Well now I have time to actually write something haha. Ill kinda give a small recap of Agato. We finished the change with a 12 year old girl named Mishel with a baptismal date. If all goes well, she should be baptized this coming Saturday!!! Cant be more excited! Wish I could be there for it. We also had a surprise Bday party for our good friend Luis. We had to break some rules to go buy the cake, but we used the excuse "WWJD" :) It was a great party and he didnt even know it was coming!
Now I am here in Esmeraldas. I had to leave Otavalo at 8:00 am and I traveled by bus here to the coast. Arrived about 5:30 and got reminded almost 100% of what it was like in the jungle. HOT AND HUMID. I shower twice a day to not feel so sticky all the time. We live about 30 minutes away from the beach and we can go on Pdays when activites are allowed so I hope that is soon! The people here also speak faster and without the letter "s". The word costa is pronounced cota :) And the majority of the people here are black so I stick out VERY nicely.
We are currently working with a child whose mom was recently rescued. His name is Hans and is 10. He has ADD but learns very will with the pictures and things like that. He should have his baptismal interview this next Sunday! We are also working with Cristian who has been an investigator for a few months. He comes to church every week, but because of work he doesnt have all the lessons necessary to be baptized yet. He should have a date very soon!
So the new comp is Elder Apaza. He is from Peru, but says he is from Arequipa. If you dont know about South America, Arequipa is a provice in Peru and the people from Arequipa want to break off from Peru and make their own country....Kinda like Texas and the U.S. He is a really funny guy and we laugh a lot. He is a great teacher as well, and is very good at loving the people and making them feel comfortable. He is one to tickle a funny bone :)
I am super excited to work in this new sector. There is a lot of work to do but that is why we were called. Just remember that if there is something weird and you dont feel good, dont call the Ghostbusters nor the Elders..call the man upstairs (Alma 37:37). This has been on my mind all week and it is something that none of us should forget. He is the only source of true comfort. He will help us through His words in the Book of Mormon and the other scritpures. I love this Gospel and know its true!!!
Have a great week! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DYLAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our 100 year old less active Nicholas in Agato