Sister Jenika Hull will be serving in the Ecuador, Quito North mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Follow her weekly updates here............

Monday, November 30, 2015

Keep it Simple


You always sound like you have a great week. Sounds kind of rough with nutty right now but  whatever happens it is for a reason. I still think it is so wrong for them to have opened that early on Thanksgiving. And I totally wouldn't go to do shopping either. It just makes me sick. But you did have a very busy work schedule this week and that is always insane but it is over until next year so that is good.

I am so happy to hear you are reading every morning. I loved that. Really when we started like my, I don't remember what year in high school, it really helped me see how important the scripture really are in our lives and how big of an impact they can have on us as daughters and sons of our heavenly father.

I can also believe Jaden has grown a lot. Just from fotos i can tell he has. That is insane. I am sure I won't be able to call him my little brother technically anymore but he always will be :D

I really am enjoying my trio. It is super different from any other companionship I have had and probably will have in the future but it is so great and i am really learning a tons from both of them.

So sorry I need to talk more about the people. My brain goes a little wild when we are on the computer and if forget to tell things.

Right now we are working with Stefi and her Familia. They are less actives and she is 9 and hasn't been baptized. They are just really struggling in there testimonies. They are so the best and have so much potential but fall into Satan's temptations and always fight and fight and fight and it is super hard for them to get back on there feet. They are from the coast and I have found here that they are the most open and willing to listen but there lifestyle is so laid back that it is a little difficult for them to change but it is always possible. El Hermano has a drinking problem and so that effects other parts we are working on. I just know that they can make it and that Stefi can be baptized and I know it isn't through what we are doing or wanting but through the power of the Savior and his Atonement. He is the one that can truly can help them change. I know it because it has only been through him that I am able to change. We are just the carriers of the light of him and just let them know there is a way and then he is the one that truly does the rest.

For others we are searching a lot for more familias. We have a few but they aren't progressing. In time they will but sometimes you have to let them go to have the time they need to truly have the desires they need to be willing to make those changes in there lives.
It is also really interesting because of the 2 sectors so there are twice as many people in my head to pray for and think about!! :D

I love the Christmas video. We got to watch it about a month ago. We got the pass a long cards and now can hand them out to spread the real reason for the season. Just doesn't quite feel like it because there is no snow here and won't be but that will be okay. It is just getting hotter now than colder and tons of rain!

So this week was an interesting one because of the sickness I got attacked by. On Thursday I felt fine but on Friday I woke up and about an hour later started throwing up. It was bad. I couldn't even keep water down that day. We had to stay in for the day and the last two days we didn't go out to much because of how tired and dizzy I was. But I am all good now. Getting my fuerzas (strength) back and working good now. It was just the pits though because we weren't able to work and that is all I want to do. But sometimes it is for a reason and I truly feel that it was to be able to strengthen my companionship and the love I have for my family. Sometimes Heavenly Father works in mysterious ways but it is all good, we just have to trust and be willing to let him take it all!!

I was getting to reading the conference from October this past week and I really really really love it. I can truly testify of a living profet and apostols(prophet and apostles). They have the power of God which is the sacred priesthood and we can truly grow in faith and love as we listen and obey their consejos(advice). This was a part I love from Pres. Monson's talk

Mis hermanos y hermanas, estamos rodeados de oportunidades para brillar cada día, en cualquier situación en la que nos encontremos. Al seguir el ejemplo del Salvador, tendremos la oportunidad de ser una luz en la vida de otras personas, ya sean nuestros parientes y amigos, nuestros compañeros de trabajo, personas apenas conocidas o totalmente desconocidas.
(My brothers and sisters, we are surrounded by opportunities to shine every day , in every situation in which we find ourselves. By following the example of the Savior , we will have the opportunity to be a light in the lives of others , whether our relatives and friends, our co-workers, people barely known or completely unknown .)

I know that we can be true examples of light as we come to know our Savior better everyday through prayer, scripture study and attending church. We will be the most happy and feel the most peace and tranquility in this life as we keep the gospel simple and do what our Heavenly Father wants us to do. I felt that as I listened to our wards primary program. We just got to keep it simple like the little ones testimonies and all will be well!!

