Good Week, Last One With my Comp, and Chica Bal.

Hey family! 

How is it going? This week was good.  We were able to pick up some good investigators and received some really good references. We are working hard, just it's a bit of a hard area. But we will continue to work hard and not get discouraged. 

The quote for this week is a good one especially for the mission.

"We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see." 
-Boyd K Packer.


This is a good lesson. People in the mission will say you just listen to everything that anybody tells you.  What if they are telling you to do something bad?  You are only obedient because you don't ask questions.  Well the real reason somebody is obedient is because they can see the blessing you receive when you are obedient or if they have a true love for our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ.


This week for p-day we had the opportunity to go to the laguna of Chica Bal.  It is a lake that is the top of a volcano.  It considered holy to the Mayan people.  We started out taking a bus that took us down in elevation toward the coast of Guatemala until we reached the aldea of San Martine.  Then we met a guy who taxis people to the top and so we payed our tickets and saved ourselves some hiking. But, let me tell you, we were on a jungle four-wheeler trail not fit for a truck.  Somehow we survived. I was hanging off the back of the truck.  My arms were so tired by the time we reached the top! Then we had to hike down into the laguna from the brim of the volcano.  As we reached the bottom it was littered with groups of Mayan people doing rituals all around the lake.  You could hear them for miles.  We walked around the beautiful lake and found tons of scattered alters for rituals and crosses.  It really was a cool experience.  I will let the pictures tell the story.

Well this week will be my last week with my comp.  I am happy for the opportunity I have had to spend these past 7 months here in Guatemala and am ready for 17 more.  Love you guys and will update you in 2 weeks who my new comp is and everything.  But also, if you guys want to read a great talk read, The Inconvenient Messiah by Jeffrey R Holland. 

Well, see you guys later. Love you all!

Elder Reinhold

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