Thursday, March 11, 2010

Photos from Chalatenango

Colin was able to send a few photos home and I thought you might like to see them.
Baptism of Hermano PastorOn one of the volcanoes.
Baptism of Familia Herrera
Colin's first vision.
Along the stream outside town.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 1, 2010

I am transferred from Chalate and now I am in Cuscatlan Vista Hermosa (beautiful view). It is in the middle of the city so we will see what happens. Also I am opening the area, and I am TRAINING!!! I am training a fresh new missionary from the MTC. I wonder if he will be a Latino or a gringo, probably a Latino but that doesn´t matter. I am so scared I still feel green, but we will see how it goes. I am sure it will be great. Pray for me, I feel like I have been tossed out of the frying pan and into the fire, but I am thinking of it as the refiners fire so this will definitely be a good experience and a time to show what I know.

It was sad to leave Chalate, almost all the people that we visited yesterday were crying. I am a little foggy eyed, but that is all. Just to do something to help the people and work with all you've got, and then to just leave it is pretty crazy, but it was great.

Oh, something not good that happened- I think I have eaten something bad and now my tummy is a little rumbly. It is pretty crazy. Actually it is a lot rumbly, but I will go get some tests done and we will see what is up. This has the potential to make me a lot skinnier (he he he, not just jokin').

Monday, March 1, 2010

February 17, 2010

Things are going well, thank your for all your prayers. I know they are helping to keep me happy, and everything.

OK- something funny happened last week. We were talking to this guy and teaching him, and it came time to drop the challenge, so we did. I asked him "so if Heavenly Father answers your prayer that these things are true, what do you think you need to do?" He answered, "Well, it would give me diarrhea." WHATT!!!!!! I thought I heard him wrong, but when we got outside, I asked elder Call (were were on divisions) and he was like that guy said that if he received an answer it would give him diarrhea! We busted up laughing so hard it was crazy, and really funny!

For my spiritual thing that happened to me this week: We were teaching a family of members and preparing them for references. If you want to read in alma 16:4-6 , it talks about how a bunch of Nephites were taken captive, so the general asked Alma to pray to know where the Lamanites were going so they could rescue their brethren. So Alma asked God, and got one of the most direct responses ever known. So the armies were able to go and rescue their brethren. So what we did was, we told the family that they were like Alma and we were the army, and asked if they could pray and ask Heavenly Father which of their friends or neighbors we could go visit and rescue and bring back to the gospel ( because they already know God's plan, we are just here to help them remember, but that is another subject for another day). So Sister Abarca prayed, and it was a very powerful prayer, so much so that one of my friends came into my mind. The thought and impression was so strong, so please invite him to hear the missionaries.