Wow, the time goes by fast on the mish! I pretty much spent the whole week up on the mountain working. We have been finding a lot of people to teach so that has been great. Other than that, not too much has happened.
Saturday night I was told that I needed to help change some of the bad habits of the ward, and that I needed to give a 15 minute talk on punctuality. After looking in the scriptures, I pretty muched changed my talk to keeping the sabbath day holy, and told them that the Lord has asked us to worship Him on this day. When we arrive late we miss the most important thing, the sacrament. It went well, and after searching through a thousand Ensigns I even found a story that I could share haha. Let's hope they listened to me and next week they are all there before the sacrament!
Also, Elder Perry and I had a pretty cool experience with the Book of Mormon. I am starting the new missionary revolution here in Guatemala, instead of carry around a huge back pack, all Elder Perry and I have done is carry around a Bible, which has our book of pictures in it, a white board that I made that can fold, and then the pamphlets that we pass out. Then, the other missionary carries his Book of Mormon, plus another one to give out! That way people know exactly what we are here for, and when they see the Book of Mormons that we are holding, they will ask us questions about it, and then that's the best way to start teaching.
But anyways, we were coming home late one night, and these dogs from another church started chasing after us like they always do. So Elder Perry decided to point his Book of Mormon at them. When he did that, the dogs got scared and ran away and started whimpering. Haha,It was sooooo cool. So as we were getting closer to our house we passed by another church as they were playing this loud music, and they were screaming and yelling. So I pointed my Book of Mormon at the church, and right when I did that, the lights shut off in the church, the band quit playing their music, and the people were silent.
All I have to say is that the Book of Mormon has power! I'm not surprised at all, because the book is perfect, and it can bring a man closer to God. When we read the Book of Mormon we gain light and power. It contains powerful words, and when we read it, we gain a knowledge, and a testimony that God really does exist, and the more knowledge and faith we gain, the more light and power we have!
Well I hope everyone has a great week! All is well in Guatemala!! Les Amo!
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