Author: melodyannlarsen


It was a super super busy week. We barely had time to work in our sector. It started out with an invasion in a different zone. It’s where we go and contact the crap out of a neighborhood. We knock on all the doors of a sector.  And of course we had to be the first ones there and the last ones to leave. But we have been super busy. We were in our own sector for 3 hours in total this week.  I like helping the other missionaries, But wow. I’m exhausted all the time…

Then we had MultiZone conference. It was really cool but the training they did was exactly what they did in leadership council. So i was a little bored because i had seen it all before haha.

Then after that my comp got sick and was in bed for a whole day and then all Sunday we were in meetings with the stake president and going to meet the investigators in the zone. So it was pretty rough.

But anyways this week was really slow in our sector, we didn’t have anyone in church. But this week we will be sure to have a Baptismal date set for September

Crazy only 6 months left… 😦 going by way too fast.

Élder W. Larsen
Misión Ecuador Guayquil Oeste

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


This week was a really action packed kinda week. I mean not a ton of action really went down but we did a lot of cool things. It kicked off with the temple on Wendesday morning. That was a much needed visit. It had been quite a while since we had gone.  It’s only a 30 minute cab ride to the temple so that is nice. On Thursday we had multi-zone conference, then this weekend we had stake conference and interviews with President. So it was a great week.

I’m really loving this area. The work is steady. My companion is super cool. So im happy.  The only down side is that there’s rats in our house…  we live just down from big trash piles so there are a lot of rats in the neighborhood.  We live 6 in the same house. So that kinda sucks. but the house is always super clean.  I’m actually getting pretty good and killin rats. I’m on a 5 kill killing spree with these rats.

We had 4 people in church this week so that was a cool experience. 🙂

Élder W. Larsen
Guayaquil Oeste

Bastion Popular

Well this week was a great one. I like my new sector. We have tons of people to teach and we could break a mission record if we work really hard. I’m hoping the Lord helps us haha. But anyways the people here are either super humble, or they are crack heads… hahaha great combo!

Anyways my companion is a backpacker from Texas. He’s been to 23 different countries.  He’s 25.. a great guy.  He makes me laugh because he sounds like kronk from emperors new groove. But anyways, I don’t know what to write. I hope dad had a good fathers day. I was sure thinking about ya. Love you all

Élder W. Larsen
Guayaquil Oeste


The unexpected happened and I got transferred. I really thought I was going to stay in Portoviejo for another 6 weeks but guess not. Thats okay because I’m now in Pascuales. The most productive zone in the mission. My sector is known to baptized in bunches so I’m pretty excited to be here.

My comp is a white dude. His name is Elder Remson. He’s from Texas. Really cool guy, he is a convert of 2 years and he’s 25 years old. So he is smart. He finished college and has a degree in Finance.

But this week we had tons of people in church. And the majority are families. So I should be baptizing a lot here.

Pascuales is super dangerous so I imagine I won’t be taking my camera with me much in the streets hahaha… sorry momma :/

But anyways I love you all. hope all is well. I’m doin great. Happy early anniverary mom and dad! hope y’all enjoy it! 🙂

Élder W. Larsen
Guayaquil Oeste