Monday, October 5, 2015

General Conference

Finally an introduction to the great Elder Blake Weyand. Elder Weyand thinks its cold down here, even though we have had the nicest weather I have ever seen! I've been trying to convince him that it snowed a week before he got here, but hard to believe when there is sun out all day. Elder Weyand is a smooth guy, he has a little bit more time than me in the mission, and is quite a character. He is a powerful missionary, humble to every extent, and has a great attitude. He also talks Spanish 100% of the time, which is really admirable. This is going to be a really fun transfer, and it's hard to believe that two weeks have already gone by.  Attached is a photo of this kid.

This week we had a special church meeting, and we even had our Colombian investigator come. I imagine it was pretty interesting for this man to watch a bunch of old white men give talks and then a tremendous chorus sing in English...yea there's no Spanish translation for the Mormon tabernacle choir. Watching the conference in a different language is different, the translating is a good time. Sometimes the person translating gets really emotional and they quickly switch to someone else, and it's also really interesting when they use something that doesn't translate in Spanish. Like "walk the walk, and talk the talk." That leaves everyone in the audience really confused. 

The rest of the day we spent playing volleyball in the church, between sessions. There was even a little room set up for the Gringos and the Latinos who think they speak English. It was a great weekend, until next week,

Elder Haddad

Elder Blake Weyand

Watching Conference in English

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