I am sorry but this one is going to be a short one! This week was a great week because we had Stake Conference and Zone Conference! Even though I love the work, I love when the leaders of the church get to talk to us and we get to listen. What a blessing! I love how here in Ecuador they put so much emphasis in the conferences! They make flyers and they talk about them for weeks and weeks in advance! It just showed me that it is all really about the mindset we have when we go into things. Talking about spiritual or about temporal things. When we know or are excited to experience this specific meeting or something like that, we will always get so much more out of it because of our mindset.. it is that simple!!
The topic of the conferences was mainly about obedience. But not about obedience for blessings, rather about obedience because we love our Heavenly Father. They were all telling stories about how when the kids are unusually nice it is because something they want or something happened.. haha how true that is!! It is the same with our Heavenly Father. No doubt there is always promised blessings that come when we obey an commandment. But that shouldn't be the sole purpose of following the commandments. Mas que todo (more than anything) it is because we love Him. Truly love Him. It was also a really crazy conference because we had over 800 people in our little chapel! haha crazy stuff! Because usually there is something like 100 people and it felt a little squished! But it was nice being a big group of saints being there because we love HIM!
Our investigators are doing good. Abraham didn't get confirmed a member of the church the last Sunday because of Stake Conference so he is going to get confirmed this next Sunday. He is super excited for it! It is amazing to see the change in his rostro (face). It is amazing to see first hand the power of the atonement in one's life.
We visited an awesome volcano this Monday called quilotoa! It is a Laguna but it used to be a volcano!! WWAAAYYYY cool. We had to get up at 4:30 to goooo.. but it was well worth it!! Last Monday we went to a waterfall that is called pailon del diablo! Look it up on YouTube because pictures don't do the work to see the majesty of it!!!
The mission is going great. When we truly discover the why of all things, we see so much more and are motivated to not only resist temptation, but alejarnos (get away) from it too! As far away as we can get. This is an awesome work we are in. I love you!
Doesn't he look so happy???!!!