"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, October 19, 2015


October 19, 2015

Paraiso Ward
Paraiso Stake
Companion:  Elder Tijerino

Hey guys!

Well we had a good week!  We were really busy!  Oh man, my area is so big!  We walked so much this week!  I think it's because the last year I've been in areas with motocarros that take us to all places for 50 cents or taxis that took us to whatever place in the city for 2 dollars but in this area the taxis are a lot more expensive so we just walk!  I'm going to leave with huge legs!  Also, we can go to the office in the morning to excercise and there are weights there to do weight lifting.  I feel so spoiled!

Anyway, we had a great week!  Something cool happened this last Thursday. We were walking around looking for a recently baptized member that we didn't know and we ran into a guy named J---.  He is from another part of Colombia but is here in Barranquilla studying in one of the universities.  He just flagged us down and was complimenting us on our dedication and was interested to know more about the gospel and everything.  We actually are going to teach him for the first time tonight!  We are pretty excited about that because we haven't been having too much luck recently finding new people!

Also this week we have been running around trying to get to know some of the members in the ward.  It's been pretty great to get to know them!  We even helped a member move on Saturday for around 4 hours.  It's been pretty fun!

Tell Grandma Johnson Happy Birthday from me.  I hope it was great!  

Well I'm doing great!  We had a really busy week and a busier week coming up!  Sorry I don't have too much more to say and don't have any pics!  Next week I'll try and get a few.  Have a great week!

Elder Crandall