Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Miracles Promised, Miracles Lived

Date: February 29, 2016
Week: 87 Cangahua, Ecuador
Companion: Elder Moreira/ Quevedo Ecuador
Colton's Address:
Quito Ecuador North Mission
Francisco Robles E-4 151 Av Amazonas
Edificio Iglesia de Jesucristo
Quito Ecuador
Just the Gang. Carla and Carlos are being baptized on March 5th!!!!
Cangahua, Ecuador February 2016

Hola Mis Queridos Amigos!
How are y'all? Happy Leap Year to everyone. Of course my mission is the two years with an extra day in it, but it's chill. Just another day given in the best two years.

Speaking of best two years, this week will probably be a week to remember. Elder Moreira and I are entering into week 12 of his first 12 weeks! His is not too stoked about the chance that one of us gets transfered out (pero así es la misión).

We worked really hard with Carla (daughter) and Carlos(father) of the Yepez familia. They were both able to have their interviews last Saturday and they passed! WaHoo! Carlota (mother) was too happy. There was alot of opposition that we faced last week but with the help of the Lord we were able to overcome it all. They are still without work but I am sure that as soon as they are baptized things will start opening up. William (the son and our Ward Mission Leader) will baptize his dad which is something absolutely amazing.
May and I playing around
Cangahua, Ecuador February 2016
Who says I don't still tease children?
Cangahua, Ecuador February 2016
We have also been working for Anthony Lazos for the fifth of March. He came to church with his Grandma two weeks ago and we asked to visit him. When we came for our second visit he had already received his answer that the Book of Mormon is true. He passed his interview and wants to serve a mission! What joy! He is 17 and plans to leave next March! He will be a great missionary, I just know it! I'll will have the privledge of baptizing Anthony and Elder Moreira will be baptizing Carla. President promised miracles in March for the faith we show in February and Elder Moreira and I are already seeing more miracles than we can count. William, Elder Moreira and I dressed in white preparing to baptize Carlos, Carla and Anthony! Too much happiness!
Me playing around with our 1st counselor
Cangahua, Ecuador February 2016

Making Pizza!
Cangahua, Ecuador February 2016

This week the hand of the Lord was definitely seen! The Familia Yepez has been out of work for a couple of weeks now so food has defintely run low. After a very hard week, William finally was able to get a car to go out an sell his shoes and to be a taxi. Saturday night, we told Carla and Carlos that we would pass by Sunday morning to help them be ready for church. Well we passed by and just Hna. Carlota was there. William's car broke down and Carlos had left at 4 am to go looking for them, and Carla had stayed over at a friends house.

Well we hurried and thought of a plan. We called William and he was at the bus terminal waiting for a tow with his dad. We told him that we urgently needed his dad to be at church so that he would be able to be baptized this Saturday. So Hno. Carlos quickly got on the next bus and was able to attend church. Carla showed up and changed quickly and we went to church. William didn't show up at church so we were a little worried. William was a little down the rest of the day with not everything going so well in his life. The only bright spot was his sister and father being baptized but alot had gone wrong before that. We decided to have a family home evening. After much reflection in their woes, the familia Yepez was at the breaking point when a group of members showed up congratulating Carlos and Carla on their decision. After the group had born their testimonies they left. With their spirits lifted, they then wondered what they would eat for dinner. Well the group of members came back and with a weeks worth of food. Wow! It was almost like Christmas! Just once again this family seeing the blessings of the Lord.

So this week will be one to remember! I hope everyone has a safe week!
Much Love,
Elder Kimball

Bailey- Thanks for the insta shoutout. Just keep reminding the peeps I exist.
Clay- Tried to write you bro. Miss you man. Listened to Quentin L. Cooks talk on Snoopy and I remembered that that was the first talk you ever heard in Priesthood Sesh. Can't believe you'll be 14 ya mismo!
Lexi-Hows life sweetie? Miss getting updates on you.
Leah- You miss me yet? Knowing you, probably not.
Bella- You being good for G&G!
Collins- How's not having mom and dad there? Different no?
Capri- You are still a baby! Hope you still are one when I get back!
Mom- Love you! How was the trip? Any penguin sightings?
Dad! Love you buddy! Can't wait to visit this place with ya!
Y'alls brother and son,
Elder Kimball
Elder Perry thinks he can make pizza
Cangahua, Ecuador February 2016

Playing around as we try on the baptismal clothes getting ready for Saturday
Cangahua, Ecuador February 2016

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