Hola mi querida familia!!!!!
Yay for another P-day! I always love them...it never gets old reading everybody's letters and seeing pics of the fam and writing what's been happening in the Southern hemisphere :)
As you can see in the subject, there was a little change this week. Last night, my companion got a phone call and they told him that he was going to be transferred and that we had to be in the Terminal at 9am this morning. So, that's when the packing started..and it lasted until about midnight. And this morning we went to the Terminal and I met my new companion! He is Elder Garcia and he is from Panama. I met him when I was in Salinas too. He's from the same group as Elder Romero. He's been out for 19 months. So far, every one of my companions has been from a different country. I hope to keep that record going :) And now, we are here in Los Rieles and I feel almost as lost as Elder Garcia lol. I can find a few of the members' houses and a couple of our investigadores ;) So they are the people we will be working with, and now we start the process of finding a lot of new people to teach and baptize! Wish me luck and keep it up with the prayers! They keep me going :)
It is January so that means that there a couple of birthdays coming up. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MOM, TOMORROW! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ABY ON WEDNESDAY!!!!!!!! I love you TONS and I hope your birthdays are great! Take a little bit of time to relax. And I'm sure that there will be some delicious food enjoyed this week, since that's how Becks celebrate ;)
I got an awesome letter this week from Luis and Maribel. They are still doing great. And they are getting ready to be sealed in April!!!! Can you believe it! It's almost been a year already. I'm hoping that Pres. Gamboa will give me permission to be there for that...that would be SO incredible! They just say that they are doing really well, they keep learning, their little girl always asks about me, they are working hard in their callings, etc. It feels great to hear from them ;)
We had Interviews with Pres. Gamboa last Wednesday. Everything went well ;) I don't have very many interviews left before I go home...haha We also had a surprise visit in our house this week from Sister Gamboa! We had just finished companionship study and the 4 of us were upstairs talking, and we didn't even hear her come in the house! She just came upstairs and told us she was there to inspect the house. So that was fun. Needless to say, she wasn't very happy about the downstairs bathroom (the one I described last week lol). And she said that we need a new fridge...so maybe sometime soon a new fridge will show up at our house :) And she liked and wanted to take all of those little figurines that I've received in packages haha. She also looked at almost ALL of the pics I've received from the family and couldn't stop saying how good-looking our family is and how young Mom and Dad look ;) So that was fun haha.
A couple of people in this sector have asked me if it would be possible for me to get them English hymn books. So, if you could sent 1 or 2 of the cheapest hymn books that they sell that would be great. I don't know why they want them, cause they can't speak English.....or sing lol. But it'll be a good way to help them ALWAYS remember Elder Beck haha ;)
Last night we had a ward activity and we (the missionaries) were in charge of it. It's purpose was to help the members get excited to work with us and help us out ;) All of the RMs in the ward (like 9 or 10) shared 3-5 minute experiences from their missions, mostly focused on the importance of members in missionary work. And after that, we watched a slide show with baptism pics of all of those missionaries that spoke. The slide show was set to some awesome piano arrangements of hymns and it was really cool :) A few members brought some non-member friends too. Now, the other ward that meets in that building wants to do the same thing, and the Relief Society wants to use that idea for the RS anniversary that supposedly is coming up soon. So, I guess they liked the activity ;) haha It is hard to be in charge of activities though lol.
Well, there's the news for this week!! I just keep on working down here in Ecuador ;) I love the mission, I love the people, I love Ecuador. It's such a good feeling to share the Gospel every day and see peoples' lives change as they make good decisions. I love every one of you SOOO much! I'm thankful for every one of you. Read your scriptures and say your prayers every day. Share your happiness with others. SMILE :D I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Elder Beck
Monday, January 17, 2011
Hola mi querida familia!!!!!