Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hola...Mad frogs?

May 25th Letter...

So this week it rained a lot and there are a lot of frogs here i guess. who knew. My comp said that if you make a frog mad it will blow up and she started to throw rocks and it and the frog just looked at us like we were not the smartest people alive. hahha
also it was Miriams bday so we went over and made dinner and got a cake! this was Sunday night and we have a weekly goal of 70 contacts every week. We left and about 850 and my comp had cake all in her hair because her and Miriam had a cake fight...i got lucky hahaah. but we only had 68 so we contacted people with cake on our face. it was hilarious hahahahah 
A lot of our investigators have seemed to disappear and i felt like we weren't finding the chose people. A member had given us a reference that was iffy but we went and found him and his name is Domingo!! He is amazing!!!! We put an appointment and when we show up he had invited his friends to listen as well!! He has quite a past and was listening to the elders about five years ago but had so much going on that it just didn't happen in that time. He is looking to start over and this time he has realized what he didn't have last time, God. He never really practiced a religion and felt a lot of sadness in his life, but he now wants to start over but with God in his life! We met him Saturday and he cam to church Sunday. He has really been prepared and i am so grateful that Heavenly Father sent those two elders to him five years ago. God answers prayers, i was prying to find those prepared and he showed us to Domingo. He tells us the people that he has prepared. i love being a missionary. 

hermana thompson

Miriams Birthday cake fight... No, I didn't start it.

My companion

Cake is everywhere with Miriam

Miriams baby cute!

Purses here is Guatemala

Backpacks everyone uses here

Bautismo de Miriam, Best Day Ever!

May 18th letter:

So this last week was changes but the best news is that HERMANA WOODS IS BACK IN MY ZONE. my trainer. its her last change which is sad but I'm happy she is going to die in our zone! 
So this week we found a man who told us that he already has God but that we should go preach to the government (there is some problems with a major bank here and its the governments fault or something). Pretty funny not gonna lie. 
So the best news is that MIRIAM WAS BAPTIZED!!! We found her about 2 months ago through a members reference. We really didn't think she would every be baptized and she didn't seem happy with her life at all. She is 22 years old, single mom, with a 9 month baby, Brody, who is the cutest of them all!!!! She always wanted to be baptized because she feels that this is what her life needs to keep going forward and really change. She was having problems going to church because she takes care of her nephews during the church time, but she wanted it so she came and then her sister in laws work schedule changed so now she can go to all 3 hours!! we always have miracles when we choose to do the right, in her case, baptize. I just love her and i can honestly say she is one of my best friends and has really showed me such an example of change. 
We also has Carmen Paz, and investigator who we found months ago but was never home. She was home these last couple of weeks and we went one day and she was crying. Her husband and just left her with all her kids and wasn't coming back. We shared some verses from the Book of Mormon and planned a cita to go back. We went back and she had read the Book of Mormon and felt soooo much peace from it. We weren't even teaching about the Book of Mormon, but i felt like we should put a baptism date for the 6th of June, but before i got the chance to invite her my comp said the same thing i would have said°! I love how the spirit works with us and really tells us what we need to do. She accepted the date too!! such a great spiritual experience. 
I learned a lot about faith this weeek. Faith does not come from miracles, rather miracles come from faith. We have to gain the faith by doing the little things, reading our scripture and praying daily. but most importantly we need to live the gospel. We need to repent daily, exercises our faith daily, and partake of the sacrament always. 
I love being a  missionary. Har4dest, best decision of my life!!! 

love you all
hermana thompson

Hermana Woods is back!

This is the typical clothes they wear here.  The long dress is about 10,000 quetz, so like 800 dollars. The other is the corte and wepul they wear.  Lots of people wear them here!

Bautismo de Miriam!!! Best day ever!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015



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We bought hna piedra santa a pinata for her bday because thats all she wanted hahahaah 

first off. happy mothers day to allt he amazing mothers out there. i truly have the best mom in the whole world and i lvoed talking to her! it was my last time to skype before going home so that was weird!!! i just love guatemala too much. today i completed 11 months.....ya...
anyways. funny story. for all holidays people use fireworks always. but i guess my comp didnt realize that. so at about 3 am there were a lot of fireworks and my comp jumps out of her bed and says...hermana thompson la casa esta encendida!!! aka....the house is on fire...hahahaha i tell her that its fireworks and she goes back to bed. but i have decided not to let her live it down hahah it was so funny! i also ate a gringa i am called a gringa cause im from the states...but its a taco from mexico and it was delicious. i ate a gringa! 
So I dont know if you remember Miriam but shes an investigator that we have been working with for awhile and has always wanted to be baptized its just hard for her to come to church. well seh came this weekk and is getting baptized on saturday!! i just love her and she is so excitded to start a new life.
David and Karen are newer investigators and are siblings!! they are both under 18 and live in xela to go to sschool. we shared the resteration and then gave them both their own book of mormon. the next tie we met with them they told us that they had felt such peace while reading. a peace that they have never felt before. and their weeks went a lot better!! david accepted a baptism date and we are so excited to keep workign with them!!!
OHHHH sad story. i think i told you that a member named their cat after me. named it thompson. but i just heard that te dogs were playing with it and it died. sad day. but thompson is already in heaven. hahahahaah 

anyways love you all
con amor
hermana thompson