Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Field Trip

The missionaries at the CCM went on an outing to a local museum with artifacts from the surrounding area.  They also went to see a huge relief map of Guatemala.  

I wonder who this guy was?

Friday, August 20, 2010

My Latino District

Because Jake's spanish was so good, soon after arriving at the CCM he was put into a district of only Spanish speaking Latinos.  He loved this new district!

Hermana Rios & Hermana Matarrita

Companions 5 & 6, Elder Velasquez and Elder Vazquez

Companions 3 & 4 Elder Vargas and Elder Tencio

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Room With a View

"I love my room at the CCM because the temple is the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Friends at the CCM

Elder Rodriguez, my best friend at the CCM.  He spoke zero English

My best friends at the CCM, Elders Molina, Rodriguez, Lopez, and Castillo.  Elders Molina and Lopez are fluent in English.
My companion at the CCM, Elder Sagoe from Georgia

The Roommates

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


My North American District

CCM President Steimle and Sister Steimle
All the missionaries at the CCM while I was there

Monday, August 2, 2010

Arriving in Guatemala

From Jake's letter:  "On the plane ride from Texas to Guatemala, I sat next to a Guatemalan lady and we talked for the whole three hours in Spanish.  It was so amazing and for two of the three hours we talked about religion and eventually I told her about why there are so many churches today and the need for a modern day prophet.  She took everything that I told her about the church very well and she is a very religious person who doesn't like any of the churches that she goes to very much.  I gave her a pass-along card and she said that she would definitely look more into the church.  This was such an amazing experience and I loved being able to teach her.  Sharing the gospel is the best thing in the world.  I have been striving to have the gift of charity and I feel that I am starting to get it.  I felt sincere love for that lady that I had never met before because I knew that she was a child of God and that our Heavenly Father wants her to return to live with Him again.  It felt so great to be able to help her and I can't wait to share this wonderful message with the rest of the people of Guatemala."

Ready to get on the bus to the CCM