Monday, March 28, 2016

Transferred back to Quito, Another Baptism (got to perform it this time!), Looking forward to Conference, Learning Humility and Other Lessons Learned


Well so we got the changes. And I got changed! I am back in Quito in a barrio (ward) called Santa Ana which is in the stake La Colon. This is the same stake that the offices are in so we have a lot of ground in the stake. I feel that there will be some interesting changes coming later on this year after this transfer.  I don't know how big the sector is yet but I will find out soon.

My companion is called Elder Waldie. He is a little younger then me in the mission but is the senior companion, just two changes behind me. It is alright as I feel he should be a cool and great guy and that I have to learn. He will be teaching me the sector a lot in these next weeks. I look forward toward it.  He seems pretty cool.  He is also pretty tall he is at about 6 foot 3 inches which is funny. His trainer was even taller then the both of us. I am indeed sad to leave Santo Domingo behind but it was time to go.

We had 3 baptisms the last Saturday and I have the photos to show you. I baptized two of the people so this is the first time I performed that ordinance in the mission but not the first time I performed the ordinance. That was awesome. My companion Elder Brown is training and well we ended well enough which was great. Three Elders from our district went to Quito to different parts. One person from my zone was made one of our zone leaders which should be really fun. I am really looking forward to conference and I believe we should learn a lot. It should be interesting to start the change with conference. I definitely expect to learn a lot.

That is extremely sad with the funeral of grandma but we at least have the assurance of knowing where she is at. She now is a good place which is the most important part.

Here I have learned a lot about the importance of humility and listening to your companions, but I have even more to learn. I feel I perhaps have to pass a test of humility with this change and I plan to start well. It is pride to say that others are inferior or bad. That causes problems. I have seen here in the mission that the difference between a good missionary and a bad is how they feel about senior companion and junior companion. That truly will demonstrate the type of missionary they are. The good missionaries say and live that the senior companion is to guide but is not actually superior as the companions are to learn from each other. I am with someone younger then me but I must learn from him and I better do well. A bad missionary considers a senior companion as someone superior. The reality is that they are a guide and a help and the companions work together to learn well. You have to recognize your own faults and then fix it. Sometimes people ignore your counsel but you have to change at the least. I have learned a lot about change and it really is a principle of repentance.

I hope you enjoy your week and I will send you photos.


Elder Throop

The Canchingre Family

Tyler, Hector, Allison, Elder Brown.  Tyler did the baptism for Hector

Abel Muñoz.  Tyler performed his baptism

Abel giving 2 thumbs up!

Mom's Note:
It looks like his new ward is a newer ward, and isn't on the Mission Map, but since he mentioned that the mission home is in his sector, this is the best I can do for the location that he's at right now.

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