This blog captures the weekly email updates from Elder Alexander Parson serving in the Colombia Bogota South Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
E-mail 32: February 20, 2017. Living the dream.
mi familia, como estas?
this week went by way too fast, but it was awesome. And not to mention I almost
have a month with my companion, which I haven't had in a very long time. But as
always, I am living the dream.
week we have been working very hard with our investigators to get them baptized
this month. We have an amazing couple that are so close to being married. They
want to be baptized and I am amazed by the faith they have. We taught them the Word of Wisdom and they began to tell us how much they like a little bit of
wine, and some tea. We tried to explain the principles about living this
commandment, but they still didn't sound to sure. We asked them to live the
commandment and they said "Well if this is what we need to do to be baptized,
we will live it". I was so shocked, but so happy.
we witnessed a miracle this week. We were walking home after a kinda
disappointing day. We hadn't found a new investigator at that point and we had
just given kinda a frank lesson with another investigator. I was feeling
depressed and then as we were walking a lady said, "You are the Elderes, right?" We said "Yes", and she proceeded to tell us that she was baptized 20
years ago but hasn't attended since. We were able to teach her and also her
sobrino (her nephew). The sobrino was way interested and then we were able to
teach his entire family. And now they all have a baptismal day, want us to come
back and want to come to church on Sunday. What a miracle. Also we have a less
active that has come to church for the past 2 months and wants to
get reactivated and baptize his son.
have been so blessed with the opportunity to be in this ward, they are
incredible, but more importantly, to serve the Lord as his
representative here in Neiva. I have really felt the power of His love this
week. I have really been trying to focus and fix my weaknesses in hope that
as I improve, my investigators will improve as well. The faster I leave my
weaknesses and disabilities, the more I am able to help my investigators.