Elder Colton West

Elder Colton West


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Week 99: Happy Independence Day!

So this week we celebrated Salvadorean Independence Day.  It was pretty awesome.  We celebrated by going out and doing a contacting activity close to the parade route. We gave out free water and took pictures of people with the Salvadorean flag as a backdrop.  We're going to print out the photos and take them to the people this week.

We have a baptism for this weekend!  He's a 15 year old kid named Rafael.  He's the son of a recent convert who was baptised about 4 months ago.  When his mom got baptized, he didn't want anything to do with the church.  But she didn't give up on him.  She has been trying to share the gospel with him as much as possible since her baptism.  And the hard work has paid off.  Rafael wants to be baptized!  We're planning the baptismal service for 8:00 on Saturday Morning.  A bit early, but the whole ward is going to be a bit busy in the afternoon, celebrating a wedding.  So the baptism will be in the morning.  But the important thing is that Rafael is going to be baptized!

Things are going very well with training Elder McDaniel.  He is on fire!  Always finding scriptures to share in the lessons, helping with the lessons as much as his language skills allow, contacting, everything!  I know that the area is going to be in good hands when I leave.

Well, I'm out of things to write about.  Til next week!


Elder Colton West
El Salvador, San Salvador East Mission

Elder Vasquez & I

Elder McDaniel & I. Those are legit sombreros!

Elder McDaniel and I at our Independence Day activity

Elder McD in a torrential downpour.

The street turned into a river.  So I decided to go stand in the middle 
on a chunk of pavement.  The rest of the pavement has been 
washed away by the awesome tropical rain storms.

My area.  Pretty awesome.

Distrito Usulutan Sur. 
Left to right: Elder McDaniel, Elder Eve, Elder Dunkle,
Elder Slighting, Elder Fernandez, and Elder West.

Pizza with the Bishop and his family.

The bishop's niece got married on Saturday. 
The happy couple will be sealed in the San Salvador temple this
Thursday, and the reception will be Saturday afternoon

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