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Monday, October 14, 2013
Elder Adamson's Letter 10/21/2013
This week has been
pretty weird and we got stood up a lot, so this letter might not be my most
On Tuesday, we went to
El Palmar and met with ... and when we got there he surprised Elder Galarza and
I with a DVD of all the songs we sang together. Kind of cool, hopefully
that will make for some good memories. I´ll hold onto it for now, but
maybe later when I´ve got a few more things to send home I can send a package.
We shared a message with him as well, and still has some excusing for not
going to church. We haven´t been able to help him progress really very
much yet, but we´re going to keep working with him, because he doesn´t really
have any friends in the church besides ..., and he´s menos activo too.
Later we went to the ...´s house and shared a short message and had a
good chat with them, They´re an awesome family.
Wednesday, we had Elder Anguaya
with us because he had to wait for his new companion, so he came with us to our
visits. We went to a lunch cita with the Familia A... again (I´m pretty
sure they´re going to invite us like every week...) and it went really well
this time, and we didn´t go over time or anything. Later, we worked some
more in Barrio del Progreso and went to visit a future named .... He is a
REALLY good man. So polite and respectful to us and so sincere as well.
We taught him a lesson 0, but since I was the only one who wasn´t
ecuatoriano there, I didn´t do much of the talking in that lesson, but I was
still involved. I really hope we can keep working with him, because he
looks pretty golden. After that, we didn´t have more time to visit people
so we headed back to the bus station to drop Elder Anguaya off. While we
were waiting there, I got to see Elder Farrell, and I was SO pumped about that.
He got off the bus and I gave him a huge hug. He´s doing awesome,
I´m sure, and he just got transferred to Alicante, and he´s going to DO WORK
there. Later that night, I taught English classes. It was tons of
fun and I´d love to do it again. Usually the hermanas do it, but they had
citas that night. The bishops wife is awesome and brings like 3 non
member friends every time, but unfortunately, none of them are in our area. :(.
We ended with a short thought about the Plan of Salvation and that was
that! Good day.
Thursday, was another
ice cream day. We were on the bus on the way to visit J... but half way
there, we called us and told us he couldn´t meet anymore, so we got off the bus
and tried to visit pretty much everyone we could, but had no luck. We
lost all 3 of our fechas this week because J... couldn´t go to church this
week. We tried to visit our other two investigators with fechas, but when
we called on the intercom, they straight up lied to us and said they weren´t
there, but it was ... and he´s the only man that lives in that piso.
Pretty irritating, but we can´t do anything about it. I got fresa
flavor that day... haha.
Friday, ALMOST another
ice cream day. All our plans fell through in Barrio Del Progreso, but we went
to visit one of our back up plans, and she was home, and we taught her a lesson
0 and we got a pretty solid new investigator. Her name is ... (Also from
Ecuador) and she´s 17 or 18 I think. She has really good questions and
seems to be sincere about them. Normally, we wouldn´t be able to visit
her, because we would be alone with her, but she has a little patio outside
with a couch and everything which is super guay, because we don´t have to have
another male with us to teach her. That was about all we got that day
Saturday, we played
fútbol again with the new Elders and members and it was lots of fun. I
managed to sneak a couple goals in, somehow. After lunch, we went to El
Palmar and visited ... again, and tried to visit some antiguos, but didn´t have
any luck with that. El Palmar has lots of potential, because there are
tons of members there, but we only have like 2 investigators there, 1 is
progressing. We´re trying to find more there, but no luck yet. Just
have to keep working with the members there.
Sunday was great and we
got to hear some awesome testimonies from the members, LOTS of them were
about missionary work. I´m hoping that our ward can really catch the wave
here, because we could use lots of help. We need them TONS here.
Once again, all our citas failed us in Progreso again. We´ve got
lots of people to visit there, but they keep canceling appointments.
Later that night we went to the Despedida of Estefanía. She is
going to be an amazing missionary, and her and her mom already are awesome
missionaries here. Great examples. She´s going to be serving in one
of the SLC missions. Not sure which one. but she´s going to be at the
Provo MTC, mom and dad. So if you happen to see a Sister T... tell her
hello for me. I think she´s going next week.
This week has been a
little tough because we weren´t able to get a lot done. There are so many
things that I want to do to be a better missionary, but I just don´t know how
to do them yet. It´s really frustrating, but yesterday, I was reminded by the
Spirit, that I shouldn´t try to run faster than I have strength. I´m
doing my best right now and I´ll keep doing it until I´m the missionary I plan
on being. I´ll tell you right now, I´ve got a long way to go, but I´m
going to keep working hard. I would encourage everyone else to do the
same. Don´t get discouraged when you´re not accomplishing something you
want to. You can only do your best and work hard to get better.
Heavenly Father understands.
Thanks for the letters,
hope you´re all doing really good and I love you un montón!