Friday, January 9, 2015

Letter # 84 - "Happy 2015!!" - Palo Gordo, Guatemala

well hello again

after hearing about your crazy adventures in nepal i suddenly feel like being in guatemala isnt all that cool!  but any way, it was a fairly normal week. we worked hard and had some fun.  it is still a little bit hard to work because my comp is still a little bit sick so we have orders to be in our house at 6 so that is a little bit of a bummer but it was still a good week.  

the biggest news is that we are getting really close with this guy named erlin.  he is super cool. his wife has been a member for her whole life and he works in canada for like 7 months of the year and then is here with his family the rest of the year.  he came back a few weeks ago and has been coming to church.  we have been teaching him and he is super cool.  on friday i had an amazing lesson with him while i was with our branch president.  it was such a miralce, when we started the lesson i wasnt sure what i needed to say to him but the words and the scritpures came and it was one of the most powerful lessons of my mission.  the coolest thing was that near the end of our lessons he asked us to stay.  he said he felt such a peace while we were there that he didn't want us to go.  so yeah he is great and hopefully will be baptized soon.

i think that is about it on the update.  things are going well -it is so cold but i love it here.  the cold definitely beats sweating my brains out haha!!

i just wanted to share a way cool scripture that i found this week.  i was reading 1 chronicles and i loved davids last words to his son solomon and then to his kingdom.  here they are:

1 chronicles 28:20

Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God,even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.

1 chronicles 29:5

And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto theLord?

so yeah that is it.  have a wonderful week


elder meyer


pics: a sweet guatemalan sunset and me making tamales, there was so much smoke i had to cover my face it was hurting my eyes so bad haha


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