Monday, August 10, 2015

Mice on the shelves.

Our Zone
Date:  August 10, 2015
Area:  Tanchi, Guatemala
Companion:  Elder Torres
Week 85

So with regards to the email this week we have been having quite the mice problem, during the day you don´t see any of them but at night you can hear them getting into things and running on the roof. We try and slay them whenever we can but we´ve been forced to take some extra measures to protect our foodstuffs from the invading forces. Anything within plastic like bread needs to be placed in more secure areas or they fall prey to the fiends, especially the injured bread, they´re the first to go. Not even the harder spaghetti is safe at times.
So yeah.... That´s happening.

In other news this week we had our branch conference, which is like a ward conference but for branches. We had a great turnout on Sunday with an amazing attendence of 145. Our average is about 80 to 90 people. It was really good.
Throughout the weeks we had some activities, like a afternoon for movies and some games and some other stuff, not all of the activities had really good turnouts and for a few we didn´t go, but the efforts of our visits and the visits of the members seems to have paid off and we had a lot of people for Sunday.
Elder Torres playing with Tanchi children
We also got word of some really good news, it has been approved for the church to build a bigger sacrament room for the church in Tanchi, because it is really small and can really only hold about 70 people. and even that is squezing some people in, the construction should begin next month, but this is really awesome and means that the church is indeed growing quite a bit in Tanchi and I can´t help but feel a little pride as I fell like I have truly helped the branch grow here.

As for the work, same old, lots of walking, we had some days where we didn´t plan that well and had to walk distances a lot longer than usual and we returned home with tired feet, but we had a fun week, and we were able to visit plenty of less actives and members to get them excited about the branch conference where they truly heard some great talks about various simple doctrines.

IN terms of investigators this week. We found a bunch of little kids and they were really excited to sing with us, but it didn´t seem like they were very excited about anything else because I didn´t see any of them at any of the activities or on Sunday... Oh well, we´re going to revisit them this week and hopefully be able to teach their parents more.
Beautiful Mountains

I got a lot of letters this week, two from Mom, one from Julie Barnson, one from Rowan and four from Grandma Mary. I love letters.

That´s about it for this week.
Love you all,
Elder Norte

Elder North loves mail so if you can, write him!

Please do not use nick names on letters or packages. They have to go to the mission home and then be forwarded on. If you have a nick name on the letter it may never make it to him. THANKS
Send mail to:

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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