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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, 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