Elder Ivie

Elder Ivie

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Saint Lucy and Elder Ivie = FOREVER! :) (96th email)


GOOD GRAVY! I almost just about slightly maybe shed a drop of water from my pupils when I saw Papa Franklin and you guys! :) Hope to hear from him soon, you guys look AMAZING! Yes momma you do! #love 

Well the news you have been waiting for 23 months now has finally come, and yes I will be passing away here in Saint Lucy in 6 weeks............feel free to prepare the casket now......

Wow I am very happy and speechless about this whole thing I gotta admit. I was hoping I would die here, I am pretty close to just about all my areas, this upcoming change I will have a chance to go see a few of my converts in Bella Italia and Aeroparque which has been an incredible blessing from the Lord! :) 

So this week has been a better one. Pretty pumped for this next change, Elder Connor is good and we will have a good time. G's status is something else I dont even know where to start! Oh yeah Florencia is doing amazing, dont worry too much Alexis! #mybestfriend I told you guys of the experience I had when I confirmed her right? AHHH IT WAS so special for me and I know it was for her. But yeah Alexis you should keep in touch with her, she loves you. Anyways G is doing alright, she is tossed and turned on what she should do. She told us that she is going to wait and she if her partner is really willing to change. She thinks that he just went to church to try and save his family but I aint spreading any rumor gossipy stuff so yeah we'll see what happens. But they're still living together however in different rooms. Thats the thing she doesnt want to get married to him at all, but it will be hard for her to seperate. G has a lot of faith and she understands sacrifice but its been a bit hard to make a decision, so definitely keep her in your prayers still. It would be cool to see her get baptized this change if you know what I mean ;). But the Lord will prepare her in his time, maybe he has a little more to do with G. Im just grateful I could see the progress and see the light that glows in her eyes from the Gospel! This is why I love being a missionary, FOR THE LORD not for what I want! :)

Other news about the week, we went and helped the elders in a city called Canelones with their open house!  It was awesome, it reminded me of the awesome experience that I had in Bella Italia when we did it there! :) I love hearing the words of Christ but in Spanish its really moving. And even better LOTS of people came and the elders have got lots of referrals to pass by now. However coincidentally they both got taken out, so the new elders lucked out ha! Anyways wish us luck with G and her partner this week, I hope we can have a charla with both. He actually wants us to teach him now so it should be good! :)

Good to hear from ya'll!! We'll see ya soon dont be trunky, but I give you all permission to start counting the days now if you want!! Ha yeah I know, I know you already started but now officially you got my permission. Maybe when I hit the 24 days mark you can pull out the christmas calendar countdown woohoo! Haha I love you guys TOOO MUCH, yes mom I will think about food. Pumpkin pie. Thats all. Jokes. But yeah pumpkin por favor and I'll keep thinking, i aint mad foos! Have a fab week! 

RUN to the end!

les amo, Elder Ivie

#1 SUP, from Uruguay! Yeah thats right parrots
#2 SHEEP in the house, fetch!            SANTA LUCIA
SUP, from Uruguay?!  Yeah that's right parrots!  July '15

SHEEP in the house,fetch!  July '15

Celebrating with Gloria's family on her birthday, July 18, 2015

Train tracks selfie...Elder Connor, where are you going?

the Ivie League District in Santa Lucia July '15--YES!!!

The name of the street we live on in Santa Lucia!  Coincidentally look at the date on the pic!  haha!!

Pic for the peeps!  Santa Lucia July '15

Elder Connor going for the goal!  

Gym selfie!  (from the bottom)

Gym selfie!  (from the top)

You're gonna like the way you look, I guarantee it!  Santa Lucia July '15
They have R.O.U.S's in Santa Lucia too!  July '15

Monday, July 20, 2015

Another week bites the brownies!! Hehe (95th email)

                What it is….just to be straight forward this was a WEIRD week!! It was a good one, me and E´Connor get along pretty good but this week just had a weird feeling.
                For example, actually this part was awesome. On Saturday was G's CUMPLEANOS (see pic)!!!! We made her brownies and put dulce de leche on top, I dont know if you can see it? But they were divine as usual!! It was a fun time, however they already guessed that we bought the trick candles that never go out, what party poops eh? ;) jk Oh yeah that day she told us that she has fully moved out now but her partner had a few proposals. Duh Duh Duh. He definitely doesnt want to lose her that easy. But the craziest thing he said to her was that he was COMING TO CHURCH on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a 360 right?? He was totally against it before Florencia´s baptism. But Im down for him coming! So that was something to look forward too, this is what we wanted from the beginning and the Lord has been touching his heart the whole time. J
                Sunday came along and the whole family showed up (all 3), they even beat us!! Even better I think he liked it, he was pretty ready to go after 3 hours of it but I really thinked he liked it.
                We´ll see how it goes this week, and if he would be willing for us to come over that would be awesome!! G is still a lot very split right now, she is seperated but confused with her partner right now. It is a very delicate topic so let the holy spirit guide her, and us! J
                Sorry I usually have lots of stuff tos ay but its a very strange week and im still trying to get my head around it. On the bright side, I got another letter from Grandma thanks GRAMS!! J Love you too much! Thats crazy that Jim and Donna are getting home so son and before me!

