Saturday, February 26, 2011

Maria Antonetta

"We call Maria Antonetta la lucha because her family gave her the nickname of Lusha, and I heard wrong and called her lucha, and now everyone in the family calls her lucha, and we always make jokes with her and say "Lucha, siempre Luchando" and stupid stuff like that.  But everyone laughs, so it's cool."

Did I mention that she's pretty short...

Turning 20

Birthday cake with the Familia Herrera

Vivian, Patricia, Maria, Isabel, Marra, Gustavo, Roberto, Allison, Francisco
Maria Antonetta (la lucha) is in between me and Elder Barrera

Friday, February 25, 2011

Familia Alfaro

Drinking the famous smoothies from Hna. Alfaro


Sarai and Luis Alfaro

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Armando Gonzalez

"Armando Gonzalez is one of the coolest people in the world and one of the first members that I met in Utatlan.  He sang opera all of his life and studied opera in Italy, I think.  He sang all around the world, in every country of Central America, South America, North America, and most of Europe.  In his prime he was named one of the top ten tenors of the world.  He found out about the church when he was living in California and was baptized with his wife, who passed away about six months ago.  None of his children are members."

Here's Elder Barrera helping Hno. Gonzalez with his voice exercises.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Our investigator Ariel's ring.  And he's a big guy!  Ha ha!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hey Kaden!

Look what I found!  Ya wanna play? 

* Note for those not familiar with this particular toy:  Jake and Julie bought this toy for Kaden for Christmas one year and it scared him to death!  Jordan and Aubrey would put in at the hallway to keep Kaden from going down the hall.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Kaminaljuyu (pronounced kah-mee-nahl-hoo-yoo) is a Pre-Columbian site of the Maya civilization that was primarily occupied from 1500 BC to AD 1200. Kaminaljuyu has been described as one of the greatest of all archaeological sites in the New World by Michael Coe, although its remains today - a few mounds only - are far less impressive than other Maya sites more frequented by tourists. When first mapped scientifically (by E.M. Shook over a period of decades from the 1930s on), it comprised some 200 platforms and pyramidal mounds, at least half of which were created before the end of the Preclassic period (AD 250). Debate continues about the size, scale, and degree by which, as an economic and political entity, it integrated both the immediate Valley of Guatemala and the Southern Maya area.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Is this Guatemala?

"Today we were contacting a little Korean area in our area.  There is a Korean store that I wanted to go to and buy some Korean candy.  There is also a Korean church that they all go to.  I contacted one girl who was really nice and told us that we could come back.  I contacted another door and a guy answered and he said "no espanol" so I said hi to him in Korean and he looked really shocked.  Then I gave him a pamphlet, said thank you in Korean, and then said goodbye in Korean.  So that was cool!  I contacted a guy entirely in Korean.  Ha ha.  It was fun, but I don't think he is going to be able to understand the pamphlet."

Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm Eating Well

These pictures are at the Lang's house.  We eat there every Friday and Saturday.  They have a son on a mission in Honduras, so they feed us really well!

Delicious pork chops

Comida Chinese

KFC Rocks!

I'm really suffering here with the food.