Sorry for the bad quality but I just figured that i would take some pictures with the phone to let you guys know what is up... but yeah that is me and my companion, Elder Gomez, then there is a picture of the baptismal font... and lastly the bus on the way to the party.. I went standing right where I took the picture the whole time! It was a full bus!
Monday, December 22, 2014
Well this week has been a pretty good one!!!!!! I just love this area of cubulco!!!! The members are awesome... the investigators are awesome... the climate is awesome... IT IS JUST GREAT!!!!!!!
But anyways... this week was full of stuff so I am going to go by day by day...
Monday: We went to coban to get rid of Elder Tello... he was a good companion, so I am going to miss him... but that was kind of a boring day...
Tuesday: I got my new companion... His name is Elder Gomez!! He is from the Domincan Republic, and well lets just say that he is still getting used to the mission... he is new.. .this is his first week, and he is a little bit weird, but he remind me of me... He doesnt talk AT ALL!!! I have had like 4 or 5 people ask me this week if he knows spanish... and well of course he does, but he just doesnt talk... so we are just getting used to that!
Wednesday: We got to cubulco and had the first day of work with elder Gomez and it was a pretty great day! We were able to meet with luki and prepare her for her baptism on friday... and all was well and we put the plan to have the interview on thursday!
Thursday: Luki had her interview and she passed with flying colors!!! She knos a ton about the gospel, and now she hardly has friends, because she accepted the church, but she loves life now better than before, because she recognized what is the correct thing to do! So she is great!
Friday: In the morning we had the baptism of Luki and I baptized her! And well all is well with her she is doing good... and we did it in a waterfall!! It was pretty cool! Then after we baptized her we went to the District Christmas party for all of Baja Verapaz... which is like the stake here where I am at but its not a stake it is a District, and we were able to take 11 investigators to that... and it was in Salama which is 2 hours away!!!!! So that was just fantastic!!!! All the people loved it!!!
Saturday: Saturday was just a day to prepare for sunday.. .so we just visited some people and we taught them a little bit to get them to go to church on sunday...
Sunday: This was probably the biggest week! We were able to have church in the morning and we confirmed Luki and I did it again because my companion didnt want to.. because he was scared to do it in front of the people... so yeah got to work on that, but yeah church was good... Although sunday was a very long day... I have to direct and preside the church meetings... then I had to talk because the people that were going to talk didnt show up... and then I had to give the sunday school class, because we still dont have a teacher for that... then after church from we went to go visit one of our investigators named Edwin and he decided that he is going to get baptized the 17th of January which is good... then after him we had to go to our house to do tithing settlement from like 2:30 until 9:00... so that was kind of a bummer because we couldnt work but it was kind of fun to do interviews with the members! So today I am super tired... because last week was just full of stuff, and this week we are going to have even more things!!!!
Cant wait until next week!
Love you All
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Well this week was an interesting week... not really anything crazy happened this week as for the stories go... but we did have quite a bit of success... First off we were able to Confirm the date for baptism for luki, and she will be getting baptized this friday! It was a pretty cool story how that all worked out so that is pretty exciting! Also we were able to have 7 investigators in church, 5 of which have dates to get baptized in January, and the other one just showed up so we still havent taught him, and the last one is leaving for the states on wednesday or he would be getting baptized... so we have got some good things going on!
Also another cool experience that happened was that with one of our investigators (marcos, the one going to the states) his daughter that is like 3 would keep waking up in the middle of the night and start screaming and basically having seizures.. and he said that he wanted us to bless her. We still hadnt taught him much about the preisthood, but he did have a general knowledge of it and he believed that if we were to bless her it would stop... so we did give the blessing... and while Elder Tello was giving it we both felt as if something left her body... it wasnt a strong feeling, like it shows on t.v. in exorcisms and all that crap, but we just felt as though she was cleaned from something, and we both felt it leave her body... then after the blessing, we looked at marcos... and he was crying!!!!! so we just sat in silence for like 3 minutes and then he began to explain what was going on... He said that while we were giving the blessing he got the goosebumps... super strong, and the shivers, but not from cold... but he felt at peace... he felt a peace come upon his body. And so that was super great!!!! He truly got a testimony of the church in that moment.. but sadly he is going to the states this wednesday so we wont be able to baptism him... but we are going to baptize his wife, and sister in law!
So that is about all that I have to share with you guys!
Love you All
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Hey so here are some forewarded photos... and well sadly yes that is us in the bus... but we are o.k. it was actually quite a weird experience.. but I will explain it to you guys in 8 months... dont worry at no point it was life threatening... just fun... we just got into the tilted bus... and took pictures... it was fun...
So that is a part of me that you can see! I hope that in 2 weeks i will have some more pictures!!!!!!!!!!
Love you ALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well my family and friends, this week was a good week here in cubulco! We had some interesting things happen during the transcourse of this week! Starting off with the weirdest experience of this week was that we were just in the street walking, when we saw one of the young men (member) in the street with his friends... so we started talking to them and well long story short this member is very less active, and a little bit strange... and well we were talking to him and he snuck something to Elder tello... and he told him to put it in his pocket and not open it until we got home... so when we turned the corner out of curiosity (pardon my spelling).. opened the bag... and it was full of weed... Yup the weed that you smoke..so we just threw it in the garbage can and walked away... oops...
Love Elder Stuart
Next story is that we have this one investigator named luki which is very smart... and yesterday in church Elder Tello was teaching Gospel Principles, and he mentioned something about his study journal for the scriptures.. and after the class she asked us if we could give her some scriptures to study so that she could start a study journal.. and so after church when one of the members left to work with us he commented to us that he passed by her house (theyre friends) and he saw her study journal full!!!! and she told him that she is for sure going to get baptized that there is no doubt in her mind! So that was pretty cool!
Also lastly I am just thankful for thanksgiving... we were able to eat thanksgiving dinner in a members house and we had turkey with rice! So it wasnt quite the usual turkey with mashed potatoes, but it was still pretty good!
Well that is about all folks!
Love Elder Stuart