"If you labor all your days and bring one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy" D&C 18:15

Monday, January 20, 2014

A visit from Elder Cook and a trip to the Zaculeu ruins

Hola Familia!

This week was a great week! Not only have Elder Perry and I been working and finding success in our area, but we got the opportunity to listen to Elder Cook and his wife, and Elder Duncan of the seventy and his wife. Also, we made a trip to some ancient mayan ruins, and watched people sacrifice random things in a fire.

So Saturday morning, we faced the cold and woke up at 4:00 in the morning to get ready to make it down to Xela! It was super neat, because it was the first time we got to meet every single missionary from the mission! The best part of this, was being able to listen to Elder Cook and Elder Duncan and shake their hands! Of course, their wives did amazing, and of course Sister Cook´s talk was about church hymns. But, I can't even explain how strong the spirit was to see and hear one of God´s 12 witnesses! Both Elder Duncan and Elder Cook explained many ways to improve our work. The best was Elder Cook´s way, to find the people who are already ready for the gospel! haha! The most amazing part came at the end, when he gave the mission a blessing and bore his testimony. He said, I am a witness of Jesus Christ, and I know His voice. After he said that, the room was silent, and you could tell that everyone was feeling the spirit so strong!!!

After that we had the opportunity to take our family generation photo (which is the largest generation in the mish of 5 generations). Also, the gang from the CCM met up and we got another photo with them. It was great to see everyone and I can't believe how many missionaries there are in this mission!

Also For p-day we were able to finally go to Zaculeu, a mayan ruin. After seeing pictures from the previous missionaries who went, I was shocked to see how big these ruins are! They are gigantic! I think it's crazy to actually be where the lamanites were and to see actual people sacrificing different things as the lamanites would do.

They even had the stadium or arena where they would play juego de pelota. Which was cool to see, because I remember watching a re-inactment of ancient mayans playing this game in a history class, so It was amazing to be a witness of it! Well enough of explaining it, I think photos will help better!

All is well. I'm so grateful for this opportunity to serve the Lord. I know that this will be one of the most important things I can do to show my love for Him, and to bring other people unto Him to feel this love! I hope all is well for you guys.

Les amo!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total 528

Five generations

Reuniting with the group from the CCM

A trip to the Zaculeu ruins

Elder Corbett in front of the ruins

I made it to the top

The ruins are huge!

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