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Salt Lake City UT 84130-0150

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016

Well Hey everyone. 

This is it. This is my last email. I don't really have much to say because well it's been a time of mixed feelings that is for sure. We have a wedding this week on the 10th for a family that we are going to complete. And on the 11th is the baptism. Nothing better than a family baptism for the last Sunday. 

I love the Lord. I love Guatemala. I know this is the true church. There is no doubt in my mind about it. The Book of Mormon is true and Christ died for all of us. I don't have much more to say, I could go on and on about things about the Gospel, I've done it for 2 years now. I'm excited to see you all very soon and I hope you all know I love you. 

Elder Daybell 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016

Hey Everyone, 

Well this has been a fun week. Just 1 more email after today. It's all so crazy I don't really believe it! But we have been having a lot of success and well good things are happening. 

On Sunday we had 6 men attend priesthood meeting that are from San Vicente Pacaya and that means that if they continue going and are all worthy, San Vicente Qualifies to be a branch!!!! Wahoo! President Tejeda the Stake President already sent the papers in to have it made into a branch. And we had 5 investigators as well and all 5 of them are preparing for the 11th of September

Dilia Martinez and her daughter Suleidy are super excited for their baptism on the 11th. We are also working with a reference from a member and her name is Kimberly Peralta, she also went to church and wants to be baptized the 11th of september and the biggest miracle that we had was a man named Natanael. He contacted us in the street and called us to talk to him. We went and he explained that he had found 2 books of the Teaching of the Prophets: Joseph fielding smith and Lorenzo Snow and he had read both of them He had also read the Book of Mormon. He had called Utah and they sent him to a church but then his car broke down so he could not go. Later some Sister missionaries went by but they stopped visiting him. Then we were walking in the street and he came to us and told us he knows the church is true and will do anything to be baptized. He went on Sunday and it was definitely a promise fulfilled that the Lord will guide people to us sometimes. So that is what we have going on right now. We hope to have 5 people for this 11th and soon after it gets approved this place will be a branch! 

Love you all

Elder Daybell 

August 23, 2016

Hey everyone, 

I am really hurting today. For Pday we got together with 3 other zones and had like a soccer tournament. I played goalie... can't do much with my feet but my hands are monsters when it comes to playing sports. I was the only one who could play goalie so they gave me no sub... I am so tired and my arm hurts it's not really used to throwing anymore haha but it's all good because we are going to see miracles in this week. 

This Sunday we had a really big miracle. We had been given a reference of a member that is inactive and his wife and kids that aren't members, but we had never been able to find them. We went Sunday after church and they were home. We talked to them and well they are pretty excited to attend church and the wife, Dilian and her daughter commited to baptism the 11th of September. We even have their wedding planned for the 10th because they aren't married. That was a super miracle for sure! It would be my last Sunday as well so that would be super awesome. We are going to be working with this family as well as others. 

I love this work. I would go on into a long description of why, but I think that says it clearly enough. I love you all

Elder Daybell 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016

Hey everyone! 

This week we had our first baptism in Pacaya! It was awesome! Karelin Osorio and her sisters have been going to church and all the activities for awhile now and well we asked her at one of the activities if she had prayed about baptism. She said she had and wanted to be baptized. She even invited some of her friends to the baptism. My companion baptized him and it was his first baptism. It was a truly spiritual service and also helped all the members increase their hope in this area. 

We also were able to have 6 investigators going to church on Sunday. We plan to have even more this week! This has been the experience of a lifetime opening this area. We are learning a lot and going to have an even more succesful week this week! I love you all! 

