Red Bananas!

NOVEMBER 7, 2017 On Monday we had an opportunity to teach Hermano Bucheli. His family is all active but he never joined the church. He took the lessons with the missionaries about six months ago but he never seemed intrigued. Work was just too much of a burden for him to be interested. But we

A change in mindset

October 30, 2017 This week, overall, was a little different because we couldn’t find people to teach but it lead me to think and feel differently. But on Monday we had a super awesome family home evening with Ana y Jaime! They are planning to get married legally here pretty soon in November! For Noche

Baptism of Reina Mercado!

October 23, 2017 Last Monday we had an opportunity to teach a member some English. Her name is Samanta and teaching her Spanish just makes me learn a whole lot more about how English actually works. She gave us this drink that tastes exactly like horchata but apparently horchata is something different here. I tried

Wow what a week!

October 16, 2017 At the beginning of this week I had an opportunity to be taught a whole bunch of words in Spanish from a seven year old girl during lunch at a member´s house. So many words! And everyone was saying you don´t know what a cocodrilo is? After a while I realized that is

I love Spanish!

October 9, 2017 Wow what a spiritual week! Overall I learned a tooon of Spanish vocabulary. I am still struggling to understand what people are saying. When they slow down when I don´t understand, I go ooooh and I can hear larger and larger phrases now. So it is progressing. Many times I will understand


October 2, 2017 I Love it here in Ecuador! Here is my report since last time! On Sunday the 24th: Let me start off with this. Every Sunday two people are called on to give a talk in Sacrament meeting in the MTC. During Sacrament meeting I hear, “Hermana Elquist, Elder Workman, -Whew I am

I made it to Ecuador safely!

September 26, 2017 My flight was absolutely amazing. I had opportunities to share why I was going on a mission to Ecuador. I met a man who served in Colombia and he said that the Ecuadorianos are a very colorful people. I met the Mission President Alarcón and he is amazing. He is from Peru.

Last Email From the CCM!

September 23, 2017 This week went by so quickly! I have grown so much here and I have grown to love the Savior so much more closely than I ever have before. We have been learning a lot of difficult things in Spanish. But I love it. I can definitely see all the uses for

What A Happy Week!

September 16, 2017 Hola! This week has been a huge growth for me, it has been amazing. A couple years ago I went to AFY with Ethan Price. It was super cool. AFY is Adventure For Youth, it is a week up in Idaho where we do cool stuff like white water rafting, zip lining,

They have chocolate milk on tap at the MTC

September 9, 2017 On last P-day we were in T4, which is a 6 floor building, it is the C shaped one if you look at the map. But some Elders dropped a racket ball from the top to the bottom and someone caught it. It was pretty risky. Sunday was pretty rough, I was