An Awesome New Trimester - Alargar el Paso, Lengthen Your Stride!

272 Baptisms in September - Lengthen Your Stride Leadership Counsel
Oct. 12, 2013

What a fast week. First off I loved conference. It was awesome, especially Pres. Uchtdorf's talk in the Preisthood sesh. It was weird watching my last conference as a missionary.....But I was super blessed during my mission to watch all of them in English. Was awesome. 

Elder Welling Teaches Leadership Counsel-Lengthen Your Stride.
 But this week was great. First off, on Monday, we had the normal day or doing all of the office work. Getting all of the stats and other things like that. We had the office meeting, and otherwise had a good start off of the week. Then came Tuesday. On Tuesday we had to go to the cities up north. We started to do interviews with all of the missionaries and it is a lot of fun. We are just doing practices with them. I think they are helping a lot. I am having a lot of fun doing it. Monday is our turn for the interviews. Should be great. 

Elder Welling Teaching Some More.
Then on Wednesday we did the same thing. We went to Buga, and did some interviews in Palmira with the Zona Paraiso. It was awesome. Went really well. It is a great plus to be with all of the missionaries in the mission and to get to know everyone. Then came Thursday, we basically got to together with President Prince in the morning to go over the plan for the Consejo, which was the flooowing day. We thought of the new trimester is called Alargar el Paso......or lengthen the stride. It was awesome. We had a good time planning it. 

Elder Welling Loves Eating With Missionary Friends
But then we went to go with pres to a mtg he had in COLON, the stake center. It was with all of the Jovenes in the stake. We talked to them about the mission, and how they could prepare themselves for it. So that was awesome. Then we went back to do some more planning with Pres. Prince, and then to the office to do some final touches. 

Always Happy When He Eats...Looks So Good!
On Thursday night all of the ZL,s came over to sleep at our house, so we basically had a ball and everything. It was a lot of fun. haha Always great seeing some awesome friends. Elder LaBar and Eliason and Edwards and everyone. Loved it. Then on Friday we had the Consejo and it turned out really well. We had a lot of fun. Everyone was stoked for the new goal. Especially President Prince. 

At the river in Cali on their Pday-staying on the rocks. Beautiful there!

Elder Welling's Pday With the Great Office Crew.

We are all really happy to what is going to happen this coming trimester! Should be unforgettable! Well. That was basically my week. I went to a cool river today. That was awesome. I guess I will send pics. haha Here they are.........

Love you all!
Elder Welling
Mission Cali Colombia

Pasto and Ipiales for Awesome Missionary Interviews, Pizza and Flying!

Elder Welling ready to baptize this wonderful little girl in Cali.
October 5, 2013

Elder Welling ready for first flight-Pasto to Cali.
Ok, so this week was another fast, but solid week. I will try walking you all through it step by step. So, my comp and I finished getting all of the things ready for our interviews with all of the missionaries. We decided to teach them about compromises that we do with the investigators. It went really well. 

On Wednesday we woke up at about 3:30 in the morning to go to the airport to get on our plane that was going to leave at 6am. So, we got to the airport in Cali for our direct flight to Pasto, my comp and I. Everything was great. Got on the 

Elder Menendez ready to fly, too.
plane, we headed to the runway and boooommmmm......the captain said that we needed to go back to the loading site, because there is a lot of fog in the airport in Pasto.......We were there in the terminal for another 2 hours until 8am, and then they ended cancelling our flight...NOOOO!

So we hurried and went to the terminal and took a chi chi bus to Pasto......that was a long bus ride...........Pres and the Hermana Prince were able to go to Bogota first, then to Pasto by plane, so their flight didn't get cancelled..

So we finally got to Pasto after a long bus ride at 8pm at night. We went and saw some converts on Elder Menendez, and then went back to the house of the ZL in Pasto to sleep. Woke up the next day and did the interviews with the missionaries in Ipiales. They turned out great, and are doing really well down there. 
Elder Welling (top,far right) with Pasto/Ipiales Zones.
My good friend, Elder Eliason, is the ZL and it was cool to see him again. We had a good pizza lunch after the interviews, then we headed to the Pasto airport to head back to Cali. This time the flight wasn't cancelled and we made it out of Pasto. First going to Bogota and then to Cali. It was fun. I sat in the isle, so that was awesome. I had a good time, and last night we had a baptism. So that was a great way to finish the week! Now I am super excited for the conferences this weekend!! <Going to be the best!!!

Everyone ready to eat pizza with Pres. Prince.

Elder Welling enjoys his food....happy missionaries!


Elders Welling and Menendez on their plane!

Flying from Pasto to Cali.

Love and miss you all.

I'm on a horse. 

Elder Welling
Mission Cali Colombia