August 20, 2019


Carabuela, Ecuador


Elder Murcia

#53 Gringo Food

Hello Family and Friends,2Nephi 25:88 Wherefore, they are of aworth

(The scriptures) unto the children of men, and he that supposeth that they are not

(when we dont read) , unto them will I speak particularly, and confine

(Limit) the words unto mine bown people; for I know that they shall be of great worth unto them in the clast days; for in that day shall they understand them; wherefore, for their good have I written them. (the scriptures are for our times... FOR YOU) Read the scriptures and apply them to your life.On wednsday I had interchanges in Cotacachi which is where a buch of Americans live. I think it was the only day do far in my mission I went without rice. I ATE GOOD! I love gringos. I taught in English a little so that was super weird but AMAZING. While I was there we taught a Venezuelan family that got baptised a couple of months ago. It was REALLY hard. They have basically nothing and live and sleep on the floors and told us they can't pay for the water so they probably wont be able to go to Church cause they really need to work for the few dollers that they make. It was difficuilt but we talked about the commandment and how God will bless them if they trust in him and keep his commandments AND pay tithing. It was probably one of the hardest things I have had to do in my life, teach them to trust in God in their circumstances.Almost all day Friday we helped Build a House. They build the houses only out of Concrete. It takes a majority of the town but we did it. Then we went ot shower and work ...but there wasn't any water so we washed our faces and got dressed and used some chologne because theres not much you can do.We are teaching a "dead man" who has pancriatic cancer. He has weeks left and the Doctors tried to help him but he got worse so he isn't going to the Dr. and he is turning his life to God.ALSO IM GONNA SEE THE PROPHET NEXT MONDAY IN QUITO!!!!!!!!Cayacama! ( bye or until later in Kichua)-Elder HallstedPS If you would like to send Elder Hallsted a note, please email him at


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