Serving as a Missionary For The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from April 2014 to April 2016.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
So this week we had changes and Monday night we had to go pick up an elder at the airport at 12am. We didn't get much sleep that night. Tuesday we went to the airport and got the rest of the missionaries. That day we had a few meetings and a dinner with president and a testimony meeting. Wednesday we had meetings almost all day with the new missionaries and their trainers. Thursday and Friday we were able to work in our sector a bit, but we also started working on the annual report for our mission which is due in February for the year of 2015. Its going to be a big project. Today we went and played basketball with the missionaries from Quito north. And that about sums up our week. This week we start interviews again so we will be traveling to the whole mission and training each district during interviews. Should be fun, another busy week.
A scripture I liked this week was Ephesians 6:12 - "For we wrestle not against flesh  and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
We are fighting the most important battle ever fought and the longest one as well. It started before this life. It is not a battle of flesh and blood. It is a battle of light vs. darkness, good vs. evil, life vs. death, happiness vs. misery. I read a quote from Russell M Ballard that says, "Satan is taking eternal prisoners at an alarming rate." He and his servants work diligently, so we must work even harder. "This isn't a work for spiritual weaklings". We must fill ourselves with light. We must be worthy conduits so the Lord may shine through us. We must disperse the darkness. This is the work of the Almighty God, and he needs all of us. Heart, might, mind, and strength.