Monday, March 31, 2014

Cambios de Emergenica!!! cray cray

Wow that is awesome! Thanks for sharing that testimony mom! Sounds like you guys are all doing really well, which is awesome.

We just had emergency transfers yesterday, and I am now in Quito! In the middle of the city and it feels sooo weird to be here, from having just come from pure country and hills and now we are in crowded streets filled with cars and buildings and latinos. It feels like a different mission honestly to be here. And I was a little sad to be leaving my first area of the mission and all the awesome ward members there, and our converts, and we had an awesome zone there as well, and everything was just so familiar and normal, but I am now in my second area of the mission!!! YEAH! I feel totally out of my comfort zone and it is going to be awesome and different and exciting working here, and I just feel super grateful to be here right now! And there is Subway here!! And somewhat normal food!!! haha que bendicion.

Life is good here, and everything is going super great, although I was kinda sick this past week, I am feeling a lot better, and here in Quito the food is more trustworthy, so that is a good thing as well. My new comp is from Peru, from the coast, and has very little time left in her mission, so I know that I am going to learn a ton from her, and I am super excited for that! I did have to leave my hija in Otavalo, but I know that she is going to learn a ton from her new comp and I am super excited for her, although a little sad that I will not be able to finish training her.

Other than that, things are good here, and I am super excited for conference this weekend!!!! And Easter!!! :D Hope all is good back home, and I love you and miss you a lot! I will let you know all about how different Quito is from my past area next week. Love you! Have a great week!
Hermana Wright

Monday, March 3, 2014

Carnival!!!! Woot!

Well, this week in Ecuador and especially in Otavalo is Carnival, which is basically a holiday where everyone throws foam and water and dirt and water balloons and eggs and flour and whatever else they can find at everyone else haha. It is actually super fun. Like we will be walking along the street and out of nowhere, water balloons will drop from the the buildings above us, right in front of us haha. People have really good aim here. We have almost gotten hit multiple times from super far distances. Also, people are spraying foam litterally EVERYWHERE. They drive by in cars and busses with the windows open and spray foam at the people walking by, or people will walk around armed with water balloons ready to throw at any random person. Needless to say, me being a missionary and a gringa, I am like a double target and can't walk around Otavalo without getting sprayed multiple times with foam. Hahaha it is absolutely the greatest! But dont worry, I bought my own bottle of spray foam for defense. hahaha it is absolutely hilarious in Otavalo right now though, everyone walks around with flour and egg in their hair and on their clothes, and there is foam everywhere. I dont really understand why we dont have this holiday in the US, cause it would be EPIC. But it goes on here for 4 days and tomorrow is the worst day they are telling me. Wish me luck haha. 

Also, you know you're in Ecuador when during church little kids walk around with beetles like 2 inches big, and the moms are laughing about it, like 'Oh how cute are our kids' hahahah I pretty much love the people here. 

Oh yeah, and I got bit by a dog for the second time as a missionary, on the same leg too! Gahh I just have really bad luck with dogs I guess. And I think that Satan posses some to be honest. But I guess there is opposision in all things haha. We were on the way to pick up an absoluting amazing family for church too. They are sooo amazing! We found them contacting and the mom said, 'Oh I'm a member of the church, and I was just thinking about returning back to church when you guys knocked on the door!' How amazing is that. And we are teaching her husband and little girl, who aren't members and they are most humble type of people. Gahh it makes me so happy to be able to teach them. They have a million questions and the husband is already super excited to recieve the Priesthood after his baptism so that he can give blessings to their kids, and they can have an eternal famiily. He also is super happy that he can do baptisms for the dead for his grandmother and other family. And they have their baptismal date coming up soon, and I am soo happy for them! God really works in amazing ways and I am so happy that I can be a part of the work of salvation here in Ecuador. :)

Anyways, love you! And hope you have an amazing week! 
Love, Hermana Wright