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

Monday, June 22, 2015

I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face.

Hola Familia!

3 John 1:13-14

13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total:2203

Saying goodbye to Claudia

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This week has been a great week, as are all the weeks in the mission.

Hola Familia!

This week has been a great week, as are all the weeks in the mission. Elder Guzman and I went and did splits in Colotenango and Ixta, which are high up in the mountaintops of the Cuchumatanes. It was really cool because the people there speak more Mam than Spanish, so I got to practice my Mam again!

While I was there I found a book called, Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon. It is an 800 page text book that relates the Nephites and Lamanites to the Mayas and Omlecs that lived in Guatemala and the lower part of Mexico. I really like it because I agree with everything that it says after living in Guatemala for 2 years. For example the language Mam is the oldest recorded language found here going as far back as 3000 BC, which means that the Jaredites spoke it, which means that I can speak a little bit of the Jaredite language. ;)

It also talked about the name Mormon. In the language Maya, mor = mountain and mon = wild beast. In Mosiah 18:4 it talks about the waters of Mormon and how it was infested by wild beasts. Well now we know why it was called the waters of MORMON.

Other than studying more about the Book of Mormon, I just thought it was so cool as I got to church on Sunday. First of all, when I entered into the church there was Wilson, dressed up in a suit, clean shaven with his family greeting the people as they walked in. Then as I sat down by Claudia, we got to see Pocho and Diego bless the sacrament for the very first time. I felt the spirit so strongly as I have seen great changes in all my converts here.

As I have been thinking about leaving next week, I am so grateful for technology so I can always communicate with my converts. I know that the Lord prepared technology for many good reasons, like learning more about the people of the Book of Mormon, and for even being able to encourage converts to endure to the end. This is the true church.

Elder Corbett

Up in the mountains during splits

Monday, June 8, 2015

WIlson's baptism

Hola Familia!

Wow the weeks are flying by! So last Tuesday we met with Wilson and his family. Wilson told us that he wanted to be baptized this Friday, so we were happy with that! On Wednesday we made invitations and Wilson had his baptism interview.

Thursday in the morning Elder Guzman and I left Elder Sanchez and Elder Abreu at home, as we traveled to Santa Ana Huista to do divisions. Elder Guzman went with the elders in Santa Ana and I went with the elders in San Antonio, which is the farthest area in the mission. It was super cool. Their chapel doesn't have a baptismal font, so we spent most of the day searching for a river to baptize in!

On Friday we traveled back to Huehue and stopped halfway in Colotenango to do a baptism interview for some of the elders there. We then made it back just in time for Wilson's baptism. It was a very special baptism, for 2 reasons: Number 1, Wilson worked hard to receive a testimony. He is now in 3rd Nephi. I know that he will be a faithful member. Number 2, by baptizing Wilson we helped complete an eternal family. :) Now they have a goal to get sealed as a family in one year! I sure hope I will be able to attend that special day with them.

On Sunday we were able to bring Jorge and Maria to church. Jorge received an answer through a dream that this is the true church and he is working hard to leave behind his old traditions to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!

Well one week down.......2 more to go! Think of all the good my companion and I can do in 2 weeks!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 2154

Wilson's baptism

Monday, June 1, 2015

The importance of having faith and the Spirit with me

Hola Familia!

This week has been another great week! Especially due to a miracle that we experienced this week.

So we have been teaching Hermano Wilson since we've been here in Sion. He's really nice. His wife and kids were baptized about a year ago. But he still hadn't made the decision to be baptized. During the 2 months that we have been teaching him, we have invited him to be baptized like 5 or 6 times and he always said that he wanted to, but that he didn't have the desire to do it. We also invited him to church every Sunday, but he never came. But one thing that he has been doing, is reading the Book of Mormon.

Finally last Sunday, he came to church with his family. When we saw him there, we were completely shocked!! We didn't believe that it was him. This last Tuesday we visited him and asked how was church and what helped him decide to come to church. He told us that he has read to Alma 23 and that he knows that the Book of Mormon is true, and that he can't deny it. After hearing that of course we invited him to be baptized and he said yes. After that my companion asked him when, and he said as soon as possible! So we will be baptizing him on the 13th of this month!

