Monday, September 22, 2014

The 18th Miracle

Hola Familia,
 Muchas Gracias por sus correos y por el amor y apoyo que me dan día a día. We are very grateful this week because we were able to have a baptism. Hermana T E got baptized on Friday and confirmed on Sunday. Unfortunatly Hermana B had to go to Guayaquil and now she has lost her desires to get baptized. We will see what happens this week. We told here to pray and ask Heavenly Father what she should do so we are praying that she will pray and get an answer. This week we also had a great experience with an investigator named Hermana M O. She is a single mother with three sons ages 15 13 and 6. She has been to church 2 times now and went to the baptismal service on Friday. She loved it and can´t wait to get baptized. She is getting baptized on the 11 of October. Yesterday we watched the John Tanner movie with her and it was a great expience because after she told us that she had been in an accident like a year ago where she broke her back and she can´t move her back too much if not the doctors say her back may break again. She said she was wondering how she was going to get baptized but when she saw how John Tanner had the faith to overcome his medical problem with his leg and get baptized she told us that it gave her the strength and she said she knows she will be able to bend her back the day of her baptism. It was a great example to faith. It was really so amazing. She came up with the answer for her self. It was amazing. She really helped my faith grow as well. She is great. We are also making progress with the E Family because the whole family went to the baptism of T. It was the first time they were all together in the church. El hermano E said he felt excelente in the baptism. We are going to try to push them a little harder this week so they will get married. They can´t really progress too much until they get married. Once they are married the Mom and the two kids can get baptized until Hermano finds a new job where he does not have to work on sundays. We are praying that he will find a new job. They really are a great family. We are praying that they can progress and overcome any challenge. This week we are hoping to find some more families and do a better job in commit the investigators that we have now to come to church. We had many that did not make it to church this week so we have got to go back to the drawing board and fix the problems. We are happy to see progress here in El Guabo. hermano G V got a calling this week as a Ward Missionary. He is pretty awesome. He takes us to go get the investigators in his truck sunday mornings. He is a great help to us. I am so grateful for all the help we receive from the members here in El Guabo. I am so grateful for what I have learned about La Obra del Señor. Yo se que el Señor siempre prepara el camino para que sus hijos pueden cumplir con los mandamientos como dice en 1 Nefi 3 7 y se que el Señor trabaja por medio de muchas personas para efectuar su obra. He visto esto mucho aqui en el Guabo y con Hermano V
. I am so grateful for all that you guys do for my. I am so happy and grateful because tonight I will be sleeping on new sheets!!!! Thanks so so much for the package. I love you all so much. I hope you have a wonderful wonderful week.
 Con Mucho Amor Elder Duzett

 La  Familia Encalada

Hermana Miriam Ordoñez

Monday, September 15, 2014

Teaching Families!

Hola Familia, 

Esta semana ha sido una semana muy bueno. Pudimos trabajar mas esta semana y fue muy bueno. Estoy muy agradecido por lo que estoy aprendiendo con mi compañero. Somos 6 misioneros ahora en el Guabo cual es excelente. Esta rama esta progresando mucho. De esto estoy muy agradecido. 

This week we are very excited to have 2 baptisms. We have 2 young women one named B Z. Here uncle is a returned missionary that is a little inactive due to work but she is very excited for her baptism. The other is T E. She lives with a family that we are teaching. The Family E. She is basically their daughter but it is really Hermano E sister but they raised her. We are waiting for the couple to get married then the mom and kids are going to get baptized. We are excited in the progress of them. We have a couple of other families that we are teaching right now that are really great people. 

Thank you all so much for all that you do for me. Thank you so much for you emails. Thanks for you love and support. I feel it every day. I am so grateful for this time that I have had here in Guabo. It is a great time serving here. I am so grateful for the members here that really help out in the work. They really are awesome. Well I hope that all is well with everyone. Thanks for the updates on everyone. Wish them all good luck from me. It is pretty amazing how the small and simple things can change ones lives. I know that the scripture that says for small and simple things realiza los grandes is true. Thank you for all you do for me. I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful week. Siempre Feliz!!! through all things! I love you all!!

