I happened to be on the computer when Kade sent an email and was able to email back and forth for a few minutes. He said, "Love ya and hope all is going well for your guys. Put a smile on =) if you don't already have one on =) Miss ya and love ya. A nice big HUG for ya right now. It's Dia de Amor y Amistad here in Colombia (yesterday). Like St. Valentine's Day kind of but it's bigger here. Well love ya =) "
Kade has been serving for 11 months tomorrow. He thought he was going to be transferred last week and wasn't. He will be in Bucaramanga for six months by the time next transfers come around. His companion did get transferred to a different place in the city and he got his old companion from Tunja back again. I don't think that happens very often but I think that transfers were affected by the unrest in Colombia.
Kade said, "We ate "Mute" for lunch. Its a typical plate from this state here in Colombia. It has some things in it which are kind of gross. One of which is called Tripa. Which is like intestines or the animals gut." He said that overall it was good. I can't believe that he is eating these things because he was quite a picky eater before his mission. It makes me wonder what we eat that Colombians would think was really weird.
This week he introduced his new companion to all of the ward members and they were also able to start teaching some new people. He is excited about that.
Today they were able to go out and play soccer on the synthetic field for p-day. They were able to get quite a group of members and investigators together to play with them. He enjoys the friendships that he is building while serving on his mission.
He received some packages today and was excited to get a new journal so he could start writing every day. He also loved the dill pickle sunflower seeds that we sent. He said just putting a handful of those in his mouth brings back loads of memories.
We are thankful to the members in Colombia who have been keeping us updated with pictures on Facebook and with little messages about Elder Larsen. Thank you for caring for him. He did send some pictures but I can't share them without the permission of everyone in the picture. Sorry.