Thursday, 22 May 2014

It was great talking to you guys

May 12,2014 

Hello Fam!!

Well talking to you guys yesterday was great, it really made my day. I can’t wait for the next 227 days to go by so we can do it again!! I think lots will be different the next time that we talk. It will be weird that’s for sure. 

Well this week was kind of difficult, my companion is great and we are getting along great but he is a lot more focused on going home than he is on the mission. There are so many things he wants to do and not many of them include missionary work. Having a companion who is about to go home is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I have a feeling that this week is going to be even harder but we’ll see how it goes I guess. I’m going to try really hard to keep him on track and have his mind focused. He is probably going to be gone this Saturday and I’ll be getting a new companion next Tuesday probably. This transfer is going to be weird because it’s only 4 weeks. Then the next one after is going to be 8 weeks because of the new president that is coming. He gets here at the end of June I think. He seems really nice, I saw a picture and he looks very young, maybe 55. His daughter is coming here to finish her mission in august. She is in Guatemala but she’s coming here to finish with her parents. He is lawyer, he has a successful firm in California. He is selling it to come on the mission. It will be fun to meet him. 

So this week... Well we honestly didn't do much. On Tuesday we hiked up to the highest part of our area agin with the veterinarian and she helped us out by doing some service. We knocked on doors and offered to de-parasite (don’t know what the exact word is in english )dogs. There are millions of dogs here so everyone said yes and it was a cool way to share the gospel. It wasn’t too successful in some ways though, everyone wanted the vaccination (I think that’s the word) but weren't too interested in the message that we had but well see how it goes. We are going to keep visiting up there. Wednesday we had a zone leader conference all day and that was fun, mostly we just talked of the things that we need to do better on so we taught that to the zone. We will see how they respond to it. It’s pretty difficult sometimes to get them to do what they should but with love and patience I think it will come along.

A cool experience that we had was with one of our investigators called Angela. She is about 15, she was a referral from the ward a little while ago. We went and we were visiting her and she was understanding everything really well. She accepted the invitation to be baptized really easily and she was really excited. But as the weeks have passed she has never been able to come to church. I guess she came a lot before but was never baptized so we were trying to get her in that rhythm again but she would never come. Nothing seems to work so we went over this week and just talked and tried to figure out what was happening. I think that worked because we went to pick her up the next day and she was there waiting with her less active cousin to come to church. They had a great time and all went well. Hopefully she keeps coming so she can be baptized. It’s something that we have been struggling with a lot  here. We have so many investigators who want to be baptized but they don’t come to church or they can’t because they don’t have permission or they aren’t married yet and its kind of tough. But all we can do is just keep going and hope for the best. Sooner or later they will be able to make that commitment. 

Well I think that is basically all. Hope you guys have a great week and if possible I would love a frisbee :) Have a great week and I will be talking to you all soon. 

Love you all

Elder Grigor

Elder Grigor taking a selfie

Gorgeous sunsets in Bolivia 

Walking along the dusty roads 

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