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, April 30, 2011
In Guatemala the week previous to Easter is known as Semana Santa. It is when families rest from working and spend time together viewing the processions or going to bathe in the rivers or ocean.
In San Jeronimo Elder Mays and Elder Sorensen went the extra mile to locate families to teach during this period. They took pictures of families in the park as they were out walking and then made arrangements to return to give them the photo and offer to teach them the gospel. Great job Elders!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sayaxche is a small branch just off the shores of the Passion River. One must travel on a ferry boat to cross the river to visit the branch. The District Presidency as well as the Mission President are focused on helping the small branch grow. We recently all went to show our love and support for this small but faithful group of saints. We also did house inspections and the Elders "passed" with flying colors. Thank you Moms for teaching them.
As always our focus in Zone Conference is "Preach my Gospel" but this month we highlighted the Savior's atonement by requesting a memorized Scripture, given during interviews, on the prophecies or events of the Savior's sacrifice. Of course each missionary was "rewarded" with an Easter Egg and a special book mark made by Sister Batty for their efforts. (see side bar for complete collection of photos from conference)
We were so very blessed to have a seminar with our Area Presidency as well as a special visit from Elder Richard Hinckly from the missionary committee. We spent 3 days (April 7-9)reviewing our focus to baptise as many families as possible to prepare the world to receive the return of our Savior Jesus Christ to the earth.