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, July 20, 2015

Johanna's and Tarquino's Baptisms

Hi Dad!  
I'm doing really good.  The weather here is really good too.  It doesnt rain a whole lot and most of the time it's nice and sunny.  I've been here for a month and a week.  We have changes this Sunday.  There's pretty much a 100% chance that I'm going to stay here.  
That's a really cool idea about happiness and success.  I really like it.  I think that's definitely true that success comes because of happiness.  And that can be applied very well to missionary work.  It sometimes is alot easier to look at all the negative things, but it's definitely better to focus on the positive things.  That's probably something that I could apply more in my life as a missionary.  
I love you too!
Elder Eastman

How many wards are now in your stake?  My mission president just asked me that.  Last week i told him that your ward split so that's why he is asking me that.  
(His mission president is also from South Jordan. Nine wards is the answer.)

Hi Mom! 
Yay it's my birthday on Saturday!  Luckly I got the package and your letter.  I'll open it on Saturday.  The Familia Pasmiño (if you remember them from Manantial) also sent me a little gift too.  I already opened that one.  It was a cool and colorful shoulder bag that says Ecuador on it.  So that was really nice of them.  
Well that's super cool that you got called as the Relief Society President!  I'm sure you'll do wonderfully with that calling.  Just remember 1 Nephi 3:7.  God doesnt command us to do anything that we arent capable of doing and without help from heaven. 
Wow that's pretty crazy that Ryan Ball had to go to the Philippines.  That would be tough with knowing absolutley nothing of Tagalog.  It would be a really cool experience though.  
Well this week Tarquino and Johanna got baptised.  Elder Aguirre got to baptise Tarquino and Johanna got baptised by her dad.  It was a really good experience too.  They both shared great testimonies at the end.  Then on Sunday I got the wonderful opportunity to confirm Tarquino.  That was something I had never done before.  So I was a bit nervous before, but it all went well.  That was also a really cool and spiritual experience.  I'll send you the pictures from the baptisms.  
Well that's just about it for this week!  I love you all and hope you have a great week!

Elder Eastman

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