Monday, September 26, 2016

Pereira, A Whole New Wooooorld, Week 46

Tensions are getting high around here as elections are coming to Colombia to end a civil war thing that has been going on for a very long time here. Most people are very devout in their way of thinking about the new peace treaty. We try to stay out of it as missionaries. 

Things are good here in Pereira! We had a really successful week in finding, helping, and retaining investigators! 
The other missionaries in our ward had 3 baptisms this week which is always fun! We had an exchange with one of the assistants of the mission which was a really fun day. Basically if Preach my Gospel were to be personified, it would be him. 

Today we went to a city called Salento for PDay with our zone! It is a really touristy place with lots of nick nacks and paddy wacks. We ate pizza, walked around, bought nick nacks, and took Jeep tours. 

Love you homies lots! Ive been thinking about a scripture in the book of Enos this week a lot. After Enos receives a remission of his sins he begins to worry about his brothers, or people.

10 And while I was thus struggling in the spirit, behold, the voice of the Lord came into my mind again, saying: I will visit thy brethren according to their diligence in keeping my commandments.

I like this a lot because the Lord doesn't say he might visit us if we keep the commandments. He says that he will. If we feel like the Lord has not visited us in our lives, it may be because we aren't letting him.

Love you homies lots! 🐂

Video: Spanish names are funny sometimes.

A selfie in my area.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pereira. A Whole New Woooorld. Week 45

I'm actually in the same city. So it's not that new. It just rains here everyday. And what people do is they just take their garbage outside and leave it on a hill so that when it rains all the garbage goes to the river. NATURE! 

Restaurants here are funny. The name of them all is just ¨Restaurant¨ and they sell ¨Lunch¨ for 2 dollas. You walk in and there is no menu. You sit down. Someone comes over to you and asks what you want. You say lunch. They say lunch comes with rice meat salad and your choice of a soup. We have veggie soup and cow stomach soup. That´ll be 2 dollas pls. 

And they're only open from 11-4.

This week was a good one! 

Not a lot to say but we are working hard. 

Yesterday it started HAILING! I'm in Colombia and it was hailing. It was nuts. All the kids in the streets were FREAKING OUT! They had never seen anything like it before. 

Love you guys lots have a good week! ❄

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pereira, Week 44

Hello hello hope everyone is doing gr8 m8. 

In our mission we all started to read the Book of Mormon from the beginning and mark a few things in it, including all the times it mentions Christ. I'm still in 1st Nephi, but it's already a really neat experience! 

Elder Murillo kills me with his League of Legends references, saying things like Bronzodia and Rito Pls.

We have been teaching a lady named Yasmin Linares for the past couple weeks. She's married and a mother of two and is super chill. We're working with her and her kids a lot. This week they came with us to a Stake talent show put on by the youth in the stake who did traditional dances from Colombia. I learned a lot and her family had a bunch of fun laughing at the silly kids. 

We started playing Yugioh again in our free time! Elder Bagley and Elder Murillo are both duel masters.

I'm really loving the mission and my area here! Love you all  🎷

 Looking for baptisms in the jungle (Ft. glowing white shirt touched by the finger of The Lord)

Its a selfie

A bowl of gross soup that I finished like a champ. 

Rainy day selfie

Monday, September 5, 2016

Pereira, Week 43

A pretty normal week here in Colombia. Hot afternoons and random thunderstorms.

I went on exchanges (I think that's the right English word) with my District Leader Elder Larroza, from Argentina, this week! He's probably the funniest person I've ever met. Here are some experiences from our day together:

Hopping in a Taxi and saying "Alrighty take us to Martha's house for lunch." 
Calling everyone a "Milk moustache" or "Hotdog" to insult them.
Eating at a bakery and then realizing that he had no money to pay for it (He was the milk moustache in this situation)
Literally keeping us up all night with his shenanigins.

We had a couple days that went perfect where everyone was home and we had tons of lessons. But we also had a couple days where nobody was home and we had no lessons. 

The work here is good! We have multiple less actives that have desires to come back to church and a couple good families we are working with! 

Something we taught to a lot of people this week is the idea of sacrifice. 
When Lehi and his family arrive at the ocean after pretty long time in the wilderness, the Lord commands Nephi
8 Thou shalt construct a ship, after the manner which I shall show thee, that I may carry thy people across these waters.
The Lord does not say, construct a ship so that the ship can carry you across the waters. The Lord himself works through us after all that we can do. He will carry us across the waters of affliction if we do all that we can to construct our ships and sacrifice all our time, energy, and talents to the Lord.

Love you guys lots 🐖

My Comp with the dank memes 

Could it be Jose Smith?