Monday, October 13, 2014

Letter #73 -"now you are convincing me that i should get baptized!" - San Isidro, Guatemala

well hello again

so it was another week her in san isidro and everything is going well.  we have some way sweet people for this upcoming week to get baptized.  first there is misael.  he is a neighbor of hugo who was baptized like a month ago.  hugo broght misael to his baptism and that is where we met him and started to teach him.  we have been teaching him ever since and since that point he has not missed church once, and he also went to 2 sessions of general confernce.  this week he accepted to be baptized the 18th!!! so that was way sweet but the coolest things was that after church sunday he went to the stake missionary preparation class because he already has the desire to serve a mission.  he is already starting to prepare so that in a year he can be a missionary!!! there is also paola who is way cool too!! with her it was a clear how much of an impact that the prophet and apostles can make on a person and the Spirit that is so strong when we listen to them speak.  during elder bednars talk she turned to me and said "now you are convincing me that i should get baptized!"  she will also be baptized on the 18th.  to me it is so great to see that God is always preparing His children to accept the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of the Spirit and the blessings that someone receives when they decide to get baptized!!

so yeah the other very cool thing that happend this week was that we saw that the people we have helped come to the church and be baptized during our time here in san isidro are now helping many other people come to the church and be baptized.  hugo has already brought misael.  we are also working with his brother in law.  maryori and emily have already brought omara, their sister, and now we are working with 2 of their cousins and 3 of their neighbors.  if these members who have just weeks or months being members can help so many people what can we do if we have been a member for our whole lives?? 

so yeah keep that in mind.  some times we are afraid that bad things will happen if we share the gospel but i read a scripture that talked about this that i loved (d&c6:29-30)

 29 Verily, verily, I say unto you, if they reject my words, and this part of my gospel and ministry, blessed are ye, for they can do no more unto you than unto me.
 30 And even if they do unto you even as they have done unto me, blessed are ye, for you shall dwell with me in glory.

answers to moms questions:

yes it is still hot, it rains almost every day at 3 or 4 and when it rains really hard it cools down.  misael, paola and luis will be baptized this week.  we are working with samuel, elbira, franklin, jordan, sandy, and diego.  HOLY CRAP i cannot belive that it is time to start thinking about coming home! yeah i would love to be an efy counselor when i get home at least for a few weeks but i will also want to be with the family.  i can talk to president when you give me more info about filling out the application.  i talk to chase but i havent said anything about next year.  i think it would be great if you could talk to his mom.  i know that when we were making plans when we were in byu we were talking about  living south of campus and we were think about living with andy, mitchel and i cant remember who else... talk to chases mom about it, i think that would be the best.  the best miracle this week was that we were able to work with these new converts to find and start teaching a bunch of people. my favorite book i have read on the mission besides the scriptures would be the peter potential.  i love the youth of this ward. they are the people that help us out the most.  we always go to mutual because almost every week they bring a friend.  i miss the family, sports, air conditioning, hot water, being able to sleep in, and breakfast food.  the best thing i have learned from elder godinez is that i just need to be myself and work hard;  if i do that everything turns out great.  

so yeah i think that is it for this week.  i would just like to congratulate sam and zac and the whole charger tennis team on a great year.  that movie sounds way cool. i would love to see it but im guessing that i will have to wait until i get home to see it....  well i think that is it.  

have a wonderful week


elder meyer