Monday, July 27, 2015


Well I decided to write a little bit earlier today because my mom is mad that I don´t write you all a lot, like my old companion Hermana Pace would so here we go....I will make it long.

I had changes and now I am in Ambato with my new companion Hermana López. She is very sassy and different and she will probably kill me, (That means she will be my last companion...not that she will actually kill me)  We are going to be reopening a sector here in Ambato and we will be doing more divisions, but now with the Hermanas here in Ambato. President is trying to make me not trunky by making me do all this, but that is all right I wanted to do this, I am happy that it is now real. So we got a new house today, we had to put it all together and we have like 4 bedrooms so we are spacing everything out all nicely haha. Now I just need to get to know everything because I have no idea where anyone or anything is. That is the fun part about being in a new sector and reopening it. Someone brings to your house and then says alright go get to know everything and dont get lost. I am excited to be on my toes for the next few days hahaha.

So I think the worst part about having only one more change of city is when you have to leave another family behind. I had lived there for so long that I felt horrible having to say goodbye to everyone. The worst thing that could have ever happened to me. I think one thing that you don´t expect at home is loving people so much and then all of a sudden just having to leave them behind, without the reassurance that you will see them again.  I have done that too many times now and I hope that I will be able to come back to see them one day in this life, because if not, I would definately lose a part of my life that I have come to know so much. Some of the members in my old sector called me the latinga. They told me I had become latina by heart, it just didn´t work that I have a little bit of a gringa accent and really really white skin. So I really have embraced all of this, I mean everytime I hear latin music I get excited and all I want to do is salsa dance sometimes. haha.

Wow this is hard to focus for so much time with technology I get distracted like every 5 seconds. I think that is what happens when you go 15 months without it. 

Right now I am so thankful for the time I was able to have in my old sector, I was able to learn a lot of patience and see a lot of miracles. I am so grateful for that. Just being able to work hard with people you love and with a companions that want to work hard too. I am so grateful for the people who have helped me out and given me the chance to keep on working hard here in Ecuador I am grateful to my Savior and all that he has done for me. I hope you all have a great week!!!

Con mucho amor de Ambato,
Hermana Dunkley

Monday, July 20, 2015

Another Miracle

Well I am very happy today. We went to support an elder that has to go home for his health, and it was a great experience. I have never seen someone that just feels so broken down with the knowledge that he has to go home. I am grateful that I can finish my mission out and also have known him to help him out in these last days of his mission.  
  So I had a great experience helping in old lady down the stairs today. Let me just say random acts of service are amazing, especially when they say,"Dios le pague, muchísimas gracias" it makes me happy inside. So if you ever see a random way you can serve someone do it, you will honestly feel great!!!
  This last week we were able to have some amazing blessings. We had struggled to help people out and get into there houses and no body was planning on going to church which made us sad, then we just prayed that a miracle would happen and some investigator could go to church the next day. How quickly does God answer our prayers when we are in need let me just say. As we arrived to church we saw these twins and another boy, and sure enough twins from Guyaquil came to our ward and brought a new investigator their cousin. It was amazing and it made us really excited to work with him. I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven for answering my prayers!
May you all have a wonderful week,
Con Mucho amor de Quito,
Hermana Dunkley

Monday, July 13, 2015

10 minutos mas entonces debo ser rápida.‏

I always decide to put random titles when I have no idea what else to say. 
So the pope came last week. That was interesting. We all thought it was going to be hard to visit people, but it was actually pretty normal for us. Just one person refused to turn of the tv of the popes misa...I dont know what misa is english...hahaha So those are the interesting going ons of Ecuador.

All is well in Zion and I was thinking of doing something a little bit different this week because I am bored with the usual stuff.

So once upon a time there was this girl who had had a good life. She was happy, but didn´t know what to do with herself. She had dreams of a great future and lots of different things. She wanted to be so much, but never thought she would become the person she was. She was actually very surprised. Until one day she felt so lost that she wanted to know what she should do. So she fasted, prayed, and asked, and like a little calm feeling of happiness knew what she should do with her future. Even though it was only one answer to all of the questions she had she knew where she needed to go. So she recieved her call and she felt a connection to something so much deeper she had never known before. She went and worked and suffered and learned, and got up again. The great thing is that she is happy now, she has found her destiny and hopes to continue to find it. I am so grateful that she prayed that one day and that her father and mother helped her to get out and go as far as she could to reach the limits of her own abilities. The great thing is that she could only do it thanks to her Lord and Savior.

I am so grateful that God answers our prayers. I cannot wait to continue on forward and figure out the finish of that story. I hope you all have a great week, and remember to just keep moving forward!
Con mucho amor de Armenia,
Hermana Dunkley
ps i eat bananas now

Monday, July 6, 2015

Como sobrellevamos nuestras cargas‏

How to bare your burdens with ease. Well I think it is better as a question because I am still trying to figure that out. There are times where we just struggle to know how to continue onward, but the best thing to do is trust in God. I read a story in an Ensign once, or Liahona, I am not sure what they call it anymore, but I read a story about a man who felt like he received his trials and problems so much that he was like in a boat in the middle of a stormy ocean. That sometimes we aren´t sure how to get to safe land, but God will always put it into view and help us to get back up even when we fall. I feel like he has done that for me. He has shown me how to stay sailing and he has lightened my burdens everyday of my life. I thought the hard part was over so long ago, but we must go through trials to be able to learn.whoops i wasn't finished...haha. 
This may sound depressing, but I am not depressed. haha. I am truly happy and thankful for the gifts God has given me. I feel so much more stronger now than I ever had before in my life. I hope for a better tomorrow so that I can continue to grow and learn. 
I like what Elder Cicon said this week. Just remember that God does care. He worries about us and loves us so much.
Thank you all for your support and prayers, I can feel the strength from them.
Con mucho amor de Ecuador,
Hermana Dunkley