Monday, November 13, 2017

Fotos

Sorry there isn’t much to report this week....

I spent most of this week in a bed sick so I don’t really have any stories....

This Saturday we have the baptism of the Avila Family and I couldn’t be more excited!! 

Love you all and I really appreciate hearing from you and all your support and prayers!
Read the book of Mormon every day!!

1. Me and my comp messing around
2. idk why that photo got uploaded but there’s my comp for ya haha
3. The Zone and President and his wife!
4. I am addicted to this fruit now!!!

5. Funny face!.... ish

Monday, November 6, 2017

Misionero de Tiempo Completo

What’s up non-rice eaters?? How has your Halloween week been?

Man I have just had the fastest week of my life!! Me and my mission have been focused on doubling the baptisms that we have been having and so we put lots of goals to do so!!

And man has it felt so good to achieve and almost achieve so many high goals we’ve set!! The reason this week has gone by so fast is that now I have this feeling of Urgency all day to keep talking to everyone and having more people participate in the lessons!! But on the bright side we have had some killer results!! Right now we are helping 11 people get prepared for their baptisms!! And man I’m so excited to see how many more people we can find and teach this next week!

Besides losing ourselves in the work 110% this week not too sure what happened.... but hey I had fun so that’s what’s important!

Oh totally forgot about an awesome experience we had!!!! So we set up a family home evening with familia Avila who are getting prepared to be baptized and we invited their cousins and other family members to come and join us. Well it was super fun because we had a bbq (here they call it a parriada) and then watched the Plan of Salvation cartoon videos the church made. At the end of the video we shared some scriptures and asked the familia Avila to share their testimonies about how different they have felt while preparing to get baptized. They shared some awesome experiences and then we invited the other family members to get baptized and every one of them who isn’t already a member accepted!!! But the best part of the night was that Hector Avila made a poster that says "QUEREMOS BAUTISMO" which means "WE WANT BAPTISUMS!" haha he spent the whole night marching and shouting queremos bautsimo!!


Love you all and have a great week!! 
Id love to hear from all of you so if you got time send me a letter!!

1.strange fruit here in Ecuador its called pitaya. But in English I think its Dragon Fruit, but man its dang good!!! Kind of like a kiwi

3. My Halloween costume!

5. Family home evening with fam Avila.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Elder Falabella from the 70

What a spiritual week!!

This week my mission had the great opportunity to have Elder Falabella from the Quorum of the 70 come and visit my mission!

He taught us so much and it was a huge blessing to hear from him. I defiantly was stuffed full spiritually this week. He talked about the need we have as missionaries to be more personally converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He also stressed the need we have as missionaries to have more unity in our companionships. The biggest point he covered however is how we need to change our habits and what we do if we want to get a bigger and better result. He invited us to double the baptisms in the mission! He then explained how Ammon could baptize 1000s of people, it wasn’t anything he did alone, in fact the only way it was possible was through the recent converts. After the king and his wife were baptized they invited their parents and servants to come and hear Ammon’s words. After the servants were baptized they invited others to come and listen. After this multitude came and listened they invited many more to hear the Lord’s message.

Brothers and sisters if we want to help our Heavenly Father and His children, if we truly desire to see 1000s be baptized, we need to be the ones inviting them, teaching our friends and families, or at the very least invite "future members" to activities and give them a chance to enjoy the Blessings of the Restored Gospel in their lives.

I love this Gospel and my Savior Jesus Christ, and if I really do love it, then I will find joy in sharing it with others. I invite all of you to experience the joy of sharing the Message of the Gospel!


Love you all and make sure to keep reading the Book of Mormon every day!!
Let me know if you have any questions about Ecuador or the mission!!


1. The Ecuadorians tree of life
2. There’s lots of soccer fields here in Machala that are just dirt and bamboo posts.
3. 4. 5. 6. We had a photo shoot on some old and very very weak bridge. I literally almost broke the thing and I don’t even weigh that much but worth the pic right?

Monday, October 23, 2017

New Families

What up fellow humans?

Man this week was a fun one!!

I cant say enough how much I love preaching and sharing this Gospel!! Especially to Families!!! This week we have been working diligently with 3 new families and have seen soooo many blessings happening for them! I have enjoyed 3 noche de hogares (family home evenings) this week and these families love having us over!! Haha they seriously don’t even let us get out of our seat until we have another appointment to pass by for them again!!

Sadly there were some parties going on this weekend so not many people went to church... my church starts at 8:00am btw... yeah that’s pretty rough on us. Especially because we wake up at 5:20am every Sunday to get ready and start trying to wake up everyone and get them to church! But hey who needs sleep right? Plus I have a scripture that I read to myself often in Enos 1:27

And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen.

So at least I know I’ll rest someday right?;)

But yeah it’s been a super fast week so I’m not really sure what else happened....? It’s all kind of blurring together now. But I’m happy and loving the mission!!

Love you guys! Thanks for all the letters!!






1. Making Fried Ice cream
2. Round 2 of making Fried Ice-cream!
3. Getting ready for Christmas baby!!!