Elder Colton West

Elder Colton West


Monday, April 4, 2016

Week 75: Conference Weekend

Another week has flown by.  They're just getting faster and faster.  This week a couple of noteworthy things happened.  Firstly, we had our quarterly interviews with President Vasquez.  

Interviews are always something that I look forward to here.  For one, interviews means a break from the routine.  But much more important than that, Presidente likes to teach us something that he has learned in his personal studies that he thinks will help us out as missionaries.  This time, he taught us about how we can increase our success in our areas.  He taught about trusting more in the Lord in every aspect of missionary work, asking Him how to proceed with  the work.  And then he taught about a promise in Doctrine and Covenants 11 that applies to us. 

8 Verily, verily, I say unto you, even as you desire of me so it shall be done unto you; and, if you desire, you shall be the means of doing much good in this generation.

Pretty awesome promise, isn't it?  We're going to be putting it to use in the coming weeks.

This weekend, we thoroughly enjoyed General Conference.  Some of my favorite talks: Elder Kevin R. Duncan (president of the Area Central America) in the saturday morning session, President Uchtdorf and President Nelson in the Priesthood session, and Elder Holland in the Sunday afternoon session.  All of these talks (and the rest of conference) are viewable at lds.org.

A couple of other things to write about...  Well, our missionary temple trip got postponed to this week, so I'll tell you all about that when it has actually happened.  The temple trip with investigators went well.  We didn't get as many people there as we were hoping for, but the trip was a success.  We had five investigators there, and my companion and I had a part in the presentation.  We actually were on the news thanks to that!  The video is available through my mission president's facebook, also on Hermana Vasquez's facebook.

I've received some questions about the birthday celebration that we did as a zone a couple of weeks ago.  Well, since there were four of us, we did a little gift exchange.  Photo is attached to the email.  I narrowly escaped getting my face smashed in a cake, thanks to the fact that nobody bought a cake!

Well, that's all for this week.  I hope that this week goes well for all of you.

May the Force be with you!


Elder Colton West

El Salvador, San Salvador East Mission

Birthday gift exchange March 21st, Elder West's actual bday
(they all had bdays within a week or so of each other)

This weeks installment of the "Tie-A-Day Challenge"
7 more ties pictured, and 18 to go! 

This Arizona boy is right at home catching geckos and lizards
in his casa, just like at home in AZ!

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