This week was a good week. We have been working our butts off without a ton of results. There have been a lot of difficulties in the sector and were trying to figure out the best way to sectorize still. Since we started this change, we have found 4 or 5 new families. Of those we are still working with two. Hopefully they will progress. They still haven't gone to church. One of the problems we've seen with our investigators, less actives, and members in our sector is that the church is really far away and you have to take a bus or taxi. They don't have money to pay for that. It's either work, put food on the table or spend the money to go to church. So, it has been a difficult thing for them to exercise their faith and make that sacrifice. The branches attendance hasn't improved much since we got here, only slightly. Hopefully these next couple weeks will be better. These last 3 weeks have flown by super fast.
This week we did a service project. I got sunburned again. Saturday we went to visit a family. This family lives about an hour and a half away from Tena. It's an older couple that got to know the church when they were in Spain for three months. They live out in the Amazon, and have a little farm more or less. Not the kind of farm you think of when someone says farm in the United States. They've been members for probably 12 years and have at the most not made it to church only five times. They have to take the bus at 5 in the morning. Sometimes they wait for hours until someone opens the church up. Sometimes they haven't had money to pay for the bus, so they take some things from the farm, fruits etc. and sell it while they are waiting for the bus. Then they make enough for the trip. They are very faithful. They showed us around their farm and I sent some pictures of that. Overall, it was a good week.
The church is true. I love this gospel. 100% obedience equals 100% blessings. I hope you all have a great week! love and miss you, you're always in my prayers.