I think the best part about the mission is seeing all the miracles. I could be the smartest missionary in the world, but If I don't have faith or the Spirit with me, then I cannot be successful. When we have those 2 things, it doesn't matter what we say, because the Lord will always do His part to touch the hearts of our investigators.

Other than that, this week I got parasites and an intestinal infection.......but overall I would have to say that it has been a really good week!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 2129 (Just a little this week, because of the parasites)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This week was a great week!

Hola Familia!

This week was a great week not only for Elder Abreau and I, but also for Diego and Pocho as they both entered into the waters of baptism. It was a really good day. Claudia(Diego's mom) told me, that she will remember this baptism the most because her son baptized her other son!

One problem that is starting to occur is that everyone is telling me that I'm going home, that I don't have anytime left. I feel like I still have time! I mean one month is a lot of time! But after making such great relationships with all the people here, especially with Claudia and her family, it's going to be so hard to leave them! Good thing they all have Facebook and Skype. ;)

Now the weird part about having little time left, is making baptism dates after the date that I get home! We have 11 baptism dates right now, and about half are for after I get home haha! I was so excited this week! José, Maria and their little daughter all came to church. Also John, Diego and Pocho´s cousin came to church, which for us is a miracle! He has been leaving behind drugs and drinking, and now he is working his way to his baptism date for the 6th of June!

We also have been visiting Jorge and Maria. They promised us this week that they will attend with us, so we are hoping to have a good Sunday this week. Not only that but Elder Galvez, a member of the seventy, will be coming to our sacrament meeting so that's pretty cool! Well I love all you guys and hope you have a great week!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total:2121

Baptism Day for Diego and Pocho

Elder Sanchez, one of my companions

Monday, May 18, 2015

Family Week

Hola Familia!

This week was a great week! The area presidency held a "family week" for all of Central America! So every night last week there was a different activity for the family! It was a perfect time to invite all of our investigators. Then on Saturday there was a stake talent show, it was super cool to see some of the talents that had to do with Guatemala's culture. Then on Sunday the week ended with a satellite session with the area presidency speaking about topics based on the family.

My companion and I are excited for this Saturday because we will be having 2 baptisms!!! Diego and Pocho will be getting baptized. They are the son and nephew of Hermana Claudia, our recent convert. She is the best, and already has a calling in the Young Women's presidency! Every Sunday she teaches her class. She has had a big influence on Diego and Pocho and the example she has set for them has helped them make the decision to be baptized.

Also we are teaching some really neat families! One family is Josè, Maria and their baby. One cool thing about them is that Josè is 6 foot 4, which is very tall in Guatemala! And their baby is the cutest thing ever. They are progressing a lot! We hope to see them in white for the month of June. :)

The church is true! I love seeing the change of heart in my investigators and I know that only the Lord's work could truly make this significant change. Nothing else in the world could have such an effect! So therefore, this is the Lord's church!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 2098

The primary children doing a skit for the stake talent show

Eating at Taco Mansion

Monday, May 11, 2015


Hola Familia

This week has been a great week! Also a week full of traveling. This Tuesday Elder Dalton and I headed down to Xela for a leader counsel that took up the whole day. Then we also had our zone conference on Thursday up in Colotenango which is about an hour-and-a-half from Huehue. Due to the traveling, this week has been a exhausting week!

Also tomorrow at four in the morning, I will be headed back down to Xela to go drop off Elder Dalton and to make sure that everyone from the zone makes it back up to Huehue. Hopefully we will have time to go eat breakfast at McDonalds. ;) Then on Thursday Elder Abreu and I will be heading down to Xela for a trainer meeting!

Although this week has been crazy, Elder Abreu and I have seen miracles and we have achieved a lot of the goals for this week. Starting on Monday, we had a family home evening with Claudia (our recent convert), her family, and President Bayron and his family(our ward mission leader.) We were able to make baptismal dates with her son, Diego and her nephew Pocho (Steven.) It was such a powerful and spiritual lesson that they immediately said yes!

Then to make things even better, Claudia's sister Yojana who is also a member called and told us that one of her sons John(who has had a hard life and been involved in drinking and drugs,) also wants to be baptized with his cousins on the 23 of May! That was such a cool thing to hear and so neat to see someone be able to turn their life around!

