Well this week flew by!! Not sure where to start!
So we have been teaching Vilma since our first day here. She is an older lady, and it was kind of challenging when we had to teach the same lesson over and over again, but we could tell that she had a desire to understand what we were teaching, so we continued. Well this week, I believe it was Tuesday, we went over to teach her, and decided to start with a hymn. As we sang, all of these kids started to gather around! Her 5 grandkids were sitting in front of us when we finished! It was awesome! So we taught them, and they just loved it and kept asking when we would come back! Needless to say, we go back everyday! It makes my day when they all get so excited when we come over! Vilma and the 3 boys came to church yesterday, and it was great! :) And it all started with a song. We now start every lesson with a song!
We have a lot of investigators that are progressing! It is awesome! But nobody here is legally married! That has been a real struggle! It is also crazy how young moms are here! We are teaching a girl who is 17 and has a son that is 1... and that is suuuper common here!
We went to Chiquimula this week for a nuevo capacitación! I got to see Elder Murphy from my district in the CCM! He is having a rough time! I felt so blessed after talking to him and Hermana Jensen to have an English-speaking companion!
We aren´t sure if it is cooling down or we are just getting used to the heat! But it is a lot more bearable!! ...even though we still don't have fans! ..luxuries :)
We found a super rico comedor and the best street tacos this week! We also had some great tamales at FHE this week! Grandma Garrett, your tamales have my heart, but for Guatemala, these weren't too bad!
We went to campos nuevos this week, which is about 8 min in a tuk tuk! There is a member family there, and we were able to have some lessons over there! It is awesome, they have SOOOOOO many bananas! Just banana fields for miles and miles! There was a family out there that gave us chocos (frozen bananas dipped in chocolate)! Those are the real deal!
So we are very blessed. We have running water every day. In Los Amates people typically have running water 2 days a week. And our electricity comes and goes, but we have water.
We started Mutual, a Wed night activity for youth! We are teaching them English! It´s pretty fun! :)
This week I am ponderizing 2 Nephi 2:6-8 It is about the importance of Christ in our lives, and the importance of sharring our knowledge with others! It doesn't matter if you are a full time missionary, everyone can share their love and appreciation for the Savior.
I am so thankful that I am a missionary here in Guatemala! I am learning so much about the Gosple, the people here, and myself. I am so grateful for this opportunity, being a missionary is the best! :)
Love you all!
Keep in Touch!
1. Send her an email, Her address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Send her a single-page letter, following these directions:
Fold the bottom of the paper one-third of the way up the page and crease. Fold the top of the letter to the bottom of the first fold and crease. Secure the long side with two pieces of tape about 1 inch from the end, but do not seal the ends. Write your name and complete return address in the top left corner. Put on a US. stamp in the top right corner. In the middle write the address below:Sister Amy Lee GarrettGuatemala Guatemala City East MissionPOB 30150Salt Lake City UT 84130-0150
3. Send her a package. The main mission office address is:
Sister Amy Lee Garrett
Guatemala Guatemala City East Mission
Avenida La Reforma 8-60, Zona 9
Edificio Galerias Reforma
5to Nivel Oficina 505, Guatemala City
If you are using a private courier, you will need the mission home phone number which is 502 2362-7887.
Also, it is recommended to use a padded envelope for protection and put pictures of the Savior on the outside.