Friday, 16 January 2015

We are often tired, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

January 12th, 2015 

Hello Family,

Another week more and another week less. We had a pretty fun week; we had our vacation in Cochabamba on Tuesday. We used to go Tuesday and have the day to go visit and do things we needed to but now we just go and have the conference right away and don’t really have any time to go visit or do any of that but it’s ok. I think it’s better that way so we don’t waste as much time. It was a really good conference. I got to see lots of my buddies from the group that I hadn’t seen in a while. It’s weird at the beginning of my mission I saw the missionaries who had more than 20 months and I thought they were so old but now that I’ve made it to this point we still feel like the young ones. It doesn’t feel like we are going home in a couple of months. I wonder when it will hit us, maybe when we are on the plane. You guys should be getting my itinerary this week; I think the secretary said he was going to get all of the flights this week. I try not to think of it too much, except when a plane flies over and to bug my comp I throw up a peace sign and say “see you in 2” haha.

Wednesday I had one of my last interviews with President Hansen. We mostly just talked about the zone and how I was liking my area. I think I will stay here for my last transfer. At least that is what I am hoping for; I just want to stay here. I asked what he did to finish his mission strong and he said “well It was easy for me because I was the assistant for the last 10 months of my mission, I had to work hard.” The advice he gave me though was to just take it one day at a time and seek the will of the lord so that is what I have been trying to do this week.

On Thursday the assistants came down to do exchanges with us so I got to be with my hijo amado again for a couple of hours and work again just like old times in Colcapirhua. It’s amazing how much he’s grown. He was one of my favourite companions. His English is really good now. I hope you guys will be able to meet him when we come down. We will have to plan on a Monday or something to go out to lunch with all of them. If they are close to the city I’m sure they would get permission to go to lunch.  That would be fun I think.

Well we are back in our house now. We had been looking really hard and the day we got back from Cochabamba we went looking for more houses but we couldn’t find anything. At night around 7 we had an appointment fall through and we didn’t really know where to go but we had an idea to go to an old investigator to see if she was home. When we were about to knock on their door we realized that the door beside it had a sign saying that they had rooms for rent. We went in and they were perfect for the sisters, close to our pensionista, half the price of the other houses they were looking at and brand new. They are the first ones living there so everything worked out great. Plus we have 2 new investigators because we started teaching the home owners and they were really interested. It’s really true that the Holy Ghost guides us in our lives. Big or small, finding investigators or finding houses he is there to guide and direct us.

We are working hard, we are loving the mission, we are getting wet lots, we get along great and we are often tired but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Elder Grigor 

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