Monday, February 22, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
I asked why he wanted several calculator watches:
ok the truth truth haha the reason why i want the calculator watches is cause a few weeks ago we were walking down a pretty busy road the four of us and some black dude ran behind me and snaged the watch off my wrist but i didnt want to tell you cause you might think ecuador is dangerous or something but its really not i promise. Anyways other thing haha. on saturday we got a call from the zone leaders and they said that the 2 other elders in my house will be leaving Elder oyler is going to be the new secratary of the mission and Elder Alvarado is going to a town called milagro to be companions with Elder Martinez my trainer haha i know kinda cool. So before there was 4 missionaries in the ward but now its just us 2 in the house thats built for four and in the ward. So im super stressed out cause i have to know all of the investigadors less actives and recent converts that they had its kinda stressfull cause now my sector is giant. And on top of that president gave me the asignment of district leader and so i have a super full plate
Rob asked how the zone is split in the city:
just half the city of babahoyo is one zone and 2 districts
We asked who the kid in the pic was:
Elder monson is his name he is super dope and my zone leader hes going to play basketball for portland when he getts back so i had him put on my byu shirt and took a pic of him hahaha
|The ward bus ride from Babahoyo to Guayaquil to go to the temple.|
|The shovel used to break ground on the Guayaquil Temple. (And Caleb's reflection in the background.)|
|We can look at the same moon!|
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
"but dang that temple tho!!! wow!!! im really bumbed that i didnt go to any temple open houses cause i really regret it now. It really is a blessing to live in Utah"
I asked him how the baptism was for Froilan - an investigator...
"Ugh im super tick about that. so we went to the temple as a ward this week and we helped out with babtisms for the dead cause we had a convert that brought names. It was a super spiritual experience but we brought froilan so he could just sit outside with a few others from the ward and just see it from outside. and he was texting someone and then all of a sudden hes like oh im going to the beach now. and it was saturday and we had the babtism service on sunday morning. and the whole ward knew but hes 15 and doesnt care about anything important. so we tried to talk him out of it but hes 15 so hes stuborn. and he used his agency and went to the beach and didnt come back till today so we talked in ward counsel and we are going to babtise him not this saturday but he next so like in 2 weeks cause we all know he is not ready."
I asked if any of Froilan's family are members...
"ok its kinda complicated. he lives with a family in the ward that he calls his uncle and aunt. but really there is no relacion. His mom live in a other part of the city not far. But it is still his mom so we had to get her signature for him to be babtised it was really a hastle"
I asked who else he is teaching...
"hah well you are going to think we only teach 15 year olds
but its not true but we teach this other kid that is 15 named Andres that is
preparing for the same day haha so they can be freind that will be cool"
I asked about the man that the missionaries were digging a hole for...the returned missionary that is inactive...
"its been really hard to find him but we keep trying. hes not the most trust worthy person. he always trys to sell me something"
"hey i have to go i love you"