Sunday, December 30, 2012

Comments and addresses

I just wanted to let you all know that I have made it easier to make comments because I want to hear from you all.  No more puzzles to figure out.
We expect to continue to use our regular email addresses.
This will probably be the best way to send letters and photos, but if you want to send snail mail, here are the addresses.
NOTE!  We will only be at the MTC for 10 days but here is that address

Elder and Sister Rodney Castillo
Spain Malaga Mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 N 900 E
Provo, Utah  84604

Once we get to the mission  the address is

Elder and Sister Rodney Castillo
Spain Malaga Mission
Av. Jesus Santos Rein N⁰ 2, 3 D-E
Edif. Ofisol
29640 Fuengirola, Malaga

We love letters and will answer every one we receive.  Packages are a problem.  Much dutiable merchandise doesn't make it to the missionary and if it does the duties are so high it may not be worth it, so just send photos and love.

We are so excited to finally start this mission thing.  Keep up those prayers.  They keep us going. Stay tuned....

Sorry everyone.  I fell off of the blogging bandwagon in  December, well November too really.  Hey, I'm not the only one. Here's hoping I get more consistent when we get back on some sort of schedule I had planned on posting photos from our trip to New York and I may still do that if we have a 'slow news' week. Anyway, thank you for your patience.
The good news is that we found out what the hold up was for the visa.  Apparently Spain requires visa applicants to request visas in person and pick them up in person.  Since this would be such a problem  for missionaries and since the church has a good relationship with Spain,  an arrangement was made for an honorary consul in SLC to handle that. To ease the paper work, the church paid for an intern to handle missionary visa paper work and then whatever else they wanted.  Well the intern quit but the church didn't know and the paper work just piled up in the inbox.  It took a while to figure out that there was a problem but once they figured it out, it wasn't too hard to fix.  .Jamie in Church Travel said that our visa should be there any day.  Yea!  Anyway, we leave for the MTC tomorrow morning, finally.  The delay has been a blessing in many ways.  We were here to greet our new grand son, Benjamin Eric Wach.  He was born Dec 14th, 6lb 7oz and 19 in.  He is growing already, and his sister thinks he is the best! We are excited that Weston is no longer the only grandson.  We are thrilled that second daughter is expecting a son also.  Imagine the family campout in two years!  We were also able to attend and help with the reception for my niece Emily in Colorado.  The Lord knows what he is doing.
Sooo, Please keep us in your prayers as we start off on this new adventure.  Watch out Spain, here we come!