LOVE MY TWO NEW COMPANIONS!!! They are so willing to work and love the
people already and are so patient in learning their Spanish. The first
day they arrived, we went to go visit the family of Gladys. We entered
the dirt garage where they live and I saw her sitting on the ground with
a pot of water in between her legs, and something light brown. I
quickly found out what it was when I realized her roosters weren't tied
up to a post anymore....she was plucking off the feathers of her dead
rooster! I asked why she was doing it and she simply said, "The dog
killed them...so now I'm making pepian soup." Haha welcome to Guatemala.
Hermana Maria is still super strong after her baptism, despite the
challenges she is having (Sara says she is has family problems and very
poor, every time it rains her house falls apart) . But every time I ask
how she is doing, she replies, "I am very grateful for my Padre
Celestial and this gospel." She really is an example of how a person
with nothing economically, can have everything they need through the
Atonement of Jesus Christ.
I don't have much time to write but I
know this church is true. Even though I am in a different country, this
is feeling more and more like home as the people are feeling more and
more like family. Have a good week!