Monday, January 5, 2015

Week 23 5 Months!

Hey! How was everyones new year? It was pretty crazy here in Ecuador!
Well it was a good week here in Piñas. We found a lot of new people to teach and we brought 4  to church so that was pretty good. We also had a guy just show up to the church that we had not seen before and he ended up being a really cool guy. The members have helped us a little more than the last couple of weeks and with their help we were able to have more success.
The guy that showed up to church is Mario. He is a really cool guy. He lives in Porto Velo which is a little city outside of Piñas but is in our area. It takes about 20 minutes in a car to get there. We talked with him a little bit during church and scheduled an appointment to go meet him and his wife at their house a little after church. It was a really good lesson and him and his wife are very cool people. They will be meeting us at the church tomorrow for another lesson and we will try to put a baptismal date down with them. 
We also had a couple of other people come to church. Well 3 others, but they all need permission for us to baptize them because they are under 18 years old.  We also put a baptismal date down with a guy named Luis. He is 21 and an old investigator of Elder Pollock, when he was here before. He was not able to come to church, but we should be able to get him there the next week.
We had New Year's also this week. They celebrate it pretty crazy here in Ecuador. They all make these huge paper statues. In Piñas they are not as big, but in like Guayaquil some are as big as houses.  Once the clock strikes midnight, they burn all of them. We did not see it, because we had to be inside at 6 pm, for the 31st and the 1st.  There was absolutely nobody outside during these 2 days. I think we ended up talking to like a total of 5 people each day, because there was nobody to talk to. 
There was not much more that went on this week. We had a good week bringing people to church. If we can bring them 2 more times and get permiso (Spanish) then we can have some good baptisms on the 31st of January

Well I hope that everyone has a very good week!

Elder Sorensen

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