i have been called to serve a mission for the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints for eighteen months in the nicaragua managua south mission. my family has agreed to post my weekly emails here, as well as any comments or posts they wish to add.
Monday, November 9, 2015
el 9 de Noviembre
this week i can write you a letter, because i have a basis of questions again.
this week i did survive. it's so amazing here. the climate is fresh, and although
the sun is still piercing, it's accompanied by a nice wind, so it's not too bad.
my new companion is from honduras, so there's another country to add to
the companion map! we have found quite a few new investigators in the
same general area of el rosario, but i would like to go adventuring into the
other suburbs of el rosario to meet and activate converts, less actives and
find new investigators that way. we'll see how it goes.
my favorite person this week is hermanita rubi. she is the sister of a less
active we baptized this weekend and she's the cutest. her mom is super
supportive and she's kind of the next heart to change, and just, aahh! i
love this ward! everyone is just so ready to come and help us do anything.
thursday we did divisions twice, one time with about twenty minutes of
a favorite scripture is a little bit harder to put my finger on. lets go with
one in doctrine and covenants 33:8-12
::Open your mouths and they shall be filled, and you shall become even
as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness. Yea,
open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves
upon your backs, for lo, I am with you. Yea, open your mouths and they
shall be filled, saying: Repent, repent, and prepare ye the way of the Lord,
and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; Yea,
repent and be baptized, every one of you, for a remission of your sins;
yea, be baptized even by water,and then cometh the baptism of fire and
of the Holy Ghost. Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel;
and remember that they shall have faith in me or they can in nowise be
our biggest challenge this weekend was getting and placing fechas. for
some reason the time just got away from us, and before we knew it, it
was eight oclock and we were short two fechas and a couple of lessons...
something a little bit difficult to recuperate.
a tender mercy... divisions with members. and returned sister missionaries.
it's so nice to be in a ward where there are four return sister missionaries.
they are still red hot with the desire to go out and preach the gospel, so
there are so willing to drop everything on a dime and help. they under-
stand the lessons and know how to be pushy and how to be nice.
some goals for this week... make it through the quincena with only 60
cords. that's right. we get money on saturday and i only have 60 cords
left. here we go penny pinching! this is what college taught me!
a picture of
and hermana quezada,
the other two sisters
in our district. we had
lunch today so of course
we took some crazy
i love you all
OH! The picture of the old lady... This is Hermana Maria Antonia, the first member of the church here in El Rosario. She's 92 years old, and still going strong. So for all of you with a bad day, think of Dueña Antonia.