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Monday, January 2, 2017

Week 22

Elder Kennedy didn't have time to write a letter this week.  He was having fun at Boca De Cenizas.  He did send some pictures of his adventure.  He is happy where he is at and is enjoying teaching the gospel.
How much Chinese food you can get for less than $10 in Colombia

Friday, December 30, 2016

Week 21

  We had the best time Skyping with Elder Kennedy on Christmas.  It was great to hear his voice and see his smile. He loves the people in Colombia and his companion, Elder Olvera .  He shared some pictures of his week.

He looks so thin, He has now lost 50 pounds!!

Elder Kennedy made sure he gave his sister some good advice.

I love to take pictures!!

Our Christmas family picture

Elder Kennedy and Elder Olvera

Elder Kennedy with Elder Olvera


Elder Kennedy's desk

Elder Kennedy has been without a pillow and blanket for a few weeks.  We were happy to see he has both now.

 Elder Kennedy wanted to thank everyone for praying for him and writing him e-mails.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Week 20

I've been transferred..I'm now serving in Barranquilla the city and I live in a house with another compañerismo.  I"m a lot better now and I really love my campañion, Elder Olvera.  He is from Mexico and has 21 months in the mission. He's teaching me a lot and is really positive and always happy so its helping a lot. I"m still struggling a lot but not with the language.. well yes with the language but i"m pretty functional.  I just cant learn junk about the lessons or remember scriptures or yeah everything that matters on a mission but uh huh.. There's your costeñol for the email hahaha but yeah I'm doing better. We went to a mall today called Buenavista in Barranquilla. its huge!!! I bought McDonald's and it was really good,  which sounds weird but when you eat rice 2 times a day for 4 months it changes a man. anyway here's a pic of me with it. love you guys. 
I got the Christmas packages, Thank you! Also Elder Olvera wanted to say thank you!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Week 19

No letter this week.  Elder Kennedy did get a new companion last week.  His name is Elder Santos from Brazil.  They got a Christmas tree to decorate their apartment on their P-Day this week.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 18

Hola de Colombia! I had a good week... we found about 25 new investigators and most of them are firm. Baranoa has a lot of potencial so I hope it goes somewhere. We almost got hit by a motocarro the other day so that was fun but hey I'm here. My companion is getting transferred tomorrow and has been called as a zone leader so I'll be getting a new companion. Idk where he'll go or where I'll be or who my companion is but I'm ready to get a move on. I have to walk kind of slow and cant workout in the morning because of my surgery so I've been kind of bummed lately but uh huh. Attatched are some pictures of me today. I got bored while my companion was writing President so I found something to do. Love you guys.

While chatting with his Dad, Elder Kennedy told him that he had liver and onions the other day and   drank a lot of juice of mora.  I think it is blackberry but I don't know.
No, I felt bad but I couldn't do it ( he was referring to the liver and onions)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Week 16

Querido familia mio y amigos,
Espero que ustedes son muy bien y son felices. Mi semana fue muy aburrido porque no puedo trabajar!! Pero yo tuve la oportunidad a estudiar mucho y hablar con presidente y otros miembros en la casa. Okay all jokes aside... (Dont freak out mother I'm writing in English) I had a long week. I just sat in the house and studied, I'm about to go insane..I still have until Thursday! Talking energizes me, so its rough. But my email this week. is about the natural man. We read in the scriptures that the natural man is an enemy to God and that we should be the opposite of the natural man, the spiritual man. But what does that mean? In the Spanish scriptures there's something called the GEE which is pretty much a topical guide.  It says that the natural man is someone who follows HIS passions, HIS wants,  pretty much what HE wants and ignores what the LORD wants. This is very important because in reality, its really hard to not be ¨the natural man. With all that is in the world and the changing standards. But as we trust in God and come unto him with HUMILITY , he will help us overcome these natural man tendencies. We read in Alma that satan has control of the natural man, and that the natural man is an enemy to God. So what its really saying is that when were the natural man, were an enemy to God. My invitation this week is to humble yourselves before God. Look over your life and wants, desires, whatever it may be and look for things to improve and change to be closer to God. Love you guys. Have a good week!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Week 15

This week on Saturday November 12, 2016 Elder Kennedy had to have his appendix removed.  Elder Kennedy has remained fine and in good spirits throughout his hospitalization.  Every time we received a picture  it did our hearts good to see that he was getting well taken care of,  both spiritually and physically.  These pictures have  strengthened our faith to know he was in such good hands when we were not able to be there.  We had to step aside and trust so that the Lord could come in and create miracles for Elder Kennedy and our testimonies.  We are grateful for all of the Nurses, Doctors, Mission President and his Beautiful Wife, Elder Santiago,  and Branch President Florez.  Keep Elder Kennedy in your prayers as he continues to recover.

Getting ready to go back home to Baranoa

Mission President Gallego, Sister Gallego, and fellow Missionary

Back in the hospital on a bland diet

Checked out fine and released again today 11/16/16 with  Branch President Florez