another great week in paradise

September 15, 2014

I am always hot here. I am sweating so much and I always feel like I am sticky. The humidity here is so crazy. When I first stepped off the plane, I felt like I couldn`t breathe. But I know pretty soon I will be used to it.

This week for our service, we cleaned out a half drained pool. It was so much work and so tiring. The water was terrible. But I love giving service.

Today was like Christmas for me. We got to go to McDonalds!!! It was so good. Even though I’ve only been in Nica for 2 weeks, I already miss American food. It was so nice to eat something real.

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real american food

Nobody here can get my name right. For whatever reason ‘Wagstaff’ is the hardest name in the world here. When I introduce myself they begin to say my name and then just start laughing. It’s pretty entertaining. So a lot of people in the ward just call me ‘Elder What`s Up’.

This week I had the amazing experience of witnessing my first baptism here. The girl’s name is Ashley and it was such a spiritual experience. I felt the spirit so amazingly strong. It is such a great experience to see families becoming closer through the gospel. I know that this gospel is true and it blesses lives, that through this gospel families become stronger. It’s these kind of experiences that make the hard days so worth it.

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ashley’s baptism

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I love my mission and there is no other place in the world I would rather be.

With Love,

-Elder What`s Up

 

Mom – I am so so happy to get your email! I loved it! How are you?

A – Things are great. I got the letter this week on 9-10.

Mom – Yay! You got the written ones? From all of us?

How are your nights? Are you able to sleep with the heat?

A – Yes the written one.

The nights are ok because we have fans.

Mom – That’s good. I mailed four letters…one from each of us.

How are the mosquitoes? Liz saw a huge, fast spider in the road last night. It looked like a tarantula, but with longer legs. How is the other wildlife?

A – I haven’t really seen much. We have lizards in our house but they’re good because they eat all the bugs. But it really isn’t bad where I am staying. I pretty much am staying in the ritz of nicaragua.

Mom – Wow! Send a pic of your interior. I’d love to see more.

How is the language coming?

A – This is my last email, but I will for sure take pics and send them. The language is slow but I know I just need to work harder.

Love you so much.

Remind me to talk about my camera next week. It’s not a big deal and everything is fine.

Love, your son