Elder Colton West

Elder Colton West


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Week 8: Hermano Misionero

Hola Everyone!  

This week's email is going to be short because I've been having computer problems here at the cyber cafe.

Almost everyone here calls us "Hermano Misionero".  I have no idea why.  We know when someone really loves and respects us when they call us Elder.

This last week we had a branch Christmas Dinner.  The plan was to have it outside on the basketball/soccer court (concrete) so that we would have plenty of room.  The weather disagreed.  So we had to move everything inside.  And by we, I mean myself and the other missionaries, with the help of a few brave souls who had faith that they wouldn't melt like the wicked witch of the west if they got wet.  I was soaked by the time we got all of the chairs inside.  At least the food was good!

We've had some good lessons this week.  There are a couple of investigators that we have that are very close to being baptized, so hopefully I'll be sending some pictures home of baptisms soon!

No pictures this week because of the previously mentioned computer problems.  I'll send a second email next week with just pictures.

Spiritual thought for this week is Alma 29:9 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/29?lang=eng

and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to  bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.

Elder Colton West

El Salvador, San Salvador East Mission

(Editor's Note: We received the first picture below from Sister Vasquez last week! The Christmas pictures were all posted on Presidente Vasquez's facebook page and discovered by another ESSSE mom who is friends with him. They have now been shared around to our ESSSE mom facebook page. SO grateful for these fun pictures. ENJOY!)

Elder West with Presidente and Sister Vasquez after
arriving in El Salvador at the mission home Dec 9th, 2014
El Salvador San Salvador East Mission
Elder West, front row, far left
(the only one with his tag on his hat!)

Elder West with his district. He is 2nd to the left of
Presidente Vasquez. His first companion, Elder Wood,
is in between them 

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