Elder Daybell 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 9, 2016

Hey everyone!
Well this has been a great first week. We have found a ton of new investigators. We haven't slept much because that's part of the whole training experience but it has been a blast. We are working with lots of families because that is what this church needs to grow: families. We have found lots of miracles as well.
One miracle happened Saturday in the morning, we were waiting for a bus to go to a little village in our area where there are members. As we were waiting a man approached us and asked "Elders what are you doing here?"  We explained to him that the church was opening in this area and he asked us for a Book of Mormon. He is a member but has been inactive for 11 years because there wasn't a church nearby to where he lives but he is excited to begin attending again and is going to bring his family and his children are still not members! That was a huge miracle and we are going to visit this man's family this week and help them come back and make sure his children are baptized so they can enter into the temple.
We have had lots of experiences like this but we need to get people to church on Sunday. So this week we have planned 2 activities in the church in order for people to go and gain trust in us so that they have no problems in going on Sunday. This has been an awesome experience but it also makes me a little sad because I would love to be in an area and work like this a lot longer than what I have left. But I push forward! Miracles are happening.
Love you all,
Elder Daybell 

August 3, 2016

Hey Everyone, 

Well 2 days ago I said my goodbyes to Solola and well, it was hard but at the same time I was super excited to start this next and last change. I have a picture here of me in a traditional Solola suit that lots of people there still wear. It is super hot but it's stylin, it was only to try on and take a picture. I know it's stylin but I will not be coming home with one of those on. Sorry. You'll have to wait for the style to hit the states. 

Well the new change has begun. I am training!!! Wahoo!!! I love training!!! My kid is Elder Rodriguez right out of the MTC. He is from Santiago Chile. Wait right out of the MTC and I left my area. Yep that's right we are opening a brand new area!!! We are so excited, the area is called San Vicente Pacaya. It is a little town right at the bottom of a volcanoe. And yes... it is active. Pray for me ;) We are the first missionaries in the history of this area! 

It was quite the experience in getting to our area but we were able to make it safely. It is a group that they are starting and the church is a little house, kind of like how it was in La Noria. There are only like 12 members in our area but the other people are really receiving, yesterday in the short amount of time we worked we talked with 3 families that were positive and said they were going to church. I am super excited to work here, there is a lot of work to be done it maked me wish that there were more time to do it. We are going to give our all and see lots of miracles. I love you all! 

Elder Daybell

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 26, 2016

Hey Everyone,

Well so that you all know, next week is the beginning of my last transfer. Wow the time has flown by. According to the rumors (or what President told me this morning) i will now be leaving Solola and going to finish my mission in another area, but I will let you all know next wednesday. All I know is that Solola has changed me forever, I love this place. 

This week we had an awesome miracle! We had a baptism!! Eva Yoxon was baptized. We found her when I was with Elder Kendall. She is the girfriend of the guy who is right next to her in the pictures. She has shown a lot of faith as she has prepared for baptism because her family is not in agreement but she made her own decision and has a strong testimony of the church. We were also able to bring an investigator to her baptism and he sat on the front row and was able to feel the spirit during the service. He should be baptized very soon now, his name is Jose Alfredo. 

This time in Solola has flown and I am so thankful for every minute of it! I can't wait to continue working hard. I have 1 more change to do some good as a missionary but there is also a whole lifetime of doing good waiting as well. This is the true church. There are miracles and power in this gospel. Love you all, have a great week. 

Elder Daybell 

July 19, 2016

Hey everyone, 

This week was full of miracles so I am going to try and describe 3 of my favorite miracles really quick. 

On Divisions with a missionary in Pana we were knocking doors in a labrinth like area because all of the appointments fell. As we were knocking we did not have very much success. But as Elder Mendez knocked one door I saw an old lady in Guatemala traditional clothing hanging up clothes to dry. I thought to myself, I'm going to go talk to this lady. I walked towards her and began to talk to her, she was hard of hearing but we were able to begin a lesson with her. She spoke more Quiche than Spanish but we were able to find out that she was a member and was baptized 2 years ago in the capital and then had moved and because of the move had stopped going to church. We were able to share a scripture and invite her and explain to her where the church was and on Sunday she went to church!! I know that thought to talk to her was the spirit guiding. 

