Favorite Scripture

Helaman 5:12 "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

Monday, March 17, 2014

Well, not much time to write and not much to write as I was in Quito all week again =). Unfortunately Orlando did not get baptized this week....I guess he started working and he works everyday including sundays. That's why he didn't get baptized. We also don't have anybody with baptismal date...On the other hand we had 5 new investigators show up to church out of nowhere. Awesome! We got appointments with them for this week and we're pretty excited =). We also have an appointment with a really good potential investigator tonight. I'll tell you about her in the "Funny thing of the week".

Funny thing of the week: So this monday Elder Poma and I were walking to the terminal with my little suitcase and his bag of clothes. I was going to Quito and he was going to be staying with the other missionaries during the week. We were walking along and I heard someone behind us hiss (that's how they try to get your attention here...). Normally I don't pay attention to the people who hiss because I'm well, not a snake. But this time I did and it was a lady. She motioned for us to go over to her; we did and she started to talk to us. She started telling us that she had heard from the sister missionaries awhile back, then she offered to take us to the terminal. We had to tell her "no" because we couldn't get into the car with just her there. Since she couldn't take us she tried to give us $2.00 so we could take a taxi. We tried to refuse but she wouldn't allow it....Okay, thanks. Then she started teaching us. She said she believes in the gift of tongues, and profecies and dreams. She even told us that she had seen an angel (fyi, I don't believe she's crazy). Then she tried to give us $10.00 so we could buy something nice to eat for the trip. We really tried to refuse this time. She said, "Don't you take offerings?". No we do not take ANY money...."Haven't you ever heard of a love offering?"....Uhh....no? lol. She said that you reap what you sow and she wanted blessings for helping missionaries. We were forced to take the money (darn lol). Then she went on to say that we're princes and pearls of great price for being missionaries and preaching the gospel. Then she offered a prayer to end......Uhh... I was really confused afterwards, but she gave us her number and we got an appointment for today. She really wants us to visit her. I'm kind of excited to see how it goes =). 

Pics: the parrot thing is something that Diana (the one I just recently baptized) gave to me. It's super awesome! It's about 8 inches tall and she wrote on it (the translation), "Elder Black, Thank you for being an instrument of God, for coming into my life and opening the door to eternal happiness". Awe.....=). She's awesome. The other picture is with Hermano Alvarado. He is literally a clown and is the 2nd councelor in the branch presidency

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