Very interesting sports news as well! YEAH RSL represent! And MERICA in futbol fetch ya! :) Atta boy Brett, he does deserve it. It was just a little hard at the time. SOOOO MANY more people are getting home, and my best bud!! :( :) Umm you could say to him TOO SICK FLAVA FLAV, and tell him I love his skinny little white body and I'll see em soon! :) Cool? Can you say all of that to him! JARRETT AND BRENNAN TOO! Fetch! Says sup from me too, if you see em around. Anyways I love you guys thanks for the lovely emails and kisses! KISSYS and HUGS and BIG kisses and LITTLE hugs for all! :) LOVE YOU ALL too much! Have a fab week. All is well momma.

Les amo, Elder Tyler Scott Ivie

sorry this computer is being dumpy sooo send awesome pics next week sorry my friends again!

Monday, July 13, 2015

BAPTISM BROWNIES!! (94th email)

Hey fam!
                Wow, single digits….9…..weeks! LOCO! We had a good week here, it was quite the busy one we were mainly scrambling to get everything ready for the baptism. We tried testing the Font and draining it when the lever you use to open the pipe to drain it broke!! It was super rusty and old so we were like shoot ¨this baptism HAS to happen! G is going to kill us!!¨So we talked to the bishop and he said that they would come take a look at it. They did come within the week (Friday) and said that it was super broken and that they would have to replace the whole  thing! Sooooo…the baptism WAS NOT going to be canceled. Luckily my Smart compy Elder Condor I call him, said lets clean it out real good then suck out the wáter with a wáter vac!!! (hence the vacuum, font selfies) Hey but it worked!! We cleaned it up on Friday all ready for the following day for the baptism.
                Saturday was the day. We started fillin up the Font at 10:00am. While it was fillin´up we made BAPTISM BROWNIES (which we burned) JJJJJJ.  But you´ll never guess who showed up, yeah you already know Elder Rollins showed up from Maldonado!! He was actually the reason we burned the brownies, we kind of got carried away chattin´. But it alright we just made another batch, Elder Rollins offered to buy the ingredients! Other than that it went all smooth, the baptism started at 3:00pm luckily lots of people showed up too!!! G showed up, and lots of Florencia´s little girl friends showed up as well to support her! J Her dad didnt show up unfortunately. But yeah Elder Rollins baptized her and I confirmed her yesterday in sacrament meeting. And boy the spirit of god like a fire was burning was felt during the confirmation! J Man am I blessed to know such amazing children of God. What did I do? I´m a chump. Thanks for the quote btw Mom last week, it really helped me focus and meditate on what the gift of the Holy Ghost really is. It gives light to everything. J So far I havent had moisture to the eyes. Maybe soon, you never know. G is doing good as well, she was so happy this weekend. I think she´s found her home. J Her and Florencia are going to a FHE with some members today, and I cant tell ya how pumped they were! Love them 2 so much! J Just as much as you guys! Hehe
                Oh yeah btw keep praying for the both but especially for G because other than having one of the best weekends of her life, its been a struggle moving out. Today she will be completely out of her house and living in her new one so keep praying so everything turns out well.
                I would like to thank you guys for all the fasting and prayer for them two, Especially what you wrote to Florencia, Alexis. They both were so touched about what you wrote Florencia. They told me that what YOU wrote really helped them get through this week. So way. To. Go. SIS!! J
                Anyways other than that we had a Multi-Zone Conf. in Florida, no not Miami which was really good. I saw Elder Petersen my trunky brother, he´s doin good. Still teasing me that he´s going to take a picture with you guys at his homecoming and send it to me! I´ll kill em! Another thing that was real cool, was they invited a few members to come and do practices with us. Which makes it way more real and the members can learn SO much and know what tolos we use as missionaries to teach and find people. J It was a great experience for all of us that will never be forgotten.

