It's not so much "whatever that means." It's whoever...

"Dear Elder Cannon: you are hereby called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Colombia Bogota North Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months...You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language... "

Monday, April 9, 2012

Semana Santa...


This week was Semana Santa. Basically just means that those who don't usually go to mass go this week, and those who do usually go, go even more. For mission's a little difficult. Tunja is a city full of students, because there are 4 universities here. Most people are only here during the week, and when there's vacation time (aka Semana Santa) they all take off for their homeland. Then there's "Viernes Santo" which basically means it's a sin to do anything but breathe. They don't eat meat, except for fish. They don't work, they don't go shopping, they don't play soccer, nothing. It was really weird to go outside and try to find people to teach...when there wasn't a soul in sight. But our week went fairly well, despite the circumstances. Most of our investigators went out of town, and a bunch of members, but a few families invited us to breakfast, or dinner. It was enjoyable. 

Oh! We totally did tae kwon do this week. Haha. It was a blast. There are some young women in the ward that invited their tae kwon do instructor to church, and he and his wife came, and the Elders in Tunja Sur started teaching them. So they invited us to come to tae kwon do, and we went. I'm pretty much a black belt by now, so watch out. Haha...

Okay just kidding. Nada que ver. But I enjoyed it all the same. I'll try to attach some pictures. These wonderful internet caf├ęs sometimes have a way to upload pictures, and sometimes they don't. So it's just a hit and miss kind of a game. 

Life's good. Last night they told us the cambios. Who goes and who stays. Us 4 in Tunja are staying another cambio. The only changes in the zone were 2 new zone leaders, and one change in Barbosa. That'll be fun. Elder Godoy, my good Argentine friend in Tunja Sur started his last transfer today. I can't believe it! It's incredible how time flies. He'll be in Argentina in less than 2 months... Crazy. 

I'm not really sure what else to write. I always think of things during the week to write, and then when I'm sitting at a computer, I forget them all. I used to write them down, but now I just go with what it ways in the mission manual. "No se obsesione por comunicarse con la familia y los amigos."'s important to write y'all and all that. And I'm always really glad to hear from you. But...I guess it's not... a priority? "We could be killed. Or worse...expelled!" "...She needs to sort out her priorities."

Anyway, I love y'all. Let me know how school is, how life is, how work is, everything. :) 

Still paddling the old knew,

Elder Joey

P.S. "Now I'm 'bout to find out what happened to captain hook..."

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