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This is me

Monday, December 29, 2014

Merry Christmas from 88 Degrees and sweaty!!

Christmas in Panama is a bit different.  Here is how Hunter described it:

A panameno Christmas involves waiting until midnight and then eating a ton of food, opening all the presents. and then going to bed basically all day hahahaha.

We were able to skype him on Christmas Eve for 3 hours which was wonderful!!

He had a very busy week with a Zone party and a great visit to the temple!

Hunter says this is the funniest Latino he has ever met!!

A stirring rendition of "1,2,3,4" by the Plain White Tees

Hunter's Christmas gift, A GUITAR!!!

He is REALLY enjoying it!

What is important about this photo is how Hunter is eating his potato in the background.
Only an Idaho kid would do something like that!

Trip to the Panama Temple.  Always an awesome experieince!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Donuts and Milk

Funny story this week! Elder Meine and Elder Ismael were in charge of breakfast this week for the District Meeting. But they didn't think about how 3 boxes of donuts and 2 gallons of milk would fit in to their tiny fridge.  So they employed a little creativity.

Then on their walk to the church one of the jugs of milk got hit by a car in an Elder's hand.  Elder Zamuido got knicked too.  He didn't get hurt and the milk survived... almost

The picture of the week has to be of the $130 Ham in a box that they saw while shopping at Price Mart! So ridiculous that he and Elder Adams HAD to take a selfie with it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


This past week were transfers in San Migueltio.  Elder Meine's companion got transferred.  He is now a SENIOR COMPANION!!  His new companion is Elder Ismael from Paraguay.  Also, two zones were merged together: Miguelito and Alcalde Diaz.  This new zone has 30 missionaries in it!  Elder Meine is excited!
A few of his new zone.

With Alex, an inactive boy in his ward.

This is Kenya, she is Elder Meine's favorite orphan.  He let her wear his wise man costume!

Panama Temple at night

With Elder Totsch before transfers.  Also with Johann and Alex.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

From Panama with Love

Monday (Dec 8th) was Mother's day in Panama.  Elder Meine only had 20 minutes of internet time, enough time to send off a short note home, but no photos.  Luckily, some of the other missionaries were able to send some home and their mother's shared them with me!  

San Miguelito Zone

Elder Totsch's TWO birthday cakes!

Reunion with the MTC crew!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Silent Night in Panama

Elder Meine visits an orphanage in Panama

Christmas zone conferences were this week.  Elder Meine had the opportunity to visit an orphanage and put on a nativity for the kids.  They also handed out soccer balls, dolls, and bubbles to the kids.

Of course Hunter was one of the WISE MEN!!  :)
The great tie he is wearing was a Christmas gift from his Uncle Steve and Aunt Michele!
It is proof that our Christmas package made it to Panama safe and sound!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Finally some pictures from PANAMA!

It has been a couple of weeks since Elder Meine sent pictures.  The computers down there are not as "high tech" as we are used to and some times he is unable to get them to read his SD card.  Today was like an early Christmas though!  So many great photos!  Enjoy!!
Re-United with the MTC gang!

Birthday cake for Sept, Oct and Nov B-Days!

The badge says "Elder Meine" but don't be fooled!

Elder Meine's first Coconut!

Elder Meine and Elder Menchu, his district leader  He goes home on the 10th!!

Me and Johan . He's 16, and he comes out and teaches with us a lot.
I gave him one of my ties for his birthday and he wears it all the time now hahaha!

Elder Meine's new Mola tie, made by the Kuna People in Panama!

This sign reads: "Parish Ranch - Slaves of Christ the King"

More of those crazy MTC Elders!

We have a Christmas tree in Los Ander, the main hub of everything in our zone! It's actually pretty sweet!