Monday, March 28, 2016

Week 87

Well this week has been a really great one!!! It was a lot of fun because we had a bunch of success!! haha Well I will start with the story because it was really a miracle what happened this week.

 Well a lady was praying to find the missionaries so that she could find somebody to help her. She felt lost and did not know what to do. She had just finished her prayer and saw my compainion and I and one of her old friends passing by ( the member was visiting people with us). She called her friend over and we went aswell and we started to talk just a bit. We got a appointment for the next day, and then left. We were excited but she did not tell us that she was looking for help. Well we went back the next day and WOW! It was an amazing lesson. And one point her and her 3 kids all started to cry and they told us that, this is what they were looking for. We taught them a little about baptism, and immediatly they asked us ¨And When will you guys be baptizing us?¨ We got super excited at that point. Well we ended up inviting them for the womans session for conference and they went and liked it a bunch. They also were at church on Sunday and loved church! They will be getting baptized this Sunday if everything goes well. They are super excited! There is the mom and her 3 kids. Xiamara she is 16. Marco he just turned 13 and Jennifer she is 9. Well that is all for today and this week. I hope that everyone has a great week!

Love, Elder Sorensen

Monday, March 21, 2016

Week 86

Well this week was a pretty good one! We were able to work alot more with the members and received a lot more references. Everything is going great in Loja and it is nice because it is getting colder and colder every day. It now rains every single day, so that gets a little old, but it is not raining too hard. We found a couple of families that could be pretty promising, so i am excited about that! We also made a bunch of empanadas yesterday. After church we went to our mamitas house and made like 150 empanadas. They were really good. Hopefully I can get the recipe down really well for after the mission. I also was able to see a bunch of rainbows this week so that was pretty cool. Loja is a really cool city. That is about for this week. I hope that everyone has a great week!

Love, Elder Sorensen

Monday, March 14, 2016

Week 85

Well another great week in the city of Loja. We were able to baptize Robert, so that was pretty cool. He was excited for his baptism and there was a lot of support from the branch members. The primary sang a song for the baptism, and they did really great. We also had the branch conference this week, so the District President was there to give a talk. He talked a lot about how the members need to support their leaders and not talk bad about them. We had 105 members at church, so that is pretty good. It is the biggest I have seen in my time here in Loja. Well Elder Larrea had tansfers aswell, so that was kind of a bummer he was a really cool guy. My new companion is Elder Perez. He was my companion like 8 months ago in Guayaquil, and now he is my companion again. We also had a leadership meeting in Guayaquil, so I had 20 hours of bus rides again, so that was great haha!  Well that is about all for this week! The time keeps on flying by! Have a great week everyone!

Love, Elder Sorensen

Monday, March 7, 2016

Week 84

Well another great week has flown on by. This week was a pretty good one for the zone. We were able to find a bunch of new people to teach and my companion and I were able to get baptized. T hey got baptized saturday so that was cool! They decided on Saturday that they wanted to be baptized that same day in 2 hours! That was a big suprise, so we ran to the church and started to fill up the baptismal font, and they got baptized, so that was cool. We also found Robert that had been going to church a long time, but was not a member. We did not know that he wasn't a member, but he came up to us yesterday and said that he wanted to be baptized this Saturday. So that was a pretty cool suprise!!! He will be baptized this saturday, so we have a baptism this week! haha WAhoo.

 My companion had his birthday this week, and it was pretty cool because some other people that we are teaching celebrated his birthday with us. They bought a cake and made a big meal for him. Saturday was a really great day! Sunday was not too great because Richard's family had another emergency and were not able to get to church this week, but they promised us that this week they will be at church. So this Saturday should be really awesome. That is all for this week! I hope everyone has a great week.

Love, Elder Sorensen