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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, October 31, 2016

Feliz Halloween de Milagro


I hope you all had a great week this past week! my week was great, learning a new sector in Milagro, with my new companion Hermana Dominguez and meeting all of the new families here. i already really like this sector! while im still learning it and at times im completely lost (ok almost all the time!) im so excited for the things that are happening here! I love my new companion and all the great things she is teaching me! 

This past week we had some great ups and downs and funny experiences too! :) on tuesday we walked a lot! no one seemed to be home, but we were able to contact a bunch of people and have potential new investigatores.

On thursday we went to i think what is maybe one of my favorite areas in the sector, and we visited a lot of families! lots of members, conversos, and investigatores. in this part of the sector the families are a little more humble, but are so sweet. i enjoyed meeting the ward and the people we are teaching here this past week.

i have also enjoyed learning more about my responsibilities as an hermana leader. as an hermana leader we help the other hermanas in our zone with their goals and the things they are doing as missionaries. we encourage, train, and help them with what they need. we work a lot with the zone leaders and district leaders in the zone as well to see how we can better serve the zone and better llevar a cabo la obra misional. 

And friday we went to Guayaquil for a rehearsal for the Christmas program that is going to be in december. a stake in guayquail arranged for part of the mission to participate in a presentation in Parque Samanes (the biggest park in south america) of music and acting! and im part of it! i get to sing Ave Maria as part of the program!! im super excited, and it will be a great way to share the Gospel with others and meet lots of people! :)

This week we have seemed to talk and to have learned a lot about the Atonement and repentace this past week. it has been a part of our studies and lessons all this past week. as i have studied more about these subjects, i have learned about the great importance of the Atonment and the great blessing of repentance. after the Fall of Adam, all of us are imperfect people forever, so we are in need of soemthing that can change that. the only thing is the Atonment that is infinte and eternal. the only thing that will allow us to enter into the presence of God. How i am so grateful for this gift in my life and the opportunity i have to share this with others here! :)

have a great week!! love you all!

con amor,

Hermana Warburton

today as a zone we carved PIÑAS (pinapples) instead of pumpkins. because milagro is the city of the pinapples! it was super fun! me with hna dominguez and our piñas 

me hna dominguez and the other hermana warburton! :)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cambios y Capacitaciones

Buenas tardes familia y amigos!

Today i was transferred to a new area and new ward. i am now in Milagro in ward, Bella Vista. im with hermana dominguez (from the usa) and have been given the assignment as a sister leader. im excited to be in this new area with this new assignment to help other sisters in the mission!

my last week in barrio primavera was great!
Marian should be baptized this next saturday, and although i wont be there for her baptism, i am sooooo happy she will be baptized! she is ready! she has a testimony, and loves the Gospel and the things she is learning. She accepts the commandments, and loves the idea of an eternal family. she will be a great member of the Church and im so excited for her!! :)

on tuesday we had a training for new leaders. we got to go to guayaquil and receive training from President. it was awesome! he talked a lot about charity, and how a true leader is a leader who has charity. we can have patience, humility, and service, but when we have charity, we can develop all of those atributes and more! how neat! thats the kind of leader i hope to be! its amazing how Jesucristo is the perfect example in everything, especially in the way He lead. He was and is a great leader and when we learn of Him, we can each find new ways to improve and be better leaders and people.

On wednesday we had verification of 12 weeks with hermana castillo! she did a great job! it was great to once again have another training with President! it always helps me to want to work harder and better!

