March 3, 2014
I only have 2 hours to do all of the outside p-day things today. Wanna know why? Because its Carnival! Carnival is a three day holiday when everyone in Ecuador throws water at everyone else. So because we are missionaries and aren't allowed to "banarnos" (bath, but in this case it means "get wet"), we get to stay inside for 3 whole days! Fun right....NOT! Let me tell you, there is not much to do in a 2 bedroom missionary apartment for 12 hours. We get 2 hours to go out and visit our fechas and that's it! So we have to super plan for those two hours to get everything done.
Well, this week we had intercambios for 24 hours and it was awesome! Hermana Pascual is de Guatamala and she is such a great missionary. I learned sooo much from that 24 hours. But, we stayed up late talking and that probably wasn't the greatest idea...but it was worth it :)
Also, we had the baptism of Reynaldo. Boy what a day. We found him at 10 o'clock in the morning on Saturday to figure everything out. The plan was to meet in the park at 5:30 pm to have the baptism at 6:00 pm. Long story short, he went to Machala and didn't make it back that day. So, he got baptized on Sunday before church!
Que mas? Que mas? Well that's pretty much it. In these 2 days that we have in the house, I'mma read myself silly in Spanish. 60 chapters of Alma- Here I come :)
I loveth you ALL!
March 10, 2014
Carnival and baptisms!
Hola Querido Familia Mio,I don't have much to talk about this week...
For carnival, like i told you... we could go out for 2 hours both monday and tuesday to work. So monday was all good, all the people asked before getting us wet, so by some miracle we returned to the house dry! BUT on Tuesday we went out and got attacked by some of our investigators and also these drunk she-men that were in the road.... its a very good thing that i dressed strategically, so i dried out very quickly :)
los bautismos de David y Joel
March 17, 2014
The Hermano de Douglas
Hola Familia!The highlight of this week was that we had the baptism of one of our recent converts. It's a bit of a funny story why he didn't get baptized before... so, his mom told us that he was 7 years old, so we didn't really focus on him, of course we taught him when he was with Douglas, cuidado! Then he came to church with Douglas, told us he was 8, and we didn't believe him. BUT then after the baptism of Douglas, his mom was all "me equivoco, he´s 8! and he wants to get baptized! so we taught him all the lessons and he is now the newest member of Santa Rosa 2! Then we were at their humitas tienda last night after the confirmation and their mom was all, I want to get baptized too! So we explained that she needs to get married or be separated! And she accepted it. So we'll see what happens with her. We talked about eternal marriage in the temple and today I'm going to show her the pictures of amy's wedding that you sent me!
It's amazing how one person's example can start to change an entire family!Ok, so every week the Zone leaders tell me that i have cambios... when really i don't. So i stopped believing them because literally it's every single week... but yesterday they got me sooo good! They said let's play Rock paper scissors so that you can see the agenda. Of course i won! haha! But yeah they had all the "cambios" of the zone written down... i didn't believe, then i did, then i didn't and they let me think all day that i had cambios, then at 10:00PM they call and tell me it's a broma!!! WHAT!? cruel and unusual punishment i tell you... But yeah, long story short, I'm still in good ol´santa Rosita.
I asked my mamita for water and she gave me this cup... its literally bigger then my face!
This picture is sooo cool because it has our presidente, our convert that now has the priesthood and so he did the baptism. and of course, Cristopher!