Thursday, July 9, 2015

Week 12 The Tale of Two Gimpies Continues!

Hola mis familia y amigos!

I say this all the time but in all seriousness, where does the time go?? The time flies by! This week was a little frustrating, I will not lie. I had an appointment in Quito with a doctor and did not like my news I got... And I am with Hrma. Molinar once again and we have been working really hard this week!

Our mamita told us that we could not come until 2, so we tried contacting out in Pifo. The only problem is there is no one there! It was kind of frustrating but then we stopped by a lady, named Olga, who Hrma. Narvaez and I had contacted the previous week. The lesson went amazing and she was crying by the end saying how this is what she had been looking for for a long time. It is amazing how the Spirit guides us to the people who are ready to accept the gospel.

Quito... Ohhhh Quito... That place is going to have some bad memories. On the way to Quito, I was telling Hrma. Molinar about my experience in the CCM and how I fought with the doctors. She did not believe me. We got to my appointment and I got in an argument with the doctor. The whole time we were there, Hrma. Molinar kept saying how I needed to be nice to the doctor. After an MRI, it has been determined that I have a slight tear in my meniscus. I do not need surgery right away but eventually I will have to get surgery :P yuck!

After our zone meeting, I got a blessing from El. Leifer and El. Anderton, my zone leaders. I am so grateful for the power of the priesthood and how I can always ask for a blessing and the elders are always willing to give them. We had lunch with Hrma. Torres and I love her cooking! She made us a really good jello with pineapple for Hrma. Narvaez´s birthday. Yes, we celebrated Hrma Narvaez´s birthday without her.

We spent all of our companionship study organizing our people and who we would visit and when. We found a bunch of people last week that have a lot of potential, so we really had to get organized. We tried to visit our less active that lives out in El Vergel but she was not home. While waiting for the bus, one of the members in our branch was driving by and gave us a ride home. Blessings come when you try to work with the less actives. Our investigator, Olga, asked if we did anything besides visit people and preach the restored gospel of Christ, like study in the university. We told her that we study for 4 hours in the morning... of the scriptures! She laughed. It really is weird to think all I do is study, visit people, give service, and go to meetings, all to help others to find the light of Christ in their lives. I really love this work!

Happy 4th of July! It is weird to think that I will not be celebrating the 4th of July for two years but hey, there are always people here shooting off fireworks all the time. Close enough right? We talked with a lady who told us that she was having visions of the end of the world and how New York was going to be destroyed. Great right? Sorry New York, she seemed pretty convinced...

Sooo the Pope is in Ecuador. Not to sound mean or anything, I am sure he is a great guy, but he is a huge inconvenience. The road got shut down at noon, so we only had sacrament meeting today and an hour and a half of branch counsel. The buses are super packed and I bet Quito is crazy right now. He is also coming to Quinche (a town near Yaruquí), so it will be crazy here probably tomorrow.

Things are going really well here in Yaruquí! The work is progressing and we do not have enough hours in the day to get it all done! I hope you all have a great week and hope to hear from you soon!

Until next time, 
The Strawberry Blonde Hermana

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