Sunday, August 7, 2016

E-mail 3: August 2, 2016. Week Three in the Bogota Columbia CCM / MTC (Missionary Training Center)

Coma esta everyone?

Anyway i dont have a lot of time, so i am just going to jump on in.

I had a great week. One of the highlights was when i got to go proselytng on saturday. Please forgive my spelling it is kinda rough. It was so awesome being able to share this gospel that i love with everyone. Most people are really nice, but there are a ton of catholics. Almost everyone we talk to is one, but they are for the most part pretty friendly. Some people really don't like us, and will turn around in the streets and walk the other way if we see them. Anyway, during the proselyting activity, me and my companion talked to a lady and her mom at the end.  She wasn't very interested, but we gave her a pamphlet and bore testimony of the joy the gospel brings in our lives. After we left, another group  of elders in my district went and talked to her. She immediately started crying, and she took another pamphlet, and wrote down the contacts of all the members of her family, about 7. This was just a witness to me of the good i can do for others, even if they don't accept the gospel.

Anyway, on to a funny story.  When i was studying Spanish outside, a lady came up and had a question. She started crying, and i caught the words ´´bebe´´ and what i thought was the word for dying. She was speaking way fast, so i didn't really understand, but i attempted to tell her that God loves her, and that through his plan we can live with our families forever. I thought it was going great, until i caught the words carro and pago. It turns out that she was just looking for a ride or some money, to which i think was the hospital. She then quickly left once she found we didn't have either. My companion  was dying, and i felt pretty dumb. But all in all, it has been a great week.

Congrats to all my  friends that received their mission calls, that is fantastic. I know you will all be great missionaries. i love hearing from you all, you guys are so amazing.

Lately i have been reading "Our Search For Happiness" by M. Russell Ballard.  I love it, it has been so amazing.  If you have any questions about the church, please read it and your questions will be answered. Thank you  so much for all your love and support, you guys are great examples to me.


Elder Parson