September 23, 2019


Carabuela, Ecuador


Elder Murcia

#56 Alfonso Santacruz (9/9/19)

Dear family and friends,ALMA 37:33 aPreach unto them repentance, and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ; teach them to humble themselves and to be bmeek and lowly in heart; teach them to cwithstand every dtemptation of the devil, with their faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.34 Teach them to never be weary of good works, but to be meek and lowly in heart; for such shall find arest to their souls.CRAZY MIRACLES! Our sector was the dead sector before but its becoming the miracle sector now.Miracles story.Alfonso Santacruz: The missionaries taught him years ago but he dissapeared. I went looking for him one day but he wasnt home, but then WE FOUND HIM IN THE STREET. He kinda told us one day that he couldnt go to Church but likes the visits so we were about to stop visiting him. Last week he told us he really wants to go but his wife is super catholic and he is kinda afraid of her.Saturday we taught him and then gave a health Blessing to his dying brother(it was so sad, we walked in and he looked dead and he told us he cant go on anymore). Then we passed by Sunday to say a prayer for his Brother and the Dude was walking around the house not dead. Alfonso told us the magic oil we used healed his Brother and the Brother wants to go to Church. Then Alfonso said he had a dream and saw his brother "washing himself" in a special room with water. He couldnt really describe it and said "like Babtism?" and he replied "YES that!” We were both so startled. He said he feels super good when we visit him and him and his brother will start coming to Church every week starting in 2 weeks after some Doctor stuff. AMAZING RIGHT? I hope his wife doesn't do something Rash after hearing all this. But we really are seeing the Lord do his work here. I've never had such a good companion and we have the spirit like crazy and lots of things are happening here.We started working in new part of our sector. The people there are the Rudest in the world and are strong Catholics so we dont pressure them. We taught a lady and in the begining of the lesson she told us shell listen but she cant change or come to Church. She was VERY firm about it. Then in the end of the Lesson she told us she hope she can find the time to come one day cause she feels really good when we teacher and she wants more. WOW.BEST P-DAY EVERY. So today we went to a members house and Bought, Killed, cooked, and ATE CUYI (like guinea pig). It was awesome and we got to do it. She handed us the knife and showed us how to slit the throat….-Elder HallstedLunch appointment on P-day - beforeP-day Lunch appointment - duringP-day Lunch appointment - Home cookedLooks like we will be having pork green chili for dinner….


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