Thursday, March 31, 2016



Holy moses! I´m leaving the office on tuesday. I´m going to go chambiar for my final showdown in Virú, in a place called Chanquin. I am so pumped. Virú is about an hour away from Trujillo going south, and its just a chacra place, like all my old areas. But it´s also right on the coast, so a little different. I have heard a lot of good stuff about Virú (mainly that my area is a hard area) but that is ok, because I am excited to work really hard and put everything ive learned in practice for this stretch. 

My new companion is Elder Henao, from Los Angeles, California. He´s new, but he already speaks spanish because his parents are from South America. He´s one of those gangster LA kids so I´m sure I´ll have a lot of good stories with him. I´m really excited. We are just going to work hard man. 

I´m sure going to miss this place though, I have had fun learning how to deal with office life and trying to change things around here, I feel very humbled for the major lessons I´ve learned here. I´ve also had a blast with my district, we all have amazing families we are teaching with great desires and who plan on getting baptized. I feel like I´m leaving right in our prime, but its ok. "Ill go where you want me to go!"

Today in district meeting we talked about Helaman 5:12 and the importance of building ourselves on the rock. I have a new found love for scriptures we are all familiar with, or subjects. Even though we  hear the same things over and over as missionaries, and members, there is still so much to learn from even the most simple principles. Later on in life, reading the Book of Mormon and you will find something you never even noticed 10 years ago or something. 

I felt that same thing yesterday night, as we visited the Narciso family, (the family im going to miss a lot) and we read with them 1st Nephi chapter 1. It was such a simple, beautiful lesson. After we read, we compared the life of Lehi to their lives, and how if Lehi didnt act and pray, him and his whole family couldve been destroyed in Jerusalem. But because he did such a little thing, like prayer, he had a spiritual impression to go. So with that little act is why we have the book of mormon and so many blessings. Then they committed to us to act, and to go to church. I love the Book of Mormon! Like nephy says: And after this manner was the language of my father in the praising of his God; for his soul did rejoice, and his whole heart was filled, because of the things which he had seen, yea, which the Lord had shown unto him. 

I love you all! have a great week! I wont be writing though, til 2 mondays! so the 4th of abril youll hear me again. bye.

elder caldwell


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jesús te ama.

1 comment:

  1. Here is the gangsta stepmother commenting. Hahaha I don't really understand what do you mean with that???
    Better just laugh right?
    It was awesome meeting you today Elder Caldwell. I am soon grateful for your blog. It has been a really awesome way to get to know the area and you, since elder Henao is not that verbose. Godspeed Elder. Un fuere abrazo.