Monday, January 25, 2016


Hey everyone! 

This week was super fun! We have had a good time with the Work here in La Cañada.  The only bad thing is that we haven't been able to work so much because my companion is starting to have panic attacks every single time we go and proselyte. SO, we have been having some cool down time while he is taking some daily "breaks" from the work. 

I have been thinking a lot about what we learned on Wednesday.  For those of you who didn't know, we had a World Wide transmission about "Teaching Repentance and Baptizing Converts,"  We received capacitation from two Apostles and three Seventies.  It was the coolest thing ever. The Lord really is "hastening his work" (Doctrine and Covenants 88:73).  And I know that we are part of this work.
But besides that, nothing too big happened this week. 

Our plans for our baptisms fell through because they didn't come to church this week and we haven't been able to see them for like one week.  But in February we are going to have baptisms!

Scripture of the Week: 
Matthew 6:33-34

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow:  for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


1. The District.

2. Elder Gomez who finishes the mission this week.

3. Elder Brimhall and I.

4. Zona La Villa.

5. Baby Anteater on my back.

6. Anteater on my arm

Elder Jonathan Thomas Tracy
           Misión Santa Cruz Bolivia


Well!  We are starting to get into the hottest days of the whole Bolivian year. We have been getting into some crazy heat everyday here. The little weather monitor lies to you!

This week was fun because we have been having a lot people coming with us to the Lessons.  I'm happy that we are getting some work done. 

We have two investigators that are progressing super fast. We have an older Sister and her grandson. They are named Maria Pedraza and Alejandro. They are doing super well and have a baptismal date for the 30th of January.  They have told us that they want to be baptized! So we are going to get them all ready so that they can be baptized. And we have an 11 year old boy from a part member family. His name is Lucas Robles. He is the only one out of his whole 20 member family that isn't baptized. He is going to baptized on the 30th also.  His Dad is super Catholic, but his dad said, " I will support my son in what HE wants to do."  So we just have to help him understand the importance of being baptized.

Scripture of the Week: 
Mormon 9: 11-13

But behold, I will show unto you a God of miracles, even the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob: and it is that same God who created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are.

Behold, he created Adam, and by Adam came the fall of man.  And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ, even the Father and the Son; and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man.

And because of the redemption of man, which came by Jesus Christ, they are brought back into the presence of the Lord; yea, this is wherein all men are redeemed, because the death of Christ bringeth to pass the resurrection, which bringeth to pass a redemption from an endless sleep, from which sleep all men shall be awakened by the power of God when the trump shall sound; and they shall come forth, both small and great, and all shall stand before his bar, being redeemed and loosed from this eternal band of death, which death is a temporal death.


1. Elder Brimhall and I have companionship transfer this     week!

2. The Most adorable puppy I have ever seen. This is Niño (Boy)

3. Dalio Vaca. HE was baptized in 1969 when he was a older man. He is 95 years old now.

5.Jorge Claros and I in ward counsel

Elder Jonathan Thomas Tracy
   Misión Santa Cruz Bolivia

Monday, January 11, 2016


Well this week was super eventful!

On Monday, we did a zone activity and went bowling.  While we were there, The Arlen Tanner family from the Kansas City Stake start strolling in there and come and talk to us.  Both Brother and Sister Tanner served their missions here over 35 years ago and gave me some helpful tips for what I could expect when I am in the field.  Then we went and ate Papa John's Pizza in the Center of Santa Cruz.  It was greasiest thing that I have eaten in a year and a half.  And it was delicious!  Then we went and had a Family Home Evening with our Bishop.  They gave us fried chicken.  Sweet!

After that we just did some shenanigans. Get some people to church.  Taught some lessons. The usual.  But the best thing is that now, we are starting to get something moving.  This week we did a Ward Wide Fast for the people that wanted to participate. So we four missionaries, and our new Ward Mission Leader, and four other members joined us in the fast.  I hope something will work out!

Scripture of the Week: 
Helaman 5:10-11

And remember also the words which Amulek spake unto Zeezrom, in the city of Ammonihah; for he said unto him that the Lord surely should come to redeem his people, but that he should not come to redeem them in their sins, but to redeem them from their sins.

And he hath power given unto him from the father to redeem them from their sins because of repentance; therefore he hath sent his angels to declare the tidings of the conditions of repentance, which bringeth unto the power of the Redeemer, unto the salvation of their souls.

1.Picture with the Tanners

2: Bowling with the Zone

3: Jorge Vaca and his mission call to Lima West

4: My picture at Papa John's

Elder Jonathan Thomas Tracy
   Misión Santa Cruz Bolivia

Monday, January 4, 2016

WEEK 69:2016 PUEJ (THEN)

Well, this week was fun. 

We have officially hit the "Golden Years" of the Mission.  I'm so happy for everyone that I have met while I have been here in this beautiful place that is Bolivia.
This week, we have been having some fun doing missionary work.  We have been visiting a family called the Sanchez family.  Iver (the Dad) is interested in the Church, but just doesn't have that desire yet.  His daughters and Niece have gone to church for two Sundays in a row. So we are going to be rescuing his daughters (they are less active members) and baptizing his niece (she is a non-member).
But other that that. We haven't been to busy. Its kind of a shame. But I know this week, with your help and mine, We will get things moving here in La Cañada. We just did a ward wide fasting to get the Mission work moving. I believe in that power!

Scripture of the Week: 
Ether 12:12-21

For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith.

Behold, it was the faith of Alma and Amulek that caused the prison to tumble to the earth.

Behold, it was the faith of Nephi and Lehi that wrought the change upon the Lamanites, that they were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost.

Behold, it was the faith of Ammon and his brethren which wrought so great a miracle among the Lamanites.

Ye, and even all they who wrought miracles wrought them by faith, even those who were before Christ and also those who were after.

And it was by faith that the three disciples obtained a promise that they should not taste of death; and they obtained not the promise until after their faith.

And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; wherefore they first believed in the Son of God.

And there were many whose faith was so exceedingly strong, even before Christ came, who could not be kept from within the veil, but truly saw with their eyes the things which they had beheld with an eye of faith, and they were glad.

And behold, we have seen in this record that one of these was the brother of Jared; forso great was his faith in God, that when God put forth his finger he could not hid it from the sight of the brother of Jared, because of his word which he had spoken unto him which word he had obtained by faith

And after the brother of Jared had beheld the finger of the Lord, because of the promise which the brother of Jared had obtained by faith, the Lord could not withhold anything from his sight; wherefore he showed him all things, for he could no longer be kept without the veil.


There is only 1     :(

1. Companionship transfer with Elder Soliz on New Years Eve!

Elder Jonathan Thomas Tracy
           Misión Santa Cruz Bolivia