Tuesday, December 30, 2014

El Fin!!

Sorry I have been slacking on posting Ben's letters the last couple of weeks! I have been busy getting ready for Christmas and counting the moments until he will be home, which is actually 34 hours from now! I just want to say how grateful I am for having such an amazing son who served with all his heart, might, mind, and strength! I am so grateful that he has been a representative of our Savior Jesus Christ! I know that the Gospel he has been teaching is the true Gospel upon the earth and that the Gospel brings true happiness! This is a bittersweet time! It has been such a blessing to our family to have a missionary serving in Ecuador! We have all come to love this country and its people! Thank you to all of you who have suppported Ben through your prayers and letters! He had been protected and watched over! I know there have been angels on his left and his right as he has been about the Lord's work! Here are his last 3 emails and many pictures!


Hola Familia, 

Thank you so much for all of the love and support you have always given me. I am eternally grateful for you and the help you always give me. I am so grateful for the oportunity I have to be here in the mission. I know that it is the Lords work. I love you all so very much!! Anways I will see you guys on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Love you all!!!!

Con Mucho Amor, 
Elder Duzett


Hola Familia, 

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful wonderful week. This week has been a pretty good week. We have had a great week. One highlight was that for Christmas we got to go to the temple. It was so awesome to go the temple and to feel of the amazing spirit that is there. It was so awesome to be able to learn and to be able pray. It was awesome. We even got to eat in the temple cafeteria. It was pretty good. It was a great experience. 

This week we are also very excited becasue we are going to have a baptism. Here name is G. She is 86 years old. She is so awesome. She lives right accross the street from the church and has been going to church since the first week we got here when we met her and invited her to church. But she has never wanted to get baptized. She always said she needed years of preparation. We had basically dropped her but we felt like we should go see here one day. We invited her to be baptized and she kept on saying the same as always, ´´´mas después, mas después¨ We told here that there is not really later that she needs to act on her answer now because she has felt the spirit and always goes to church. And then something changed. She say alright lets do it. It was like wow!! It was so awesome. I know that Lord is great and blesses each and everyone of us. I am so happy that we are going to have a baptism this week. It should be an amazing week. We are going to work super hard to find new families in this christmas season. I taught elders quorum yesterday and I taught about how the two ways we can look at christmas. One edifies us and the other does not edify. If we focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ and sharing it with others and the importance of the gospel during Christmas I know that we truly can have some of the most edifying experiences. I know that to be true. I hope that I can do that this Christmas season.

Yesterday was also pretty crazy because it was the Ecuador Soccer Championship. It happened that the two rival teams from Guayaquil met in the championship, first time ever that had happened. It was like BYU and Utah in the national championship but a lot crazier. It was crazy so we had to be inside the house at 6 pm but it was all good. It was a good experience to see more of the culture here. They really do love their fútbol. 

Well I love all of you so very much. I am very excited to talk to you guys. I will be skyping around 1:15 pm here (don´t know what time it is there) Christmas day the 25th. So that should be great. Well I love you all so much and have a wonderful wondeful week!!

Con Mucho Amor, 
Elder Duzett


Hola Familia, 

Okkkkkkkk!!! Nope did not know that!!! That is very soon. But I will have to just make the very best of these last couple of weeks. This week was pretty great. We are going to have a baptism on saturday of a young man named Israel. He is pretty cool. He is 16 and like one fo the best friends of a member in the ward. We are praying that everything will go well with him. This week we have made some progress with La esposa de Luis. I am praying so hard to be able to have that batpism before leaving. We need to work hard hard hard to acomplish it but I know that we can see that miracle. Well sorry my letter is not very long because I am going to write my testimony but we will talk next week! 

Les Amo, 
Gracias por todo lo que siempre hacen por mi. Son los mejores. Siento tan agradecido por tener una familia tan especial como ustedes!! Me han ayudado mucho mucho en estos años.!!!

Con mucho Amor, 
Elder Duzett

P.S 13th in the nation! that is sweet!

From Cuenca where Ali was this summer!

The orphanage where Ali was this summer!

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