"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)

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Hey we didnt get back until like 9 o clock last night so President gave us permission to finish writing this morning. Wow how cool was the cheeba tour of Cartagena! There are some real gems there! Ill send a lot of pictures and I'll include descriptions.  

1) plaza de San Pedro again
2) me getting into the cheeba
3-10) views from the cheeba
11) from inside the cheeba, its a bus with a bunch of benches and you sit in there and drive around the city looking at the sites
12) a view of the ocean
13-14) castillo de San Felipe, an old fort built by the spanish here in Cartagen (super neat)
15) Some other missionaries and I in front of the fort
16-27) views from the top of The Popa, a huge hill where there is a really old Catholic Church, the view is amazing, pictures cant justify!
28) then we went to the castillo and went into and onto it. Its actually pretty big and they let you go inside! too cool!
29) One of my zone leaders from Argentina, theres a funny similitude between him and Frodo Baggins
30) one of the entrances of the fort
31, 32) Me right there on the walls
33- 35) by a big flag up on the fort, with some other Americans
36) Some of us on an old cannon!