Spencer is from Canton, Michigan and is called to serve in the Ecuador Quito North Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from July 2014 - July 2016.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Week #46 - Calderón, Ecuador - June 15, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

My week was pretty similar to last week.

Although we recently started teaching a family that is an amazing family! They seriously had so much potential until we went to their house a few days ago and the wife told us that her husband doesn't want us to come over anymore. And basically, the same thing happened with another family we have been visiting for several weeks. It's been discouraging. Also, one of our recent converts recently went to Colombia to live with her sister in law because she was having a lot of issues with her daughters. We are teaching one of her daughters named Maribel. She has a testimony and believes what we teach her, so we invited her to get baptized. We have actually been inviting her for a long time! She always accepts the offer to be baptized but hasn't been attending church, and without attending church, she can't be baptized. We also have other investigators who have a baptismal date but don't attend church. It's been difficult not to progress with our investigators. We know they have their free agency, but it's sad as missionaries to watch it happen because all we want to do is help them. So my companion and I have been talking and we both agree that we need to find new investigators. It's unfortunate that the people we have now are just not going anywhere and lacking desires to progress and get baptized.

Although on the bright side, today for our P-day we went to the Sun temple near the "Middle of the World" with la familia Guerrero. Brother Guerrero is the mission leader and it was also his daughter's birthday. We sang happy birthday over and over all day to her. It was funny because she got so embarrassed every time, which made us want to keep doing it! Haha! :p

Thank you for everything you guys do for me! I'm so grateful for your emails, letters and packages (thanks Brown family!) and your support! Have a wonderful week everyone! I know you are finally into summer vacation! Enjoy!! :p

Elder Dyal

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