Monday, June 30, 2014

This is It! ¡La misión, se acabó!

June 30, 2014

Last letter from Colombia!!!

This letter is going to be extremely short because I literally have no time to write. We went to Minca for pday. It's basically just a cool little town up in the mountains, really sweet there, but we just barely returned from Minca so we are rushing to write. (

Whole Zone hanging out at Minca

Minca Money Shot.

Here is a little bit of what Minca looks like. It`s up in the Sierra Nevada mountain range so it`s a lot cooler than in Santa Marta. It`s basically just cool jungle mountain land. We walked a while and took a lot of pictures. I`m only sending you three pix because they take a while to load and I don`t have much time. It was very fun though, the whole zone was able to go so it was a great last pday!!!!!!

Lucila with Daniel, Edinson getting Baptized!
This last week was fantastic, especially since we had two baptisms on Saturday!! Edinson and Daniel got baptized!! The baptism of Daniel (8) and Edinson (11), they are the sons of Lucila who is also another investigator. The reason why Lucila didn`t get baptized is because she needs to get married first, but it was amazing to watch her help her kids out so much to help them be baptized. The reason why a lot of people have Colombia jerseys on in the picture is because the baptism was on Saturday after the game.

Also on Saturday, we had zone conference with President and he used that time to have my last interview. I really like him and he has told me that I am his accordion man, as in he can put me wherever he needs and he knows I`ll do well. It was a really great compliment from him.

Daniel & Edison with me and Elder Quispe.
Baptism after Colombia's World Cup Game
In the Zone Conference, they talked about a lot of changes that they want to implement with the less active members and the new converts: focusing on the families and temples. The problem for me is that I`m leaving so I don`t get to do much there. Sunday was good, a little sad saying good bye to everyone, but some members put together a dinner for me.

My last Sunday night we went to the Familia Montero`s house to eat dinner, they live really high up on a hill. It is a little tough getting up there, but the view is super awesome! We took some pics up there and also with the members that were there too. I really liked this branch, even though there weren`t a lot of members, they were always very caring and loving.
The other missionaries killing me.

That is basically the quick recap of this week. I can`t wait to see you all on Wednesday!!! I`ve got to go now because I get to baptize another investigator, Yulissa, before I leave!!! I know!! I can`t believe it either!  Tonight I have one last baptism, our investigator Yulissa wanted me to baptize her so I`ll be doing that in about 30 minutes. Tomorrow I`ll travel to Barranquilla for my last dinner with President and then on Wednesday I'll be heading home!!

Here was my 4th of July Tribute from 2013:

District El Pando with I, Elder Abad, Elder Figueroa, Elder Quispe, Elder Guanilo, Elder Contraras, Hermana Vera and Hermana Ulloa.
I love you all! Abrazos y besos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

1 comment:

  1. i have a son going to barranquilla in August...any advice?