Month: July 2017

Garcia Moreno

Well it was a pretty exhausting week to be honest. Being a ZL is really just tiring. And not because im working a ton in my own sector but because i have to work in other peoples sector too. I have tons of responsabilities. It’s lots of fun and I love my comp a ton but it just tires ya out.

The zone is really cool. We are blessed to have some really good DLs here. And all the companionships get along really well. We are lifting this zone up a ton. This zone usually is really low for baptisms because its very touristy and there aren’t tons of houses but we are really working hard and helping the missionaries out.

I had to give a talk yesterday. It was a really good experience. I got to introduce myself to everyone and its nice because now they trust me a little more. And that’s important here because if you don’t get references you don’t baptize. There are about 120 members in this ward so it is nice to get the referrals from them.  It is also a very affluent area so they cook really well.  The food we are eating is good.  They have a KFC here and it is really really popular. There are a lot of white people here in this area.

My comp is named Elder Gonzales he is actually my Grandpa in the mission. He trained my trainer so we have lots of fun talking in the streets and we get along super well.

Anyways love you all. Tell everyone hi for me!

Élder W. Larsen
Misión Ecuador Guayquil Oeste


well is was a pretty good week. Bastion was going pretty well. but I got a call last night and I got transfered again. Only 6 weeks in the most dangerous part of the mission haha. Anyways I’m now in a Zone called Garcia Moreno. Its basically the city center. So it’s tons of buildings and not a single house….

I’m now zone leader with the missionary who trained my trainer. So he’s my grandpa. His name is Elder Gonzales. He’s from Lima Peru. We live in a really cool aparment. That has hot water:)))) so thats a plus.

I’m excited to be able to have this new experience. But also a little nervous. But its goin to be great.

I will now be able to take lots of pics because this sector isnt dangerous at all. Its actually the most touristy part of the country besides galapagos. So I’ve seen some white folks. 🙂

Anyways should be a good transfer. 🙂

Élder W. Larsen
Guayaquil Oeste


well on friday i ate some chicken liver and chicken lung soup.. it was cooked very well so it was a little like chewing a piece of liver flavored gum 🙂 We are working really hard here in my sector right now and we are going to baptize 2 families in July. The faith of the people always just breaks my heart. They make about 15 bucks a day and they are always willing to give up everything. I just cant believe how much i love these people. People really say you are goin to love the people, but i didnt really understand what that meant until i got here. And now as my mission is creeping to an end. i don’t know how I’m going to say goodbye to this place one day….


Well this was a pretty good week. We had lots of people in church. 2 full families that don’t have problems with law of chastity. So that’s always a blessing. One of the families is the Noriega Family. They are 4 in total. They will be getting baptized this weekend. But they are a little weak on their testimony. So we are praying it all works out good.

The other family is a young family. But they’re super cool. It’s the De La Cruz family. They don’t have a baptism goal yet, but they will soon. They are really cool and both of them have received testimonies.

But anyways not much happened this week. We bought a pizza to celebrate the 4th or july so that was cool! I feel really blessed to have been born in an amazing country like the US. It’s great to have tons of opportunities.

The weeks are just kind of blurring together so ask me questions and I will try to answer! 🙂

Élder W. Larsen
Guayaquil Oeste