Monday, November 30, 2015

Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner!

Date: November 30, 2015
Week: 75 Cangahua, Ecuador
Companion: Elder Sejas/ Cochabomba, Bolivia
Colton's Address:
Quito Ecuador North Mission
Francisco Robles E-4 151 Av Amazonas
Edificio Iglesia de Jesucristo
Quito Ecuador
Familia Cangahua
Cangahua, Ecuador November 2015

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was about the same as it always is in good ol' Ecuador. One good thing about having Hermanas in the zone is that they always do the little things to make things right, like make Thanksgiving dinner! The hermanas ended up making the turkey and mashed potatoes, and there was even gravy.

Of course I made my Texas thanksgiving jokes. Such as "Let us say grace" or "What's turkey without BBQ sauce?" I really feel like they all hate Texas now that they know me. But all in all, there was plenty of turkey (which cost $40) and I was definitely full by the end of it all. (And no, none of my turkey was given to Elder Sejas.)
Thanksgiving lunch!
Cangahua, Ecuador November 2015

Elder Bustillo had his wisdom teeth pulled!
Cangahua, Ecuador November 2015
Elder Sejas and I have an investigator progressing and we are pretty excited about it! His name is Darwin Puco and he is 23 years old. I have to tell ya, I was honestly thinking about leaving him because he wasn´t keeping his commitments, and it just looked like a dead end. As Elder Sejas and I were praying about our goals for the month of the December, we felt that Darwin would and could progress to be baptized during the upcoming month. We called him and made an appointment. We visited him and he started off by apoligizing to us for not completing his commitments. We helped him realized that he did not need to apoligize to us but to the Lord. We then jumped into repentence and the Spirit was guiding us like crazy. Elder Sejas has really improved on asking questions. He really does ask divine questions. Darwin was able to accept a date for the 19th of December to be baptized. He showed up to church early on Sunday. We are excited to see the journey of Darwin progress in the gospel.

There weren't any like crazy missionary experiences this week besides the God given strength that we recieved after eating that tryptophan filled turkey (special chemical found in turkey that makes you sleepy.)
Me with the sprite
Cangahua, Ecuador November 2015

Being a goof
Cangahua, Ecuador November 2015
Well I don't want to get all nostalgic or sentimental but today marks 6 months left for me in the mission. At the very beginning of my mission, I remember watching the Preach My Gospel videos and one missionary saying that the last 6 months of a mission are really a missionary's time to give it his all. I really hope I can make these last 6 months count. I know that they will be worthwhile. Every second is so precious. Well I love you all!
Elder Kimball
Elder Carr (Washington) and I
Cangahua, Ecuador November 2015
When the zone buys beer cups for the cola.
Cangahua, Ecuador November 2015

Bailey- Nice wisdom teeth picture
Clay- That gun shooting video really makes you look all grown up. I can't believe it man!
Lexi- Hope you loved grandma's house and playing with cousins.
Leah- I wrote you this week but no response.
Bella- You get more and more pretty everyday!
Collins- You talking yet? Crazy if you talked by the time I got home.
Capri- Well you're a baby and you won't be reading this anyways.
Mom- I love you dearly! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, even if you didn't cook it.
Dad- Love you too and hope all is well at work!
Elder Kimball

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