Monday, June 23, 2014

Joy & Sorrow of Teaching

Hey Everyone,

So this week was pretty great even if it was a little slow though. We lost a lot of our investigators because they just didn’t want to progress. They like listening to us and learning but when it came to doing, they just didn’t want to so that is quite sad. Although the girls we were teaching have been showing a real interest in the lessons and they understand what it means. We invited them to church this last week but they said that they were unsure if they were going to be able to make it since they already had plans. Here is to hoping they will be able to come this week. We have a lesson with them on Tuesday and we are going to finish the first lesson, which will be the first vision and Joseph Smith. If all goes well then they will come to an understanding of the truth and want to be baptized. Pride really is the cause for all most all wickedness in the world and I see it a lot here in the mission. People can understand that the gospel is true, but because they are prideful, they don’t want to admit they are wrong so they never do what they should. It’s one of the saddest parts I have seen here in Colombia, that and the promiscuity of the people.

I do have some bad news. We had transfers last week and the new elder that is in our house was in the coast where I was at the beginning of my mission. He told me that my first convert has been excommunicated. She had an abortion a few months back, and that recently she was sleeping with one of the Elders in the mission so she had to have her records removed from the church and have a disciplinary council. I was really sad on Tuesday. I just hope that she will one day come back to the truth. I’m praying for her.

Well this Monday is a holiday so we are unable to do any thing for p-day and barely got to email. Everything is shut down. It’s weird here, holidays in the US are a lot different. Small ma and pa shops are closed but every thing else is open because they have the day off so they go and do things back home. Here it’s not like that. It becomes like a ghost town so we will be doing pretty much nothing today although food places are open so we are going to get like a pizza or some thing and just chill.

So as far as the soccer jersey’s go, the zone leaders said a ball park of how much its going to be to get the jersey done. The only problem is that they are going to get shorts designed to match the jerseys now and then buy a special ball that we will play with so the original price has gone up a lot. It’s going to cost any where between 80-90 thousand pesos. I was planing on like 20-30. I don’t have that kind of money to be spending out of pocket. We live on $200 a month and that normally covers everything. Will you be able to help me out? Thanks Dad!

That about wraps it up, tune in next week,

P.S. Sorry I have no new pics this week. :(

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