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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

This past week has been crazy busy, but really awesome.

We finished up all the Christmas preparations and everything for the most part went really well. I got to speak with my family which was really awesome to see how everyone was doing and all the new things that were going on at home.

S and me

S and me

This past week we started teaching a new investigator. His name is S. He is 83 years old and has a strong desire to learn more about our message. He went to church for the first time this past week and loved it. By the way, he walks really fast for how old he is. He is always so happy when we come over and visit him. He told us, “You two are the nicest people that I have met.” I have thought about how basic his life is, how little he relies on the help of others, but when he receives help, how grateful he is. I think that we all need to have this same attitude. Be grateful for whatever happens and take life as it comes.

I love you all so much and hope that everyone has a great new year.

Elder Wagstaff

the view of where we ate

the view of where we ate

I probably had my favorite meal that I have had in Nicaragua today. It was really expensive [over $20], but really good. Tell everyone that gave me money [for Christmas] how grateful I was for this awesome meal. It was from a really fancy restaurant. I had filet mignon and chicken wings.

  • How have the last few days been? Things have been really good. This is going to be a next couple of crazy weeks, but really fun. [The mission is going on an excursion for a day for reaching their baptism goal for the year.] San Juan del Sur is going to be so crazy with all the preparations that we will have to do. The mission has over 2060 baptisms.
  • What have been the top highlights of 2015 for you? It has been a very good year. Top highlight: 1. Serving the Lord
  • How will you be celebrating the new year? Any specific goals for 2016? Just a normal day of working hard. Not any specific goals yet, I will have to make a few, but more than anything else, just work hard.
  • Do you want me to send you a calendar for 2016? Don’t really want a calendar because don’t want to think about the second half of the year. 🙂