Monday, February 23, 2015

#30 Un loco en calle

well, first off sorry that i didnt get to send a email last week, we had Carnaval here, which apperently is crazy, and so we were locked in the house for 3 days. but hey, at least we got to do a lot of studying...
but for this week, saturday Viviana got babtized, and yesterday comfirmed as a member!! my comp got to babtise her, which was his first babtism on the mish, so that was way awesome!! and then i actually was the one to confirm her as a member, which was my first comfirmation, which also was awesome! she is so awesome and is going to be such a great member! she already wants to have a calling and help out in any way that she can! and her and her husband have the goal set to go to the temple and be sealed! how awesome is that!! and even more, her little brother, Esteban, has been listening to our lessons too, and told us that in our lessons he felt something he has never felt before, like a peace or something. and it felt good. and now he is going to be babtized too, on the 14 of march!! its amazing how the Lord works to bring ALL of his children to the truth and the happiness found in it.
yesterday we were able to bring 8 investigators to church! though only 6 stayed for all three hours. but it was still awesome to have all of them there and after have them tell us how they were able to feel the spirit. one of our new investigators, Milton, attended and said he almost started crying during the hymns, from the spirit! also he came to church wearing ear rings, and after the 2nd hour said he just felt bad having ear rings and right there took them off!! so cool.

also, the other day as me and my comp were waiting for the bus, there was this man that came out of no where, waiving his hands around in the air yelling like the world was ending. then he started chasing down this bus waving his fists at it. when he realized he couldnt catch it, turned around and started going off at some cars, still standing in the middle of the street. it was so crazy, me and my comp couldnt help but start laughing.

as for my comp, his name is Elder Villaseñor. he´s from Mexico, and we are getting along great! im so glad for the opportunity to train again and that my new comp is so willing to work. its great!

well i love you all and hope you are all doing great and enjoying life, because there is so much to be happy for!!

Élder Taylor

Monday, February 9, 2015

#29 Cambios

So this week is transfers! and like always, there will be some changes. but first for this week. this thursday we had to go to guayaquil for a conference with president. which is a 2 hour trip by bus, so we had to wake up at 4 am! it was early. but the conference was so good! president is so smart and inspired, its amazing! one of the things we talked about was the sacrament. the importance and real significance of the sacrament. its amazing. i would encourage all of you to take some time and study about the sacrament, and i promise that as you do so it will take on a new meaning and importance to you. there are some great talks on it on also, we got to watch the movie ''meet the mormons''! so that was way cool. its amazing how the church is spreading; or how the work is spreading. and its wonderful to be a small part of it!

Fam Maldonado were able to attend again this week, which is so awesome! they are progressing so much and its so cool to see them change and become closer to God. Viviana was in a different part of Ecuador, but still attended and is still super excited for her babtism! she is awesome!

well for the changes: my comp is transfered, but im staying in Libertad! and also ill be training again, which is way exciting! well i love you all and hope you all are doing great!!

Elder Taylor

Friday, February 6, 2015

#28 Baptism

 this week we had the babtism of Blanca, which went really awesome! it was so cool too that her nephew got to be the one to babtize her! and then yesterday she was confirmed as a member of the church! she is great!
 also, Viviana is seriously such a golden investigator! we taugt her monday, and she accepted a date to be babtized the 21 of Feb! she is seriously so prepared its amazing! and she is so fun to teach and work with
  we have some awesome new investigators that we found this week that we are going to be working with this next week. also cant believe that this is the last week of transfers already! i feel like i just got here to the peninsula and yet ive been here over a month! crazy! 
 well things are going really well here! miracles happen everyday, you just have to have the eyes to see them! 
 also, for a quick story, this week we had a rat in the house!! i walk in to our study room, flick on the lights, and see this thing scurry into the corner behind our bookcase. i wish i could say i bravely went and took care of the problem... but to be honest (and as a missionary i got to be honest) i yelled for back up and then stood behind the other missionaries as they took care of it. but hey, i feel like i still played a vital part in taking care of the rat problem..
 well i love you all and hope everything is going well! take care!

Élder Taylor