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Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission

Iglesia Mormona, Boulevard Centenario

Salida a Coatepeque,Zona 2,Apt Postal 26



Monday, November 28, 2016

una visita de Elder Ocampo

A few photos that my comp took this week. The girl that was baptized in the District is named Lourdes and is an AMAZING convert..

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Yesterday was Stake Conference and we were visited by an Area Seventy named Elder Ocampo. He brought a strong spirit to the meeting and I was especially uplifted. He spoke primarily about the family and explained that the second most sacred place after the temple is the home. It got me thinking a bit about my post-mission life... but I promise I'm not trunky!

As for the work, this week was a bit rough, especially because my comp is already really discouraged with our area and doesn't want to work... not even a little bit... and he has only got a month in the area, whereas I have more than 7. It's a constant struggle to get him to obey as well. In the mission you learn to get along with and even love any kind of person.

We have two baptismal dates right now, scheduled to be baptized the third, we are praying that everything goes smoothely.

The church is true and every trial does us good. Love ya. -Elder Davis

Monday, November 21, 2016

¡Dia de Accion de Gracias! (Thanksgiving)

Thanksgiving is coming up, which has got me pretty excited. He see turkeys all over the place here, but I have just about forgotten what they taste like... We will be celebrating with the Mission President and his wife, which could mean we will be eating some pie... I hope that is the case, even though it may not be a strawberry rhubarb pie.

In these days my comp and I have two fechas to be VERY grateful for, they are two single mothers that I have been teaching for sometime, and finally they accepted a date. They have been attending and will be baptized the 3rd.

The Church is true, the Lord never loses sight of us no matter how far we may venture off the way. Love ya lots, happy Thanksgiving!

-Elder Davis

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

El tiempo se va demasiado rapido....

I try not to count the time I have in the misison but the people and the other missionaries always ask or remind me... I had no idea that these 2 years would go by so fast.

This week came and went in the same way. On Tuesday we went to the family Thomas Chuk that had attended 2 Sundays in a row and we were sure that they would accept a baptismal date, however, they heard a testimony of the work for the dead and just couldnt accept the concept... we invited them to pray and they said they would; I am praying that hey might recieve a testimony of the Restoration. Unfortunately we couldnt get them to church this Sunday. We also met a young man named Raul in a bus and began talking about the Restoration, he told us that he didn't attend any church and had always wondered which was the true church. He understood everything we taught him and read The Book of Mormon, but he then told us in the following visit that he didn't feel anything and that he didn't feel a desire to attend church. We also put a baptismal date with a lady named Martha... yet, when we tried to follow up with her she hid and lied to us when we found her in the street. All in all the week was going pretty bad until I had an exchange with a Mexican elder named Elder Torrez. We had a vey spiritual day and found some very positive people, and as we worked we chatted about our areas, the mission and many other things. I have known this missionary for a while and he is honestly one of my best friend in the mission, but I had never realized just how humble and willing he was. When the people rejected us and told us that what we were teaching was a lie he kept smiling and working with the same enthusiasm. He told me that no matter how bad things got he kept enthusiastic because he was grateful for the fact the he had a testimony. I didnt think i would learn so much from the example of a 6 month missionary... He even shined my shoes the next morning. it was a humbling experience that was much needed.

On Sunday we showed up to church without any investigators, but to our surprise two young mothers that I have been inviting for a long time showed up! They liked the church and felt the spirit. I am hoping that they accept a date and make the commitment.

Well, this week was a humbling one and I am reminded of a concept that I read somwhere that states that the formula for happines is Gratitude + Humility = happiness. I know that that is true. I love you all and I pray that you may apreciate and be grateful for what you have, especially your testimonies. The Church is true. -Elder Davis

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

las hermanas de veras son pilas

Super spicy chile called chile porron, my comp was crying.... but it was delicious, I ate 3 plates of it.

This week we had a multi-zone conference with Presidente Goodman that was very uplifting which was badly needed. In the meeting the assistants promised us that we could put a baptismal date that night, when we got home we did just that. My companion and I were so happy; unfortunately, the lady ended up having to go to the capitol to stay with a sick relative, but she committed to read the Book of Mormon  while away, therefore, we are hoping to get her to church and then in the water once she returns. On Sunday we had a family in church, the Thomas Chuk family, it was their second attendance so we are hoping that they will accept a baptismal date this week.

The sisters in Alameda baptized an awesome convert on Saturday named Leticia. She made a lot of sacrifices in order to be baptized; the interview was awesome.

Well I am out of time again.... I love you all.  -Elder Davis