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, May 26, 2010

Welcome Nuevos

On May 25th we recieved new missionaries to carry forth the endevor of saving Heavenly Father's children in Guatemala. These faithful and ready workers are; Elders Olson, Francks, Hale, Tanner, Luke, Mercado, Martinez, Monge, and Sister Peterson.

We had a wonderful training session with them as well as a filling lunch. This group is interesting because we have a missionary who has only been a member for 1 year, a brother of one of our current missionaries (Elder Luke) as well as a missionary who is in the U.S. National Guard who had to get special permission to fulfill a mission. We appreciate all of your sacrifices young men and women of the Lord.

Adios May Misioneros

We said good bye to Elder William Valdez who was the first missionary that we met while attending Mission President's training at the MTC in June of 2008. How Time flys! With him went Elders Luis Vasquez, Jose Flores, Carlos Escamilla, Luis Medrano, Marlon Maradiaga, Carlos Mendez, Erick Avila and Hermana Daniela Velasquez. Cuidense.
During our farewell luncheon we had a visit from "spider man." 12 floors up! See photo.

Opening new areas

The influx of new missionaries is always a great challenge as well as opportunity. We prepared for the additional missionaries by opening up new areas. We have Opened the following; El Estor 2, Los Campos 2, Trebol 2, Esperanza 2, La Laguna 3, Sayaxche 2, La Libertad (Las Cruzes) , and Poptun 2.
Thank goodness for "Paiz" , which is a Walmart type store where we could get all the items needed to set up new houses. It took 6 shopping carts!
The focus of the new areas is to strengthen the existing church units there.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Elder Falabella's Teachings

How blessed we were to have Elder Falabella of the 1st quorum of seventy visit our mission and leave with us leassons of doctrine, testimony and inspiration on how to best meet the responsibilitites of our great commission to preach the everlasting gospel.

Our focus is to work more diligently
to search out entire families to bring into the kingdom
and to open our mouths and proclaim the truths to all God's children.

One way which the missionaries are using to lose their fear is to get up everytime they travel on a bus and proclaim the gospel to the entire busload of people. This is not always effective in acquiring references, but it does give missionaries the confidence they need to "proclaim to every soul."


In Spanish they have a word "detalles" that be thoughtful or considerate . Since the mission is the university of "life" the missionaries were so thoughtful to have remembered Sister Torres' Birthday with flowers, a card, balloons, and Chocolate! Remember the "detalles" in your future marriages Elders and you will build a Celestrial Home and family.