Thursday: 12,805 steps
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! How was your thanksgiving dinner!?!? Mine was fish and rice!! Haha! They don´t celebrate that here and so it was just a normal day with not many lessons because all of our investigators were working!!
I met a gringo here!! He has been here for 9 weeks and speaks good Spanish! He is super cool and a nice guy. He is from Miami and I instantly connected with him!! We went to the mall because some missionaries were singing Christmas carols. As they sang, we went around passing out cards with the Christmas video of this year on it!! There were so many people in the mall because in Ecuador, they call it Negro Viernes. So I guess they do have a few American traditions here!! Haha! There were terrible deals though and it is crazy the price differences here in Ecuador!! Oh!! After passing out Christmas videos in the mall, we confirmed one investigator to baptism and his name is Aldo. He is such a great guy and I love him!! He is getting baptizedor somewhere around that time!
So I woke up a little sick today but I have fought through it. During the day, we needed water so we asked this random lady for some. She gave it to us and invited us in. We ended up teaching her, giving her a Book of Mormon and she wants to know more. It is crazy and so cool how the Lord works and how He puts us in the right place at the right time!! But then we suffered....that same lady offered us food and as missionaries, we can´t really say no or they will get offended. She served us this great gourmet meal of cold, mashed up sardines and rice. It was the first food I have eaten here where I almost threw up. But hey, I am no quitter! I finished it all!! haha I had a stomach ache for two hours after eating the mashed up sardines and rice! Haha
It was Stake Conference here and we went to a different church that had air conditioning so that was nice! We had to sit in the back because we were a little late from picking up different investigators. I couldn´t hear a thing because their sound system isn't great. So I just heard babies screaming and some people yelling at there kids in Spanish. Haha! I also had three lunches and two dinners today, so lets just say I am probably not coming back skinny!! I eat so much rice here and it is rough!!
Today was the Championship game with two teams from Ecuador. It gets so crazy here that we had to be in our house atso it wasn´t a very busy day!! My companion and I played monopoly in house that night!! It was pretty fun!
Overall, it was a good week but the language is hard!! I love you all and hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!!!
|Kyle sent this picture with the caption:"You guys are always with me at all times. Love you so much!"|
|On Sunday evening, this picture was unexpectedly Facebook Messaged to Kyle's mom in CA from the sweet sister in Ecuador. The sister let Kim know that she feeds Kyle and his companion on Sundays and that Kyle is a good missionary! :-)|