We have been working with a new way of contacting called "He is the Gift". We have been handing out cards with the scripture John 3:16 on it, and we talk about Jesus Christ and how he is the ultimate gift from our Heavenly Father. There is also a cool video that we´ve been trying to watch with as many people as we can. http://www.mormon.org/christmas
There´s not much to report this week. Everything´s going well, but it´s just sad that we haven´t been able to visit Carlos and Gaby, or Lucy this week. And Lucy didn´t come to church. But we´re going to have a pretty dang awesome Family Home Evening with her and another family tonight :)
We found a Christmas Tree thrown away and we carried upstairs, and Elder Moore spent half an hour brushing pidgeon poop and feathers off of it while I worked out some issues in the bathroom from some funny meat that a member feed us. I was too sick to even plan that night, and I retired to bed at about nine. But we have a Christmas tree in our apartment, and I am super excited :)
On Sunday, for the third hour, instead of everyone splitting up, we were all in the same class. A class taught by the branch mission leader, Elder Moore, and I. We showed them how having a member present helps investigators. We asked for a volunteer to come up and bear their testimony after Elder Moore and I did a practice lesson on one of the members. No one raised their hand to volunteer to be our member present. After an eternity of silence, CARLOS. OUR INVESTIGATOR stood up!! He bore his testimony with us. It was super cool. I hope I´m here in Manta when he gets baptized.
Today, Elder Moore, Elder Blanco, Elder Humphries, and I went with the Chalacan family to the beach. It was super fun! I´ll send photos next week :)
P.s. They couldn´t repair my camera :( It still takes photos, but I can´t see how they´re going to turn out before I take them. I´ll send some next week hopefully.