Monday, July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

I smashed my foot when we were doing that service project and we were filling bags with rocks... So Elder Surichaqui threw a BIG ROCK like 6 feet in the air and me and another missionary tried to catch it with a bag, but we missed it, and it landed on my foot. Its okay now. I can walk fine.
The people in the ward give us good food! I really like it. The people in Pereira have a bit more money than normal... My area is super rich so yaaaaa there's tons of places to eat haha. 
The work is kinda slow here. My area is full of buildings that we can't knock doors in so its kind of hard to find people... The area where we can actually knock doors is reaaaaaaaaaaally small. like really small. 
Hahaha originally we didn't have people living with us, but then some missionaries lost their house, because the contract expired. so now Elder Silvester from my group is living with me until they can find a new house. So we live 2 gringos, a Chilean, and a Peruvian. 
Things are good here, my comp is funny, he played league of legends and speaks really really good English so we joke around a lot. 
Love you have a good week!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Medellin, 3 months left

Well homies here we go. As you know I'm Elder Dawson, and while I don't send out very many emails I am still in the mission and still alive. 

We started out this week with a nice service project. We helped out some homies from another ward build a wall out of rocks... We dragged these rocks from this creek. Call me gnar. 

1. Elder Moutinho couldn't carry. reported.
2. victory.
3. They gave us some rice and boiled pig skin after the service project (someonecomeanddotheireagleprojecthere)

1. The truth.
2. Colombian Independence day was this week. Lots of parties. 
3. Week six personal study. Watching bible videos. Also the truth.

1. Chill. 
2. When there's no water and we just used the restroom. ðŸ˜¶
3. When they call you up for the transfers and you're going to Pereira with Elder Marchioni. ðŸ˜ Spooky but gr8.

1. You gotta start saying bye to all the gr8 people in your area, for example, David, your local drug dealer.
2. Pizza Piola is life. 
3. Ya got Fernando, 15 weeks in a row at church and he still doesn't want to get baptized yet lel. gr8 guy.

Long story short I said bye to all those homies, smashed my foot, and got to Pereira all good. My area is full of rich people and lots of buildings. Lots of hype. 

Have a good week everyone! Read your scriptures and say your prayers! ðŸ¦

Monday, July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017

Well this week was fun. I GOT A NEW COMPANION! They sent me another comp and we are in a TRIO! His name is Elder Lopez from SANTIAGO CHILE! 

Here's a picture of him. He was here in the mission when i got here, but he only stayed 4 months because he had heart problems, and had to go home to get surgery or something. But he's back now! And I'm training him again! Hes a cool guy, he loved game of thrones and league of legends. So hes basically me from Chile. 
I had an exchange with Elder Surichaqui this week. He had an allergic reaction and we went to the hospital all day lol.

Also Carlos blessed the sacrament this week and Jonathan passed it! So that was pretty cool. Also Carlos wants to do mission prep to go on a mission so that's pretty hype! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pictures from San Pedro de los Milagros

We went with some investigators of the other missionaries.

When I'm all decked out in AZ shazam and the flag is all upside down

Big Cow



Monday, June 26, 2017

3 Baptisms

Ya we had the 3 baptisms which was good! Not a lot of time, thanks for the update tho! Have a good week! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Medellin, Idk what week but I have like 18 weeks left

Alright Phonies, its week 6. Here we got your classic week as a missionary in Colombia.

-Startin out with some peanut butter popcorn.

-7.5 liters of juice for less than 2 dollars. I love it here. HEY THAT'S A LOW PRICE!- Elder Weber (We think that's from some commercial in Arizona, if someone could let me know from which company it would be greatly appreciated.)

-I got my package so now we`re clowns with the clown balloons! That reminds me of my favorite insult, ¨Who's this clown?¨ Because you're not only calling them a clown but also that they're not even a well known clown!

-Ramen noodles bruh. 

-Live 100. 

-That moment when you decide to smash all the plastic bottle guys that youve been saving up for 3 transfers to go and sell to be able to buy a PIZZA!

- That moment when you sell two giant bags of smashed plastic bottles and they give you 60 cents......... ðŸ˜¶

-The new style. Watch out. 

- No, you don't need to clean your monitor. This is real life. This is a lunch in Colombia WITHOUT RICE! 

-Elder Moutinho learned in less that 24 hours to do the rubik cube. Str8 up mathematician. 

- A guy who hopped onto his pile of stuff and rode it down the big hill screaming! Reminds me of Brother Memmott, ¨GERONIMOOOOOOOOOOOO¨.

-When the members visit investigators with you.

-Your classic pizza party. Looks like we collected the most box tops! #4thgradealloveragain

-A sign I found 10 feet up in a tree...

- My favorite part of the Bible, when Mary gets crowned in heaven.

- I miss this.

-Medellin is neat-o.

- Its like in Celtic Kings every time I won the game against the bots. Surrounded. GGEZ. 

-When somebody throws the card on the ground ðŸ˜‘

-MFW the water balloon pops.
- La niña de la noche. He didnt eat his crust, so we gave him a wig. 

-When we went to go do a service activity to help the Relief Society President move. We broke her glass table..... Ooops....
- Not pictured: All of Sunday. We had 10 investigators at church. When we got the transfers and Elder Weber is going to CHINCHINA and he screamed NONONO!
Ya that was basically the week. Love you homies lots! Bob bless!