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Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission

Iglesia Mormona, Boulevard Centenario

Salida a Coatepeque,Zona 2,Apt Postal 26



Monday, December 26, 2016

La Segunda Navidad

Yesterday I passed my second Christmas in the mission, and the last one feels just weeks behind. I was pretty tired through all of it because the club across the street from our house was open and loud ALL NIGHT on Christmas Eve. I didn't eat as many tamales as last year, but I did get to eat a bit of turkey, so I can't complain at all.

The week honestly wasn't very fruitful because everbody was too busy celebrating and housing relatives that had come far to help the missionaries. However, we were able find some positive people and work with the members. All in all it didn't feel much like Christmas, but it was nonetheless unforgettable. 

I hope that we can all maintain the spirit of love and service that we have during this season throughout the coming year and therefore be the disciples that our Lord needs. The church is true. -Elder Davis

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


I can't believe that Christmas is just a week away. As I said the year before... it doesn't feel like Christmas due to the lack of snow and American Christmas traditions, but I think the tamales will do. I received my packages and loved what they had for me; I probably should have waited until Christmas day to open them, but patience is still something that needs some work. Thanks.

The Christmas initiative is all based on service and therefore we have been doing a lot. We have especially been doing a lot of construction work. Because we aren't professionals we have really been doing a lot of carrying and unloading which has got me some decently callused hands. We also had a multi zone conference with President Goodman which was very uplifting and we ate some delicious food at the end as we always do.

The work will be pretty slow for these next two weeks especially because both Christmas day and New Years fall on Sundays... which means it will be almost impossible to get people to church. Yet we have a lot of people that are progressing that have attendances and will be able to be baptized in January.

I hope you can all strive to follow the example of our Savior in this wonderful season to "light the world" with your love and faith, serving all of those in need. In reality it isn't difficult since we all have necessities both temporal and spiritually. The church is true. I love you all.

-Elder Davis

Monday, December 12, 2016

San Rafael

Elder Flores and I are here in San Rafael working hard with the people we have progressing (Elder Zepeda left in transfers). There is a very poor family family of five that attended last Sunday, however they didn't attend this week because the husband is part of an obligatory council in his village and had a meeting. yet there are several other investigators attending that are vey close to being baptized but need  to either accept a date or get married (its rare that people be married here).

I get along great with my companion, he is very positive, patient and relaxed which is a great contrast to my last comp. The only bad thing is that he is from the states and we speak a lot of english... but we are good about speaking only Spanish outside of the house.

The members in the branch are great and have been working with us a lot. Our mission leader just got home from his mission and is great! We will have a lot of success with these members.

Thank you all for the love and support. The church is true and work marches triumphantly onward.

-Elder Davis

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Emergency Transfer

Well, I have finally left Palo Gordo... Thursday night I was called at 9 PM. The transfers came with mixed feelings, especially because I really wanted to see the baptisms coming up. Yet, the lord knows best.

My new are is San Rafael, Zona Malacatan. I am close to San Pablo where I started my mission!
I am in a trio until transfers (the 6th). My comps are Elder Flores from Arizona and Elder Zepeda from El Salvador. We have alot of really positive investigators and 13 of them attended this Sunday... A big change from Palo Gordo!

More next monday. Thanks for the loving support. The church is true.

-Elder Davis