Well this week has been a good one. This Saturday we
will have a baptism!!!! That will be super awesome! Hno Jose Cuvi is all ready
and is super excited as well. It's been a pretty good week tbh. We went to
Quito for a meeting with the area 70's Elder Falabella. He had some really
good trainings for us and I learned a lot. I'm excited to apply them into my
life and to become a better disciple of Christ. Ummm well not much to
write. We got hit by some rain and then we got hit by the heat and ya just the
same as every week. Que mas. Welp I've enjoyed my time here in the Orient
and hope I can make the most of these next 33 weeks here before I head out..
We'll see what the changes bring us. This week we did a service in the
flippin jungle planting trees. Yes, we planted trees in the jungle,
amongst the millions of trees that are already there.. And yes there were
spines and yes there were bugs but hey it was a fun time.. Just one of the
hottest days I've had out here haha.. But ya it was fun and we got some interesting
fruit out of it.. some huge papayas and cacao. Also we got some
guava I think it's called.. That's the white fuzzy fruit. Not too bad.
But ya that's been my week.. Hoping for another busy week.
I'm doing good like normal. Crazzy that it's Halloween
tomorrow. Doesn't feel like it at all tbh, but ya. The holiday season here in
the great country of Ecuador isn't like the states at all.. They're
already selling Christmas stuff in the stores here though which is kind of
funny, a lil too early. Halloween isn't really celebrated here, some people
have up some decorations, which is more than last year, cause in cayambe there
was nothing. November 2nd is like the day of the dead, but from what I remember
from last year, its nothing like Mexico. I guess in this time of year they make
colada morada which is pretty good. I remember last year I didn't like it but I
feel like all my taste buds have changed cause I even like beans now (so mom I'll
probably like chili, but who knows). There's not really anything I don't
like now, all food is just good. Maybe it's just the fact I've eaten the
same food like everyday of my mission, but ya food is food.
Bummer to hear about the dodgers. This Friday we left the
house of an investigator at like 7:30 and right in front of the house the
neighbor across the street was watching the world series.. I was like
whhaaaattttttttt!!!!! That was hard to leave from there, all I saw
was it was like the top of the 3rd and the dodgers were down. But ya that
was the first time I've ever seen baseball in the mission, and even worse being
the world series with the dodgers playing, not gonna lie I stayed there in the
middle of the street watchin for like 10 minutes. but ya..
Welp, what else has gone down this week, yesterday it rained
like never before. We finished a lesson and then the rain poured down
sooo hard. They wanted us to stay but we had another lesson on the other
side of the city so we just ran out into the rain and got soaked
completely!! That was pretty fun though. usually I hate getting wet
but that day I didn't mind. We showed up to the appointment soaked,
and of course it fell through. Bummer.. that was a common theme this
week, fallen citas. But we were able to put another date down this
week. Alexis Garcia is his name, he's the son of a recent convert here in
coca we had back in July.. He's only 10, but we want the family to be together
in the church. I think him being baptized will help the mother out
a lot as well so she can take more responsibility in going to church.
Today for pday we just hung out here in coca.. not much going
on here. We found a basketball court with a wooden floor and nets,
probably the best one here in coca, and played there for a bit. This week
we'll all be goin to Quito for a meeting with a 70's Elder Falabella. Should
be fun. Welp that's mah week, only a selfie with the gringos form my district,
Ya pues cuidaos hermanitos, (hablando con
vosotros... no se porque?)
Hope everyone has had a good week. Welp, this week was
a pretty good one. We found quite a few new investigators, and really I feel like
it was a great start to the change. We are excited for this change and should
have a few baptisms here in el coca. We have one investigator with a date for the
11th of November. Jose Cuvy. I think I said something about him last week. He's
military and is progressing really well. We'll see how things go this
week. We contacted a ton this week and found a few people with potential,
but still its kind of hard to bring people to church. But ya, all part of the
mission. Umm in a few weeks we'll be going to Quito for a training from one of the
area 70's, so that should be cool. Elder Fallabella.
Well not much else to say.. Running out of time.. went to
Suckface Falls today for pday.. La cascada de cara chupa
Welp, that's it for me today.. finally finished the BoM in
Spanish that was sweet, time to start it all over again...
Well.. we received the changes Saturday night.. but
the fact that I'm writing you guys right now means that I stayed! Super stoked
for one more change in the amazon jungle. I've come to love this place and the
people here. Excited to work hard and leave my legacy of 6 months here this
change. My companion is still Elder Platt. Basically no changes here in
coca, only Elder Lalliss left. That will be sad, got along really well
with him and it's been a fun 3 changes here with him but he's goin to otavalo
now! We'll be receiving Elder Larsen here tonight at 11:30 at night. He'll
be with Elder Molina. But ya, that's basically the news of the week..
