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, January 19, 2010

The Lord looketh upon the heart

Jan 19th we trained our English speaking missionaries. They had a luncheon at the mission home and then were introduced to their new companions. We had 11 come to the training with tired bodies after their long trip, but open hearts and humble souls as they learned the lessons that would help them accomplish their commission to search, teach and baptize the Lord's chosen people in preparation for His return to the earth.

Monday, January 18, 2010

They came By Plane, By Bus

Our first missionaries of the new year arrived January 18th. Since we are expecting 25 total we decided to rent our own "Missionary Bus." Welcome to Guatemala Elders Hardisty, Ziemann, Hale, Jones, Mays, Montierth, Seppi, Howard, Broadie, Parry, Brewer, and Carlson.

The first to Return Home

We sent our first group of missionaries of the year 2010. They left on a wonderful note, with most of them baptizing or having investigators with baptismal dates set. Those going home were Elders Wood, Reeder, Fuents, Maradriaga, Pututau, Waters, Cruz, Carranza, Robles, Cetina, Arango, Salas, Sisters Castillo,Hall, Milburn, and Kaufana. "Way to end a mission Elders and Sisters!

In the North Mission, WE BAPTIZE

This has been a historic week for us here in Gutemala, WE REACHED OUR GOAL!! 40 baptisms a week! This week we had 43. Of every 8 people baptised, we had a family. One third of our baptisms were males older than 18 who can recieve the Melchizedek Priesthood. It was our faithful and diligent missionaries who made the difference. Onward to building the kingdom of God!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year, New Missionaries, New Areas

We are anticipating a great New Year! We have been notified that our mission will increase in the number of missionaries. We therefore are working to prepare for the new arrivals to enter this January 18th. By this coming April we should have about 206 missionaries in our Army of Helaman. Some of the new areas opening up are; another set of missionaries in El Fiscal, Olivos, Trebol dos, Flores, and Poptun will be divided between two sets of Elders...."adios hermanas."

To prepare for this growth we have acquired 29 beds, 24 stoves,24 gas tanks, 10 refrigerators, 18 fans, not to mention the tables, chairs, other incidentals that are needed. Some of these items are waiting for the new arrivals at the Mission dormitory...aka: Office Elders' apartment.