This week we are going to have a baptism of a girl named Eva Yoxon. Elder Kendall and I received the reference of this lady and well, her boyfriend is a member and she has been attending recently and loves the church. She has made the decision to be baptized this Sunday! So this Sunday we will have a baptism. 

We also found another guy named Jose Alfredo Chuj as a reference from our branch mission leader. We went and he was super positive, he began reading the book of Mormon right away and knew it was true before he even went to church on Sunday. On Sunday morning we were waiting outside for him and he didn't come for a long time, he called us telling us he was sick but we were able to convince him to come for at least 1 hour. He came! after a lot of prayers and many minutes he showed up and had a great time in church. He is set for baptism on the 31st of July

Yesterday for Pday we went as a zone to the waterfall. As soon as I get the pictures I will send them but they have still not gotten to me! There are miracles happening and I can't wait to report more next week but until then I hope you all have a great week! Love you, 

Elder Daybell

July 11, 2016

Hey everyone, 

I hope that you're all doing well! This week was a great week for us as we saw lots of miracles and worked hard to find new people. This Sunday we brought 3 new investigators to church that had never gone before. One of them being a lady named Elena that lives right behind the church. Like seriously right behind, a lot of the men in the ward knew her because when they would kick the soccer ball over the fence she would throw it back to them. So it wasn't hard for her to become friends with lots of the members. 

We are also working with another family. Abel Jiatz and Sussana Tale, they are a couple and the husband is a member. The wife is not and she has a strong testimony of the gospel. The only thing that stops them is the fear of marriage. They live together and have alrighty started a family but one thing I will never understand thanks to the gospel is the fear of this commitment. We are going to keep on teaching them and we have put the goal for their marriage for this Saturday. So keep them in your prayers because if they do it I know they will be a family sealed in the temple in a year. 

We are going to see miracles this week. Tomorrow is our Pday so that is always a good thing and then after that it is off to work. I hope that you all have a great week and love every minute of it! Love y'all. 

Elder Daybell

Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 5, 2016

Hey Everyone, 

Last week was a good week. We keep on working hard and finding lots of people that can progress. Yesterday we contacted a lady who lives right behind the church, like the church is in her backyard and she had never gone! So we plan to work with her and her family. We keep working with the members to find investigators and for the most part we are finding success. We had our leaders council last week and it was probably my last one. It was a good one and today I feel that we gave a pretty inspiring zone training ( Also a really good chance that it was my last one)

Yesterday for Pday we went to a musuem in Pana that talks about the lake and also had a section about a city that is in the lake that existed a long time ago. That brought my thoughts to The Book of Mormon and when Christ died. As we went through all the pictures of this underwater city the lady who was taking us through came up and said " In your book it talks about this city right? That's what I've heard" We were able to explain to her a little and invite her to read the book of Mormon. But it was super cool seeing those pictures. If it was one of the cities destroyed in the book of Mormon, as they say in Spanish " solo Dios sabe" Only God knows. 

As for a funny story, today we had a zone training. And we thought we would be nice and invite all the missionaries to cake. So I sent my companion to buy a cake with another missionary while I prepared the Workshop. I told him to buy a cake with fruit on it. He came back with a "chocolate cake" that costed less. He didn't want to spend a lot. So we all began to eat but this chocolate tasted funny. Then I spoke up," I think this is coffee" We all smelled it and yep... coffee cake. We stopped eating and said a prayer to repent. After I called the mission Presidente to repent for the zone. He just laughed and told us to be more careful next time and to go with the cake with fruit on it next time! 

I hope you all have a great week! I love you all
Elder Daybell 

June 28, 2016

Hey everyone, 

Well this week in Solola was a pretty good first week! We worked hard and actually had quite a few investigators in church. And we actually have a few more progressing as well. 

The coolest thing that happened was yesterday with one of our former investigators Lucy. You may remember having heard of her but after a month of not visiting her we went back. Turns out she has continued to read the Book of Mormon without us pressuring her. And she has read quite a bit and well wants to make a change in her life. We left her with something to read and plan on working with her. 

