Ether 12:27

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness.
I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my
grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me;
for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me,
then will I make weak things become strong unto them.
-Ether 12:27

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

"La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Días"

A tradition of New Years eve is to make a doll of yourself in your clothes and set it on fire at midnight. hahaha this is Luis Zhizhpon and his Moñeco. It is exactly like him!! LOVE IT!

They´re masks for their moñecos!

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to write a full hour.
Me and Teresa and Alejandro Cajamaca!
Life sure it good here. Having a new companion has been extremely stressful..... Especially because she doesn´t know the area at all. But, it definitely has been a learning experience.

Everyone at the baptism of Cesar Ramón!! 
Mom, sorry but we are writing in a new location and because of this I wasn´t able to view the videos of Vitality.... But Danielle and Ben I am sure you were amazing! I wish I could see you. I love you both tons and I am so glad that the Pack family is still a part of the good ole show choir tradition. Man I love show choir!
Neil your hamsters are adorable!!!! I Love love love their names. hahahahaha hopefully Coal the cat doesn't eat them before I get home. hahahaha
Mom, sorry I never got the package you sent after Thanksgiving. But a lot of other people still haven't gotten theirs.... SO I still have hope and faith. But I am stoked to get the other package that you just sent. Missionary life is so good here. I love Cuenca.
They have corn in Cuenca :)
Outside the house of Hermana Mejia! 
I think this part of the world is perfect. Seriously though.
Mom, to answer your question as to what weird things I am eating.... Not really anything too abnormal. I mean the other day I ate fish head soup and learned how to make it, so that is exciting. And totally delicious haha. But other than that just a whole heck of a lot of rice!
This week with my new companion has been so successful and so good. I think the switch up was really good. It has also been super super stressful. Before I would only have Hermana Espíritu talk on the phone and do practically everything, but this week all of the phone talking was me and all of the planning was me because I know the people and she doesn't yet. I also had a baptism this last week of César Ramón and believe me the amount of stress I felt was overwhelming. I planned on sleeping today because of the lack of sleep and the amount stress I had last week. But it all went well and he is now a member of "La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Días"
The way that we came in contact with him was that we were teaching a girl in the farmers market and César came up to us and asked if we were vending bibles and we told him that we weren't but that we did have a message for him and the next visit gave him a Book of Mormon and he accepted a date for baptism. Yeah such a great convert! Such an amazing guy. 
Lastly, there is something that I would love to share with all of you. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ blesses families. I know that when a family receives the teachings of Christ in their lives they receive blessings that they couldn´t even imagine. I know that when a person receives Christ in their life and exercises their faith in him through repentance and forgiveness for their sins through baptism they are a light for all of those they know.
I know that God blesses those who endure to the end through obedience to ALL of the commandments of Christ. God gives us commandments to complete. I am so grateful for this knowledge and I am grateful for our Father in Heaven we are so blessed to be on this earth. I know without a single doubt in my heart that God blesses those who complete his words and commandments. I know this all to be so true and I can see it testified here in Ecuador every day.
I love you all so much and appreciate your prayers. My Spanish has gotten significantly better and I can´t wait for you all to hear it one day. 
Hermana Pack

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