Well this last week had some amazing things happen as well as some things that are unfortunate, and other just overall fun experiences that can only happen in the mission.
First off the baptisimal thing... Delmi was baptized! But, unfortunately Ana Maria was not. :( She was not baptized due to some of her sickness things. The day of her baptism she was quite sick, or lots of pain from the operation that she had about five months ago. We hope that she actually has the desire to be baptized and not just going along with the idea because her husband talks about it so much. She has several examinations that are coming up in the next few weeks, so we will see if she can keep progressing or if she is going to be on the slow route for a little bit. However, the baptism that we did have went very well. We had about 25 people in attendance and Delmi’s grandpa (Brother Ceferinos) was the one who baptized her, so that was great. Some pictures are attached below.
General Conference is going to be great this weekend! It is superbowl time here in the mission! We are all super excited to be able to go enjoy conference and also take investigators so that they can have their questions answered.
We have changes on the 16th of this month. Although it is hot, I would be really fine with another change in this area!
So, here in Guatemala there are about 8 different languages that are spoken. More then anything is just Spanish but there are also a lot of languages that come from the indigenous people, one of which is called Ket'chi. So Elder Nelson and I are learning some of that, totally ooch chavil. (very good). To say good day you would say, chah vil kutan. To say dog you would say, xiih.
Anybody want to guess what we ate for lunch yesterday? NOT cow stomach, something that was a lot better. There are some members here named Jaime and Alba who have three kids. Since the start of my time here I found out that people here hunt and eat Iguanas. So yesterday we got a call saying that Jaime killed an Iguana using his slingshot! We went and skinned and chopped and ate Iguana. Honestly, it was really good. Just kinda like a tougher version of chicken. hmm tastes like chicken! Also have some pictures attached below.
We also found another well made Guatemalan bridge thing so we had to walk out on it and take a few picture. Dad, at least it is not that far up, but I also did not trust it much either.
We also have a small family of investigators right now named the Lopez family. The mom’s name is Carmen and the dad’s name is Miguel Angel, the oldest daughter is 18 and named Angela and then another daughter named Melany, who is 12, and then the youngest daughter named Mariel, who is 5. Miguel Angel went to church with us last Sunday and they have plans to go on Sunday to the General Conference. Angela’s birthday was yesterday so Elder Nelson and I bought a small cake and shared it with them last night. The family has a lot of potential. The daughter more then anything. I will also attach a picture of us eating cake down below.
Well, I cannot think of many more things that happened this last week, but it sure was a good one. I hope you all have a great week this week! Keep doing good in your goals and keeping focused on the things that really matter. I love you all tons! Have a great week!
In Doctrine and Covenants section 88 verse 24 it talks about the three kingdoms of glory. However, it also talks about other options for people, or where they can go, but those are not all of the options. The scripture only hints at several other places where people could go after this life, but they are not kingdom or glory.
To do all that we need to do to make sure that we can live in the highest kingdom, we have to trust in God and do all that we can. Proverbs 2, verses 5 and 6:
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
However we also need to follow the council of James and do all that we can within our power. The faith and trusting in God is not a passive thing, It is something that requires a lot of action. We show our faith through our works
James 2:18 says...
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.