How to contact Elder Daybell

E-mail Address:

Mission Office (Letters Only):

Elder Max Turner Daybell
Guatemala Guatemala City Central Mission
Apartado 921-A Zona 9
01009 Guatemala City

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Elder Max Turner Daybell
Guatemala Guatemala City Central Mission
POB 30150
Salt Lake City UT 84130-0150

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December 2, 2014

            Wow it’s already December I can hardly believe it! We are doing some pretty great things here in Guatemala. There is this sweet video the church put out called “He is the Gift” and we are inviting everyone to watch this video because it is TAN BUENO! So if you haven’t seen it, Watch it! Good things have been happening and the challenges come but that’s just how life goes as a missionary right?
I hope you all remember the reason why we celebrate Christmas is for Christ and to remember him. The majority of people here are Evangelicos and they are Christian but they don't believe in Christmas as a Holiday because they feel it is too worldly. Most people who we give the cards for this video ask us why we celebrate Christmas because it isn't in the bible. It is hard to get them to understand sometimes but it has helped me remember that this Holiday is to remember our Savior Jesus Christ and his birth and all that He has done for us!
            It's been a bit of a struggle but we have still had many lessons that we believe could lead somewhere. The spirit is strong in all of our lessons and I certainly have help with the language from the spirit. Sometimes I get a little discouraged when someone just looks at me and when I ask them a question they continue to stare and then finally say No Entendi. But that's part of learning the language and that is starting to happen less often! The gift of Tongues is real but it doesn't happen overnight as I am beginning to learn! I may not be able to speak well but I can understand everything that others are saying now so I can tell that is part of the gift of tongues that has kicked in! 
            I learned one of the hardest things yet for me in this area yesterday. I learned how to tortillear! I didn't learn how to make the batter for tortillas that will be next week, this week I learned how to pat tortillas and I still do not have it perfected it is quite the art! Because you don't want to have a tortilla that breaks easy and it needs to be perfectly round! It was quite fun and I can't wait to show you all one day when I become a professional! 
            Yo Quiero que todos de Ustedes sepan que tengo un testimonio de este Evangelio. Tal Vez no hablo muy bien y este mensaje no es perfecto también. Pero se que Dios Nos ama y desea que tomemos de este mensaje  y perseveremos hasta el fin! Les Amo!
Elder Daybell

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