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Sister Megan Warburton
Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission
Casilla de Correo 09-04-566

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Sister Megan Warburton
Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission
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Hermana Megan Warburton
Mision Ecuador Guayaquil Norte
Casilla de Correo 09-04-160
Guayaquil, Guaras


Monday, July 25, 2016

Noche de Familia y Servicio

Feliz día! :) Espero que todos estén bien in la casa y estén disfrutando las vacaciones :)  (Happy day! :) I hope everyone is well in the home and are enjoying the holiday)

Bueno... another good week here in ecuador! on monday we were able to have a neat noche de hogar with conversos recientes about family history and the importance of helping our ancestors. 

On Wednesday we had a service project and helped a family that lives in duran with their house that recently burnt down. we arrived and their WHOLE house had burnt down. it was crazy!! the cute family was so sad, but happy to recieve some help. we helped them clean out the garbage that was left, and help them level out the ground where the house had fallen. wow. i was reminded of how fast our wordly materials can be destroyed. that is why we are always told in the scriptures and by the profetas to gain spiritual treasures- testimonies, and spiritual experiences, because these are the things that we can take wiht us ! :)

also we met with the familia nuñez.... they are so awesome!! they are always giving us food to eat and are so sweet to us!! this family has had to experience A LOT! when i hear their story i always marvel at their dilligence, faith, and strenghth. they have trusted in God, especially when they feel like there is nothing to hold onto. what a great family!! :)

As always we are always looking for ways to find new people to teach! so one night this past week we passed for an investigators house to see if we could teach them. they couldnt in that moment, so we asked them if they knew anyone that need the Gospel in their lives. the investigator said we could try their neighbors in front of the house. hermana alvarez and i looked at the house in front of us and were thinking... "should we contact her right now or wait...?" the natutral man inside of us didnt want to contact the house. but we knew we should contact them. not knowing what we were going to say, we rang the doorbell and when the woman answered the door we said "hola! como esta?" and she said "come on in!!" we were shocked!! we thought we would get rejected as usual... but she invited us right in and we had a nice lesson with her!! she was very nice and invited us back! :) i couldnt believe it. then i rememered. this is the work of Jesus Christ! if He wants us to visit someone, then we will visit them!! There is nothing that i should fear, because with Him, all things are possible.

yesterday we had a fireside that us missionaries put on for the ward entitled "A Night of Families." we had a couple of speakers talk about the importance of the family and a few musical numbers about the family! and it turned out well! we are hoping to do more of these to find new investigatores and help the ward be more involved with missionary work! :) and believe it or not...  i played the piano for all of the musical numbers!! :) ahh!!

this week we did some new excercises, and the next day i could barely walk!! my compañeras had a good time laughing at me!! haha!! 
today is a holiday in Guayaquil:) and so today we went to a Historical Park and got to see a few of the cool animals and plants that are here!! :) super fun! :)

I am so grateful for this Gospel and for families. i know that families are a central part to this plan. they are here to help us, guide us, and teach us. i am grateful for my family and the great examples they are to me. I know that when Christ is center in a home, everything will be more happy and more peaceful in the home. things seem to work out when He is central en todo! :)

tengan una buena semana!! les amo mucho!! 

con amor,
Hermana Warburton

Monday, July 18, 2016

La Expiacón y Lecciones

Buenas tardes!! Bueno....
This week was another great week here in ecuador!! :) Teaching and sharing the Gospel! - which i love to do! 

We visited the familia nunez this week.. they are awesome!! what a great family! their sobrino left on his mission this week, and so they were a little sad, but also really happy for him. they are such a great family and i know they are working so hard to stay active and go to church to make him proud. they came to church again this week, and as always thats always one of the highlights of my week! :) this family is so kind and so strong. they have been through a lot, and i admire their strength and dilligence! ... and they are always so sweet and give us delicious food!! :)

Also we had a couple of good lessons with carolina this week, helping her get ready for her bautismo. :) we are so excited, but her family is more excited!! theyve been waiting for this day for a while!! i know her going to church, going to seminary, and reading and praying have helped A LOT with her conversion. doing the small little things are really the things that strenghten our faith. because faith does not increase by accident, but by choice!! :)

This week we had interviews with President and his wife as well! Its always great to talk with President and listen to his council and advice. 

I dont know whats happening here with the weather in ecuador, but its actually been a little bit cooler this past week!! i couldnt believe it!! at night ive actually said "wow... tan fresco!!".. i dont know if its the climate, or maybe im just adapting to the heat! :) hahaha but whatever it is... its super great!

Well thats about it for this week!! another week in ecuador with this great people! wow. i love being here, and i am so grateful for the people i get to teach. each day is different, and i know there is always a miracle if we really look for it. Its amazing how this Gospel is for everyone and can help everyone with thier own personal problems and needs. Jesus Christ is able to heal us phyiscally, but also spiritually. He really is our Savior, and we can only be come sanctified through Him. I am so grateful for the Atonement and for this great act of love. 