Love you all a ton!!
Have a great week
Hermana Hull

Ps I got 3 packages this week. Thanks is there anything else I need to look for.
PPS could you send me floss threaders
PPPs could you see if you could get the hermana moretas email i found out i can email her.

Cereal to celebrate Half way Day!

Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving 2015


Equator Monument

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pretty much I just love my life!


Wow what a week it sounds like you have had.  And I can't believe that Becca is married but, she found a good one, and I know that so all will be well there. Tell all the people who said hi back from me.

I can't believe they are opening at 4 on thanksgiving. Pretty much I am going to protest when I get back from my mission. They have no idea how dumb they are for doing that. I just am super mad at that. Ugh!! That makes me sick.

Well this week you are never going to believe it and I can't either. But I am going to be hitting my half mark of the mission. Can you believe it?? Half way is kind of really scaring me for that because I mean I only have one time more. I remember before the mission how people were like it is only two 9 month periods. Yeah and I am almost done with one of them. AHHHHHH!! Cant' handle thinking about it so I am not going to any more!!

So this week was super good and super busy. We have to do so much more than just teach and find and work. As they are the Hermana Lideres, my comps, they have to do house revisions and ammonitas, when we go to house of other Hermanas to do studies and help them and then divisiones. When other Hermanas come and do splits with us to learn more and to work with us for the day. But it is fun and we are doing lots of good things.

I learned this week about how simple the gospel really is. I mean we are put into so many situations and have so many challenges put upon us that it is sometimes really difficult to do all we need to do. But really we are the ones that make life complicated not the gospel. The gospel is easy, life is the hard part. We have the choice everyday to live it and to choose if we will be the ones who will be made better. We are never standing still and if we truly make those small choices every single day we will be so blessed.

I finished the Book of Mormon again this week. Man I know that it is true and the word of God and as we truly read and ask then we will know with even more conviction it is true., This is my invitation to everyone. Go and read some you, don't need to read all of it to be able to know. Go and read an then pray. You will, I promise, receive and answer por medio el espiritu santo. It wont be big and crazy but it will be there. So do it. If you need a chapter go and read Moroni 10. I know it is true and that we are going to be so blessed for receiving this confirmation more than just once. That is why we don't just finish it and our done but we continue reading it over and over and over again. We are brought closer to our Father in Heaven and are super blessed for it all. Do it! You will feel the difference just as I have in my life!!

Love you so much!! I love being a missionary and have learned so much and have changed even more.
Love you
Hermana Hull

A only in Ecuador moment..... A bird is just got into the cyber and is flying above our heads as we write. But hey that is the best kind of day!! :D

Me and my comps. We eat a lot and have tons of fun together.

I got soo tired the other night. This was while I was waiting for Hermana Holbrook to finish the division and I was reading but fell asleep. I am exhausted most the time but it is the best.

Yes there is a McDonalds

Monday, November 16, 2015

Wowzers. What a week.


Wow it sounds like you  had a wonderful week in Puerto Rico. That is insane for me to think you were out of the country while I had no idea and kind of forgot you were going. Haha, but that is the way mission life is. I just kind of forget about home until I have to write. I have changed a lot in this way because you would have never slipped my mind in my first 3 months and I was always thinking of  you guys. But now I don't think of you that often. I mean I love you all, still with my whole heart but now I feel I am truly centered on the work and doing what the Lord would have me be doing.

Pretty much I just love Ecuador and the challenges and the language. I mean I just can't help loving these people. They are the best and even though sometimes they choose not to listen I still love them unconditionally.

This week i have learned a lot about the joy of the gospel and sharing it. We have been working hard in both sectors and have been truly  blessed to see miracles. I mean I love this scripture about miracles.

 15 And now, O all ye that have imagined up unto yourselves a god who can do no miracles, I would ask of you, have all these things passed, of which I have spoken? Has the end come yet? Behold I say unto you, Nay; and God has not ceased to be a God of miracles.

