Monday, August 3, 2015

If you´re praying and you know it clap your hands!

Elder North and a big dog named Kaybil
Date:  August 3, 2015
Area:  Tanchi, Guatemala
Companion:  Elder Torres
Week:  84

Not much to report this week, we´ve been trying to find some new people and without much success, but we have made plans with the branch and the coming week has a lot of activities and stuff and it´s going to be awesome! Some weeks just have to not be that good. If there isn´t bad how can there be good?

We also had many people not be in their houses when we visited them, Rigoberto was an investigator that we were really excited to meet with again because the first visit with him went by really, really well and now we can´t find him and he won´t answer his phone... This makes for sad Elders.
Elder Torres was not in a Kekchi speaking area before, he´s doing great though!

Staying within the funds... It requires eating more simply. Rice, beans, cheap cereal or oatmeal and then buying just for a couple meals. Spaghetti is something I like buying because it´s cheap and 
it´s good and really easy to cook, you just have to find some good sauce.

So, an interesting experience we had this week was while we were contacting, we found a lady, Graciela, and after a short introduction I taught her a bit about what the Book of Mormon is and she invited us to the birthday party of her little three year old Elna.  The ´party´ though felt more like a praying service, it´s part of the custom here to have prayers and stuff like that, but they invited the pastor of another church and he led the evening.

We sat and watched as they sang and prayed, I like watching others do their thing but I also find it sad. Their faith and want to adore God is very remarkable and admirable but the way they do it seems really odd to me and those in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prayers are louder and with more people and it was the first time I saw someone clap while they prayed. I don´t want to put down the way they believe but I feel sad because I know that it isn´t the correct way.
I love these people though and they are filled with love and are very interesting, their faith is great!  They just believe differently than I do.

Spread the love out there.

Elder North

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