Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Investigators

I had a good week! We were able to work a lot. We visited with a lot of less active members. There's one that's really awesome. Her name's Thelma. She's come to church two weeks in a row and she's willing to change and do things right. She has two daughters that are super great as well. It makes me super happy to see her there. It's been a little hard for her because single mother and all but she wants to do things right. Juana and her daughter don't want anything. So we don't visit anymore.

We also found a really good family! They're awesome! There's like 7 of them. There's three more children but I think that they live in the capital. The girl that we contacted wasn't there but the others told us that she's reading the Book of Mormon and we were able to share with the rest about the book and especially the parents. We feel like they're ready and it should go well. We also have an agreement with them that they're going to teach us Q'eqchi' and we're (or I'm) going to teach them English. They're like little rays of sunshine that we've found.

Well this week is the semana santa (Holy Week) leading up to Easter. Hopefully things will go well this week. There's a lot of Catholics here and they do parade like things where they carry a Jesus that's carrying a cross on their shoulders. I don't understand exactly why but they do. They also decorate the streets with colored sand or something that are called alfombras. Some are pretty creative. We missed the parade yesterday but they tell us that Friday and Saturday we're going to see a lot more. Sweet! We had to walk through one of the group (they do mini groups as well leading up to the big event) and there was a guy video taping it with the camera and we both walked right in front of it. Opps! So the ormon missionaries are going to show up the catholic movie....that was a mistake. Also the ward that I'm in has a trip to the temple this weekend. Friday and Saturday. That makes it a little hard to work because we have to have a member but we'll figure things out.

Well, hopefully the weather is good this week. Last week was super nice and it's kind of raining today but hopefully it'll be nice the rest of the week!

Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

40-80 degrees!

So we had a pretty good week this week. We worked hard and we had lots of appointments. Some fell through but we're coming along. Sunday we were able to leave with an ex-missionary that helped us out a lot. So far we pretty much know the members and we working on getting more investigators. We have a lady names Juana and her daughter. They're kind of rejecting us a little. I don't know it's weird with them because she acts like she doesn't want us to come and then after she's like, why aren't you visiting. I don't know. We'll see what happens with her. We found a new family this Sunday, they're evangelists, but we're going to visit them and see what happens as well. Some of their neighbors don't attend church so maybe we can work with them as well.

We had stake conference this weekend and it went really well. We really felt the spirit and were able to bring some less active members. They really liked it. The members are all super great and really help us out with everything.

Today we went to see some caves that were pretty cool. This week was cold but finally warmed up this weekend and it's like in the 80s right now. It was in the 40s before. I had my coat, scarf, boots, leggings, like everything to try to stay warm haha. Yeah the houses are definitely different here. They don't have stuff to keep the house warm or hot and there isn't anything like conditioning or heating. Just some fans when it's hot haha. But it's all good. I like it! Hope you enjoy the warmer air as well!

I hope that you all have a great week and enjoy the pic! Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My new companion and I at the caves

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


This week was pretty good. Tuesday I went around visiting people and saying goodbye. Wednesday I went to Santa Elena in the morning. Waited for the transfer with the other sisters and finally I knew that I was going to Coban. So then we went to the terminal around lunch time to take the bus and found out that there was a bus that wasn’t going directly to Coban with this group anymore. So three elders and I went a different route. We even had to cross a river in a boat (that doesn't happen too often in the mission....!) and finally made it to COBAN! And it was raining when we got there haha. Not too much just a little. I met my new companion. Her name's Hermana Cena and she's from El Salvador! She's really great! She's 19 years old! I thought I wouldn't get to meet a young one but here she is.

We're basically opening area because we were going to be three but the other’s visa came so she's going to her assigned mission. So we're learning the area. We already feel pretty good here and this week we're looking forward to working here.

Sorry I don't have much time today! Love you all and be safe!!!!!!!!!!!!
Goodbye Hermana Branderas!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Well....Daniel's baptism didn't happen....there was some stuff that happened. He left his aunt's house to live with his father (the father lives here in Poptùn) supposedly to "help" him. We weren't able to visit him but the elders did because it's in their area. He lied to the elders and the aunt lied to us as well. Right now we don't believe either side of the story and in the end it didn't work out. So that fell through.

 We had a good week. We really got out and worked on finding new people. We were able to get some more and we also received some references from some members so that'll help the area a lot.

I have a TRANSFER. It's for sure outside of the capital but I don't know where. They tell me that possibly Coban (it rains a lot and is cold there). I'm excited but also a little nervous. I'm going to be training again. I really hope that I don't die of cold there.....It's been hot here but the last few days we had a cold that wasn't as bad as last time but I didn't really enjoy it haha. Maybe I have to go there so that I don't die when I come home from cold ;) haha! But it should be great! A new experience and the best way to finish the mission! My companion as well will be staying here and is going to train. I'm excited for here. She's a little nervous but she'll do awesome.

Love you all and have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!