We also had 5 people come to a baptism this week, and 5 other people come to church this week. We hope that we can get all of them to come to church this Sunday! I know that this church is true! That Christ lives and because of that, today with our faith and diligence, we are able to see and live miracles! I love being a missionary!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 2067

Claudia's son, Diego, who is getting baptized

The Logan High crew

Leader Conference

Monday, May 4, 2015

Directed by the spirit

Hola Familia!

This has been a great week of hot work and sweat! On Tuesday morning during the district meeting, the secretaries called. They told me that my companion, Elder Abreu, needed to be in Xela that same day, to make the bus that goes to Guate to the capital to go and sign his visa. So all Tuesday and Wednesday, I was in Xela working with Elder Sanchez and Elder Dotty! I even saw a member from San Juan while I was there, so It was worth it.

Wednesday night we made it back to Huehue. But this week was a great week. Including Elder Dalton and his companion, we brought 15 investigators to church. The bishop got up and announced that we had already met the yearly goal to have the attendance at 150 people. We also have 19 people with baptism dates just in our area. So we are super excited and happy with the work and the trust that the Lord has in us.

On Sunday we saw a little miracle. We have been teaching this young family, Hermano Jorge, his wife Maria and their baby. They are always busy working, but on Sundays they have time for us to teach them. We have been teaching them for the past couple weeks. This Sunday we got to their house and knocked on the door and no one answered. Right before we left, I felt prompted to stick a little card that has a picture of Jesus Christ coming to the Americas under the door. After we left I remembered that we had their phone number so we decided to call them. Jorge answered and told us that they are very busy and that they would no longer have time to listen to us. We were pretty sad, but we continued working. About two hours later we got another call from Jorge telling us that he wanted us to come to his house right away. As we got to the house he told us that when they saw the picture that we had left, that they felt like they had rejected Jesus. We then had a very spiritual lesson with them and invited them to be baptized. They told us that if they received an answer, that they would for sure be baptized. They also told us that they would come to church this Sunday with us. They told us that they want to meet with us more often, and that they could make time for us to visit them on Saturday and Sunday. My companion and I are so grateful for the opportunity we have to be able to be directed by the spirit. I know that this is the Lord's work and that if we are obedient and doing all we can to preach his gospel, He will bring forth these miracles.

Other than that, I will be spending my last week with Elder Dalton. Next Tuesday he will be headed back to Utah. Then after that, It will be my turn.......even though I have mix feelings about that! haha Love you guys!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 2039

Eating Schucos

Monday, April 27, 2015


Hola Familia!

This week has been a great week! We spent most of the week helping Claudia get ready for her baptism. She is very smart and knows the doctrine better than any convert I know, so it wasn't too hard to prepare her.

On Friday we had her baptism, so her husband who lives in the United States could see it before he had to go back. I think that he really likes the church, as he gave us his address so that the missionaries in the states can go teach him. But this baptism was one of the most spiritual baptisms that I have ever been to. There was so much support from people that love Claudia, that they filled the room. At the end, the bishop got up and bore his testimony. He said that he normally doesn't do that, but the spirit was so strong that he had to do it.

Later on Sunday, Claudia was confirmed a member of the church. One of her sons (who reminds me of Spencer) and her nephew came to church. They are the only ones left in the family who aren't members. But now that their mom got baptized they have been really interested, so we are hoping that we can help them to be baptized in May!

Also Elder Abreau and I have been working really hard to find families. It's hard to find complete families here because the husbands always leave their families behind. But this week we found a lot of single moms with 3 or 4 kids that could be baptized. These kind of families always need a little bit of help, but we hope to provide that help so they can be happy and find purpose in this life

Other than that, I only have 2 months left on my mission, which is hard to believe. That just means I need to keep on working harder and harder!! I love being a missionary!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 2013!!!!!!! Wow! I met my goal!!


Elder Corbett and Elder Young #missionary selfie

Elder Dalton and Elder Corbett

Sitting up in the sky

The best things in the world - the gospel and lacrosse

The temperature keeps on getting hotter and hotter

Hola Familia!

The weeks keep getting faster and faster and here in Guatemala the temperature keeps on getting hotter and hotter.

