Hello Hello! Our friend Juan Carlos finally was baptized. He has an incredible story. Hes been out on the street for some time now, and pretty much passed through some "Job-like"trials, but still decided to get baptized. He got his job back, and his girl friend back, and he found a place to live like two days before he got baptized. Incredible story of faith. It's been a blessing to know him.
Ha! the rat thing was just a one time thing. I've had to catch a few iguanas and lizards but nothing like the rat. Elder Hubbard and I got another transfer together. Happy about that because we are great friends now. He will finish up being trained the end of this transfer so that will probably be when I get a new comp, around the beginning of December.
The meetings in Bogota were just leadership trainings so it was just a bunch of really long meetings Tuesday. But I did get to stay with Elder cox, Elder Gardner, and Elder Amick on Monday night so that was lots of fun. My comp stayed in Neiva with some other elders until I got back Wednesday. I'm glad that trip is done. It was three long days of bus-rides and meetings.
Anyways, This week has been interesting. Thursday we were very busy, and we were getting out of a taxi late to an appointment. two minutes after getting out elder Hubbard realized the phone fell out of his pocket, and so it left with the taxi driver who hasn't answered our calls since. Well and now we don't have a phone anymore... not fun. We do a lot more walking now. Then to top that off on Sunday I left my agenda in a taxi so we lost a bunch of phone numbers and info I had written down. We are making some goals as a companionship to quit losing all our stuff!!!
Another funny story this week, at our Sunday lunch it was with a family who is a little more formal, and my comp was really trying to be polite, but it was fast Sunday and so he was really hungry, and he eats a TON. He literally ate his whole plate before I had even eaten an eighth of mine... and then on his second plate he started choking on a potato. It was soooo funny!!! He was trying to keep it quiet, but then he got really red and coughed it up. He ate so fast he tried to swallow it whole! I have never laughed harder in the mission.
Anyways, another cool experience from the week. We visited a family who we were teaching and then stopped visiting for about two weeks. During our last discussion the mom stopped me in the middle of the message and said, "I have a question. How come that when I read the Book of Mormon and when you guys come visit me I feel this peace, its almost like a heat, and then when your not here I dont feel it?" We tried to explain best we can how the spirit works with us, but it it was another testimony to me that even when people don't accept our message the spirit still witnesses our words.
Anyways, love you all lots! And Happy Birthday MOM Tomorrow! Maybe my letter will get there and that can be your present, but I'll be sure and eat some cake for you!!