Monday, December 10, 2012

First week of transfers

It was a little strange that there was no companionship change that we just kept going, however; with one change within the apartment it has been fun. 
   Elder Tuttle (picture included, not a very good on but included) He has been just a fun bundle of happiness. From the land of Fillmore Utah he grew up on a farm and wrestled all of his life. He was the companion of Elder Jensen in the MTC and came from being with Elder Rojas. I'm super glad he has come to join with us, and he and Elder Rivas have been working hard, they almost had a baptism this weekend however some problems came up on Saturday so it did not go through. Which was heart breaking, and super rough for the four of us. Nonetheless the work will continue on, the Lord is at the helm, and it's true. 
    Friday we went to Antofagasta for a mini Zone conference which was enjoyable to reunite with many excompanions. 6 out of my 9 companions I've had were present there in Antofagasta. The point was to gain a motivation to find to invite and to baptize. (Last letter I was mistaken with how many we needed for 1000) We as a mission need 86 baptisms. 
     With being in Antofagasta means that we received pouch/letters and it was nice to hear of where people are going on missions- On the bus ride back from Antofagasta was probably one of the worse bus rides ever. It was super hot and no AC at all. We were dying all together. Ended up playing tic tac toe, but the bigger version and more fun version, with Elder Hunsaker all the way home, and we were sweating bullets the whole way home. 
I sometimes randomly remember it is December right now and it definitely does not feel like it at all here. 
Sorry this isn't that long we have had quite a long day with trying to find some missionaries whose phone had died, but the zone leaders need to talk to them urgently everyone was involved in the search, but we found them and all is well now. 
 Have a Wonderful day- because you can choose to. 
     Elder James O. Gillespie

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