January 2, 2017


Utatlan, Centro América Ward


Elder Venegas

New Area and New Year

Well first off i would like to wish my brother Joel a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Wow 18 years old. The time does go by super fast. Well this week was a fun week. We spent most of this week getting to know the members. Elder Venegas and I are from the same group. I saw him for one week in the MTC in Guatemala before he entered the mission field. He is from Costa Rica and is really fun and a little loco but i love him. We are opening this area so it was a little difficult but thats alright. Although we have heard a lot of bad about this area and the ward, our spirits are still high. We are both super excited to work in this area. There is a lot of potential here and in this week we found like 3 ppl that really are going to progress and have the desire to get baptized. Well on new years we stayed up until 12 and we went up on the roof bc this house that we live in has roof that we can go up on. We watched the fireworks which were super cool. On New years eve we ate a lot of tamales and ponche. Overall this week was good. Thanks for the emails and hope that all of you guys had a Happy New year!!

Elder Purcell


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