Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Hot Semana Santa

Hola Familia, this is the week that the people have been talking about for a long time. The Holy Week! They celebrate the whole week and not just one day like us, how cool! But the reason they have been talking about it a lot is because this is supposed to be the hottest week of the year, and man are we feeling it. It is always hot, but lately it is especially warmer than usual. Just have to wait two more months though for the rain to come. We had an activity today, which was really fun. We played some crazy games with our zone, hermanas vs elderes! It was really fun to do something different for a change.
Well, nothing else is changing so I guess this is my email for the week. Thanks for all your support, and love you all so much!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Reunion North and South

     This week was really cool. On Tuesday we had a meeting as a whole country. All the missionaries from north and south congregated in Waspan! (Sad for us only 20 minutes away), but was really cool anyway. The second councilor of the Presiding Bishopric, President Davy, talked to us. His talk was really simple, but very nice. He talked about finding answers to all of life’s questions by reading the scriptures. 

     Not much new this week, but here is a really cool experience. We have an investigator named Mois├ęs Jesus.  He is 19 years old and is so cool. We contacted him a month ago in the street, and found out that he lives in the south mission about an hour away, but he has come to our church in Ciudad Jarding three times in the past four weeks! What a baller!  Just from a contact!  I want to baptise him, but he has had no lessons and the bishop says that he needs to be baptised in his own ward where he lives. Well, we will see where this goes. We don’t have many other investigators progressing super fast, but all is good.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Viejita bautisma

Well, I learned a very important lesson this week in missionary work and in life.  Always fill the baptism font as full as possible. Since the other elders left the area, they left an investigator who we have been
teaching for a while. This lady is named Maria and is 83 years old, but she wanted to be baptised! I was a little scared that her baptism would be problematic due to age, and it turned out to be a super comical seen.

First off, the baptismal font was not completely full, but almost full. The priest from the ward tried to baptise her, but she was scared to fall backward into the water. So then we brought a chair for her to sit
in to tip the chair backwards to baptise her, but her feet rose up and we could not do it. So then we brought a smaller chair (like from the primary) and we could still not do it. Luckily my district leader told
me to always bring spare white pants to the baptisms in case of something like this. So I had to go in and help the priest baptise the old lady.

We ended up having her float on her back, and then we both submerged her! It was definitely comical, but she was baptised! Then luckily she went the next day for her confirmation. I will attach a photo of her and the priest that baptised her. 

 That’s my story for the week, always fill the pool to the max, because it is deceiving to tell how deep it is otherwise! No other funny stories this week. This P day was really relaxed, just shopping for food and
got haircuts. 

Thanks for all the support you give me. Love you all so much, and have a great week!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dog attack from Nicaragua!

Hey family and friends, doing good here in Nicaragua, the time is sure going by fast, but at times not fast enough. This week we had a bit of success and a lot of really cool stuff happened. 
First off, when I was on divisions with our zone leader, a really tall Polynesian named Elder Harris, we were walking in my area on a the way to an appointment, when we passed a dog wandering the streets with a muzzle around his mouth. After we passed by the dog, it turned around and followed us without us knowing. Then, it crept up and tried to bite me on my heel, but couldn’t becaus

e it had a muzzle, so it was more like trying to nibble me.  Anyway, I was pretty shocked and was going to kick the dog, when a woman yelled at us not to worry and that the dog was not going to hurt us, all the time trying to bite us.  

A great thing about this week was that we had a bunch of investigators in church due to the help of a lot of returned missionaries in our ward. It was really nice to have some success, and we have some really promising investigators.

Today we played capture the flag with water balloons at the church grounds which was really fun. After wards we went to eat Mexican food which was super good.

Some things about Nicaragua...... Lots of dogs wandering around, people ask for money everywhere, and people are super friendly. They listen to a guy named Romeo Santos all of the time! His songs are very popular and are actually pretty good. 

That’s all for this week, thanks for all you guys do for me, love you all a ton! Have a great week!

Here are some pictures of my comp and I, I am a little burned from today, and also a pic of a street we walk across at least four times a day!