Called to serve in the Guatemala Quetzaltenango mission
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Hey guys! Today is the first day of June, which means the year is already half over. Ive been noticing that my letters home havent included much detail, which is something Im going to change!
Well this was a good week. Our investigator Israel is doing great. Hes about 55 years old and has a taco stand. He always likes us over and we are almost done teaching him the lessons. He doesnt always understand everything, but he tells us that the Book of Mormon gives him a great peace. He is awesome! His friend Emilio always helps us out, which is awesome becuase Emilio is a temple worker and former stake president. We have the babtism date for the 20th of June, so Im excited.
We have a lady named Dilma we are teaching. Shes 24 and likes the church, but her boyfriend is kind of a jerk and doesnt like the church. We have a lesson with her tonight... I hope it goes well. We have also been finding random kids that havent been babtized, drunk people that want our help, and a lot of inactives that want our help. Overall, things are improving each day. When I got to the area, nothing was happening! Now we have quite a few prospects and Im loving it.
This week was stake conference. President Smith came, as well as the temple president. They talked a lot about being worthy of others trust. If people dont trust us, they will never be babtized. On the other hand, if God doesnt trust us then he cant give us blessings. We really have to sacrifice and give our all to God. We cant fall down to the tempations of Satan! I love a scripture in Nehemiah 6:3. He says, "I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?" We have to rise up, help others come to Christ, and become better people each day.
Everything is going well in my district. We have 10 babtism dates which is really good considering a lot of zones only babtize like 4 or 5 each month. This next week we are going to really hammer down and get work done. I dont want any regrets and I know no one else does. I love the work and know its true. I love you guys so much! I love the gospel and how much sense it makes. God loves us so much that He gave His son. If we live the Gospel we will understand it and never fall away. I love you guys!