killer week

Tuesday, March 7, 2016

Another awesome week here in Nicaragua.

This past week it has been another testimony strengthener about the importance of prayer.

This week I have learned more about the importance of specific prayer. We have been trying to find a lot of new investigators and we have been trying really hard to find those people who are just waiting to hear the gospel. This past week as we were contacting an area pretty much in the middle of nowhere we found a man that was really excited to hear our message. This area is all dirt roads and is really dusty. This man went to church and loved to hear what we had to say. He is very excited to learn how the Gospel will change his life.

I challenge you all to make your prayers more personal and strengthen the relationship that you have with our Heavenly Father.

Love you all,

Elder Wagstaff

Misión Consejo con Elder y Hermana Ochoa 26 Febrero 2016

Misión Consejo con Elder y Hermana Ochoa
26 Febrero 2016

For the next few weeks, we are going to post a few comparisons of life in Nicaragua as a missionary vs life as Elder Wagstaff remembers it in his home town. This week’s category is “food.”

CATEGORY:

FOOD and FLAVOR

…IN NICARAGUA: …IN K-TOWN:

What is the…?

…most common food or basic meal?

  -breakfast: rice and beans

-lunch: chips and bread

-dinner: rice, beans, chicken or pb&j

-drink: coke

-dessert: doesn’t really exist

-breakfast: cereal

-lunch: sandwich

-dinner: anything

-drink: milk

-dessert: brownie

…best thing to drink on a hot day?

Water

Gatorade

…most common ingredient?

Oil

Sugar

…most common fruits and veggies?

Oranges

Rice and beans

Strawberries

Carrots

…most common seasoning or flavor?

 Salt

Still salt

…something you love to eat when you are hungry?

Pinguinos

(like hostess cupcakes)

Anything in the fridge

…strangest thing you have eaten?

Chicken guts

Snail

…best restaurant in the area?

Pizza 2 Go

Arbys

How are most foods prepared or cooked? (fridge/pantry to plate, oven, stovetop, bbq, microwave, fire pit, etc.)

Stovetop

Everything

What utinsels do you most commonly eat with? (knife, fork, spoon, hands…)

 Fork

Fork

Can you drink water from the tap?

 Yes

Yes

What does an average kitchen look like? Are they inside or outside?

Mix of both

(inside and outside)

Always inside

How casual or formal are meals? (sit down, fully set table, on the run, etc.)

 Sit down, on the run, set up

 Sit down

What holiday has the best food associated with it?

New Years or Christmas

Thanksgiving

What food will you miss or do you miss the most?

 Gallo pinto

BBQ and berries