It is a POW day. It was like 85 to 90 degrees but for the mission it was a pow day. We had 2 baptisms on Saturday so that was sweet. We got them married and baptized it was 2 investigators named Bladimir and Fatima. They are super cool and have 1 kid, a little girl. They are in the same family as the 2 little girls we baptized and the older lady Patrona so that was super cool. The whole family are members now except one guy that we only see sometimes, but isn’t interested at all. He always leaves when we come but he went to the baptism and the whole time I was telling him that he is the next one. Maybe he will see the example of his family and become more receptive to the gospel later, that would be cool.
This week was changes or transfers. Me and my comp thought I was going to change because that’s what usually happens when you finish training but my comp got changes. During the changes I was working with elder Elison. He is even newer than me. We went into the very back of our area to find this family but I took the wrong way and couldn’t find the house. I was like well God sent us to this neighborhood for a reason so let’s contact around and we’ll find someone. We didn’t just find someone, we found every one. We got 2 families, super cool super good families, 2 families of 5. They’re all super cool. One of the families came to church on Sunday, the other’s mom was in the hospital with the 2 kids so they didn’t go to church. But they will next week because they are super positive so I’m stoked.
Our area is blowing up. We also have 3 more baptisms lined up for next Saturday so that is way cool it’s the kids that came to General Conference. Missionary work is super cool I love it out here. This place could use a little snow but other than that this place is the chilliest.
My new comps are cool. I got 2, one named Elder Roney and one named Elder Mazariegos. They are super cool. Roney is from Cali and he just finished 6 months in the office. Mazariegos is a recent convert from Guatemala and he only has one change left in the mission and he has also only been a member for 3 years. He was only a member for a year before he went on his mission. That’s some dedication. He is cool and knows the scriptures way well. They are good comps. We are going to do some good work here in Juigalpa. We have a little house so that part is kinda hard now that we have 3 people, but Roney is from the office so he has some connections. When me and him went to Managua so he could do a leadership training, we got 2 more fans and they shipped us a new bed on a bus. We already had an extra mattress, so Mazariegos sleeps on 2 of the old ones stacked and it’s actually pretty chill.
The mission is dope and I’m loving it in Juigalpa. Today I got the food to make PB and J’s so I’m stoked. I also got some cereal cause it was a good deal so I’m stoked.
Well that’s about it. I’m stoked about the area and what the future is going to bring. Here is my letter to the mission prez. I had to copy it cause the computer was broken but maybe it is more spiritual than this and it’s about our investigators so if ya want to know about that, instead of writing it twice, I’ll just put it here. The prez is super cool. He is a skier. He is also way rich so he has a house like 40 yards away from First Time at PC. He was telling me about it. He’s a cool guy.
This week was good. I would say that this is what you could call good Powder week for the mission. On Tuesday night the forecast wasn’t showing a good report but Wednesday turned out to be the start of a huge dump that would culminate with a killer pow day on Saturday.
It all started on Wednesday when I was working with Elder Elison. We were looking for a family but I couldn’t find the right area so we were in the far part of the area in the wrong spot. We looked around for a second and I was like, well this isn’t the right spot. but God got us here so there must be someone to find. We didn’t just find someone, we found everyone. We found one really positive lady and put a date with her and we found another family we just contacted and put a time to come back. When we came back we put dates with a family of 5. The other lady’s name is Marie. We put a date with all four of her kids. They are all really positive, so that was way cool.
The best part of missionary work is when you can see when you are a tool in God’s hand and he leads you to people he prepared and to see them accept the gospel its way cool. On Saturday we had 2 baptisms of our investigators named Bladimir and Fatima. It has been a treat to watch them progress. They are related to and live in the same house as 3 of our other recent converts. When we first started teaching them they both agreed that they wanted to be baptized and that the church was important. But they were having problems with the prospect of getting married and they decide that they were going to separate. Seeing a couple with a small child, we didn’t really like that idea. We tried to teach them the importance of family and we finally got them to agree to get married and because Fatima didn’t have any papers it was hard to do, but it was worth it. They are a super happy family now and when they are baptized they are going to be good members. I’m really excited about that.
Thanks a ton for my new companions they are super good, hard working missionary and they are teaching me a lot. I’m really excited to see us figure out our grove and really get some good work done in this area. Right now we need to work on how to teach with a companionship of 3. It’s a little different and sometimes the lessons go longer, but we are figuring it out. I know that we are going to do some good work in this area. Time here is flying and I’m exited to see what the future brings