This week for Pday we went to some waterfalls. It was a nice hike through a lot of onion fields and well here are some pictures. I'll send more next week. 

We also did service yesterday helping people harvest their onions. Let me say that smell certainly sticks but it was a lot of fun to give service. I love you All and hope you have a great week!  
Elder Daybell 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 22, 2016

Hey everyone, 

Just to let you all know about changes real quick they really caught us off guard. Elder Kendall left and went to another area and I am still here in Solola as a zone leader. My new companion is Elder Osuna from Mexico. He was in my zone in Villa Hermosa and I am super excited to be working with him. 

Well the story I wanted to tell you all and our huge miracle. 

Julio Estrada. He is 20 years old and just a good guy. The first time I visited him was with Elder Vega and I thought he was super positive, we had the lesson in the house of a member and we placed a second visit. We lost contact with him and the 2nd visit fell through. We didn't visit him for like 1 month and then one day while knocking doors we found his house. Some would think it was a coincidence but we know it wasn't, it was the spirit that led us there. So we began visiting him and having lessons and he even came to church a few times. But it was always hard to find him. Then last Thursday as Elder Kendall and I sat in our weekly planning session we were feeling a little sad because we had had a whole change and had not baptized anyone, and we didn't think we were going to be able to have a baptism. Then we both thought, we need to visit Julio today. So we went and talked about faith and baptism. We challenged him and he said yes to baptism for that Sunday. We doubted a little because we hadn't taught him much and we didn't think he would pass the interview. Well we were wrong and he was totally ready. He passed his interview Saturday and although there were a few other obstacles he was baptized on Sunday! This was a huge miracle and if it wouldn't have been for the spirit we would have never baptized him. 

I know that the spirit can guide us in anything if we look for its direction. We need to put our trust in the Lord at all times. I hope you all have an amazing week! I love you, 
Elder Daybell 

June 14, 2016

Hey everyone,

Well this week was a lot of the same, just running around trying to find people to teach. It was a lot of fun, we didn't find many people but we are going to keep working and try our very best to stay excited every day. 

This week was spent investigating because a little girls records were lost and after looking through lots of papers and talking to lots of people we were able to find enought information so that we could fill out the records! The family was relieved. 

This week we have just made the goal to be positive all the time and just find 1 new investigator to bring to church. We have felt a little stressed in these last few weeks and we are just ready to turn it around and have success. Last week we were so stressed that we went to some people who were working in their fields and taught them lessons in their fields, my companion had always wanted to do that because it was like a Jesus moment. It was pretty cool. 

Well I hope you all have a great week and enjoy every moment. 

Elder Daybell

June 7, 2016

Hey everyone, 

Hope that all is well, sounds like summer has kicked off for just about all of you so I hope you enjoy it! Here in Guatemala they are saying it is winter. The temperature is about the same, it just rains all the time. We have gotten soaked these last few days, but after a rainstorm the lake looks beautiful because it is so clear. 

We have been working hard in our area trying to see some miracles. I think this is the area where I learn more about the atonement of Christ than any other. Last week we had a meeting in the capital with all the other zone leaders so we got up at 2:00 to make it there on time, we were super tired for about the rest of the week. 

We are working with a young guy named Julio Estrada. He went to church 1 time and didn't go on Sunday because of the rain. Church attendance usually drops here when it rains haha. But we are going to keep working and possibly have a baptism for a girl that they can't find her records in the system. The church is organized! I know that it is the true one for that! LoveYou  all! 

Elder Daybell 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

Hey Everyone, 

The weeks pass by so quickly and then I sit down to internet and I don't know what to write. Sometimes it feels like the same old but I am loving every minute of it all. 

