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, February 15, 2016

A Pastor Should Never Get Lost

Hey dad.  I'm doing really good.  Carnaval didnt last very long here.  It was pretty much for just those two days that we had to stay in our house.  But after that nothing was really going on.  Last year in Quito it was alot worse.  
Wow that's really crazy how fast the ward is growing.  It doesnt grow nearly as fast here.  That's probably just because this is Ecuador and you guys are in Utah.  
Today was just a normal P-day.  We washed our clothes, cleaned a bit of the house and now our p-day is almost over.  Time has been going by so fast.  This transfer is already over next week.  
Keep going strong in the calling the Lord has given you!  Christ-like love is a pretty tough thing to develop, but we can do it if we ask for His help.
I love you too!
Elder Eastman

Hey mom.  I'm doing great today.  The conference we had with Elder Holland was fantastic.  The bus ride to Quito was pretty normal and long.  We had the conference in a stake center in the downtown part of Quito.  It was just our mission that was there.  We stayed over night in the house of the asistants.  It was first really cool to be able to see all the missionaries in the mission including my old companions that are still here and other missionary friends that I've made in other places I've been.  Elder Holland talked about why were are here doing what we are doing.  He said that this work is more important than anything else in the universe.  He also talked about the importance of the Book of Mormon in the conversion of investigators and new members.  Then he talked about us missionaries staying active in the Church after the mission and always progressing forward for the rest of our lives.  He said that every once in a while a sheep will be lost, but that a pastor should never ever get lost.  It really was incredible to listen to Elder Holland.  We all got to shake his hand too.  He even decided to get down from the pulpit and walk around us while he was talking.  So I got super close to him.  The Spirit was really strong and I learned so much.  
Yep I got the package.  Thanks a bunch for the journal and socks and candy!
Marcos is still progressing well.  He came to church again on Sunday.  He always asks alot of questions.  I can tell that he wants to learn and understand.  We recently taught him the Word of Wisdom.  He has an adiccion to coffee but is willing to stop.  I really like teaching him becuase it's like having a conversation and teaching at the same time.  He asks good questions and makes good comments.  And at the end he understands things better.  
We are still teaching Carlos Panchana.  It's planned that he'll be getting baptised this saturday.
We are teaching a few other people but there arent very many of them who are progressing right now.  
Well that's it for now.  Time is about all up for this p-day.  I love you mom and others!

Elder Eastman

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