Saturday, June 29, 2013

Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:15:13 -0600
Hey FAM!!!
just gonna reply to your letters. i wouldnt  mind some more caffiene! haha i still fall asleep in class a little but not as much! thanks for the sports updates! i loved them haha it helped out a ton! thats crazy about aaron hernadez.  so some people are leaving this monday so you might see them at the airport!! poasi will be there and look for elder clark, elder thurman and elder bowen. and some sisters! try to help them out, they treated me like royalty here! when are you guys going to the philippines?! that sounds like fun.  tell alandra to email me so i can talk back and forth to her while she is there! so there is a full filipino from australia here and he is taller than me! sobrang jealous ako.  and he is already basically fluent.  Tagalog is getting easier though! hardest part is just using what i know.  but it is getting easier!!  so life is good! i get my travel plans next week.  crazy huh?  and then we leave in 2 weeks from monday.  I met my mission president they are way awesome! i will send pics of everyone going to naga.  it is crazy that i am almost leaving. 
Things i need.  I cant really think of anything but maybe like a multi-tool! or im thinking just buying that in the philippines.  hindo ko alam pero it would help out! and that is about it! i am doing great and missing you guys a lot but i know you guys are doing ok! ill send some pics :)  mahal kita!
Elder Finneman

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:02:40 -0600

Hey Family what is up!!! got your letter yesterday. Thanks!! and I just need a water bottle, like the gatorade one if you could send it.  Life is good here just same old same old.  Marihap ang Taglog pero get ako konti. Love you guys and miss you.  How is everything??

On Jun 15, 2013, at 10:12 AM, "Alran Kyle Finneman"
You will need to pull them up on the computer I sent them to you. But I am basically out of time but I wanted to tell you that on the 23rd there is an announcement from the brethren and I am in the choir so make sure you guys look for me!!! it is supposed to be bigger than the age change so I am pretty excited to hear what it is!! ill keep you updated!! talk to you guys soon

Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 09:49:19 -0600
What is up my people!!!
Just want to wish Dad the best Father's day ever!! I am trying to get you a present but there isnt really anything cool at the mtc haha but Dad i love you so much and i just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me.  wouldnt be here without you.  Family treat dad right and put him first for once!!!
 second week here and it has been a good one!! my schedule is basically the same. breakfast at 7:30 then I have class from 8-11 then personal study then lunch then lang study then more lang study and then another class from 6-9 haha it is such a busy schedule.  but ya I got the camera and Sis Gardner is in my district!! who knows her? she is wondering who!! I will put some pics up! i have seen marcus and connor they are doing awesome! connor goes to the aiport on monday so look out for him!! he says he needs help haha typical c will. the lang is straight kicking my trash haha i am so glad i understand it cuz if i didnt i would be struggling big time.  but i know it will come. just takes some time. thats crazy they are already going! what are your guys plan? how did alandra do? my kamasa is still crazy haha ill send you a pic of him. he is just full of energy and all over the place and a rule follower to the max. i think he has the white handbook memorize. but he helps me out so much! he is basically fluent in tagalog! i am sorta getting there, hopefully!  but life here is good!
I wouldnt mind some seeds and dr pepper! also i am almost out of bar soap so that would be nice, and some more mints! also two of my teachers know mama and papa!! they served in the manila and mama of course fed them haha but it was so sweet to meet someone who has been to the house!! just thought i would let you know.. There names are brother Kaka and brother Kovach so see if mama and papa remember them!! but other than that i think that is all i need.  also if you guys got time i found some cool things you can look up.
mormon messages "Moments that matter the most" "Mountains to climb" "Men's heart shall fail" and "Earthly Father Heavenly Father."also try reading our seach for happiness it is the best book ever and strengthened my tesitmony so much!! I love you guys so much!!! thanks for everything and I will see you soon!!
oh and show poasi dad this pic of me and him!!!
Elder Finneman


Saturday, June 8, 2013

oh and love you guys!!!

On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 9:31 AM, Alran Kyle Finneman <> wrote:
what is going on guys?!
So my p days are on saturday's so that is when I can email! 
Everything here is awesome.  I am doing well!  My companion is Elder Packard and he is from Texas. He just graduated high school so he is a new batch.  He is really enthusiastic and always is postive.  I sometimes want to kill him though.  haha joke lang. Well maybe...
So just to give you an insight on what all has happened so far.  on Wednesday, we got thrown into a class and right form the get go we had to learn tagalog.  It is freaking hard! it has been a struggle learning but I am learning it and just keep moving forward.  I am trying to stay the same but my kasama is straight trying to turn me into missionary mode.  IT IS TERRIBLE...  other news, I got called to be the district leader.. Crazy huh? our district is way cool and I will leave some pics of it!! but being district leader has already given me some blessings.  I gave my very first blessing to an elder, elder Manning because he is struggling big time now.  yesterday was a tough day for all of us.  We have 6 Elders and 4 Sisters in our district and everyone is getting down because they cannot pick up the language.  a couple sisters broke down yesterday because they thought they were failing.  So as DL I have been trying to be uplifting to everyone but it is sort of tough but I am trying my best. We have an awesome zone though and district. They are awesome!
How is everyone doing?  Still the same old?  If you can tell people and you guys can too, but go to and write me on there! It is like sending a lettter but I get it that day and I can get those everyday as here I can only email on P days. So Dear Elder me and have other people too if they want to ask me how I am doing!  I love and miss you guys so much and I cannot wait to hear from you guys.  Just know that I am doing awesome and that even though it is a struggle I am doing everything you guys taught me.  Thanks so much for everything.