Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May Is Over!

So I am officially in my last transfer, even though it's only 3 weeks long! We had cambios last night and I got changed, well I knew I was going to get changed since Thursday when I had my interview with my mission president. They just cut my area in half and I'm in the half that didn't have much going on and I am also with a newer elder who has like 3 months in the mission. I'm not zone leader anymore, which is kinda a relief because I really just want to put all into the work in these last three weeks! I am so excited to come home soon and spend time with the family.  I love you all so much!

Elder Chavez

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

23 months!

As time get closer to Elder Chavez coming home the shorter and shorter his letters have become.  He is still working hard and loving the people of Bogota.  He gets along great with his companion, and they are working hard to leave the area better than they found it.  This week will be the last transfer for Mason in the Mission He Said "Things are going really good here too, kinda crazy. This week is transfers and then three weeks more and I'm home!  haha It was way weird today I went to the center with Elder Smith my good friend and hes going home this next week. So it's weird to see my friends leaving!!" A few things ... We sent a package with one of Mason's friends who was traveling to Colombia.  His luggage was left in Miami and the "Government" went thru it to make sure there was nothing in there that should not be.  They opened Mason's package and went thru it.  They took the White dress shirt that I had sent for Mason to wear home :(  They also took other gifts that mason's friend was taking back to his family in Colombia! Makes me so mad that someone can just take what they want out of your luggage.  Luckily they did not find the DEBIT card I had hidden in there for Mason.  We were worried about how we would get that safely to him.  Luckily the Lord was watching out and made sure it found him safe.  We sent Mason some peanut butter and jam (per his request) He said he and his companion have already gone through the entire jar of jam!  Mason has really missed his sweets!  Mason says to tell everyone Hi and he loves you all! He can't wait to get home and hug everyone!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Went to the Temple with Moroni

I went to the temple with Moroni today (He is one of Mason's First Baptisms)  it was pretty crazy to see him again! ill send you pics next week of Moroni and I this internet place is a little sketchy to take out my camera. haha I felt kinda bad today, I got kind of sick last night and was catching on fire at the Temple so I was there but suffering with him the whole time. haha He's going to be a good missionary. ( I am Friends with Moroni on Facebook and he looks up to Mason so much.  He will always tell me how grateful he is for Mason teaching him about the gospel)  My goal hasn't been to just be a cool missionary, but a missionary that the members remember because Ive worked hard and been obedience. It was good to talk to the family.  I am excited to come home and spend time with you guys.  I love you so much.  I feel like I don't tell you enough.  

Elder Chavez

Week of May 2nd

Well this week was really hard, We haven't done very much of anything. So I sat my companion down and we talked and it looks we are going to start from ground zero. haha We actually have one family that might get married, but to be honest neither my comapion or I helped that much ... they have been working with the missionaries for like 6 months now and were just going to steal the batpisms. I want to keep working hard and I think thats why the lord sent me here, so I have to fight until the very last day! I love you all can't wait to skype next week!

Elder Chavez

Week of April 25th

Letter from April 25, 2016

Things have been pretty good on my end, I have to say it's pretty weird to learn a new area, usually I stay for a while and have to teach the area to my companion. I kinda miss my old area I was starting to get really close to the people there, I'm still in the same stake and I saw a few of them on Sunday and it sounds like they want elder Forsyth and I back. haha The new areas cool but there are a lot of challenges we need to fix here. One the members don't even know who the missionaries here, the Elders liked to do more street contacting than working with the members, so we need to gain confidence and quick. We also have a ton of investigators that have been listening for a long time and just haven't gotten baptized. I think well be able to baptize a few but after that we have nothing.. haha we need to find teach and baptize all at once not just do a few at a time but all! haha

Elder Chavez

Some Random Pictures Mason sent.  This is his bed Friend Mitchell.  One of their many camping trips.  Mitchell is currently serving a mission in Mexico!
Mason and His best Friend Mitchell and his Brother Chandler