Monday, August 31, 2015

Missionary week

Date:August 31, 2015
Area:  Tanchi, Guatemala
Companion:  Elder Torres  
Week 88

This week ended up being the week of visiting a whole lot of members! Which is just as much a part of missionary work as finding new people to teach and bring to the church, we are here to invite ALL to come to Christ, not just those that don´t know about the gospel but those that do know and are having a bit of trouble staying on, we´re here to help all those stay fast to the iron rod.

As for the title this past week we had the missionaries come to Tanchi. Not us, we´ve been here, but the Catholic missionaries. The Catholic missionaries come for a week and there are a lot of them, we actually didn´t see much and apparently they passed out little invitations the week before and we didn´t get one.  From what the members said they just visited for a little bit and did a prayer and then left, yet we passed some houses which we knew were being visited and they had visits for over an hour. I guess they were here as well to strengthen their members.  We found it a little funny that they were coming only for a week and from distances of about 10 miles from other areas where we come from so far away and we´re here for two years, but hey, everyone has their idea of what missionary work is. So I can´t really say anything about it.  Although I did get kind of annoyed because they had a little local band and during the whole week they would play very loudly late at night and launch rockets and play really loudly at 5 in the morning. I don´t like being woken up before my designated time to get up and I don´t like being forced to stay up late. We don´t even live that close to the Catholic church and it sounded like they were right next to us.  They have their beliefs of what they should do and so I can´t judge them. We believe that it isn't necessary to make a lot of noise in order to communicate with our God and having loud bands playing does not allow the spirit to be present because the fruits of the spirits are love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. ´Galations 5:22-23
I know that the spirit is felt the strongest in quite moments of meditation and study and I encourage all to study the scriptures and to meditate about them and to pray about them so you can learn to fell the Holy Spirit in your life because he will help guide you on the path that your heavenly father wants to be on.

Other news, I did not get a change and neither did my companion Elder Torres, so we will both be staying together in Tanchi another six weeks. It´s going to be a good six weeks.

I love you all,
Elder North

P.S. no mail this week

Noche de hermanamiento drinking some corn drink

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