Monday, November 28, 2011

11-28-11


Dear Family,
 
This week has been pretty good.  We had a baptism!  Also, me and my companion are getting along really well and enjoying our time.   I really can`t believe that its already December (almost...)!  
It was nice to hear about all of your Thanksgivings.   The truth is that I forgot it was Thanksgiving.  I feel bad for forgetting but there aren`t a whole lot of gringo buddies here to remind me.  Here, it was just a regular day.  But just so you all know... these are the things that I am most grateful for:    1.  The Atonement of Jesus Christ and the Gospel   2.  My Family   3.   My Mission     4.  Our Country and the Freedoms we enjoy.     There are many many more and I could always be more specific.  But to me, these are some of the most important things in my life and I really am very grateful for them all.
 
As I said, we had a baptism on Saturday!   It was a 9 year old girl named Luisa Fernanda (or as we call her... Ferchy).  Her mom was already a member and so we are trying to complete the family.  Very soon, we will baptize Ferchy`s brother.  It was a good baptism.  Next week, we have another so I will try and send pics of both of them next week.
 
So I was talking to a member this week who was telling me about the guerilla here in Colombia.  He shared an experience he had when he was visiting family in a dangerous part of Colombia.  He said that he was in a taxi going to his aunts house when a truck swerved in front on them, put a sack on his head and pulled him out of the car.   They carried him way far away to the rain forest and started interrogating him.  Anyway,  it all worked out and they let him go to his aunts house.   But, I was kind of blown away by that story. 
 
Well, the news you have all been waiting for...  I will be able to call any day between the 20th and 31st of December.  So, you tell me when I should call.   Oh, and it`ll be a video call from skype!  So prepare yourselves!  (as in get skype and stuff)
 
Love you all and hope you have a good week!
 
Love,
     Corey

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