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.