This has been a week of a lot of learning that is for sure! We were a little sad as our baptism fell through and the guy who had been progressing so fast, has now began ignoring us and not coming to church. It is just sad because of all the many spiritual experiences we have had with him and all the times he has said he felt for himself that the church is true. But it helped me come to the realization of that there really is an enemy and he is doing all he can to tear us down and he will if we let him. But if we don't let him he has no power over us at all.
We have had some great success with a young man named Erick as he has been coming to church due to his cousins! He even payed tithingand wants to keep going to church and eventually receive the priesthood. Today we are going to talk to his dad and see if he will give him permission to be baptized this week and I know all will be well!
In Elders Quorum we are teaching all the Elders the blessings and ordinances of the priesthood because none of them knew very well how to do it. Sadly even the President of the Quorum but there is some progress now as everyone is learning.we will teach them how to baptize and hopefully see the uncle of Erick baptize as well!
Yesterday we went to Santiago or what they say are the waters of Mormon. It was cool to go and look at the market and we ended up taking a picture with a lady at her little store so you can see how they all dress in Santiago. It is so cool to see the culture and get to explore around Guatemala a little more!
I hope you all have a great week!
Elder Daybell and Elder Halverson
Baptism of Oleida
Chicken Feet soup!
Elder Daybell and a Guatemala lady from Santiago.