Speaking of the heat, I had the chance this week to do splits with the elders that live in Santa Ana Las Huistas. It's a little town about 15 minutes from Mexico and it's about three-and-half hours from Huehue! Now I can say that I have been on the northern border of Mexico and the southern border haha! But wow, it was so hot! And not just hot, but very humid. We were all sweating the whole day non-stop! Luckily that night they had 5 fans in their house, but it didn't do too much to help. I even took 3 cold showers which has never felt so good before.

We also had the chance to meet Claudia's husband. Claudia told us that she wanted to wait for her husband to go back to the states before she got baptized. But after we invited her husband to go to church with us, he told Claudia that he wanted to see her get baptized before he leaves! We were super excited to hear that because we had been praying to be able to have a baptism this month. I think the Lord heard our prayers! So we have planned the baptism for this Friday at 7:00 p.m.!

Other than that, Elder Abreau and I have been working really hard! We hope to have more baptisms in the coming month! And I have learned that the harder I work at the end of my mission the less trunky I am! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary. I've learned so much and am thankful for the opportunity to help others find happiness in this life, and salvation in the life to come!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 1996 - almost 2000!!!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Personal study and the importance of baptism

Hola Familia!

Wow, the weeks keep getting faster and faster and the time I have left gets shorter and shorter!

We really did have a great week this week and it all started when we went and met Claudia. She has been listening to the missionaries for almost a year. Right when she opened the door, she let us in and told us how happy she was that we came to visit her. Before we had the chance to tell her our names, she said you guys are going to be the elders that baptize me! I was like well in that case, I'm Elder Corbett, nice to meet you haha!

Apparently Hermana Claudia has wanted to get baptized for over 6 months, but couldn't pass the baptism interview because she wasn't married to her husband and her husband was in the United States working. So that was a really hard situation for her. But it turns out, that she had been praying and fasting that some how she could be baptized. This week her husband came down to Guatemala just to get married to her, and then he returned back to the states! What a miracle! We are planning her baptism for the 2nd of May!

Also we did splits this week with the elders in Zaculeu and I got the chance to go back and work in Zaculeu! It was awesome. I even went and showed the elders some of my old investigators and they still remembered me. I also got to see some of the members! The cool part was in my personal study in the morning, before we did splits, I read 3 Nephi 7:24 which says, "Now I would have you to remember also, that there were none who were brought unto repentance who were not baptized with water." At that time I didn't know why it grabbed my attention so much, but as we got to an appointment with one of the elder's investigators, he told us about his desire to repent but that he didn't want to get baptized. I then felt prompted to share this scripture with him and he stood there staring at the scripture, reading it over and over again. He then said, you guys are right I need to be baptized. It was a super neat experience! I was very grateful that the Lord trusted in me to help this hermano realize the importance of baptism. We made a date with him for the 25th of this month!

On Sunday we brought two new investigators to church, Mayra and Raquel. We found them contacting our very first day and they have progressed so fast! We have talked a little bit about baptism with them but we plan to make dates with them as well this week! Wish us luck!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 1978

Our companionship of four

Monday, April 6, 2015

This has been a great week in Zion

Hola Familia!

This has been a great week in Zion(the name of my new area)! On Tuesday, Elder Mendoza dropped me off at changes and I found out that Elder Dalton was going to be my new companion! We both started the mission in the same zone! That day we hung out in Xela until 2:00 and then we went and picked up our new missionaries. My new companion is Elder Abreu he is from the Domincan Republic!

We have been working hard opening the area Zion and looking for new people to teach. In the past 3 days that we worked, we contacted 61 people! I don't think I've ever contacted that much in 2 weeks haha! It was cool. One day we were contacting and we weren't having any success for about 2 hours, so we decided to pray. I felt a prompting to go contact this house. We knocked on the door and a family opened the door and let us in. They were from Todos Santos but had just moved to Huehue. They told us that over 15 years ago they accepted the missionaries but they let us in and we taught them the restoration. It was really neat to see the Lord answer our prayers.

The highlight of the week was general conference. R.M. does not mean Retired Missionary! I also loved President Erying's first talk on the law of the fast. I think I will now always make sure to pay my fast offerings. Well I hope you all have a great week! I love you guys!

Elder Corbett

My companion Elder Dalton and our kids, Elder Abreu on the left and Elder Sanchez on the right!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Saying goodbye to San Juan

Hola Familia!

Well all has came to an end, as I finished my last week in San Juan. It's always hard to say goodbye to the members and investigators, especially after being in the area for seven-and-a-half months!

