Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Belated 4th of July!


OHHHHHH MY LANTAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That baby is the cutest thing I have ever seen.  I{m crying right now.  I just want to hold him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Please teach him who I am so he loves me when I get home??

Cuenca is gorgeous because there are mountains!!  I have missed the Utah mountains!  They{re not as pretty here but good enough.  Mabye you can look up pictures?  I{m in a sector called  Alamos if that helps.  But it{s huuuuge.  So we use buses a lot and occasionally taxis.  It{s crazy though because in the morning and at night it{s freezing and during the day it{s blazing hot and the sun burns your skin like none other and then it pours in the afternoon.  So it{s fun.  Better than Guayaquil, at least.

We met our new mission president!  Oh my goodness, I love him.  He was born in Idaho and has lived in the states his whole life but his parents are both Mexican so he speaks Spanish.  And his wife is from Cuba but was raised in the US too so they both speak perfect English and have American ideas of things.  Hahaha so we{re just waiting for the changes.  They are both the nicest and have so much love for the missionaries.  But it was hilarious.  Presidente is a doctor so at our training, he showed us how to correctly wash our hands.  Haha but yeah i[m excited to have him as our new president.

My companion is a little firecracker.  Haha she is hilarious and we have a lot of good laughs together.  Sometimes it{s hard because we have the same amount of time in the field but it{s good.

For our english class we use this program that the church made with these poster things.  so like the first one is introducing yourself and the second one is telling about your family and theres another one on how to pray.  it{s actually way fun and everyone here is really excited about it so it{s working really well to excite the members and get new investigators.

We found this lady, Elizabeth and she is the sweetest ever!  She{s from the coast so she{s a lot more friendly and open than a lot of the people here.  It{s so true how the climate matches the people.  But yeah her and her son came to our class and then to church and are super excited to be baptized.  I absolutely love her!  We are also teaching Gabriela who is 20 and is so so so excited to be baptized but she has to get married and her papers are taking forever and a half to fix.  so we{re hoping next week everything will be worked out and she can be baptized.  I{m really starting to really love the Ecuadoreans.  Hahah it{s probably because I{m starting to understand them more and more but I really do love them so much!  One of the mamitas that makes us lunch one day was so cute!  She was saying how she loves feeding the missionaries because angels walk with us so every Thursday when we come, her house is filled.  It just reminded me that our calling as missionaries is real, even though sometimes I dont feel like I{m a real missionary, we truly are set apart and have the authority.

Congrats to Parker!!!  That{s crazy he{s going to South Korea!!!  Tell him I{m super excited for him.

That{s way cool about Dallin in the marching band!  I wish I could have seen it.  And that{s crazy about the job offer to Cameron!  Did he take it?  What is it exactly?

I{m sure the dogs are not as bad as the dogs here.  ohhhh they are awful.  So gross and so loud and their poop is everywhereeee.  I miss my cute puppies.

Sounds like your classes are going well.  Learnin lots!!  Oooooh fun!

Mmkay well I{m out of time.  We still don{t know if the time for email is going to change.  Hopefully it does because 30 minutes is nothing.  But thank you to everyone who wrote me!  Someday I{ll have time to write everyone back...

I love you all so much and I am so so grateful for everyones prayers and support.  This truly is the work of the Lord and I{m so grateful for this amazing opportunity to serve Him.  This church is true, it{s ridiculous.  I absolutely love this gospel!

K yeah, peace.

Hermana Bytheway

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