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Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

Hey! This week has been one of the fastest weeks in the mission so far.  We worked super hard and had fun, so it was a good week. 
This week we got 12 new investigators and alot of them are looking good. We started working in an area that the closed a while back and became part of our area, and we found all the people they were teaching out there. We also found 2 houses that have pet monkeys ha. 
We have been going out with members and having them take us to their friends houses and we have gotten a mountain of references. We also put a baptism date with one reference (we wanted to put it the 24th so it could be a white Christmas...get it white Christmas with white baptismal clothes...ha) but this Sunday was a temple dedication so our baptismal date had to get pushed to the 31st. The reason is they have to go to church 3 times and she’s only been once so she would only have 2 times by the 24th so we pushed it to the 31st. Her name is Gilma, she’s a reference from a member who only has been a member for 5 months. Gilma had a really good time at church. She’s about 20 years old and she was having alot of problems at home and stuff with her dad and she said when she went to church she forgot about all her problems. 
This week we are planning on putting more baptismal dates with a few others, so it should be another good week. Las Cruces is the area that the mission closed and became we will be working alot there.   
So Sunday we got to go to the temple dedication session via satellite. It was super cool... so now there are two temples here in Guatemala. It was cool to see how happy the people of Xela were and they told stories about how they were part of the first group of people to go all the way to Arizona just to get to a temple and how they had to save their money and sell beans and rice to get the money to go... and now they have their own temple in their city. Its crazy to think about the sacrifice those people made just to get to a temple.
Haha also a girl that I met in the mission who finished her mission a little bit ago, was directing the music on the satellite session and it was funny to see her. 
So that’s about the majority of what happened this week. 
Oh we also painted a fairly large house. It took us about 4 hours to paint it. It was fun. So yeah that’s about all that happened with week! Worked hard and had fun =] 
This week I don’t have my camera with me again but don’t worry I’ll get you photos soon! 
Love you all, have a great week!!

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