Monday, January 11, 2016


Dear everyone…

Well, another change has officially ended down here in Ecuador. Good news… I AM STAYING IN RIOBAMBA! Last night we received changes and to our relief both Elder B and I are staying together. We had a great changes, but it was DANG busy with all the traveling and holidays and combining zones and stuff…so we are stoked about getting another change together and being able to work a lot more in our own sector. Aside from that, nothing too big happened in the zone as far as changes go. We are looking forward to these next six weeks!

This Monday we traveled into Quito for MLC. Got some bomb burritos Monday night with all the homies who traveled in from outside of Quito. The conference on Tuesday was GREAT. President talked a ton about the culture of the mission and what we can/need to do to make it better. We set a lot of goals for the new month/year and as a misison we have definitely been improving a lot. The food was good as ever and it was fun hanging out with-chatting with some buddies from around the mission…including Elder Higbee from May Hall at BYU…nioce!!

One exciting thing we talking about in Tuesday´s conference was a new way to do exchanges. Now, instead of us going to the sector of the other missionaries, we will bring those two missionaries into our sector, split up with them inside our own sector, and get some serious work done in our sector. Then the other companionship will stay the night with us, well do some studies together, and then end the division that next day. It is a pretty big change that is going to be happening in many missions around the world and we are stoked! We won’t be losing as much time in our sector and it puts way more pressure on our sector to have plenty of people to teach and requires us to have a ´´model sector´´ (y nos falta mucho jaja). We tested the new method with Elder A and his kid on Friday and it went pretty well! Elder A and I were able to teach some way solid lessons, and my comp with his comp were able to go out and talk to people all evening. And like always, we ended the night with some BOMB pizza.

Oh yeah, on Wednesday we bussed down to Guaranda to do a few baptismal interviews and exchanges with the Elders down there. It was fun stuff. It´s a cool little town and a way pretty drive down. We went down early Wednesday morning and came back late that night so that we could be home Thursday night to get ready for the mini Zone Conference on Thursday. That went well, we touched most of the same points President talked about on Tuesday. It went really well.

Well, if any of you are still reading this… I´m gonna stop now.

Love you all!

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