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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Monday, May 22, 2017
E-mail Week 44: May 22, 2017.
this week went by way fast, but it was awesome. After coming ofg a great Sunday
with a Mothers Cay call, we had another awesome opportunity to hear Elder Hugo
Montoya from the Quorum of the Seventy. He taught us a lot of things about how
we can gain more power and authority with our callings. I also had the
opportunity to go to Ibague, which is another zone 3 hours from ours and it is
so pretty. I also had the opportunity to see some of my old friends that are
going to be dying soon (or ending the mission) and see Elder Campos, my friend
from Bolivia and Elder Hess. It is so awesome to see these guys and I am so
grateful to serve with them .
week we had an awesome opportunity to find a family who really wants to
change. It was really a huge blessing because the wife was an old contact in
the street. We were visiting an investigador and we asked who else we could
teach. And he showed us to his neighbor. And the even better part is that both
of these people own restaurants so sometimes we get free food! But anyway, this
family that we found has such a desire to find the truth. We left them the
assignment to read about the Plan of Salvation and when we came back they had
read and they asked us "So what really happens to us after we die?" That was
fun to answer. They aren't married but I am so grateful to see their real
desires to change. They came to church and and are excited to continue
before I end, I would like to quote something the Mission President's wife
said: "We all know that we will have the opportunity to be celestial
beings in the next life, but would you like to be celestial beings now?" And
the way we do that is by abandoning all of our sins and changing all the things
we need to change by repenting. And it is such a great joy that fills our lives
when we do.