We had a pretty sweet miracle when we had splits with the elders in Santiago. I went with Elder Serrano and we visited with an investigator that they had been teaching but who was a little nervous about baptism. Her name was Sandra. We sat down and they first played a joke on me saying that Sandra was Sara and Sara was Sandra, I was super confused for like 5 minutes. Then we started into the lesson. She knew exactly why she needed to be baptized, she just didn't want to. I just tried to be super excited the whole time about baptism, she also got pretty excited and then I challenged her to baptism on Friday, she started talking to her family in her native langauge and then turned to us and said yes. We spent almost all of Friday traveling back to Santiago, a 3 hour drive to get there and another 3 to get back, in order to do the interview and help out with the baptism. That was a big miracle for this past week! The spirit guided us in that lesson and another daughter of God was added to his kingdom. 

I hope you all have a good wee and can find someone to reach out too in this week! I love you all

Elder Daybell


Taking pictures on the roof of the Santiago house with the Volcanoe in the background. 

May 24, 2016

Hey everyone!

This was a pretty great week as well. We had a lot of struggles but we had a lot of miracles as well. I think that's just how the work in Solola is. I'm just glad I have a good companion or I would probably just go crazy!

Really all we have been trying to do right now is find people that are prepared. We are working with members, knocking doors and just doing it all. We can find lots of people to teach, the key is finding people that are willing to go to church. Last week we went to one area where we thought not many missionaries had knocked before. We found out that the reason why is because in that area they don't really speak spanish.... so that made finding people really difficult haha. 

We had some investigators in church, just not really anyone progressing. But we are going to find someone this week, I just know it. Yesterday for Pday we played soccer with some of the missionaries in our zone. It was a lot of fun, I scored a few goals for my team, a few for the other as well, in the end I learned one thing. Soccer isn't for me, haha. Well I hope that everyone has a great week. I love you all! 

Elder Daybell

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 17, 2016

Hey Everyone!

Well at least the walking part of it is all uphill, we're giving it our all though so that we can have all of it going uphill. We worked super hard this week and were able to find a lot of new people to teach. This week was also the week of the family so there were activities all week long in the church, and on Friday there was the biggest activity of them all where all the branches got together! There were a total of 12 investigators at that activity. We were able to talk to a bunch of them and set up times to go visit them. 

As for Sunday that was pretty interesting. There was a big conference and all the 3 branches were together again. We had 8 investigators attending... but only 1 of them is progressing and ready for baptism. We are happy to have 1 investigator, but I have never had that many investigators attend and only 1 of them be progressing, but it's ok we are working for miracles in this work right. So this week we are going to work so hard and find more people that will progress and we may have a baptism with Hermana Lucy de Antonio this week. 

For Pday we kind of just took it easy! It was a clear day too! So I finally got to take some pictures by the lake. Now you can all see why this is the prettiest area that I have been in. Then we just chilled in the house and got it cleaned up. It was a super relaxing Pday before another long week of running up hills! It's all uphill from here! Love you all and hope you have a great week. 

Elder Daybell
The beauty of Lake Atitlan (The waters of Mormon) porque asi se llamaban. Mosiah 18:8-10

Sometimes the best way to travel around the lake is in the back of a truck... this is the only zone in the mission that has permission to do this so we are living it up! 

May 11, 2016

Well changes came around yet again! Elder Vega left to his last area and I received Elder Kendall from Highland Utah here in Solola.I think that makes 4 companions in a row from Utah! Utatecos baby! This will be his last area because he leaves 1 change before me. I am pretty excited to work with him and it should be a fun change! 

As for the progress of the area we are getting better. Yesterday was mothers day here in Guatemala so it was pretty closed off in our area. It was a great welcoming day for my companion as we only had 2 lessons all day long! We were rejected all day but it should be a better day today. The funny thing about this area is we can talk to people and get to know them very well and be best friends... but then we change the subject and say Jesus Christ or we want to talk to you about God and we become their worst enemies and they send us away in a blink of an eye. hahaha oh missionary life! 

Today we had a great zone training and are excited to keep working hard! Lots of missionaries will be leaving the mission in these next 3 changes so it is our job as leaders to train all the young ones to be good leaders as well and be super dedicated to this work! I love you all and hope that you have a great week! 