This week as we shared about the Plan of Salvation with many families. it is such a great plan, that helps everyone understand why they are here, and what they need to do while here on earth. This week we were sharing the Plan of Salvation with a member and her boyfriend who is not a member. as she read in Jeremías 1:5 about the premortal life, she felt the Spirit. i was reminded that God knows each of us individually, and He knew us even before we were born there on this earth. He loves and can help us in every aspect of our lives. I am so grateful for the time i spent in barrio primavera. i learned soooo much with every companion that i was there with. ive had ups and downs in that sector, but i have truly seen miracles there as well. i have learned that this is the Lord's work. We need to do it in His way. He loves each one of us. its amazing how this Gospel is for everyone, and everyone needs this happiness in their lives. i know that this Church is true. i know that thanks to the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can find happiness in this life and in the life to come! :) 

have a great week!! :)
les amo!

con amor,
Hermana Warburton

me with my comp!

me with marian (in sunglasses) that will be baptized saturday

the 4 hermanas in barrio primavera con obispo ramirez

Monday, October 17, 2016

Las Familias Puedan Ser Eternas

Hola! :) Cómo están todos?? Another great week here in Ecuador... this week seemed to fly by!! Wow! its great to be a missionary serving here in ecuador in my sector. 

this week we were able to finally teach Marian.. shes the sister of Carlos that is from Venezuela but then moved to Quito. well she has come to church many times, and was receiving the lessons in another ward where she was living in guayaquil... but now she is living in our ward again, so we can teach her... and wow. she is awesome!! :) she wants to be baptized! she told us she wanted to talk to us to see what she needed to do so that she could prepare to be baptized! :) wow. you almost never hear that! :) anyway she is super sweet, and reading her Book of Mormon, and she said that she really loves the Plan of Salvation, and that families can be together forever. she said thats what really made her want to get baptized.

This saturday we had a zone activity and we went to duran and contacted families that were outside their houses with a cute poster that said "Somos una Familia...." (We are a family....) and then they would put sayings there about their family, like united, cool, pilas... things like that and we would take a family photo. well it was a fun way to contact and talk to people, and most people that we got to talk to enjoyed the activity and us taking their pitures. we even got to sing families can be together forever, and the people loved it! :) im so grateful for my family! im grateful for temples and that hoy en día las familias pueden ser eternas!

Im so grateful for the way that the Gospel blesses families. i have seen the way that it can change families that were destroyed and heartbroken to families that are happy and in peace. its amazing how this message can change so many lives. it can bring so much joy and happiness into our lives. When we put Jesucristo first, everything else just seems to fall into place. i have seen that happen so many times in my life. I know the great Plan of Happiness is for each of us, and is a great blessings to the families! :)

have a great week!! :) love you!

con amor,
Hermana Warburton

Monday, October 10, 2016

La Expiación y La Restauración

Buenas tardes! :)

This week we stared off with a great noche de hogar with a family and their cousins that are not members. it was great, and it actually reminded me a lot of the family home evenings i used to do at my house. it was a great way to meet new potential investiagores! 

We also were able to see sooooo many miracles this week. i feel so blessed and grateful to have truly seen the Hand of God in this work this week. this week we passed by a house that we usually pass by and the family isnt there. the wife is not a member but the husband is, but we have never had the chance to visit the wife. but this week... we finally visited and met the wife, named Carolina, and she is soooo great!! :) she was so friendly and so willing to listen to our message. when we taught her about the Restoration and Jose Smith, she said she felt in that moment like she wanted to cry... she was feeling the Spirit! it was incredible! i was reminded of the GREAT importance it is to testify and teach about Jose Smith. As we were reminded of at conference with one of the talks, about the great imporant role that he played to restore the Church to the earth again. As Carolina heard that she felt the Spirit and realized that she was like Jose Smith in a lot of ways, and wants to know the truth, and can find the truth through prayer to our Heavenly Father.

On friday we visited a rescate, and found that she needed a lot of help in her house. as a mom, she has lots of things to do, and her husband is sick... so we had the opportunity to prestar servicio, and help her clean her kitchen. that was so great, and i was reminded of the great work that mothers do each day. they do so much, and are always so willing and ready to help. Thanks mom for all you do! :)

