"Dear Elder Crandall: you are hereby called to serve as a missionary
for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
You are assigned to labor in the Colombia Barranquilla Mission.
It is anticipated that you will serve a period of 24 months...
You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish Language."


"And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God,
that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb,
and upon the covenant people of the Lord,
who were scattered upon all the face of the earth;
and they were armed with righteousness
and with the power of God in great glory."
(1 Nephi 14:14)

Monday, June 16, 2014


JUNE 16, 2014

Ciudadela Ward, El Carmen Stake
Companion:  Elder Villarreal

Hey everybody! 

So the power just went out and we had to walk a ways to find some place with power. But other than that everything is going great! We had the baptisms this week of C-------- and P--------. They are the two oldest kids in the S-------- family. The Mom and the two youngest kids are planning on being baptized in two weeks. I'll include some pictures!

So I guess the elections that I talked about earlier were like primaries or something. I'm not exactly sure but the real real presidential elections were yesterday. I don't really know too much about any more of that though!

Also this week Colombia played in their first World Cup game and they won! We were in the streets when they made the first goal and everything changed in an instant. So chaotic and loud! People were blowing air horns and screaming and honking their horns and other loud things! But everyone was happy because they won which was cool!

So this week we were over at Y-------- and P--------´s house about to teach a lesson but it was just so dang hot.  So they said something like I can't stand this and so about the seven of us went into the side room that had air conditioning and we shared a little movie and sat in air conditioning.  That was definitely a highlight of this week.

Another fun thing happened this week when we went over to the S--------'s house. Just before we were leaving D-------- (the youngest of the family, he is 8 years old) and some of the neighborhood kids were playing soccer in the street so my companion and I challenged them to a game. So it was my companion and I versus all the neighborhood 8 year olds, haha. It was way fun! Also today after this we are going to play soccer again as a zone and M--------, one of our recent converts, is going to come play with us too.

Well that was basically my week and Im looking forward to working hard this next week! Have a great week!

Elder Crandall