Monday, April 18, 2016

I got good news boys

Yeah so this week we have transfers and... I´m headed to the coast. Im going to be senior companion too. The zone is called Sincelejo. Its the farthest north of the zones. I´m glad that I´m headed there instead of going directly to Monteria. Sincelejo is a little cooler than the other areas, which that I am grateful for. Although I am a little sad to leave my first area, I am also excited for what the next area holds. I heard that the spanish accent in the coast is terrible and really hard to understand, I feel like it will make me have to learn spanish all over again. Also I will be going from the most southern zone to the most northern zone, it will be about a total of 20 hours in a bus, which is going to suck, but glad that I will be going back to the area where my buds Elder Norrel and Elder Zuchel are, i´m super pumped.

I cant really think of anything to update you guys on. We havn´t had a lot of success this week. So I think I´ll let all of you guys know exactly what we do as missionaries.
6:30 wake up in the morning, and then do exercise for 30 minutes
7 eat breakfast and get dressed/ready for the day
8 personal study
9 companionship study
10 study english for my latino companion and I study more spanish 11 start proselyting, teahcing lessons, doing service, saving souls
12:30 we have lunch with church members which is awesome, they also never give us water to drink, they always make fresh juice, which is the best part of lunch
2-9 teach lessons, doing service, saving more souls. Teaching the gospel of jesus christ and doing our best to help out our brothers and sisters here in Colombia
9 daily planning, we plan our activities for the next day and set goals for what we want to do
10:30 go to bed usually by the end of the day we are dead, and then we rest and then get a fresh start for the next day.

This is basically a day in the life of Elder Harris One more thing I would like to say, there was an earthquake in Ecuador, they said that they could feel it in Cali Colombia, which is close to Sevilla, but nobody here felt it. When we found out that there was an earthquake we didnt believe it, it was like nothing happened hahahhaha. But this is what happened this week. Cant wait to tell you more about what is in store in the coast. Keep up the good work peeps, the next photos youll see of me ill be a bit tanner haha

Elder Harris

April 18, 2016

I lucked out and got a lot of photos with a lot of our investigators and less active members. The reason for a lot of photos is because I am headed to a new area! Im headed to the coast, going to an area called Sincelejo. Ill be senior comp too! We´ll see how it goes. I have heard that there are a lot of iguanas on the coast too! Im so excited.





Feliz Abril


Well this week not a lot has really been going on, but I will do my best to write as long of a letter as I can, my mom likes long letters haha.

So this week went by really fast! We focused a lot of out time and energy looking for less active members and doing our best to bring them back to church. Its all a really long process but we are getting there. We are currently teaching a less active family, the Garces family. They have a lot of kids and I get them confused a lot because there are so many of them haha. But we have had a lot of success this week with finding new people to teach, we have spent most if not all our time looking for new people to teach, needless to say I am exhausted this week.

This next week we have changes! I am so excited, ill finally be going somewhere else, I have spent the first quarter of my mission here in Sevilla. Its been way too long, hopefully I go somewhere cool, either Medellin or the Coast. For some odd reason I really want to go to the coast, even though you sweat every second of every day, it sounds like a lot of fun.

This week we had one of our investigator families come to church! It was the firs time in about a month, and they came!! It was amazing, hopefully they will come next week as well. The only bad thing that happened was that someone stole their helmets during the church hours, hopefully that didn't leave a bad impression on them. I felt so bad, they go to church and what do they get? Their helmets stolen what a bummer. Also everyone here in Colombia has a motorcycle, it is so cool. Makes me want to get a moto when I get back.

Also last night we got some bad news, our investigator who is suppose to be getting baptized last week was in a motorcycle accident. He's fine, but he walks with a limp and is doing well more or less. We hope that we can continue to visit him and check up on him. He's doing alright, just hit a little rough patch.

Yeah so we had an inter exchange with the district leader last week, I love Elder Quiroga, he is so much like me, he is a fun loving guy and he is such a good leader. He make me laugh and smile more than any other elder. I also got a sweet case for my preach my gospel, cost about a dollar, which is a steel, that I love about Colombia.

I don't got a lot else to talk about, sorry this letter isn't super detailed, ill make sure to take good notes and keep you all informed next week. Also more photos if I can.

Have a great week everyone, stay safe and remember who you are. That wraps up this week stay tuned til next monday :)

April 11, 2016



Gatito
Me and the Colombian cool kids.

I asked Josh what the circumstance was around this picture of kids. This is his reply:
That picture is at this sports park, all the kids come to me and ask for me to speak english to them its awesome! For once I feel famous, around kids hahaha

Found this little guy in our house.

I bought this awesome case for my Preach My Gospel. It cost 4 mil. A little more than a dollar.

Jampier and I, he loves photos, and yes that is 4 kittens I got there. Haha!

General Conference

Its crazy how fast the time goes by in the mission. Flies by so fast. Anyways this week was really good.

BECAUSE IT WAS CONFERENCE WEEKEND!

Man it was so nice to hear the voice of the prophet and his apostles. He really is a man called of God. Even though he didn't talk for a lot his message was filled with power and authority. He really is the prophet here on the earth and he loves us so much. Imagine how much love our Heavenly Father has for us. This really hit me as I watched conference this week.

There was a problem though. Because of local circumstances, there were some little battles that broke out in Colombia. This took place far away from Sevilla, but because it took place in Colombia the whole mission wasn't allowed to leave home on Saturday. This was a bummer because we didn't get to see the sessions on Saturday, luckily we were able to leave for the Priesthood session. We got the OK from our zone leaders that we were allowed to leave for the Priesthood session that night.

The conference talks were so good, I got so much out of them and it made me feel like I am doing my part as a mission. Always encouraging us to do better, to work our hardest, and then all things will work out. It brought a lot of peace to my soul.

I've been reading in the Bible this last week and I found a few scriptures that I would like to share with you guys. Its in Romans 12:9-15 What I liked doing was analyzing each of these scriptures, they each say something different and specific that we can apply to our lives. They have really stuck out to me, and has encouraged me to step up my character. I promise that if you analyze these scriptures and apply them you'll feel more peace throughout the day, because it has done the same for me. Thats my spiritual thought I want to leave with you guys.

One more quick thing, I found out this week that practically all of my friends from home are either engaged or married now. When I get back I will have no friends AHHahahaHhHahHAhAHa. Crazy how so many things change in just 6 months. Man I feel old. have a great week all of y'all in the states, keep up the good work and remember to stand in holy places. Elder Harris ;)



9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving theLord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse


April 4, 2016

This is us at a Noche de Hogar, Family Home Evening.

This is for my Dad, HIMNOS

We are in the house all day, so this was our group photo. The guy on his head is my comp and I'm in my llama sweater.

The photo doesn't do justice, this place sits on top of a valley. Look closely it's amazing.