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, April 13, 2015



Thanks for sending me the package!  Yep im talking about the one that rolls up into the pocket.  The bigger one is great.  Just a bit too big to put into my backpack.  That's pretty sweet about that $200!  Also super cool about your work and that new friend of Emma.  
Well this sunday was definitely better than the last sundays.  We had been praying alot that we would have a few investigators come to church.  And this sunday we had two.  We were really happy about that.  One of them was a really nice blessing too.  So this one member guy came up to us after church and said that he has this friend that has come to church three times and wants to get baptised.  She was there at church so we went and talked to her.  She told us that yes she wants to get baptised, so we asked her if she would like to get baptised on the 25 of this month and she said yes.  So we were like sweet!!!! Miracle!!  So now we just have to teach her the lessons and she'll be all ready.  Her name is Grace and she is 14.  Some of her brothers are already members.  So we were pretty greatfull for that blessing!
Here is something else that happened this week that is a bit on the sad side.   We were teaching this family, just the parent,  a bit more about the Book of Mormon and focusing on baptism.  The wife said that she had read and prayed about the Book of Mormon but that she didnt understand anything that she read.  She then said that she got the answer that it wasnt true and that we should only have the Bible and nothing else.  She said she prayed with real intent but then at the end of the lesson she said the prayer and the way she prayed was really really not sincere.  It was just full of fancy phrases, and stuff that you could just tell wasnt from the heart.  Just stuff to try and impress someone with your words.  And it was about 10 minutes long.  So we knew that she really didnt pray about the Book of Mormon with real intent.  She just doubted the whole time that it was true and didnt want it to be true.  That is why she didnt understand it and really didnt get any answer from God.  So we arent going to go back there.  Hopefully some day she will decide to try again with real desires.  And that's that.
Yep i have written in my journal every day so far!  That's super awesome about the Temple!  From here it's about an 8 hour bus ride and about $40 to get to the nearest temple.   

The view from my house, my new favorite dog (it's super ugly but also somehow cute), my district. 

Elder Eastman

Hey dad! 
Im super good!   
My spanish is pretty good.  I have alot more to learn but it is definitely improving.  I like having a latino companion.  It's alot easier to learn new things with one.  I have realized recently that now it is easier to memorize new words.  I remember what words mean easier when i hear them and then after i hear them a couple times it becomes a word that i can remember and use on my own. Understanding spansih is alot easier than speaking it. So that is why it is like that.  
I love you too!
Elder Eastman

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