Serving in the Cochabamba Bolivia Mission
November 3, 2010-November, 2012

Monday, August 8, 2011


Hey everyone!

I hope everyone had a great week! My week was super cool!

The first thing awesome that happened this week was our baptism on
Tuesday!(Sorry, no pic.) It was the hermana I've told all of you about
alot who was totally into her church and everything. She didn't want
anything to do with baptism or the Book of Mormon, and now she's been
baptized and reads the Book of Mormon! Crazy how the Spirit can change
peoples' lives, huh? Well, she told us she didn't want ANYBODY at the
baptism because she said that she isn't sociable. Well, the ward
mission leader announced it in church, and so a bunch of people showed
up. So....she said she didn't want to be baptized, because all the
people showed up, and now she was angry with us. So I talked to her
for about 20 minutes, and shared scriptures with her that showed her
that the time of her baptism was then and there, and no other time.
She finally agreed, and the baptism went great. Then on Sunday we went
to her house and picked her up and took her  to church to get her
confirmed. It is absolutely amazing to me how her countenance has
changed. She seems to be radiating with the Spirit now. If you could
have seen her before, you would be amazed too.

The next cool thing was on Saturday, which was Bolivian Independence
Day. The Stake had a stake-wide activity where each ward presented
traditional food and a  dance from a department in Bolivia. My ward
had the department of Oruro, so we ate lamb with corn and potatoes. It
was really good. Then they danced "La Morenada", which is a pretty
cool dance, but my favorites are the Tinku and Los Caporales. YouTube
them, they are pretty cool.

Dad- Looks like you had a great time fishing...Tell Uncle Biz I like
his Metallica goatee. XP

Mom- About Quechua, I am trying to learn so I can teach a new
investigator. Tarija is a medium-sized city, so it's an entire stake.
About my daily's about the same. We have a pension where we
eat, and it's por una hermana. And I work all day. :D

Aly- Have TONS of fun in New York. I can't wait to hear about it and
see all the pics. Eat a hot dog for me!

Emi- Well, I think you're doing well for your 5k time...Just run and
push yourself more, you'll get faster. Promise ;)

That's all for now!

Scriptures of the week:

Alma 26:12
2 Chron. 15:7

Luv you all!

Elder Craig

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