On Thursday the assistants called me and told me that I will be training for the last 2 changes of my mission. The dream of every missionary that goes home! I think it will be funny that my "son" will be the one to "kill" me in the mission haha.

Friday we had a trainers meeting in Xela with President Smith. He told us that being a trainer is the most important calling in the mission and that if he could go back and be a missionary again that he would pick to train. I'm really excited to train again. The first time I trained was right after my own training, so I think Elder Perry and I learned together. But now that I actually have some time in the mission, I'm excited to teach a new missionary everything that I know to help him have success on his mission.

Saturday night, one of the counselors from the branch presidency called and told me that I would be giving a talk my last Sunday in San Juan. He said that I could choose the topic. For me that was the hardest part because there were so many things that I wanted to talk about with the branch.

So on Sunday, I gave my talk and I talked about sharing with others the thing that is most important to us, the gospel of Jesus Christ. I based it on the talk that David A. Bednar gave last October. I shared the story of his kids who were playing outside. One got hurt so his brother took him inside and cleaned his cut and put band-aids on his arm. He felt so much better after his brother fixed his arm, that he took the band-aids outside with him and put them on all of the other little kids. Because really if the gospel is something we cherish in our lives, and if it makes us feel good, it should be the first thing we share with those who need our help.

Today a family from Xela invited our whole zone to a country club that is in one of the areas in our zone. It was actually really cool! I got to play ping pong, something that I haven't played for almost 2 years. After that, we played tennis.....wow that was fun! Well tonight I have plans to say goodbye to a couple more special families in San Juan and tomorrow I'm off!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total 1947

Saying goodbye to Hermana Yojana and her family

Playing ping pong

Tennis on P-Day

Monday, March 23, 2015

A trip to the temple and stake conference

Hola Familia!

Wow, this last week has been a great week! The highlight was definitely going to the temple! I've learned a lot about the temple as I have been studying the Old Testament, and have been reading about the tabernacle that Moses built. I just love so much, the spirit that can be felt inside the temple!

Also, we had stake conference which was super great! It was so neat to see the church full of faithful saints. We had the blessing of bringing 3 of our investigators to the conference that was held in Xela! They all said they had a great time and asked us why the chapel in Xela was bigger than the chapel in San Juan. I told them that if they become members of the church, and if they help their families also become members, that some day they just might see a chapel the same size in San Juan haha!

As you can see by the pictures, we did eat pretty well this week. It felt good to fuel up on some food from the states.

We also went with the youth from the branch to a cool view up on a mountain. We then cooked steak and ended by playing some soccer!

Well I don't have too much time to write! I hope you guys have a great week!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 1930

Elder Corbett and Elder Mendoza

A trip to the temple with the zone

Eating at Subway

Burger King

Cooking over a fire

A trip up the mountain with the youth from our branch

Tire swing

A view of my area

Monday, March 16, 2015

Preaching the gospel and attending meetings

Hola Familia!

This week has been a great week preaching the gospel and working with all of my investigators!

Besides preaching the gospel, I spent over 15 hours this week in meetings... So much fun. First we had our monthly leader counsel which is always great and it is fun to go and see all the other missionaries. Later in the week we had a multi-zone conference with 3 other zones and with President Smith.

There are a lot of new missionaries in the mission, and I mean a lot! President Smith said that over 50 percent of the missionaries have been here less than seven months. So during the conference they focused a lot on how to teach the restoration, how to invite everyone to be baptized, and how to work with families. It was good. But the best part was when Sister Smith showed us over half of the new movie Meet the Mormons. Wow, that is such an inspiring movie and it really portrays what it means to be a member of the church and what we truly believe. There's a part in the movie where a family takes there son to the airport to leave on a mission and all the sisters were crying hahaha! I would recommend that movie to anyone and everyone!

Other than that we have been working hard at building up the branch in San Juan. We are expecting some baptisms in the next couple of weeks so that's always exciting! Also this week we get the opportunity to go to the temple as a zone, so we are excited for that! I love section 109 in the Doctrine and Covenants. It talks a lot about the power that we receive when we go to the temple! You should all read it! The Church is true!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 1905!

A night of friendship for our investigators

Elder Corbett with Blanca and her family


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Working Hard

Hola Familia!