Con Amor
Elder Duzett

Monday, September 8, 2014

Greetings from Guabo

Hola Familia,

I hope that all are doing great today. I hope all are happy. Today in Guabo is a holiday. It is the fiestas del Guabo. Pretty crazy but it is all good. This week we had to do a bunch of work changing houses and moving stuff becasue 2 sister missionaries are coming here to Guabo and they are going to live in our old house so we had to move a whole bunch of stuff but it was all good. We were very excited because we had a baptism on friday. M Tr got baptized. She is the daughter of a family that is coming back to church. We were excited for that. Everything went pretty great with that. Sunday was pretty crazy because there was a big parade here in Guabo at the same time as church and all the students had to march in the parade so it made things a little dificult. We were able to have a family in Church. The E family. They are pretty awesome. Their kids go to school in Machala so they did not have to go to the parade. There are progressing pretty well but the husband has to stop working on sundays and they need to get married but they have the desires to do so which is awesome. We are also hoping to have a baptism this week of una Hermana named B Z. Her uncle is a returned missionary. She also needs to commit to stop working on Sundays so if she can do that she can get baptized this week. She has been to church 3 times but goes to work after so we will so what we can do with her this week. I know that Heavenly Father will help her make the dicision that she needs to make. This week we are excited to get back to work and keep looking for more people. I am hopeing to be able to find some more families. We are working to make Guabo a ward and not just a branch but we need priesthood. It is our goal this week to priesthood to be able to help the branch reach its goals. Guabo really is a great place with great people. I am so grateful for the oppurtunity that I have to be working here. I hope that we can do a better job to help these great people. Thank you all so much for the great example you guys are to me. We have a couple that we are teaching named A B y Ol Ts. They have many dificulties in their family are marriage. I am so grateful for all that I have learned from you guys about families and couples to be able to try to help them overcome their problems. Thank you so much for all that you guys do for me. I love you all so much!!!! 

Will, Thank you so much for being to best brother anyone could ever ask for. You were definately an answer to a little boys prayers a long time ago, well not too long ago just about 15 years but thanks bud. I hope you have a wonderful wonderful birthday tomorrow. Thanks for being such a great example to me!! Have a wonderful wonderful day. Love ya man!!!!!!

Well I love you all so much and I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful week!!! Love you all a ton!!! 

Con Mucho amor
Elder Duzett

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bananas and Iguanas!!

Hola Familia, 

Estoy muy feliz a escuchar que todos estén bien. Esta semana fue muy interesante por tuvimos muchas cosas muy buenas pasar con nuestros investigadores pero también tuvieron grandes desafíos justo Domingo en la mañana. Perecía que nuestro mundo estaba cayendo. Tuvimos un milagro porque después que hermana Esperanza Moran había dicho que no iba a poder ir a la iglesia, llegó solo a la iglesia. Ella es muy bueno y esta progresando mucho. Solo tuvimos a 3 investigadores en la Iglesia esta semana entonces tenemos mucho trabajo que hacer. 

Well I am so glad that all are well there. The familia Garcia Moran are coming along well but she had some problems with her kids this week, but we are glad because she went to church to try to help her solve her problems. That was great. We were able to find many great great people this week but we are trying hard so that they will progress. I hope that they can put there trust in God through their hard times. I know that many times when we have trials Heavenly Father is testing us. I could feel that greatly this week. That also we have the chance to get better and grow through our trials and errors. I know that is true. I know that if we put our trust in Heavnely Father everything will work out in the end if we work our best. I hope that this week we can improve and have a great week and see our investigators progress. I know that we will. I am grateful for my companion and his excitement. It keeps me excited which is awesome. I am so grateful for all that I can learn from him. 

Today we had a great day because we went a visited a banana farm and a member here gave us a tour. It was super awesome to see and to learn about all that they do to send and grow the bananas. We went to a Del Monte farm which was pretty sweet. It is amazing all that happens to the bananas before we get them yellow in the stores in the U.S. There really is so much work that goes into them. It was sweet. 

This week Gerardo received the Aaronic Priesthood. It was a sweet experience. He really has changed which is really amazing. I know that there is great power in the Atonement of Christ and that people really do change and grow and develop. I have seen this greatly in him. 

Well I am so grateful for all of you guys and I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful week. Thank you so much for your love and support. I got like 6 dearelder letters this week that were really great. Thank you all so much for that. I love you all so much!! 

Con Mucho Amor,
Elder Duzett

At The Banana Plantation

At The Banana Plantation

Family Night with the Branch

The Iguana Park