HEYYY I GOT TO SEE MY FAMMMMMMMM!
This week has been such a hard one! Elder Hintze and I were working our butts off and not seeing the fruits of our labors. But just as my president says, "Pain is always followed by joy, and the joy cannot come without the pain." So we had some pain but then had much more joy.
We had a miracle, this is where the joy was found. We have this family who walks about an hour and 15 minutes to get to church every Sunday... and they never miss. So to pay our respects we decided to go and visit them. We walked up a mountain and through a jungle to go to where they live. It was the hottest and most humid day of the week and by the time we reached the top I was dying. We got there and visited with the family and blessed everyone (They love the priesthood here in Guatemala). Then afterwards they told us we could visit their neighbor. We went and visited this family, really young, 4 kids under the age of 6. We start teaching them and the mom started crying in the middle of the lesson. She told us that she went to church about 3 years ago and felt good there. But with the kids stopped going because of the long walk and one is really disabled, can't sit up or do anything for herself. She then started telling us of her dream. She had a dream that she was in our church at that four old people were talking to her. they said, "This is the true church of God, you need to bring your child here, she will be healed." It was the tightest thing ever! It was the exact thing we have been praying for! We then blessed her child, and Elder Hintze gave the most beautiful blessing. Then this Sunday we were waiting for our investigators to greet them at the door and there she was, this young mother with a child strapped to her back and another in her arms and two little ones walking along side. She walked all the way with her kids because her husband had to finish some work and couldn't make it to the first hour of church. That's faith. She is incredible and a true example. WHAT A MIRACLE! We are marrying the couple and they are getting baptized the 24th!!
But anyways.. Talking to the fam was awesome! It was so good to see you guys! Some missionaries get wrecked when talking to fam but i feel like its helped me. It was nice. I feel more motivated! Thanks Fam! I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!
Here are some pics from the mango eating contest Elder Hintze and I had. I WON. And of the volcanos in the morning.
LOVE YA! ELDER BUHRLEY