Editorial note: double post to start off the new year.
Tanner sent e-mails as scheduled in December, I just didn't get them posted.
This will be a short message because we don’t have much time today. We will be visiting Guayaquil today and tomorrow and returning Wednesday in the afternoon. So yeah... here it is...
This week we had our little Christmas Show and we did a lot of practicing for that. We had chorus practices in the morning, then we went home to study, then we went back later because Elder Ulloque played the piano and he had to practice for that, so we didn't get much work done. The program turned out pretty cool. We were told to be there at 5... so we got there at 5, and there was literally no one there. Slowly missionaries started trickling in, but the chorus director didn't get there until just before 7. He had the piano and the music so we couldn’t even practice till he got there. The event was supposed to start at 7, but we were working on South American Mormon time, so there were like 10 people there then. No one really showed up until 7:45-ish. We sang our songs then we got to stay for a little bit to watch. Really all people did was dance, but it was fun.
This week we found a promising new investigator. It’s interesting because we found out that one of her kids was baptized 2 years ago. She wasn’t at his baptism, and he only attended church 3 or 4 times, and then was never visited again. So now we’re working with the family and we will see how it goes. This week 2 of the kids came to church without their mom... we were hoping to see her there as well, but hopefully next week. Okay I think that’s about it.
At the baptism of the other Elders.
Got to carry on the tradition of hamburgers after baptisms!
This is during the Christmas Show. President Riggins and his wife came, which was pretty awesome!
Shout out to my Canadians! We did these flags for all the missionaries in the show. Pretty cool.