Monday, June 27, 2016

Corinto and Realejo

Hey Family, thanks so much for the emails that you have sent and for all the support as always. This week was been really great. Lots of contacting and getting to know the port town of Corinto. 

 Super exciting news, Noel who Elder Sirrine and I were teaching since we started in Leon just got baptized this week. Even though I was not there for the baptism, it sure made me happy to hear that he was baptized. I know that some people just take more time than others to prepare. I love seeing the miracles that happen to people after they have felt the spirit in their lives. He is sure one of my favorite people I have thought in my mission. The other investigators that we left behind there are getting ready for baptism as well.

I did divisions this week in a place called Realejo between Corinto and Chinandega. I went with an Elder called Elder Gibbs from Georgia. It was really cool there, just a small little pueblo. Funny thing, someone was shipping their cows in a trailer full of cow poop. When we walked behind the trailer, the cow kicked back and flung a ton of the cow poop, caking elder Gibbs. Luckily he covered me from the crap, and he had extra clothes back at the house. Then we went to a child's baptism in Chinandega that he had been teaching the following morning. 

Corinto has had some record high tides over the past few weeks. Over the past ten years the beach on Corinto has receded about 500 meters back, its slowing dissolving away. Due to these high tides recently, lots of the people are having to find new places to live. Our lunch appointment Christen or Papa Gordo as we call him had to move their house this week, because the ledge down to their beach is creeping closer and closer to their house. We have helped them twice to move their house using a big cart to haul there belongings in. This morning we went with them. The attendance in church plummeted due to everyone working on their houses. There are some big waves here in Corinto, but no one really swims. There's actually a lot of people here that don't know how to swim quite ironically. 

Well, Corintos awesome! We have a member named Andres that goes and works with us for a lot of the days. He never goes to church alone either, he always brings his friends. The water is so pretty here, nice and blue. Its a little like paradise.

Today we played a bunch of goofy games  in Chinandega as a zone. Then we went and ate lunch with a few of the other missionaries. My really good friend Elder Walker is also in Chinandega! It's pretty sweet to for him to be in my zone again like back in the times in Puerto Cabezas. Love you guys so much!

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