Monday, August 18, 2014

Elder Larsen and Elder Bringhurst

Dear Fam, (This letter has been edited and names have been removed)
Wow, well like I said on Monday, we had transfers. My companion finally ended up getting in on Wednesday morning around 5 in the morning and the other group that arrived got here at 4. At least they arrived around the same time so that we could do everything a bit easier. 
The people that come to church are almost always progressing in the gospel. There is still a lot of work to do but we are doing well. The family we are teaching has a baptismal date for September 6th. They have to get married first so we are working on that.  They are an awesome family. (He is the dad of our last baptism).
Its crazy you guys went to California. When I get back I wouldn't mind running out there as well to check it out ha. Kind a crazy about fishing and all. Its been a LONG time since I have been fishing. Who knows if I remember how to do all that kind of stuff. 

Today we woke up early and hiked up to "La Virgen" There is a big monument on the hill by the city so we all got up and a bunch of members as well to go with us. We were at the base of the mountain around 5:30 a.m. Wow, it was hard to get out of bed an hour early haha. We went up, took pics, and came down. After we went and played soccer and basketball until around 1 in the afternoon before coming back to the house and passing out.. Now we are here at internet ha. It was cool and there were plenty of members which was good because it helps us get more trust with them when we do activities like this.
    Elder Kade Larsen
MisiĆ³n Colombia Bogota Norte

This letter is from August 11th.  We had given him this puzzle for Christmas and it looks like he finally got it put together.  Kade is a zone leader and so they help a lot with transfers.  It sounds like they are really busy when he writes this letter.  

Dear Family,

Things are going well down here. A bit hectic but well.. ha This last week in all honesty we weren't able to have many spiritual experiences.. My comp and I ended up going to the clinic on Tuesday morning because he was still sick. Turns out he had an infection in his lungs and they gave him some time to rest. The first day we were actually able to go and out work was on Saturday.. Dang! During the week we had a couple appointments by the house and that was it.. Other than that we had to just sit in the house. It was horrible. I was able to get some work done in the house though. Set up some new things I have been needing to do.. But anyways, the best part of the week was Sunday. We picked up an investigator to go with us to church because she needs to attend to get baptized. We got there and there were already others investigators there. Basically all in all, there were 13 investigators that came to church! BAM! Without teaching them the entire week that many people coming to church is insane! We usually average around 6 or 7.. It was so sick. To me its a testimony builder. It also means that they are also growing in testimonies. It was awesome. 

In the afternoon it was cool as well but I dont have time to say much about it.. Today are transfers and there were many many transfers in my zone.. My companion was changed to Bucaramanga and My new comp should get here tomorrow. He is C
olombian and his name is Elder Reyes (Elder Kings). We are doing well here though. Well I honestly have no time to write because we have to go pick up other elders.. I love ya though and hope you're doing great. 
Elder Larsen