My week was really good! I am finding joy in my service. I know that the missionary work that I am doing here is more that just sharing a few lessons. I know that the Gospel can lift the down-trodden and depressed. It brings hope into our lives in times of trial, and it helps us to fully comprehend the love that the Lord has for us. I know that He loves us, and He wants to give us His greatest blessings.
Even with all of the meetings and the craziness of December, we were able to teach a family this week, the B. Family. The dad is 24 and less-active. The mom is 21 and investigating the church. They have a daughter that is 11 months old, and are currently not married. When we first started visiting them a few weeks ago, they wern´t getting along very well. We began to invite them to start doing the daily little things that allow us to have the Spirit in our home. Now, they pray together every morning and night, and are reading the Book of Mormon as a couple. There is a huge change in their home, and I testify that "by small and simple things great things are brought to pass."
Life here in Quito is going great! This week we had a ton of meetings, so we were running around like crazy. On Tuesday we helped with a Christmas lunch (I love the food :) and on Thursday we got to help with a Christmas dinner (it ended at about 11:30pm). During the White Elephant exchanges, I came away with a sweet hat and a new tie. It was a pretty solid week :). On Friday, we had the Verification of the new missionaries and trainers, which meant we got wake up at about 5:30 to prepare the breakfast and all that fun stuff. I was exhausted. But, I love being able to serve the missionaries, and I hope that what I am doing is helping them to work more effectively.