Called to serve in the Guatemala Quetzaltenango mission
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
What an interesting week! This Wednesday we had interviews with President Smith. It turns out they are going to close Choqui for a time, which I feel like is a really good thing for the area. We spent most of this week strenghening all of the members before we left.
I learned a lot from Choqui. First off, I learned how to do HARD things! Being in this area was very difficult but it helped me toughen up and always do my best. I learned so much about humility, which is what I gave my farewell talk on. Funny how that has been my biggest lesson in Choqui! The people, the members are the most humble, most kind people Ive ever met. They will give up anything, do anything to help the missionaries. They have taught me we don't need too much to be happy and enjoy ourselves.
One last look over my area before we leave
Saying goodbye to some of the members
I learned to be patient, something I have needed to work on in my life. If we are patient and leave it to the Lord, we can do miracles. Not a lot of people have the patience to endure hard things. Being in Choqui taught me to endure and to do my best in my situation.
Saying goodbye to everyone the other day was hard. One elderly lady, who we visited literally everyday yet doesnt speak any spanish, was really sad that we were leaving. She looked at me and just said, ¨Hermano, hermano, adios!¨ Then gave me a big hug. Such nice people, Im really going to miss them.
Well, we have changes in the morning. All of the missionaries meet at the bus terminal in Xela and head out on the buses. Im excited for a new start and to meet new people. The church is true and we have so many blessing. Through faith and hard work we can do anything! Love you all!