Tengan una buena semana!! Les amo mucho! :)

con amor,
Hermana Warburton

me and my companion... haha im kinda cut out of the picture... but haha shes so funny! i just love her!! 

the beautiful sunset!! :)

Monday, July 11, 2016

El Libro de Mormon y Conversión

Hola familia y amigos!! Buenas tardes :)

this week we had another great week in barrio primavera. i do love this ward and the people we find here. its amazing how the Gospel can bless peoples lives, and how so many people really are trying to follow Christ.

this week we set a baptismal date for one of our investigatores, Carolina. she is the only member of her family that is not baptized, and we have been working with her for a while. but this week i think she finally realized the importance of getting baptized and how it will help her in her life!! :) woohoo!! and she put the date herself, and so i think this will help her be motivated and feel prepared to be baptized. 

We have also had a LOT of people ask a LOT of questions about the Book of Mormon this week. i have learned that it is sooo important for someone to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon. and not just be convinced. but be converted. to really know it is true throught the Holy Ghost. its the only way that someone really can be converted if they get an answer through the Holy Ghost. the people we were teaching wanted the logical side to the Book of Mormon, all the exact facts... but sometimes we have to rely on faith and dont have all the answers.

Also this week we contacted a few new investigatores. we have been using the document "The Family, A Proclamation to the World", and wow. its such a great document! when the people read this, they are always so happy to hear that this Church focuses on the family and that the family is so important. they also love to hear how they can have more unity in a Christ-centered home. :) I am so grateful for profets that show us how we need to live, and how we can have more happiness. i know that the words they speak are truly from God, "Porque no hará nada Jehova, sin que revele sus secretos a sus siervos los profetas."

And as always.. the adventures of me and my companion have continued this week.... as we enjoy pancakes at night after planning and the funny experiences that always happen!

This week the other hermanas in the ward had an investigator family come to church with them, and one of the sons of the family is deaf, and so he talks in sign language, and my comp can talk in sign language too! so it was neat to watch her communicate with him through sign language! i also received my name in sign language... that has to do with my hair! (haha of course!)

This weeek i realized the importance of having charity and Christ-like love for others. When we have charity, we really can develop the other attributes of Christ as well. When we have charity, we serve, are more dilligent, are obediente, more patient, and have more faith and hope. Charity is so important in missionary work, and i have learned so much more about this atribue of Christ as i have been here on my misison. i am so grateful to be here!! there is always something new i can learn each day, and its amazing to see how God works each day. :) sé que la Iglesia es verdadera y que Jesucristo nos ama. :)

con amor,
Hermana Warburton

Monday, July 4, 2016

Ayuno y El Plan Perfecto

Buenas tardes!! Feliz 4 de Julio!! :)

Hola familia y amigos!! :) we had another great week here in ecuador, full of miracles. I love the people here in this area and i feel so grateful to be able to be here and watch people change their lives and apply the Atonement of Christ in their lives.

My highlight of the week was with the Familia Nuñez. Oh how i just love this family!!! :) they are like my family here in ecuador! they have been less active for a while, but these last few weeks that we have been visiting them, they have been making big changes in their lives and going to church!! i have watched them as they have grown in their testimonies, and have grown more unified as a family. Yesterday for the first time the mom of the family finally came to church. my companion and i almost cried we were so happy!! :) they also did their first fast together with us yesterday, and i am so proud of them!! They are the sweetest family, and i cant believe how much they have changed. that is what i love so much about my mission- watching people change as they accept Jesucristo in their lives. wow. its amazing! :) there is almost no happiness that compares to seeing these people change their lives for the better! :)

This week we also met with the familia mendoza a few times this week-- our family of investigatores. they are awesome as well! they came to church yesterday for the first time and everybody was so welcoming to them. they are a family of 4 and we are reading the Book of Mormon. they have a Christian background, and are very accepting to learn more. ... and they always give us food!! haha! :) 

This week we also had an intercambio with the hermana lideres.. and so we were in a trio all day friday with one of the hermana lideres. it was different to teach with 3 sisters, but we were able to learn some things, and see how we can improve as missionaries.

as usual my companion and i are always laughing at something!! :) she is the greatest and we have  a good time teaching together and learning from one another. there is always something funny that happens to us during the day. from me hitting my head really hard on the roof of a taxi, to another thing.... we are enjoying our time here!

What a great blessing we have in our lives to be members of the Church and know of the great happiness that we can find as we follow Christ. I know that God has a plan. His plans are perfect!! every day i am more and more amazed at how His plan always works. its amazing to me to understand more each day about how each thing in our life has a purpose and there is something that we can learn. 

well! have a great week!! :) and HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! :)

con amor,
Hermana Warburton

the familia nunez made us cake!! :) and we are in blue and white for 4th of july! :)