Monday, December 22, 2014

Letter #82 - Feliz Navidad! - Palo Gordo, Guatemala

well this is the week of christmas, but i feel like christmas already happened because i already talk to the family! to be honest all of the weeks kinda blur together ive been here so long that i feel like being a missionary is my life now.  this week was very normal but we had a sweet conference with president.  he talked about the need to be disciples.  he shared the story of the young rich man and then how after Jesus had told His disciples that it is hard to enter in the kingdom of God that peter resonded that he had left everything to follow Him and then i love the the promise Christ made (mark 10):

29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life

so yeah i know that is true because i have seen it in my life as i have left everything to be able teach the gospel.  also this week we had a sweet christmas activity with the branch - there were 15 investigatores there and it made me realize how easy it is truly to invite people to learn more about the church. it can start wtih something so small like a church activity and movie,  He is the Gift, or a family night.  they will feel the spirit and then it will be easier to invite them to other things.  well i hope you all have a wonderful week and a wonderful christmas.  remember that Christ is christmas and that He is the Gift!!
i want to share something really quick with you (i kinda already told mom) but i want all of you to read this.  about 3 years ago nick holmes clicked on a facebook ad that talked about going to figi.  after that he signed up for hefy.  he told me about the trip and i tried to sign up but it was all full.  we sent an email to the lady who was in charge and she put my name on a list.  a few weeks later we found out that they were opening up a fourth trip to belize, and i got on the trip. chase was in the third trip and then felt like he needed to change to the fourth.  i met him, he became my best friend,  all of my friends at byu were because of him and my friends when i come home from the mission will also be because of him.  MY LIFE HAS BEEN CHANGED BECAUSE NICK HOLMES CLICKED ON A FACEBOOK AD!

why am telling you this?? because giving service in belize changed my life and it is possible that this trip to nepal could change your lives.  i just want to invite you to do a few things on the trip:
1. take a lot of pics
2. write in a journal during everyday of the trip
3,  dont complain (DAD!!)
4. try to be friends with everyone
5. write down funny quotes of experiences
6. read the scriptures

um so i think that is it i hope your trip is amazing


elder meyer


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