Author: melodyannlarsen

Transfers

Well this week went by really fast again. I don’t think I have been this busy in my entire mission. But its better that way!

But this week we did tranfers on Tuesday. It was super cool like always. I really feel how the Lord uses me to put the missionaries in the right spot. I feel how much the Lord watches out for his missionaries.

But we went to Portoviejo yesterday and we got back super super late so I’m just super tired right now!

But this week we receive new missionaries and one of them is a kid from North Carolina who plays lax so I will have something to talk about with him…

Love you all


脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayaquil Oeste

Temblores

Well the tremors are starting up again. Maybe we鈥檒l see another earthquake before i go home hahah! But anyways i don’t have lots time to write. But I sent tons of pics. This week we went to Portoviejo and Bah铆a. It was cool but I’m super tired. Last night was the first time i slept in my own bed all week haha!

But anyways i think the pics will tell better stories than my words so please look at the pictures and videos. Love you all! Happy Thanksgiving! 馃檪
脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayaquil Oeste

Elder Alonso

Well it was a really quick week. I didn’t really have time for anything. I was super busy with the zone conferences with Elder Alonso that I barely had time to sleep. But wow it was an amazing experience to have him here. He had tons of great ideas to help us out. And it was super cool because I directed one of the conferences and i got to talk a ton with Elder Alonso. He is super smart and President Santos was super happy to have him here.

My comps birthday was on Thursday so today President Santos took us to a Peruvian restaurant and wow it was super good.

But this week we are planning on doing a week long trip to all the zones in the Provences. So we are going to be traveling a ton. Its going to be pretty exhausting but its helping the mission a ton. So I’m excited!

Anyways I can鈥檛 think of anything else to write soooo love you all!

馃檪


脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayaquil Oeste

BLURRRRRR

Well it was a pretty speedy week! We were super busy up to last night. We got home super late. We had to go to Manta to help the missionaries out. They were super discouraged. But we helped them out and we鈥檙e hoping that they get better this week.

But this week we have a 70 coming to visit the mission and I will be conducting the multi-zone conference with him! Elder Jose Alonso is coming to this mission,

But anyways I really don’t remember anything else… But Write me next week with some questions and I will write the answer! 馃檪

Love you all!


脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayaquil Oeste

Work work work

Well it was a pretty busy week. We had tons to do because of a few things that happened in the mission. We had to do tons of tranfers. First because there was some unity problems with some sister missionaries. Then I found out something that I don’t really like doing. Emergency transfers due to disobedience,

Being at the head of the mission allows me to hear everything. So when there is disobedience we have to fix it…. But this week there were a few cases. So we had lots of moving around to do. We did 3 different transfers this week.

It鈥檚 crazy how the spirit guides you during these moments in transfers. I had a pretty cool experience with my comps. President called us and told us to transfer a few missionaries and we were trying to see how to make it work and we couldn’t find the solution. We decided to start all over again and we knelt down and said a prayer asking for guidance, 5 minutes after we said the prayer we had the transfer done. The spirit is incredibly strong in transfer meetings.

But anyways happy Halloween! 聽Love you all!


脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayaquil Oeste

Transfer Week

I think this week was the most exhausting week of my whole mission. I didn’t sleep very much. We had to go drop off, pick up missionaries at the airport all week, and then we had training meetings all week for the new missionaries. And we had some emergency transfers so that also made things a little complicated.

But yesterday we went the Santa Elena. It was super pretty. way different from Guayaquil… There was no loud music in the streets, or the constant honking of a car horn. hahah. But anyways transfers were super cool. it was super cool to recieve the new missionaries in the airport. they were super scared. they had no idea what to expect. But we had some fun with them hahha they slept in our house thier first night! It was super cool!

On Sunday president called us out of no where and took us on a Sunday drive with his family. It was super cool, we went all the way to Jama. its like 6 hours away in car. super pretty. the climate changes to jungle up north in the mission.

I鈥檝e gotten really good at chess.. I don’t know why i mentioned that. But we play every pday in the morning hahah… .


脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayaquil Oeste

Super busy

Well it was a super busy week. I haven’t slept a full 8 hours in a few days now hahah. It鈥檚 always one thing after another here in the office. I am currently in Manta for the day. We came to verify houses and stuff.

But the coolest thing that happened this week was transfer meeting with president. The spirit is super strong in those meetings. President receives lots of revelation for where he should send his missionaries.

I don’t know what else to say. Maybe the pics i sent will tell a little story or two! anyways gtg. we are goin back to Guayaquil right now. Love you all! Bye!


脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayaquil Oeste

AP

Well Igot transferred again. Just to start off, my Pday won鈥檛 be Monday anymore. It鈥檚 Saturday. It鈥檚 because I鈥檓 in the mission office now. I鈥檓 working as Assistant to the President. It鈥檚 pretty cool. I have gotten to know President in a different way. We had zone conferences this week so the whole week we were traveling. I had the blessing to travel with President Santos all week. It was super cool. I got to know the whole mission and I got to know president in a different way. He鈥檚 super smart and funny. He honestly reminds me a lot of dad.聽 He knows a ton about the scriptures. He likes soccer a ton. He is a super good listener. He is goofy like dad, his sense of humor is exactly like dads. I realized that this week, but it鈥檚 awesome. I talk to President daily so that鈥檚 an upside!

I鈥檓 in the office with Elder Salas and Elder Collante. One is from Peru and the other is from Chile.聽We are presidents right hand. We do the transfers, take informs of all the missionaries. We train the whole mission. We visit the whole mission to see how things are going. We basically represent president and we help him control the mission.聽My favorite part of my new calling is being close to President. He is so smart. it鈥檚 honestly like being with dad. He has taught me a ton this week. I was in the car with him for about 8 hours this week and we talked a ton. It鈥檚 a really cool gig to see how the mission runs. It takes a lot of work. I鈥檓 sure I will gain a lot of experience here with president.

But anyways l鈥檓 super tired. I have come to realize that as an assistant, we don鈥檛 really sleep in our own beds. hahaha I鈥檝e slept on ratty old matresses all week. haha! But oh well i love it. I get to help tons of missonaries. 馃檪

But anyways if you have questions let me know! 馃檪

Love you


脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayaquil Oeste

Slow week, temple, zone conference

Well it was a fast but slow week, I honestly don鈥檛 know how that works…. But we had tons of things to do this week. We went to the temple on Tuesday, On Wednesday we had zone conference, and on Thursday they gave us shots hahahaha. Oh and on Monday we went to presidents house to have a Family night.

We were really down with the investigatores this week. We only had 2 come to church in the whole zone. But we have some good ideas for this week and conference will help us.

But this transfer is goin by really fast. Christmas is comin fast. \

I honestly dont know what to say hahaha. I always forget what happened during the week. Got tons of stuff on my mind. Let me know if yall have questions. 馃檪

Love ya.


脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayaquil Oeste

Tired

Well it was a pretty good week. We had leadership council and it was really good. I learned a ton. But honestly after that it was just a blur. My comp was super trunky and sick so it was a pretty slow haha.

But all is well because he got transferred. I’m now with Elder Villegas. Hes from Bolivia. He is younger than me in the mission. Im training him as a zone leader now. He’s cool, he was in my district before in Salado.

But anyways we have a baptism planned out for the 16th. His name is Abraham. He an older dude. He lives a lone and has had a pretty rough life. But he is progressing really quickly and wants to be baptized super badly.

President Santos came to our ward yesterday to train the ward mission leaders. It was really cool. He trains really well.

The sisters from my MTC district finish their missions this week, so thats weird….


脡lder W. Larsen
Misi贸n Ecuador Guayquil Oeste