Quetzaltenango Guatemala

Quetzaltenango Guatemala

11.2.15 New Comp and New Zone

November 2, 2015

Hey everyone hope you had a crazy halloween, I was expecting a sweet halloween tradition here in Huehue but I was let down, the catholics just did their saint stuff and did a small prayer thing in the park, then went to paint the cemetery, and at 2 in the morning everyone went to go and sing/serenade their girlfriends, haha it's a lot better in Gilbert=) But besides the wimpy Halloween tradition here, this week was an awesome week for my new comp and I, we found a ton of new families to teach and we are super stoked!
             My new comps name is elder Galicia, he is from el salvador and is also from my group!!! He is a super sick guy, this is his first change as a zone leader so he is super excited, I'm excited too because I knew him in Xela, we were in the same zone for a couple of months and we got to know each other really well. This week we worked harder than ever and we found a lot of new families so we are super excited to work here together.

Elder Galicia and Elder McLeod

             Asusena and Mario are doing well, we are figuring out marriage stuff for them, so this week we are going to be busy calling the lawyer who is a stake president and working with him to try and get them married, hopefully by next day we will know how long the wait will be!

             Carlos and Eveline are doing really well too, this week they went on vacation so we didn't really get to teach them, but we did get to help them paint a room in their house to prepare for their kids birthday party. After we painted the room, Carlos took me aside and said something really cool to me, he said, Elder McLeod thanks so much for your help, my wife and I have been talking a lot lately about how much we love your church, you guys all love service and are so friendly, we really love going to church with you guys, I don't feel this way about my church, the catholic church, or the evangelic church, my wife's church, your church is very different, and we love it.     Wow, I was super pumped after he told me that!!!! They are progressing well, But they will have to get married too which could take some time.

               So big news, Brenda our street contact a week ago, the young mother of 2 daughters, came to church with us for all 3 hours! She absolutely loved it, as soon as sacrament meeting ended, the bishops 5 year old daughter ran over and took brenda's daughter by the hand and took her off to class/go play!! IT was great, and then the relief society came over and just practically carried her to class with them. At the end of the block meeting, we walked Brenda and her daughter home, on the way I asked her how she had felt in church, her response was our miracle of the week. She said, I just had this really strong feeling in my heart the whole time, I don't know what it was, I just can't describe it, but it's a really good feeling. I then asked her, what does that feeling mean Brenda? She replied, It was telling me that right there is the truth. Where I was, and what I was learning, was the truth. It was such a huge miracle!!!!! She wants to be a member, the thing is that she leaves for Xela this week to visit her family and won't return until January............................ I won't be here for her baptism, but At least I was able to be here for her spiritual confirmation.

                THis week was an awesome week for us, we had a ton of lessons, and we found a ton of new people. This week we had a setback on sunday because of the cemetery catholic tradition thing, a lot of investigators did not come to church because they went to bring flowers to their dead in the cemetery................. even a third of our ward went................. apostasy but its whatever.

                      The mission is awesome, I am loving every bit of it, the time is just passing super fast which is the sad part. I can't wait until one day when I will be able to come back and visit these people and cry with the families that Iv helped become part of the church!!!!! I love the people here, I hope that this week we have some more spiritual experiences with some of these families! Keep the faith, until next week, love you all.

Elder McLeod