Garrett in front of the Guayaquil Temple

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

9 April 2012

Well hello again family! It seems like I just wrote all of you the other
day, but wouldn't you know it, it's been yet another quick seven days,
Monday again! I must say I have a big smile on my face too after seeing
Kyley's pictures with Nat Borchers! Good thing he remembered to give her
his jersey! Good to hear that RSL won both their games at home! Crucial

Anyway, to the update of the mission: We were supposed to be having a
couple baptisms this week and the last, but our investigators didn't show
up to church, after we had invited them various times during the week, so
we'll have to keep working with them closely to make sure they attend and
can be baptized later on this month. We found an investigator this week who
we thought could be a really good investigator and eventually get baptized.
Well, turns out no. He's attended church a few times in the past, even the
bishop and other members of the ward know him. The bishop mentioned to us
yesterday that he's kind of crazy, that he wants to establish his own
church, taking parts of the Book of Mormon and Bible that he likes and
forming his "church's" base off of that. That's called flat-out apostasy in
my book. We tried getting him to read Ephesians 2:20 in the Bible, which
says: "And are built upon the foundation of the
prophets <>, Jesus
Christ himself being the chief
corner<> stone."
The LDS Church is built on that foundation, and his church wouldn't be,
because he doesn't the Priesthood Authority, and he'd be using the
scriptures in the way they weren't intended. Well, at least we gave it a
try... As always, we're always finding people to teach, this week is
crucial that we do so we can have a decent program for the month of May,
which is approaching rather quickly. From here on out, or in other words,
to the end of the mission, time will just go by faster and faster.

Have I mentioned how good the members here are to us, especially in this
ward? They make sure we keep well-fed, so no need to worry family, I'm
doing just fine when it comes to food. And just as I write that, the
thunder rolls here in Guayaquil, likely meaning our three proselyting hours
will be wet ones! Bring on the umbrellas! Ummm, too late, the rain is
falling right now! The famous Aguacero is back, at least we're in a Cyber
close to our house.

Well family, that's about it for this week, sorry if it seems short, it was
kind of a slow week. But I'll try and get some pictures this week and send
them your way for next Monday!
I love you all, tell everyone I say hi, even Kru!

¡Hasta el lunes! ¡Chao!

Elder Garrett Cederquist
MisiĆ³n Ecuador Guayaquil Sur

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