service

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It has been another great week here in Nicaragua.
We have had a lot of teaching experiences and a lot of chances to help people understand why we are really here.
One of the great ways that I have learned to help others come unto Christ is though service.
This week we had to the opportunity to give service to one of our investigators that we are teaching. She mentioned that she need help moving some dirt to a different part of her yard. When we got there we realized that it was not dirt. It was gravel, which made things a little bit harder. As we were shoveling we were sweating so much. I honestly don’t think I have sweat so much in my entire life. We were soaked!! As we continued to work, we realized that they didn’t really have a set plan of what they were going to do with the rocks. As we shoveled and shoveled we realized that they were coming up with a plan in that very moment. It was funny to see them try to put a vision together of what they wanted done. I learned two things: First, the importance of making plans and second, how hot and humid this country really is. But it was an awesome experience and I was very grateful for the opportunity to serve.
Love you all and hope you all have a great week.

Elder Wagstaff

  • How are you? What is new in the city of Managua? I’m good, things are good. Managua is still alive and running.
  • What has made your week great? What has been a challenge? What is something you love about Managua? What is something you could do without? I have been very grateful for the little things like people taking the time to listen. The challenge has been the fact that people don’t understand the importance of our commitments or do understand them but won’t complete. I love the fact that for the most part the weather is really nice. But also (don’t love that) there are a lot of drunk people in the streets.
  • What have you done today? Today we played basketball. It was way fun. We did a pick up game in the park and played some local Nicaraguans.
  • How are the Nica teenagers similar and different to American teenagers? Really I feel like they are not that different…just the language, obviously. Even though I am thousands of miles away, there is a lot in common.