Friday, November 22, 2013

September 2013!!

Wow Jon is growing so fast and man he already has his passport that is crazy! We are emailing on Tuesday cause labor day shut down everything and everyone was drunk as skunks and there was a bunch of barbecues. It is crazy how the people are so different here than there, the culture is crazy different but it is so the way Brother Linker now calls me goober cause you said "love ya goobers!" and he is convinced that is my nickname. It is funny as all get out. Well I have to email Dad and the boys so I will send a letter when I get it finished.   Love ya, 

More August 2013...

Andrew--Here is my new companion in more transfer and I hit my year mark holy crazy well me and elder woehl are just rocking gtown and it has been a blast

 its so weird that I havent set foot in water for almost a full year at least to swim baptisms don't count the sunset looks beautiful where ever yall are where is it located and is the scenery pretty there boyo its pretty here its almost too green there is green everywhere ad the bike has only almost killed me like two times and I have only had a mild conncussion so far :) yeah that was fun .......the next care package can I request gardettos? :) they are oh so good and Elder W says hi love yall fer eva and fer aldays ELDER D 
true kentucky and we got brother linker i cant wait for yall to meet him you will die laughing so hard

Moms side note: Bro Linker is Awesome, he called me to let me know I have a wonderful young man for a son, I think every mother wants to hear that!

August---The Normal Andrew back to work!! ha ha ha ha

Here is Kentucky crossbow shooting and wood cutting...
 This is the member who let them shoot and then had fun poising!
Andrew was the only one in his group of missionaries who knew how to run and use a Chainsaw...they have done lots of service, doing wood!  He loves it!

June 2013 Beautiful Kentucky!

Some awesome pictures and guess who is in my zone that's getting trained by one of the elders that I love.....I am crouching in that picture and they are tippy toeing...

Notes from mom: This is Adam Hill(on the left), who was one of Andrew's Choir buddies at Kuna High School who, I might add, Andrew has not seen in about 3 years!!

Not much for May...just wanted to hear from us...goober!

Jon looks so good in his graduation gown man he is going strong on the right path I am happy he didnt follow his older brothers example and be stupid and leave on his mission so late that his brother four years younger would be leaving on his mission while he was on his......btw I miss all yall too more than you would be proud of me though I have instituted red sgetti in my districts and everyone that hasnt had some feels extremely left out it is so funny how much of a hit it is love your son. 
Elder Dew Man Dursteler

Months of Update! April to November--APR 29th 2013

FIRST is the chicken nuggets that I made. SECOND is my new district the deep south brotherhood and yes that is Elder Anderson my trainer, he is my current zone leader and my companion is the district leader. It is like they want me to go to all of the areas ;) that means I get to speak with the many folk of Kentucky. THIRD the mini mtc that we as missionaries got to go on splits with two youth and go teach the restoration all day, one of them reminded me of Jon and one reminded me of Jake, it was kinda crazy!

my tie bin i have gotten so many they wont fit on two tie racks and i have some of the ugliest ties ever it is awesome

and the second is of me my confederate flag my gutair and my batman like a awesome person!

Friday, April 19, 2013

April 15th Update!

So here is the latest!  He loves his mission and loves the people...good combination for sure!

Andrew--wow that is a whole lot of goings on and it seems like y'all have hung in there like a hare in a biscuit. 
1st --picture with my name cause I am a saint :)
2nd--picture of my District Leader, his companion, Elder Barlow and I.
3rd--Welcome to Kentucky!
Andrew---dead birdie we hit on the way back from transfer meeting.
District leader Elder Fry trying to eat me.
A good ol' country drive.

Mom---Just have to tell you about dinner yesterday.  We talked about what we miss the most about you and spent the next hour sitting at the table and reminising and laughing and eating cruotons!  Kolten cant wait to meet you, he is quite a guy, he had to be to still be friends with Nate even after being his comp!!! ha ha ha  He was the one to keep helping me and totally seperating the legos last night!  
Oh hey!!! we are getting the back porch cement!!!!  I CAN'T WAIT!!!  LV MOM  
Have a great week and always rmember we love love love love love love (take a breathe) love love love you

Andrew--oh man now I need a crouton fix.  Kolten sounds like a great guy....just wait until you can meet my companions some are just like me and then there are some that are not, there is no middle ground.

Note from Mom---
We sent Andrew a packet for Easter and found some fun candy for him...only Andrew would appreciate it!!
Andrews reply---just got the packet it was intresting esppecially the edible grass :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

March Madness! Plus end of month Transfer!

