Monday, March 24, 2014

March Madness | week 77

Hey Guys!

Well im coming at you guys from my new zone Alameda. I am now with Elder D from the Dominican Republic. Still as a zone leader. Elder D was here for one change already. The changes were pretty crazy on Wednesday lots of movement and changes in the mission.

Alameda is in the Zona 18. Its not too far from Llano largo where I started. It was tough saying goodbye to everyone in Auncion and in the zone. They all made me cry on Tuesday. It was such a blessing I had to work with the church leaders and people there. It is never easy saying goodbye to these people. The good thing is that M, M and everyone should be baptized soon!

I am getting settled into my new ward and area. My area is called Columbia. The members are great and the bishop gave me the welcome this week with a talk on Sunday. Our house in Alameda is one of the biggest in the whole mission. All the missionaries who enter into the mission always spend there first night in our house. Im working on cleaning it up. Haha.

I got some awesome news this last week! F and L are going to be sealed in the temple in the next couple of weeks! I called them and they are soooo excited. I dont know if you remember but we baptized F last January in Llano largo. Im going to talk to President and I should be able to go and be with them for there sealing. It was so cool to hear how excited and happy they sound. This has been my dream to be able to go to the sealing of one of my converts.

Elder D and I are really excited. We found some new investigators this week and set four new baptismal dates for April. We are working with a Family. The grandmas name is M and her three grandchildren. Wow! M has so much faith and is just one of the those choice spirits. Just being around her makes you feel good and filled with faith. We set dates with them for the 12th of April. We are also working with a woman named C. She has been investigating the church for many years. Her kids are all grown up and are members of the church. She has decided that it is time to be baptized! 9 investigators came to church on sunday so we have alot of work to do.

Zach! Brother! I cannot beleive that you are going to be ending 8th grade here soon! I love you. And I look up to you alot. Im a little scared that im going to be literally ´looking up´´ to you when I get home. Your getting huge. Keep moving forward and remember to say your prayers. Your Heavenly Father will help you ever step of the way. He just needs to hear from us.

Heidi was in my thoughts this week. I cannot believe it has been a year. I love and miss her. I carry a picture around with me every where I go. My prayers go out to the Greenwood family. I know she lives still and is watching over us.

I am so grateful! I have been given so much in my life and my mission. Im grateful for times of change. It gives us oppourtunities to re start and do things better that we did them before. This week I felt the love that Heavenly Father has for me and for my brothers and sisters. He is a loving merciful God who desires to bless each of us. I am working and I want to take advantage of every day, week, and month I have left to serve full time here in Guatemala. I love the people here. I hope everyone has a great week and that we can all look for the blessings God has given and gives us daily. We will be happier for it.

I love you all!

Elder Hughes

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