Monday, August 24, 2015

Rotting mice and words of an Apostle

Date:  August 24, 2015
Area:  Tanchi, Guatemala
Companion:  Elder Torres
Week 87

This week has had some fun events. So, about a couple of weeks ago we were getting really annoyed with the present of some mice, they were making noises and eating our food, you know. Mice stuff. So we decided to get back at the little critters by putting poison out. It worked! They fell for the trap and ate the poison. About a week later an odd smell started arising, I know that smell, I thought to myself, and started looking around. Sure enough we found some rotting mice. Three to be exact. We won the fight yet they were trying to get back at us in a last ditch effort. We won though.

Our other most exciting event of the week was that we got to hear from Elder Russel M Ballard as he visited Honduras and we watched through satellite as he addressed all of the missionaries in Central America. He had some advice on what we can do to help the people as might be expected. He pushed the importance of declaring and sharing the truth of the Restoration and Joseph Smith as the prophet of the Restoration. He also had some advice on marriage, although that was something interesting to hear in a missionary setting. He said something like. ¨I know your not supposed to be thinking about marriage while on your mission, but think about it for a minute.¨ Some good humor from a wonderful servant of God.

For the work this week we got to find some new people and get them going on the wonderful journey of learning the truth, one in mention is Angelina, her husband is working far away which makes it hard to teach him, but we´re able to teach her and her children. They´re doing great, we have only had one lesson with them but I feel like they´re going to progress. We´ll see tomorrow when we really start teaching them. I´m optomistic though. A good attitude is one the keys to conquering the world.... Or your fears. Whichever one you want.

Other things..... Hmmmmm..... Letters, I did get three letters this week. One from Sister Barnson, although she has now returned home and two from Grandma Mary.

I love you all, send me some questions to answer I feel like my weekly report this week was actually really bland.... Sorry about that.

Elder North

Or write me a real letter
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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