Well, guess I gotta start off with the crazy news that happened yesterday. (Sorry mom that I didn't get to e-mail you)
So, Sunday night we called the assistants to pass the indicators for the zone. After we did that, they told us that because of the missionaries that finished the mission this week, there were going to be some emergency transfers in our zone. There were going to be three changes in the zone. Two in Pation Bonito, and one in La Libertad. So we asked for the transfers in La Libertad first and they told me I was leaving!!!! It was a huge shock to me.... It was pretty sad to have to leave my companion and the area. I love La Libertad!
They told me I was going to Ibague, a zone outside of Bogota. I am now in Campiñas which is the hottest part of Ibague (of course). It is a pretty cool place, I will most likely finish my mission in this area.
And so just like that, after 13 months total, I had to say goodbye to La Libertad. It was really hard to do. I left Monday morning and before I went, I called the Vargus family. That was a sad call to make, they are seriously the best family I have ever met in my whole mission. I will miss those guys a whole lot, but I have the hope that I will see them one more time before I finish my mission. The mission is hard, but sometimes not for the reasons that people think. Leaving Colombia is going to be the hardest thing I've ever done when It comes to it I think.
But hey, that's why I love the hymn: "I'll go where you want me to go, Dear Lord. Over mountains or plains or sea. I'll say what you want me to say, Dear Lord.
I'll be what you want me to be"
I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go
|Elder Thompson and the Vargus Family|