final week

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Holy Cow!!
This is my last P-Day before I head down south. We are leaving the CCM Monday at 2:30 in the morning!! It is going to be such a long day, but I am so stoked.

I am so pumped to finally head to Nicaragua. It seemed like I would never be leaving, but I am going to miss the CCM for sure. I have learned so much and I am now so much more prepared than I was when I left. The people here are amazing and I have met so many new people that are so awesome and who I would call my friends.

The language is still a struggle. I can get the basic idea of what people are saying, but it is so hard to communicate my thoughts and words that I want to speak. There are so many times when I am sitting through a lesson and I want to say this, but I have to say something that is so much more basic. I find I often repeat myself. I wish I was so much farther ahead. I guess that means that I have to work that much harder. But, I have faith that if I keep trying my best and giving it my all, that the Lord will prepare a way for me to learn what I need to learn.

I am really excited to meet my mission president and the people of Nicaragua. I dont feel like I am ready to leave, but I am so excited to. I want to meet the people of Nicaragua and learn to love them. That is probably the thing I am most excited for right now is to learn to love them and teach real people and make their lives better through the gospel. I truly have a testimony that the gospel does make your life better.

This past week I watched a Mormon Message titled, “The Hope of God´s Light.” It is one of my favorites and would highly recommend watching it.

Here’s a link to the video: 

https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2014-07-006-the-hope-of-gods-light?category=mormon-messages/mormon-messages-2014&lang=eng

This whole mission thing still feels like a dream. I have been waiting my whole life for this oppurtunity and it is finally here. It is a wierd feeling.
It’s not perfect spanish but…

Yo se que la Iglesia es verdadero. Yo se que familias son eternos. Yo se que Jesucristo es nuesto Salvador. Yo se que el Libro de Mormon es verdadero. Yo se que Dios es amoroso. Soy muy animado por la oppurtunidad a servir El Senor. En el nombre de Jesucristo Amen.

Another hair cut

Another hair cut

CCM Life

CCM Life

Love you all and hope you have a great week!!!

-Elder Wagstaff

 

PS – In case you don’t speak Spanish, here is basically what Elder Wagstaff said:

I know that the Church is true. I know that families are eternal. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that God is loving. I am very encouraged by the opportunity to serve the Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.