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, September 17, 2012


Hey all. 

It's Monday again. That means I get to come here to internet and talk at y'all for an hour. Today, you're in luck, because I've got less than an hour. Haha. 

This week was really neat. We had an amazing conference with President Andelin, and he's changing lots of old habits and ways in the Bogota Colombia North Mission. This week, he did away with the contacts. Before, we had a goal to do 70 contacts on the street every week, as a minimum. This week he put a different goal. 10 new investigators a week, minimum. Wow. I actually really like this goal, even though it's a little bit high for what our mission is doing on average. With the goal of contacts, a lot of missionaries were contacting just to contact, and not to find new people to teach. So, we are now trying to find 10 new investigators every week, whether it be contacting on the street, asking for referrals, etc. It's a much better focus. 

Nicolás was interviewed yesterday, and passed! :) He's such a cool little guy. I'm so glad he's following his mother's footsteps. He'll be baptized this Saturday at 6pm. You're all invited, if you want to come. Capilla La Campiña, Estaca Suba, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia. ;) It'll be wonderful. Now all we need is his older sister Lina to get baptized. She's been attending a Christian church, and has lots of friends there...but her friends aren't a very good influence on her. We're hoping that her heart will soften a little and that we'll be able to start teaching her as well. 

We've also been working a lot with Jorge. He's been progressing...little by little, but has had some problems obeying the word of wisdom and the Sabbath day. They're just things that the average Colombian doesn't follow. Hopefully (we're crossing our fingers and praying really hard), he'll have his baptismal interview this week, so he can be baptized next week. 

Anyway, life's been pretty awesome. We went to the famous Chapinero's to buy ties today. They only cost about $4 each! The coolest thing is that the owner already knows the elders, because they come from all over Bogota to buy ties at his store. :) I'll attach a picture, so you can see. :) 

This is the last week of the transfer. I can't believe it's gone by so fast. ¿Qué será mi destino...?

Welp, that's all for now, folks.

-Elder Joey

P.S. Don't drink that racist coffee...

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