Two Years, 3 Missions

Two Years, 3 Missions

Monday, November 3, 2014

Week #103!

November 1st, 2014 

Hey there!!!! 
So you said I need to tell you about me every week so I will write about my week for you! It was a crazy one! It was almost a really really bad week, becuase I almost died.  But we will get to that!!!

Monday: Well it was just a normal Monday, but we didn't get to leave to offices because we were getting everything ready for the week and the President wanted to plan for the next month and all of that stuff.  We got all done and it was a really productive day.  I still HATE being stuck inside workign though.  It is TERRIBLE! haha 

Tuesday: We went to Otavalo and trained 3 of the zones!! It was a good meeting and I had a blast training.  I really like to try to help motivate people.  I could probably be a motivational speaker if I wanted since i love it! But I don't want to haha. Then in the night time we went and looked at the houses of missionaries which was good and I went to look at the house of Elder Huber, a  missionary from Idaho who is super cool! he lives like 20 minutes from Rexburg he said and his family has property there.  He was showing me pictures and it is SO beautiful there!!! No wonder you love it there so much.  He said if I go to school there ever he could probably help me out with cheap horse board there so that is sweet! Yeah then I went to work with a few missionaries in their sector and we found a really cool famil and then we went to their house to sleep!

Wednesday: we had trainings in the other two zones in the campo and that went raelly well!!!! we were able to visit more houses (every 3 months in is our job to see the houses of all the missionarys) and yeah they were all good! and then after that we met back up with the president and he told us there there where a few problñems there with some Elderes. so insted of goin gto sleep we went to go hunting missionarys!  and yeah we got to the hotel at like 1 in the morning and slept until 7! haha the president told us to sleep in but we couldnt do it more then 30 min because our braines are all set to get up at 6:30

Thursday: well this was for te sure the scariest day in my whole mission. we wehre interviewing until about 3 in the afternoon and then the president told me that i would have to go just me and this missionary to his house that is in a place called Tulcán (i think i told you i had been there once before) and yeah it is 3 house from the church we where in and so yeah we went fast! We had to go get his things from his house.   i love the drive out there and i was just looking out the window the whole time! and yeah it started reaining and so it took longer and we go thtere at 7 at night and so we got a taxia nd went to his house and yeah we got in the buss to Quito at about8:00 ad left! now this is a 5  to 6 hour buss ride and yeah this was the scary part! i learned that travaling at night leaving from a place that in 10 min away from the colombian border is not a safe thing! we ended up on the buss with many iligal colombian imagrants and yeah they where not nice people at all! and te other bad thing is that we got on late so there where not enough seats for me and the other Elder to sit together so we where sparated and it started out fine but then like after a few hours they saw me and started talking about me! (there where a few seats behind me) saying how they where goin gto kill me and rob me an saying who was going to do what to me! and yeah i was pretty woried there for a second! and then the people who where right bihind me got off the buss and so the badcolombians came up right behind me and started telling me to give them my money! i told them i didnt have any and they told me they knew i was lying! and then one of them grabed me onm the sholder by my shirt and told me he didnt want to have to hurt me so i did what i know i had to do and i gave him all the change i had. which was like 5 bucks but the next bad thing is that when i opend up my little money thing that i use he saw i had a 20$ bill and then he told me to give it to him and i told him no! haha then i strted to do what i do best and i started to contact him and i told him i was a missionary and he said " i am kind of liek god. i am his brother but not the good one" like trying to tell me he was satan which scared to crazp out of me and then he shouted to all of him buddies behind him telling them to come over and then there where like 4 of them and he grabed me and told me to give him everyting i had or he was really going to hurt me and as soon as i was going to give it to him no just  i think a angle saved me Em because there where all of the sudden police in the buss and i didnt even notice that we had stopped  and the police took them all off and only a few of them got back on. and then they didnt bother me! but there still talked abou tme and yeah i was pretty scared and super greafull for the protecion that i felt like it was no joke come straight from god.


Friday: We got up early and we to a training in quito! we had to two it once with the zones from Ofelia and OFlia Noth an hten with Quito and Quio Este. and that finished at liek 7:30 and then we went to the prsidents house and planed the mission coulce! it was a goot night! i got home just beat and ready to sleep!!!! no joke i was so tired but today i got to rest!!!!!
so yeah that was my week!!!! and as far as how i feel.... i feel soo freaking happy to be finishing my mission and knowing that i did the very best i could! i still have a month left and i will kill myself working for the next month but I am super happy with my work and effort so far! hahaha i am super happy with my new comp and Elder Miranda has also been a lot better ever sence we talked which was good!!! i hope i can find somone today to baptise so that i can finish baptising and have one more family converted! haha oh yeah and speaking of that! the president told me that he has the rull that the misionarys from his mission (my mision) can never tell anyone how many people they have baptised because he does not want the missionarys to think that it is all about that so I guess I won't be able to tell anyone my real number! haha
That's all though! 


love,
Christian