Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Letter # 98 - "I have put my words in thy mouth." - Mazate Las Flores, Guatemala

hi! so it was another week here in guatemala. but i guess i should start of with the big news, i had changes and now i am in mazate las flores.  it is a good zone with strong wards and great missionaries, it seems like the best place to finish the mish.  so im really stoked to be here.  my comp is elder vences he is from texas and has 19 months in the mish. i knew him a year ago when we were in malacatan and we have always been good friends so its great being here with him.  mazate is the niciest city in the mish it has a mall, wendys, taco bell, and subway.  so that is exciting :)

we had a pretty solid week - we worked hard and good things are happening.  we met this lady named paola who was super cool. we were contacting and we started to talk to her and she just lit up and asked us to come in.  it was a great lesson and we are excited to keep working with her. 

as far as what i learned this week i loved what i read in jeremiah 1.  as missionaries we always used 1:5 to teach about the preexistance and how we lived with God before we came to earth, but i had never read what else was part of the story. 

Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
 ¶But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.
 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched mymouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put mywords in thy mouth.

as i read this i thought about jeremiah and how he must have felt to be called to be a prophet and how hard that would be. and then i thought about how the Lord helped him know that God would help him and give him the rigth words.  i have felt this as i have been a missionary.

answers to moms questions:

 in our house it is just the 2 of us which isnt as fun as a house of 4 but that is ok. the house is pretty nice but there are a lot of mosquitos.  we are in a ward with 140-160 active members and we share the ward with hermanas. right now we dont have too many investigatores but we are working with paola, estuardo, and iris.  i dont know them that well but we are going to work hard this week to see if maybe we can have a bapism next week. the best thing i learned this week is what i wrote about jeremiah. there arent that many weird animals here but i still think it is weird that people have chickens as pets, and then when they get big they kill them and eat them.  its like a farm just right there in the house.  

sounds like the trip to utah is just full of adventures haha! i really loved what you wrote about enduring to the end.  it kinda sucks, haha, its hard, we get tired and sick of doing it, but heck that is what we have to do.  and thats just the way it is.  
well  think that is just about it for this week. i hope you have a great week


elder meyer


foto - this is the last pic with elder saunders my comp from the ccm.  this was in the change meeting right before he went home.