the work

Monday, April 20, 2015

So, this week I have grown to appreciate the importance of telling the truth.

I feel like this area, especially, people feel like they can’t tell you “no.” So, when you commit someone to church or to complete with some other commitment, they always seem to say, “Well, of course I will.” That can make Sunday mornings very hard; going from door to door, trying to get people to go to church with you; people coming up with lame excuses, hiding in their house (even though you can see them – haha).

But, we are working with an investigator named F. He is awesome!! Last week he told us that he couldn’t go to church that week, but he will go the next week. When someone says this, it usually means that they will never go to church with you. So we explained the importance of the church and continued to teach him. This week he said, “Ya, I will go with you guys this week.” As we were passing by other people it was hard because it seemed like nobody wanted to go. When we passed by his house he was all ready to go. YES. It is so nice when someone actually keeps their word.

This week my camera got stolen. I’m not exactly sure where or when it happened, but I think someone grabbed it out of my backpack when I was riding on the crowded bus.

This week I also got served chicken guts. My comp asked what it was and the lady said some weird name. My comp didn’t know what it was either, so we continued to eat. About half way through the meal, my comp said, “OH, I KNOW WHAT IT IS!” I told him not to tell me until after I was done eating. It was a funny experience.

Well, this was my week. I love you all so much! Have a great week!

Elder Wagstaff

  • Anyone we can specifically pray about for you? S. She is a mom of a recent convert and she is struggling to get an answer.
  • Have you heard any follow up from the family in Sandino? Did the dad end up getting baptized? Last time I talked to my comp he said that the papers are almost done and he is getting really close. But that was a few months ago, so I have no idea.
  • Anything we can do for you? Anything you need? Just make a Skype account for me and think about what time you all want to do it. (Mother’s Day call.)
  • Is there any food that you are starting to dislike at this point? The rice seems a little harder to get down. I can’t eat as much as I once could at the beginning of my mission. This week we basically ate chicken guts. That was kind of gross.