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


Letter #83 - "We are always blessed for our best efforts..." - Palo Gordo, Guatemala

well this is kinda weird writing to you when i didnt get any emails from you except for a few funny pics of sam and zac dressed as shieks hahaha!!

well any way this last week was christmas and it was fun.  we had a little get together as a zone, ate some pizza, had a gift exchange, and played some basketball (i played in some sweet fake jordan shoes i bought for like 10 dollars hahaha). then we visited some members, ate a ton of tamales and then, of course at midnight lit off fireworks like all of the guatmalans do.  the funniest thing was that i was counting down til midnight and did so like this - 9 8 7 6 4 5 2 1! so yeah i blame it on the cold and that i was exhausted.  haha

besides that this was  a normal week - to be honest there isnt really that much to report especially because you wont be getting this email until next week - hahaha!  there is one thing i learned this week and that is that we are always blessed for our best effort and for our patience.  i love what it says in these 2 scriptures, im sure i have shared these before but i just love them so much:

D&C 103:36
 36 All victory and glory is brought to pass unto you through your diligence, faithfulness, and prayers of faith.

D&C 123:17
17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.

well have a wonderful week


elder meyer