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, June 11, 2012

Hello all.

I'm writing a little late today. We had a pretty full day, and I finally have time to write. We'll be on our way to the apartment pretty soon.

This week was pretty neat. A few days ago we had the opportunity to work with some Elders from the CCM (MTC) here in Bogota. One cool bit of news is that the Missionaries from the States go for 3 weeks to the MTC in Provo, and then the other 6 here in Bogota. Neat, eh? So I got to work with an Elder from Mississippi and one from Argentina. It was a fun day. We worked hard. It's fun to have their enthusiasm for the work and their strong testimonies straight from the MTC. Not that the Elders in the field don't have the Spirit, or a Testimony, but coming directly from the MTC, they've got a kind of aura about them that just radiates energy and power. :) Fun stuff. That day, we invited 2 people to be baptized, and they accepted. Yeah! :D 

We've also been working with a girl named Carmen. She's 16 years old, and recently moved in with her Tia here in Bogota. She's from Barranquilla, and is very receptive. It probably helps that almost all her family are members of the church, but her mom has been inactive for a while. Luckily her aunt is very active, and has been bringing her to church since she got here. She has a baptismal date for the 23rd of this month, and still has a lot to learn, but we're working hard with her. Actually, today we made pizza with an hermano in our ward who's a chef. He has a daughter who's about Carmen's age, and she invited her to make/eat pizza with us, and she came. It's always wonderful when the ward members befriend our investigators. It makes the task of integrating and maintaining them in the Church much, much easier. :) Oh, and the pizza was delicious, btw's. 

This morning, we went to a park that's called Mirador de los Nevados. Apparently, if it's a clear day, you can see some mountains/volcanoes that have snow on them. There aren't many places in Colombia that have snow, so I thought it'd be really cool. Well, we woke up this morming, and it was we still went, us and a group of youth from the ward, but we didn't ever see the snow. 

Anyway, life is good. I don't have much more time. Bogota has been pretty great so far. 

Love y'all. 

Elder Joey

P.S. Let's wear our ninja stuff that looks really cool...

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