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Monday, January 2, 2012
¡¡¡¡¡Feliz Año Nuevo!!!!!
"We're gonna party like, like it's the end of the world. We're gonna party like, like it's two thousand and twelve..."
So I've pretty much had that song in my head the past couple days. Haha. Funny the things you remember...
This week there were lots of changes. My companion got a call on Tuesday saying that he would be leaving Wednesday to Bogotá to be Zone Leader. So we spent all day Tuesday saying goodbye to the members in our ward. The other Elder in our apartment was already companionless, because his comp left for Mexico on Monday. So we are now companions. Elder Romero is his name. He's from Guayaquil Ecuador, and only slightly taller than my last companion. The only difference is that he's a beanpole. Haha. Anyway, we also got two new zone leaders here. One's a gringo from Vegas, and the other a Costeño from Santa Marta. There've been a lot of crazy cambios to the mission, because we're pretty much missionaryless. 7 left for Chile, 15ish left for Mexico, and more are leaving this month for Ecuador, I think. Anyway, hopefully we get some new missionaries soon. The weird part about this cambio is that we're supposedly working in both areas at the same time. So we switch off days. Makes life exciting. Also, I'm supposedly in a different district than my companion. Haha. Anyway...
New Year's Eve was a PARTY!!! It was kind of just a repeat of Christmas Eve, but with more fireworks and...more alcohol. The President wanted us in casa at 9:30, because the next day we had church at 9 am. And probably for some other very wise reasons. Anyway, our house has a little...terraza...thing. Where we climbed up and watched everything at midnight. It was incredible! Haha. Fireworks everywhere! In a matter of minutes, the entire city was one big cloud of smog. Haha. The funny thing is, fireworks are illegal here! Ha. Yeah right. Anyway, it was a party. Then church the next day was pretty empty. We only had one hour again, like last week.
Also, today we went and did a service project in an area that was damaged by the rain. There were 12 houses completely destroyed and gone, and a ton that were damaged. So we went around taking down names and ID and such as well as pictures of the damage. It was pretty sad. :-/
Anyway...that was basically my week. I'm including a photo of Elder Espinal the morning he left. I'll try to get photos of my new comp next week.
I love you all. Cuídense. Don't do drugs.