Sunday, September 6, 2015

The last letter from the mission field

Dear Family, 

The last few days in your mission are weird haha you feel like you are just going to a different area that you will still be here and that there is always another change left..but i have also been forcing myself to come to the reality that this it for now as a full time missionary maybe ill be blessed someday to do it again or in some way but at least i know that it wont be as flashy or crazy like a full time missionary but that i can still be one it will just have to be a little more quiet more private but just as important because there is always someone that needs to be invited lift up and receive help. 
It has been like dad said mixed emotions I'm excited to start something new have new experiences and meet more people i like changes i got blessed to always have them and do new things but i also don't want to have to let things go its hard for me to say goodbye i don't like doing it very much and it gets harder every time 

But sorry i cant write as much there keeping me busy here we have to go open a area right now so I will have to tell you everything just in your faces i love you all so much thank you for everything

Elder Toma 

Guatemala Ciudad Central Mission 

Friday, September 4, 2015

He's home!

Welcome Home Elder Hunter Toma!  Well done thou good and faithful servant!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goals

Dear Family, 

Well it is come to the end here huh it still really hasn’t hit me and I have no idea what to expect so don’t even ask me ha-ha. I had my last interview with President Markham it was really good and crazy at the same time I’ll have to tell you all about it. 
 But we had a baptism yaya!!! His name is Nestor he is part of a family that has been receiving the missionaries for like almost a year and they are finally starting to come to church with us!! And we are hoping to baptize his sister as well her name is Betsy so please pray for us we are seeing some miracles here in el frutal please pray that we will baptism all of the investigators we have we need at least 9 to complete or goal and we have exactly 9 people that are going to get baptized so please pray for the zone that we can do it. 

Well it looks like Elder Nelson won’t be coming after all it turned out that it is really dangerous her during elections so we will be seeing him through satellite this Friday not as good but good enough. 

This change has been crazy we have pretty much have not worked in our area the whole time it has been a little frustrating but we have seen the miracles in completing our assignments as leaders a couple of missionaries got robbed somebody broke into the house and stole just about everything so we had to rush over there and help them out and find a new house for them and we did it all in less than an hour we are professionals in house moving (but I hate house hunting). Also something crazy that happened is one of the converts of the sisters went crazy and just started doing the weirdest stuff like stalking them sending weird letters and banging on their door and throwing rocks at their window it got to the point that the sisters were scared and annoyed and on day he got up on the roof of the sisters house and that when I had enough so we went to go looking for him and we had a long talk and we took care of the problem but seriously the things that happen to the sisters is endless. 

But I love you all and my last letter will be good I promise. 

Elder Toma 

Guatemala Ciudad Central Mission 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hit the ground running

Dear Family, 
Well this week has been like it says on the title hitting the ground running we have in the zone right now 22 baptisms lined up. Which is fantastic it never has happened before here in this stake so we are super stoked and excited and grateful me and my companion have at least 2 baptisms for this week and we are going to try and go for more the next week and the zone as well. So lease pray for us and the zone that all of these baptism will come through!!

This week has been a little crazy we went to one of our areas to do a secret mission with the assistants ha-ha it was interesting. We also had our pday as a zone which was pretty fun we went to a place that the church has bought so that they can do efys and campouts and oall that it was pretty cool but one of the sisters fell of a obstacle course and hurt her leg which ended up being five missionaries carrying here with stick between here legs in a mountain for like 30 minutes. There never is a zone pday that something doesn’t happen. 

President Nelson comes next week and I hope we get to shake his hand with the other two apostles we did it so we will see what happens I’m excited!  
it still hasn’t hit me that I am going home even though I have seen my air plane ticket (that about got me ha-ha) but I really am not that homesick I haven’t been my whole mission I don’t have time to be homesick ha-ha. But it made me realize I have no Idea what I am going to do when I get home but it doesn’t really matter right now have you heard what track I got right now????

Thank you all for the letters you have written me they mean a lot especially to motivate to finish hard. 

I love you all see you next week. 

Elder Toma 

Guatemala Ciudad Central Mission