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 30, 2015
el 30 de Noviembre
let´s be a little real, these past five weeks have flown by.
this could possibly be my last week with sister rodriguez.
aaah! so much to do, in so little time!
my companion and i are butting heads a little, but i have
figured out that it´s something that you do with all of
your companions. it´s not something that is preferable,
but it´s something that happens so that you get along
better. the more you talk through it, and the more that
you listen and apply your own words, the better received
your advice will be heard.
the greatest challenge this week... getting one of our
investigators to believe/understand that the word of
wisdom is not a play thing, it´s not something that we can
live when we want to, and that alcohol really is not
¨cleansing for your stomach¨ like we want it to be. sorry!
a tender mercy. we were able to work with our leaders
this week,and one of our visits was with a family. harold,
soliet, vanessa, and camilo with their little sister cristal
make me feel like i am on the other side of a missionary
visit with my family. absolutely positively, almost 100%
like home. best part, they came to church! all five!
what a blessing!!!
favorite person right now, hermana mariela. she is a return
missionary who helps us always with divisions and it´s so
nice to have some member support who actually knows
the lessons... i love working with the relief society sisters,
but it just isn´t the same some times...
a favorite scripture: john 21:15-17
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,
son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto
him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto
him, Feed my lambs.
He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas,