Monday, May 18, 2015

05-11-15 to 05-18-15

Monday was a great P Day!  That night we had an FHE with the Castrillon family and taught the Plan of Salvation.  It was fun to adjust the teaching for the 5 year old girl and the 7 year old boy.  I just love kids and their minds.  When explaining the 3 degrees of glory, I asked where the kids wanted to go and the boy said "france!" and the little girl said "the lowest one!" hahaha so i guess i failed there.  It was a good time. 

Tuesday was rad.  Elder Dalton and I went in divisions and it was a blast being with another Gringo!  We found out that day with a less active/investigator family that they dont come to church because the dad is very very Catholic and doesnt want them to attend church with us.  So thats a real bummer because unless they make a decision there isnt much to do about it. 

Wednesday I was a bit frustrated because me and my comp stopped by an investigator to see if she needed anything any to set another appointment and I guess she got a new puppy so we stayed for an hour and a half because my comp kept playing with it!  But its okay, i try and get us out of appointments at good times.

Thursday was a good day.  We went with the other Elders to Armando's tiny house or as they say here "finca" and they finally got to meet him.  He showed us around his property and we followed him as he chopped a path through the jungle on his property.  I saw some rubber trees and stuff which was cool haha. 

Friday was pretty slow, lots of appointment's fell but we had some good experiences.  So at our pensionistas house we talked with her daughter in law Gi. She's never really cared about the church and has also said she's super Catholic.  But in the lesson she said something different.  She said she was reading something on the internet about how the Book of Mormon isn't true, and actually received an answer to how she knows it IS true!  She knows the Book of Mormon is the word of God.  She also told us she's been talking to her husband (the pensionistas inactive son) and they want to be sealed as a family in the temple.  So we're gonna work super hard with her and Sai her husband.  We also decided we want to change pensionistas.  We've changed to Abner's wife. 

Saturday was pretty average.  That night we had an FHE with Abner's family, our ward mission leaders family, and some of our investigators.  We taught a lesson on temples, but somehow we got on the topic of where blacks came from.  But it was a good lesson.  Also, Abner's daughter was selling cupcakes for something to do with school or church (not sure what) so i bought 10.  aaaand ate them all that night.  (sorry mom) hahaha!

Sunday Gi and Sai came to church which is a great start!  After church we had lunch with all 4 missionaries with a family that invited us, the Alvear family.  It was great.  Brother Alvear, the dad, gave us homework to find the "2 laws of existence" one in 2 Nephi and the other in Doctrine and Covenants 93, and afterwards we had a SUPER interesting discussion on the concept.  He tied in religion with science.  It was WAY cool.  That night we met some new investigators, a poor little family of a grandma, the dad and the son.  They are very kind humble people.  We have another lesson with them tonight so lets see if we can touch their hearts. 

Lastly last night, we had a lesson with Jo.  She expressed concern that she doesnt feel the Spirit and is afraid she won't.  But i bore my testimony on how sometimes God answers by withholding answers.  I said she should look for how she can learn from it.  I also left Alma 5, where Alma bears his testimony and how he gained it through much prayer and fasting.  Maybe through fast she can receive her desired answers. 

Today for Pday we had to go to a member whos a doctor in Cali because last night my comp said he's having pains in his lower stomach and we're worried its something really bad.  So the member said tomorrow he'll call with results.  After that, we went with the family of that member to PRICE MART.  Price Mart is basically Costco and has TONS of American imports.  I bought Welch's grape jelly :)  I was so happy.  Never thought i'd geek out over gummy bears and jelly.  Welcome to Colombia
So there's my week!  Love you all!

E' Welch

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