This week was super fun. Monday night the hermanas in our zone slept over at our house because we had the christmas devotional in the mountains the next morning and had to be in the stake center at 4 in the morning. With the hermanas, we went to our ward mission leaders house and made valeadas which are a food from honduras. They are super good. Basically I’m gonna come home and be able to cook like a latina. Hopefully.
The christmas devotional was super amazing. Despite the early and long busride. Both presidente and hermana Ruiz gave talks that really helped me and inspired me to become a better missionary and excited me more in the work. We performed a little talent for the talent show which was super funny because we really didnt practice what we were going to do before. but presidente was laughing and it was fun so it was a good performance. we also had our activity in the park tuesday after the devotional but we were going to arrive late. As we got close, it started to downpour and we had to move our activity to the church building and completely make up a plan B. but it was a miracle. We organized our activity in about 30 minutes and it turned out really well. The spirit was there. It was really a small miracle.
This friday we fasted for the investigators of our district. I can testify that prayer and fasting works. During the fast and after the fast we found many new positive investigators. One of them is named D. D is 13 and i have never seen a 13 year old know more about the bible than she does. She truly wants to know if the book of Mormon is true. She came to church with us yesterday and liked it. She is a special girl and I see a lot of potential in her. Saturday we put a goal of 2 investigators in sacrament meeting for sunday. we only had plans to bring Dina but we moved forward with faith. And the Lord provided. The sister of a member came to church yesterday and we are going to visit her this week. We also meant a woman while we were contacting that told us a lot of her life story and then without us saying anything set up another appointment with us. Its amazing.
We had two big christmas events this week. We sent off 100 lanterns friday night in the park with investigators. Yesterday was the annual Christmas Choir in Coatepeque put on by the church. We got a ton of references from that activity. For both of the activites Hna C and I were in charge of taking down everyones address and contact information. It was difficult for me because of spanish and times and others because though i love the Chapines (Guatemalans)their way of giving their address is very unspecific. Walk straight until you hit the river and then ask there for maria. then turn right and walk until you come to a tienda. I live by the tienda. Its really like that. its quite funny!
I love being a missionary and I love sharing the gospel. This month I have gained such a testimony of the Savior. it is truly amazing the love that he has for us and all the things that are possible because we have a savior. I know He lives.
Hermana Gunderson



Early morning zumba!
Making valeadas
Sunrise in the mountains
We found a hammock!
Back to school!
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