I've been having fun with our zone, trying to motivate and do lots of exchanges. I love getting out working with the other Elders. Colombia soccer played this week. The city shuts down and it makes contacting difficult, but we still found some success. And for the first time in 18 months I found BBQ chips!!! Kind of Clover club brand like, but hey they were BBQ!
So everything is pretty normal here in the mission. Me and my new comp get along great, Hes teaching me slack line and I'm teaching him ping pong. We both like to cook. He hates mornings and studies and meetings just like me, but he loves to work, meet people, and be outside so we get along excellent.
We have a family who is getting baptized this week! Its a woman named Miriam and her three boys, Alex, Jon, and Danny. Ill send pics next week.
Also, our investigator Hector this week already told us he knows the book of mormon is true and wants to get baptized. I've never seen anyone converted so fast, but we still have to finish all the lessons so his date is the beginning of April. We honestly have lots of families we are teaching right now so we are running from appointment to appointment.
Here are a few experiences from the week.
One guy we knocked on the door and he came out crying and explained he had just barely separated from his wife that day, and I guess God knew he was ready. We just invited him to read the Book of Mormon, and ask God for guidance.
Another lady has to make a really important decision in her life, and she told us how the Book of Mormon helps her feel peace every time she gets stressed.
Another lady we are teaching finally said her first prayer this week! That is always neat.
Honestly, I love the mission. I'm till toddling with the idea of extending because I'm having soo much fun. But I also feel I need to move on with life at the same time. However, I still feel like I have a long time left. We are getting a new mission president soon and I feel a little responsible to help lead the mission because I'm one of the older missionaries, but I trust the Lord will inspire President Palhua and Baquerizo during this time of change.
You asked me how I've changed? I would say I haven't changed, but the only goal I made for myself was to return a more humble man than I came. I'm hoping that is true.