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Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission

Iglesia Mormona, Boulevard Centenario

Salida a Coatepeque,Zona 2,Apt Postal 26



Monday, January 23, 2017

¡Se Bautiza la Familia Perez!

So, the highlight of the week is that the Perez family was baptized. They are wonderful people and I was very pleased to be able to help them prepare to be baptized. However, there is still much to be done with them because they are a bit slow in understanding certain things and live far away from the chapel, and the last thing we want is that they stop attending just because they didn't fully understand the Restoration. Especially because the local pastors are already working on them.  I don't have photos yet because my mission leader has them and hasn't sent them to me.

We have got some other very positive investigators that have the necessary attendances, but for a diversity of reasons, they haven't accepted baptismal dates yet. Nonetheless, they are still attending and with the help of the members and the holy spirit well get them in the water.

This week I was able to learn a lot about charity. I honestly believe that the "pure love of Christ" is the most important attribute of our Savior that we should strive to obtain. Until we are able to see through Christ's eyes, we will never be able to overcome the hatred and ignorance that surrounds us. Love others as Christ loves you. The Church is true. Love yall.

-Elder Davis

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

¡Puchis! Estoy entrenando.

With Mission Leader and Family

With New Companion Elder Medina

Yesterday I was unable to write because I was in Reu picking up my new companion, Elder Medina, from Honduras. He is new and unspoiled, therefore, I'm training! That being so, Elder Flores had transfers. It was sad to see him go, but I learned a lot from him and we made some great memories.

The Perez family accepted a baptismal date for 21st and now has all of the necessary attendances. Right now we are organizing their wedding and the ordinance with the help of our mission leader. This is the very first area in which I have a mission leader that understands his calling and magnifies it. It is also very convenient that he has decent money and car in order to help us work and be in contact always. This Sunday we had 13 investigators in church and all of them are very positive. We are hoping to have lots of baptisms in February.

I am a bit nervous about the whole training thing, but it is going very well thus far. My trainee is very humble and knows almost nothing about the mission; I hope I can give him the training he needs to begin his mission strong. 

I know the church is true and that after we have given our best the grace of the atonement will do the rest, it will even allow us to overcome our "personal defects". I love you all.

-Elder Davis

Monday, January 9, 2017


Today I complete 20 years, or two decades, of life. It feels weird. I have even got some white hairs to show for it... I got a pretty good birthday gift because we went to the Cataratas La Igualdad which was a lot of fun and right up my ally.

This Sunday was a great one because we had the Perez family in church and priesthood named Valdemar. The family is very poor and they live in a distant village, nonetheless they payed their tithing and accepted to be baptized the 21st! It will be tough though because the path leading to their village is being worked on and will be out of commission for 2 months. Therefore they will have to walk a long ways in order to attend, but they have the desire, so I have faith that they will make the sacrifice.

The other family that I told you about last week isn't progressing much right now because the father (Jose) is working in Mexico with his oldest son. Yet, two of his kids (Jorge 14 and Reyes 12) were able to attend with us.

The members are motivated and working hard with us; our mission leader is especially pilas and has taught us a lot and given some great referrals. Lets just hope that it keeps up. ( He took some pics that I will send you next week.)

The work is going well and I am happy. Take advantage of every moment and embrace whatever may come your way. It all has a purpose. The Church is true! -Elder Davis

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year, New Goals

Well, my first complete year in the mission has officially ended. It gives me a feeling of satisfaction and one of sadness because it went by so fast. I believe that I learned more than in any other year of my life, nonetheless, I recognize more than ever that I lack much and that there is much to do.

Right now we are teaching an amazing family, the Barrios family. They are very strong people, proof of that is that the mother had her 7 children naturally and within the walls of her own home. She is expecting another that will pop out any day now, for that reason she hasn't been able to attend church with us yet, but her husband and some of her children have attended and felt the spirit. Jose, the father, told us that for a long time he has been searching for the truth and is eager to find it. I have felt the spirit strongly in the lessons and believe that he will be a new convert very soon with his family. Their main obstacles have been the pregnancy and their work which is done for weeks at a time in Mexico... however, the Lord provides.

New Years Eve was similar to that of last year with it's fair share of fireworks, turkey, and, as always, tamales de carne. We had a great time with a few of the members here in San Rafael that gave us lots of great food.

I hope that you all have prayed for inspiration and put some concrete goals for this year. The atonement has always directed us forward and helped us to progress. The past is to be analyzed and learned from but never relived. que sigan adelante recordandose siempre de su meta eterna. La iglesia es lo mas verdadero que hay. Les amo muchisimo.              - Elder Davis