Elder West's Favorite Scripture

And now, my son, I have told you this that ye may learn wisdom, that ye may learn of me that there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. Behold, he is the life and the light of the world. Behold, he is the work of truth and righteousness (Alma 38:9)

Friday, August 13, 2010

3rd CCM e-mail 8/11/10


Hello, everybody! it was really cool to hear from everybody who was at gradma crawfords house. That sounds like a lot of fun! To bad I cant see all my little cousins but thats ok. Its awesome to hear that Amy is a ward missionary! Ward missionaries are our livesavers, by far the best way to bring others unto christ is through other members. Thats awesome. On monday they sent all of us gringos into the center of Guatemala city to do some real live conctacts. Holy crap that was scary! fortunatley they gave us a latino companion that we could rely on most of the time. It was a great experience, me and my companion were able to get 8 referals for missionaries who are already out in the field. I am really suprised out how open the people here are to our message. of the 14 people that we talked to 8 of them said that they would like for us to come over. That is amazing, in the united states that would never happen, in such a short amount of time. There is a special spirit here linked to the book of mormon. The book of mormon was written by Moroni to the Lamanites, it is touching to see how ready all of these people are to recieve it. My spanish is getting better, I was able to testify to several people about prophets, Jesus Christ, and the Restoration. Yesterday we got to listen to some missionaries speak quechi, which is a local myan dialect I think. THey told us that some of us will have to learn it. I dont think I will have to but if I do it will be a real challenge. Because the only way you can learn quechi is if you know spanish, because there arent any english books that teach it really good. Forunately I am mostly going to be in the city so I can mostly just use spanish. I will try to figure out a way to send home some pictures if I can. On Tuesday, we are going to go on a small tour of what is supposedly the land of nephi, that is going to be amazing. I also apologize for not indenting my paragraphs it is really hard to do on this spanish keyboard. I guess Kristen gets her mission call today, so i guess I wont find out until like next wednesday, Im super excited for that. I wish I can put into words all of the things that I have experienced here. It is a miracle out how fast we are all able to learn spanish, and it is amazing how much power we have to teach by the spirit. The spirit is the single most important element in this work, without it we cannot teach. I could not speak spanish well when they sent us out into the city to do contacts, but i could tell that they could feel the power of my testimony. I have got to go now because Im late for lunch but I look forward to hearing from all of you some more. Thanks for the support. La iglesia de jusecristo de los santos de los ultimos dias es verdadero, yo se que jesucristo establicio su iglesia en la tierra hoy!

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