Monday, March 28, 2016

March 21, 2016

Sorry again on the late post...

We did a bunch of stuff this week it was super great! Tuesday it was a pretty short day because we had a zone conference in Guayaquil so we left at 6 in the afternoon on tuesday and we stayed at the Temple hotel (first hot shower in 8 months!) yahoo!!  haha then we had a session with president at 5 in the morning and that was super nice.  Every time we go to the temple i feel refreshed and recharged and it makes me love God even more.  There is so much power in temples i feel closer to God!

Wednesday was the conference and it was great as usual because president Riggins is a stud and i freaking love him!  

Thursday was alright we had a bunch of appointments but they all fell thru so that kinda sucked but its already we spent the most of the day finding.  

Friday i went on a division with one of the elders in my district. His name is Elder Ames he is a super great kid he came from a little branch in the middle of the united states in south dakota and the only people in his branch are his dad, his mom, his uncle and his sister and that basically it.  he says there is a ton of less actives.  Coming from that place he doesnt have a ton of experience talking to people so he basically had to learn on his mission.  He is a stud! Every time i see the kid i see a future leader of the church and i see someone that in the future will save a whole lot of people in South Dakota!  Also i had to do a few interviews for their baptisms.  They have a golden investigador named Luis and he is basically why i serve a mission.  Ok first this was the second interview i had with him. At the end of the interview he said he still was not sure if he should be baptized. I had the prompting to invite him to fast.  He ask what fasting was and i explained it to him that it is something we do to show god a sacrifice in order to receive an answer or something.  Well he fasted and got a solid answer that yes.  then we had another interview with him and we talked alot about repentence and because i already had the first interview i already knew that he knew everything that he needs to know to be babtised so i only asked him the first one which is Do you believe that God is your eternal father in heaven and his son Jesus Christ is your Redeemer and Savior and i also asked him if he believes that he can find a new life thru jesus christ and he responder SI yo lo se!  >yes i know it<  Ive never in my life seen anyone change there life so far around and have so much trust in God like he does.  He says his favorite church video is one called hope and the light of christ.  You should all watch it when you get the chance because its basically what happened in his life.  

I know with all of my heart that we can all be just like Luis and change our lives around. it doesnt matter where we are and it doesnt matter what circunstances we have rich or poor sad or happy we can always change our life.  Some people think that the atondment is only for the sinners that need to repent.  I know thats wrong the atonment is for everyone who wants to change everyone who is willing to change!  We can go from bad to good, good to better, or better to best.  I know that everything i do out here is for a reason everything is thanks to him and i know that is the same for all of you guys to.  If we follow him we will find a new life.
Rob asked about the rain...and I asked if Ecuador has the custom of siestas like some latin countries (of course Caleb took that opportunity to give his dad a quick jab..haha):

yes on the rains every night and most days but thats just because its this season. and no only lazy argentina does that siesta thing haha


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