Monday, September 30, 2013

8 Months in the Mission!!

Hola Familia,
I am glad to hear that you guys had a great time en la playa!! Congrats to Will for being ordained a teacher. I am sure it was an awesome experience. The Aaronic Priesthood really is something very amazing. When talking about the Sacrament and the importance of the Aaronic Priesthood I like to read 3 Nefi 18 1-7. This power to give the Sacrament to those that are of Christ’s church comes directly from Him. I am so grateful for the opportunity that we have to be members of Christ’s church. Yo se que esta es la Iglesia de Jesucristo y que el dirige esta iglesta y esta obra. I know that the teachers have a great opportunity to do what Christ taught them to do in preparing the Sacrament. I love the opportunity that I have to help others to attend church and to see that it is the true church. We are still looking for more people. The hardest part is finding new investigators! I know that this week will be awesome because we are going to be inviting everybody to the conferencia. We are hoping to have at least 12 investigators in that conference! I know that we can do it but we have to work super super super super hard!!! We will do it. I am so grateful for my companion. He is super awesome. I am learning a lot from him. He is super loving and humble!! Unfortunately the husband of Gabriella went crazy again and she could not get baptized but I know that the Lord will bless her for her desire. Being a missionary is awesome. We are excited for the conferencia. We have to bring investigators to Cuenca but we are trying to find a projector here in Azogues so we can have the conferencia here. Well I am glad to hear that Grandma had a great birthday lleno de bebes. Tell everyone that I say hello. Cuy this week was actually pretty good. It tastes pretty good. It is like a sweet chiken type flavor. It tastes good but my stomach was not used to that meat so the next day it came out a little quick but it is all good. The next time that I eat it, it will be good. Anyways I hope that you guys all have a wonderful week. Dad, have a wonderful first week of work. I will be praying for you that all goes well. I know that you will be great. Thank you for all that you do for our family!! I love you all so much. I hope that my English is not too bad. I hope that it was not too bad in the ward newsletter! I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful week. I love you all so much!!!!
Love, Elder Duzett

p.s a scripture that I really like is John 14:26 y 27

Cuy!! (Roast Guinea Pig)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Can't Wait for Cuy!!

Hola Familia, Como están allí en Cali! I know that part of San Diego pretty well!!! We were a couple blocks north of the rollercoaster. I hope that you are all having a wonderful time!!! That is what I am talking about Utah!!! This week was a pretty good week. We were able to find some more people to teach. We were able to have 4 people come to church which is an improvement. We just need to work off that and have more and more every week. We did have a pretty cool day yesterday. We had planned to travel up this mountain to visit an investigator after church but she did not come to church two weeks in a row so we decided we were going to make different plans. We thought maybe we will go visit Gabriella to see how she is. When we went she said that her husband had an accident and had to have surgery on his eye. She said we could go in and talk to him. We were talking to him for a while and he said that that morning he prayed that we would come visit him. We were like WHAT!!! It was super awesome. He then sort of gave permission to his wife to get baptized!!!!! Hopefully he will stick to his word!! We are super excited. I know that this is the work of the Lord. This is not our work. Esta obra es la obra del Señor!!!! He really does cause miracles. Through our faith anything is possible. We are preparing everything for the baptism on Saturday! We had another mom and her daughter in church. We are hoping that they will accept a baptismal date for the 12th of October! We also a man named Josè Arevalo. He really enjoyed church. Hopefully he will be getting baptized on the 5th. To answer the question about the Cuy ya mismito!!!! On Wednesday we are invited by an investigator to eat Cuy!!! Should be great!! Mom that would be a great idea to send new razor heads!!! Thanks for the money for the pants!! I am going to ask permission to go to a mall in Cuenca next Pday where I can buy pants!!! Elder Christensen is still in my Zone. They just split the Zone Cuenca into to and they are opening up full new sectors!!! We are in the new zone!!!! There were Sisters in Machala with us and they just took Elder Christensen and I out to be in this new zone but they just took the sisters out because they came to Cuenca, they are going to put Elders back in! I am doing pretty great here. We are still looking for new investigators but I know that we will find them. We just got to keep working!! If you are with Grandma, Hi Grandma!!!! I hope all is well!!! Thanks for your DearElders!!!! Thanks for everything!!! Well I love you all and I hope that you all have a great week in San Diego! Have fun, be careful but I know you guys are in the Lords hands!!! Love you all!!

