Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Week 45 Lots of work to do, Please help the missionaries!!

Thanks mom sounds like you had an amazing time ! 
Anyways so this week went by with lots to do of course! 

Martes: We Had a Mutli Zone meeting it went well for the most part I wasn't feeling to well but after lunch I was feeling better. We talked a lot about how we need to change our mind set , and have more faith ,which has definitely been helping me a lot. 

Miercoles: We had a zone meeting YAYYYY we had to give the capacitacion it went alright. Oh and before we had to wake up early to make the whole zone breakfeast 22 missionaries it turned out really well, and most of them enjoyed it! The meeting went well we talked a lot about finding ,more people to teach and now the Zone is becoming better which is awesome! Then we went to Visit the family with 5 boys and we taught the restauration which went well and then we invited the mom and the 2 oldest boys to be baptized and they accpeted , so that is awesome the only problem is we have to work with them to get married! ( Brett any advise lol ;) ) 

Jueves We went and visited the Fam Reyes which went well, also a Young Single Adult member. 

Vierenes : I had intercambios so I was in a different are but it went well , we were able to do some service in the morning by helping a man bulid part of his house which was cool ,and very humbling. Also we had some really good lessons , then we went to the church where they had a English class  and the teacher asked if I could help so I helped a little it was really cool because later he told me he was questioning on whether or not to have the class, then he got the impression that there would be a gringo missionary come this night even though there are two latinos in the ward, so that was way cool !!! 

Sabado: Well lets just say lots of walking and contacting , because we are still looking for investigators to teach it is so much easier when the members give us references so PLEASE HELP THE MISSIONARIES !!! 

Domingo: We had ward conference it went well there were great talks given , then we had good noche de hogar with the family Rojas, the FHEs here are really great ! 

Hoy : We went and visited this tourist attraction it is a church , super high in a mountian in Bogota it was way cool and I
was able to take some cool pics! 

Anyways I hope you guys have a great week , share the gospel with everyone!!!! ; and invite your friends to listen to the missionaries , and to all church activites!! maybe even a FHE!!!!! Thanks ,
I love you alll sooooooooooooo much ,
Elder Strong

Monday, September 7, 2015

Week 44, I met a family with 5 boys

Okay so this week in Chia ...
Martes: I had intercambios with E Lopez he is really awesome he is from Chile , and he is one of the distirct leaders . He is really a great missionary and him and his comapnion are great examples for the whole zone!!!They were even  able to have a baptism this Saturday! It is such a blessing to have missionaries like them in our zone. 

Miercoles: we had our district meeting which went well , we talked about having a positive attitude always, then later in the day we had a person call us saying how he wanted to recieve a lesson . He is a convert , so we were able to have a lesson with him and then he even made it to church on Sunday.

Jueves: We had Concilio ( council) in Bogota it is were all the Zone leaders meet to discuss what the mission needs,then we also recieve counsel  from the president on how we can help our zones become better, It was really great , a little long but  I learned a lot! I also was able to talk with E Lindley for a while because he is Zone Leader too!!Then I guess they go to the temple afterwards but I didnt know that and niehter did my Comp so we didn't end up going , but next time for sure!!

Vierenes: We had intercambios with Asistentes del President , it went well, I was able to visit the mission office for the first time so that was cool. We didn have very much success in the afternoon but later in the night we were able to have 3 awesome  lessons where we felt the spirit super strong so that was cool. I also have to carry a rock in my pocket all day because there were a lot of dogs, that would try to attack us , then at night we had Dominos!!

Sabado: We recieved a call the other day from a menos activo,. I guess he has been trying to contact the missionaries because he wants to come back , and he wants his kids to be baptized. His wife isnt a member, and she is really skeptical about  the church , but after having a lesson with them we were able to help her understand more about the church, then they were able to make it to church on sunday so that was awesome, and their kids loved it!They have 5 boys all younger than 11 years, it is like our family jaja super cool they are really awesome !!

Hoy: we didn't do much we cooked lunch in the house, then I wrote a few letters, but that was about it.

I recieved the package it is really great, thank you so much!!:) 

I hope you guys have a wonderful
week with work soccer school, church and everything else!
Con mucho amor,
Elder Strong

Friday, September 4, 2015

Week 43 Zone leaders work hard!

Thank you so much mom ; sounds like you had a pretty good week. Did Seth get a chance to check out USU? Yeah the Sabbath Day is a super big deal here!! But still there are alot of people who don't really follow it which is kind of sad. 

Okay so this week in Chia, not China jaja,
Martes, I was super tired from everything, traveling in all, but right way we went to work with a meeting with all the Zone leaders, I guess we have a meeting with them every Tuesday wich is crazy! Then from there we had a few lessons , one with family Rojas they are super awesome recent converts, but we are helping with thier goal to go to the temple. Also there little boy , calls me Elder HULK, because Apparently I look like the actor who plays the part in the hulk movies, so that is kind of cool.

Miercoles, we had reunion de distirto luckily we aren't in charge of that which is good a little time to relax. But then I had intercambios with Elder Reyes, he is really awesome he is prretty new in the mission , but he is very obiedent and has desires to work . So that was awesome to see he is going to be an awesome missionary. 

Juves, Suprise... we actually did our weekly planning together , POR FIN !!! , so that went well, then the Bishop`s wife bought us Hambergurs, and chocolate hershy bars which were good. then we went to visit a menos activo ,  he wants to come back but , has trouble because he works Sundays, so we are helping him with that. 

Viernes, We had another intercambio( I think i have more time out of my area then in my area jaja) Anyways I was able to go with E Guananga , he is really cool he has like one cambio mas que yo. But it went well we had a lot of good lessons, and in the night he made really good food , because he was a chef for a little bit before the mission.

Sabado. We went to visit the mom of Hna Coni to give a preisthood blessing which went well then we were able to go give service to them by helping them clean out a shed it was fun. Also I was able to talk english because , Hna, Coni lives in Utah. So that was cool. There are actually quite a few people in this area who know some english. 

Domingo : we had church, this ward is super big, I don't think I will ever know everyones names. But they are really nice here and friendly so that is awesome , but I had to say like 4 prayers because I'm  knew jaja.  Also there is a young man that is getting ready to leave for his mission , and he came with us all day yesterday to visit people, so that is awesome , he is super cool! 

Anyways so we have another busy week , full of meeting , and inetercambios, and everything else , it is so crazy to be Zone Leader, lots of work, but Im learning a lot of new things. 

My companero is really cool , very helpful , and is willing to anwser all my questions so that is good. Anyways I hoep you guys have a great week , I love you all so much!! Good luck to Josh and Kayden! Also is jacob doing swmming ? And Seth less than a Month how cool!!!
 con mucho amor,
Elder Strong