First off, we had some transfers. Elder Choque from La Paz left Villa Montes to go to the center of Santa Cruz, the Cañoto Ward. To be honest, I'm happy and relieved that he has left. He was constantly looking for fights from my companion Elder Del Pozo and it is going to be a lot quieter in the house!
Then Elder Aguilar had to go pick up his new companion, and he lasted 3 days out of Villa Montes with Elder Dansie our Zone Leader. Elder Del Pozo and I promptly cleaned everything and then Elder Aguilar came back with his new companion who is......Elder Brown from Salt Lake City, Utah! So we have the three Elders that are going to witness my "death" (completion) in the mission. They are going to be getting a lot of free stuff when I leave!
My companion and I have done a lot of service this week. We visited a member named Johnny Cruz, and he works with Leather. He makes wallets, Scripture Cases and just about anything else you can think of. Well we donated him a cow hide, that is literally my size. It is so big and it was heavy too. Below is a picture of said hide. Then on Saturday, Elder Del Pozo and I helped move two families into different houses. We helped our Young Men's President move his house. He had three trunk loads of stuff to move. So we used all of our morning to help him. Then in the Afternoon, we got an emergency call to go help Johnny Cruz and his family to move. So I got a little bit dirty. But the feeling of service for these two Brethren has grown! We love the members here in Villa Montes.
The investigators here are progressing. We have found a new family, The Bravo family. They have a lot of interest in the Church and want to learn more. They attended church! And we are so happy for the progress that they are making! The Book of Mormon changes lives!
Scripture of the Week:
And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice, to bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance.
And thus mercy can satisfy the demands of justice, and encircles them in the arms of safety, while he that exercises no faith unto repentance is exposed to the whole law of the demands of justice; therefore only unto him that has faith unto repentance is brought about the great and eternal plan of redemption.
Elder Jonathan Thomas Tracy
Misión Santa Cruz Bolivia
Pictures go like this:
1. Elder Aguilar and I with our trophies from a "Chess" tournament we had.
2. The Cow Hide!
3. Elder Brown from Murray, Utah
4. They made me cook a little bit on