Wednesday, August 31, 2016

16 August 2016 Ups and Downs

Wow I cannot believe that another week has come and gone. This last week was a really good one. As you can see we hiked a volcano yesterday... Here in Guatemala there are like 37 volcanos and only 3 are active and we climbed up one of the 3 that are active... but do not freak out it was just a part of the way... And it was fun because there is a part that lets out hot air and we could roast marshmallows there. Which was really fun. And today are bodies hurt a little for climbing up a volcano but it was worth it especially to see the beauty that is Guatemala. It really is a very beautiful country that I love with all my heart. And well with the aspect of mission work this week we had a lot of ups and downs. It has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. This week we really came to realize that some of the Hermanas that were in our area before us were not completely obeident and it has presented some challenges for us... but we have been just trying to find what the Lord wants us to do. And little by little we are seeing progress. Last week I think I wrote y'all about a family Erick and Dorcus... well this last week we have hardly found them and they have so many doubts... more Hermana Dorcus then Hermano Erick but really Satan has been working to make it so that we cannot find them and help them which is just frustrating but that happens sometimes. Also we are teaching a man named Mynor. And he has been a investigator for 5 months but he has changed so much in the last 2 weeks and I have seen a strong desire in him and now he is preparing to be baptized this weekend. And this week as my companion listened to the Spirit we found other new investigators... Hermana Christiansen loves to contact people in the street that are smoking and to tell them to change a cigarette for a sucker. And so she started contacting a man this week... Jose Miguel and it turns out that his grandma and mom are members. So we put a appointment for later that day and we went to visit him and his mom... and his sister who is 10. Well it turns out that him and his sister are not baptized. And on Sunday his mom and sister went to Church. And right now his sister... Valentina is preparing to be baptized at the end of this month... Really it amazes me just how good the Lord is to his children. He loves us so much and he is here to always help us. And we have a great gift in our lives that is the Atonement of Jesus Christ that really helps us to become better. We have an unlimited number of second chances in our lives that help us to grow and come to be better every single day. I love that knowledge that I have... that we can be better and with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ all things are possible. We just need to put all of our faith and confidence in the Lord and we will be able to see miracles... ALWAYS! Les amo mucho!!! Hermana Stewart

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