Thursday, February 25, 2016

FEBRUARY 22, 2016---I SOMETIMES CAN'T BELIEVE I'M HERE AS A MISSIONARY, ELDER MURRAY---A LIFESAVER AND USAIN BOLT SPEED

I SOMETIMES CAN'T BELIEVE I'M HERE AS A MISSIONARY

COOL VIEW
The gospel can obviously bring a lot more blessings in people lives. I sometimes can't believe I'm here as a missionary, ha. The gospel is great for helping people reach their best potentials. 

ELDER MURRAY---A LIFESAVER AND USAIN BOLT SPEED
COMPANIONS
I'm learning a lot from my new companion Elder Murray.  He is a lifesaver.  He did save me a lot of trouble a bunch of times, but especially one day. So, I received my package from home and we were contacting on a bus on our way home so I stuck it above on a rack. We had to hurry and tell the bus driver to stop so we could get off and so we ran off the bus. Like 5 seconds later, I realized I had forgotten my package on the bus!  I was just like, "Oh my heck."  We start chasing after it and it goes up this large hill and Elder Murray has the Usain Bolt speed that just comes out of nowhere and we chase the bus for a little and he gets far enough down that the bus stops at a stop and he gets on and gets the package and everyone on the bus was like "Yeahhh!!"  Ha ha. He was so gassed and almost fainted cuz he ran so hard. I promised him he could maybe have something from the package, ha ha ha, JK.  But he saved me that day and I'm super grateful for that. 

Love,


Elder Sweat

Modeling on the side, ha ha.

LAST TIME TOGETHER

TOTEM POLE
Naciones Unidas National Park is a forested park area of 4.91 km2, located 21 km south of Guatemala City, just north of Lake Amatitl├ín in the municipality of Villa Nueva.[1] It is one of the last remaining nature reserves in the metropolitan area of Guatemala City.[2]  Wikipidia

Jump up


Haircut...finally...woo-hoo.

Late pic, but we promised mom we would take it, ha.
                                Last divisiones con this same group.


Baptism pic.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

2014 THROWBACK, GREAT GUY, 2015 THROWBACK, TRANSFERS---ELDER MURRAY, PALO ALTO 2ND WARD MISSIONARIES, SHOUT OUT TO NIKE---"JUST DO IT", 2013 THROWBACK

2014 THROWBACK

April 2014
Left to right, Aldste Sweat, Elder Sweat, Denzel, Terrell, Dante, and Dominique

GREAT GUY
We have a very positive investigator. When we passed by him in the calle (street) he was reading the LDM (Libro de Mormon) and I was so pumped;  he is really great.  It's funny cuz on one visit we asked him if he needed help and he said,  "Yeah, convince my wife to get out of her religion, ha."  Great guy. 

2015 THROWBACK



May 2015
Grandpa Sweat, Grandma Sweat, Elder Sweat, Grandma Gallup, and Grandpa Gallup


TRANSFERS---ELDER MURRAY
Got my new companion, Elder Murray from Las Vegas, Nevada .  I also baptized a girl for the hermanas, so that was cool.

Love, 

Elder Sweat


PALO ALTO 2ND WARD MISSIONARIES

Elder Aaron Miner

May 2015
Elder Sweat and Elder Aaron Miner (currently serving a mission in Romania)
 Elder Aaron Miner is in our ward in Palo Alto
Danny-Tyler Downer
May 2015
Elder Sweat and Danny-Tyler Downer, called to served a mission to Texas in February 2016
Danny-Tyler is also a member of our ward in Palo Alto

SHOUT OUT TO NIKE---"JUST DO IT"
Occasionally, the missionaries from our ward write to Bishop Miner, the leader of our congregation.  This is a quote from his letter to our Bishop to be read to our congregation in church:

"The mission has already changed me in so many ways. My testimony is strengthened everyday.  And I am becoming more of what I would say a man:) I have realized that I know so little about this gospel. But I do know now more then ever that this gospel is true and is a blessing and is the way for us to have happiness for eternity. 

Anyone thinking about serving a mission, shout out to Nike and "Just Do It" Les Amamos!"