Elder Daybell

May 3, 2016

Hey Everyone, 

Well rainy season has started here in Guatemala, it took us by surprise one day and well it hit us when we realized we were soaked from head to toe. Here in Solola last week it rained almost nonstop from Monday to Thursday. Thursday night President called us to see how we were because it rained so hard the streets in Solola turned into rivers up to our mid calf... and that's not exaggerating. He called us because he saw it on the news. But we keep on pushing forward! 

We are still working with Byron and Lucy, Byron talked to the Branch President this week!!! He is so up for a change. He is seriously making a huge change, it truly is a miracle and we have been able to get many members to help support him. Now we just need to focus on getting his wife baptized so that they can go to the temple here soon. 

We had the chance during the week to go visit a hospital where some doctors came from the states to help the people here in Solola that needed Surgeries and other operations. The organization is called Love in Action. They give these surgeries and other operations free in order to help those in need. It was a humbling experience to watch these Doctors give their talents and abilities to help God's children be a little more happy on this earth. What an example of Charity they were for me. I hope to be able to have that same attitude of Charity even after the mission. I love you all and hope you can all find time to give of your talents and abilities to help God's children have more happiness as well. 

Elder Daybell 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

April 26, 2016

Hey Everyone, 

This last week was an adventure that is for sure. On Wednesday we had interviews with President Markham and right after that is when our interesting week began. 

We had splits every single day last week for 3 days straight so I worked with my companion on Tuesday and then not again until Saturday. On Wednesday I went to an area and "group" that we are opening in the zone called San Pedro. It doesn't have enough members to be a branch and the missionaries are in charge of it so that was a pretty cool experience. Then we went to our area on Thursday to have splits with the assistants. And well to my surprise my companion Elder Gallacher stepped out of the car and well he is a new assistant. I got to work with him on Thursday again and that was a blast. We found a lot of positive people. And Friday we had splits with Panajachel. 

We continue to work with Byron and Lucy. Her baptism is planned for this Sunday. we have a lesson with her on Wednesday that will decide what goes on. 

As for today we have splits again. We are in an area called Santiago Atitlan and we had to wake up at 3:30 to get here at 8 in the morning. Have I mentioned this zone is huge? And also no one here speaks spanish, they all speak something called sutujil. So it is going to be an interesting day, it will feel like my first day in the mission again! 

Love you all, 
Elder Daybell 
fotos are of the Santiago District! 

April 19th, 2016

Hey Everyone! 

This week was a tiring week but that is missionary work sometimes. We spent most of the week looking for people to teach and well we found 2 families. The men in these families are both members that are working hard to become active members. The women are really positive seekers of the truth. 

The first family we found is Lucy and Byron Antonio. We know them because Byron is the son of a member family that we visit often. He has had his struggles but since the moment we have visited him and his wife he has made some big changes. Byron last night in the family home evening thanked us that we have visited him, he is willing to make the changes so that him and his wife can enter the temple and be sealed a year after she is baptized. 

The second family that we found is about the same, the man Herbert has been a member his whole life. His wife, Maria Fernanda has had lots of experiences in the church and goes every week. She has not been baptized for some bad experiences that she has had with the members in the church. She has gone to the temple open house that was here in 2011 and has a strong testimony of the priesthood power. We hope that we can help them so that she can accept the fulness of the gospel through baptism. We know that if these 2 ladies get baptized they will go to the temple and be sealed for time and eternity. 

This week we are going to focus on these families and on finding even more people. For Pday we went down to Pana to walk down to the lake and take some pictures... but it was foggy and you couldn't see everything good. But meanwhile we found a member selling Solola traditional dress. So for a good price I got these pants. The pants that I have on in the picture is what guys in my area wear all the time to work in the onion fields! Pretty colorful! 

