Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Letter # 78 - "It was a very special moment for me!" San Isidro, Guatemala

well it was another week

things are going fine and i feel like the week goes by so fast that it feels like I just wrote to you.  it wasn't a very exciting week so I'm not quite sure what to say!  this week i had a really cool experience so i guess i will just share that and then someting that i learned.  because of a very weird situation on Tuesday, i was able to go back to san isidro for a day to visit some of my old investigators and to teach them again and to interview the brother of misael (we  baptized him in october and now he has baptized his brother).  well it was so cool to see these people again, but the best part was i was able to talk to misaels dad. i had never met him before but he asked me if i knew who was the missionary that had taught his son because he wanted to thank him for his help.  i just listened and at the end told him that it was me.  he just got a huge smile on his face and said thank you and gave me a hug.  it was a very special moment for me, and was one of the moments when being a missionary is so gratifying and worth the effort, the sacrifice, and all the frustrations!  

this week i was reading a lot in the book of 1 samuel.  i loved that before david did anything he asked the Lord if he should do it.  i loved that example, he did exactly what it says in alma 37:37

Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.
answers to mom's questions:
the bishop asked me for some help this week and we did something that really helped him out so he was happy with that. it was really good for us to work together.  i really want to do a visit with him but i want it to be a very good visit so i think im gonna wait until we have a very important lesson.  the sisters are very very cool yes hermana merrill is going home in 2 week.  yes we have a ward mission leader and he is good,  but the frustrating thing is that he doesnt have a phone so we cant call him to leave with us.....  the best thing i ate this week was this very good garlic beef.  yes my comp is making great progress.  he speaks very well for a gringo with little time, he is just a little scared to talk sometimes...  today for pday we went to a restaurant and ate creepes.  yum!! in our ward we have an attendance 130ish every week. there are 2 wards that meet in our building.  a lot of the members have cars but where we live almost no one does.  i was finally able to do divisiones with an elder that i have known and been close to all mission long and we were just talking about all the crazy things that have happened in the mish.  the best miracle of this week was that we were able to bring 4 people to church on sunday so that was great.

well it sounds like things are pretty good back at home. i really liked that story about the sheep.  well i think that is it for this week.  i hope you have a wonderful week!


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