So we have been working super hard this week. We contact people like crazy and found a lot of people. We stay busy all day which isn't a bad thing I am just not use to it yet. We are trying to find a lot of people and teach them. So we found some people and one really old guy named Fernando. He is 76 years old and he told us his life story. He can't walk very well and he just reminds me of Grandpa Pepsi. This guy also told us about a car crash he had a few years ago and he said that he died and came back to life. So we are teaching him but the problem is is that he can't read or write. SO we are starting to teach this guy how to read and write in Spanish. We invited him to church yesterday and told him we would show up at 8:30. We got to his house at 8:15 and he was waiting outside for us. He told us that he could walk but I couldn't make an old guy walk all the way to the church. I mean I get tired walking there. So we took a taxi so this guy didn't have to walk anywhere.
Anyways so we got to the church with him and the familia Bayas and everybody greeted them and all this. This old guy lives in a little hut so I kind of feel bad for him. I am trying to find some clothes for this guy cause his clothes are terrible. Well he loves Jesus and loves to pray. So we gotta teach him how to read. I don't know how hard that is gonna be but well see. So Fernando is awesome.
We also found some people in Yaruquies who are awesome. They were freaking out when we invited them to church because they couldn't go. We just told them to calm down and go next week. We taught them the restoration and asked them Ok so if a church doesn't have a Prophet and twelve Apostles and the authority of God is it a real church. And they just looked at us and were like....no....So they already understand five times as much as all the other people around here.
Also One cool thing that happened this week. So we don't have any money....We have some now but we didn't before. So for a few days we didn't eat anything. Well once we completely ran out of money we started to see some miracles. The minute that I spent my last few quarters random people started to feed us. So for about 3 days we would go and teach somebody and they would give us some bread or a whole meal. Then we would teach somebody else and they would give us a drink. So we didn't have to worry about money or food for about 3 days. It's like that story in the Bible, when Jesus was sending his disciples to teach. They didn't take anything with them. Not money or food or anything. But he promised them that if they were diligent then they would be looked after. Well following the rules for this week has really showed me that if we are trying our hardest, and I know that we are. Then we will receive whatever we need. Anyways this was really cool and I thought it would be nice to share it.
We also helped somebody who is less active and has been smoking for the longest time and he still can't stop. So we wanted to give him a blessing but he told us that he wasn't worthy to receive a blessing from God. So we basically told him that Jesus was here to heal the sick and afflicted and not the perfect person. So he got this blessing and started to cry and his family was helping him and all that. Well it was awesome and we are trying to help everybody here. I don't really know what else to say. I haven't gotten the packages. Who knows if I will ever get them. Put pictures of the Virgin Mary on the box or something. The people worship and pray to her more than God so.....Love you guys
Oh and also Tungurahua is exploding right now and there is a bunch of ash here. We have to wear masks all day. I also forgot to take pictures of what a volcano looks like when it is about to erupt. Anyways right now it is just moving alot and there is a crap load of ash coming out all the time. They are called sanisas here.
Gotta take precautions, apparently volcanic ash will burn your skin hair and lungs.