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

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New President for the Mission has been called

Edward Dale Watts, 60, and Lorie Porter Watts, four children, North Logan 15th Ward, North Logan Utah Stake. Brother Watts serves on a Hispanic council for the Utah North Area and is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, elders quorum president and missionary in the North Argentine Mission. President, Andigen, LC. Born in Hollywood, Calif., to Alfred Dale Watts and Ella Lue Hargrave Wood.

Sister Watts serves as a ward Relief Society teacher and is a former counselor and president in the institute women's association, stake Young Woman President, stake Primary president, ward Young Women and Primary president, Primary music leader. Born in Provo, Utah, to Lloyed Aldin Porter and Shirley Faye Palmer Porter.

Their anticipated arrival date in the Mission field will be on or about July 1st, 2011.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Change of Mission President this coming July

We must lay on the altar and sacrifice whatever is required by the Lord. We begin by offering a "broken heart and a contrite spirit." We follow this by giving our best effort in our assigned fields of labor and callings. We learn our duty and execute it fully. Finally we consecrate our time, talents, and means as called upon by our file leaders and as prompted by the whisperings of the Spirit. In the Church, we can give expression to every ability, every righteous desire, every thoughtful impulse...and in the end, we learn it was no sacrifice at all. ---Spencer W. Kimball

Next week we will announce the name of the new President.

It's all in the Name

The gospel has had such an impact on Guatemala that it is not uncommon to find people who bare the first name of "Elder". On a recent visit to a resturant, we found our waiter to be one of the "Elders." He told us that his son was also an "Elder" but that they call him "Eldersito."

Be Ye "clean" who bare the vessels of the Lord

When housing inspections are done we sometimes are met with wonderful surprises. The Office Elders did such an amazing job of their apartment, I just had to share. Great job Elders your mamas would be proud!

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Our wonderful members from the District of Senahu came to attend the temple. Many to receive their endowments and be sealed for eternity with their families. As is the custom to celebrate with their kac' ik or caldo, which is a Mayan soup traditionally made with turkey and served with corn tamales. Not accustomed to refrigeration, they brought their "chickens" to cook-up fresh soup in the temple housing provided kitchens. Felicidades

Zone Conference with Elder Martino

Elder Martino and his wife did a tour of the mission and we were greatly blessed by his visit. We started in Peten where Elder Martino also did a fireside for the members of the San Benito District. After Zone Conference in Peten we traveled to Coban and then to the capital to finish with a multi-zone conference. A bus was rented to facilitate the transportation for the missionaries. (see side bar for photos)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ground Hog Day....Cambios

Ground Hog day was anything but the same for us here in the mission. We received new missionaries from the CCM as well as Elder Trunick who came directly from the Provo MTC on the accelerated Spanish program. They are EldersCruz, Pierce, Cherrington, Aviles, Asencio, Taco, Real, Rodriquez, Sister Abrego, and Sister Hernandez.
They had Taco Salads, fresh fruit, lemonade and chocolate cake luncheon with Trainers at the Mission home as well as an all day training before going into their assigned areas. Bienvenidos Misioneros!

Frist to leave in 2011

We said goodbye to three of our faithful missionaries. Elder Esturain, Elder Zuniga, and Sister Pineda. Li Qaawa'Chiosob'teslinq aawe