Friday, May 13, 2016

20 years old

So yeah I am now 20 years old. Its so weird to think that I am starting this chapter of my life now. But it is so nice to start moving on the adult things and to move on. Also I was able to skype the family this last Sunday. As a missionary we only get to write our families twice a year, so 4 times as a missionary. And Ive already skyped twice, man the time is flying by so fast. I cant believe it. I really dont have a lot to write you all this week. We are headed to Sincelejo tomorrow for a zone meeting which will be really fun. Also today we discovered a tie shop that sells ties for 10,000 pesos. Which is roghly 3 dollars, what a steel. I hope all is well with you guys at home.

Shout out to all the mothers back at home. Doing their best to teach their kids and being the best people in the world. Without moms I am convinced we would be nothing, so glad that I have had an exeplary of a mother for me in my life. Thank you so much mom and all the other mother figures in my life for helping me get on the mission and being the man I am today.

Also i brought a freaking amazing hammock the other day. It was an early birthday present hahahah it is the best thing after a long day of walking in the scorching heat of Sahagun.

Take care, god speed. --

May 9, 2016

Colombian Women Act Like American Men

I swear the Colombian women act like the dudes back in the U.S Whenever my comp and I walk down the streets we get a lot of cat calls. It can get a little annoying now and then. We get a few comments like this. "WOW IT IS SO HOT TODAY." or "I CANT LOOK AT THEM IT IS A SIN TO LOOK." It is almost a daily thing. Sister Wahlquist was right, i wouldn´t have a lot of severe problems in Colombia, the main problems are the women, man that is so true. But this week was really good, I love my comp. This area is really nice, we have a lot of investigators we are updating the area and this week we are going to have a lot of new investigators. We were suppose to have a baptism this week but we didnt. It was suppose to be a kid of 14 years old named Jose Junior. He was all ready until Elder Zuchel and I, the district leader, went to get a permission slip signed so he could be baptized. She refused because she wants to see a real change in him first before he can be baptized in any church. It broke my heart, because she said that he has made a change, but it wasnt enough for her. She says he is lazy a bit in school and that he doesnt speak the cleanest language around her. We want to tell her that it is important that he does have a change, but baptism is where it starts. If I had to be nearly perfect before I was baptized I probably wouldnt have been baptized either. If it also wasnt my parents have a lot of patience with me as young adult and a child, I probably never would have been who I am today. We hope that Jose can change his aditudes so he can get baptized. We also are teaching a woman named Jaqueline, she is practically a member but has yet to be baptized. She goes all the time to teach, reads her scriptures and prayers often. She just cant yet because she lives together with her boyfriend but is not married. She wants to get seperated but cant find work yet, so we are being patient with her hoping that in the coming weeks she will be ready. Thats a little bit of what is going on as far as the work here in Sahagun. Also something that is really cool here they have these things called Moto-Carros. Its is like a three wheel motorcycle with a roof over it. It seats about 4 people including the driver. So whenever we go places together us 4 missionaries. It can be a pain in the butt.

This week it will be my birthday. 20 YEARS BABY. Man that makes me feel old, but thats okay. We will have to do something special here in Sahagun, we´ll see, I'm really looking forward to the following few days here. Always a fun day here in Sahagun.

Also this week I will get the chance to skype with my family. The last time I talked with them was on Christmas, really stoked to see how they all are doing and catch up with them. This will be a great week, cant wait to tell you all about it in the coming week letter.

May 2, 2016

A classic missionary pic. Walking down dirt roads with Elder Zuchel.

Look at that Beautiful work of art, and the sunset.

Got sunburnt really bad last Monday, don't worry mom it's all better now.