 16 Behold, are not the things that God hath wrought marvelous in our eyes? Yea, and who can comprehend the marvelous works of God?

Mormon 9:15-16

I know that our Heavenly Father is a God of Miracles and will not change. It is truly a miracle that I am in this companionship and that I am being blessed to learn not just from one but two companionship's. I would have never thought this was a miracle but it is, so I can learn so much more to be an even better missionary.

I love  you guys so much and hope you have a wonderful week.

Love you

Hermana Hull

 Ps I love that drink. I get it often

PPS I live in Cotocollao :) love you

Cinnamon Rolls

Cold Study Morning

Tuesday I got to spend the day with Hermana Hermann from Texas and Hermana Israelsen from Utah. Got some good Ice Cream Hearts.

These are me and my two companions.
Hermana Holbrook is from Idaho and Hermana Dorta is from New York. Yes she has the awesome accent.

ME and most of the hermanas in our zone today for the zone activity.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Well some news....

Well your week sounds great just like it always does. JADEN MADE 'A' TEAM KNEW IT!

Well to get to  the nit and grit of things.

I am not training this change. One of the Hermanas had problems with her visa and so she won't be coming this change and I am not sure if she will. President took me aside and talked to me about it. He told me the Lord wants me to train just that there is some reason that for this change I need to wait. So I get to wait. I am now in a trio with the Hermana Lideres(Sister Leaders). They are super great. Hna Holbrook is from Idaho and is 21 and has 13 months in the mission. Hna Dorta is from New York but her parents are Latinos from Ecuador and Puerto Rico and is 24 and has 7 months in the mission. They are really great and I am excited to work with them. The thing about it is we are working in my sector and theirs and so there is more work for me with me being the only one who knows my sector. But then they get to do divisiones and ammonitas and work with the hermanas a lot. So I get to see the behind the scene work a lot which is cool, just stressful with not being able to work in my sector every day. I also changed my house but will be going back at the end of this change. Crazy week. Also I was companions with Hna Duff for a day and half because she came back to the mission this past week.

Marco is great. He lived in the US for like 20 years. But got into trouble with some things and had two kids and then got sent to prison. But for probation since he is from Ecuador they let hime come back and work here for 10 years and then he can go back to the US. He has changed and truly found God. Just working on him to find the True Church. He is great and has so much potential.

Oh wow that is insane that she(Sister Keeley) served in Quito and has a daughter with my name but that is super cool to. Pretty much the mission is the best here in Ecuador.

Sorry this was so short today. We played ultimate as a district and had to do lots of things so we got to the cyber late so we have to be done by a certain time so that only left me a little less than an hour.

Know I love you all so much and pray for you. Promise to write more next week.
Hermana Hull

Maltin con Hermana Duff

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A big Change for me.....


Wow sounds like a wonderful time you have had this past week. I love BOA and am so happy that you were able to have a good time there. I love band!!

My knee is good just getting better with the exercises, so all is good there.

I have had a good pday. I have been with Hermana Yorgason all day. Changes have come and gone and now just waiting for their comps. I am waiting for my comp too. I just won't be getting her until Thursday. You may be wondering why that is..... well let me tell you......

I AM TRAINING! I am getting a hija(daughter) in the mission. I will be her first comp and that is absolutely a huge responsibility that I am super excited and scared for. What I do will affect her whole mission. I am super excited and will get to meet her on Thursday. I am staying with the Hermana Lideres until then in Cotocollao. It will be good just a little daunting.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a missionary and to be called by God through a prophet to serve here in Ecuador. It is a huge blessing to be here and to grow and change so much every single week, hour and day. It is the greatest calling in the world and to serve here I am so blessed. Sorry this is so short. But I just didn't get to print before.

I love you all so much. Have a wonderful week!! You are always in my prayers.
Hermana Hull

Training Meeting

Familia Tipanluisa

Halloween with the familia Teran

Hermana Hull and Yorgason

Last day with Hermana Pingree

Exchange Day