February 18, 2020


Otavalo, Ecuador


Elder Mundell

#79 A typical day in the life (2/18/20)

Dear Fam and friends,We talked a lot about the plan of salvation this week and one of the biggest parts is:11 For it must needs be, that there is an aopposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility. So a day in the mission sometimes goes like this. (our Wednesday)We had Carlos and Betty at 10 am and we were gonna teach the Gospel of Christ and mention marriage and put a marriage date and baptismal goal. We taught them and they said that they would like for them and their daughters to get baptized. Then we told them they had to get married first and they wife said "well I was thinking of getting married in like 10 years". So that. And she won't be able to come to church for a month and a half but they are going to be progressing little by little because they do love the church.Then we visited Anderson. He read in the book of Mormon so we invited him to baptism (without a date, just an invitation for the future). He is 24 and his excuse is that maybe in 8 years when he is 32 he will get baptised cause right now he "isn't an adult". We will work with him but it is kinda sad he is afraid to grow up. It is probably the first time I have heard this excuse.We went to visit a couple and we were gonna put a date on them for baptism cause it was the second lesson but the wife was busy cooking so we just read in the BOM with her husband. Next time.Then with the salazar family. They have been taught for so long and I put a baptismal date on them and then we realized they were not "legally" married. The dad has been working 16-18 hour shifts so we haven't seen him for a month. But that means he got LOADED on the Cash money. But she told us they are going to start a small business so they will need 2-3 months to get the money. We even found a member who is a lawyer and will only charge them 150 not 500 for the paperwork but they kinda want to put it off so we are going to plan a super good lesson and then ask them if they want to progress or if they are going to wait for the blessings.Things didn't really go as planned this last wednesday but we do have people with potential.Valentines day isn't much here. Carnival is starting so people chuck water balloons, water buckets, eggs, silly spray, flower, even paint. We will be in the house part of Sunday and all day Monday and Tuesday this week.-Elder HallstedElder Seegmiller, Elder Murcia and Elder Hallsted. (Elder Seegmiller is from Utah, newly arrived in Ecuador. He lives down the street from Bentley’ cousin Hyrum Hallsted. Small World). P-day activity/hike.


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