Love, Elder Duzett

Monday, September 16, 2013

Another Week in the Andes!

Hola Familia, This week was pretty normal. Unfortunately Gabriella did not get baptized. Her husband will not give her permission. The men in this country are a little frustrating sometimes but it is all good. We are working hard to be able to find some families that we can teach. Right now we are looking for new investigators. I know that this week we will find them. Thanks for the money. I will find the best place to buy them. In the World Cup Ecuador is not looking like they are going to qualify. They had to win like two matches or something and they lost. People here are pretty sad about that. But that means we be able to teach a little more people during the world cup. Azoges is a pretty small ward. We just got a new Bishop so hopefully that will mean that we will get even more help from the ward. I hope that we find some families to baptize that can really help this ward grow and move forward. The ward is pretty big because it goes all the way to towns a couple hours away. There is another city named Cañar in our ward but the mission is now opening a new sector there. The two missionaries that live in our house are working there. One of them is Elder Condori from Peru. We got here in Ecuador the same day. We have been in the same zone like our whole mission. He is super awesome. He is a great friend. They are helping the work move on. I know that with the Lords help we can help this ward grow to a super strong ward. It is kind of like Park City here but we are going to turn it into Alpine as far as number of members! I hope that you all have a wonderful time in San Diego. That is too bad about the Utes but anyways this week they will get them. Anyways I am doing pretty great here. I am loving the mission. It is going by way to fast!!! I love you all and miss you all greatly!! Love, Elder Duzett
 Mosiah 23 verse 21 y 22

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Will!!

Hola Familia, FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS Will. 14 years old! Wow!! The time since your last birthday really has flown by. It seems like yesterday you just had a birthday. I hope that you are having a great birthday. Azogues is pretty cool. It is a little bit of a tough sector. We are trying to find new people to teach. We have a baptism this saturday. A lady named Gabriella Navas. She does not have permision from her husband but she is doing everything possible to get baptized. We are the only two missionaries in Azogues. There are two others that live in are house for now as they are in Cañar a city an hour more up in the mountains. They have to travel there and back. Are sector is all of the city and the towns that surround it. It is pretty huge. We are always having to go up and down mountains. That is pretty sweet. We go to Cuenca every tuesday for district meeting. It is pretty sweet there in Cuenca. Wow 70 to 7 not bad! As far as a package goes, my razor is not cutting very well. I may just buy normal razors here. I think my hair is just super thick. As far as clothes go my pants are not doing so well. The sun has basically changed to color of all of my pants. Most of them are still usable but a couple of them are pretty bad. I am going to see if I can find some to buy here. Mission Beach sounds pretty awesome. Should be great!!! Anyways I am doing pretty great here. We just need to find new people!!!! We will find them I am sure! Anyways, I love you all so much. I hope that you all have a wonderful day on Wills birthday. Wow he is getting old. Will I miss you my man but I know that this is the work of the lord and that it is the greatest work there is. It won`t be long before you are here in my position! Happy Birthday! Love you all so much!!!
Love, Elder Benjamin Duzett

Monday, September 2, 2013

Greetings From Azogues!!

Hola Familia,
Wow that is amazing news!!!! That is so awesome. That is huge news. And now the house is looking sweet and we are living in it! I have some pretty sweet news also. I got changed to the city of Azogues. It is like an hour higher than Cuenca. My new companion is named Elder Compañeda. He is from Otavalo. Chevere no. Our sector is huge. The hymn Ill go where you want me to go definately applies. We have to go up and over mountains like every day. It is awesome. Today I don´t have much time because we went to see some ruins here in a small town named Cujitamba. They were super sweet. They are opening up a bunch of news places here. It is super awesome. We also had a baptism here on Saturday. We baptised the daughter of a nonactive family and we are trying to activate them. Well sorry I am basically out of time but anyways I love you all so much. I will right you guys more in a letter. I hope that you all have a great. week. A scripture to read is when Abraham was called to sacrifice his son Isaac.
Love you all so much!!
Love, Elder Duzett