Monday, February 24, 2014

Another Great Week in Pasaje and a Creepy Lizard!!

Hola Familia, Sounds like everybody is quite busy. That is great to hear. We have been pretty busy this week as well. The week went by pretty well. We were able to have the baptisms of the O Family on Saturday. It was a pretty stressful day because Hermana D, la mama, went missing until like a half our after their baptism was supposed to start. Her boss just made here stay working and she was working in some mines that are pretty far away so it took some time getting back so all was super great just a little stressful. The O family are pretty awesome. They were super happy for their baptisms. The Hermana D is super awesome. We did not even have to go get them for church. They always just said they we be their and when we would go there to make sure they were getting ready and they would always be ready and they would go to church as a family. They are pretty great. Hermana D has a couple more kids that we are going to be working with so hopefully that will go great. We really need to find new people to teach. That is the hardest part. Finding people. But it is all good, we will find more people. This week we are super excited to have a baptism. He is named Santiago. He is 14 and he is from Colombia. His family is pretty sweet. His mom is awesome and all gives us food. His parents aren´t married so we will have to work farther with them but Santiago is getting baptized on saturday. We will see how goes with Carnival y todo. I know it will all go well. I was reading in DyC and I found a sweet scripture that says that nothing can stop the work of the Lord. That is so right. I know that with the Lords help we will always be able to accomplish his will. Presidente Torres has taught us that the things that keep us from progressing in things is a fault in Obedience or a fault in faith. That has made me analyze how I am in those two areas. I know that I need to improve in all the areas so that I can keep progressing. I know that progression never ends. I am so thankful for that. I am so thankful for the chance I have to be here to keep progressing and to be able to be a small part in helping other people. Thank you all for your wonderful emails. I love you all so so much. I hope you have a wonderful wonderful week. Time really does fly! Well I love you all so much and I am thankful for all that you guys do for me. Con mucho, mucho amor Elder Duzett


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Another Busy Week!

Hola Familia, I hope all is well with you guys. I hope that you guys have had a wonderful time there in Moab. 60 sounds pretty good. It is pretty hot here. It has not rained too much but it is all good. You get used to the weather pretty quickly. This week was a pretty good week. We are very happy because the family O went to church on Sunday and they are going to get baptized on Saturday. They are pretty awesome. They are pretty happy. We told them that because they went to church two times they can get baptized this Saturday and the mom said BAKAN!! It was pretty awesome. They are from Esmeraldas which is pretty sweet. We really need to find new investigators this week. This week was a little different because we had a capacitacion with Presidente Torres on Thursday and interviews which took almost all day. Then the other missionary couple in our branch got a little sick so we had to teach our investigators and theirs. It was pretty great because it meant we were pretty busy which is always awesome. Now the other missionary is all fine now so it is all good. I am super happy to be working here in the work of the Lord. I hope that I can be the missionary that Heavenly Father wants me to be. I hope that I can help all of the people here. I have been super blessed to be in such a great area. I am so grateful for that. I hope that this branch will keep progressing and become a ward shortly. Well not much happened this week. This week will be better I know it. I know we are going to find new people and work with all that we have. Well sounds like Moab is pretty great. Well that is about all for this week. Thanks for all that you guys do for me and please keep praying for me and my companion. My companion is super super awesome. Gracias!!! I love you all so much!!! I hope that all is Bakancisimo!! Well I love you all and have a great week!!! I read 1 Nefi 1and found some cool new thoughts it was great!! Con Amor Elder Duzett

Monday, February 10, 2014

Going to the Temple!!

Hola Familia!!!! Gracias por todo que hacen para mi. Esta semana fue una muy buena. My companion and I got to go to the Temple on tuesday. It was a wonderful experience. The temple there is super amazing. I learned so much!! The new program is wonderful. The building is amazing. I also had the blessing to be helped through by the Temple President. Presidente Groberg. He is amazing. After he told us to come down to his office to talk for a little bit. We talked for like 5 or 10 minutes. It was awesome. He said some really cool things that helped me learn some great stuff. The temple is an amazing place the spirit was so great. We also had a great great week. We were able to find a family named the O Family. They are super humble. It is a Mom with her three daughters and 2 grandkids. They are amazing. They all came to church and they loved it. In Relief society the mom said that now they are just members of the church. They signed up to bring something for a relief society activity and everything. They are great. We also had one of the sons of S D who has never come come to church it was pretty great. My District is of 8 missionaries which is bigger than Azogues so it is a little bit more work as District Leader but it is all good. My Zone has like 20 missionaries so it is pretty cool. Hermana W is still in my Zone which is pretty cool. The people that have gotten baptized while I have been here are still doing super great. Hermanos A, S D, W, W T are all preparing to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood in March. President O the Branch President told me he is planning on calling W to be the Branch Secretary and Hermano S as counselor in the Elder's Quorum. and Hermano A as the ward mission leader. Excelente!!! We have not had a ward mission leader in the branch for a while. It would be amazing. This Branch is progressing. I am so greatful for the miracles that our Heavenly Father blesses us with in helping us. Really we don´t do much but Heavenly Father helps us accomplish his work.  My companion is a wonderful wonderful missionary. He has a great spirit. I am so grateful for the chance that I have to work with him. Well I am so grateful for all that you guys do for me. This week I got my hump day package. I still have not gotten the one from my birthday but I am sure it will come soon. Well I hope that you all have a wonderful week and trip. I love you all so much and pray for you all everyday. I love you all so much. Today I read Alma 29 and I loved it. Love you all!! Les Amo Elder Duzett

Fotos of the Guayaquil Temple!! Ben is his father's son!!!



Monday, February 3, 2014

A Temple Trip Tomorrow!!

Hola Familia, 
Muchisimo gracias por sus correos. Thank you all so much for all that you guys do for me. Well this week has been a pretty great week. We were able to have the baptism of Madeleine on Saturday and the Confirmacion on sunday which was pretty awesome. We were also able to find some new investigators which we are pretty happy about. We have seen the hand of our Heavenly Father helping us out. This week was a little different because we went to Guayaquil on Wednesday so my companion could fix his visa. I have to redo my visa in March, but then we went to the office and we got to talk to President Torres which was pretty great. He is super awesome. And another result of that is tomorrow my companion and I are going to the Temple!!!!!!! I am pretty excited!!!! I will finally get to see the Temple. It has been a long time. We have to leave here at 5 in the morning to get on the 10 oclock session there. We are pretty excited.But I am super happy to be here working in the work of the lord. My companion is a pretty great guy. We are working hard. Sometimes it is tough when the people don´t accept and we have run into that quite a bit this week but we will keep on working hard to find a lot more people. Well I don´t really have much more time but I love you all so much. Thank you guys so much for your love and support. Next week I will send fotos of the temple!!!!! I love you all so much!!!
 Sorry the computer is not working to great so I will send fotos next week. Love you all have a wonderful week!!
Love, Elder Duzett