Elder Sweat

2013 THROWBACK
January 2013, Provo, UT


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A WINNER EVERY TIME, WALMART AND THE SUPER BOWL, WE ARE PRAYING FOR THEM, WE WILL VISIT ANOTHER DAY, IT'S THE SMALL THINGS









A WINNER EVERY TIMEAn image of a football lying on grass and a quote by Elder Richard G. Scott: “Stay on the Lord’s side, and you will win every time.”
WALMART AND THE SUPER BOWL
I was in Walmart with our district and saw a newspaper that said the Broncos had won the Super Bowl.  I was like "Whoa," and Elder Monetero was "Yo, man, you can't read that," and I was like "Oh, yeah, ha ha." Then we left and went to a different place. 

WE ARE PRAYING FOR THEM
The baptism and wedding has been delayed cuz some information they needed to have was lost, so we are praying for them to be able to get the paperwork. Then they can get married and baptized.


WE WILL VISIT ANOTHER DAY
We were teaching a great lesson to a positive investigator when this pastor comes out and slams the door open and starts to yell and stuff. We sit there trying to talk for some time and this guy (the pastor) finally gets frustrated and pushes my companion in the chest and starts to slam the door.  I had to control myself cuz I was so mad, ha. But I was thinking about it later that maybe they want us to get in arguments and stuff with them. The funny thing is that Elder Montero was all calm and the guy got mad cuz we asked him a question and he knew he was wrong, so he got mad. The worst part is it ruined the whole lesson and the investigator is scared to meet with us now. We will visit another day.

IT'S THE SMALL THINGS
The gospel helps us so much.  I'ts true, though.  It's the small things that help us the most for better or for worse. President Markham said that we are either exactly obedient or not obedient.

Love,

Elder Sweat

I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go








Friday, February 5, 2016

FEBRUARY 2, 2016---ANTIGUA, LOTS OF HIPPIES, ZONE P-DAY IN ANTIGUA, SUPER PUMPED, CLASSIC KIND OF GMA, ALL IS WELL---THE WORK IS HASTENING---I WILL CONTINUE WORKING HARD, 11 PHOTOS WORTH SEEING

FEBRUARY 2, 2016

ANTIGUA
Antigua
LOTS OF HIPPIES
Huge tourist attraction with lots of Europeans and Americans---kind of funny.
Lots of hippies, too.


ZONE P-DAY IN ANTIGUA
We woke up at 3:00 a.m. to go to a place called Antigua for Zone P-day and that was fun.  I'll send pics.

SUPER PUMPED
We're super pumped cuz we have a marriage and baptism service the 6th so that is super awesome. This gospel totally changes people for the better. We are finding people, we just need them to get to church cuz they will be progressing and then stop for one reason or another.  So we are going to have to talk to 2 investigadores this week to see if they really want to progress or not, so that will be interesting. 

CLASSIC KIND OF GMA
There is an hermana here that is so awesome. Her name is Mama Aura.  Ha, she is just like, IDK, the most classic kind of Gma. I think she is Mexican or I know she lived there for a long time. She's great, though. The people here are great when you get to know them. Really loving and stuff.

ALL IS WELL---THE WORK IS HASTENING---I WILL CONTINUE WORKING HARD
All is well here. The work is hastening. I will continue working hard. Pray for you guys, too. Hope the fam is awesome!

Les AMO (I love them),

Elder Sweat






11 PHOTOS WORTH SEEING
A iglesia (a church)
This is some like Catholic Shrine in the McDonald's.
 This place was super crazy.
The biggest and nicest McDonald's I have ever seen in my lif
e, ha.
 
Looked like the statue in the church in the movie "Nacho Libre," ha ha!  
Super awesome!


Super small sink, ha ha.

Elder Kendall and I pumped at the mercado, ha.

Nutella thing there, too.

Some hanging down moon pic in this crazy place called Luna Miel that has way big and good crepes.

Crazy fancy.

Donde estabamos (where we are).

                                                                   Some other building



Smiling after a long day.  Woke up at 3:00 a.m.
Ha ha.