Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Missionary's Life in Guatemala ~ A Baptism one day, Killing a Chicken the next

 Feliz Dia de Cariño! (Happy Day of Caring)
February 14, 2012
Hey Familyyyyy
It was super funny today at district meeting, on the whiteboard we all put pictures of our girlfriends, and friends that are girls, (in honor of Valentines Day) and the closing hymn that an Elder just happened to pick was “Oh Creations of the Lord”, it was really funny haha.

I don't have to sleep with earplugs due to the airplanes, its actually quieter than my last area, cuz there was always a party going on in that little town.
We did manage to get a new phone this week, Elder Tanner and 2 other missionaries that were in the office took a taxi over to us to drop it off. so now we have a phone! yeaa!!

And my house doesn't sound as bad as the one house dad had, but yes when we get home at night and turn on the lights there are cockroaches that scatter. The other day when I put on my shoe, there were two cockroaches in it, ewe. but there was also a gecko in our house the other day, so i hope it comes back to eat up the bugs.

In our mission we don't get to go to the temple much, even though i can almost see it from my area, i can see a big apartment building, and the temple is just on the other side, but it is in the other mission, the south mission. I'm fine on all my clothes and everything, so I'm not going to be buying any more stuff until i need it.

also I'm glad that my letters arrived safely to the great white north.
and yes i do exercise every morning for about 20 minutes amazingly, every missionary in the world receives a resistance band when they enter into the mtc, so i have one, 2 actually, but I've never used it once. There are weights in most of the houses that missionaries make from metal bars, buckets, and cement, so I'm all good to go, yeaa.
Also madi looks happy with her cast, at least she looked happy with that thumbs up.

So last night i killed a chicken, cut its head off with a really dull knife. i was sawing at it for like a minute, poor thing.  so theres some pictures of that. we are going to eat it for lunch later this week with some recent converts.

also we did baptize Alberto! whoo hoo. he hasn't smoked since we gave him the milk and cigarette drink, and he is now a confirmed member of the church. and he is super happy about it too.
also we had a ward activity, and theres a picture of that, (i decided i would pull my pants up really high for this picture) it was a nice activity, an investigator came and loved it, and he came to the baptisms with us, but didn't end up coming to church. we did get a really really good reference from the activity though, the 29 year old son of a member moved back in with his family, and we went and taught him the other day, and we challenged him to be baptized of the 26th, and he said yeah, he came to church and like it. we just praying that he stays super positive like he already is.
I'm sending lots of pictures this week, lots of pictures of the house like you wanted.
Love you guys so much!
If Madi doesn't get a kiss today for Valentines at least she'll be coming home with a thumbs up, so that will be a good sign.
from Guatemala, with love,.  
Elder Tanner Hopkins
 Baptism of Alberto

New Glasses I bought here


Muah ah ah

My Apartment in Guatemala City

Ward Activity

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