Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Beautiful Guatemala!

September 21, 2015 
My companion is such a server! She is always doing something for me! I love Hermana Miguel!  Almost every night I will be writing in my journal or something and she will bring me a cup of hot cocoa or a dinner. I love her so much!

Explain what your new area looks like and what it is like. Well it’s a lot like my first area: a lot more dusty roads, buildings, houses and such. l obviously am in Guatemala so I will always be seeing trees and green. But it’s not as earthy as some of my other areas unless we go to the far areas. The thing is  I’m in more of the central part of Coban, so it’s more cityish.. if you can call it that. But A LOT of hills. My calves are bigger than Hercules.

My favorite person in the ward is Hermano Trigerros. He is our Ward mission leader. Every meeting we have every week he makes us dinner (Have you noticed how I love the people who feed me....awkward) and he is always so happy and drops everything to help us. He reminds me of Santa Claus....

Just to tell you a bit about what we do each day, usually we try to leave early and do studies in the morning with one companionship of Hermanas, and then we do divisions with them for one day. This week I went to Tactic. (YAYYYYY!) with Hna. Christensen from Utah County (YAYYY!) I love that lady.  Also this week we are planning a sister conference.. it will be lovely... Also, I just want to say that I love praying! I think that is one of the things that I have grown to love most here in the mission. Praying. We should do it more I think. I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of SPECIFIC prayers this week too mom! Example: we haven’t had investigators in church for a while but we always pray for them to progress... well, this week we prayed that they would come. BOOM SHAKALAKALAKA, they came... well, one came, but one is better than nonnnneee!

Right now we are visiting a man named Hna Feliciano. He is so great! He makes homemade chocolate balls out of this nut called kakau here... don’t fret, I WILL be bringing some home. They are SO good. But he is this 75 year old man with A LOT of questions and a big desire to follow the Savior. We are excited to see him progress and make more changes in  his life.  

My favorite thing that I learned this week is the importance of leaving everywhere better than you found it. I have been trying to put that in practice this week. It doesn’t matter if I’m in the grocery store, talking to a person on the street, or just eating in a fast food restaurant. Christ left every place he went better than he found it! I loved that little thought, so I encourage all of you lovely people to do it as well.

Have a good week and don’t forget to read the Book of Mormon every day!

Hermana Sorensen

1 comment:

  1. Hi- I appreciate your time spent serving a mission in Guatemala! I am with the Liahona Children's Foundation, and we serve 22 stakes in Guatemala. (https://liahonachildren.org/countries/guatemala). This Summer we are hosting "Nutritours" in Guatemala for people to come participate in our child nutrition screenings and other meaningful service, and do a little sight-seeing. https://liahonachildren.org/how-to-help/nutritours. We would love to tell you more about our organization and have you help us spread the word to anyone you know that might be interested in supporting our work in Guatemala. Feel free to contact me if you have more questions jessicawilkinson @ liahonachildren (dot) org. Thank you for your service!