A record of my mission in the Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Garrett in front of the Guayaquil Temple
Friday, June 29, 2012
4 June 2012
¡Buenas tardes familia! ¿Como están? Yo estoy bien y muy feliz!
Well, it's been an interesting, but fun week here in Amazonas 2 with Elder Burger. I'm learning a little bit of German, but just a little, it's a very difficult language to learn. Right now we're only albe to work only 2 or 3 hours a day because of a health problem he has, but that's not getting us down or anything, because we actually had a rather productive week in putting some baptismal dates and preparing for what will now be three baptisms this coming Saturday. It was only to be one, but we've been able to get permission to baptize two other investigators who actually don't live in our ward boudaries, but are attending our ward every week. So it has been pretty exciting getting that news, and now all the preparation that goes into getting everything ready should make for an exciting week! The Spanish term for having many baptisms in one night is "Noche Blanca" (White Night- for all the white clothing you will see for those who are getting baptized), but I'd call this one a Mini Noche Blanca, but soon enough there will be a full on Noche Blanca! It's going to be a great start to the month of June, the 17th month of my missionary service. I'm not sure where exactly all that time has gone, but it sure has went by fast, and continues to do so!
The photos this week, well they're of the funny sort: Elder Burger was comfortably sitting in his chair Saturday during our studies when all of a sudden, a rather odd noise sounded, and when I looked up, he was on the floor! His chair, which was kind of old as it is, broke right in the middle! I don't have a picture of the repair, but he tied rope around the chair to hold it in place, so all is not lost in this case, although a new chair will likely be on its way.
Well, not much else to report on this week, apart from that it will be a great and busy week, that's what makes a mission great, always keeping busy!
Love you all, tell everyone I say hi yet again and that all is well!
Until next Monday, ¡CHAO! -- Elder Garrett Cederquist Misión Ecuador Guayaquil Sur