Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Week 2: Guatemala CCM

Hey guys,

So ive just about completed my second week in the CCM and it has been good. Majority of my time has been sitting in the classroom learning how to speak spanish and become better missionaries from preach my gospel. It is crazy now we had 41 north american (or nortes as we call them here) elders and sisters leave with all the latinos that were in here for two weeks. We are supposed to get about 1 district of nortes here tomorrow they are all probably either having there final meal with their family before they head off on the plane to start there missions. 

This Sunday was such a good sunday for me personally and spiritually. We had a devotional on faith and another on baptism. They were both given by great speakers and motivators. The president of the CCM is so good at getting us pumped up. When we had a district meeting after those 2 devotionales and the words of one of my favorite one republic song came into my head and I was thinking what type of missionary that I want to be. The chorus is And I did it all And I did it all I owned every second that this world could give saw so many places and things that I did and with every broken bone I swear I lived. And I thought I want to give all my time to the lord and when the time comes that I am to go home I want to stand before my mission president, the lord, and Jesus Christ and say that I did all I could do while I am in Honduras and all my time that I had was used to help thy work advance in the central americas. 

Everything is going fine with me learning spanish. I hit a bit of a rough spot this week all the latinos that I have talked with say that I need to relax and just let the words that I need to say come out. Majority of my time is spent in the classroom. We get up at 6:30 have half an hour to get ready for the day and then we have about 2 and a half hours of study time for personal and language study. Then we have classes from 9:30 to 7:00 with breaks in between for lunch and dinner. Our teachers that we have are natives to the central americas that can speak some english but not the best english majority of them are from guatemala. 

Hope everyone is doing fine,
Elder Trepanier

Everyting is going fine mom. The time that we have to email home changes dependent on our schedule for our PDay. For example today we had the opportunity to go tour what is called here the governor's palace which is a beautiful building. I was able to take pictures but I can`t send them to you here in the mtc. You will have to wait till I get out in the field to get my pictures of my companion and the other elders that I am with here in the CCM. 

With regards to the photos those are all the elders and hermanas that were in the CCM with me for my first 2 weeks. The amount of people here is going to be alot smaller than it was just yesterday because we are only getting about 8-12 nortes here tomorrow in the morning can`t to see what they are like and such. Hope that everything is going fine with regards for the house. 

Elder Trepanier 

In another email he mentioned that 41 of the pictured elders and sisters left today for their missions. His current companion is the "5th person to the right of him".
I googled the Governor's Palace in Guatemala City and it does look pretty cool. My humanities loving siblings will enjoy the architecture. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Week 1: Guatemala MTC/CCM

Hey guys,

So I have just about completed my first week in the MTC. My district that I am in is super fun everyone is super friendly. My companion is named Elder Sweat he is from california in the palo alto area. He is a chill guy. 

The first few days that I was here were pretty long but lately they have been flying by super quickly. I am picking up spanish fairly well during the time that our teachers have been teaching it. I usualy pick up 80% of the spanish that is spoken to us in the classroom and by the latinos. 

It has been a good experience so far in the MTC. I can´t wait to hear from all you guys back home and see how you are doing. 

Love You all,
Elder Trepanier


My flights went well I met up with elders in SLC and in LA. In SLC I met up with Elder Rosen, Elder Meoño, and Elder Keith and Sister ball, who are all great guys in there own sence. Elder Rosen is a recent convert to the church and he was baptised about a year ago, which I think is cool and the amount of faith that he has to be out here on a mission. I then met some more missionaries in LA whoes name are Sister Shutter, Elder Brown, Elder Sweat, and Elder Shumway, who are also great in there own sence. We all have our own personal experiences and stories and me and the elders that I came with are all in the same district and we are tight like a close knight family. I believe that these are the Elders that I should be with during my time in the MTC. 

I will not be able to serve with any of them on my mission. Almost all of them are going to the guatemala city central mission. The only elder that is not going there is Elder Meoño who is going san salvador west and belice mission. 

My classes are going great so far. The majority of them are taught in spanish with a bit of english mixed in with it so that those that are not as good at spanish are able to understand. 

Tú Hijo 
Elder Trepanier

Hey guys, (A response to the family email we sent)

Thanks so much for your support. The MTC is good and the food is great. The temple is beautiful and I am grateful to be able to go through it during my Pday. Sunday went well only sacrament and priesthood opening exercise are in spanish and I can understand the majority of it when i listen carefully. Tell rosco that I miss him too and that I love him. That picture that I have of him is just what I need to remind me how great of a dog that he is, even if he is not there when I get back. 

My MTC Disctrict is close we have 7 elders and 3 sisters in our district. I live with all the Elders and we are tight knight like a family usually is. It is great to be able to spend time with them in the MTC. Hope that everything is going well with the house I know that everything will be fine. Tell mom to send me about 10 more ties to the mission home especially pasleys and if you can find and Jerry Garcia ties that are pollyester macine washable that would be gread too. 

Your Brother/Son 
Elder Trepanier

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

First day, First email

Hey guys, 

I have made it to the MTC here in Guatemala safe. I arrived with 7 other elders and 3 other sisters in my travels. I tried to get as much rest as I could on my flights. 

I just wanted to say that I am here safe and ready to do the work that I need to. 

Elder Trepanier

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Welcome to Cory's LDS Mission Blog
We will be posting updates throughout the next two years as he serves the people of the San Pedro Sula East Honduras Mission.

Cory reports to the Guatemala MTC on October 14th.
His address there is:

Elder Cory N. Trepanier
Honduras Sen Pedro Sula East Mission
Guatemala Missionary Training Center
Bulevar Vista Hermosa 23-71
Vista Hermosa I, Zona 15
01015 Guatemala City

Any letters or packages should be sent to his mission home. The address there is:

Elder Cory N Trepanier
Honduras San Pedro Sula East Mission
12 Calle, Av Circunvalacion, S.O.
Edif. Yude Canahuati, 3 Nivel, Oficina 4
San Pedro Sula, Cortés

Cory will also have access to email dependent upon his location. His email address is:


Additionally, Cory may be sent letters via the USPS Pouch. Only postcards or one-page letters (written on one side) may be sent. No envelopes. Use of a heavy weight paper is suggested as notebook or other light-weight paper will not process through the USPS machines. These letters should be folded in thirds and addressed as normal with a first class postage stamp.
His pouch address is:

Elder Cory N. Trepanier
Honduras San Pedro Sula East Mission
POB 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150