This week my companion and I have been working hard to set an example for our zone. We have continued using our time wisely and inviting everyone to be baptized!

This week 2 of our investigators, Leticia and Yojana, received answers from their prayers to know whether the church was true. They both told us on different occasions that this time in their prayer, when they asked if the church was true, that they felt something different that they hadn't ever felt before. They said that they felt peace and joy, and they told us it was a feeling that they couldn't explain. We both enjoyed testifying to them that that it is the spirit that testifies of truth. We both then asked them if they felt like that the Lord had answered their prayers and they told us that yes, it was the Lord.

One important thing that I learned this week, is that this is the Lord's work. We can work our hardest and be the best teachers in teaching the gospel, but it doesn't matter if the spirit isn't there. I have learned to go out and work my hardest and then rely upon the Lord to answer the prayers and to bring forth a conversion in each and everyone of our investigators. This is the only way to be truly in tune with the spirit and to do the will of the Lord.

Also this week my companion Elder Mendoza completed a year in the mission and to celebrate we ate an entire rotisserie chicken! We also brought 5 investigators to church this week and we have seen a major improvement with the branch San Juan. We are now up to 70 in attendance! The Church is True!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total 1888

Elder Corbett wearing a wig


Our P-Day lunch

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bringing people to Christ

Hola Familia!

The weeks keep going by faster and faster. My companion and I have worked hard this week, especially with Roxana. She has decided and has been prepared to be baptized on the 14th of March.

This week four of our investigators came to church which is pretty good! One of them was Roxana who has now attended church four times! For the other three that came to church, it was their first time! They loved it and even stayed for all three of the hours. We had previously invited these three to be baptized and all of them said yes, but we didn't set an exact date because they had never came to church before. Now that they have been to church, we plan to invite them to be baptized on the 21st of March!

Elder D Todd Christofferson once said,"It is not our purpose just to participate in discussions about the gospel or to talk to anyone and everyone we can about the Church or merely to set goals and make plans. These things are important, but they are a means to an end, and that end is bringing people to Christ." One thing that I have learned lately is that I can talk with someone about the gospel and it makes me feel good, but to truly be the hands of the Lord, I have to invite them to act on their faith and to come unto Christ which is through baptism. Whether the person says yes or no, it doesn't matter because I have invited them and I know that I did exactly what the Lord would have done! This week we invited 15 people to be baptized and all of them said yes. By inviting everyone to be baptized it helps us to find the elect that the Lord has prepared for us! I know that this is the Lord's work! I'm so grateful for the opportunity that the Lord has given me to be his representative. This is His church and He guides and directs us!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total 1867

Monday, February 23, 2015

A new companion and working hard

Hola Familia!

The start of this week was pretty sad as I helped Elder Navarro pack his bags and say goodbye to everyone. Especially after we have been together for four-and-a-half months! But I dropped him off at the terminal on Tuesday and picked up my new companion, Elder Mendoza.

Elder Mendoza is from Ecuador and has been on his mission for one year. I will be training him as a zone leader and yes, I will be in San Juan another change, which means that when I leave that I will have been here for seven-and-a-half months! It is pretty funny, because the assistants have already promised me that for sure the next transfer, that I will have changes.

This week Elder Mendoza and I have been working really hard. We have been focusing on having more members come with us to the lessons and inviting every person to be baptized on the first lesson. So this week we invited 13 people to be baptized, and every single one said yes.

Other than that, all has been good this week.......until today, when I received my departure plan that I had to fill out so they can buy my plane tickets. I'm not going to lie, it made me a little trunky haha! The Church is true and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lord and for the opportunity to give all my time and effort to Him!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total 1843

Elder Corbett with his new companion, Elder Mendoza

Monday, February 16, 2015

What a great week with a baptism and a trip to HueHue

Hola Familia!

This has been a great last week with Elder Navarro!

So this week we have been preparing Dani for his baptism. We even bought him a cake! But Saturday morning, President Smith called me and told me that he needed a huge favor from me. He told me he that he had decided to close Ical, (Elder Andy's area who was in a trio with us) and that he wanted me to go all the way there with Elder Andy to help him clean the house and bring the rest of his luggage to Xela. He told me that he would send another missionary(Elder Andy's future companion) to come work in San Juan with Elder Navarro for the day.

