Monday, October 24, 2016

I Had A Good Title

Dear everyone,

Sorry, I really did, but I forgot it. It was going to be hilarious. Anyway, not much new this week. Gisel and Diana came to church, even though they got there about the end of Sacrament. Gospel Principles was about the Law of Chastity, so that ought to make that principle easier to teach next week. Seems like Gisel might have some problem with that, but she has a great drive to do what is right. Diana just drinks coffee and alcohol every once in a while, but she says she's going to work on it. They are both reading, although very slowly. None of our other families had time to meet with us this week. 

I was a bit down this last Saturday, but I read a talk by Jeffrey R Holland and revamped my attitude. I really don't have too much time to be messing around here and Elder Holland helped me realize that in the way that only he can do. So, don't let life get you down, just keep on swimming I guess! Maybe watch the Pixar short "Boundin'" and let that make you happy. I just finished the war chapters this morning and now just for one of the long spells of iniquity found in the Book of Mormon and I'll be back to the Ministry of Christ in the Americas! Super pumped.

Anyway, halfway done with my tenth transfer, so my shoes are starting to show their complaints.

Love you all!

Élder King

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Digging for Gold Investigaters

Dear everyone,

Sorry for not writing yesterday, but we had a multizone conference all day yesterday. President Calderon is an amazing teacher.

So, this week was really wet but we managed. We're entering wet season in Colombia, so it will probably be like this for a long time. Ate some soup that disagreed with me. Working with an upset stomach isn't much fun, in case you were wondering. We taught the Restoration three times in one day and we have some investigaters that are progressing. Natalie brought her son to church and both she and her husband accepted baptismal dates for December. She is the lady that came up to us in the street last week. We have an appointment with her tonight. We have two new investigaters, Gisel and her friend Paula. Gisel learned about the Church in Venezuela when she was 11 and she already has a testimony. Paula is her friend who is working here to support her son back in Venezuela. She isn't registered in the country, so we'll see if that becomes a difficulty later on. Gisel came to church, which was actually where we met her. These next weeks ought to be fruitful. We have Sylvia's new phone number, so we should be in contact with her again this week.

My companion is crazy, but I love the guy. I'm a bit more than half way through the Book of Mormon in Spanish again, and I'm loving the experience. The Book is true, and the Doctrine it contains is pure.

Love you all,

Élder King

Monday, October 10, 2016

Travel and Travail

Elder Chipana and Me

Dear everyone,
This week was surprisingly long.
In Medellin I went to El Hueco which means "the hole" which is basically just a big street market where you can get stuff for really cheap. Got a few new ties and a shirt for home. The next day we just kind of walked around and got some really expensive peruvian food. Wasn't that great, but they have some pretty good spicy sauce stuff. Don't remember what it's called.
My new companion is Élder Chipana. He is from Peru and he is hilarious. We found three new families this week. One lady just came up to us in the street and asked us where the chapel was. She moved into the neighborhood two days ago and she says she wants to be a member along with her husband and two kids. She lives really close to the chapel, so I'm hoping things go smoothly and we can baptize a family! Another family Elder Robison found contacting with Elder Morillo last week. They seem very interested and they live right behind the chapel. The family we found when we got caught in the rain also seems very interested. Once again, we seem to be starting from zero, but with three new families I'd say it's a jump start!
So, that's it for this week. Any questions?
Élder King

Monday, October 3, 2016

Transfers That Fly

Dear everyone,

So, just like that, transfers again! I didn't think our companionship would get changed, but sure enough, Elder Morillo is on the bus for Monteria. Poor fella. Worst part is he is going back with his first companion, who he didn't get along with. So, Elder Robison and I are in Medellin after a long night's bus ride awaiting our companions to arrive from the MTC. We are both going to be training, so these upcoming months are going to be interesting. But also exciting!

This week was kind of bad for lessons, but we went contacting a lot, so this next week with the new missionary should be full of new people. Really it's what we have been needing for a while.

Conference was amazing! We got to watch most of it in English and it's hard picking a favorite talk because they were all soo good! I really enjoyed saturday afternoon session. Elder D. Todd Christofferson has become one of my favorite apostles and his talk on Heavenly Father's Love was amazing. J. Devn Cornish warmed my heart with his talk. He talked about repentance and comparing ourselves to others. There were so many more that just made my heart swell with gratitude for our leaders. How inspired they are!

So let me know which talk was your favorite, what scriptures you have found recently that have helped you in your life, and any other spiritual experiences


Elder king