Monday, September 7, 2015

September 7, 2015

Well not going to lie the first week was ruff but im starting to get the hang of it. the language is hard but i know that i work harder.  I had my first babtism on saturday.  His name is Adrian hes 18 and kinda a thug but hes a dope kid with a real testimony.  also i have to explain day. so we flu in and went straight to the presidents house and he like talked with us a bunch to get us pumped up i guess to meet our trainers.  and then we slept in what i thought at the time a cockroch hole but really it turned out to be one of the nicest houses there is in the mission. haha funny how you lookes on things change when you see the quality of living for everyone else in the country. also me and this other mexican kid from california are the only ones from the us and speak english but he speaks spanish too i dont really but it was all good.

When we met our trainers we went straight to the apartment and had investigator in a little house about as big as a bedroom.  then the next morning we just went right to work doing missionero stuff. 

The wether here is really hot and humid we have fans blowing right in our faces all night so we are cool enough to sleep.  Right now it is winter in ecuador while im sweating like theres no tomorrow all the people are acually freazing.
My compañeros name is Elder Martinez de Colombia.  Hes a dope kid and plays rugby. sometimes i get frustrated cause he will want to talk a million miles and hour and i dont understand a thing.  but he is super funny and a great first trainer. 

The food here is like no breakfast massive lunch with a soup a moutian of rice and like some time of meat. i never ask cause sometimes i just dont want to know.

The babtism days are like once a month and there are usually around 10 or 11 babtism through out the zone
Today we went to the mall for lunch and the buy some stuff and the mall is not that much different frome the malls in the us exept mor spanish. 

My area is called vergeles and it is bordering with guayaquill oeste mission ifact our apartment is in quayaquil oeste mission so i dont even sleep in my mission.

The days are getting shorter and my vocabulary is geting longer. its true that if you just get lost in the work everything is great.  The days are pretty full with investigators, menos activios or recent converts just teaching and visiting members which is actually my favorite cause its just just to talk and joke with people also.  Everybody here pretty much knows atleast who the misionariys are and some when you are tring to talk to them will just be the rudest person and tell you that they are catholic and start just going off on how José Smith wrote the book of mormon and a bunch of other crap they think they know but most acually say they would love to hear more and give us there address and stuff and we go to there house on another day and they arent their or super busy so they cant and others you teach them and you think that they are just soaking it all in and then they just dont want to hear anymore. its kinda sad. 
Also alot of  people here see you and give you a thumbs up or something because they know you are preaching the word of god no matter what religion so thats pretty cool. 

i know that im in the right place i know this church is true and also that the people of ecuador are ready to hear this message and im really greatfull for that. i know that the lord blesses his misionarys always because i can feel the blessing in my life. 
We think this is his apartment

We think this is his companion and the other elders he lives with

First baptism

President and Sister Riggins and Elder Martinez

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