We had transfers today and guess what! I’m staying here in La Colón to be mission nurse with my sweet companion Hermana Sjovold. I am pretty sure my mission call said “mission nurse” in invisible ink…. good thing I love it!!! For real, this week we were able to work a lot being the medical coordinators from getting appointments, prescribing lots of pepto-bismol, telling missionaries to drink more water, and getting all things set for this transfer. We have been making First Aid kits to go in some of the new 72 hour kits that every missionary has from the mission. I love the feeling of being prepared!
Although we aren´t out the whole day teaching and contacting and being missionaries, we find that all you need to share the gospel is a smile. On Monday we ate lunch at a restaurant by the church offices and a man named Luis came up-right as I took a bite out of my sandwich… good timing- and asked us if we belonged to the church that was around the corner (the offices). We said yes and he told us that he finds the religion very “interesting” and would like to know more. He lives far away so the best we could do was invite him to church and English class that we have on Wednesday. He said he would come, but everyone says that so I didn’t really expect it. However, who showed up 5 min early to English Class????? Luis! It was so so great. He made some friends, learned some English and overall felt the Spirit. We are working so the missionaries in his neighborhood can visit him. I am so excited for the work.
The week ended with the best present ever because we had the Primary program at church! It was so special and they even sang a song in English! I love to see the temple. I loved it! What was better is that we had so many people in the chapel. It was great to see that people put in the effort to come to church and were able to feel the Spirit. The best part for me is that when the sacrament meeting was over I got up and looked behind me to see Hermano Fausto sitting with his daughter!!! Fausto is my cute Ecuadorian grandpa that lives in Latacunga. He was up for the day in Quito to visit his daughter (who is not a member) and brought her to church. He was glad to see me and I was happier to see him. The mission is so good I love the people here and can never ever forget them.
I hope I get transferred before these little guys make it to the dinner table!