Thursday, 22 May 2014

I was "hooked up phat".

May 19th, 2014 


So we had a pretty good week this week. It was kind of tough with my companion getting ready to leave and all but we were able to work for about half the week. We just had fun being together for the last week. We were able to go out an teach a lot and actually were able to find some new awesome investigators so there is a bright future here in the area. I’m sure with my new companion coming we will be able to find even more. They called us last night to tell us the changes and almost every companionship in he zone had a change except for one companionship. There are lots of great elders coming too who were just recently dropped as zone leaders so they will help a lot especially with obedience and work ethic. My new companion is Elder M. he is from Peru and speaks Quechua also. There is one area in the mission where they speak lots of quechua and he was there for about 9 months I think. Everyone say he is a great worker and a great missionary so I’m really excited. Plus he’s only got a little bit more time than I do so he won’t be too trunky. Right now I’m with Elder J. just until our companions get here tomorrow I think. We work great together, one time we went on splits and we taught the law of chastity and tithing to an investigator. She said that those were her 2 favourite lessons. We love being together and teaching. We’ll probably do some more splits this transfer. 

So this week not much happened, Elder G. had to prepare his luggage and a few things before he left so it took away from proselyting time a little but it was all good. Saturday the whole day we were out of our area. He had to go take pictures in the morning and then he had his final interview with the president. That was the first time I had been in the mission home and Sister Dyer "hooked it up phat" as Elder J. would say, with brownies and she also gave me a custom mission wallet that I had always wanted. She saw my wallet and saw that it was falling apart so she gave me a wallet that says “Mission Bolivia Cochabamba”. Well it’s more of a money clip but it’s really cool. An elder had them all sent to the mission the Christmas before I got here and I always saw elders with them and thought it would be so cool to have one and now I finally do. It kind of made my day. Then after that I got to go to the temple with my comp for the last time with all of his group and the president. It was pretty awesome. Lots of the workers asked if I was going home too but luckily I still have lots of time. And that pretty much took up the whole day. It was a fun time, makes me want to be able to do that with all my group and end together. I’m still thinking lots about if you guys come to pick me up or not, I’m not really sure what I want to do. I keep thinking and I will ask the president when he comes soon.

So I had an interesting experience this week. We have an investigator named Angela  who we’ve been teaching for a while. I remember we set a baptismal date the first time we talked to her but she said she wanted to get baptized in May. We were kind of confused as to why and never really asked. Being impatient we just asked her if she would do it earlier and I think we put a date in April. She just kind of agreed but wasn’t to thrilled it seemed like. The time passed but she wasn’t able to come to church and we had to put a new date on again and again. What I realized this week is that we had put a baptismal date for the 24th of May and she said yes and after that moment she has come to church. And if I remember correctly that was the original date that she wanted for her baptism. I still don’t know why or how it worked out this way but in the end she is going to be baptized around the same day that she wanted earlier. I guess there was a lesson to be learned there for me.  That we shouldn’t put baptismal dates for when we want to, but for when the investigator wants to. Like it says in the PMG videos we should not drag the people to baptism and always take into account the things that they really desire and not just ourselves. 

I’m excited for this week and for all the fun times I am going to have with my new companion. I’ll be sure to send lots of pictures and tell you all about him next week when I find out a little more. 
Have a great week. 

Love you guys,

Elder Grigor

Paintball with the Elders 

"I went to set my camera to take a pic of the zone but it
 fell over so I went to set it up again but it took the picture"

"The old zone, there were lots of changes in the zone."

" Trunky elders playing games at the Pensionista's place" 

Elder Grigor playing around with the settings on his camera. 

Elder Grigor at the Cochabamba Temple 

"Dropping our comps off at the hotel. I gave the elder on 
the right my slinky because he really liked it and would 
always play with it so I gave it as a goodbye present." 

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