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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

We were able to see some really amazing miracles this week!

Hola all!!!                                                                                                      Nov. 10
We had an amazing week!!!
We were able to see some really amazing miracles this week! It was so cool to see the hand of the Lord in our work this week! To start off the week the mission president came to Machala and he had the 4 zones of Machala and Santa Rosa come and we had a huge conference. It was kinda crazy. But it was super super inspiring. But what was great was it really inspired all of us.  I am really grateful to be here with my companion because she really is fantastic. We were able to find some great families this week.
Cristmas lights what.....? Yeah we are getting excited ! We found christmas lights in the house and a chirstmas tree and tree bulbs hahahahaha we both know we`ll probs get transfered before christmas but it is a nice setting to  the house hahaha and our pants from Ecuador and our jerseys hahaha YES !! ECUADOR!!!
This past Sunday we were able to bring a family to church who was a reference for us from members in the ward. Boyaca is such an amazing ward. Seriously. Such an amazing ward. I am so blessed to be here. I am cherishing every moment I have to be here. Ya mismo vamos a tener mucho bautismos aqui. jajajajajaja This last Sunday we had 10 people in Church. It was a miracle. It was all through the hands of the Lord. Honestly we could not have done it without him. We needed his help. It is impossible to do his work here without him.
We were able to meet such great people this week. Seriously it has been such a good week and I am looking forward to another great week. My companion has so much faith. She only has a few weeks in the mission but she has taught me so much and I love it. I feel like she teaches me more than I teach her. I love it. Being in the mission has taught me so many great and wonderful principles. I love being here. I have also learned the importance of the leaders here.  I hadn`t ever realized the importance of ward council but wow. It really has such an influence. Dad I know that you had to make a sacrifice for the missionaries this Sunday, but you will be blessed your your sacrifice. I promise  you that. I truly feel that there is a spot saved in heaven for those who help us Sunday mornings with investigators and maybe just maybe because you were helping the elders in our ward dad for your service I was being blessed herein Ecuador.
So really thanks Dad :) Love ya! hahaha 
But really this work is not just for the missionaries and I am so proud of you guys for helping the elders out! You guys rock! thanks hahaha!
Love you all tons!
Hermana Pack
The birthday cake had pineapple and almonds on it because the elder is allergic to almonds and pineapple hahahaha it was too great!

                                                                                                                                     Nov. 17

Hello Everyone!
Well I just would like you all to know I love you very much and that this has been a very good week for me! Thank you for all of your prayers and love! :)
Well this week has been absolutely amazing! We have been able to see some really great changes here in Boyaca. I know that you wanted me to tell you if I was able to see a change here in Boyaca and I really have. I love it here. I don`t think I could possibly love a sector more. Because this sector is a truly chosen sector. We were able to have a member working with us at every single moment during this past week. We were able to have over 30 lessons with members in fact there were times when we were over booked with members. It was amazing. We have built up such an amazing relationship with some of the members. It has amazed me. I have seen such a HUGE change in the last two months. This last Sunday we were blessed to have many many investigators in church and many less actives that we have been working with as well. We almost had over 200 people in church on Sunday it was amazing. In fact they didn`t fill enough cups for the sacrament and they had to re-bless more cups for the sacrament. Never in my life have I seen that done before. The bishop was grinning from ear to ear. It was marvelous! haha.  It was just a great week. Friday my companion and I fasted so that we would be able to bring these people to church and that the people would accept baptismal dates. And we were again blessed with tons of blessings. It was a great improvement from last week.
Birthday dinner for Elder Bichsel so good !!! Man I love the family Matamoros!!!!
I want to share a quick story this past week we were walking down the street rather quickly because we were overbooked for a lesson and we were trying to make to the lesson on time and we were trying to walk to it on time without having to take a taxi. When a little elderly lady asked us what the name of the street was and then we found out she was blind. So we called our appointment to tell them we were going to be late and we helped her to her house and then she came to church on Sunday and accepted a date of baptism. It was a miracle! This week was jam packed of miracles.
I know that this is not through our efforts. I know that this is all because we put our confidence in the Lord. He provided us the means of making this happen. We have people who really want to change their lives and the members are excited to help us. It has been great to be a part of this process. I am so thankful to be here. I truly love Machala and I would love to be here for the Stake conference that is coming up.
I am so grateful for the opportunity I have been given to be here in el Oro and for the time I have been given to be a missionary. I also am extremely grateful for my companion and for all of the great things I am learning from her. She is amazing. She is going to make an amazing leader one day. She already knows so much.
Anyway I love you all tons!
Until next week!
Hermana Pack
Hermana Campbell!!! I was so happy to see her!!!! It was during a capacitacion with the president this week!

