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

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Black hands, happy hearts

The Elders in the Petén Zone thought of a wonderful way to bring the shine of the gospel to the people of La Libertad, by offering FREE shoe shines. As they buffed their shoes and boots, they let the gospel's truths add a shine to their life. They came away with black hands, happy hearts for having served the people and 21 referrals of souls to teach.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Bible in Guatemala

Coinciding with Guatemala’s Independence Day was the beginning of the sale of the Church's published Bible here. September 15th was the first day the book was going to be made available. We had change day so by the time we arrived in the afternoon, hoping to purchase our book, the books had sold out. The Distribution staff told us that they had people lined-up at 6am in the morning waiting for the doors to open so they could be among the first to have a copy. We managed to purchase prepaid a few boxes that we planned to take to the missionaries located outside the city and those surrounding the capital. We sold them at cost and made them available to those missionaries who wanted them. Many missionaries purchased numerous books to give as gifts to their investigators. Everywhere we went we felt the excitement that having this long awaited book, finally in our hands. We know that it is a blessing to all Spanish speaking peoples and we humbly thank God and all the many people who made this miracle possible.

Two New Chapels in Peten

Two new beautiful Chapels were completed and dedicated on Oct 11th by President Torres. These buildings are gifts to the members as well as the community, since their aesthetic appearance improves every neighborhood where they are located. Open Houses were held so that the neighbors could freely come and see the interiors. The chapels are located in San Andres and Santa Elena.