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, March 7, 2016
el 07 de Marzo 2016
first off, happy birthday mommy!
Today was a lot of fun, we went to Nandaime, Granada and had a lot of fun
playing kickball, SOFTBALL, and just rocking out to some (sshhhhh) Disney music.
It was a great day. We had lots of actual lunch meat sandwiches, Pringles, and Pepsi
for lunch. well played Elders, well played.
a favorite person this week, the zone leaders. they are always lots of help and
encouraging us, and it´s something that has been really interesting to see because
Elder Mataalii has literally been in the same zone and/or one of my leaders for my
entire mission. repeat, the 14 months (today, i complete them!), that i have been in
Nicaragua, we have been together. just so many things that have happened.
a tender mercy. we were able to find some really great new investigators, but
unfortunately none of them came to church. the opportunity to fast (for what could be
the last time) for el rosario was a humbling experience because we were able to see the
lord´s hand in it all. when we really do sacrifice it all, he can be there to help us along the
long and dusty paths of nicaragua.
a favorite scripture... which to choose.
::If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.::
let us not be moved like the waves of the sea.
goals for this week... i have to be better about giving less information in lessons. now that i
understand people, and have a relatively good grasp on the spanish language, i can express
all of those deep feelings that i have; and sometimes i information download instead of
explaining it effectively.
i love you all, and i can´t believe the time is flying by!