Monday, January 12, 2015

Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Howdy fam and friends,

This week was a really good one, and I feel like Elder Copa and I
accomplished a lot of good stuff. First off to start the week we
headed up on a bus into the mountains one more time for Huamachucho to
have zone conference! We have a bunch of new elders in the zone who
bring a lot of really great energy and I feel really good with all of
them, I think we’re going to have a lot of success with the new
attitude we have in the zone! We created a goal to have atleast 7
souls (baptisms or rescues) and we already have one under way! Our
zone leader had the interview with Tatiana yesterday, so she will be
getting baptized this Saturday! My first baptism! She is a super cool
girl and really really smart for her age, so I’m super excited for
this step in her life. She was bouncing up and down and just smiling
from ear to ear the whole time we were with her, she is so ready and
excited and its such a huge blessing to see something like that.

Other than that awesome news, we found out that practically our whole
branch presidency is leaving for their chacras or to study, so we’re
basically left alone out here right now. President Marler is coming
down later this week to sort things out, so I’ll let you know what
happens! We might have to have some of the elders here in our area be
apart of the presidency of the branch, which is super crazy.
We had some amazing plans to go finally hike a mountain today in our
area, buuut then my companion woke up super sick and can hardly talk!
We did make a fire in our backyard again though last night after
planning and had our tradition of smores which is always the best. and
also yesterday my  told me that he’s going to let me direct our area
for the week, im nervous to see how that goes and its going to be a
little tough at first for sure.

Something funny that happened this week is that we had found a less
active family, a couple of 90 years old who are some of the greatest
people ive met our here haha, they haven’t been coming to church
because they forget what days are which at times. Theyre out in the
boondocks of our area and they still work in their farms at 90 years
of age!! These people. We retaught them the 1st lesson yesterday, no
joke, yelling the whole time. The guy Juan Prado is his name is half
deaf and so we had to yell! It was something Ill never forget it was
so funny, but they were so sincere and so thrilled and smiling the
whole time to have us there yelling in their faces.

I hope this week is super gewd for all of you, and always remember the
Alamo. Gracias.

Elder Caldwell

ps jaime please forward this message, terrible internet again1

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