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

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!