Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015

well, this week was crazy busy. the assistants and president were in town. wednesday we had a zone conference with 2 other zones here in portoviejo in our chappel. but monday night the assistents got here and stayed with us in our house. our assistents are awesome. not gonna lie, before i was a little scared of them, but now that ive hung out with them more i see they are just misionaries too. and it was super fun being with them for a few days. and most of all i got to learn A TON from them, and also from the multi-zone conference with president. very inspired. one quote that they showed usin the conference that i really like was this: ¨free agency is only a blessing if we choice to live by the gospel of Jesus Christ¨-Elder Holland. well thats not verbatim, but its the same meaning basically. that we have our agency, but if we dont use it wisely, then we are going to get the unwanted consequences. but as we chose to live by the gospel, we get blessing and good consequences. it was very interesting, and somethin i had not thought of before in that way. besides that there wa so much other great wisdom they taught us, but thats all ill share for now. this week did go really well, just super busy helping with president and the assistents. one of the great things though, is even though being a leader we really have less time to work, but the Lord blesses us so much, and just gifts us people that want to progress. like this week we only worked in our sector 2 days, but then sunday a sister comes up to us and tells us shes not a member, but has been investigating the church for a very long time, and wants us to help her prepare for babtism... so we were like okay great we can definetly help you with that!! its amazing how the Lord is preparing people for us to help! well i love you all so much and hope you have a great week!!!
Elder Taylor

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015

well this week the email is going to be super short, becuase i dont have very much time, and also honestly i dont even remember what happened this week...

Jordy Silva, our recent convert is doing great!! i love that kid. this week he went on visits with us again, and is super good at sharing his tetimony and talking with the people. he´s also attending mision prep and is super excited for the mission! its so rewarding to see the progress he has made!

also, i dont know what me and my comp do, but the poeple love us here. actually i dont think we do anything, the poeple are just super loving here in generall. but this week we got invited to birthday parties and to barbecues and all sorts of stuff. its great! obviously we cant go to most of the stuff because they just love playing music here, but its nice to get the invite and see how the poeple care. 

well, like i said this is going to be short. this week has gone pretty solid. im learning so much evryday, i cant even try to explain it all here. but i love you all and hope you are all doing great and have a great week!!
Elder Taylor

Monday, August 3, 2015

August 4, 2015

well, this week has gone super good! first off, saturday we had the bautism and sunday the comfirmation of Jordan Silva!!! he is so awesome!! before this week he left with us to do visits; before he was even a member!! he´s super excited also to go on a mision!! and it was so great that his cousin got to babtism him, which was his cousins first babtism! super happy. and he invited a family that came to his babtism and also to church sunday, so he´s already helping a ton in the mission work, and just barely is a member!! he´s so aesome. really a great friend. hes part of the whole family that got babtized the week before. so in total 5 people from that famioly got babtized. suepr great. i dont even have the words. 

and yesterday, we were in guayaquil all day, for the leadership council. that was super good too!! its always an enriching experience when we get to listen to presidnt and the ap´s and meet up with all the other zone leaders. i always learn so much. and this time was no exepcion. i have a ton of new stuff i got to do and put in practice, but im excited for it!!

well i love you all so much. hope you all have a great week!!
Elder Taylor