Area: Korral Pek, Guatemala
Companion: Elder Sierra
The year of the missionary as I called 2014 as come to an end and we now enter into the year of the returns, first up on the return list is my sister Amber I think and then it goes on from Coy Christ to Bryen and me and Colby Sims in December, but there is work to do and we must execute plan 2015! The plan is to work hard and to work miracles and to return home with no regrets.
My New Year´s wasn´t that exciting, we had something planned for the church here in Korral Pek, we had to leave early to go to bed, but it was pretty good, we left while they were singing hymns and that night at midnight there were some fireworks, not as many as I imagine that were in the capital or in Cobán, but there were a few here in the mountains, we did have a fun time watching our neighbors take kill and then gut and take apart a pig to sell the meat, from having an alive pig to just pieces of meat was very interesting, and up here in the mountains they use almost every part, or at least, they sell almost every part.
I have a couple of New Year Resolutions, one of which is go to the temple again, now that´s kind of wierd to hear from a missionary, but up here in the mountains we´re too far from the temple to go to it and we have to wait untill after our mission to go, I asked a member what his goals were and his was also go to the temple with his wife. What an awesome goal!
|Fotos para está semana, pig (chancho)|
What are yours?
We had a good week this week in the sense that we found plenty of new people to be able to teach, but they didn´t come to church, so that´s going to be our focus for this week, to bring all those that we´re teaching to come to church, hopefully find some member who are willing to take them to church as well so they have someone to remind them and someone to talk to, because more than half of missionary work is done by the members, we just find and teach and bring them in at first and then the members do all the rest, and they find and teach and bring them in as well. Just don´t be one of those that feel like you don´t have enough time to do a good dead, especially on a Sunday, a simple call to a friend will do if you really don´t have time.
We did quite a bit of walking this week and it was made worse by some diarrea that my companion had, we´re actually in Cobán today to see if it´s something worse than normal because he´s had it for a while, but those things happen, I´ve been very blessed to be very healthy throughout my mission and only a few sick days.
I hope you all have made plans and goals for this New Year! And what a year it will be!
And remember, GO GETCHA SOME! (Some people have asked what I mean by that, it means what you want it to mean, go getcha some food, some pineapple, a job, anything really, just make like Nike and JUST DO IT)
Love from the one and only,