This blog is for Trissa Lyman, who has decided to give up 18 months to serve the Lord. She is serving a health mission in the Ecuador Guayaquil West mission. "Yea, verily, verily, I say unto you, that the field is white already to harvest; wherefore, thrust in your sickles, and reap with all your might, mind, and strength." Doctrine & Covenants 33:7
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
This week we were very blessed to
have the baptism and confirmation of Danilo and Cecilia. President Dennis and
his wife attended with about a third of the ward which made it that much more
special. We are so happy for them and I feel like they are family. We have a
family home evening planned with them for tonight and are going to teach them
about The Family Proclamation to the World. Which is so incredible and I want
to start using it more with inactive families. Juan is progressing well but is
still struggling with his addiction to tobacco. He went 2 days without smoking
but he has been having withdrawals and it has been very difficult for him. He
had severe left chest pain and shortness of breath during one of our lessons
and had to step outside to smoke. I told him he needed to see a doctor to get
checked out. I hope he doesn’t have cardiac issues. It kills me to see
the look of disappointment on his face when he tells us he has smoked. He has
such a strong desire to quit. The bishop gave him a blessing on Sunday and he
has started to attend the addiction recovery program at the church. Many prayers
are needed for him please.
I feel so much love for these families
we are teaching. I am so happy here in Portoviejo and learning a ton. I feel
like this is the place is going to be my favorite. I am going to cry when I
have to leave it but know the Lord knows best.
Hermana Bassett is so AWESOME! I am
training her to be the next nurse for when I end the mission. She is the sister
with dark hair that is in my photos with Danilo and Cecilia. She is from
I haven’t been happier in all of my mission.
One year y’all! H. Lyman
Danilo and Cecilia baptism
Hermana Saucedo and my Ecuadorian haircut. Almost all of the women have their hair cut in a V shape....so I thought why not?