I got transferred out of Pasto after only 1 transfer
there. I've been in Cali since last Tuesday. My new zone is called San
Fernando and the area is Limonar II. I was really upset about having to leave
Pasto. I wasn't expecting it. Usually missionaries stay at least 3 months in
their first area to complete their training. I really didn't want to leave.
For one, Elder I. is great and he stayed behind in Pasto to start training
someone else. Also, we had six baptisms on the 20th that I missed out on. They
were all people whom I had started out with since the very first contact.
new companion is Elder C. He is also from Perú. He has 20 months in the
mission and will probably end it here with me. He seems okay. He loves to
talk, but is a lot looser and less focused than Elder I. The worst part is
that we are both new to the area because this area just got cut. It used to be
the area of the hermanas but they cut it and now Elder C. and I share the
ward with the hermanas. Its pretty hard because we started with no
investigators, not knowing any of the members or the city. Turns out we are the
first Elders this ward has had in 15 years.
On the other hand, Cali seems
really cool. Its a lot warmer here. Last night we were outside and it was dark
with warm wind blowing. It was pretty nice. Our apartment is a lot nicer than
the one I had in Pasto, also. Its new so everything works for the most part.
The only bad thing is we have no hot water.
Anyways, these next few weeks
should be interesting. I've been getting massive headaches every once and
awhile since I arrived on Colombia. Sister Prince said my eyes might be going
bad and I should probably get them checked out.
Anyways, aside from being
bummed about the transfer, I am still grateful for the opportunity to be here.
I know the mission isn't supposed to be easy and I just have to keep pushing
through. All the emails and stuff are appreciated. I know that the gospel is
true and that it really can change people's lives.