Monday, February 3, 2014

Awesome Alex!!!

Hey mom!
It sounds like everyone is doing pretty good! Haha thanks for giving me the heads up on grandmas birthday! 
So my week was a pretty good one! It is kinda scary how fast the time flies by! We have changes next week! It does not feel like it has been six weeks already! I have been here in Regocijo for three changes though so I am guessing that I will be moved to a different sectors which is kinda bitter sweet! I love the people here and I have come to know the place super well and the people and I just love it here.  But then again I want to get out and see a little more of Ecuador! Maybe learn some of the other languages here! My spanish is getting pretty good! It is not perfect for sure but I have had some people tell me that my spanish is very good so that was nice! If I don't get moved this next change I will be serving here in Regocijo for almost 6 months!! That is a long time for one area!
Well we have on investigator who is a really great guy! His name is Alex and he is supèr smart and he even knows English a little! Well we have been teaching him since I first got here on my mission, so for a super long time! Well he is super super awesome and we finally this last week got him to really pray about the Book of Mormon to see if it was true for himself, and he told us that he received an answer and that the Holy Ghost testified to him that it was true! Wow when he told us that I felt like I had just won the state championship match another time! We have been working with him for so long! And he is finally starting to really gain a testimony simply because he acted! It just really makes me realize the importance of not only believing and having faith but also acting! Alex always believed our words and he always believed the Book of Mormon was true but for him to actually gain a testimony of the things he needs to act! Therefore what can you guys learn from this? If you really want something you need more than to just believe! You need to act! Show your faith and anything is possible! I promise you that! :) 
Elder Aliaga and I have been working on a lot of things recently.  Being obedient with exactness.  Teaching better and with the spirit.  And having love for the people here! Well the lord really did bless us this week! We had four investigators come to church this week and they all have such great potential! I really believe that the Lord had seen our efforts and has blessed us because of our hard work! I just feel super great right now! Its kinda funny because I woke up this morning with a horrible head ache and a fever and so this morning was not fun at all, and then my companion needed a new backpack, so I forced myself out of the apartment and then we had a lesson with a non-active member today during our p-day because he is leaving for work for a few days so we can't teach him.  Well all morning I have felt horrible and we actually planned a super awesome lesson for him because he has problems with alcohol and well I really believe that he is going to try and not drink from now on! So we just got done with that lesson and I am here and I have realized just how much the Lord has blessed me! Although I feel like crap I can still feel the spirit! Haha and I am happy! :) I just hope you always remember to live your life in a way that even when you have bad days you can look to your Heavenly Father and know that He loves you and you have the spirit to be with you to comfort you in times of need! I love you guys!
Elder Guild

Well I don't have a lot of new photos this week but we did buy this watermelon and it was super super super super good! I hope you are jealous Tori! ;)

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