Well this week was pretty good and I enjoyed it. On Monday we visited the people in the offices and that is always fun. Then the familia Palasio fed us some hamburgers they were pretty good. Elder Barton is teaching me piano, I'm pretty good, but I don't know who will teach me when he leaves.
So here in Solanda we have two wards in our church but we are only specified to Solanda. The others are called Argelia but they have to come to our chapel and what not. So we just help our members and the other missionaries help their members. We had a few investigators that were ready to get baptized but everything fell through....so that kind of sucks.....so we dont have anything now but we are still looking.....Ya mismo...we will get there. Apparently...how do you spell that? Some of our investigators had to go help their families on the coast, that were hit by the earthquake.
Anyways there was another big quake right in Guyaquil.....a lot of the missionaries were over there because they thought it would be safer but then they got hit by a really big quake...So I don't know if they are ok but we felt a little of that one..... We are all fine but people are still freaking out. If we had an earthquake here in Quito there would be alot of people hurt....I hope we don't get hit by an earthquake! Also the teenage girls and their family is a little hard to teach because they don't listen half the time, we are hoping to baptize that whole family sometime soon. We will see how that goes.
We also helped the Hermanas change houses, we had to move all their stuff up and down these small spiral stairs with a rope and pully system, lucky we only dropped one suitcase, but the fridge made it up the rope hahahaha. The roof is a little small I can barely fit, but they are small hermanas so they fit fine. You'd be surprised how much you can get done in 4 hours with 5 Elders.
I did want to share some stuff that I learned this week. I have been very worried about this whole Earthquake thing and what not so me and my comp were studying the plan of salvation. We need to do a few certain things here on this earth. So I guess I will start with Baptism. So baptism is the first step, the first covenant you can make with God. This is a very important step along with the others. As missionaries we always testify of Baptism. We make these promises to live these rules. And in return we will receive eternal life. We follow these commandments not just because they are a good idea but because we promised God, our maker, that we would always live them. I just wanted you guys to read Alma 11, and Alma 34, Those explain really good about the plan of salvation. I just wanted you guys to know how important this life is and that we only have one chance to live it. We could die at any time and if we aren't abiding by the rules or the commandments then we will not have a second chance at eternal life. At salvation. I just wanted to tell you guys that I know these things are true, and I am definitely going to try my hardest to achieve eternal life. I hope you guys think about how important this life is and maybe try to find some people who need help understanding as well. I know it isn't super easy, I mean Jesus had to go through Gethsemane so it shouldn't be easy. People are going to ridicule you but that's what they did to Lehi in his dream. All the people in the buildings were pointing fingers and laughing. They are going to do that to you as well, but if we are embarrassed to follow Jesus then he is going to be embarrassed to help us after this life, and he isn't going to help us. I love you guys and hope you think about this stuff, and I know that none of us are perfect but I was just studying a lot lately.
I wish more people here were more open to what we have to say.
I miss camping alot and wish I could go there. I love camping. Well I will send my voice recordings here in a minute but I will send some pictures first. Love you guys.