It's been a crazy week ish.. I thought I was out so we spent
a lot of it sayin bye to people but then I got the good news. So I'm here and
excited to work hard! Should be another fast change. That was the fastest
transfer of my life! Dang, the time is just cruising. But I'm
enjoying myself and loving the time here.. I think it's recently hitting
me that I'm not gonna be here forever. Before the time would just go
really slow, but I know that before I know it I'll be heading back to the states.
So I'm trying to make the most of everyday. We are working hard and are
having a fun time.
We now have an investigator with a baptismal date. Hno Jose
Cuvy for Nov 11.
He's really cool and is military! But ya fun week..
should be another good one..
Welp that's really it, hope everyone is doin good..
Wellllll, this has been the fastest transfer of my
life. super weird. Started the week going to Quito.. again.
This time for the mission council.. that was cool. Saw a lot of people
that I haven't seen for a long time and said goodbye to a lot of people that
will be finishing their missions soon. But that's the mission.. We talked
about a lot of good things that really have inspired us as missionaries
to be better. As always, one of the themes was being a Disciple of
Christ.. I like how in General Conference they talked a ton about
that. Really that's our goal in life to become disciples of our Savior
Jesus Christ (3 Nephi 5:13). but ya that was a fun meeting.
But ya got back to the sector on Wednesday and we had a good
few days of work! We found 14 new investigators!!!! That was super awesome! We've
been using the BoM. It really is a great tool in this work.. before I was like,
uhh I don't want to show them the BoM because they'll reject it, but really it's
the opposite.. you can find the people who really are interested in the message
by sharing it. There is power in the BoM, and that really has been a goal of
mine in these last few weeks, to read and understand better the BoM.
Definitely have seen a lot of changes in my life through the book.. Read Pres.
Nelson´s, Pres. Eyring´s, and Elder Callister´s talks on the BoM, they're great!
Fun week in the mish. Well, we'll see what happens
with the changes.. tbh, I'd like to stay, cause I feel like this next change
will be a really successful one, but wherever I go I'll like it. Well hope
you all have a good week.
Here are some pics from the ride from Quito to coca, me with
some hulk graffiti, and the Elders from my group at mish council..
Wow, super great weekend. Learned a lot of great
things and excited to put them into practice as a missionary.. Well this
is going to be a fast one today since have to travel to Quito again for mission
But ya this week was fast.. left to Quito Thursday and came
back to my sector Saturday before conference. Then conference weekend and
now I gotta go back.. Soo kind of a full week of stuff.. and not much time to
work.. Hoping that when I get back, we'll have time to do some stuff in the
work. Time is flying ! The mission is awesome!
I'll write more next week, but hope you guys were able to
learn something from conference.. I especially liked what Pres Nelson and Pres
Eyring said about the BoM. I know that reading it daily, even for 5 min
will be a blessing in your lives. Don't forget!
it's been a pretty decent week here this week. We were able to
participate in 2 baptisms this week in the district, my district is rocking it,
we already have 4 for the month, beat the goal of 3 per month this month so
that's awesome. But ya that was a cool experience. Elder Platt and I are
working hard. Fun companionship. Fun to have a gringo comp for like the
first time in the mission.
this week, we basically have been finding a lot. Working on that, still no
one with baptismal date, but pretty soon we should have some.. I can't decide
if I want to stay one more transfer here or not. We have a lot of people
with potential that will probably get baptized next change, but we'll see.. I'll
be fine either way... Even though the Orient is hot, I kind of like it .
It's a good place with a lot of nice people.. gonna miss it, but still got time
here to work. Nothing super crazy this week.. Just the usual.
ya.. this week we worked a lot with Diana who's progressing tons! She could
totally get baptized, but we're still hesitant because she's had problems with
the Word of Wisdom, but ya she's been clean for more than 3 weeks. Were
gonna wait a lil longer to see what happens, but she is doing way better.
Please keep praying fro her.
excited for conference this weekend, should be a great one. We'll be inviting a
ton of people here in Ecuador to watch it. I invite you to do the same.. just
extend the invitation to someone, if they say no, well you tried.. The
Lord will bless us as we open our mouths and invite others to come unto
that's about it for this week. In the week that comes we'll be having a zone
conference with president murphy on Tuesday. Also the new thing that they have
started to do is that the assistants of President travel and do exchanges with
the DLs so this week one is coming to coca to live with me and Elder Platt.. that
should be fun. Also, I'm now comin up on 1 year here in Ecuador so this Thursday
I have to leave to Quito to renew my visa.. busy week, but should be a