Monday, June 13, 2016

Week 48 Sometimes, all you need is a PBJ!

Hey friends and family!

This week has had some ups and downs but we keep going!
We visited the sister of one of our converts to talk about how she was going to help her brother afford his mission. She was super awesome to talk to. She told us that she could see a difference in her brother since his baptism and how he continues to get better and better every day. This is just one of the millions of testimonies of how the gospel changes lives! Later in the evening, we met with family Rodriguez! They are super awesome! The daughter is progressing so well. She came to church on Sunday and said she loved it! Now we just have to get to know the rest of the family.
I got my anaco today! Officially, I am Otavalian ;) We visited one of our less actives named Edwin who always has excuses for why he can never come to church. We had been given a training the other week about how with people like him, we needed to teach more of the consequences if we do not keep the commandments. When we finished the lesson, he told us that he now understood that he needed to come to church and that he would start coming. 
We talked a ton about diligence and obedience in our mini zone conference. It was a little sad because this was the last training that we would be receiving from President Richardson... We finally found one of our other less actives named Hno. Chaves. It was a little sad because he told us that right as he was leaving his house to come to church, his old bishop came and took him to the other ward. Also, that his records would be in our ward in about 2 months... I smacked my head in disbelief. We told our bishop and he said that he would talk to the other bishop because maybe he did not understand boundaries because he is new...
I taught Hna. Alvarado how to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and it is pretty funny. It is all she wants now. I think she is addicted... ;) Hahaha We have been working with family De la Torre (less actives) for 4 months and now all they need is their interviews... They are truly a trial of my patience... Lady, the daughter of the family Rodriguez, is doing amazing! She was super excited to get a Book of Mormon tonight. She started reading right away as we were walking out the door! Guys, the Book of Mormon is awesome.
We taught the bishop`s cousin, Oscar, today and he is awesome! He was super receptive but says he has to talk to his cousins to see if this is really the path that he should take. We went knocking doors and accidently taught a family of inactives from the elders... They were sad that when we finished, we told them that we could not teach them. We visited the family Chaves and let me just say, I just love this family. They are so cute. They cannot read very well but try really hard. We just have to help them understand that they have to come to our ward...
We were told about a couple that recently just got married who the husband is not a member and the wife is less active. Our bishop told us that we needed to get after them. The good thing is that they are already married so that is one thing that we do not need to worry about. After church, I taught the relief society president and her husband how to index. Let us just say it is quite interesting trying to index in Spanish but we did it! I need to repent about doing indexing when I get home...

Today for our Pday, we went as a district to the waterfalls in Peguche. It was super pretty there! Ahhhh! I just love exploring the outdoors in Ecuador! Hope you all have a great week!
Until next time,
The Strawberry Blonde Hermana

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