Elder Price and Elder Reynolds
This week was a bit of a different week as I went to pretty hot to pretty cold haha I am back in Quito to a sector called Chillogallo. It is up on a mountain! Literally my sector is the whole mountain side so there isn't really flat parts. To be honest, I do not like Quito haha I loved Santo Domingo and the nice nights where it wasn't too hot. Its so weird saying this because I used to be a sucker for the cold! And now that I am in the cold it doesn't please me the same way haha But its all good. I am with my new companion and his name is Elder Price. He is so cool and from Utah. My 2nd gringo companion! haha It does scare me a little though because we always talk in English and sometimes I feel like my Spanish isn't getting any better...But we are working on that lol. So here in Quito the work is a bit different. For one, the people in the sierra are a bit more closed off. Don't get me wrong, they are still so humble and so accepting. They kind of just say the truth from the get go...So I guess its a bit of a good thing so that we don't waste too much time on people that are just wanting to be nice. And the other reason its a bit different is because my comp is a bit handicap lol He has tendonitis in his foot so we can only go to set citas (appointments). It's a bit different not working the whole day...But it gives us a ton of time to just study the scriptures!! Man every time I read the scriptures it is like I am reading a book sent from God.. Oh wait that's exactly what they are!!!
This week we had a special zone activity called an invasion. Its where almost all the missionaries in the zone go to a certain sector that is struggling and contact as many people as possible in like an hour or so. It was a great turn out! At first it caught me off guard because of how different it was to contact people here than in Santo Domingo..But by a miracle, we actually found a person! So usually in these activities we just contact and take out citas (appointments) so the actual missionaries can teach them. But by a tender mercy, one of the contacts we had let us in and we started talking to him. He proceeded to tell us how he just had a baby 15 days ago and how he was super happy but super scared! Then randomly he was like "are you guys from Utah?" hahahaha We told him that Elder Price is from Utah but then he told us that he lived in Utah for 4 months and how you can just tell that the people there are...different.. And when he saw us he saw that difference. It was cool to hear that people can actually see the light of Christ in us! Across the world that light is the same. We were so glad to be able to find him and teach him a little bit about the Book of Mormon. Just in the 15 minutes that we found him, it seems we made a bond that will last beyond the mission. It is so awesome how things just work together for our good when we are doing what the Lord commands.
I love this work. it is such a privilege to be apart of it. Especially when you have a good companion! haha Thank goodness Elder Price is into workouts because I have been getting pretty chubby! But now we are on a workout routine and a bit of a diet.. as much as you can be on one in the mission lol... Man life is great. Things are bad, but circumstances don't determine our happiness. I love the tender mercies of the Lord. We are in the truth! I promise!
A few pictures of us! We didn't go out to work much so it was a little awkward to just take buddy pics lol
We are on a diet...but we made Chicken Alfredo!
Sooooo weird because it's not how I remember it in the states lol
Santo Domingo Zone
Notice there are no sisters...because this zone is a dangerous area :o
I love my companion!