|Elder Cook and I in the middle of nowhere.|
|The district! We had 20 baptisms with 2 families!|
The Lord`s work goes on here in Malacatán! We had some changes here in our zone but Elder Cook and I survived and we will keep on working hard and having fun as we help people come to Christ!
We kind of had a strange experience today. We were all in the chapel today to play some volleyball when a couple of Elders went in the elevator of the chapel to get on the first floor. I was outside when I got a call from one of the Elders in the elevator saying they were stuck on the first floor and the door wouldn`t open! What happened next was a crazy 2 hours trying to find some way to get this door to open! We called a few people with keys but nobody seemed to have the right key to get this thing open. Also, Elder and Sister Wetzel (President´s Ruiz´s counselor) stopped by out of nowhere just in time to help us out. I guess they just stopped to use the bathroom and do other things here but they were able to help us and eventually I got a hold of somebody with the key and we went and rescued the Elders. It was a little crazy.
|2 Elders were stuck in this elevator for 2 hours as we tried to find a solution.|
This week we had a lot of members of our ward accompany us to some really spiritual lessons with someone named F. that we found a couple weeks ago. We found F. one day when we were a little down and didn`t know where to go and we just came across this little path that lead us to a neighborhood we had never found before. We began to ask the neighbors who would be good for us to visit in this place and they told us about F. When we showed some members where he lived they were amazed we had somehow found him because he lives pretty hidden in this place. F. is a very prepared person. We visited him and he has really become excited about the gospel and always is reading his Book of Mormon. This Sunday he came to church for the first time and he felt great and everyone was greeting him and making him feel very welcome. This work is so powerful when the missionaries and the members work shoulder to shoulder! Lives are changed and more people come to Christ!
We finally caught our rat but somehow it flew out of our trap into our big sink pila thing (it was empty) and we started throwing some little fireworks at it and that is when it went down the drain. He hasn`t returned since so hopefully that means it was successful.
I am really realizing how important it is that we just love the people here in Guatemala. It really is what can drive us to work even harder, testify even more powerfully, and lose ourselves in this great work of salvation. I have really grown to love these people as my brothers and sisters in the year that I have been here. I still have a ways to go but I am glad that the Lord has helped me have a place in my heart for these people and serve them the best I can!
|Elder Fifita leaving (he is now a district leader too).|
|Crossing a crazy bridge in our area, it was fun!|
|A cool view in Malacatan of the volcanoe Tajamulco.|