I hope you all have a wonderful new year and enjoy the end of this holiday season with your families.
Christmas was awesome this year and we were able to share it with a family that didn't really eat many tamales. We ate a ton of Steak! It was pretty great, and also... Santa showed up atafter all the fireworks went off! It was pretty awesome when he walked down the stairs, that's not something you see often in Guatemala and certainly helped it be a lot more memorable. We talked with our familias and that is always a special treat. I was there checking out all the calls of the missionaries in our zone and making sure everyone finished on time. It was a memorable Christmas that's for sure.
This week we had a pretty awesome Christmas miracle. Working in the mornings before lunch here is tough to find people to teach. So we were planning one night and I had the thought to look at the future investigators in the area book and look for people in certain areas of our area that we can't get in because it is heavily guarded. So we went to Sector 2 and I found 3 people to go and visit. We found one of those 3 people and put a time to go visit her another day. We wentand visited this lady and she told us about how she was really sick before and never went to church and did everything the Elders taught her, she even gave up coffee and continues to avoid it (that is a huge miracle here). She said she has been waiting to go to this church and she knows it's the true church and once she enters there it will be forever! Her name is margarita Morales and she has been a Widow for 30 years. Talk about a miracle, I am excited to work with her. I have learned even more that the Spirit is a feeling just a small feeling but it can be a big difference in someone's life.
Yesterday, I played some basketball and that made me pretty happy.
I hope you all have a happy new year and think of ways to do a little more and be a little better in this year. I am certainly going to do that. Love y'all
Max and his Companion with Santa.