Hello my adoring fans!
This week has been the weirdest I've had in the mission. We are walking down the street, and I started thinking about our semi new investigator, Gilbert. We stop by his house, nobody is home. Ugh. So we leave, and I felt my FIRST PROMPTING! WOOOOOO. Anyway, we took a different path than normal to get to our next cita (appointment). The first steps we take on the new path, we see Gilbert down the street! He had been hit by a car.
He doesn't have a job right now, doesn't have insurance, and the dude that hit him did a hit and run. He looked suuuuuper bad. Face all swollen, road rash on hands and face. He said he had it all up and down his body. So every day, I've been bringing him food, four headache pills, and nothing else, since he says he hurts super bad. He slept through church (we even had a ride set up for him) but I can't really blame him. Hopefully us helping him brings the answer he needs to feel the church is true.
Other investigators are doing well. We are just struggling to get church attendance, or times to visit with them. Members are starting to warm up to us also. Basically just a swagalicious week.
This week we also have been trying to have some contact with one of the recent converts. They told us that the rest of their family is arriving in Colombia from Venezuela, and they are bringing with them a young lady who they say is super ready for baptism! Heck yeah.
|Celebrating the candles|
Day of candles in Colombia
My testimony this week is over the nacimiento de Jesús (birth of Jesus). Born of a virgin, in the little town of Bethlehem. Isaiah . Pastores (shepherds) tending to their flock, and angels appearing and singing to them, about peace on earth and good will to men. How hard is it to believe in the little things like we need to obey the commandments, when we all accept without a doubt or question these Extreme Wonders that have been shown. Both of these things are in the scriptures. Also, that men from other lands received this sign, and sought out the child, bringing gifts, and then from heavenly guidance, returning another way, that Herod the "great" wouldn't be able to find the child. What a wonderful message, and a time of the year to be thankful, and remember what matters most.
Gratz to Oscar T. for making THREE All State Bands. That's préééééééétty dank.
I hope you all have a great week, and find some opportunity to pray and read about the birth of Christ!
Elder Connor Tracy
Colombia Bogota North Mission
September 2016 - September 2018