So yeah, I am in Guayaquil right now. Seriously I am so broke. We added it up and this month, since we have had to travel so much we have spent over 100 dollars on tickets. And we only get 160 dollars a month. So thank you so much for sending money. But yeah, we are here for a few medical appointments for my companion and a consejo that we will have tomorrow. My comp has some issues with her knee and the doctor said that she needs to rest for the next 3 weeks………………….There are so many hills that we go up and down on and it is dirt roads so it is hard on the knees. I haven’t had a problem with that, but most of my companions have. Actually I think we might be having transfers, so I don’t know if I will be with my companion much longer.
GUESS WHAT? THIS WEEK WE HAVE A BAPTISM. It is so exciting because Zamora isn’t the easiest place to baptize and so we are so excited. I am a little nervous because we are going to be out of our area for the next few days, so I hope he is all good. His name is Wilmer. He is 44 years old. Just barely separated from his wife. He is the guy that showed up to our door one morning just bawling and asking for help. He is super humble and a really good guy. We are also trying to get these two other people to be baptized with him. We will see how it all turns out. But I am super pumped for that.
Wasn’t Women’s Conference just the best thing ever? None of the members have Internet, nor is there in the chapel so we just went to a cyber and watched it by ourselves (a little sad, but after we got yogurt–so it was okay). I felt like it was priesthood session. The way Sister Oscarson told us exactly how we need to be better. How we aren’t living up to our potential, how we aren’t living up to our temple covenants. I was like…wow. Thank you. And then President Uchtdorf! I was nearly in tears at the end of his talk. “Keep knocking” “Fourth floor, last door. Keep knocking”. I was so impressed with that conference.
We also did a fun noche de amigos on Friday. We made cinnamon rolls! I am such a chef now. And we played a bunch of games.
Sunday was also great. Every day is great, let’s be honest. But we had so many investigators in church! There were like 15. Practically more than the members. My companion was giving our numbers to the zone leader and they thought we were lying. But no! The Lord is just really super blessing us. It was awesome. My companion gave a talk about the faith in sacrament meeting and I taught all the classes. And then we got on a bus and traveled to Loja. And then to Machala. And then to Guayaquil. (I am so tired of traveling)
So that is what happened this week. It was a great week. Every day in Zamora is super bizarre. Mom, you asked my daily schedule but we really don’t have one. We just run around doing the most random things for the rama (ward) and for the investigators. I’m kind of tired. But I am so happy. Love Zamora.
Love you guys! The church is so true! I am so blessed to be able to express to everyone how much I love the gospel and how happy it came make them.
Love, Hermana Brimley