Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas was pretty sick.  We ate at the bishops house with most of  the missionaries.  I appreciate all the gifts.  So far I got the Frisbee, which I used today,  the pants, the puzzle,the suspenders, the jump rope, and the candy.  Thanks!

This week starts the carnivales in Nariño.  It's gonna be nuts.  I got a free carnivales poster.  There's lots of super cheap stuff you can buy in the streets.  I love it.  It's like a giant swap meet. I bought a laser pen.  It helps keep the dogs away.

This Sunday I hit a year and a half...  crazy stuff.

Hope things are going well.  Things are fine here.  We're just chugging along like usual.

elder chase

Monday, December 16, 2013

Fernanda got baptized last week.  It was really cool because she has been investigating for like a year and all  her kids are members of the church.

The Capitan Moroni award is for getting 10 baptisms within 3 months.  I'm pretty stoked because it's one of those goals that all the missionaries in the mision have and I finally got it.  Pretty sweet.

Elder A. comp,  Elder R. (J), is leaving and Elder C. from Argentina is gonna be his new comp.  He was in my district in Pasto when I first arrived here.  He and Elder A. have had some issues in the past.  Hopefully everything works out ok.  Elder A. (former comp) is the new Assistant to the President.

élder chase

Captain Moroni award recipients

Zone Christmas gathering

Talent Show

Monday, December 9, 2013

We had some baptisms last Saturday.  Pedro P., Gloria N. and Heider Dubán P..  Pedro and Gloria got married on Friday and baptized Saturday.  I baptized Dubán. We got really lucky with him cause without knowing beforehand, we set the baptismal date for his parents on the 7th and it just happened to be the same day Dubán turned 8.   I got to baptize Dubán and confirm Gloria.

I think maybe God wanted me to learn something  because the first half of my mission I was only able to baptize 10 people and now, in the first 5 months of the second half, I've been able to baptize 15 more (if I counted right).  Maybe God needed me to seed a bit before harvesting.  Who knows... but it's nice to be seeing a bit of success.

I hope Joey Johnson does alright.  And hope his family is okay. 

I played mircosoccer again today.  Woot. I scored a couple goals again.  Nice.

I ate rabbit for the first time yesterday.  It was alright.  I sent a picture of Cuy (guinea pig) and potatoes. 

Por el momento todo está bien.  Solo trabajando como siempre.  Voy hacia los 18 meses.  ya casi en la última cuarta del partido jaja.  Nos vemos.

Élder Chase

Monday, December 2, 2013

Today was a crazy pday.  First we went to this giant catholic temple a little outside of Ipiales called Las Lajas.  I'll send pics.  Then, we played soccer against the Pasto missionaries.  I saw Elder A.

We also sold lunches to both zones.  It was absolutely insane, but we are raising money for a couple so they can get married and baptized this Saturday with their 8 year old.
 Elder Chase