Monday, December 14, 2015

12-08-15 to 12-14-15 Return to Andalucia

This week was pretty good!  We´re having a lot of sucess and a lot of great things are happening!

The highlight of Tuesday is that our district made a band!  We have to do a Christmas carol for the next zone meeting so we organized a band with me On guitar, Gomez on the bongos, the sisters on piano and maracas, and the other Elders on Giro and Clave.  its super rad! We have to do the presentation in English, and we have a "spice" on it that is gonna be fun! More news to come!

Wednesday, i went to Andalucia in Divisions with Elder Suyon!  It was fun to see my old investigators, and I had the privilege to interview Ana Maria and Vic for their baptisms!  Ana Maria needs a bit more time to pass but Vic passed!  He surprised me!  He has changed so much and is 100% ready to be baptized.  I was really pleased to see the affects of my work there.  That day in Zarzal, Gomez told me that our convert Cleyder is going crazy with the missionary work!  She lent out her Book of Mormon, is giving out pamphlets, and is presenting us to all her friends!  It is super rad!  She is an excellent convert! 

Thursday we ended divisions early to go to Tulua and have a meeting with the district president.  We made serious plans on how us as missionaries can help this district become a stake.  we have high hopes and want to do it FAST.  So we are gonna buckle down and get to some hard hard work.  But we are working with pure families here in Zarzal so the branch is growing faster and faster.  That night we also found a family where the wife is less active and her husband and son aren't.  It was a miracle find because they came from Chile and want to reactive/get baptized.  We are so grateful to the Lord for helping us find them! 

Friday we had a really busy day! We had a small competition with the other Elders in our apartment where each companionship had to contact at least 5 families in the street that day.  Who lost would buy pizza.  As a result, we contacted 11 families amongst us 4.  It was a great day and what we needed. 

Saturday was fairly normal.  We just did some service putting up Christmas lights and had a few lessons with investigators.  Nothing too huge.

Sunday was great because Nabor and Mery came to church and got their last attendance to get baptized!  It was a miracle because Nabor was working but came to church until he got on call, and they didnt call him until we were halfway through the 3rd hour.  So this Saturday we are gonna baptize a family! Woohoo! 

Today was just a nice lazy Pday, just what we needed because phew.  I was tired haha.  So yeah! love you all!
Elder Welch
From my personal email:
I asked if he knows where he'll go to Skype us on Christmas Day.
Jake: this week we're gonna skope out skyping areas haha its strange, the more time i get in the mission, the less i think about home!  I almost forgot i got to talk to you all soon haha.  SUPER FOCUSED.

I told him I'm hoping to hear more about where's he living and maybe see some pictures.
Jake: Im with 4 other missionaries but its because they opened another area in Zarzal with 2 new missionaries, so me and my comp are kinda homeless until we find a house.  we¨re living in our suitcases which is a bummer but it's whatever.  I havent taken pics yet because i dont wanna get too attached to this house haha. 

Leadership Meeting with
Pres. and Sis. Pricoli

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