Wednesday, July 30, 2014

7/22/2014 Guatemala CCM - Exelente Hands!


A funny story is that when my and Elder Gibbons were teaching a fake investigator we had him read on accident Mathew 12: 28-30 instead of Mathew 11. The best part was at the end we had rehearsed in Spanish that you may not understand the message all at once now but we promise that you will understand the message and we will answer your questions next time. Something along those lines. And we didn’t even realize that we read the wrong scripture and he is looking at us all weird and everything. It was really funny!! Now we joke with each other on new investigators that we will just bring some rope the next visit

-Elder Keller

Know that I am in excelente hands! (I mean seriously there are like five armed guards around the perimeter, it isn’t all that unusual considering everywhere there are guys standing outside gas stations, restaurants, banks, and other holding shotguns and carrying a sidearm. It’s pretty cool and a little unsettling. But they do wave and smile at you when you wave or say hi)

I cannot believe how fast my time here at the CCM has gone by! It’s already two weeks but at the same time it feels that I have been here for over a month. It’s definitely a weird feeling. Something I forgot to mention in my last email was that they made me the District Leader. It’s kinda fun, you go to several meetings and make sure that all of the Elders are doing what they are supposed to do.

Today for lunch we had potatoes, ribs, and handmade bread, it was delicious! On preparation days they always make good American food. Last week they made hamburgers and fries. It’s a nice contrast to the usual local food down here.

The feeling here in the CCM is great because everyone here loves each other. Even others, like when we go to the temple and we pass by random people, they always have smiles on their faces. In sports we have three options of either working out, playing basketball, or playing volleyball. Often the volleyball gets hit over the fence (30 ft tall) and then some really nice person hits it back for us. But some missionary hit the ball over the fence but this time it landed on the roof so now we can only play basketball.

I am not sure if I mentioned this last time but there is a building right outside my window that we Elders here call the Great and Spacious building because every Friday and Saturday night it blasts music and you can here partying. To add on top of that you can see TV screens playing futbol and other entertainment. It can be hard to go to sleep at times and some Elders have invested in some earplugs which they just pop in and go to sleep.

Everyday its get up play sports, personal study, eat breakfast, more personal study, language study, grammar class, some other classes, lunch with ice cream, teach an investigator, more personal study, and then more classes. Companionship study, more classes, cena, teach an investigator, more study then nightly planning and finally bed. There is no time to waste here which is great. I need and everyone else just needs to remember that this isn’t our time, this is the Lord's time and we cannot waste His time.

I memorized another thing and that is the second baptismal challenge:

Siguirá el ejemple de JesuCristo al ser baptizado por alguin que posea la altividad del sacerdocio de Dios?

I can’t wait to use that challenge in the field!! Here at the CCM it can be very overwhelming but just remember to take it at a bit at a time and pray. Because through the Lord we can do all things.

-Elder Keller

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