"My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes." D&C 121:7-8

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Snow in Guatemala

We have the advantage and privilege to have some of my mom's cousins that live in Guatemala City. Jordan hasn't met them. They are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We pray that maybe they live within the mission boundaries and he will be able to visit with them and share his message with them. We will have to wait and see.

In the meantime, she (Jordan's grandma) keeps in touch with them through weekly emails. We learned just this week that Guatemala had snow fall for the first time that anyone can remember. It's not normal there and the homes don't have heaters. The people don't have warm coats and we worry about all the missionaries who may not have much more than their suit coat to keep them warm. Her cousins sent a few photos of a hiking trip that their friends took to the top of a volcano called Tajumulco. It's located in the mountains of San Marcos in the north part of Guatemala near Peten (so I'm told). This is part of Jordan's mission, though I'm not sure the actual area in the photos is a place where the missionaries would be. I though it was so interesting to see the tropical plants covered in snow. It looks like these hikers were a little prepared for the weather, but I know that many of the people there have very meager shelter. Just one more thing to add to my list of worries as a missionary mom, but also just one more thing to trust in the Lord.

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