Monday, January 25, 2016

I'm a Missionary!

It was really good week this week, but we didn't have very much time to work. This week we had a 70 visit our mission so I was with him for two days of the week and we had interviews the other day, but we had someone progressing in the area ! I learned a lot of things that I can do better this week so I'm stoked to apply them this week. We have been bless with an awesome family, Franklin and Judy, Judy isn't a member and she is super animated to find out if the church is true and got an answer this last week about the Book of Mormon and went to church so that's super exciting, I haven't had anyone progress in weeks so it's a big relief! I got to go, i love you guys! I'll  see you next week! I sure hope you are all reading and praying as a family. And that you have family home evening tonight!! hahaha I'm a missionary!!! (:

Better Late than never ...

So this last week was pretty sweet. I'm stocked to be with Elder Ojeda again, we already have a sick unity. But this week was awesome for the spirit that we felt, our area has nothing, but we just went out and started looking, we have a lot of potential this week. But I want to tell you a cool experience I had, I have been praying a lot harder lately to have a confirmation that Jesus really is our Savior, and that the church is true, and the other day I had a dream. I had this dream that I was walking and the all of a sudden I was walking with Grandpa, and Grandpa told me in the dream that I had been forgiven , that I was worth it and I was working in the work of the lord. I've never had a dream like that before, I'm pretty sure the lord gave me that confirmation. But this week had so many other spiritual experiences it was awesome. My friend Elder Haralson read a talk one time about dreams and he said that when the lord gives us an answer it will be through someone we trust. So that's my Grandpa!!! Well I gotta Go ... Love you all!

Elder Chavez

Saturday, January 16, 2016

18 Months Down

18 Long Months since we hugged you goodbye! I can't even believe it ... 18 months!
Today we celebrate a year and a half of your successful mission.
We love you and can't wait to hug you again in 6 more months!
Until then continue to Enjoy the Journey.  Love the people of Colombia!
Above all continue to Share Your testimony and Love for this Gospel!
We love you Elder Chavez ... Here's to another successful 6 months!

Monday, January 11, 2016

In the Liberty Zone

Well I got moved.. hahaha I'm with my old companion Elder Ojeda from Neiva! It's pretty sweet I am now Zone leader in the zone called La Libertad. My area is called Casablanca and it's in the Liberty zone (in english I'm really excited, I think there's a lot of things here that I can do better, in my last zone I was still learning how to help a lot of missionaries, but here I think I can come out more as a leader for them. So I'm actually opening a new area with my companion, so as of now we have nothing.. haha but that will make things more fun, we are already really good friends, He's the companion that I baptized a lot with in Neiva. I like opening a new area because it's really just between you and the lord, he will guide us I know it. So I have some pictures to send but this place today doesn't have an adaptor for the memory so Ill send them next week. (: gotta go ... I love you all.

Elder Chavez

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Christmas 2015 and Saying goodbye

Just a few pictures ... Mason had already said his goodbye to Jake when he left to Colombia but we had all hoped and prayed he would make it till Mason returned.  Sadly that was not the case.  It was one of the hardest emails I had to write, letting Mason know that Jake had passed.  These Two had grown up together.  I laugh thinking on the many shirts we lost to their silly games of "Down Wolf"  Mason was in shock to learn of his passing but knows he's in a better place.  We put Jake down on December 20, 2015. The best gift we were given this year was being able to see and Hear from Mason.  He is doing well and is such an awesome Missionary.  He is excited to see where the next 6 months take him in his remaining time in Colombia.  Merry Christmas Everyone and a Happy New Year.  

I will be coming home ...

This week was kinda hard not going to lie, well the end of the week was just super sad. Then Thursday night I was doing a baptism interview with some guy and my companion came in and said we had to leave right after I had finished the interview, because there was an emergency in the zone. Apparently one of the Zone members has been in some trouble and we had to go get him and bring him to our house New Years Eve, so he didn't get into more trouble. The next day we had to take him to our presidents house and we found out that he was getting sent home, and that we have to take care of him until they get him a flight. So our whole weekend we were with these elders. Really hard to watch, he started the mission with me. So it was really hard to work with them following us around.  So I have some news about the date ...I will be coming home ....... on the...  wait for it.... June 22nd! Well there are cambios this week so there is a chance I could leave, Ive never just stayed in an area for 2 transfers so I think it would be way weird if they got me out but I don't know what will happen. Well I gotta go, I love you all.

 Elder Chavez