Well techniqually, I only have 363 days in the mission but whatever haha.Finally we have a super solid investigator! Her name is Misleidys (Miss-Ladies) haha. She's from Cuba and she only has a month here in Ecuador. She also has family behind in Cuba that'll move here with her pretty soon. But right now she's living with some members that are her friends. It's unfortunate that the church isn't officially in Cuba because everytime we contact a cuban they are always really open and listen to us. Some members in the ward are even Cubans. But anyways, We've only taught her since but she already has most of the missionary lessons haha. We've taught her everyday and we have another apointment with her tonight. She just needs two more things: Tithing and the Sabbath Day. She has no doubts in the lessons until now plus she already has 3 church attendances and a friend in the church. So I'll be surprized if she doesn't get baptized for the which is her baptismal date. Also we had a miracle. We got a church member to come to church after being inactive for 25 years. She's still filled with apostacy in her head haha but hey! At least she came!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
(WEEK 51) Last weeks title was an understatement, this one should be called "¡Terremotos!" / "Earthquakes!"
Let's start with, : 5.1 earthquake, epicenter at the "Mitad del Mundo.", Plus there were 5 tremors in total that day. -: I've felt probably about 8 little tremors spread out though each day. : Another earthquake at in the morning, a 4.9, epicenter near Calderón (My old zone), plus a little bit of destruction on the hyways and some houses in that area, and () about 2 or 3 tremors througout the day. Today: Nothing haha. But it's been pretty sweet. I've never felt so many tremors/earthquakes in one week. Plus they are happening not very deep under the surface, and my companion from Chile says that in can't be a shift in the plates because they are happening super close to the surface... The only logical explaination that I can think of is volcanic activity hahaha! But I'm not worried at all despite the fact that I'm surrounded by at least 4 active volcanos: Cotopaxi, Cayambe, Antisana, and Wawa Pichincha.
Talking about volcanoes, today we wen't up the teleferico(Cable car) Basically right near the craters of two volcanoes: Wawa and Rucu Pichincha. And it is freezing cold up there, freezing cold. Plus the wind was insane. I got some sweet pictures too. I was kind of just waiting for the volcano to explode due to the recent earthquake activity hahaha. It was chilly, I needed the lava and the pyroclastic flow to warm me up. (I'm not crazy, mom).
The Tene family finally came to church!! Elder Murphy was trying to get them to go to church for like 4 months and they never went, but this week we got em! So there's a miracle for ya. As far as the progression of investigators go, this week was kind of just a normal week. Avaneth now has her attendences to church, the lessons and everything. She just needs to get divorsed and married still. We've been receving a lot of referals again lately and I really don't know much about them yet but a couple of them seem pretty promising. One already has two church attendances. The only bad news is that we always recieve referals that live in other sectors haha, sometimes even from the church offices, oh well. On top of that this week we did divisions with the Elders from Iñaquito again. This time I stayed in San Carlos.
Well, thanks to the cybers in Ecuador, All of the pictures on my camera got erased this morning haha, silly viruses. The good news is that they are all backed up on my flash drive, and I have a lot more memory in my camera now. The bad news is that I lost like 5 pictures of me eating a fried guinea pig, so that's a bummer, but I'll try to get some pictures from my companions.
Eso es todo. Que tengan una buena semana. Busquen "los volcanes cercanos a Quito" en búsqueda de Google. Estoy cerca a muchos. No sé como, pero les informaré si yo muero por terremotos o volcanes... O los dos. Pilas.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
So Friday at like 8:05 PM we felt a pretty good earthquake(At least for me). It was sweet! I think it was like a 3.5 or something like that. Plus the epicenter was on Cayambe. So I was just waiting for it and the 4 other volcanoes around Quito to explode, maybe next time...
Another busy week as far as meetings go. I'm always busy in Quito haha. On tuesday I had my second mission council. No one gave their testimony this time but next time an ex-assistant is leaving, Elder Ospina, so that should be cool. I love it when the coast and jungle ZL's stay with us for two days, they're pretty cool. Plus they always leave food behind in the fridge haha. They had nothing to do when they got here so they contacted for like 2 hours on Monday night and found a bunch of solid new people for us. Including an in-active family that wants to come back now. So we'll work with those people this week. On Wednesday the whole zone had interviews with President Richardson and on Thursday we did the mini zone conference with the whole zone. Finally on Saturday we had the leadership meeting with the district leaders and sister leaders in the zone. So like I said, busy! But I love it.
Right now I'm still pushing throught the New Testament and in the interviews meeting President Richardson gave us the goal to read the Book of Mormon in 90 days. I'm in 1 Nephi chapter 15 right now. By the way a missionary from Quito is going to South Salt Lake on his mission. I guess it doesn't help that I can't remember his name but at least you know that a piece of Quito is in the holy land haha. So if you see him, tell him that a random gringo missionary in Quito, that he doesn't even know, says hi.
Encontré una escritura que ayuda a los misioneros que están en Otavalo/Imbabura con la comida "tan rica." Lucas 10:8. Que tengan una buena semana. Les quiero mucho!