Date

September 23, 2019

Area

Carabuela, Ecuador

Companion

Elder Murcia

#58 Sharp Swords in the Lords Hands (9/23/19)

WAHOOOOOOOOThe work is going super good here.28 Even as the aSon of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to bgive his life a cransom for many. Who can you serve this week? Who needs you right now?So Sunday was the best sunday yet. WE HAD 7 PEOPLE COME (a total of 12 investigators but some are kids or dont progress). Richard Cachiguango who has a date for baptism(in october but we are gonna change the date) came to church AND the teacher thought he was a member and asked him to say the prayer infront of everyone AND HE DID AWESOME! We were trying to present members to the peoplewe are teaching in Church, and explain things and 5 minutes before the meeting Bishop asked me to give a talk... So I was brainstorming like crazy and balancing the world in my hands but my talk was good and I focused it on our investigators needs AND they loved it.We went to put a baptismal date on a part member family that wants to return to church and the dad came out and said "not right now Elders, it looks like me and my wife are gonna get divorced". MIND BLOWING. So we visited them the next morning and kinda fixed their marrige a little. Its some pretty SERIOUS stuff so we didnt go in detail but they are better now that they are living the Gosple. We left and my companion said "man dont you love teaching Adults how to be adults?" thats what we do a lot.It looks like I will go to a new area next week. I am SUPER sad to leave this place but I loved seeing it grow. I told my comp its not fair cause it looks like before Nov ends he will baptize 6-8 people easy.This sector was a dead sector before and no one got baptized. Really it just took a love for the people and a good attitude on our part and the Lord Did HIS work!! We saw so many miracles and sure we worked hard but it wouldnt matter how much we did if we didnt do it with the Lord.Man I just love the misson so much. I hope all of you guys can do your part in the Lords work and see the joys and blessings as well.-Elder Hallsted




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