Monday, March 23, 2015

On the upward climb

So this week was  lot better then the last. Although we did have to do quite a bit of traveling and there is still a lot more work to do here! But I am glad for that and praying that each week will be better and better and that we will find more and more people to teach and help to strengthen the branch here in Chichi!

Okay, so this week we went and taught a new family that we found while contacting last week. It is a big family of 11! And every time we see them I cant help but think how awesome it would be to see them all in white in the temple! 

So at the end of the lesson we ask them if it would be okay to close with a prayer. Of course they say that would be great, and i offer to say it. Well they call everyone in and tell them that we are going to pray. and then they all start like just falling to the floor and start praying. But it was actually more of crying, yelling and singing. I was so shocked at what had just happened so fast that i didn't know what to do. My companion and i just looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders, and started saying our own prayer, but in our heads. This finally ended after like 3 minutes and as soon as we left the house I couldn't help but laugh.. oh Guatemala!

So as i have mentioned in earlier emails we have been struggling a little bit lately here in the area with finding people to teach, people who truly have an interest in the message we are sharing.

And this week our entire district came to contact with us for an hour and a half. Which was really helpful. We all went to an area and contacted different streets. When all was said and done we now have 8 new investigators and have appointments with visit them this week! So I am excited to see what will happen with each of these new investigators!

This week we had a multizone conference in Huehuetenango, which meant that we had to wake up at 4:30am on Thursday! Supposedly the bus that we needed to be on was going to leave at 5:30 but what do you know, it didn't actually end up coming until 6. And the bus ride to get to Huehue that was supposed to be 2 and a half hours was only an hour and a half jajajaja so we got the the chapel way earlier and all I could think about was the sleep that I should have gotten but didn't because the genius elders don't know how to plan very well jajaja

But the multizone conference was really good! And we talked a lot about how to teach and introduce the message of the Restoration, and it was so helpful and helped a ton this week! 

The church is also starting a new initiative "Gracias a que El vive" of "Thanks that He lives" (Really I am not quite sure what it would be in English hahaha) But it is for the Easter season that is coming, but is really a video that we can share with others all throughout the year! I think that you guys will be able to watch it as it will be launched on the web this Saturday! So i would encourage you all to watch the video and share it with others!

The day after we had to travel to Huehue we also had to divisions with our Hermana leaders, And they live 2 hours from our area. Which means that we had to travel yet again! But I got to go back to my old zone and made me miss San Cristobal a little bit. 

But I love having divisions and always learn so much from my leaders!

Although, we also had some pretty interesting experiences while contacting. For one, we contacted this random house and this little old lady answers the door, and invites us in! What! Well that was a shocker in itself. We then begin to ask her questions about her religious background and she tells us that she is currently not attending a church but that before she attended "la iglesia mormona" we both just have to laugh and tell her that we are mormons! jajajaja she then proceeds to tells us that she was baptized by Joseph Smith and that she used to go to church with him jajajaja... umm, i don't think that actually happened. to funny..

We then continue to contact and what do you know! someone else lets us into their house! It was really quite a shocker. As we begin to talk with this brother and sister they tell us that there parents died at a really young age and that they were orphans for a really long time. We think, okay well obviously we are going to talk about the Plan of Salvation and begin starting to talk about this, when.. the brother interrupts and asks us if we have ever seen anyone die... it was really quite random and a really weird question to ask! 

Well I am hoping that this week will be better. That the references we received from contacting with the elders will pay off and that we can find the Lords chosen people here in Chichi! Thank you for all of your prayers and support! I love you all more than you know!

Hermana Loo

Okay, so the catholic church has started with all of their activities for Easter. On Saturday they had like a huge parade and these "carpets" of flowers on the ground with different pictures and words...

p.s. sorry mom, still need to improve on taking pictures of me and my companion and the members jajaja but you know that i don't like pictures jajaja

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