Date

August 12, 2019

Area

Carabuela, Ecuador

Companion

Elder Murcia

#52 Sunday Elders

Hello Family and Friends,Last week the Bishop told my companion that he would give a talk on the 11 of August. 5 Minutes before the meeting the bishop entered and look at us with a smile and said " today is Sunday, and you guys are Elders" and I was like oh no thats never good. Cause the Bishop like to mess with us. So after the sacrament they anounced the meeting as a testimony from a member and a talk from yours truly, Elder Hallsted...So I shared Helaman 5:6-7 and talked about taking upon ourselves the name of Christ.Helaman 5:6-7Behold, I have given unto you the names of our first aparents who came out of the land of Jerusalem; and this I have done that when you remember your names ye may remember them; and when ye remember them ye may remember their works; and when ye remember their works ye may know how that it is said, and also written, that they were bgood.7 Therefore, my sons, I would that ye should do that which is good, that it may be said of you, and also written, even as it has been said and written of them.There is a lot in a name. That shows the importance of what we do with Christs name.Monday: We taught Neythan the first THREE lessons. He never really got baptised and confirmed but thought he was a member.Tuesday: More meetings than normal. We visited Neythan for a while and he is ready for baptism. Then we practiced how to baptise with Sinde Flores and her Grandpa that was going to baptise her.Wednsday:Service all morning, Interview for Neythan, Boring stuff and travel to QuitoThursday; ¡UN AÑO!(ONE YEAR)So in Quito my companion had some meetings cause he is new and I got to review the Progress of another Elder and give him some tips.Friday: BAPTISM OF NEYTHAN Saturday: We built a house in the morning then BAPTISM OF SINDE!Sunday: I gave a talk, we found some new people.But we have been without runing water about everyother day so whenever there is water we quickly take a shower cause we never know when it will come and go. Every Baptism there was a giant party afterward with SO MUCH FOOD. I am accustomed to eat a ton here but man we were dying. I went outside to throw up but kept it in. My comp broke out his wallet and payed someone to eat his food cause he was dying.I had a chicken foot in my soup this week. A little weird. THERE ISNT MEAT ON THE FOOT but there is the toenail(not a joke).-Elder Hallsted




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