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Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission

Iglesia Mormona, Boulevard Centenario

Salida a Coatepeque,Zona 2,Apt Postal 26



Monday, May 8, 2017

Gettin Drenched Every Single Day

This week was a lot of fun and started off with a multi-zone with president Goodman and his wife. I felt like it was a bit long (8 hours...) but much was learned, and as with al multi-zones, I was able to see lots of friends. After the conference it started to rain hard and my companion and I were the last to leave because we had to lock everything up and do a bit of cleaning. Ironically, when it rains hard here the tuctuceros stop working and anyone in the streets is left to fend for themselves, therefore we had to walk a good mile or two in pouring rain back to our house. I finished the day working in flip-flops... It rained like that for 3 days in a row and really hampered our work. Nonetheless, we were able to find some really cool families. The rain has also been revealing some other very interesting things which I have been finding all over the place while working... but I am not going to get into that much, because I am trying to stay as focused as I can given where I am at.

About a month ago the assistants baptized an amazing family that is really fired up to do the work of the Lord. We took them with us to visit Eluvia y Armando. The visit went great and they both said that they want to be baptized, the testimonies of the two converts brought a very strong testimony which was much needed by these two souls that have recently been through the death of a husband and father, diabetes, and cancer. These people are so prepared, I can't wait to see them baptized.

We are also preparing for baptism an 11-year-old boy named Marjony. His parents are less actives and are getting active it he church again. We are trying to help them understand that being faithful to their covenant is what will bring them more happiness and success than anything else in this world.

Yesterday we had the opportunity to have a very friendly bible "discussion" (not bash) with a former investigator that claimed to know a lot about the bible. He did know lots of scriptures and stories and had lots of interesting questions and ideas, but was unable to answer one simple question we asked, phrased different ways; Why are we here? I have realized in my mission that even the most successful pastors can't answer that question... some get close by saying that it's because we are Gods children, but nobody knows exactly why. I am so grateful that by way of prophets, the scriptures, and personal revelation, I have found the answer to some of these questions... Its pretty convenient being in the true Church.

Keep on shining!

-Elder Davis

Leonardo go baptized (2 weeks ago) Jeser and Michael were going to be baptized as well but there father, who is in the states, didn't give them permission and says that they have to go to the Catholic Church... Hopefully they will take the step in a few years, maybe after they are mayores de edad.

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