Monday, October 26, 2015

Life has been turned upside down

Yeah! So my life has been turned upside down in the last week. Bogota is like a whole different world. It's been fun but at the same time kinda hard on me, I have been a little home sick for my branch in Chicoral. It was so hard to say goodbye down there, I went home on the last night crying like a little baby. We worked really hard this last week and we did some good things here, but it's hard because I still have no clue where I am or who the people are and everyone here is busy so it not like you just have time to bond really we teach and then we leave, they are all in a rush. It's been really spiritual though especially yesterday in church they talked about the atonement a lot and it was something that I need. I had felt a little alone in the week and stressed out with all these new responsibilities but hearing more about my Savior helped. That's why this week I want us to ponderize 2 nephi 25 : 23. It talks about the grace, the help we get from God, but it says we have to do every thing we possibly can first. I know it might be hard here at first because it's a big change, but I know if I keep going forward doing everything I will receive the grace of God. So I hope you can all keep going on too! haha I've had to use my arteyrx jacket all week cause I've been so cold. haha but I'm already getting used to it the first night I had to sleep with like 3 shirts on and my jacket. haha love you all!

Elder Chavez

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bogota Bound!

Well the call has been made looks like after 15 months of serving in the hot lands I will be headed to Bogotá!! haha it's going to be a huge change to be honest, First time in Bogota. I will also be with an Elder from my group, Elder Quinlin from Texas, I will be having my first gringo companion. And the third new thing is that I have been assigned to be Zone Leader. I feel overwhelmed. hahaha but good at the same time, I knew that there would be some changes in this transfer but man did the Lord really want to mix things up on me. But I know it's what he wants of me and I'm going to do the very best that I can, I know I need to get better and learn a lot more and I think this will be a great opportunity to repent and to start working harder. It will be and has been hard saying goodbye today but I know the lord will watch over this place. I have become great friends with my companion and I have confidence in him I know he will do new and better things in the area. So that's why for this week I chose a classic scripture for our family 1 nephi 3 : 7. I don't know how I will be as a zone leader or in Bogota but I know the Lord will prepare the way for me and for all of us if we are willing to go forth and do what he has asked of us.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Here o mas alla

Well This last week was really fun but hard at the same time. The week started off super slow but in the last three days week kick butt and we're able see this week come to past. We have been finding a lot of new people to teach and that is my biggest goal for this next week to find a ton of new people. The transfers are this upcoming Sunday  So it looks like it could possibly be my last week in this little pueblito but that's ok I feel ready now. I just want to leave the area as best as I can for the new elder that will come and that they can have alot more success than I had here. It will be like leaving the family again with some of the people, but just like with you guys I know I will see them all again wether it be here o mas alla.  

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

So much to do ... So little time

This week was really different to be honest we had to run around a lot I went to another area to help out an Elder and then the next day the other elders in my district called us and one was way sick and they had no way to leave the house to go buy them food or medicine. So we had to go there and it took all day long. The conference was awesome though like always there's so much to learn and do and so little time. Oh and I got the package I almost forgot to tell you it was awesome thank you so much!!

Elder Chavez

iré y haré like Nefi said

Things have been really good, this week was a whole lot better I was able to progress a lot with my companion and we had interviews with our mission president. I Was able to talk to him about a lot, normally the interviews last like 20 min but we talked for like an hour asnwering my quesitons and just getting things going for the future. He told me something that did make me kinda sad, He told me that it is almost a sure thing that I will be leaving Chicoral in the next 3 weeks he said that I need to prepare my companion and the area for a new missionary. Haha I hope I can do what he and the Lord have asked of me. WE have baptisms in the  next week, and then looks like I be heading out. But hey thats the point right iré y haré like nefi said (I will go and do like Nephi said). But I'm excited I feel a lot better as of late with a new spirit so that has made things really fun.

Elder Chavez

Birthday Celebration ... it is tradition to smash and egg on your head and then dump
flour over it! So grateful for members like Sandra Patricia Garcia Perdomo
Who have taken mason  in and taken care of him!