Monday, September 26, 2016

Campo de Sion

This week was actually pretty cool. Tuesday we had a zone conference with President Murphy and he taught as all about Zions Camp ( for those of you who aren't members of the church or who are members that don't know anything about Zions Camp this isn't going to make any sense. lo siento) Anyways, basically President taught us how the Lord is refining us and how we have to pass through difficulties here in the mission to show our faith to the Lord and the importance of not murmuring.

On Thursday I put those teachings in action. I went on a division with one of the zone leaders Elder Arrieta in Quito. He is 27 years old and from Barranquilla Colombia and he is super cool. I was super ready. There we were, two seasoned missionaries ready to work like absolute bosses. We said our prayer and then we were off. On the bus to Quito there was like this 16 year old that got up front and started sharing some apostasy and was testifying some apostasy and then he said in the name of Jesus Christ I forgive you all of your sins and I give you the Holy Spirit. I was ready to bible bash with this kid, but whatever.

We got off the bus and a lady said elders, and we gave her a pamphlet she took the pamphlet and slammed it on the ground and stomped on it. As we were contacting, a car came and pulled up to us and the driver said some choice words and told us he hated us and our religion and that we didn't belong in Quito......About 10 minutes later we contacted a priest of a big evangelic church here.........that was fun, but we got rejected hardcore, then we were walking down another street and this guy came and burped in our face and said some bad words and flipped us off. We walked away and then he came in front of us and said more bad words and kept on flipping us off..........welcome to Zions camp in Ecuador lol.

Despite all of the opposition and apostasy that we saw, we worked like absolute animals. We talked with literally everyone we could, I think it was one of the absolute hardest worked days in the mission. We talked with everyone and had some cool little miracles.

One of the biggest miracles was yesterday. Maybe we didn't have as many investigators attending church as we were praying for, but we had an absolute miracle of miracles. One of my favorite families here in Yaruqui, la famlia Cadena have recently become active in the church minus the dad. The dad, Fabian, is super cool, and yesterday he came to church for the first time in 10 years and it was so awesome. That was one of the best moments of my week was seeing him at church and seeing his family so happy that he came. He is going to come back and come back strong. 

There have been a lot of requests from members and investigators and less actives to have me teach them English, so after talking with President Murphy this week I am going to be teaching English classes in the chapel house thing at 6 in the evening on Wednesdays. I think it is going to be a huge turnout and help people come to church. I am pretty hyped. 

Well I love you all, the time is certainly flying by. I hope you all have an amazing week. Chao Chao. 

Elder Logan Roberts
La Misión Ecuador Quito Norte

Another dead dog 
 Crossing the interstate like a boss
 Our sector is super close to the airport

Its pretty catholic here

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