Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Week 59

I was gonna send another voice recording, but it didn´t want to work for some reason.

There are some kids playing Halo here in this cyber... Anyway, things are fantastic. This week we had hardly any time to work in our area, but we still had success. First, we went to the temple for a mission conference on family history work. It was nice. President said in next week we´re going to have multi-zone conferences and we´re going to receive further instructions on how the mission is going to be using family history work a lot more.

Then on Thursday, we went to the temple. President asked us to focus on the covenants we were making during the ordinances. I had a great experience. Then on Friday we had to do weekly planning at the church so that our zone leaders could make sure we were doing it correctly. Afterward, we had to stay in our house while they fixed the lighting. So yeah.

Alexandra isn´t progressing anymore. We taught her about the Word of Wisdom, and she committed to live it... but then the next day she drank coffee without even thinking about it. She also didn´t go to church. Not sure why yet. We haven´t been able to find her in three days. She also hasn´t been reading her assignments. She lives with some less-active members who also drink coffee. So we have to convert them if we want to convert her. That guy who has the problem with drugs isn´t doing so great, either. Something always happens to keep him from going to church. We´re going to visit him a few times this week to see if we can help him or not. We´re also working with a young man named Jefferson. He´s super cool! He loved church, and accepted a baptismal date for October 24th. He´s read every single assignment we´ve left him. He said he wants to serve a mission in the U.S., haha. I showed him how to pray in English We´re also working with a woman named Carmen, and her 19-year old daughter, Carla. They´re also super cool! They went to a baptismal service on Friday (a family of 5) and loved it. They also saw their confirmation on Sunday. Carla´s preparing to be baptized on October 17th. Carmen wants to be baptized, also. But she´s not married to her husband. But when her husband gets back from a trip he´s on, she´s going to talk with him about marriage :) So yeah.

We´re looking forward to general conference. I´m doing great. Things are good.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Week 58- Voice Recording

So every time I go to write I forget a bunch of stuff that´s happening. So I´m sending this voice recording I HOPE works. I  know this really is the Lord´s work, and I´m grateful to be a part of it =)

Click on Play Arrow above or on link below.

Voice recording

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Week 56 New Area

Well, Elder Conde and I have been kicked out of Daule! Apparently the mission is really short on missionaries right now, so Elder Pat and his companion stayed in Daule and now Daule is back to having one pair of missionaries. But, Elder Conde and I were able to leave behind two baptismal dates for them. ALSO, I bumped into an Elder at the bus terminal at Guayaquil this morning who said, ¨Hey, a lot of the members in Tarqui have been asking about you, and say hi"

Elder Walker is going home tomorrow, and I bumped into the Elder who has been his companion there in Manta for the past three months. He told me that Vicente (An Investigator that was going to be baptized a week after I got transferred out of Manta) is an active member of the church and is doing great! He also told me of many other people that Elder Walker and I had been working with who had joined the church or become active in the church, and it made me really happy :)

Anyway, I´ve been put with Elder Morales from Argentina. He´s fantastic. We´re opening up a sector that was just closed. Not just any sector, either. The biggest sector in the mission! Seriously, it is ridiculously huge. We could fit at least 15 Daules in it without exaggerating. It´s fantastic. I´m super happy to be here. It´s super hot, and it´s super dusty, but I´m way excited!

Oh yeah, it´s a place called Monte Sinaí. I think It´s part of Guayaquil, but I´m not entirely sure yet.