Ecuador Quito North Mission
February 2015 - August 2016
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Week 9 Soy Supermana
my dear family and friends!
does the time go?? It is already a new week and is already proving to be a busy
week! We have so many lessons and new possible investigators planned for this
week, there is never enough time in the day!
was the day that seemed like everything went wrong, but it was funny. Our
toilets stopped working. I did not know that we were suppose to call a sister
to make sure we could go for lunch, she was upset but understood that I did not
know that we needed to call her. After visiting a sister out in El Vergel, we
got on the bus and Hrma. Narvaez smacked me in the face on accident. When we
went to go pick up our laundry, I slipped walking down this little hill. We had
correlation with the ward mission leader in the chapel. On the way to the
chapel, Hrma. Narvaez´s bag broke and I tripped walking into the church. It was
one of those days where you should just go back to bed... But it was so funny,
we were laughing the whole way to our final appointment where Isabel made us
some amazing chocolate and bolos verdes (Green balls of platano and other
things... super good). She is always wanting to feed us. It is awesome.
to go to Quito... Again... Hrma. Narvaez had to renew her visa. While she was renewing
her visa, I got to go explore Quito with Hrma. Fernelius. She is the Leader
Hermana for my zone and her zone and she is from Las Vegas! She was super nice.
We talked about our missions and all my adventures that I have had. It was so
fun. We walked through a mercado (Street market) and visited the huge Catholic
church in Quito. While there, a lady came up and asked us why a bunch of
Mormons were in the Catholic church. After talking to her for a while, we found
out that she was a less active member from Venezuela, visiting friends. It was
fun to talk to her. We went back to the office and traded companions. Hrma.
Narvaez had to buy glasses and then we headed back to Quito. We had a lesson
with Veronica and Oscar. After the lesson, I was so exhausted that I tripped!
It was so bad! A guy ran across the street to help me... Nothing too serious
happened, I just got a few scrapes and bruises.
the 5th time going to Quito in less than a week and a half. I am sick of
traveling to Quito! Though it is pretty funny that I have had to go so many
times. Oh well, the life of a missionary! When we got back to Yaruquí, we
had a lesson with a reference from Isabel. The lesson went so well! Ahh I am so
excited for them! They fed us more hot chocolate and humita (a tamale without
filling). It was so good, I love the food here.
made a bunch of copies for papers that we have to have for the mission binder.
Afterwards, we had lunch with a sister who owns a shop here in Yaruquí. She
makes the best food and I just love visiting her (I feel like I talk a lot
about food)! We had an amazing lesson with Kely and Yolanda (sisters of
Veronica and Oscar). After them, we popped in for a quick visit with Mariella
(sister of Oscar as well). We taught her and asked if there was anything we
could do for her. She gave us a ton of rice to take to the Fathers Day activity
for the next day. Later in the evening, we had another lesson with Veronica and
Oscar. Family Mancero randomly showed up and we had an amazing lesson. The more
I talk about eternal families, the more I miss mine.
for lunch, we got a new mamita! Hrma. Rivadeneira is our new mamita and I love
her and her family so much. They are recent converts and are set to get
sealed in the temple in December! Afterwards, we headed to the church to
help set up for the Fathers day activity. We chopped up tons of chickens and
prepared stuff for cole slaw. As we were about to leave to go see if we could
talk with some members in the branch, the missionaries of the branch were asked
to sing for the activity. Let`s just say it was really rough and we sounded
horrible but it was tons of fun! I really do love this branch and all of the
members here! When we got home, we made Oreo truffles for some of the members
in the branch who always help us out with appointments and food.
our usual morning activities of church and ward counsel. Afterwards, we ran
home to grab some of our truffles for Family Domiguez. They are awesome. They
are always willing to accompany us and feed us every Sunday! After having
lunch with them, we walked about a half hour to San Vicente to meet with a
family that was contacted on the bus by previous missionaries. We go lost and
could not find them for a while, but we set tons of appointments with potential
investigators! It was an awesome evening. We came back to Yaruquí and had a
lesson with Veronica and Oscar. We spent a long time talking about how when we
make the decision to follow Christ, things get difficult for a while before
they smooth out.
when we try to choose the right, things get really difficult. In Ether
12:6, it talks about how we will receive blessings after the trial of our
faith. I have found this to be so true with my short little month here in Yaruquí.
The key is to have patience. I am constantly working on having patience, with
myself, my companion, and with investigators/members. It is sometimes difficult
but I always tell my investigators: it is not easy but it is not impossible.
is my week! I am still alive and kicking it! Oh and Happy Fathers Day to all
the fathers out there! You guys are the best!