THANKS FOR THE EMAIL!! Got one from everyone of you today!! :) Thanks for all the prayers and contact you have with our investigators as you can see you guys are a HUGE part in missionary work, coincidentally in my mission hmmmm....wonder why?? Hahaha no but really thanks for everything, I'll see ya around and soon. LOVE YOU ALL TOO MUCH!! 

Les amo, Elder Tyler Scott Ivie
Elder Connor cleaning the font the day before Florencia's baptism

ooooh!  #ghetto!  Elder Connor being a 'boss' cleaning the font!

Florencia's baptism July 11, 2015!  Elder Rollins, Florencia, Gloria (Florencia's mom) & Elder Ivie.  SUPER day, doesn't Florencia look so happy!!

Elder Connor, Elder Rollins, Florencia, Gloria & Elder Ivie!  Awesome weekend!!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

My Country/Family 'tis of thee! (93rd email)

Hey peeps!
               HAPPY BDAY ‘MERICA!! Wow I cant even tell you how good 4th of July was here. It was good as it could have been outside of MERICA! J So yeah we got a call from the zone leaders on Thursday saying that one of their investigators named Mitch invited all the gringo missionaries in the zone over to his house for an American BBQ!! Yes I said American, because he is from Lousiana baby!! He still has this sick accent, and is working for his church or something because of course he's a preacher. So yeah he invited us over for lunch and there was NO way we were going to turn it down! And boy did he cook!!!! It felt like home again, all we needed was fireworks haha! Yes I will come out and say it, it was a trunky day. The ZL’s, us, and one other gringo companionship came over and we stuffed ourselves with Lays potato chips, peanuts, and coke for appetizer. And chicken (with a bit of that good cush Lowry’s smothered on), and some well pink asado!!!!! WE WERE in heaven!! J So thankful for Mitch, he loved having us over just speaking English the whole time with us, and I felt bad but he just kicked his Uruguaya wife out of the house for while we ate but she was ok with it!! God Bless America right!?! To end it all of we had chocolate chip cookies, and vanilla ice cream! What a good way to start of the fast eh?!
               Anyways so yes I am doing sooo good as you can tell! J We got F’s baptism finally this week on Saturday, which is a huge blessing and miracle! Thank you for all the prayers! It looks like its going to work out just fine this week. But don’t stop praying for them! You wont believe how excited F and G were, when you friended F on Facebook Alexis!!! There were like what an amazing sister you have!! Yeah they be right. They told me they wrote you in English and you responded in English obviously! Then they sent you a question ASKING IF YOU SPOKE SPANISH!! They understood or at least translated it but they wanted to know if you Alexis know how to speak the ESPAÑOL haha it alright! #languagebarrier. I think that’s what happened. But anyways keep in contact Alexis, they already love you, almost as much as I do! J Good news too E’ Rollins is coming from Maldonado to baptize her, I believe I will be confirming her! J
               This week we had good one, we extended our zone plan farther then just asking the missionaries about what the Atonement means for them but we took it to the member and investigator level and it went amazing of course! The thing is the WHOLE ZONE did it ALL week, and we all loved ‘em so I challenge you guys. Whenever you are in a charla, or chattin’ with someone ask them what the Atonement means to them. Its an insant Spirit inviter! J Btw what is your guy’s favorite scripture on the Atonement. I want and need to study it more in my personal study this week and next. Btw I hope the BofM reading is cruising still, I'm still goin' don’t worry just a bit behind and slower! But its alright I love hearing the things you learn. Most of the things we learn I share in District Meeting (especially cause your guys are in Alma)!
               This next week we got a good one, tomorrow is a Multi-Zone Conference with Pres. Cook in Florida yes, Miami NOT but the place is call Florda its about 2hrs. away in bus from Las Piedras. Should be fun then we got a Zone Conf. on Friday just thought I would let you know.
               I guess I could share a scrip that made me think of you Mom and Dad. Its found in Moroni 8:1-3. Its not because Im trunky but it made me think of the letters that you sent with me at the beginning of the mission. And the awesome emails EVERY week that keep me going! Thanks guys, I love you both TOO MUCH!
Les amo, Elder Tyler Scott Ivie

PS: Do you guys still keep in good contact with The Franklins? They are homies, IM SO HAPPY Papa is goin to UVU this year with me.
An American BBQ for the 4th of July 2015

An American investigator, Mitch invited the American companionships over for the 4th of July for the BBQ

Elder Ivie says this rottweiler is just as adorable as he is!  Ahhhhh....

Elder Ivie's version of an Uruguayan rodeo