Guayaquil Hill

Guayaquil Hill

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

July 13 2015

Hey familia!
 So first off to start I'm doing tons better. Obviously it is still a mission, so it still is hard but like you said, relax. haha That word has echoed in my head for a week now. Thank you guys for all the support.
 Anyways, yes I was transferred! So after we talked we went to the mission home and slept. We woke up, studied till 10, then went back to the offices. They kept saying President is coming in today, he'll be here. We literally sat for 4 hours and change. He showed up at 2, but they had to eat first (they fed us at 1). After, we talked for a few minutes. He gave me the option to transfer or stay and to call Saturday with what I felt. I called and said I was ok to stay there.
The next day, which was yesterday around 9:30pm we got called and I was transferred! So now I'm in the city and wow, it is soo different! We are 5 minutes to the offices and the temple and everything. We are in a ward so that should be a lot cooler. This morning Cordova and I caught a bus to Guayaquil at 8, got here and got our new companions.
My companion is Elder Vavricka, and he is from Layton. He is super col. We live across the street from here, the cyber and its just us. I already like him. But the house we live in is tiny! There is about 3 inches in between our beds and no closets. Just a dresser. Pretty sweet. 
Today, after transfers, we had to run to the doctors for him and after to the office. At the office I talked to the nurses about my feet and they are going to set up an appointment to have it checked out. It will be interesting because I don't speak very well haha but my comp does! Anyways, after that we ran back to the house to take my laundry to the laundromat which is owned by a member and then went back to the offices for my comp. He had a meeting with Pres, but President was busy so again, we sat for over 2 hours again. It was great. That's why we are writing so late.
 So anyways, while we were in the office he explained to me a few of our investigadores. He explained the last lesson. We also talked a bit about being missionaries. He was in a California mission for 6 weeks so he got to experience two ways of planning and prepping and everything. He says he wants to change a lot of things and experiment a bit which sounds freaking awesome to me!
 So anyway, the city is a lot more modern, apparently lots of the houses have AC so that's awesome. Right now is the cool season for Ecuador apparently. There have been a few days of clouds so no sun which were awesome. The rest its almost like summer at home where its just hot, but also humid which is a nice step down from the Ecuador super hot.
 Ok for the package, I dont really know. I dont really have a need for bbq sauce. Like I said I talked to the nurses so I dont necesarily need the medicine, but feel free to send it. I would like another picture of the family and the dogs to bring with me because everyone asks. Also, this is the big one, we can listen to disney music! We were in the offices and the assistants put on Disney! It makes sense, our manual says music that brings good thoughts and uplifts which is exactly what Disney does. So you have a project. Load a flash drive (FLASH DRIVE NOT MP3) full of Disney music. Have the girls help, have William help. Anything from Frozen to Snow White. Also I really want the sound track from holes. Ive been singing it for months! I dont know why but I would appreciate that as well. I'm serious about this too, have the kids help choose songs. This is one thing that has kept me going this past week is knowing I'm gunna have Disney music. Alladin, Tangled, Frozen, Tarzan, Toy Story, I want it all. haha
 So at our old house I had my hammock hung up and was soo happy and the next day transferred to a house with no space. haha Just my luck right' But this area is going to be a lot better. I can eat the empanadas that the guy sells through the fence next to the offices (he's famous). They are delicious. I will miss the tacos though. The escobar taught us how to make them, we ate them many nights. We make the guacamole, we make the salsa and we cook the meat. About as fresh as you get haha. So stuff here is like opposite. Stuff in the states that's cheap is expensive here whereas stuff here that's cheap is expensive there. Like fruit, 25 oranges for a dollar. But shampoo, a tiny bottle is 5 bucks! Or icebreakers (which they have) are 4 bucks.
Anyways probably better send pictures now. I did pull a little money out of my account, I was out because we've been traveling so much! But this Monday I should be good. One thing I would like to ask for is more packages, or letters. Don't mean to sound pushy but it is seriously better than Christmas when someone opens a package. haha Well lemme end with this, if it weren't for my parents and their examples I wouldn't be here today, let alone half the man I am.
 Love you guys, you're the best!
 Elder Taylor
OK a picture of my hammock, a picture of me on the back of Hermano Julio's trici-moto with my comp, and a kid in my old branch who had four pockets so we all put our nametags on him and took a picture.
 This was a random guy at the bus station. He wasn't waiting for a bus, because like 3 had already pulled up and left. He was just sitting there.

 Also these were at Elder Wursten's funeral (the kid with the sombrero).


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