As of next Monday evening (June 27th) President Edward Watts will be the priesthood leader of the mission with the keys given him by an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. President and I wish to thank you for your support. We have felt the power of your prayers. We have a saying between the two of us. It is...."Every day a miracle." We literally saw, at least one miracle each day. Some days they were small signs, tender mercies of a loving God. Other days they were life saving miracles of intervention keeping our missionaries safe, diverting a tragedy or direct intervention to someone select and pure of heart really to receive and make covenants with God. All in the name of the Messiah, his life, his work, his mercy, his love.
Guatemala City North Mission
...let us labor diligently: for if we should cease to labor, we should be brought under condemnation for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God. Moroni 9:6
Saturday, June 11, 2011
We welcomed 17 new missionaries, they with their trainers totaled 34 missionaries for our orientation and luncheon at the mission home. They are Elders Asdel, Colindres (Alexis), Colindres, (Edwin), Gunnel, Hansing, Horne, Huehis, Lloyd, Turcios, Umaña, Way and Sisters Avila, Fernandez, Garambel, Lainez, Romero, and Solis. Welcome to our world!
It is with bitter sweet joy that we sad good bye to our largest group of missionaries completing their missions. 27 wonderful missionaries finished their call to serve. They are Elders Legua, Turek, Bruneel, Snell, Clark, Bates, Goodwin, Gonzalez (Adrian), Williams (Benjamin), DeGraw, Youngberg, Smith (Michael), Jensen (Derek), Schone, Bowman, Lara, Larsen, Vasquez (Luis) our Assistant. Our Sisters going home were Sister Salazar, Vasquez (Carla), Rodas, Caceres, Gonzalez, Castillo, Trost, and Cajti.
Las Victorias means victories. This is what has happened to the Zone with this name. They baptised twice in a row their goal and then some. The stake goal was to baptise 12 people a month and they baptized 16 two months in a row. To celebrate, the Stake Presidency gave the missionaries a catered luncheon to show their appreciation. Congratulations Elders Alonzo, Luke, Pierce,Chirinos, Dold, Escalante, Taco, Welch, Navas, and our wonderful nurses Sister Westenskow and Neely. The Vicotry is for our Savior and King.