This week was a great week, and wow it's almost August! That means that school starts again haha! I still get one more year vacation from school, but not really a vacation. I've learned a lot from my mission, and how important missionary work really is. My job is to help other people come unto Christ, and by doing so receive their salvation. Sometimes that can be a lot of work!
Elder Rivera and I have been working hard, because we have baptized all of our investigators! So now we have 3 more baptism dates, 2 with Dilan and Adolfo, they are brothers, ages 19 and 16. It's going to be sweet, because Dilan is planning on getting baptized on the 10th and then 2 weeks later Adolfo will get baptized. This means that Dilan will be able to baptize his brother!
The other baptism we are planning on having is with Fabiola! She is awesome and lives with our ward mission leader Hno Lulo! She works for him as a house maid, and comes from a little village where everyone speaks mam, an ancient language that dates back to the Mayans! She has only been speaking spanish for 2 years, and has a worse gringo accent then I do, because mam uses the same accent as english! It's really difficult to teach her, so we use pictures and videos! But it doesn't matter how hard it is for us to teach her, she understands that she needs to be baptized to receive a remission of her sins, and to be able to follow God! So, that's all that matters! In addition to teaching her she also gives us mam lessons! Like sentay is how are you, echin nej is goodbye, wabj means tortilla, and chinqolbin is to greet someone! haha Now you guys know a little bit of one of the languages from the Lamanites!
One thing that I have to say, is that to truly have success on a mission, you need to enjoy your mission, work as hard as you can, and love the people. If you can really show the people that you love them, that you really care about them, and that you are bringing the truth, (unlike a business man who would rather just sell the gospel) the people will really listen and feel the spirit. Then if they are prepared, they will act on the spirit! I love my mission and the people of Guatemala!
Tortilla Total: 1261
Big Mac Count: 26