Hola familia q`mas? Whats going on back home? Well this week was a tester. We had to go to Quito from Monday to Thursday for two meetings that we had. It was good, but it about killed me. We got out of the last meeting on Thursday and got headed toward the jungle at about 6 pm. Oh yeah, the bus ride is almost 8 hours. Well we get in at about 1:30 AM Friday morning and after 4 hours of sleep we were back up and before we knew it we had to give 4 trainings in the zone meeting, no planning, nothing. Not to mention the other ZL isn't even my comp, so we hardly know one another. Well we got through it alright. It went surprisingly well and the missionaries left excited to work which was the goal. Here in the jungle success has been really hard to come by in the past. There are only a handful of missionaries, but we are very excited because we feel like our plans are going to help us. We are on track to achieve what has never been achieved and then some here and we are super excited because of it. Things are going really well right now with my comp and with the zone. Today we also went to the Zoo and that was cool. We saw a giant Anaconda. It was a beast; it was so cool. We saw a cool monkey that was following us as well. I'll send pics. There was a MASSIVE beatle as well. It was three times the size of any tank in the us military. It was crazy. Mother, i just want you to know that the Lord is taking care of your son. You guys noticed my shoes were biting the bullet a little. Well in Quito I was working in one of my old sectors, in la luz, and we visited the relief society president who I got along with really well. Without me even knowing, she called another missionary got my shoe size and the next day brought me new shoes and took my other ones to get them fixed. I was blown away. It was awesome though. I love the scripture in D C 82:10 where it says, " I the Lords am bound when ye do what I say, but when you do not what I say ye have no promise." I love it because of the simplicity but I was talking to an elder and he asked a question I really liked a lot. He said, are we living in such a way the Lord is obligated to bless us. I loved that. Am I living in such way that I know with surety that the Lord has to bless me with what I need? If I'm not, something needs to change but it's something we need to always remember. Blessings come from every commandment. If we live the commandments the Lord has to bless us. We just need to try him and try the promise. I love you guys and I'll talk to ya later. Hasta luego.
This blog is dedicated to Easton Nielson's mission to Ecuador Quito North Mission.