Wowee Quito is getting a temple!!! I wanted to run up and give president Monson a big hug-boy I was so happy! Most of the ward was there in the chapel and when it was announced you could hear one big *gasp* *whisper whisper* *tears* it was too good. Now is the time to prepare the people here to go and make covenants in the temple! What a blessing it will be for this country for real. The rest of Conference was swanky, just as I imagined it´d be. I had to watch it in Spanish, so I missed a few things, but it was so powerful nonetheless. One of my favorite quotes was from Elder Gong who said that if you want clean hands, wash someone`s dishes. At least, Im pretty sure thats what he said (that’s not quite what he said-ha)! Either way I think its pretty profound. Lets go do some service!
This week we had so many lessons! One was with Familia Ostaiza. They are really a great family and love to learn about the gospel. The 14 yr old son came to watch conference with us this Saturday and was taking notes the whole time. That made me so happy-what a good example! I love teaching this family because they have so many good questions that lead into exactly what we wanted to say next. They also read the Book of Mormon which is the key to everything, so that makes life so great. The Spirit is strong when we learn about the Book of Mormon.
This week we were walking on my favortie path (with the cows) and when we got to the end there was this bull eating grass right in front of us. It was tied up to a tiny little bush but was blocking the whole exit… So we started walking toward it and it just looked me straight in the eye and started mooing. It was a strange situation-like is it saying moo because its mad or to say hello or it wants to eat me or what? I decided it was saying hello so I just went for it and walked right past. When I looked back, Hermana Solar was still on the path absolutley terrified. Hahaha I mean, its a cow whats it gonna do? Slowly she made her way past the scary cow and all was well. This is a mildly dramatic story in which nothing significant really happens, but it made me laugh and those are some of the best moments on the mission.
My companion and I both found husbands yesterday! We had a lesson with Abel, an 80ish yr old man with a memory problem. He doesnt understand much of what we teach, but he loves when we come. After our lesson he grabbed hermana Solar and said Ì just want you to know that youre beautiful and will you please consider staying in Ecuador after your mission.`hahahaha she was horrified but I thought it was funny (seems to be a pattern). Then our next lesson was with a family with a 7yr old boy, Jordie. He wanted to sit next to me the whole time and after the lesson he whispered ‘Do you have kids?’…. no haha…. ‘Do you have a husband?’… no hahahaha he got really happy. So now we know that I attract the children and hermana Solar attracts the elderly. good stuff, idk if either relationship will work out though.
Anyway, I promised my mom Id take more pictures so you can look forward to some next week. I love this work and I love Ecuador! I cant wait for this week of goodness.