Monday, January 20, 2014

Colonia for P-day

Hey hermanos amados mios, como han pasado?

It looks like you guys had a killer weakend! Vegas and snowboarding in the same one? Not going to lie that theres a bit of jealousy on this end of that deal. Except the cold front got pushed out by an even hotter than ever blast of air, so I know you will be jealous of that. But there is supposed to be a couple big storms this week and then hopefully the heat mellows out after that. We have to go to Colonia every Pday because Elder Sanchez is DL and the meeting is there with the ZLs on monday mornings. So we go and walk around for a little bit with the other missionaries and eat at a Carrito and head home. Its super nice but I have been to Colonia quite a few times now and it hasnt changed, but I still really like walking around the old town.

But man this week was super crazy! I did divisions with one of the elders in our district because of my comp DL and it was sweet. It was my first time having divisions and I stayed in Rosario with Elder Ramos from Peru! (Lima north mission;) He is a stud and has about ten months in the mission and speaks no english. It was actually a blast because he is easy to understand and I just spoke spanish the whole time without the temptation to use english like sometimes with Elder Sanchez. But I learned so much from him it was crazy. He has been a member of the church for two years and has been out here for ten months! His testimony knocks people over and we contacted a lot and he is so good at testifying as soon as possible. And it makes a difference. The people can really feel the power of a pure testimony. It was a big example for me and Im excited to work on testifying more all the time.

Also this week was interviews with Presidente Smith. Before interviews we have a bit of a capacitation with him and the asistentes and that was awesome. I learn so much from him and the APs its crazy. He talked a lot about accountability and looking for solutions. It was really strong and all the ideas he gave us are things that I need to work on and Im really going to try to develop more. My interview was also the craziest experience ever. It was five minutes long but the spirit was so strong with us. He basically prophesied to me about me and Rosario. It was absolutely crazy. We both had tears in our eyes at the end just because of how strongly we felt the spirit. Really a huge blessing at this time. One of the things he told me is that Rosario can double through baptisms. He also told Sanchez that, so that has become our new focus. We are going to work really hard at talking to everyone and just finding more people and those people that are ready. Cant wait to see what happens!

You guys are awesome and I love you SO MUCH! I cant even tell you how much you mean to me and how much I love hearing from all of you and what you are doing. keep praying, the Lord will ALWAYS come through. Thank you for all of your love and support!

All my love, Elder Degn



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