Monday, February 29, 2016

Week 83

Hey!! Well this week was another great one! We continue to baptize people in the zone. This week we had a pretty cool activity in the branch.  Our job as the missionaries was to fill up a room with balloons which was the celestial kingdom, so we bought 300 balloons and filled it up! haha It was pretty fun to play in this room. I think it was just like the celestial kingdom for all the little kids. A room with 300 balloons was pretty awesome for all of them, a bunch of kids were running around throwing the balloons around. It was pretty crazy, but in the end it was a great activity and they all had a great time. 

Richard has been great. He conintues to go to church and he is sharing the gospel with everyone. Some listen to him and other don't, but he is doing good. His family could not make it to church, but we are still teaching them. One day they will get to church. 

Right outside of Loja are some pretty cool hills and  mountains, so I took a picture of them thinking that they were pretty cool. Oh and the other picture is with a elder in my zone. He is probably the smallest elder here. Well there is not much more to say. Everything is going well here in Loja. I hope everyone has a great week!

 Love, Elder Sorensen 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Week 82

Well I guess I have 2 weeks of writing to do... haha. Well this week was actually a pretty fast one. With 20 hours of traveling the week flew on by. There was not much other than that has gone on.  We have been teaching Richards family, but every Sunday there is an emergency and they cant get to church. The good news is that Richard´s mom promised us that this Sunday they will all be there! The two kids that we were teaching english to sadly moved away from Loja, so we can no longer teach them. Everyone in my zone is doing pretty good.We are baptizing a lot more than the normal in Loja. On Saturday we made some killer Empanadas. I starting eating them and didnt stop. I think I ate like 10 of them. It was a good thing that we made like 50. Last night we went over to the house of a guy in our branch that is from the United States and ate some Spaghetti. It was pretty good. (Not as good as my dads though) haha. The meeting with President Torres was great. A member of the 70 who is from Austraila came and talked to us too, and it was cool to hear his accent. He didnt know spanish so it was all in english, so that was great to haha. That is about it from Ecuador. I am doing great, and the time keeps on passing by! I hope everyone has a great week!

Love, Elder Sorensen

Week 81

This is all we got this week....

Hey mom if I dont write this week it is because we have a leadership meeting in guayaquil. So dont worry everything is good! hahah Love ya!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Week 80

Well this week was a great one! 

This week was carnaval and so everyone is throwing buckets of water at people, so we got pretty wet this week haha. We were leaving our mamitas house on Thursday after lunch, and as we got onto the street and we got showered with water balloons and buckets of water. We got soaking wet, and had to change out of the wet clothes. On Saturday and Sunday we were inside just about the entire day. Today and tommorrow we will be indoors aswell. It is a pretty crazy celebration here. We were able to find and commit 4 new baptismal dates this week so that was great. 

Richard was baptized yesterday and his mom and sister accepted baptismal dates. He wanted to be baptized in a river. so we found this pond that looked pretty cool and we did the baptism there. The water was freezing cold, but it was a neat experience. Yesterday I was able to confirm him. Yesterday he also recieved the Aaronic Priesthood, so it was a very eventful day for Richard. This week was really great and it was neat to see the many miracles that happened for Richard to be baptized. I hope that every week can be as great as this week. Oh and the Broncos won, so that makes it even greater!!! haha.

Love, Elder Sorensen

Week 79

Well this has been a very good week. We were able to help Richard a lot, to get ready for his baptism this week. He is pretty excited! He was at church this Sunday and he really liked it and that helped him to get even more excited for his baptism. Today we ate at a restaurant called London Chips - they sell cutting boards full of food. We bought one for the 4 of us and it was really good. The other picture is of my companion and I taking a bunch of photos at the house of a member- haha. We were waiting for his daughter to get there to teach her, and we started to take a bunch of photos. Everything here in Loja is going really well.  We should be having a 3 baptisms in our zone this week. Well that is all for this week. It is crazy how fast the time is going by. I hope that everyone has a great week! 

Love, Elder Sorensen