Happy middle of November!!!! This week was one to remember. My sweet companion made my birthday fabulous. We even had cake and ice cream… for breakfast! Ahhh the best. We got a lot done that day passing by lots of people just to see how they are. It’s important to let people know that they matter and that they aren’t forgotten. Then that night we visited Lucila for an Impromptu party with chocolate bars and hymns and the Gospel. Not sure there is anything more wonderful than that. Spending the night with my two favorite people in Ecuador: Hermana Sjovold, and Lucila. What fun!
This week it has been raining DURISIMO. So so so much rain. It was even hard to find a cyber today because everyone’s internet was damaged from the storm somehow. Honestly, I have never been so wet in my life. On Wednesday we were walking to the offices from our house and, well, it’s not a very far walk so when it started raining all was well and our umbrellas were sufficient. Then about 5 minutes into it, the sky started bawling and the wind blew it horizontal. So, the umbrellas really didn’t do much. Oh well, life goes on and skirts dry. I am just grateful that the plants are green and the earth smells new!
Another cute thing that happened this week was while I was on exchanges with Hermana Benavides from Colombia. She and I got to the mission together, so it was fun to catch up. It was night-time in Bellavista and we were contacting people because no one had time to let us in. We talked to one lady selling kabob-like food on the street and set up an appointment to meet later. I saw a little girl out of the corner of my eye looking at us and she passed by. THen as we turned away to go she was standing a few feet away and says, “are you the hermanitas (sisters)???” I recognized her as Priscila, the daughter of a family we used to teach and when I said hi she gave us both the biggest hug and dragged us to her house. Priscila is 8 years old and wants to come to church and learned about the Gospel, but her parents/grandparents do not approve. It’s a tricky situation because we cannot teach without her parents, but it was great to know that she recognizes the good feelings she had while listening to the missionaries. The church is true and all with open hearts will know that for themselves. Don’t ever forget to read the scriptures and talk to Heavenly Father. He will tell you all you need to know.
Love, Hermana Wyson