Love you all,

Elder Daybell

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April 12, 2016

Well this week was a bit of a rough week but that always happens every once in awhile. We were able to talk about and make some new plans in this week in order to have more success. We still had investigators attending church but they are known as eternal investigators because they just don't want to be baptized. I don't know why they don't want to blessings that comes from baptism but we are going to be working with a few of them in this week in order to see what happens and if we can help them understand the blessings and the importance of doing so. 

Yesterday for Pday we got together with another zone and played some soccer. It was a fun experience, even though everyone in the zone got super sunburnt. Then after I got to eat some Subway!! It has been more than a year since the last time I ate that, it was delicious! 

Recently I have been focusing on doing thing the Lord's way. I came into this area and zone feeling a ton of pressure to just go and kill it. I tried a ton of ideas and doing a bunch of things I thought would be best for the zone. Then the other day we got a call that some of our Hermanas in the zone felt a lot of pressure as well. They explained their situation and well I think I found out my problem as well as theirs. I didn't rely on the Lord as much as I should have. I needed to remember that I had to do my part, but what I was doing was taking it all upon me and that was the reason why we weren't getting anywhere. We always need to remember that the Lord has promised to do his part and that is when we began to see progress. But if we don't allow him to do his part and provide the rest we will fall into what I fell into and nothing will change. I hope you all can recognize and allow the Lord to do his part in your lives as well. Love you all. 

Rin Taman que JesuCristo q'as 
I know that Christ lives. 
Elder Daybell 

Zone Pday playing soccer 

Solola beats Chimaltenango!!!

A volcanic eruption, we see these all the time where I'm at.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 5, 2016

Hey everyone, that means "how are you?" in qatchikel. Haha I hope that you are all well and just loving life. All is going well here with Elder Vega and I in the zone Solola. I found out that there is an area in our zone and to get to the area of these missionaries it is a 3 hour trip to get there. Pretty crazy right. Lots of traveling here we come. 

Well this has been really new getting used to this area. It is something else but we are working hard and have lots of people progressing. Our most positive investigator right now does not speak Spanish his name is Roman Valiente. We have a member who is helping us to translate but we are also learning a little bit of the language to be able to teach lessons to some of these people that don't speak Spanish. 

As for the conference it was super awesome and inspirational as always. I was able to receive revelation for myself, our investigators, converts and zone during this conference. It was a very special one and it was super cool that they sang one of my favorite hymns come thou fount. 

The work keeps on going and we keep on working. I don't have too much to say right now about the area but we are going to have lots of miracles this week and lots of future success I just know it. 

Elder Daybell

In central park at Solola

The book of Mormon in English, Spanish and Qatchikel

Our view of the lake from the house. It is so pretty at night for all the stars that are in the sky and the lights of all the little towns around the lake. 

March 30, 2016

Cojol Ya Solola. Yeah That's not spanish and there are some people here that don't speak spanish, they speak something called qachikel or it's spelled something like that. But for the most part they speak spanish as well, I've only learned a few words in this language. It should be a fun area and a good way to just work hard and lose myself right now. This zone has had struggles in the past but we hope to get it going again. I went from the highest baptizing zone to the zone that baptizes the least, but it won't be known as that for long or so I hope and pray. We are going to find the chosen people here in Solola. We are right up next to the lake Atitlan. 

As for Prados we met our goal of baptizing every week in the last change, 6 weeks straight  and 9 baptisms with Elder Gallacher and there are still people for the future there. That area should keep progressing as well. The people we baptized was a man from Escuintla who left his girlfriend so that he could be baptized as she works out the divorce, the wife is a member as well and she was all good with that because she wants to go to the temple again, so until they can get married they will live apart. That is a lot of Faith! It was a great way to end the change with these 2 miracle baptisms. I am so pumped to be working here in Solola as well. 

My companion is Elder Vega from Ogden, Utah. He is awesome and is also full of excitement to work hard in this change. We are hoping to see lots of miracles and know that they will come as we work hard. I am still getting used to the new area, it is a lot different from Prados. But it will be a fun adventure, I will send some pictures of this area next week, right now I have not taken any. Love you all, 
Elder Daybell