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

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

That all things to be done in Order

Our missionaries have regular "inspections" of their dwellings. For the most part they do their best to keep them neat and in order. Here are some of the most resent apartments. San Luis, Petén, Dolores, Petén and Alameda. Good job Elders! "For the Spirit can not dwell in any unclean thing." (see slide show for more photos)

When ye are in the service of your fellowman, ye are in the service of your God

Our missionaries in the Peten Zone and the city missionaries were busy helping with service to their respective communities. Cleaning the surrounding beautiful Lake Itza in Peten of trash as well as packing food that the Church humanitarian department sent to help alleviate the hunger here in Guatemala City.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mission Leadership

A vital aspect of any mission is strength of its leaders. Our Zone Leaders do much to keep our organization moving forward in the way we hope is pleasing to our Savior, for we know that this work that we do each day is His. The leaders meet once a month in the Capital to receive instruction from the Presidant and each other as well as share ideas to help us meet our mission objective to "invite others to Come unto Christ." We also have a lot of fun as to "enjoy the journey."

Labor, not only for productive accomplishment, but for its capacity to ennoble the soul and strengthen the character

The new "laborers" to our mission are Elders Escate, Fernandez, Gabriel Garcia, Luis Martinez, Eric Morales, Rolin, Housley, and Sisters Barillas, Echeverria, and Varela. We had a fine meal of "Pollo a la Mexicana" and a wonderful orientation to get them started in a positive manner here in the mission field.

Viva Guatemala!

Our change day for the month of Sept came on the 14th. It just so happened that that is also the one of the days Guatemalans celebrate their Independence day. So we celebrated by giving leave of nine of our wonderful missionaries who had completed their assigned time here in the mission field. They were Elder Wessman, Moore, Trout, Walker Ramirez, Hermanas Fajardo, Calderón, Esther Morales, and Hermana Karen Chávez. We also said "hasta la vista" to Sister Oremuno who was reassigned to work in the Temple.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Open your mouth Zone Activity

Alameda Zone again joined forces with ward missionaries, future missionaries and the missionaries in their Zone to have open houses in their areas in an effort to find more people to teach. Their efforts produced 282 referrals and wonderful fellowship between the members and full time missionaries. This is why they are called....awesome Alameda!