Colton at Provo MTC

Colton at Provo MTC

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I feel weird....

feel weird because I have just seen the pictures of Elder Nelson and you guys and I think it has just hit me that all the rumors are true, I am still from Utah, and even though I act like a Guatemalan, I am still from Utah. Haha that was the craziest thing to see. Elder Nelson sent me a huge email telling me all about the good chats you had and I heard Hannah called me weird, I don´t know what he told you but don´t believe it. haha
Well another week has passed here in Guatemala and it has been a really really good one. On Tuesday we had the ZL council thing and I learned a ton. Those meetings are super different because you really do feel super involved in the work and President really has put a lot of trust in us and I am really liking it I just hope I can be the best example I can. Like Elder Nelson. I really like how President focused a ton on our worthiness as leaders and it turned out to be a super good meeting and it ended with an amazing lunch, the best I have eaten in 17 months. Sis. Watts is amazing in the kitchen. I ate gravy. I don´t think I have even seen that stuff in 18 months. It was pretty cool because I got to be with Elder Cheney and Elder Willardson from my group that entered in and we all talked about how much we have changed and how crazy and fast everything is. It is amazing how much we have changed. I remember being with them and it is crazy to see how much we have all changed. We are all more boring but in a weird way I can see that we are all a lot more happy. I love my mission. I love the success we are having and how close I feel to the Lord sometimes. I know he is here working with us and it is amazing how strong my testimony has become. 
Yesterday we saw the fruits of our labor. We have been trying really hard to have more progressing investigators and well we gave it our all and it all paid off in the end. We showed up to church yesterday with 3 families and 7 investigators total. All of them are progressing and we even found a new family this week that came to church with us on Sunday. I am so happpy with the way things are going. There are some days that are very hard but things like that just make me know that the Lord is helping and is willing to give these brothers and sisters a push so that they really can change their lives. 
I also received news that my converts are doing really great. Oscar received a calling as ward missionary and he is pretty excited! Not everything is perfect in Zion but there is progress! I love you so much family! Have an amazing week oh and invite Alex over to the house! He came home today!


Wahoo! Alameda

Well I am sending a whole bunch of pictures just to give you a little taste of what is going on down here! I am in Zone Alameda which is in Zone 18 in the capital. I live in a mansion! haha just really that is what it is called. The Alameda Mansion. Haha but really it is amazing here. The ward is amazing and my companion is great. His name is Elder Taco from Peru. He has been in this area for 4 and a half months. I am zone leader here with him and we are working like crazy!
Monday and Tuesday were days full of saying goodbye to some of my favorite people in the world. I really do love Santa Luisa and I enjoyed my 3 changes there. The times with the gordito favorito, in Spanish that translates to be Favorite Little Fatty. Haha I think you know who that is. Here in Guatemala that is not offensive so everyone called Elder Kilts that. I also enjoyed my time with all the people there especially our converts. They really are amazing people and it was sad to say goodbye but I knew it wasn´t the last time I would be seeing them all. I got all packed up and left early Wednesday morning for the church where we have the change conferences. When we got there I was super nervous because I wasn´t sure what to expect and there were a whole bunch of elders going home that were my good friends. They told my I was ZL in Alameda and I was pretty surprised. I was a little nervous because I wasn´t sure what to expect but I was happy and then I realized Elder Kilts is in my Zone!!!! It was the greatest! My son. Father Son time! haha
These past few days have been really great and super busy. We are working really hard to find more people to teach and we found one and put a date with him for August 18th! He is a member´s brother and he has been going to church for a long time so we decided to start teaching him and he said he wants to get baptized. We also have a baptism this week which is pretty exited. He is an older man that has been investigating the church for a while. They moved here and the elders started to teach them. The wife was baptized about a year and a half ago and she is really happy that he is finally going to get baptized. So as you can see it has been really busy but amazing. The time is going by super fast and I feel like there is so much more to do. I feel the responsibility but it is great. I have to be a super good example and I am going to try my hardest! Yesterday we had a meeting with all the bishoprics, President, the assistants and us and I was a little nervous. I wasn´t sure what to expect but it really was a really good meeting. We talked about how the stake could help us a little more and the stake showed us how they can and everything went really smoothly.
I love you so much family! I am loving my new area and my new companion and everything. I needed this change and I am so happy for the way God has blessed me and blessed you as well. Tell Kato hi for me and give him a big hug. Make sure he doesn´t pee in my room. That would be gross... haha I love you! Have a good week!


The summer has been crazy and I'm not going to add all the letters I've missed but I'll start up again!!!
Sorry, Momma Alee