Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Quito Week 4

Hey Fam!

Hey thanks soo much for the music and the guitar stuff! It's exactly what I wanted so thank you sooo much!

It's great to hear that the rest of the family is doing well. And Nate got his mission papers in! Whoohoo!!!! I'm soo pumped to see where he goes! You'll have to let me know as soon as you find out. Where does he think he's going? And where are the rest of the guesses?

Hey let Sister Farnsworth know that I'm sooo grateful for her emails! It's great to hear how Alli and Sage are doing on their missions and how the whole Farnsworth fam is. And Sage going to Alabama! Dang! I'm sure he'll enjoy that haha.

Well as for me, it was another pretty tough week here. It started off a lot better than the last week, but then it didn't end so well. We didn't have a single investigator come to church this week. I thought we did just about everything we could to help them come to church. We passed by all of their houses that morning, but they either weren't home or couldn't come for some reason or other. It's been a little discouraging the work here in Quito because no one wants to progress. And most of the people here don't want to listen. They find out we are missionaries and they just walk away or say that they are like never home or are really busy or something. It's been really tough here. We found some awesome people this last week that I thought would progress, but they all seemed to change their minds by the end of the week. I know the Lord just wants me to learn something from this experience though, and we are still working hard and I know he will bless us. Even with all of these challenges of being on a mission and how things can be a little discouraging at times, I still know this is where I am supposed to be and that there is at least one person here in this sector that I am meant to find.

One of these lessons I've learned from being in this sector (and am still learning) is patience. It's definitely true that you will have some companions that you will absolutely love on the mission, and others that will be a little tougher. This companion I have now has been a little difficult. He's not a very talkitive guy and is very brisk and it feels a bit unfriendly at times. It's been a bit of a challenge working with him, but I really have learned soo much from him and from being in this companionship.

On a bit of a lighter note, enjoy the pictures! And yes McDonald's is in the whole dang world haha. I have yet to eat there here (I heard it was a lot different) but I did get a picture with good old Ronald McDonald haha. And that other thing is some fruit they have here. I forgot what it was called, but it was delicious!! Really weird too haha.

Oh and about the Christmas thing, I get to skype you all!!! Whoo!!! I'm not sure the timing and everything yet, so I'll let you know, but it's either Christmas Day or Christmas Eve. But if you all stay in AZ for Christmas, invite the Hills over because it'd be cool to talk to them too! Especially my boy D-Hill.

But all in all, I am still doing great out here in Ecuador. It really is soo beautiful here and it is sooo awesome being a misionary here! I know that we are just having some of these trials to try our faith and that the Lord has prepared people for us, and we're gonna find them! Thanks soo much for all your prayers and letters! Until next week!

Con amor,

Elder Joshua Lee

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