Well it sounds like you guys had a wonderful week. It is good to hear about Jaden and band camp. I am super excited to see the show. And to hear Jordan is going on adventures.......but crazy.....Chase Randall is getting married.......I didn't even know he had a girlfriend. But that is super cool and I am happy for him!! I actually met an Elder that served in his same mission that lives in Ibarra......he talked about how Chase was assistant and he was a zone leader and lived in the kingdom of Chase Randall....small world huh?? But wow that is super cool!!
It sounds like you are doing good in Primary too. I have thought a lot about primary this week and just how grateful I am for it and how really it helped me keep the base I needed to become converted to this gospel and have the basis I needed to really have a testimony to build my life on. I just love it so much and I mean the primary songs are the Simple truths of the Gospel. I am so happy that you are in the primary. I loved my calling there!! PRIMARY RULES!!!!
Well this week was a week full of crazy things but first things first....I AM 21!!!!! Can you belive it?? I can't. But really that is weird....I sure dont act like a 21 year old....but I guess that is okay. I will have to grow into it!! :D
I got to spend the day with Hna Israelsen and Hna Hermann because we had divisions and so I wasn't in my sector. It was super fun not just because I was with them but because we had a day full of miracles and found some awesome new investigators!!!
Really all in all my birthday was Magical! haha
Also this week we have gone through 2 more mini earthquakes. One the night before my birthday and one during church. They aren't nearly as hard as the first one but they also are at a different epicenter than before. So that has been a little crazy but don't worry we are prepared and know what to do in case something like this happens.
I just love being a misisonary. We were able to rescue the Familia Chachalo this week which was super fun. They are 70 years old and such a funny couple. The hermano can't hear very well. I have to talk like we did when we went visiting teaching. But I know how to do it so I am so thankful for that visiting teaching experience. They are hilarious too. They asked if they could be sealed again in the temple because well they just want to be married over and over again.....I mean they are hilarious. Some of the things they say and do are just super funny....like teaching the law of chastity......well lets just say they are very open. They are so cute and I love them. We are having a good time. I just love this work.
As I was studying the other day I came across something I really, really like. It is in the bible dictionary about Faith. You should all read it. I love how it explains what faith is and how we come to grow in faith and enjoy it in our lives everyday. I mean I really love faith. Sorry I forgot my study journal with my notes today to explain a bit more but go and read it and you will find out just how great it is!!!
I know that this is the Lords work and his Church. I am so thankful for the time that I have to share these wonderful truths of the Gospel with others. This is a grand work and we have to do a lot, not only as missionaries, but as members of the church. There is so much good to be done but we need to find it and search for it and as we do we will be blessed and guided to those that need it and we will in fact grow in our power and testimony because the Lord will always bless those that work with him in this great and wonderful obra!!! Go and find out what more you can do this week. Ask our Heavenly Father for the chance to share your testimony or a principle of the Gospel with someone and I know he will bless you with that chance and you will be able to do much good because of it!!!
Love you tons and talk to you next Monday :D
|My birthday with Hna Israelsen and Hna Hermann we is waiting for the pizza!|
|With Hermana Yorgason|
|One of my investigators Nilda with her son Anderson|
|Shirley M. from Carcelen came to visit me in Yaruqui for my birthday yesterday!!|
|Me and Shirley|
|one of my BIRTHDAY PRESENTS!!!! It is indigenous clothing from Cayambe...it is like an hour away from Otavalo but they have a totally different style!|
|Encebollado..... one of my favorite foods from Ecuador....it is from the coast|