Write Landon a Letter


Elder Landon Aldana
741 Plummer Road (appt 1503)
Hunstville Al, 35806

Monday, December 19, 2016

It's been a great week! I'm sure I say that same thing every week but I just don't even know where to start. Really I just don't really understand how to put everything into words. I'll try for a little bit. 

Because I'm going to be calling y'all next week you can expect that you're going to get a little bit of a cheese letter this week. Other then potentially freezing to death it's been quite the ride this week. during the week we had a very large Christmas party in the mission. I was able to do a great little magic trick and have once again sealed my name as "that Elder that does magic..." but the best part by far was that we watched a movie as a mission. We watched the movie Zootopia? (I think thats how you spell it) Such a funny movie. Only down here could you really appreciate a line in that movie, It almost took all of us to our feet. 

at one point the main bunny is talking really really fast and runs off. There is more of a country bunny and he says to the parents of the main bunny. "Y'all didn't catch a word of that either? that makes me feel better I was thinking we was speaking in tongues of something" SOOOO!! funny, I would guess most everyone reading this has not had the chance to have someone start speaking in tongues to ya but it's a trip. 

later in the week another highlight was that Elder Ogden and I went to a Islamic Potluck! there is a fairly large Islamic center just a stones throw from our church that we semi-invited ourselves over too. I was so amazed at the kindness and reverence that was felt with them. We talked a little bit with someone similar to a pastor for a little bit about beliefs and tried to better understand one another. From what we left with both of us really just want to be better understood. They invited us back to give a presentation of what Mormons believe and we joined them for a service later that night. 

It always amazes me how alike all of us religions are. All of us are seeking a better relationship with our creator, seeking to be better people. I love how many blessings and opportunities come from being where I feel we can reach the closest back to God. I love the south and how different we are, but how similar we are at the same time. 

Love all y'all lots!! 

Elder Landon Aldana!!  

Monday, December 12, 2016

what an exciting time of the year! 

Well I'm very glad to hear that everyone is going to be enjoying Christmas as much as I am. This week at our church up here in Huntsville every year they put on a big Christmas concert. We were lucky enough to bring several people so we went several times, because of that I have had a song stuck in my head for the last day or so. It's been the Hallelujah chorus from handel's messiah. By nature the song just about blows you're socks off, but as they starting singing it really stuck out to me. 

I think part of it was that the song is all talking about Christ coming back one day and we talk about that a lot all day. How it talks about him coming and being the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It made me think just about how much I would not mind that. 

It helped me to laugh a little bit more as the next day after listening to a choir sing it, we went to seminary in the morming. Later in the day we went out knocking on doors first thing in the morning because why not.? As were knocking doors at like 8:00 in the morning and catching just about everyone at home (imagine that!) we had also took another set of Elders up with us and our plan was to divide and conquer. 

What really happened is that as we were walking back from a house little old grandma on the other side of the neighborhood was woke up by the other set of missionaries. She found us first :(. She then went on to explain what an awful thing we were doing and that we better be careful before flashing her beautiful 6 shooter revolver at us. She informed us that she had called the cops and did not enjoy us... :( 

we laughed about it and thought about how it semi killed the effectiveness of our morning. we took our dive home and enjoyed a great breakfast! 

I love this place, Love the people, Love Christmas the spirit that comes with it! Love the messiah!

Elder Landon Aldana!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Note:  For his last month, Landon has been transferred to Hunstville AL.  His address has been updated on the top of this page

Huntsville, the rocket city!!

I really like Sparkman! It's been a ton of fun so far, right now my new companion is Elder Ogden. He is from Redding California, It's been a ton of fun! we have been around each other for a good bit so it has not been very hard to work together. Were both nerdy!, and have very similar interests. It's been nice to see a lot of old faces!

sounds like everyone is going to be having a good Christmas, I know what we are planning to have a Christmas party next week. Just about everyone and there dog has asked if I was going to do a magic trick again, so I guess I'm going to have to do something fun! I know that this month we have a lot of things going on all at the same time.

While I have been trying to plan what is the last thing that I was everyone to remember us for I've felt really strong about leaving a trail of service. One of the highlights of some of the things we have stuck our nose in so far is that Saturday were going to an Islamic potluck... so that should be great, I've really trying to push to get a seminar on Mormonism at one of the three collages here. Lastly really trying to find as much service as we can with the new #LightTheWorld project from the church! y'all should look at it if you haven't ---Mormon.org--  This week we also had a great chance to go to the "Mana House" a local soup kitchen.

well, I hope everyone is enjoying the December holidays as much as we are! I love y'all lots!!

Elder Landon Aldana!