Monday, February 15, 2016

February 15th, 2016

This week was pretty great. We started locked up for 3 days. It was probably the longest 3 days of my mission so far. We did get to go to church in the morning on Sunday but after that we had to stay in. Apparently the Bolivian people take this "holiday" a lot more seriously than any other country. What they do is fill balloons with water and paint and throw them at people. Thats the normal thing that every country does. But the people here fill them with car oil and other crazy stuff and throw at people. And theyll throw them at anyone. They threw a bunch of balloons at our pension who had her 11 month old baby in her arms. Its pretty insane here.

The rest of the week was pretty cool. On Saturday we had a Multi-Zone Conference which was pretty sick. And we also had 5 investigators go to church this week. Guizy and Joizy are the 2 brazilians investigators we had. Couple weeks ago i had to go to immigrations to do my paperwork for bolivia. And when were there were there for like 6-7 hours. And i was sitting there with one of the Elders From my group. And we started talking to a girl and here sister that were also doing their paperwork. We started talking about the gospel and asked where they lived. They told us that they lived super far, but where they lived was my area. So we visited them a couple times this week and they went to church.
Another contact, Victor and his mom, went to church too. They both accepted March 5th to be baptized so im pumped for them. And the other is a man named Tomas. He hasnt acepted a date but were going to teach him tonight and leave him a date too.
If there was a theme for this week it would probably be Prayer. I studied a lot about pryer for those 3 days and also in the Conference, President talked a lot about it. I like these verses in Alma 37:

36 Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever. 
37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day. 

If we counsel in God for support in everything we do, he will direct to do good in everything. He will always help us to make good decisions and if we are willing to follow the counsels we receive we will always be blessed. That was my little spiritual thought for this week. This week was pretty sweet. Hope you all have a good week. 

Elder Crisp 

This is the view from our roof. And this is basically all I ate during Carnaval.

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