March 3, 2014
So, I've been checking out the blog while I have some spare time, it´s
really bringing back some not-so-old memories from when I started. I´m
remembering all those feeling´s of happiness, fear, excitement
sadness, and joy that I felt when I first got started here. I can tell
from the old Spanish sentences that I sent that my language really has
inproved, because, back when I got started, well, it was really bad.
Introducing another missionary to the area is a lot easier this time
than last time. The last time I was only in the field for 6 weeks, and
we got lost about once a day. Luckily for this gringo that had no idea
how to do anything right, we would always manage to work things out.
Now that I really know the small area of Tecun 2, it is so much easier
to guide my comp. It´s always hard to learn something at first,
especially when it´s new, but as you can always make your way through,
because you have the Lord´s help especially in this work. He will
never give any commandment that you can´t do, but through your own
faith, diligence, and obidiance you can do anything
1 Nephi 3:7
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.
And in 1 Nephi 17:50-51
50 And I said unto them: If God had commanded me to do all things I could do them. If he should command me that I should say unto this water, be thou earth, it should be earth; and if I should say it, it would be done.
51 And now, if the Lord has such great power, and has wrought so many miracles among the children of men, how is it that he cannot instruct me, that I should build a ship?
Interesting combination, He won´t give us too much,
but we can do anything, and I suppose the outcome depends upon our
willingness to obey.
We are teaching three investigators right now that are doing super
well. One is Nora. She was a referral from a really
faithfull member, Sometimes she has to go to Huston, Texas to help her
daughter take care of her kids, but she told us that she will stay in
Guatemala for another month, That means she can get baptised here!!!
The other two are cousins, Marisol, a referral from the Book of
Mormon activity we did as a mission, froim the Second councerlor, Hno
Quique. And the other is Verenisse, a referral from Marisol. They
both work on Sundays, so attending church has been a little difficult
for them, but Marisol has been able to go twice, and this past Sunday
we had our ward council, where we only talk about how to include the
ward in missionary work. Marisol actually went to that meeting, so we
just asked her when she would have time for a visit, pretty sweet!This past Friday we had a plan that was so great, we had a ton of
appointments that were great, but we got a call Thursday night that a
member of the Area 70, Elder Morales, was coming to talk to the
Stakes' leaders, and missionaries. So we went instead. Elder Morales
had a lot of energy when he spoke, or in other words, he used his
power and authority when he talked. He mentioned one of the biggest
problems that we have in the Stake, and that is that there are a lot
of less active members of the church that need to be reactivated. He
also told us something really profound. The church is not what gives
us eternal life, Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives us eternal
life. Even though this is a baptising mission, there are also more
less actives that we need to help, because baptism is only the door,
we still need to endure to the end, the last step of the Gospel of
Jesus Christ that we all still are taking.
I love this gospel. It offers happines and joy like nothing else. In
order to recive and feel all the blessings that the gospel offers us,
we need to live it, that way we can find it.
Hasta la lunes baby!!!