Monday, November 3, 2014

I know that the family can be eternal.

Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween! We carved Oranges instead of Pumpkins hahaha

Waba Fruit

I absolutely loved loved loved all of the pictures!! Seriously photos are my favorite things!!!! Mom I also love empenadas you have to learn to make them! They are totally different in Ecuador and a whole heck of a lot easier than in other countries!! 
So sorry to keep it short but this week we had a meeting with the president as leaders and I can only write for a bit! And I literally have the AP´s over my shoulders hahaha.
Mom I want to assure you that my head has gotten a TON better! I have been super super strict with my diet and I have gotten a lot healthier! I am doing much better! Thank you for your prayers! I still have headaches but I am doing better.

Zona El Oro!!! WOOOHOOO! This Zone really is the Best!

Birthday Cake for Hermana Apaza :)

NiƱos...... We share a ward with these guys here in Boyaca. Elder Alvey and Elder Bichsel both from Utah.
I had transfers again!! My companion is Hermana Hash!!!! I love this girl!!! I am training again!! :) She is from Utah from the Logan area!! She is so great! ;)
So dedicated and hard working! I love her to death! I am so grateful to be with her! I am still in Boyaca in Machala! I seriously love Machala with all of my heart there are so many great people here.
Man I just love so many people here in Ecuador. Every day I wake up with fear that I might not have the opportunity to return to this wonderful country... It breaks my heart.. So many amazing people.
Our lunch today. Grandpa would be proud of me I descaled it and gutted it and then fried it and then we ate it for lunch today and it was delicious! :) Yummm The things you learn in Ecuador :) 
But hey this week we found a great family a mom and her three children they are so great. I just love teaching them. This last week they came to church and it was amazing I am just so blessed to have the opportunity to teach them the gospel and share this happiness with them. hahahaha
Well, I would love to tell you all how much I love you and how happy I am that we have the opportunity to live together forever. This week I have done a lot of thinking about how the family can be together forever and how blessed we are to be sealed in the temple of the Lord. But how that if we don`t keep the covenant we have made with him we can`t be sealed with him forever. How terrible that would be. I want to be with you guys forever. Especially with my brothers and sister. You guys mean the world to me. This week we were given the chance to meet three kids whose parents are members and the kids are not baptized but their parents are inactive in the church and they are ages 15, 14, and 11 years old. They came to church with us this last week and they loved the church and our goal is to activate the family.
I know that the family can be eternal.  How amazing is that. We are so blessed. WOW! We are so lucky. But this can only happen if we go to the temple and are worthy to enter the temple. So we always have to be worthy to have a temple recommend.
Family, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers, there is no excuse to not be worthy to enter the temple...... We must be worthy at all times. So I challenge all of you to look into your own lives to see what you can do be worthy to have a temple recommend and enter the temple. So that our family can be eternal. Because there is no other blessing greater in this world. I bear testimony of this. I know this to be true.
I love you all.
Hermana Pack

Happy Birthday Elder Alvey..... YES we had our mission leader make hamburgers..... best birthday lunch for an elder if I do say so myself hahahaha it was soooo goooood :)

We came home and found a cockroach in my shoe...... awesome... and nasty.....

Our house in Boyaca

Rice rice and more rice hahahaha

Fruit Market :)

Meat Market. Look at all those EGGS!