Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fotos and the week summary...

Well This week was good and a little bit stressful... We were able to have a pretty good week... mainly because all the baptizms went through successfully.  We baptized a guy named tereso and his family.. it was a pretty great experience.  He is such a great guy and will be a great member here in Cubulco.. Maybe he will be the person to get this place going strong...  So we are super happy about that.
Also as shown is these photos we also helped a less active member to chop down a tree.. so that he would go to church.. so that was pretty great also!  We are just going along pretty smoothly here.  
Also we are now in a trio.. because Elder Barahona ended up going home.. because he had appendicitus and his appendix exploded and that was why he was throwing up blood.. so they did surgery on him last monday and yesterday he went home.  So I am now back with Elder Gomez.. .and his companion Elder Nombrado.  Elder Nombrado is samoan.. he is a super good guy elder nombrado... We get along super well..  So that is pretty fun!  But I think that that is about it for this week...
Love Elder Stuart

Wedding and the baptism!!!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015


An Activity for church...

And then today we hiked up to a creepy looking house on top of a hill.. and it turns out that they do/did sacrifices there.


Alright... well here I am again....  this week was a a good week....  We are going little by little to help Cubulco to keep going strong!  Although this week my companion got sick.. seems to be the going thing for the new missionaries... they always get sick, but I guess he will get over it soon.  But he had to go to coban today to go to the doctor...  so I stayed here in Rabinal with Elder Vargas and Elder brito ended up going to coban with Elder Barahona because he also had a doctors appt. in coban... so I am here in Rabinal until tomorrow night. 
But this week for work was a pretty good week!  We are preparing a family to be baptized this weekend.. so we are praying a lot for him that he and his family can get baptized!  He is doing good, and he is super ready... but he just needs to keep strong because he used to drink and since we found him he hasnt drunk, but we are just hoping that he can keep strong until his baptism... and for his whole life!  So yeah that is about all that is happening with us for this week!
Love Elder Stuart

Conference and Photos

This week was a pretty busy week...  We were excited for conference, and it all turned out pretty good... Usually here in Guatemala the internet is super slow... and we have struggles usually seeing conference, but this time it worked super well!  So we were able to learn a lot and have a great time letting our investigators know who is the prophet that he has the power to talk to God and receive revelation for the whole world!  So we enjoyed that a lot... we were able to have some success with that and we are hoping to have a good couple of weeks here... 
Other than that our week here was pretty slow... because here it is called holy week... so there are a bunch of Catholics and their wicked traditions... so that was kind of a bummer.. because there is literaly nobody in their house.  So yeah not much to say this week just that I am busy and I will write more next week!
Just some pictures of us here in Cubulco.. doing service and here are the other elders... waiting for us... to start church...  

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Good week!

So this week was a good week!  First off we had to change the place where we were having church which is now coing to be in my house. So that is going to be a little bit interesting.  We are super excitied for that we are hoping that that will help us a little bit now that the church is going to be in a place a little bit more stable.  So we are super excited.  And it showed success because we were able to have 10 investigators in church.  So that was super good. We had a family of a guy that is named Juan Carlos... I dont know if I already explained his situation or not.. but We found  him, me and Elder Gomez, like 3 weeks ago and he had told us that he had been healed by the Elders like 3 years ago... He had some sort of sleeping disease and he hadnt slept in like two weeks, when his mom went to go find the pastor of the Catholic church so that he could give him a blessing.. but it didnt work.. .so the mom went to go find the leader of the Nazareth Church... but it also didnt work... so she was talking to her neighbor (which just so happened to be the only member in Cubulco at the time...) and the neighbor told his mom that the Elders could give him a blessing... so they did, and he was healed!!  How great it is to have the power!  So long story short the Elders had a change after they  healed him, and he couldnt go to Rabinal to go to church... so now that we have found him we are excited for him and he is super excited to get baptized with his family!!  We are hoping that they will be baptized the 18th of April! So that was super great!
Also me and my companion are getting along suprer well so that is good!  I am just hoping to be able to finish strong! 
Love Elder Stuart

(30 Mar 2015)


Well I didnt take many photos this week... but here are 2

Going strong in Guate...

Hey well this week has been a very interesting week!  We had to go to coban (5 hours in bus) to pick up my new companion on monday... that is why i didnt have a ton of time...  But his name is Elder Barahona...  He is from Honduras and 20 years old.  He is new so we are having a good time helping him get used to the mission! Then after that we got to Cubulco on Wednesday at like 9:00 A.M.  And we started to work... It was a pretty good day and then thursday we had to go back to coban for a meeting on friday... so in other words we werent in Cubulco for basically the whole week... so that was a little bit frustrating but we did have a pretty good time working for the 2 days that we were there.  We had a lesson with a person named Lorena and her family the other day.. and it was a super powerful lesson!  We taught her the importance of going to the Church that Jesus Christ has established and not to any other church... because the people here all have the belief that it doesnt matter which church you go to they all teach "the word of god" so it was a pretty good lesson becuase she finally could understand the importance of going to the church of Jesus Christ...  So that was a pretty good lesson that we had this week. 
Other than that I am just excited to still be in Cublco! Taking advantage of the last few months!!!!!! 
Love Elder Stuart

Another change!

Well this week I dont have a ton of time... but I guess that I will just send you guys a little message.  So this week we had changes, and it turns out that Elder Gomez wont be my companion anymore... but we will still be in Cubulco!  They opened up a new area in Cubulco!  So that is pretty cool we are going to see a branch pretty quickly there now... with 4 missionaries there.  So we are pretty excited for that!  So I will be getting a new companion this week so I am super excited for that!  We are just super excited to see the change here in cubulco with four misisonaries!  So yeah I guess that is all for this week, but I promise to write more next week!

Love elder Stuart

(16 Mar 2015)