No pictures this time. We played futbol as a zone and it went a lot later than anticipated so we didn't go back to the apartment to grab the camera, but I have some good pictures for next week.
Our apartment has these roosters that live on the roof, and they are fighting roosters, they are bred to fight each other til the death and people gamble on which one will win. They wake us up every morning at 6. There are thousands of dogs on the streets. Before the mission I always wanted to have a pet dogs, but now I dislike dogs except for Nisha and Coco. haha. IT HAS BEEN SO HOT THIS WEEK. The sun is so strong here, I have my tan back and it is awesome.
Food The food here is so delicious. We get fed so much. We have a ton of members and investigators who own bakery's and food tiendas and they give us so much free stuff. We probably drink like 6 cans of pop every day. The best is the fruit though. Ecuador has all of these unique fruits and they are so delicious.
We had such an amazing week doing the Lords work. We went to the border of our sector in Oyacoto which I believe is close to the aeropuerto. We were contacting there, it was soo hot and dusty and we followed this old lady driving this goat herd with some llamas down the road and there was this house with these people and Elder Morgan and I were like lets go contact them. So we walked over and said we were missionaries looking to share a message. They gave us food, we sat down, and stated our purpose and started teaching the restoration. At the end of the lesson the dad said months ago he was looking for religious enlightenment and received an impression that someone would come knocking on their door and to follow them. He said he knew we were supposed to be there. It was a really cool experience. We got so many new investigators and avocado trees and there will be some old indigenous men and women working the field and we will say we have a message about Jesus Christ to share and next thing we know we are teaching the Joseph Smith story and they are reading out of the scriptures. 5 new people accepted our challenge to be baptized.
The sad thing is we dropped a ton of investigators this week. It is sad to drop them, but our time is very limited and when they dont want to make commitments and progress there is nothing we can do. Even though we have to give up on them temporarily as missionaries, I know Jesus Christ never gives up on anyone. He is always there to turn too. It doesnt matter what our situation is, he has his arm extended and will carry us. He loves all of his children and I am glad that a young clueless boy like me can be here in this sacred land with the sacred calling of missionary to let people know that there is always someone they can turn to.
Chao, Elder Roberts
Chao, Elder Roberts