March 4 2013
This is the awesome pictures of the first person I have baptized his name is T*****, also the second one is me and elder T*** after some sanding of the joint compound for some awesome service and a brownie the size of my face that I had to eat.

March 18, 2013
just found out i am getting transfered again out of jasper it has been a short five weeks here and tomorrow at transfer meeting i will find out where i am going it is crazy to see how truly fast time goes is everything going on the home front btw all with ender and dads new job and all you sound like its kinda been crazy i am excited to hear that you are starting up school again......btw 8) also melody and the girls have written me and it has been so fun to read letters from everyone it is always so awesome i love all yall and wish the best for all of ya I keep you in my prayers and i think of ya every day also mom thank you for the help you were with D***** it was a heaven sent thing that you had two add adhd kids to help her and i have heard "its not an option" way too many times already:) love you

March 25, 2013

Two sweet new belt buckles that i got from investigators and me in front of the ohio river


The first picture is of t*****I got to baptize him. 
The next is of D**** and her family minus three of the kids they were in bed
The next one is of me and my next companion in Cambellsville, Kentucky his name is elder b**** and he is legit.

Mar 28th, 2013
I was transfered to Campbellsville, Kentucky and if you check out the pictures you can see my new companion Elder B****
Just stick with the mission office address it seems that president is set to transfer me quite a bit throughout my mission so just to be on the safe side just stick with the address that you already have love all yall and happy easter.
I just passed the five month mark and I am working on the sixth crazy how fast time flies when you are having a blast!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

First Transfer--Feb 19th 2013

This is part of the email from him this past week also!

Oh mother you are super funny! No I have not gotten the package yet, when we get transferred we don't get anything for a bit and we have to wait for all of the mail to be forwarded. My new companion is awesome! His name is Elder Tuttle and he was in the mtc with me and boy is it fun. I had two baptisms last week and I have one this week and next week they were crazy and it will be getting more crazy as the days go on. The mission is awesome my new area is jasper indiana and boy is it a blast. I will send you pictures next week or so; we are just rushed because we have to get a few things done today and we have to drive down to owensboro to exchange so that my trainer the district leader, can come interview our baptismal candadate. Boy is mission life fun! You now are getting a taste of the josh broadhead complex :)  Tell Nate hi and that he will start losing hair soon so he should stop being so excited to get older  LOL :) it is so much fun being with some one at my same level out here and boy do we have fun. Tell everyone that I love them and I wish the best and tell Ender he is awesome and I cant wait for when he can come out also tell Jon he better hurry up and go on a mission because that meteor is gonna strike soon :) love all yall
ELDER Dursteler

Thursday, February 21, 2013

January 22 email

mother dearest i love you  so especially your cooking and dishwasher i am doing well as can be ***
that is awesome that yall got the fireplace working and the works i have been dying here man the cold is so different here the expression the wind cut into us like a knife comes all more to life here cause it about freezes you to death boyo and the ice rain is killer i will tell you abotu it in a letter that i wil send it was a funny experience *** 
tell everyone hi and that this is the best and hardest thing ever everyone needs some spiritual bro time for two years:) love yall

Monday, January 14, 2013

Update for all of our friends!

This is just what a mother wants to hear!!!
"so i have not taken any more pictures lately we have been too busy it is so much fun i love all yall lots and i am sorry that i cant write mor but we have too many apppointments"

Just got this hot off the email press this morning!!!  I know other mothers would be unhappy about the whole small letter syndrome, but if he is that busy, I am great with it!!!  I hope all of you out there remember to write to him!  He loves hearing from each of you!

He's the bomb!

Monday, January 7, 2013

This weeks pictures...

Well its good to see he isn't lacking in the personality department!  I bet he keeps his district and Zone laughing... I would even gather that by the end of the mission he will having the whole Mission laughing.

Done only as Andrew could do...wonder where he got that awesome shirt! HA HA HA

He didn't explain this one, but the barn is cool and the skiff of snow...boy don't I wish right now.


This is a Veterans Memorial, and after taking the pict, he decided they really shouldn't have done that...He said he "will not do it again".  Only Andrew!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Our christmas visit!

Here is a pict of him on SKYPE!!  He's asking how much time he has left to talk!  It was so much fun meeting his comp and some of the members he loves!

Paper letters are here!

Well here are his latest letters and christmas card! It was soooooo good hearing and seeing him for Christmas!  I love Skype!!!

Here are the letters we just received from him...back dated to the 15th of Nov.  Right before he left the MTC!