Wednesday, January 18, 2012


This week has seemed like a month...
We have met with 12 of our 12 zones in 8 days.
Manizales, Pereira, Armenia, Tuluá, Palmira, San Fernando, Popayán, and Villa Colombia, Calima, Pasto, Belén, and Medellín.
Those in the Pasto zone we trained via skype as we couldn't get flights soon enough.
(that has it's own challenges, but it was great to have the technology to do it!)

Playing "who wants to be a millionaire?" with questions from Preach My Gospel was a great diversion from the statistics and data of the mission.

Here are our winners from the zones:
Elder Tellez - Zona Calima, Hermana Careno - Zona Popayán, Elder Sorensen - Zona Palmira, 
Elder Haycock - Zona Belén, Elder Jairo Vasquez - Zona Armenia,
Elder Rivas - Zona Manizales, Hermana Lopez - Zona Tuluá, Elder Juarez - Zona Medellín,
Elder Ocon - Zona Villa Colombia, Elder Diaz - Zona San Fernando,
Hermana Leguizamón - Zona Pereira
(yes, we are missing Zona Pasto...we didn't get to go there, and will save the game for our trip there)

These missionaries KNOW the Preach My Gospel Manual!!

We discussed the difference between a goal and a commitment.
Learning to make REAL commitments and complete them was the theme of the training.
Committing the number of push ups they could do and then having to complete them without letting down their zone was a living example.  We had only a few who with shaking arms, and sweaty hands fell before completing their final one. 
President Prince and the Assistants are sore from the constant exercise!
....but they set the example of keeping their commitments and going the extra mile!

We are preparing for a special week called "La Semana de la Siembra".
The missionaries have COMMITTED to find 10 new investigators per area during this week. 
The members are involved with helping them. 
We have COMMITTED to have 800 new investigators in the mission this week.

After days 1 & 2 of this week we have 251 New Investigators.
Pray for our missionaries to find those the Lord has prepared.
Stand by to see if we are able to keep our commitments!

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