Saturday, October 19, 2013

Conference Weekend


Hermana Lopez is 23 from el salvador.  but she left to galapagos.  so the house has not been as fun.  we were always crazies together.  now i just have to be a crazy by myself.

yeah i{m happy to be an hermana leader.  we dont do much.  just splits with the other hermanas in the zone, which there are only 2.  and we have to go to the consejos every month in guayaquil.

hahah the bus ride there was during theday so the stupid guy in front of us didnt have to sleep.... but the bus ride back began at 9 at night so i did sleep there.  that one wasnt as fun.  it was not comfortable at all.  and then we got here at 6  and had to work.  so that wasnt the happies thing ever.

ben and alicia sent me candy and letters.  super sweet of them!!!!

angelica and kelly are hopefully going to be baptized thisweek.  they might go to cuenca but we are praying soooo hard that they dont.  but they are super excited to be baptized and i{m so grateful i got to meet them.  daniela is also going to be baptized this week.  she is going to get married thursday and baptized satruday and then ahve her baby later this month.  she is living with a nonmember and told us that tons of missionareis have visited her but for some reason she finally opened up to us.  it was so happy to hear that and to feel like i{m needed here!

i think i{ve alwasy taught ecuadoreans.  oh no!  i{ve taught a peruvian.  and someone from spain.  ohhhh she made me angry though,  she just wanted to argue.  "we already have a bible!  you cant add to the bible!!"

we share a sector/branch with the elders/zls.

i wear long pants and socks to bed and use my sheets and $5 walmart blanket.  haha its not hot here at night...

the members are usually really good about helping us.  some of them have "tapas" like crazy.  they are thoroughly convinced that loja has reached its limit, and that aaaaall of their friends have heard about the gospel and no quieren nada.  but we{ve been working with them a lotmore and it{s gotten a lot better.  hopefully they heard conference saturday?  i heard they talked a lot about member missinary work.  oh but elder castillo told me that a bunch of the members here thought all the sessions of conference were the same so they just went to go see one and thats it.  hahahah so we{re going to help them with that...

mmkay well i{m out of time.  thank you to everyone who wrote me!  i{m sorry i havent had time to respond but sooner or later i will write back!  i appreciate so much all of the love and support i have from back home.

i want you to know that i have a testimony of this gospel.  i know it is true and it is the only way to true happiness.  i know that my Savior suffered for each and every one of us and knows exactly what we go through.  i know that He lives and loves us more than we can possibly imagine.  i know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and i testify to what Joseph smith said, how we can get closer to God by reading it and living by its principles.  I am so grateful for this beautiful gospel and for this sacred privilege i have sharing it with the people here.

I love you!!!!

Hermana Bytheway

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