Monday, March 31, 2014

Conference and Adventure!

Date:  March 31, 2014
Area:  Lat Tinta, Guatemala
Companion:  Elder Aguero from Peru
Week:  15

Now I`m sure your wondering, conference? What conference? Well the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints, or as I like to call it, lix igless li Jesukristo reheb` li santil paab`anel sa` roso`jikeb` li kutan, but whatever the language this is an important time.

One member of our District, Elder Santizo, got a wonderful idea to make and the print off these little invitations that we could hand out to anyone and everyone we see and invite them to this special event where they get to hear the prophet. So we did this, it`s actually a great help because the people love it when they receive things, even a little paper, but in contacting random people it`s been a huge help as we hand someone a paper and say, ¨We`re missionaries of the church (etc) and we`re going to be holding a conference next Sunday and you`re invited, in this conference we will be able to listen to the prophet,¨ Here`s the kicker, ¨Perhaps later in the week we could come by and have a short lesson about who a prophet is and why he`s so important and what exactly this conference is.¨ So, through this we have about seven potential new investigators and we will be visiting them tomorrow and Wednesday.
Our district making the trek to the falls

In regards to letters, I have not recieved more since last Monday, but there is going to be a Zone conference this week on Thursday and therefore I`m going to recieve letters then, now the question with that is who I receive them from this time, because it could be any of the wonderful people that write me on a regular basis and it could also be from someone who hasn`t written in a while, and also someone new. It`s a fun time for me receiving mail is, and I do love hearing when my letters sent to you guys make it safely.
A special notice, happy birthday Deven North, it`s almost the day of the innocent, so beware. (That`s what April fool`s day, or it`s equivalent is called, ask Dad, he probably knows.)

Elder North and Elder Perez
Any other notices about the work week, not really, all pretty normal, although one of the investigators we have we went to visit and he was drunk.... Yeah, but not to worry, he`s one of our investigators and we don`t give up on people that easily. 

The adventure we had was today, in fact, this very P-day, which was a little unlike a normal P-day here in La Tinta where we wake up, do a bit of studying and morning stuff and then go play some futbol, eat lunch, go use internet, maybe a couple of appointments and then resting in the house.

Today we woke up a little early to go to Tucuru to see a waterfall, so off we go on a hour bus ride and we get off at a bridge and walk two hours to this waterfall of which we got some pretty awesome photos and I got to see a lot of very beautiful land. Although I sweated so much, and as for today I miss my dry climate.
The first little waterfall. Elder Glover, Elder North, and Elder Santizo.
We did not walk back all the way, but found a bus to ride, and for the first time in my mission I`m pretty sun-burnt, but all to get that tan.... Right?

So, with conference, prepare yourselves, I`ve been thinking about it and do you realize how important he is and how incredible it is that we have someone who can communicate to God face to face. Pretty cool stuff.
So, get your notebooks ready, have some of those `burning` questions as I like to call them, written down and ready to be answered and then review those talks when you can read them.
Thank you all for your prayers, they are being answered daily and it`s a large protection for all of us out in the field.
Elder Norte
P.S. Write more letters, I know my mother puts the little note at the bottom that says ¨Write him¨ But I`ll give my own two quetz, a missionary can NEVER receive too many letters.
Guatemala countryside


small waterfall

Ghost Elder North

Elder Jered North
Guatemala Cobán Mission
Apartado Postal #34
3ra Calle 2-02, Zona 3
Cobán AV 16001
Guatemala, Central America
It costs $1.15 to mail a letter to him. You can use regular envelops and stamps just make sure they equal $1.15. If it weights more than a regular letter you should take it to the post office to have it weighed.


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