This has been a roller coaster of a week. really long week. started off great with general conference and I learned a lot of great things there, but then we finished the mtc. we flew all night to Bogota Colombia and then flew to Quito, landing at about 10am Tuesday morning. we were met by President and sister murphy with the 2 APs. we stayed the night in Quito in a huge room with like 16 beds, because there was 13 new elders to the mission. the next day, it all began.
We had our classes with the president and his secretaries about a bunch of different things, then they assigned us companions. My comp is Elder Aliaga, he is from Bolivia and is 22. He’s really patient but it’s really tough to understand a lot of the time. and that goes for basically all Ecuadorians Spanish is pretty tough when your surrounded by it 24/7
We are in the sector cayambe 2 only 4 elders in our district, and our zone is Otavalo, the really cool outdoor stores in Ecuador, who also speak quichua instead of Spanish. but Cayambe is Spanish. It’s like the field area of Ecuador. but we’re in a really small city for our sector, it’s about 40 min away by bus to Otavalo. That’s where the rest of our zone is.
We’ve been contacting most nights since no one has been in our area for 6 weeks. We have a couple new investigators. The most prominent are javier and jefferson. Jefferson is 17 and is really interested. Javier is kinda sketchy some times, but he’s accepted to prepare to be baptized the 29th of October.
other than that, I’ve just been trying to get used to life here. It’s tough but there’s not much to do but work. well that’s about all the time I have this week!
Elder Jensen and Elder Burgi v2.0. Their dads were missionary companions in Las Vegas 26 years ago. These two will be serving in Ecuador and Oregon (both speaking Spanish). We are excited for this next generation of missionaries!