Monday, March 9, 2015
So this week was another great week.
I feel like this week was way too short. I feel 24 hours is not enough time here in the mission field.
This week I had a few cool experiences. One thing that I have learned is the importance of the ward members in this work. There are so many people that are out there waiting to hear the Gospel. One appointment that we had this week was such a cool experience. On Sunday, we got a reference from a member. We visited this reference later in the week and I feel like she is so ready. We got to her house and just started talking, getting to know her. Before we even started the lesson, she already had questions about the important principles, such as baptism. It was a way awesome lesson and she is now one of our most positive investigators.
We are also teaching a girl named J right now. She is 14 years old and she is so excited to be baptized. We have had so much help from the ward members with her also. She is such an awesome person.
There is also a speed bump right in front of our house that for whatever reason people can’t see very well. They often see it last second and we have seen a few cars catch a little bit of air. It is hilarious.
Everything is going great down here and I’m still learning so much.
Have a great week.
- What do you miss about your previous areas? The thing I miss most about my previous areas is the people, for sure. It’s funny that when I tell people I served in Sandino, they always are super shocked or say some comment like, “That stinks.” But I loved it, the people are awesome!
- What do you like most about your current area? The thing I like most about my current area is the diversity. I have heard that this is one of the richest areas in Nica, but there are also houses that are basically tin shacks.
- What have you done today? It has been pretty chill. We just went to the store and bought stuff for the week, came back and washed some laundry by hand because our laundry lady can’t wash our garments, cleaned our house, etc.
- How do you wash your clothes by hand? Do you have a big sink or do you use buckets? We use buckets and then just rinse them out.
- Do you have a kitchen in your place? Do you ever cook your own food or snacks? We have a fridge, but that is about it. I eat a lot of sandwiches.
- Are you able to eat out a little more often? Do you still have a lady that cooks meals for you? Ya, about once a week we go to Subway or something. We have a lady that cooks us lunch every day.
- We got your pics this week in the mail. Is the picture with the bird one from Sandino? Was it a wild bird or someone’s pet? Ya, it was in Sandino. It is actually a pet of one of our investigators, 2 twins and their sister. I found out that they got baptized a few weeks after I left the area. I’m trying to get my camera back from the sisters in our district because I let them use it for a baptism they had, because they don’t have one. One of the sisters got her appendix out this week, so it’s been hard to find a time to get it back.
- What is the weather doing? It looks like it’s heating up. Are you sweating buckets? It’s been hot as usually, but it’s rained a few times this week.
- How is your health? Are you exercising every day? My health is good. I have had a hard time exercising in the mornings because I’m so tired, but that’s a goal I have this week.
- What’s the nicest car you’ve seen? In this area I’ve seen some nice cars like Mercedes, a ton of Toyotas, but I think the nicest car I have seen is a Viper. Also, I loved seeing the WRX, of course. Not a ton of nice cars.
- How much interaction do you have with Pres. Russell? Every once in a while I’ll get to see him. I saw him this week because we had a DL meeting, but not very often.
- How is the language coming? Spanish is going a little bit at a time. Gave a talk this week and it went ok.