On saturday we had an intercambio with the hermana lideres and i stayed in my sector with hermana osei bahma (from utah). we had a good time together, and i was able to learn a lot about contacting people, the importance of sharing personal stories, and sharing your talents. we had a fun time singing to the people we met on the street! one time we even had a little bit of a crowd watching us as we sang! :) i love singing, and i was yet again reminded of the great importance of music, and how music can invite the Spirit! :)

this week was a good week! :) i am so grateful that i can be a missionary here in ecuador! i love it here! i love the people and i love sharing the Gospel. and i especially love seeing how the Atonement can change lives. it changes people and families. it changes attitudes and it helps us have hope. wow. it was incredible to see that this past week with a family. how the Atonement can unite families, and let us be happy! :) I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. He loves us. He can heal us physically and spiritually. The miracles that He performed when He was here on earth were amazing, and we can still see miracles now, according to our faith! :) i know miracles exist! 

have a great week! love you all! 
con amor,
Hermana Warburton

She also forwarded this to us (Translation is after):

From: Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission <>
Date: 2016-10-04 15:43 GMT-05:00
Subject: Fecha de relevo

Querido(a) Élder o Hermana,

                Estamos haciendo unos planes para este año y queremos confirmar la fecha en la cual usted terminará su misión y regresará a casa. Actualmente, su fecha de relevo está programada para el 28 de febrero, 2017.

                Si es que hay alguna circunstancia que requiere que usted termine la misión antes de la fecha indicada, por favor infórmenos.

                 Si es que tiene deseos de extender su misión por seis semanas, por favor infórmenos y pida el permiso del Presidente Riggins en su carta semanal.

                Si la fecha que le hemos indicado está bien, por favor indíquenos.  Cualquier pregunta o duda, estamos a las órdenes. Éxitos!


 Elder Oyler

Misión Ecuador Guayaquil Norte

Secretario del  Presidente Riggins

Dear (a) Elder or Sister,

                 We are making some plans for this year and we want to confirm the date in which you finish your mission and return home. Currently, relay date is scheduled for February 28, 2017.

                  If there is any circumstance that requires you to complete the mission before the due date, please inform us.

                  If he has no desire to extend its mission for six weeks, please inform us and ask for the permission of the President Riggins in his weekly letter.

                  If the date we have told you is wrong, please tell us. Any questions or concerns, we are the orders. Success!

 Thank you,

 Elder Oyler

Monday, October 3, 2016

Conferencia General y Torta

Hola! Buenas tardes! :)

This week we had a good week! a different week, but a good week! i'm grateful for the Hand of God in this week and His watchful care for us this week. This week we enjoyed sharing and inviting everyone to General Conference. This week i also had some extra time to study as my companion was not feeling very well this week. but i was able to learn a lot, and we were still able to work a lot this week. we were able to visit and teach a few menos activos, rescates, conversos, and investigadores. i loved teaching them all about the importance of a living profeta and about the great importance of Conference. 

yesterday we were able to have a great lesson with an investigator about eternal marriage. the dad is not a member, but the rest of his family is, and we are working with this family, so that they can have an eternal family. we shared a video, and shared our testimonies, and i was grateful to share my testimony about my own family and about my own parents and their example! as we ended the lesson, it was great to talk about baptism and how that is the first step to gain an eternal family! :)

on another note... this week i made a cake in a pot on the stove (because we don't have an oven) for my birthday and for my 13 month mark! :) and it turned out great!! i'm going to have to make cakes on the stove more often!! :) haha! 

This week we were able to watch General Conference, my last General Conference in the mission!! wow!! :) how fast time flies! that was the highlight of the week, to watch and listen to the prophets and apostoles and leaders of God speak to all of us. there words were inspiring, and i found such peace and joy in there words. and also the music that was sung! wow how beautiful!! :) i know that this Church is true and that the prophets and apostoles really are leaders chosen of God to guide and direct our Church. As i listened i felt the Spirit, and i especially loved learning more about the Atonement. This past week, i was studying about the Atonement, and the great sacrifice that Jesucristo made for us. it is amazing how much He loves us. i am grateful for this great sacrifice and for the opportunity for each one of us to be better each day.

love you all!! have a great week!
con amor,
Hermana Warburton
pics of the cake i made on the stove and my comp decorating it... because she actually decorates cake for her profession!!