me. I try to put up some new pics every once in a while. How is my guitar doing? I sure miss that. I hear some rock song on the radio on the bus or something and I cant wait to get home and just rock out like crazy, do some Master of Puppets by Metallica or some Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold.

Well the end of another school year is coming up for you guys there huh?
It's crazy that you guys have almost finished a summer and school year since I've been gone. I will hope to be home by the time Jeremy graduates but that's still some time out so I'm not sure how everything will work. I still haven't gotten anything from Kolja about him coming our number now is 40 as the last two if you wanna get that to him at all. Also speaking of phones remember what holiday it was right before I left for the MTC last year. Mother's Day and that means that I will get to talk to you guys really soon on the phone. I hope that will lighten some stress. I have always wondered what the feeling will be like when I get released. I think I can feel the huge burden more and more as I realize more and more what I'm doing out here. Not just knowing more what is going on or how it works but being out here and actually going through it day in and day out.

This week our schedule is pretty empty but we have p day today and a super p day on Saturday.
Also now I have the video up on Facebook. Elder Houstman got it up and so you can see one of them. We will get the others up later. Those are full and have other funny stuff. They are all improv so they all kind of sound similiar. But the endings of the others just happen to work out. He was playing his ukelele one day before p day started and so I was just messing around and made some beats on my body and then it sounded pretty good so I decided to get it on camera and then that's what we got.
Well I dont really have any thing else for the week. But I'll hit you guys up later.
Love You All keep it real
Peace out
Love Josh