Monday, January 4, 2016

Comforting Power of Prayer

Hi everybody!

I hope everyone had a fantastic New Year! Things are going great here in Guatemala! I don´t have a whole ton to say this week, but I´ll try to touch some highlights!

We got to go to the temple this week! It´s super pretty here. It was my first time doing a Spanish session, and it was such an awesome experience.

Also, we played soccer today as a zone! That was super fun. You´d think I would have done pretty well since I´ve played soccer for 13 years, but all of these Latino missionaries just made me look like a fool. Haha it was fun though!

We have some really awesome investigators! We don´t know them very well yet since we´ve only had one or two lessons with each of them, but they´re all super great. This week we were super focused on finding new people, and we´ve been doing pretty well at that. A lot of them are super receptive, so hopefully we´ll be seeing a lot of baptisms in the coming week! All of the people in our area are so humble and receptive, I just know we can convert so many unto the gospel! It´s so exciting!

I really don´t have many specific experiences to share this week, so I just want to share my testimony of a couple of things. First, I can testify of the converting power of the Spirit. There´s been a couple lessons this week that my companion and I felt like we tanked, but for some reason, the person we taught ended up being super receptive and wanted to learn more! The only explanation I can think of for this is the Spirit. Although as missionaries we aren´t perfect teachers, the Spirit is, and that is what will convert the hearts of the people of this world. The Spirit is awesome!

Also, I want to testify of the comforting power of prayer. This mission is by far the hardest thing I´ve ever done, and there have been many nights that we get back into the apartment and I just want to break down and cry. But as I get on my knees every night and offer up the feelings of my heart unto God, His comforting Spirit fills my soul and I remember that I´m not alone in this work. Prayer has always been a part of my life, but it took this mission for me to be truly grateful for it. If any of you are suffering through any sort of trial right now, PRAY. It works. I promise!

Well, I love you all and hope you´re all doing well! Thank you for all of the support!

-Elder Thomas


  1. Estoy bien sorprendida por el progreso de Elder Dylan ( my grandson) en su mision. Esta teniendo un buen ajuste y progreso. Se que hay momentos dificiles tambien pero Dios lo bendice cada segundo. Grandma Zayas loves him.