Monday, February 29, 2016

Member of the 70 and Cock Fighting

Hows everyone doing? Things are really well here in Colombia. This week we were super busy and it went by super fast. We were informed that we would all head up to Medellin this week to be taught by Elder Godoy, a member of the 70. It was super fun, the whole trip took about 3 days. In the afternoon on Wednesday we traveled to Armenia and stayed there over the night. The following day we spent the whole day in a bus, it was pretty bad. Then we stayed at the Casa Hotel, the house for the missionaries. Then the next day we all woke up at 4 in the morning, got ready, and then headed for the chapel to hear from Elder Godoy. After we had our capacitation we all headed back to our areas, another 7-8 hours in a bus. It was pretty bad, we didnt get back to Armenia until 11 at night, which was bad. Woke up the next day super early and then headed to our area. We were so drained from all the traveling and we all got sick. My comp was in bed all day until we taught a few lessons from 7 until 9 that night. Then on Sunday we had interchanges with the other missionaries in our area. That was super cool, except Elder Opazo has very little patience, which can be a bit frustraiting, but we just gotta get better at working together.

I loved his words in the conference. Elder Godoy is a convert to the church, and he met with the missionaries before in his life. He told us all about how the missionaries have this kind of light, and that is what sparked his interest in the church. That just made me realize how important for us as missionaries to be the best example that we can be, that our image, our additude is what makes a difference. I love that, and that through my example, people will want to know more.

Im really sorry that I dont have a lot of photos this week, I wish I could get a lot more photos but in all honesty we just dont have a lot of time to take photos, instead we just work our butts off trying to share this freaking awesome message.

We were in a lesson when something super funny happened. We were talking about the Word of Wisdom when in the middle of the lesson this guy runs down the stairs, grabs a machete, and runs up the stairs. We were so confused my comp and I, we later found out that he went to go chop of heads of these rats that they had in their house. And these rats are huge, the are like the size of a chicuahua. Unfortunatley the rats all ran away before he could kill them. It was a super fun night haha. Also me and Elder Castillo were walking to an appointment when there was some cock fighting going on in the street. It was kinda messed up, and also my first encounter with anything like that hahah. We didnt have a lot of lessons this week, but it was a super fun week. Hope all is well at home. Have a solid week homies. :)

Elder Harris




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