Yeah, so this week Elder Holland came to our mission and it was super awesome. Definitely one of the highlights of my mission so far. We left San Roque at like 4to go wait in the Coliseo in Otavalo where Elder Holland addressed more than 3000 members. His message was amazing. He talked a lot about how Otavalo isn't living up to its potential. How this is the city most likely in South America where every person could be a member and how the members need to get more involved in the missionary work here, a lot more members are now excited to help us out which is awesome.
My companion and I are seeing miracles here in San Roque, the familia Cordova Tituaña is progressing super well. We are going to pass by them every day this week. But they are like the dream family that I have looked for and looked for my whole mission. They are so ready to change their lives. and they have. They have been ready their whole lives for the Gospel and we were an answer to their prayers being able to find them. Oh, how I love the mission. The Lord really has prepared people for us, we just have to give it our all and work hard, but if we have faith we will find them. This is the work of salvation. One thing Elder Holland talked to us as missionaries is that the mission isn't for 24 months, it is for life. We can NEVER go back to who we were. The gospel is a gospel of progression. I hope when I get back from the mission I can help out the missionaries in Minnesota a lot. But for realz, I love the people here in San Roque, I am going to be absolutely heartbroken the day changes came which will hopefully not be for a while cuz my companion has more time than me here in this sector. But I am going to be heartbroken when I leave Ecuador, it is just too beautiful of a place and the people are just way too amazing. I am literally living my dream right now being here.
I hope you are all doing well. I love every one of you and hope you are taking care of yourselves. I love getting your emails and seeing how you are doing.
My "interview" with Elder Holland
This is what my arms and legs look like, I hate bed bugs
This is what missionary laundry looks like, now that we moved houses we are back to washing all of our laundry by hand. All our White shirts.
When elder Holland came to Otavalo
Getting ready for Elder Holland to come
Our zone leaders trained us that we need to be love muffins?