Quetzaltenango Guatemala

Quetzaltenango Guatemala

5.2.16 The Priesthood Is Real

May 2, 2016

Hey everyone how's it goin, crazy to think that we are already in May........ the time is flying. Well we don't have a ton of time today, but there are some cool things that i wanted to fill you in on.

             We are teaching a family of 5, the parents names are juana and Luis. Now, Luis doesn't have hands, but he sadly still finds a way to drink a lot of alcohol. Juana is very humble, the first time we visited with her and she felt the love we have for her she cried in our arms practically, she is suffering a lot of different things right now. This week we visited this family, but quickly we realized that we weren't going to be able to teach, Juana had a bad infection in one of her molars, and the pain was excruciating. She didn't have money for medicine, so she was just bearing the pain. It was a great opportunity to be able to give her a blessing. The blessing was simple and powerful. 2 days later when we returned, she thanked us for the blessing and for healing her. She had received the blessing, then she had gone to bed. When she woke up the next day she was completely pain free and her tooth hasn't hurt her since!! IT was a miracle, they are very receptive to us, we love them a ton.

           Dionicio, one of our investigators who is 20 years old is doing really well. He is the youth leader in the catholic church here, but that doesn't matter, he is reading the book of mormon and praying, he even told us last night that this next domingo he is going to come with us to church=).

          We are visiting with a small family of 2 that we found knocking doors, a lady named griselda and her 19 year old daughter celeny. We taught them part of lesson 1 and left them the pamphlet and invited them to read it. When we returned 2 days later, to our surprise we found that they had read the whole thing!! And they had a ton of questions! THen after they asked us about the pamphlet, they began to ask us about all the rumors that had heard about the mormon church ahaha, but there was no problem, they deserved to know the truth!! They are super interested, tonight we have a lesson with them at 6 and we are going to be putting baptism dates with them!

             We found some other people this week too. IT rained a ton up here, I'm not sure if it rained in Gilbert or not, but here it poured, haha the night before it rained we did all of our laundry, then when we woke up we found that the clothe line broke, so our of our sopping wet clothes had fallen in the dirt.................... we washed again in the morning and got it all set up again. But, to our horror, it rained again in the afternoon, and again, all of our clothes fell to the dirt! We were so ticked... haha oh well.

             The church is true, my testimony is growing with every miracle or trial that we have. I love the gospel and the commandments, because the commandments are what gives us happiness! I love studying the gospel and learning more about God's great plan, he honestly is a perfect God and everyday there is something new that we can learn about him, if we aren't learning a little bit more about him everyday, we are progressing, and that is the purpose of life. I love you guys a ton, please write me cuz I love hearing from all of you guys!!! its honestly the best thing, reading letters/emails from family and friends. Keep the faith, until next week.

Elder McLeod