Called to serve in the Guatemala Quetzaltenango mission

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Two miracle!!

This email might be a little short, today we had a zone activity.  We
went to a field, played in some big blow up balls, and had a little
barbeque after.  It was a lot of fun but we got done a little bit

This week was awesome, as you can tell we had two really big
miracles... Gabby and her daughter Camila got babtized!  It has been a
long process but it was awesome being able to contact them, teach
them, and see them make a covenant with God.  Gabby is a single mom
who studied psicology and Camila is her nine year old daughter.
President Smith and his wife came to the service, which started a
little late but was really good.  Gabby has a really strong testimony,
its been such a great experience working with her and her daughter.
The door has been opened so that many will be able to recieve the
gospel because Gabby loves sharing the gospel.  Before the service
started she was explaining all of the pictures in the church to her
mom and sister, who arent yet members.  The Spirit led us to find this
little family and to testify the truth to their hearts.

We have another investigator here in Olinte who should be babtized in
two weeks named Mynor.  He is from a far away town called Coban and
his native language is Kekchi.  This week he progressed a lot more
than he had before and now really wants to be babtized.  I feel like
the Lord is really blessing us lately and helping us to find a lot of
really prepared people.  Although right now I feel like we are having
some good success, its important to realize something.  I know what it
feels like to go lots of months without babtizing anyone and I also
know how it feels to be babtizing almost every week.  Babtizing is
very important, but its not the key to happiness in mission work.
Living worthily, working hard, and doing the best we can to share the
Gospel is what helps us have a long lasting happiness.  We cant have a
happy life if we dont have the Spirit, and we cant have the Spirit if
we do things we shouldnt be doing.  Even though my time in the mission
is coming to an end, Im no where near perfect but I honestly do feel
really happy and that my conscience is clean.

I shared some scriptures that I really liked in this last district
meeting.  Some people got angry at what Christ taught, which we can
see in John 6:66, "From that time many of his disciples went back, and
walked no more with him."  Christ then asked his apostles, "...Will ye
also go away?
Verse 68 says, "Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we
go? thou hast the words of eternal life."  Do we walk with Christ?  Do
we remember the sacrifice He made for us?  If we can all focus on His
Gospel I know that we can all have "eternal life" and life forever in
our families.  I love you all and hope you all have an excellent week!

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