What’s up my Family and friends,
Christmas here in Guatemala is the coolest thing… people are nuts here lol. So Christmas eve we had permission to just hang with members until midnight. We hung out with members and it was a blast. My food stats for Christmas Eve are 8 tamales 11 classes of steaming hot poncche (fruit drink) People here in Central America celebrate Christmas on the 24th and sleep the 25th. It is so fun!! After 10 on 24th we played volleyball. Just a note if the sport doesn’t start with an s and rhyme with blocker. Latinos are real bad at it. I took the kids to the shack at volleyball so I felt kind of bad about that because it was Christmas… but it had to be done lol. My whole zone slept at my house 10 missionary’s two queen sized beds lololol. Such a blast and we didn’t sleep (that’s why i was kind of boring during the call sorry mom and girls) but the 25th we went to church and baptized two children of God, so we started the day off real swell. Also we called home so that was cool. Let me tell you 40 minutes is so fast, but it was cool to see the relatives. It was weird because I talked to you guys every week and I didn’t know what to talk about. But I love life here in Guatemala and am excited for the next 19ish months.
Spiritual Thoughts - There was a talk by president Monson in April of this year called decisions go read it, it’s really cool and so short. It talks about Alice in wonderland and the decisions. If we have goals it matters what path we take, but if not there is no importance between the different paths. I encourage you all to have goals and to make the right decisions that work well with your goals.
Facts about my mission in El Tejar - We teach a lot here in this mission. We contact like 300 - 400 people a week and we end up teaching a lot of them. We teach 10-15 lessons on a good day and they a mix of new investigators, visits members, recent converts, less actives, but we work a lot with the members to obtain new investigators. I have found out the members give you people to teach when you make them laugh, so needless to say we get a bunch of referrals but baptizing is our main focus. The lessons don’t matter at all if we aren’t baptizing. It is hard to baptize sometime because everybody is so religious. But it is a lazy religious. People are just catholic or evangelical on Sundays but their minds have a hard time adjusting to the whole be Mormon 24-7 thing. We are blessed to see a bunch of baptisms here.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from here in g-town
Peace till Tuesday
ya boy Elder Peacock