We have a new place we go to for lunch now. We go to a members house instead of the resturant. The second time we went to their house they gave us cow stomach, but I didn't know what it was until after lunch when my comp told me. Whatever you do don't eat it. It didnt agree with my stomach very well at all. We were also able to go to the country and visit a family for Noche de Hogar. We had a great lesson with them, on the way home I hit my head on the ceiling of the bus. The buses are pretty short down here in Colombia.
This is my comps last week. He gave a really good lesson on magnifying our callings as missionaries. We have been meeting with a Menos activo this week and sharing the gospel to help increase his testimony some more.
Also this week we had the chance to meet with Elizabeth and help her with her english. She wants to go to the states pretty soon to work. We also shared a message about how God helps us in every aspect of our lives, not just with gospel related things.
We were also able to visit with Jonathan at the beginning of the week, and talk about why it is important to read the Book of Mormon and pray. I just hope that he has been keeping up on the work we have given him. We haven't been able to visit him much this week, and he didn't come to church on Sunday either.
We are working with the Mantilla family., who live super high on a hill, that you have to climb a billion stairs to get there. They are a really cool family, they have faith, but lack the work that goes along with the faith. They also live pretty far from the chapel.
Friday we had Noche de Hogar and talked about the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Gutierez family. Then we had pizza and ice cream with the other Elders in Sogamoso because Elder Tipton's comp is going home also.
We did some service on Saturday with Machetes again cutting branches and now my arm is super sore. Hermando gave us some ice cream cocnut bars which were good.
We also had a lesson with the Tejedor family about faith and works. Then a lesson with Maria who is having some money problems and is struggling with her testimony also.
Well that has pretty much been my week. It was my comps last week, he gets home on Seth's birthday, that is pretty cool.
Things that made me smile this week:
1) Elizabeth coming to church
2) we had pizza and ice cream
3) Jason's mission call
One thing I am grateful for is my great first companion!
Well I love you all so much! Thanks for everything and your great examples! Have a fantastic week!
Love Elder Strong