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

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blessings of Missionary Work

In the September 2008 Ensign Elder Quentin L. Cook states, "Among the blessing of being a full-time missionary are the lifelong relationships you develop with missionary companions."
More than 36 years ago, we were privileged to serve as full time missionaries in the then, Central American Mission. Many of our companions in the mission were faithful Guatemalans. We felt it appropriate to hold our first ever "Mission Reunion" here in Guatemala in conjunction with General Conference. We hoped to see, after 36 years, some of our dear companions who served with us all those years ago.
To our great pleasure, we had about 6 former companions and their spouses attended, as well as two sons of one of our former companions.
We are of course, older. Yet the spirit as we recalled our experiences in preaching the message of the restored gospel to our brethren in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Panama were inspirational. To know that stakes and temples now replace the rented rooms and Districts that we labored in gave us reason to rejoice together.

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