So I went to Dani's baptism and it was amazing and very spiritual. Then Elder Andy and I got started on the 5 hour trip to Ical. I will admit, that I was excited to see Ical and it would mean that I would be passing through HueHue! We got to HueHue about 3:30 and the first thing I did was buy a frutada! It's a special drink that is only made in HueHue. We then got on a bus that goes to La Mesilla which borders Mexico.

The biggest miracle about this trip was while I was standing in the bus, because it was so full for 2 hours, I looked back and saw my Guatemalan Grandma, Hermana Alejandra. She was with her grandson, Fernando, from my very first area in the mission! It was sooooo cool to get to talk and catch up with her. She said that all is well in Las Rosas and to tell all you guys hi!

We got to Ical around 5 and hurried and cleaned the house. We were going to try and make it back to Xela, but we had to stay the night in HueHue! I was totally fine with that. Little did I know, that I was going to spend the night in the house of Elder McMoil, from my group. It was great talking to him! We then woke up at 5 in the morning and we made it back to San Juan at 8:50 to hurry and get ready for church. Elder Andy left with his new companion and now Elder Navarro goes home tomorrow! What a great week with a baptism and a trip to HueHue.

Tortilla Total 1816

Dani's baptism

Baptism day

A picture with the zone

Leadership conference

Elder Corbett and Elder Navarro with a tuc tuc

Hanging out with Elder Farley

New suits

Monday, February 9, 2015

This has been a great week of progress for our investigators

Hola Familia!

This has been a great week of progress for our investigators!

On Tuesday, we had another leadership meeting in Xela! President Smith talked a lot about the importance of working with the ward council and learning to work with the ward mission leader. It was something that the missionaries haven't been doing so well, so it was good to learn more about it and then teach our zone in the zone meeting we had Wednesday.

We finished teaching everything to Dani and planned his baptism for this Saturday at 10:00 a.m.! We also invited Hector, Roxana, and our other investigators to the baptism so they can feel the spirit and see how it's done. I think that having them there, and witnessing a baptism will really help them with their own choice to be baptized.

This week we also celebrated Elder Navarros birthday! He turned 21, which also means that he is almost finished with his mission. This will be my last week with Elder Navarro, but we will have the blessing to baptize the last weekend of his mission! I’m grateful for the opportunity I have had to be on a mission. I feel like I’ve matured a lot, received a testimony, and gained a huge knowledge about the gospel. It will be fun to talk about the gospel when I get home. The church is true!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 1798

Celebrating Elder Navarro's birthday

Eating mangos with Hector

Chopping wood

Monday, February 2, 2015

If we have faith like Ammon, He will prepare the people to hear and accept His gospel

Hola Familia!

This week has gone by fast and now everyone keeps telling me that I have less than 20 weeks left in the mission.... wow that is crazy! I hope that these 20 weeks go by super slow!

As I mentioned in my last post, my companion and I are focusing on teaching and finding families. This week we found 2 more complete families to teach! This adds up to 5 complete families that we are teaching. Just imagine if one decides to get baptized!

Elder Navarro and I have been busy preparing Dani for his baptism on the 14th, and all is going well. Also Roxana, Jenny´s sister, told us that she wants to be baptized. So we are now trying to help her find a new job so she doesn't have to work on Sundays.

I think that something great is in store for Hector. As we visited him this week he told us that his daughter, who is 9 years old, had a talk with his wife. She asked, "Mommy why do you get mad at Daddy when he goes to church with the Mormons? When he goes to church he is happier and nicer, and Daddy never gets mad at you when you go to your church in Xela." It took the words of the daughter, for the mom, Chewy, to realize what she had done. She told Hector that he could choose whichever church he wanted to attend and that she would try to support him. For me, that was a miracle. We are now back on the path to preparing Hector for his baptism. I would like to thank you for all your prayers for Hector. The church is true! This is the Lord's work and His glory and if we have faith like Ammon, He will prepare the people to hear and accept His gospel.

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total 1776

Elder Corbett with the children and the Giantes

Elder Corbett and Elder Navarro with Alvaro and his family

Helping Hermana Flori and her family build a room-sized house out of wood and tin

Elder Navarro working on one of the walls

Hermana Flori cooked us some pepian