A Record of Elder Eastman's Missionary Service in the Quito Ecuador Mission

A Record of Elder Eastman's Missionary Service in the Quito Ecuador Mission

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Dog and A Drunk

Hello Family!

Thanks for the pens!
We kind of taught Freddy.  He was in the prossess of leaving so we only got to share a quick message about prayer with him while he was waiting for the bus.  The other lady named Teresa wasnt able to come to church this past couple sundays because left on vacation for a while.  So we have to now put a new date on her for not this saturday but the next.  And we saw her today at the bus terminal and was able to talk to her and set up a cita for this wednesday.  
So a few weird things happend yesterday.  Ill start with the most weird.  So we were out side of this one familys house who are recent converts just talking.  I was just looking down the street because i wasnt talking at this moment.  Then i looked back somewhere else.  And then down the street again.  And at this moment I saw this thing falling through the air off of this two story house.  It then hit the ground hard.  I thought it was just a big brown paper bag filled with something heavy.  But no.  As i was looking at it for a bit longer i realized it wasnt a bag, it was a dog.  Somehow a dog either got thrown off a two story house or it was really dumb and decided to jump off.  So i was a bit speachless.  Then i said, umm i think a dog just fell off of that house...  So we walked over there to get a better look.  I thought for sure it would die.  Then it started trying to run for some reason.  But it was on its side and couldnt get up so it wasnt going anywhere.  It probably couldnt breathe either because it wasnt making any noises.  All the things that i think could be wrong with this dog now was going through my head at this point.  Broken ribs, broken back, paralysis, death...  To our surprisment however it eventually got up and started walking around.  What?? How is this possible??  I dont know.  But it starting walking around and looked super freaked out.  So as far as i know it survived.  
Now for the next weird thing.  This one will be shorter.  This happend right after this dog thing.  One of the guys who lived in this house that we were talking to named Alex and is 21 years old came out of the house.  And unfortunately he was super super duper drunk.  He couldnt walk at all and could hardly talk.  Probabaly any more drunk and he would be passed out.  And also he and the rest of the people in this house are recent converts from the change before i got here in guamani.  So that was a bit dissapointing.  I guess we have a bit more work to do with this family, and especially him.  
And thats pretty much all for now!
Elder Eastman

Hello Father!

This new year was a bit borring.  We had to stay in the house all day because of the crazy things that can happen here on that day.  So we did alot of studying.  Alot of guys dress up as girls that day and go around to people and cars and do weird things to these people to get money.  And they especially like to go for the gringos because they know they have money.  That and all the drunk people is the reason why we stay inside all day.  
Wow thats cool that Jeremy got home recently!  I didnt really know that he was in Armenia.  But thats cool!  
Im not really sure how God knows everyone either.  But i believe He really does too.  
Thats super cool that you are doing that half marathon again!  And the Famous Potato too!  I think you can definitely get that PR!  And in the words of Tracy Harris, remain curious and visualize in your mind the race you want before the race.  Yes im pretty sure that is the race I volunteered at last year.  
We have found a few new investigators this past week so i think the success is starting to come a bit more now.  The sector has definitely been getting better.  I hope it just keeps getting better and better.
Well i love you too!
Elder Eastman

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