Monday, August 18, 2014

Letter #65 "do all we can and know that God will take care of the rest." San Isidro, Guatemala


well here i am again and im not really sure what to write....  this was an interesting week.  we worked really hard this week, knowing that if everything went well we would have 4 baptisms the upcoming week.  and we did everything that we can do, but even with that things just arent turning out as we want them do.  to be honest it is very hard to have the humility to accept that we dont understand the will of the Lord and that sometimes things dont turn out like we want.   the only thing i can do is remember what it says in D&C 58:63-4:

 Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.
 For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand.

so yeah we just have to do all that we can and then know that God will take care of the rest.  what has also helped me is this video.  i think i shared this in an email but it is worth watching again, here is the youtube link 

Answers to mom's questions:
ummm i think the funniest thing that happened is that on tuesday we had a zone conference in the mountains, and there i got to see a missionary who was in my ward for a long time in brillantes and was also in my district when i was in la blanca and to be able to joke around about the crazy things that had happened during all that time was really funny...  tennis last week was great, i am WAY out of practice and they just had terrible wal mart rackets but i was so happy to be on the court again.  the work with the ward is going ok, there are like 3 or 4 people that are really helping us and for that we are very happy but we need to start working with more people so that we can have more success.  everything is going well with chase.  the scariest thing that happened this week was that on saturday we went to a place that was a little bit far away (30 minutes walking) and we were coming back in the dark and they had told us that this place was dangerous and that just a few days earlier somebody had been robbed there ,but we made it out without problem.  the worst thing i had eaten was dinner on friday, to be honest it was delicious but it made me really sick.... the best lesson i have learned is that we can be happy even if we are exhausted, i was watching some training videos for new missionaries and there was a missionary that i think is great and he said ¨i am tired, i am so tired, i am always tired, but its weird because i am so happy´ and i really think it is the same for me.  the clothes are holding up fine, and i think they will be able to hold up for the rest of the mish.  the best thinkg i have learned from elder godinez is humility.  he recognizes that he doesnt know everything and is very willing to do what i think would be a good idea.  with investigatores we are still so close with hugo but he just keeps making excuses and that is so frustrating!! yenifer is very close also but there is something that is scaring her and we dont know what.  carla is cool and wants to get baptized but we still havent gotten permision from here mom to do it. 

so i think that is about it.  thanks so much for sharing that experience with me!! it is something that helps me out!!

have a wonderful week


elder meyer