one month in nica

October 6, 2014

So I’ve been in Nica for offically one month!!!

This time thing is super weird. I don’t know if it’s been a super long time or if I just got off the plane in Mexico. It’s crazy.

So this week has been great. I had a really weird experience about 2 am last night. I woke up super stressed. I think I had a dream last night that I was teaching someone or that I was tracting or something because when I woke up I felt like I needed to be doing something. It was so terrible. It took me a while to calm myself down and tell myself that I wasn’t wasting my time sleeping. It was so bizarre.

I loved General Conference.
So our mission president made a rule that you have to have at least 4 investigators in a conference session to watch. So Saturday morning we went to pick our investigators up and we didn’t have much luck. We ended up with only 2 investigators in the first session. So me and my comp went looking for people to try to bring in to the conference. We came across a group of boys that were playing basketball. We tried and tried to get them to come with us. We decided to say that if we play a quick game and beat them that they had to come to the next session. So my comp and I played them and obviously won. It was weird because I never thought in my whole life that I would be playing basketball during general conference on my mission. Kind of funny.

We luckily got to watch the rest of the conferences. I got to watch the Priesthood session and the 3rd session in English!! I really enjoyed the talk by Henry B. Erying in the 3rd session. I truly feel like it was an answer to my prayers. And of course, I loved the words of our Prophet.

This week we had an awesome experience with one of our investigators. We were contacting on the street and we came across a man of about 70. We started talking with him and invited him to church this week. He said that he couldn’t because he had to work because he just crashed his car and it would cost about 300 cords (cordobas) to fix. We explained that if he came to church that he would be blessed. He showed up to church. A few days later he got a slip for a lottery ticket for 1200 cords. He truly believes that God blessed him. The moral to this story is not to go out and buy a lottery ticket and go to church, but to have faith that when you are obiedient you will be blessed.

I know that God is in our life and blesses us.
Hope everyone had a great conference weekend!!!!
Love you all so much,
-Elder Wagstaff


Mom – Hey! Sounds like things are going well. Sorry about your dream last night. You also were in a dream I had last night. Maybe you had anxiety because of my dream. Haha.

Any word on your camera?

A – no go on the camera

Mom – Ok. We will send you a new one. We will mail it to the mission home.

Turns out our water usage is down. Two months in a row! haha. I wonder why?

How has your day been? Are you set up in zones and districts?

A – good we painted a house for pday today. set up in zone of managua, district of lp

Mom – What color was the paint?

Do you know how long you will stay in lp?

A – white

till at least end of november around thanksgiving

Mom – That’s good you get to be there for a little bit.

Do you cook most of your meals or how does that work? Also, how is the laundry situation working out? Who does your laundry?

A – we have someone cook lunch and do our laundry

but the food here is all fried or cooked in oil

Mom – Wow! Sounds like a bit harsh for the digestive track.

Do you have any pics for this week?

What is the funniest thing that has happened this last week?

A – no pics this week, sorry

Mom – That’s ok. Can you print your emails and read them later or do you have to read them at the church?

A – I think i can print them but am honestly still trying to figure things out.

hey i met someone in our ward that is going to utah tomorrow she offered to take a letter are you ok with that

Mom – Of course! That would be great! Thank her for bringing the letter. Is she going back to Nica? Could I send a camera back with her? Anything we can send you or that you need?

A – ya i think so…

only a backpack like i told dad but that doesn’t need to be until christmas and its kind of a big item to take. im not sure if it will work out but i will talk to her today.

let you know how it goes next week.

got to go now

love you so much