Another Great Week in Ipiales-Zone Mtg and Baptism Day

Elder Welling's Baptism Day in Ipiales

Elder Welling (front left) with Pres. & Sis. Prince and His Ipiales/Pasto Zones
Elder Welling During Ipiales/Pasto Zone Conference (front mid/right)
February 18, 2013

Here I am Elder Welling So this week was great. I will start with Friday, because those days were awesome. We got the Zone 3 ready to go to Pasto at 5 in the morning in the terminal and headed to Pasto for the Zone conference. It was awesome.
First President Prince gave an awesome message on Moses and leading the people of Israel away from the Pharaoh. Was awessome. Explained how it is the doctrine of Christ which Elder Belnap explained to me too. But it was awesome!!!!!                                      

First how they are in a fight against Pharaoh for hundreds of years. They repent and finally get to follow Moses. They follow him and everything with faith.and repented along the way...then they got to the Mar rojo. and Moses, like we know, parted the mar and went below the this case they got baptized!!!! And while they were under the water they were guided by a beam of fire...or light, I don't remember, and a cloud. They received the holy ghost...and then they went on and finally got to the Mount Sinai, right? BOOM!! Enduring to the end..And basically went to the temple, because in Mount Sinai as if they were in the presencia de Dios...crap, I can't type in English...haha.

ut then they finished their work, and finally got to the tierra prometida.....Israel!! Amazing, right?!! What we teach as missionaries is the same thing that the Children of Israel went through.....First Faith in Christ, then after Repentance, and then Baptism. Like when they went through the water, and after receive the Holy Ghost...who is the Guide. and later Enduring to the End, going through the Temple and being the best we can be in this Life.

It w
as amazing. and then on Saturday we had 6 baptisms as a Zone here in Ipiales. My companion and I had baptized two young people (here in this picture with us). So the two of us baptized 4 great people this month. We are doing everything possible to do our best to bring them the message of Christ, just like Moses did. But things are really great.

I Loved the story of Moses and everything. Was awesome! I know the Church is true. The Book of Mormon is true, and I hope that everybody that might read this email will read the Book of Mormon, and really study it to see if it is true, like the Bible is, they go together.
It is either True,or False. And I know it is True, for and because of the things it teaches and how I feel when I read it and teach it.

I Love you all and miss you!!!

 Elder Tyler Welling

Good Long Week in Cali for ZL Meetings and Ipiales

Elder Welling Travels to Cali for Zone Leader Training with Fellow ZL's

Elder Welling With Fellow Zone Leaders
Elder Welling (center back) and Zone Leader Group with President and Sister Prince in Cali
Elder Welling Happy Eating Sister Prince's Delicious Meal

February 11, 2013

Hey Family and Friends, 
So, interesting and most busy week of my mission so far...well not really. But this week was great. I will go by it day bye day.
SO on Tuesday we had the normal district mtg and stuff and worked on some stuff that was different but cool. Went and had the interviews for the two baptisms we had on Saturday. :) They both got to come.

SO then, on Tuesday night at about 7 we headed to Pasto to go to Cali the next morning. The Zls there are Elder Lamareoux and Elder Avalos. So that was sweet staying at their house. They didn't have power in the house, but it was still cool. Elder Lamareoux is cool and we talked for a long time about everything. Then we woke up and got on the bus at 8 to go to Cali....pause.....right now Shewolf by Shakira is playing in a internet cafe...anyways.. Got on the 10 hour buss and talked again forever with Elder Lamareouz, cool guy. Had lunch on the way, then finally we got to Cali.     
We immediately ran to Mcdonalds from the bus place.....and ate Mickyds......sooo DELICIOUS: SO that was awesome. Then we went to the Torrgerson's (Sr. missionary couple from Idaho) to sleep. That was awesome, because they gave us tacos and brownies. I Love them so much, like a grandma and grandpa in the mish. haha Then woke up in the morning and went to the ZL conference. Was great, talked about a lot of things and looked at dates and stuff. Was really cool. I liked it a lot, and hopefully I gave good input. haha But overall was great. Then-- ohhhh the food that Hermana Prince cooked was delicious, too. SOOO GOOD.

Then we once again we got back on the bus to go back to Pasto. The Police stopped us, and I got checked..that was cool......Then finally got home.

Then on Saturday, skipped Friday, we had our two baptisms of a kid named Nickolas and the girl named Alexandra, that was awesome. They were way cool and the reunion was really special. We are going to have 3 more baptisms this weekend I think, too . So we are doing good here in Ipiales.

And yes, I felt the earthquake....sooo coool!!! Haha...And that's all.
Love you all and miss you. ttyl

Elder Tyler Welling

Food Poisoning Again...But It's All Good!!

Elder Welling Loves Cooking in Ipiales


Elder Welling's Colombian Cooking
February 4, 2013
Hey Family and Friends,

What a crappy Week. Starting with the fact that the 49ers lost....No, but this week was difficult. Actually, it was really good up to Friday. We were teaching a ton of lessons and helping a lot of people. Things were going great.

We had a lesson Friday night with la familia Garreta. They are doing great. a family of a mom and dad, and 3 kids. They are coming along great, but sadly gave me some dulce de calabaza type thingy. And....I got sick.....really sick!! I was out of commission on Sat and almost Sunday. I was throwing up and everything. It was not a good time.

But at the same time it was great, because on Saturday some of the elders in my zone had baptisms. The famaily Garreta went to the baptisms--so that was really cool.

I've been getting along better with my companion, and things have been going good He was having a hard time being a little passive aggressive, but he's doing better this week. We need to find a lot of people this next week which will be difficult, because the zone is going to have a noche blanco where we will hopefully see about 16 baptisms. 6 hopefully will be from our zone. Hopefully we can help these people come closer to Christ.
But overall. Things are good. Today we had Mexcian food, and it was delicious! I loved it and ate 6 tacos....I think my stomach is better now.

Overall this week was good. The next week will be extremely busy. Tomorrow we Zone leaders are going to Pasto for the night, then the next day we are going to go to Cali. Then Thursday we will have the Zone Leader conference at the mission home. Then I'll come back to my city, Ipiales on Friday.....

AHHHH A lot to do with NO time. haha.. But that's it for me.

Love you all family and friends. Hope all things go well this week for you, and maybe now my Jazz can win. Que les vaya bein.

Elder Tyler Welling