Saturday, August 5, 2017

Week #52......Obedience

Hey Guys,

This week was great like usual. We are seeing people change their lives. I got your ties mom they are sweet. We matched on Sunday so that was cool. The week’s pass by so dang fast I hardly even remember what happened. We are hardly ever in our area because we are helping investigators in seven areas be baptized. My companion is down to his last two weeks. He is ready to go home haha its kind of tough sometimes because he just talks about what he is going to do when he gets home and all that. And he is done working haha so I am doing a one-man act right now running the zone. Its all good because he goes home in two weeks and I will get a new companion. My companion is awesome, just these last few days he has been ready to get out of Guatemala. But its all good because I’m focused and ready to give my all to my zone and my savior.
We are frequent flyers in a taco place called El Pinche on p-days its so good hahaha. 

Spiritual thought - We see miracles when we are obedient, but many times we are not willing to be obedient until we see miracles. Our Heavenly Father has all power and will bless us on his time frame after the trial of our faith (obedience) we need to sacrifice our pride to see miracles. If we want miracles we need to show that we want miracles by obeying commandments and rules. 

Until next time,


Elder peacock


Elder Peacock and his companion in Antigua


Week #51 ...........Do good continually

Hey Buddies.

This week was awesome as usual. We saw miracles in others and ourselves. My zone is killing it. We are as united and fighting the good battle of righteousness. We have struggles of course but we always find a way to overcome. Yesterday we found a sweet dude named Erik. His wife passed away last week and he wants answers and we can give him those answers through the gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s so cool to see how the Gospel can change people. IF THEY WANT TO CHANGE. My companion and I are doing all we can to help our area and the other areas. It crazy to see the happiness that working and giving all that I have brings me so much happiness. My companion goes home in 3 weeks and we are working hard to find somebody this week to baptize his last week in the mission. Being in Antigua is so cool its so pretty and there are always a lot of people from the states who ask me questions because they think I work here haha. And sometimes they think that I don’t speak English (IDK how that is possible I’m the whitest person I know) And they say stuff about us that’s pretty funny sometimes. One time there was a group of like 20 -14 year old girls that were talking about my companions butt haha he had sat in some chocolate haha anyway.....

Spiritual thought - Mosiah 5:2 And they all cried with one voice, saying: Yea, we believe all the words which thou hast spoken unto us; and also, we know of their surety and truth, because of the Spirit of the Lord Omnipotent, which has wrought a mighty change in us, or in our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.  Do good stuff people!

I love you guys, stay cool


Elder Peacock


Taco restaurant that we love.


An awesome looking building in Antigua, Guatemala

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Week #50...Every Member is a Missionary!

Hey Family and Friends!!!!!!!

This week was incredibly busy but incredibly sick as always!! We ran (literally) around to help all of the missionaries with their progressing investigators. We saw a huge miracle on Sunday... so for us in Milpas Altas it is so hard to get people to church because the church is 30 minutes away in bus so its a huge time commitment to come (let alone financial burden) So to get somebody to church takes a lot of faith on there part. Anyway we had been working so hard to be able to get somebody to church. SO it was a miracle that somebody that we have never even talked to showed up to church and is super positive. We saw her there and starting asking her questions like who invited her. She told us that her sister is way less active but that she had been looking for answers in her life so she decided to come to church. HUGE MIRACLE. haha the mission is sick. Sometimes its super hard and discouraging, but with every small miracle I see my faith grows and I push forward to help my brothers and sisters be prepared to meet our maker!!!  I love the mission and its trials. 

Spiritual thought!!!
EVERY MEMEBER IS A MISSIONARY
Missionaries are here to teach and to baptize. Missionary’s can knock doors all day and might find some people, but members know their neighbors and know the people who are ready to hear about the restored gospel. DONT BE SELFISH GIVE THE MISSIONARIES YOUR REFERENCES I KNOW YOU HAVE THEM PEOPLE!!!!

Sorry no pics this week but I’m still ugly don’t worry about me!!!

Love Elder Peacock

Week #49....................Trust the Lord

 Dear family and friends,

This week was incredible as usual. We have seen miracles and I am having a blast. So yesterday we went to a place called Solola to play some soccer. I still hate soccer, but I’ve found that my position is defiantly goalie because I’m the biggest one out there. HAHA but yesterday I was playing some lock down defense and dove to stop a ball but smacked my knee on the goal post real good and now its the size of a softball and black haha good stuff. Also yesterday we felt another earthquake and at the same moment the volcano went off. Guatemala is so cool. We are working hard and seeing miracles. Not much to tell this week but I’m doing great!!!

Spiritual thought -1Nephi 17:51. If the Lord has so much power, why cant he teach you how to ¨build a boat.” If we trust that the Lord loves us and is all-powerful he can teach us everything we could ever want to know!!!!!

I LOVE YOU GUYS!


ELDER PEACOCK

Elder Peacock 

Elder Peacock's Zone

A volcano that Jake can see from his room that erupts often

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Week #48........Welcoming President and Sister Cluff

Hey family and friends,

This week was awesome!! We welcomed president and hermana Cluff to Guatemala. They are really awesome we love them.
In fact president wanted to do his first visits here in Antigua, Guatemala so he came with me to my area and I did the first divisions with president Cluff hahahaha it was so fun.

We also had an awesome baptism of a kid named neftali he goes by nefi, which is Spanish for Nephi. He is super cool and always tells us his desires to go on a mission. He’s mom is a less active that we found but now the whole family goes to church again. We also went this week to Panajachel. It is on the opposite side of lake Atitlan and it is so pretty the mountains are volcano’s that go off every 4 hours haha so sick. We are working so hard and seeing miracles. I love my companion and my calling. I love running around helping the zone have success. Some of these pictures are from Antigua too. 

Spiritual 4th of July thought - All of my life I have heard that the USA was the best country in the world. But until I left I didn’t think it was true. We are SO BLESSED to be United States citizens, the freedoms and privileges that we have are incredible to me. The amount of people who can live comfortably with out feelings scared for their life is so high in the states. Here people have nothing and are often worried about getting assaulted or worse killed. We are so blessed to live where we live and have the knowledge and capability to live the restored gospel. 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY


Love Elder Peacock

Elder Peacock with President and Hermana Cluff

Elder Peacock and Companion with Nefi

Lake Atitlan

President Cluff, Elder Peacock, Elder Santos, and Elder Whiting


Panajachel