HOLA MI QUERIDO FAMILIA!
I love you guys so much! This week has gone by so fast...like most weeks here! Sounds like you guys have been busy in North America, and I've been busy in South America too! haha Things are going great :) People here have been putting up Christmas decorations...it is different than the US haha. The biggest tree that I've seen in ALL of Babahoyo was like up to my shoulder. Things are a little more humble here, I guess. I'm gonna miss the 'non-humbleness' of Christmas decorations in the States lol. Like the decorations at the First Pres. Christmas Devotional. The conference center looked AWESOME! And it was fun to see the lights of Temple Square. I loved the music, too :)
So, I think it was mom that asked me about Maestro a while ago and I've been meaning to tell you guys about it. The Maestro is a TON of scriptures (more than 200) that we are supposed to memorize. It is organized by 'Millas' and I have memorized the first milla...which consists of the 1st Vision, the missionary objective, the last 2 paragraphs of the intro to the BofM, James 1:5-6, etc. I can't remember what else lol. Also, we have to study Preach My Gospel and do the activities and stuff. And when we're done, we pass it off to our zone leader. I'm working on it...it is hard to memorize scriptures in your non-native language lol.
Guess what?! We actually had service this week for the first time! lol We helped move planks of wood from one house to the place where the Hermano is going to live. It wasn't very hard work, but it was really hot lol. It felt good to help out a little bit too :) Maybe one day people will actually start saying that they DO need help....?
Today is 'Super P-day' !!! Which basically means that we clean the house for 2 hours instead of 1 haha. The last p-day of every change is super p-day. So the house is extra clean today! (Still not clean like home, but that's ok haha)
Hmmmmmmmmm.............what else do I need to tell you guys??????? OH YEAH! BAUTISMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had 3 Baptisms this weekend :) They were the 3 daughters of the Ochoa family (the parents are ready to get baptized too, minus that the dad needs to get divorced from his former wife so he can marry his current wife....they are working on that). Anabela, Lucia, and Yorleni got baptized on Saturday and on Sunday were confirmed. It has been so awesome to see the happiness in their family increase as they have gained their testimonies. And the smiles of the kids as they got baptized were priceless! Love it :)
That's all that I can think of for this week...this letter seems shorter than other weeks? But I love you guys SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!
Elder Beck :)