Monday, September 25, 2017


Well, today I dropped my camera in a river. Here's the adventure that caused it all...

Monday, September 18, 2017


Well its been another normal week in Colombia. We had a good week. We put baptismal dates with Marcela's 2 children Cristian and Valeria. They went to church along with Ricardo the dad and they really liked it! We're teaching a man named Alfredo. Alfredo's son is Andres and was baptized in the United States a year ago by Justin Robison who graduated from Queen Creek High. Alfredo is SUPER HYPED to get baptized. Hes just a little old and has Parkinsons, but is the sweetest man ever.

On Tuesday they surprised us by telling us that we had a multi-zone meeting 2 days later, on Thursday! So guess who had to get that all set up? oh ya. We were running on 0 sleep for 3 days. We had to do a practice thing in the multi-zone about presenting the BOM and it went good. 2ez. 

So ya that's whats up with me, Elder Meza and I get along just gr8. Have a good week fam! See you in exactly a month from today! ­čĆü

When we run home from the mission president's counselor's house during the rainstorm
When its valentines day in Colombia and I took i pic with bae
Elder Cottam cutting my hair Wednesday night so I didn't look like a hobo on Thursday. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Here we go last transfer!

Well homies, my time has almost come to part from this time of missionary service. I have 6 weeks left.
  • Startin out the week with the Peruvian companions cookin up some aj├ş de gallina. If you can find some in the US I would really recommend it. We were in trio for 2 weeks cus my comp had early transfers cus he's the new assistant lel.
  • Us looking for the members house where we ate lunch on Tuesday. I took this pic because the houses look like US houses and not like Colombian houses. LOOK AT THE YARDS! 
  • The people who gave us lunch were some of the first members of the Church in Colombia and they basically gave us crock pot meat!   

  • Look how cute they are! 
  • The rift (Pereira) 
  • We played dominoes and then ate some pl├ítano, yuca, and ├▒ame soup with a couple that got baptized the other week. I'm bronze at dominoes (and probably League at this point)   

  • Elder Castillo is a silly goose. 
  • 3 man bot lane combo. Elder Dawson-Elder Castillo- Elder Casta├▒eda. We climbin in your windows, baptizin your people up.

  • In case you don't read Spanish it says Colombian dogs > American dogs
  • These 2 pics basically sum up my area in Pereira, buildings and weed.  

  • A nice *balanced breakfast
  • A cool bug (early game khazix)
  • A typical Colombian menu if you've ever wondered what we eat in Colombia

  • Eating lunch to teach repentance and baptize converts
  • A funny little girl

  • The funny little girl again and Elder Castillo fixing the families computer when it starting playing this weird song on repeat and the other girl couldn't focus well on her homework
  • Beer or lulu juice?
  • The same restaurant twice in the same week! Also CHICKEN STRIPS! Wheres the ranchup?

  • When Elder Silvester says ¨Hey I'll make you pancakes¨ and then gives me this...
  • When the Linares family that I taught and helped get baptized comes to my ward! 
  • Teaching the gospel. 

Look at this trunky kid! Elder Weber, (shaking head like Elder Granda used to do). Hes going home, I guess I'll have to go ALL the way to Power Ranch to see him! 3 Pictures with him so that we can spread the word and help him find a wife, his goal is to be married in less than 6 weeks, SPREAD THE WORD!

  • When Elder Pavez hops off a bus just to say hi. My best Chilean bro. 
  • My new comp Elder Meza! Ill be training Elder Meza to be a zone leader my last transfer, super hype. I honestly am kinda scared to go home... 
  • Not pictured from the week- When these scary guys in a scary neighborhood threatened to kill us, 3spooky5me, insert a skeleton meme. When I had to buy like 30 bus tickets and all the zone money is gone... When Elder Casta├▒eda put his suitcases on the bus and then forgot to get on the bus and it left without him... When I got home from the bus station at 2 in the morning on Sunday. When i had to BACK to the bus station to send a missionary to Manizales at 4AM. Countless other things that just went wrong. Teaching the Gospel. Loving Colombia. 
  • Love you all lots! Have a great last 6 weeks before I'm home ­čśë